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Monthly Renaissance | Al-Mawrid

Renaissance | January 1997

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Surah Jinn

Dr. Shehzad Saleem Issue: January 1997

  Qur’anic Exegesis       Introduction Surah Jinn forms a pair with Surah Nuh the preceding surah with regard to the subject discussed in them. Surah Nuhportrays the indharof the Qur’an and its consequences by narrating the account of the people of the Prophet Nuh (sws), while Surah Jinncorroborates
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Thou Mayst Kill!

Asif Iftikhar Issue: January 1997

  EDITORIAL     Here’s the smell of blood still; all the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand.   But many of the human rights activists in Pakistan will. So long as the hand is not masculine. We have all ‘heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kil
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In this issue…

Dr. Shehzad Saleem Issue: January 1997

    Thou Mayst Kill! (page ...6) Should the Pakistani woman be exempted from capital punishment? A discussion on the issue in the editorial.   Taliban’s Islam (page ...19) Amar Ellahi Lone comments on the way Taliban are implementing Islam in Afghanistan. Amar is studying for MSc in economics and has recent
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Editor’s Note

Dr. Shehzad Saleem Issue: January 1997

    A year has passed. In many ways, the changes have been dramatic in that they reflect the stage where hard choices must finally be made. Yet, the vagaries of time have afforded many Muslims a confirmation of their faith. The values they have always believed in seem more important and useful now than ever before, not only for th
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The Punishment for Spilling Acid on Someone

Dr. Shehzad Saleem Issue: January 1997

  Queries     QUESTION: Recently a person threw acid on a film actress while seriously deforming her face. What is the punishment for such a horrendous crime?   ANSWER: The basic purpose of all punishments is to prevent a criminal from committing the crime in future as well as to discourage others from doing so. Is
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The Status of the Taravih Prayer

Dr. Khalid Zaheer Issue: January 1997

  Queries     QUESTION: What is the significance of the ‘Taravih’, which the devout say in the Ramadan?   ANSWER: To the less-informed Muslims, Taravihprayer is additional, almost obligatory prayer prescribed specially for the holy month of Ramadan. Anybody who does not say them in congregation, it
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The Philosophy of Fasting

Administrator Issue: January 1997

  Reflections     When a person is overcome by material desires and cravings, he becomes negligent of his spiritual being and indifferent to the obligations imposed on him by his Creator. To help man in combating this onslaught, the Almighty has made fasting compulsory once every year for one whole month -- the month of Ram
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Islamic Economics: An Emphasis on Spending and Utilisation of Resources

Dr. Khalid Zaheer Issue: January 1997

  Reflections   I)     Saving   The Qur’an makes a significant departure from the common economic wisdom by completely ignoring any positive mention of saving as an act of virtue. Not only that, it goes further in emphasising the significance of infaq(spending to earn the pleasure of Allah) as on
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Taliban’s Islam

Administrator Issue: January 1997

  Reflections     The invasion of Kabul by the Taliban has opened a whole new chapter in the life of the Afghan people. The modus operandi adopted by them for the implementation of Islam may be criticised vis-a-vis the implementation strategy and the true meaning of Islam. ‘Adulterers and addicts to face stoning&r
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