October 2004

Editorial
The true purpose of our lives is to win the pleasure of Allah. (Fareed Ahmad - UK)
Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad - The Promised Messiah and Mahdi 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)
The Task Ahead
A plea to engage in personal reformation and to ignore the fashions and distractions of the outside world. (Chaudhry Sir Muhammad Zafrulla Khan)
The Concept of Jihad in Islam
A study of the life and teachings of the Holy Prophet(as) towards other faiths co-exisiting with Muslims. Proof that concepts such as forced conversion are alien to the original notion of Jihad, and that actually Jihad is a personal battle of reformation. (Amjad Mahmood Khan - USA)