Renaissance Monthly Journal
Renaissance | August - 2010
A monthly journal promoting research and original thinking in the light of the original sources of Islam.
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(Translated from Maqāmāt by Shehzad Saleem)
Amongst the various marvels of science and the facilities it has afforded humankind in the last two centuries one extraordinary thing is organ transplantation. Through surgery a defective organ of a person can be replaced with a healthy one belonging to some other person. Th
(Tr. by Shehzad Saleem)
After the prayer and zakāh, the fast is the next important worship ritual of Islam. In the Arabic language, the word used for it is صَوْم (sawm), which literally means “to abstain from something” and “to give up something”. As a term of the Islamic sharī‘
What is the Forbidden Tree?
Question: At many places, the Qur’ān mentions the forbidden tree with regard to Adam and Eve. I have heard many views about it. Some say that it is the olive tree and some say that it is the tree of good and evil. Please explain.
It is reported in some narratives that there were three scribes who would deliberately alter the revelation dictated to them by the Prophet (sws). The most prominent among them is ‘Abdullāh ibn Sa‘d ibn Abī Sarah. Al-Wāqidī (d. 207 AH) records:
قَالُوا: وَكَانَ عَبْدُ ال
Central Theme and Structural Coherence
A reflection on the contents of this sūrah shows that it has deep resemblance with Sūrah Wāqi‘ah of the previous group. Thus for example:
--- Both substantiate the Day of Judgement and portray the horrors of that Day.
--- Both mention the details of the fat