July 2004

Editorial
Islam seeks to establish economic justice whereas both capitalism and scientific socialism have failed to do justice to this golden principle. (Tommy Kallon – UK)
Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad - The Promised Messiah and Mahdi The Essence of Islam, Part IV: Allah the Exalted
The concept of God differs among world religions. Even within the body of Islam, there are beliefs which run counter to the majesty and glory of the Gracious God. This piece presents the true Islamic concept of God with detailed exposition of relevant Qur’anic verses and the attributes of God. (Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad - The Promised Messiah and Mahdi (as))
A Short Review of the Historical Critique of Usury
Bringing together all the arguments from various religions, traditions and institutions as to why lending on interest should be considered wrong with special emphasis on the Islamic model of banking as a viable alternative to the interest-based global economy. (Alastair McIntosh, Wayne A. M. Visser)
Investment, Interest and Islam
If Islam prohibits lending at interest, how does Islam encourage investment and ensure that capital is not hoarded? Why, in fact, has Islam forbidden the use of interest? (Hazrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad - Khalifatul Masih IV)
Cyrus the Great
The legend of the great King Cyrus, famed not only for his expansion of the Persian Empire but also the magnanimity with which he treated all his subjects, is recorded in history and also mentioned in the Bible. Could he be the Dhu’l Qarnain mentioned in the Holy Qur’an? (Fazal Ahmad - UK)