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Monthly Renaissance | Al-Mawrid

Renaissance | February - 2011

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

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Shackled in the Bazaar March

Administrator Issue: February 2011

  Rhyme and Reason       The tearful eye, the soul distressed, suffice not Indictment for love suppressed, a price not Today, with shackled feet, in the bazaar march!   With hands spread, dance in your trance, march! To bloody clothes ‘n dusty head, not a glance, march! Awaits the whole town pe

The Prophet’s Time for Zuhr Prayers during Summers and Winters

Moiz Amjad Issue: February 2011

  Hadīth   روي أنه كان قدر صلاة رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم الظهر في الصيف ثلاثة أقدام إلى خمسة أقدام وفي الشتاء خمسة أقدام إلى سبعة أقدام. It is narrated that the approximate time of the Prophet’s zuhr prayer was

Materials and Surfaces Used for Writing the Qur’ān

Dr. Shehzad Saleem Issue: February 2011

  Qur’ān   Sources mention various surfaces on which Qur’ānic revelations were recorded in the times of the Prophet (sws). These surfaces can be classified into the following: 1. Saddle Wood 2. Stone Tablets 3. Bone Tablets 4. Leather 5. Parchments 6. Leaves, Branches, Trunks and the Bark of Palm Trees

Sūrah Ma‘ārij (Part 1/2)

Imam Amin Ahsan Islahi Issue: February 2011

  Qur’ānic Exegesis     Central Theme and Relationship with the Previous Sūrah This sūrah is the counterpart of Sūrah Hāqqah, the previous sūrah. There is no basic difference in the central themes of the two: warning people of the Day of Judgement and the punishment that they will face on that day. The appare

Sūrah Ma‘ārij (Part 2/2)

Imam Amin Ahsan Islahi Issue: February 2011

  Qur’ānic Exegesis   فَمَالِ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا قِبَلَكَ مُهْطِعِينَ عَنِ الْيَمِينِ وَعَنِ الشِّمَالِ عِزِينَ أَيَطْمَعُ كُلُّ امْرِئٍ مِّنْهُمْ أَن يُدْخَلَ جَنَّةَ نَعِيمٍ (36-38)[25

The Beard and Isbāl-i Izār

Javed Ahmad Ghamidi Issue: February 2011

Men have been known to keep beards. The Prophet (sws) too had kept one. If someone among his followers keeps it to express his affiliation to him or merely to follow his ways, then this indeed is a very blessed practice. However, keeping a beard is no directive of religion. Hence if a person does not keep a beard, it cannot be said that he is eva

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