Renaissance Monthly Journal
Renaissance | March - 2015
A monthly journal promoting research and original thinking in the light of the original sources of Islam.
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Rhyme & Reason
I saw some silent faces
Forlorn in their graces
Inflicted with tragedies
Discarded by families
Haggard and woebegone
How will they carry on?
Yet they were cordial
In spite of their ordeal
Can children be so unkind?
Objections of the Quraysh on the Qur’an
Poetry and Story Telling
When the Qur’an began to be revealed, the initial verses that are included in the latter part of the Book were in the form of concise, short but extremely powerful sentences. This text was, and is, most eloquent, linguistically
Man has been created free. He is not subservient to anyone except the Almighty. Hence, neither an individual nor a state has any right to impose any restrictions on his ideology and deeds or take any step against his life, wealth and honour. This freedom is a birth right of a person, and has been granted t
An important requirement of religion is that its followers should also continue to urge others to adopt it. For this requirement of religion the terms da‘wah (preaching) and tabligh (propagation) are used. A study of the shari‘ah of preaching mentioned in the Qur’an shows that the responsibi
These surahs form a pair with regard to their subject matter. The surahs address the Prophet (sws) as well as the leadership of the Quraysh, and it is evident from their content that like the previous surahs they were revealed in Makkah in the phase of Indhar-i ‘am of the
(Last Verse of Surah Fath)
مُّحَمَّدٌ رَّسُولُ اللهِ وَالَّذِينَ مَعَهُ أَشِدَّاء عَلَى الْكُفَّارِ رُحَمَاء بَيْنَهُمْ تَرَاهُمْ رُكَّعًا سُجَّدًا يَبْتَغُونَ فَضْل
The society we live in has an unwritten right on us. It is a family of families and thus it is expected of us to behave as a family member. If we feel agony when a family member is in agony and feel elated when a family member is elated, we should feel no different for members of this larger famil