Archive for 2007

Essence of Islam – Part 25 – Revelation and Psychic Phenomena
Five different forms of True spiritual revelation and the false belief of astrology and others who claim they can predict the future. (Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad - The Promised Messiah and Mahdi (as))
Hadhrat ‘Uthman Al-Ghani Ibn ‘Affan (ra) – The Great Lover of Allah
Account of how Hadhrat ‘Uthman(ra) became a beacon of light for the early Muslims. The article covers his achievements in the official compilation of the Qur’an, and the apparent growing discontent against his judgement that led to his unfortunate murder. (Amer Safir - UK)
Hadhrat ‘Ali (ra)
The close bond between Hadhrat ‘Ali (ra) and the Holy Prophet (saw) and how this contributed to his unique knowledge of the Qur’an and Hadith. Also an analysis of the role of Hadhrat ‘Ali(ra) under the first three Khulafa and his achievements as the fourth Khalifah. (Fazal Ahmad - UK)
Hadhrat Abu Bakr (ra)
Account of the life of the first Caliph of Islam, who was closest in example to the teachings of the Qur’an after the Holy Prophet (saw) himself. His practical leadership was based on belief in the power of Allah that supported the Muslims. (Adam Walker – UK)
Hadhrat ‘Umar (ra)
Story of how a young Makkan turned from a hostile enemy of Islam to the second Caliph of Islam, and a humble servant of his people. How his leadership inspired Islam’s greatest expansion across the world. (Fazal Ahmad - UK, Mashood Ahmad - UK)
Editorial
Introduction to The Review of Religions special editions on Khilafat. (Mansoor Ahmed Shah - UK)
ESSENCE OF ISLAM – Part 24 What is Revelation?
A fascinating insight into Revelation by one who has experienced it first hand. (Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad - The Promised Messiah and Mahdi (as))
Khilafat in Islam
Our curtain raiser review of the concept of Khilafat as presented in Islam. A Khalifa is a Vicegerent and is appointed by God. Can Khilafat be perpetuated by a corporate entity? What is the difference between prophethood and Khilafat, Successors of the Holy Prophet (saw) and the Promised Messiah (as)? (Fareed Ahmad - UK)
EDITORIAL
The significance of fasting in Ramadan. (Tommy Kallon – UK)
ESSENCE OF ISLAM – Part 23 – Revelation, Inspiration, Visions and Dreams
The door of converse and communion with Allah remains open today as it was before. (Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad - The Promised Messiah and Mahdi (as))
AHMADIYYA MUSLIM CENTENARY (1889-1989)
A keynote address to an audience of dignitaries at a Thanksgiving Dinner to mark the First Centenary of the founding of the Ahmadiyya Movement in Islam. (Hazrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad - Khalifatul Masih IV)
THE SIGNIFICANCE AND BLESSINGS OF KHILAFAT
Startingoff with our articles on the blessed institution of Khilafat: Understanding the great Divine bounty in Khilafat and our responsibilities in this regard. (Dr. Iftikhar Ayaz O.B.E – UK)
THE RELATIONSHIP OF THE PROMISED MESSIAH (AS) WITH ALLAH THE ALMIGHTY
As with all Prophets of Allah, the Promised Messiah(as) enjoyed a special relationship with Allah Almighty. (Bilal Atkinson)
Editorial: Nobel prize and Rushdie?
Exploration of the reason why Rushdie’s work has been offensive and the correct response to this situation. (Arshad Ahmedi)
Essence of Islam – Part 22 – Arabic, the Mother of Tongues
The importance of the Arabic language as a vessel for the transmission and dissimenation of spiritual commandments. (Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad - The Promised Messiah and Mahdi (as))
Blasphemy in Islam
No authority has been granted to any man to inflict any punishment for blasphemy. Yet Ahmadi Muslims have been sentenced to death for blasphemy in Pakistan. (Dr. Iftikhar Ayaz O.B.E – UK)