Archive for 2004

Editorial
Belief in the existence of God defines one of the great divides in the world today. (Mahmood Hanif - UK)
Introduction from ‘Jesus in India’
The introduction to this masterpiece is as relevant today as it was at the time of its writing over 100 years ago. The misconceptions of both Muslims and Christians concerning the life and death of Jesus( a s ) and his bodily ascension has caused much confusion. However, the expectation of a bloody Messiah is a false belief of shortsighted scholars. (Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad - The Promised Messiah and Mahdi (as))
Inaugural Address at the Opening of Darul Barakat Mosque in Birmingham
A short speech delivered by Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, the current Supreme Head of the Ahmadiyya Community in Islam, on the inauguration of a new mosque in Birmingham. A fresh look at ‘Love for All, Hatred for None’. (Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad - Khalifatul Masih V(aba))
The Holy Qur’an Answers Four Questions on Education
The authors discuss four basic questions on learning in the light of the teachings of the Holy Qur’an. (Abdul Majid, Shahab Ahmad)
Is there a God?
The author discusses the different means by which one can prove the existence of God and reject the conclusion of atheists. (Dr. Tariq Anwar Bajwa)
The Review of Religions 2004 Index
The list of articles published in 2004.
Editorial
‘I shall cause thy message to reach the corners of the world.’ This was one of the earliest revelations received by Mirza Ghulam Ahmad( a s ), a person hardly known outside Qadian, a village in the Punjab. (Basit Ahmad - UK)
The Human Soul
The soul is created by God from the union of two [seminal fluids]. It is not eternal and uncreated as the Vedas claim. Nor is it created somewhere else and then injected into the body at or just before the birth of a human being. (Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad - The Promised Messiah and Mahdi (as))
Universality of Islam
An in-depth refutation of claims made by Western Orientalists, that Islam was originally intended only for the local Arab tribes. Exposing the weakness of arguments raised against the univerality of Islam and clearly establishing that the message of Islam from the outset was for the whole world. (Nuruddin Muneer)
Interview With Montgomery Watt
An interview from 1999 of the one whom the Muslim press has described as ‘the Last Orientalist.’ The Reverend Professor Montgomery Watt was 90 at the time. His interest in Islam was aroused by an argumentative Muslim back in 1937. His study of Islam appears to have influenced his own interpretation of Christianity. Professor Montgomery Watt is alive in Scotland and is a member of the ecumenical Iona Community. (Alastair McIntosh, Bashir Maan)
Economic Values
The author reflects on verses of the Qur’an and the hadith relating to economic values. Economic values go hand in hand with social values. Recognising that all prosperity proceeds from God should lead individuals and society as a whole to realise that, even from the purely selfish point of view, the greatest benefit is to be derived from beneficent spending and distribution of wealth and not from avariciously holding it back. (Chaudhry Sir Muhammad Zafrulla Khan)
Letter to the Editor
Sumera Ahmed, Germany
Editorial
The true purpose of our lives is to win the pleasure of Allah. (Fareed Ahmad - UK)
The Essence of Islam: Allah the Exalted – Part 5
Describes in detail the four principal attributes of Allah as mentioned in the Holy Qur’an, and how they are related to each other and have been described in the correct order. (Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad - The Promised Messiah and Mahdi (as))
Distinctive Features of Islam
Some of the unique features of Islam ranging from the unity of God, prophethood, the Holy Qur’an, rights of women and life after death that attracted the author to join Islam. (Bilal Atkinson)
The Holy Qur’an – The Perfect Guidance for Mankind
Discussion on how the Holy Qur’an uses the emotions of Hope and Fear to guide mankind towards God. (Fauzia Bajwa – Canada)