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Monthly Renaissance | Al-Mawrid

Renaissance | February 2003

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Administrator Issue: February 2003

  Queries     (Answered under the supervision of Shehzad Saleem)   ‘Magical’ Words   Question: My sister has come across a group within the Christian community who are spreading some kind of words. They say that they will relieve all our problems. They are in some other language which they cal
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Email from Canada: Lamentations of a Sinner

Asif Iftikhar Issue: February 2003

  Editor’s Email       The following email was received a few weeks ago from Asif Iftikhar, member of Renaissance Editorial Board.   I became disillusioned in just one year. In one year of exposure to modern scholarship, I became disillusioned with what I had always held in the highest esteem: know
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The Psychology of Religion: A Short Introduction

Administrator Issue: February 2003

  Book Review               Book Name:          The Psychology of Religion: A Short Introduction           Author:             &
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The Birth of Al-Azhar

Administrator Issue: February 2003

  News & Views   Gihan Shaaban     When Jawhar Al-Saqelli planned in 970 the construction of Al-Qahira (Cairo), he drew plans to construct a new large mosque intended to be centre of prayers for his master Al-Mu‘iz and His Maghrebite followers in 970. This mosque was first known as Jami‘ Al-Qah
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The Book of Life

Administrator Issue: February 2003

  Reflections   Waheed Uddin Khan     The book of life is constantly turning its leaves. Every morning opens a new page. It adds to the leaves turned and lessens the remaining ones. The day is not far when you will be enjoying the last moments of your life. The book then will be closed and all your entries save
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A Proposal to Resolve World Crisis

Administrator Issue: February 2003

  Reflections   Jahangir Haneef     There seems to be a consensus that the world is becoming a dangerous place to live in. Its peace is threatened by the very creature expected to preserve it. Surprisingly, the weapon that has been used to destroy the tranquility of our ‘home’ is indeed a ‘gif
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Mourning the Wastage of Meaning

Nadir Aqueel Ansari Issue: February 2003

  Reflections   Nadir Aqueel Ansari     Of all the tragedies that befell the Muslims – which include the storm of Tartars from the east1 , and the scramble of European scavengers from the west2 – difficult as it may seem to grade them in order of the extent their being catastrophic, tragic and morta
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Rights of Orphans

Javed Ahmad Ghamidi Issue: February 2003

  Islamic Law       وَآتُوا الْيَتَامَى أَمْوَالَهُمْ وَلَا تَتَبَدَّلُوا الْخَبِيثَ بِالطَّيِّبِ وَلَا تَأْكُلُوا أَمْوَالَهُمْ إِلَى أَمْوَالِكُمْ إِنَّهُ كَانَ حُوبًا كَب
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Baqarah (230-2)

Javed Ahmad Ghamidi Issue: February 2003

  Qur’anic Exegesis   Javed Ahmad Ghamidi / Shehzad Saleem     فَإِنْ طَلَّقَهَا فَلَا تَحِلُّ لَهُ مِنْ بَعْدُ حَتَّى تَنكِحَ زَوْجًا غَيْرَهُ فَإِنْ طَلَّقَهَا فَلَا جُنَاحَ عَلَيْهِمَا أَن
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To See or not to See

Dr. Shehzad Saleem Issue: February 2003

  Editorial     With the advent of the media revolution, we are witnessing an unprecedented exchange of information all around us. This giant leap has afforded man the opportunity to explore frontiers as yet unexplored and potential not yet realized. ‘Boldly, we are going where no man has gone before’. Cultural
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The Character of a Happy Life

Administrator Issue: February 2003

  Rhyme & Reason     How happy is the born and taught That Serveth not another’s will; Whose armour is his honest thought, And simple truth his utmost skill.   Whose passions not his masters are; Whose soul is still prepared for death, United unto the world by care Of public fame or private br
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