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Jhangeer Hanif


The Basic Premise of the Religion

The author of this article, Jāvēd Ahmad Ghamidi writes: “The basic premise of religion is that this world has a creator; He has created this world as a trial; thus He has sent man in this world for a specific period of time; at the conclusion of this period, this world will necessarily end and its earth and heavens shall be replaced by a new earth and new heavens; a new world will then come into being. All mankind shall be raised up there and shall be rewarded or punished on the basis of their beliefs and deeds.”

In this article, he presents certain arguments that attempt to substantiate this premise.

Al-Mawrid – Present and Future

This is a brief Introduction to the Al-Mawrid Institute of Islamic Sciences, of which Renaissance is an organ. Besides describing the objective for which the foundations of this Institute were laid, it enumerates the academic and other projects currently undertaken by the institute along with a mention of the future projects that the management of the Institute envisages.

Islamic, Arabic and Turkish Studies at the Justus-Liebig-University Giessen

This is a short exposition of the historical development of the Islamic, Arabic and Turkish studies at the Justus-Liebig-University Giessen.

Gabriel and Lucifer

This English translation of a poem by the poet philosopher, Dr Muhammad Iqbal, is a dialogue between Gabriel and Lucifer regarding who has fared better in the clash between man and Lucifer.


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