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Monthly Renaissance | Al-Mawrid

Renaissance | May 2002

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The Philosophy of Mahr

Dr. Shehzad Saleem Issue: May 2002

  Responses     Response: In one of your responses, ie. the philosophy of mahr, you quoted verse 4:25 ‘pay them their dowers according to the custom’. I have read other translators that interpret the word that you have translated as ‘custom’ as ‘equitable’, ‘reasonable’. C
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Your Question Answered

Dr. Shehzad Saleem Issue: May 2002

  Queries     Please Interpret my Dream   Question: Could you please interpret my dream: I saw a man praying in the dark and he was reciting Surah Kawthar. Answer: I am not an interpreter of dreams. It is normally thought that people who have religious knowledge also have the ability to interpret dreams. This
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What is the Punishment for Adultery?

Moiz Amjad Issue: May 2002

  Criticism     In one of the criticisms1 posted at ‘Answering Islam’, the author has pointed out a contradiction in 4:15-16 and 24:2. The former verses read thus:   And for the harlots among your women, call four witnesses, from among your people, against them. Thus, if they testify, then confin
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Understanding the Bengal Muslims—Interpretative Essays

Administrator Issue: May 2002

  Book Review                    Publisher: Oxford University Press, New Delhi                Year: 2001             &nbs
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‘Understanding the Qur’an’ Internet Course

Administrator Issue: May 2002

  News and Views     The internet has revolutionized the field of communication. With its advent, the concepts of space and time have become immaterial as far as transmission of knowledge is concerned. The number of people to which data can be transmitted is incredible. The speed even more so. Realizing this opportunity,
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From Leopold Weiss to Muhammad Asad

Administrator Issue: May 2002

  Lest We Forget   The Impact International     Writer, traveller and explorer, Muhammad Asad had a truly chequered life spanning three continents and two cultures. Born Leopold Weiss in the summer of 1900 in the Polish city of Lwow, then under Austrian empire, he was 14 when he escaped school and joined the Au
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A Quarter of a Century Ago

Dr. Khalid Zaheer Issue: May 2002

  Reflections     My father, Syed Fasihuddin, died a quarter of century ago, on February 21, 1977. With him ended one phase of my life. And another began. I was a few months away from my nineteenth birthday when it happened. His influence on me was as profound as a father can have on a son. During the time he was alive,
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Surah Baqarah (1-5)

Dr. Shehzad Saleem Issue: May 2002

  Qur’anic Exegesis     Text بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْمِ ا لمi(1) ذَلِكَiiالْكِتَابُiiiلَا رَيْبَ فِيهِ هُدًىivلِلْمُتَّقِينَv(2) الَّذِينَ Translation In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious,
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A Greater Pollution

Dr. Shehzad Saleem Issue: May 2002

  Editorial     Today the world is becoming more and more sensitive to environmental pollution. Cleansing the atmosphere and human surroundings from things that are detrimental to any form of life has assumed unprecedented importance. This is of course a very healthy development. In the limited life span we
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