January 2005

Editorial
Allah Almighty informs us in the glorious Qur’an that He never a fflicts a people with the punishment of His wrath until after He has sent a Warner unto them (Ch.17: V.16). (Tommy Kallon – UK)
Notes and Comments – Loyalty to One’s Nation – An Article of the Muslim Faith
Can Muslims, affected by the plight of their brethren in other parts of the world, be justified in combating soldiers from their own country, serving their own Government? How can Muslims balance the religious duty of obedience to one’s government with the spiritual kinship between all Muslims? (Waqar Ahmedi - UK)
Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad - The Promised Messiah and Mahdi Allah, the Exalted – Part 6
Orderliness in the universe compels us to admit that the Creator and Sustainer is Unique and Peerless, without associate or partner in godhead. (Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad - The Promised Messiah and Mahdi (as))
A Message of Hope – (Part 1)
Text of an address delivered in Zurich, outlining of the warnings of severe calamity which awaits man if he continues inebriated in his fancied power and the glad tidings that there is yet time to avert this provided man reforms himself. (Hazrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad - Khalifatul Masih IV)
Relationship between Muslims & Christians in Africa
The two religious communities must appreciate what values they have achieved in the area of inter-religious harmony, mutual respect and co-operation and hold fast unto it. (Maulawi A. Wahab Adam – Ghana)
Christian-Muslim Dialogue and Criticism
Inter-faith dialogue must be based on recognising and respecting differences and not recycling the same attacks on the founders of religions. (Mansoor Ahmed Shah - UK)
Search for Enlightened Moderation in Pakistan
An assessment of the factors preventing enlightened moderation in Pakistan and a rational plea to the Pakistani intelligentsia. Written in response to an article by Pakistani President General Pervez Musharraf. (Dr. Atif Mian - USA)
Letters to the Editor
Response to Jonathan Miller’s claims that ‘Belief in God is an intellectual nonsense’ that appeared in a British newspaper article. (Rashid Ahmad Chaudhry)