Renaissance Monthly Journal
Renaissance | January - 2012
A monthly journal promoting research and original thinking in the light of the original sources of Islam.
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Dr Mustansir Mir /DrShehzad Saleem
Al-Farāhī was born in 1863 in Phriha (hence the name al-Farāhī), a small village in Azamgarh district (Uttar Pardesh, India). He was a cousin of the famous theologian-historian Shiblī Nu‘mānī (d. 1914), from whom he learnt Arabic. He studied Arabic literature withFayd al-H
The past two centuries have also witnessed intense research activity by western scholars on the origins, provenance and collection of the Qur’ān. Their views have been subject to various approaches depending upon the Zeitgeist concurrent with their period. However, the Western accounts of the collection of the Qur&rsq
Traditional Muslim scholars are of the view that the Qur’ān was preserved both through memorization and in writing as soon as its revelation began. The Prophet (sws) himself would be the first to commit a revelation to memory after archangel Gabriel brought it to him. He would then declare the revelation and instruct
To the Muslims, the Qur’ān is the final of the series of divine scriptures revealed by the Almighty; after the Old and New Testaments, it is the Final Testament. As the ipsissima verbum of God, they believe that they have with them its urtext without the slightest of alteration.
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