Renaissance Monthly Journal
Renaissance | September - 2010
A monthly journal promoting research and original thinking in the light of the original sources of Islam.
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Travelling alone in a journey is a very revealing experience. It reminds us that man is in fact alone in his voyage on this earth. His only companion is God, and his only solace in this journey is the time he spends in God’s remembrance. A living relationship with God gives him the piece of mind in the humdrum of th
Al-‘Uqaylī records: in the opinion of Yahyā ibn Ma‘īn, he is laysa bi shay’ and his narratives are nothing not even worth a penny and at another place he has called him da‘īf. ‘Abdullāh ibn Ahmad ibn Hanbal heard his father say that Ayyūb ibn ‘Utbah’s narratives fr
A narrative informs us that the sūrahs of the Qur’ān have been arranged in a certain sequence: First the seven long sūrahs called the sab‘ tiwāl,then the mi’īn sūrahs, then the mathānī and the mufassal at the end.
In this article, the authenticity of this narrative s
Question: In some of your articles in this journal you have referred to various usages of the word rusul in the Qur’ān. Can you please explain for me its literal meaning as well as the one when it is used as a term?
Answer: The word الّرُسُل (al-rusul) is a
Central Theme and relationship with the Preceding Sūrah
This sūrah is a supplement to Sūrah Jumu‘ah, the previous sūrah at the end of which the weakness found in certain people was unveiled. These people claimed to profess faith, yet were so occupied in their worldly benefits and business interests