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Monthly Renaissance | Al-Mawrid

Renaissance | August - 2011

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


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Lesbianism and Islam

Asif Iftikhar Issue: August 2011

Queries        Question: The Qur’ān alludes to condemnation of male homosexuality, but does not prohibit lesbianism. Is this argument sound? Also, there is no legal punishment prescribed for homosexuality (and definitely not for lesbianism) in the Qur’ān or Sunnah. Am I right? Moreover, is not any punish
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Surah Waqi‘ah (Part 1/2)

Imam Amin Ahsan Islahi Issue: August 2011

Qur’ānic Exegesis (Translated from Tadabbur-i Qur’a#nby Shehzad Saleem)   Central Theme and Relationship with the Previous Sūrahs This is the seventh sūrah of this group and on it ends its Makkan sūrahs. It summarizes the whole discussion regarding reward and punishment mentioned from Sūrah Qāf till Sūrah Rahmā
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Surah Waqi‘ah (Part 2/2)

Imam Amin Ahsan Islahi Issue: August 2011

Qur’ānic Exegesis (Translated from Tadabbur-i Qur’a#nby Shehzad Saleem)    ثُمَّ إِنَّكُمْ أَيُّهَا الضَّالُّونَ الْمُكَذِّبُونَ (51) لَآكِلُونَ مِن شَجَرٍ مِّن زَقُّومٍ (52) فَمَالِؤُونَ مِنْهَا الْبُطُونَ (53
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Reason and Revelation

Dr. Shehzad Saleem Issue: August 2011

Editorial   It is generally believed in our religious circles that the teachings and directives of Islam only appeal to our emotions and sentiments; they do not address our intellect and as such they have to be accepted and obeyed without question about the logic and philosophy behind them. The Asharites, the largest school of Muslim dia
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