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Monthly Renaissance | Al-Mawrid

Renaissance | January 1996

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A Biography of Abdullah Yusaf Ali

Administrator Issue: January 1996

  Book Review     Title: Searching for Solace: A Biography of Abdullah Yusaf Ali -- Translator of the Qur’an.   Author:  M A Sherif   Publishers: Islamic Book Trust, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (1994. pp.314 Pbk: US$20)   Abdullah Yusuf Ali is best known to English-speaking Muslims as the m
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No Jihad Without the State

Asif Iftikhar Issue: January 1996

  Reflections     Prominent Muslim scholars have always maintained that jihaad is allowed only under the authority of the  State:   And the third category of collective duties is one in which [the authority of] the State is a [necessary] condition; for example, jihaad and the implementation of the law of pu
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The Great Sacrifice (4)

Nadir Aqueel Ansari Issue: January 1996

  Reflections   Imam Hamiduddin Farahi   Fifth Argument: Only Ismail deserved to be selected for the offering   The Torah states it explicitly that Ismail was the firstborn son of Abraham and it has been the established divine commandment of the law, from the days of Adam to those of Moses, that only the firs
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Standard of Living of those in Authority

Administrator Issue: January 1996

  Islamic Manifesto     In order to inculate good qualities in a individual, help is usually sought from the law. It is possible that some change in the inclinations and behaviour of the people might be brought about if the law enforcing agencies are steadfast in their work and do their job sincerely. However, everyone know
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Huroof-i-Muqatta`att: Farahi’s Theory

Dr. Shehzad Saleem Issue: January 1996

  Quranic Exegesis     More than one-fourth of the Quranic Surahs begins with certain abbreviated letters called Huroof-i-Muqatta'aat. These letters are actually the names of the respective surahs, as is evident from the Quran. Many Ahaadith as well as the pre-Islamic Arabic literature endorse this view. However, there
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Editorial

Asif Iftikhar Issue: January 1996

    `All men are equal'. There is no doubt whatever about that. But I am sorry I must change this one slightly before those nice ladies from APWA sue me for discriminating women. So let's begin again: `All human beings are equal'. Logic, you see, is a very effective tool for drawing conclusions, especially when it
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