Renaissance Monthly Journal
Renaissance | May - 2016
A monthly journal promoting research and original thinking in the light of the original sources of Islam.
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Rhyme & Reason
Henry Wordsworth Longfellow
Tell me not, in mournful numbers,
Life is but an empty dream ! —
For the soul is dead that slumbers,
And things are not what they seem.
Life is real! Life is earnest!
And the grave is not its goal;
Dust thou art, to dust returnest,
The Second Pledge of ‘Aqbah
In the 13th year of prophethood, a group of 62 people from the tribe of Khazraj and 11 from that of Aws came for hajj. These 73 men and two women among them were evidence of Yathrab being a fertile and appropriate ground for the spread of Islam. It is obvious that not all those who
1. Layyin al-Hadith
Al-Daraqutani says that he uses this term to refer to a narrator who does not become forsaken or matruk al-hadith (la yakunu saqitan matruk al-hadith) but impugns him with a defect which does not besmear his probity (majruhun bi shay’ la yusqitu ‘an al-‘adalah).
The Real Contest
عن اَنَسِ بن مَالِكٍ قال قال رَسُوْلَ اللّٰہِ صَلَّي اللّٰہُ عَلَیۡہِ وَسَلَّمَ حُفَّتْ الْجَنَّةُ بِالْمَكَارِهِ وَحُفَّتْ النَّارُ بِالشَّهَوَاتِ
Linguistic Analysis of the Phrase Saghat Qulubu kuma
In most languages, and especially in Arabic, specific terms are employed in specific meanings beyond their general implications. A failure to understand these nuances of a term cannot drive one away from the correct appreciation of the language. For