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Monthly Renaissance | Al-Mawrid

Renaissance | May - 2010

A monthly journal promoting research and original thinking in the light of the original sources of Islam.


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Subject Matter of the Holy Qur’ān

Javed Ahmad Ghamidi Issue: May 2010

Editorial (Translated from Maqāmāt by Tariq Mahmood Hashmi)   A very basic fact regarding the Holy Qur’ān – one that can be very easily detected by a more general reader of the book- is that it introduces propositions, believing in which and meeting the requirements entailed by such a belief decide the question
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Authoritativeness of the Akhbar-i Ahad

Imam Amin Ahsan Islahi Issue: May 2010

Hadīth (Translated from Mabādī Tadabbur-i Hadīth by Tariq Mahmood Hashmi)   The ḥadīth literature basically consists of individual-to-individual reports (akhbār-i āḥād). It is, therefore, necessary for us to properly grasp the issue of the authenticity of akhbār-i āḥād. The extraordinary importance the Ḥadīth
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A Passionate Preacher of the Qur’an passes away!

Dr. Shehzad Saleem Issue: May 2010

Obituary (Written on the demise of Dr Isrār Ahmad)   Dr Isrār Ahmad died in his sleep in the wee hours of 14th of April. The angel of death took him away from this world after he had spent almost eight decades in it. The restless soul which stirred the hearts of millions now rests peacefully till the time the trumpet is blown to h
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Animal Sacrifice

Dr. Shehzad Saleem Issue: May 2010

Queries        Question: What is the philosophy of animal sacrifice? Can we spend in charity instead?      Answer: There are many things which must not be taken on their face value; they seem to have a deeper significance and philosophy. They symbolize certain realities and are not an end in
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When one is Late in Joining the Congregational Prayers…

Moiz Amjad Issue: May 2010

Hadīth (This write-up has been prepared by the Hadīth Cell of Jāved Ahmad Ghāmidīwhich includes Moiz Amjad, Izhār Ahmad, Muhammad Aslam Najmi and Kaukab Shehzad)   روي أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم قال:إذا جئتم إلى الصلاة ونحن سجود فاسجدوا ولا
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Sūrah Muzzammil

Imam Amin Ahsan Islahi Issue: May 2010

Quranic Exegesis (Translated from Tadabbur-i Qur’ān by Shehzad Saleem)   Central Theme and Relationship with the Previous Sūrah This sūrah and the one following it – Sūrah Muddaththir – are very similar to another. The same mood pervades them and together they form a pair. Most exegetes regard them to be ver
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Brief Introduction to the Contents

Administrator Issue: May 2010

In this Issue…     Subject Matter of the Holy Qur’ān a   Sūrah Muzzammil This is a commentary of Sūrah Muzzamil by Amīn Ahsan Islāhī. He quite masterfully employs his command of Arabic language to divulge the message of the sūrah. He has differed at certain points with the received interpr
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