Renaissance Monthly Journal
Renaissance | February - 2016
A monthly journal promoting research and original thinking in the light of the original sources of Islam.
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The Honey Bee and Divine Revelation
Question: Is wahi (Divine revelation) sent only to the Prophets by God Almighty? If so, then what does the following verse signify?
وَ اَوۡحٰی رَبُّکَ اِلَی النَّحۡلِ (68:16)
And your Lord has sent wahi toward
لَوَّاحَۃٌ لِّلۡبَشَرِ ﴿ۚۖ۲۹﴾
The word بَشَر refers to the body-skin. Such will be the reach of the flames of the fire of Hell that the skin of the criminals will start to burn even from a distance. In Surah al-Ma‘arij, the words used are: نَزَّاعَۃً لِّلشَّوٰ
Central Theme and Relationship with the Previous Surah
This surah is the counterpart of Surah Muzzammil, the previous surah: There is no essential difference between the central themes of both surahs. Even their names share the same meaning. The previous surah directs the Prophet (sws) to pre
Lord! Make the cause of truth the most cherished thing for us to live and die for. If life, wealth, honour and freedom of expression are under threat, give us the strength to raise our voice against the aggressors. If people are persecuted and tortured for adhering to the truth, bless us with the courage to defend th