47 ARTICLES PUBLISHED IN 1988 January 1988 Editorial. Guide Posts. Body is the Mother of the Soul. Guru Nanak and the Sikh Religion. Eighty Years Ago. The Apocrypha. Common sense about Reincarnation. Concept of Messiah. Book Review. Some inspiring anecdotes from the life of a companion of the Promised Messiah. February 1988 Editorial. Guide Posts. Friday Sermon. Freedom of conscience in Religion. Eighty years ago. The Mountain; A Sign for those who believe. Press Release. Book Review. Social Justice in Islam. March 1988 Editorial. Guide Posts. Islam and Russia, For the Love of Kalima. A reply to: The Qadiani Danger in South Africa. The Holy Quran – Its unique Preservation. Book Review. April 1988 Editorial. Guide Posts. Sources of Sirat. Crusade for Friday Holiday. Background of Easter. Surrogate Procreation. Martyrdom of Hazrat Sahibzada Abdul Latif. Press Release. Book Review. Eighty Years Ago. Islam and Russia. May 1988 Editorial. Guide Posts. Sources of Sirat. Press Release. Persecution in Pakistan. Islam and Russia. Bliss of Khilafat. Eighty years Ago. Masjid AI-Aqsa. June 1988 Editorial. Guide Posts. Last Jalsa Salana of First Ahmadiyya Century. Islam and Russia. The Christian World. 48 ARTICLES PUBLISHED IN 1988 Preaching Islam. Hatrat Syeda Nusrat lahan Begum Sahiba. Eighty years Ago. Book Review. Sources of Sirat. July 1988 Editorial. Guide Posts. Sources of Sirat. True Happiness. The Quran and Modern Science. From the Press Desk. Islam and Russia. Book Review. 80 Years Ago. God can be experienced. August 1988 Editorial. Guide Posts. An open invitation to a Mubahala. Stop Press. West African TO.lr. Press conference. Ahmadiyya Muslim convention. Sayings of Corifucious. Eighty Years Ago. Book Review. September 1988 Editorial. Guide Posts. Divine Dream. The Red Drops. Authenticity of Bible and Quran examined. Seal of The Prophets. Highlights of Human Embryo- logy in the Quran and Hadith. Eighty Years Ago. Etiquette of Muslim Greetings Economic Relevance of Islam. October 1988 Editorial Guide Posts. Reply to the Reverend Barakatullah. Prayer. Eighty Years Ago. Fulfilment of Prophecies Aboutthe Mahdi. From the Press Desk. Deliverance of Jesus from the Cross. Condemnation of Blas- phemous Book. November 1988 Editorial. Guide Posts. East African Tour. The Universal Religion. Veiw Point. Case of the Missing Messiah. Eighty Years Ago. Health care in Ghana. From the Press Desk. Islam and Creation of Peace Loving men and Women. Prayer of Thomas Aquinas. December 1988 Editorial. Guide Posts. Audience with Allah. Muslim Anecdotes. Eighty Years Ago. From the Press Desk. Ahmadiyyat and Preaching of Islam-A Historical Perspective. Position of Women. Articles published in 1988. What is Islam? Islam literally means Peace, surrender of one’s Will; and to be in amity and concord. The significance of the name Islam is the attainment of a life of perfect peace and eternal happiness through complete surrender to the Will of God. The Ouran – the Holy Book of the Muslims – interprets it to be the religion whose teachings are in consonance with human nature. Islam, as the Ouran has stated (5:4), is the ‘completion of the religion inaugurated by God in the beginning of the world, on His sending the Ouran through the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of God be on him). As a child is taught his alphabet, so God taught the religion to the world gradually and little by little, by sending His prophets at different times and to different peoples. When the world reached that stage of understanding when it was ready for the final lesson, He sent the last and complete Book through the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of God be on him). This Book not only corrects the errors which had found their way into various religions, but preaches the truths which have not been preached before, on account of special circumstances of the society or the early stage of its development. At the same time it gathers together in its.elf the truths which were contained in any Divine revelation granted to any people for the guidance of men (The Ouran 98:4). Lastly, it meets all the spiritual and moral requirements of an ever advancing humanity. This is Islam which is wrongly called Muhammadanism. According to Islam, the object of man’s life is its complete unfoldment. Islam does not support the idea that man is born in sin. It teaches that everyone has within him the seed of perfect development and it rests solely with a person himself to make or mar his fortune. We created man in the best make says the Holy Ouran (95:5). The cardinal doctrine of Islam is the Unity of Godhead. There is none worthy of worship but the one and only God, and Muhammad is His Prophet. He is free from all defects, Holy and Transcendent. He is All Good, All Mercy and All Power. He has no partner. He neither begets nor is He begotten, because these are the traits of frail and weak humanity. Furthermore, Islam helps us to establish a permanent relationship with God and to realise Him during our earthly life as our Helper in all our affairs and undertakings. This Unity of God is the first and foremost pillar of Islam and every other belief hangs upon it. Islam requires belief in all the prophets, including Abraham, Moses, Jesus, Krishna, Buddha, Confucious and Zoroaster. We regard them all (and many more not mentioned here) as heavenly teachers born to reform and regenerate man and lead him to God. Adherents of some other religions may consider it an act of piety to use disrespectful words and heap abuse on the prophets of other religions, but if a Muslim were to show the slightest disrespect towards the founder of any other faith, he does so at the cost of his own faith. He has to utter the respectful benediction Alaihis-Salam (peace be on him) after mentioning the name of every prophet. Thus Islam establishes peace between all religions. The REVIEW of RELIGIONS The Review of Religion is the oldest magazine of its kind published in English language in the Indo-Pakistan Sub-Continent. Its first issue was published in 1902 and it has been continuously published since. It bears the distinction that if was initiated under the direction of Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian, the Promised Messiah himself. . During more then eighty-six years the message of Islam has been conveyed through this magazine to millions of readers and many fortunate persons have re~ognized the truth of Islam and accepted it through its study. The articles published in it deal not only with the doctrines and teachings of Islam but also set forth a comparative appreciation of the teachings of other faiths. One ofits outstanding·features is the refutation of the criticism oflslamic teachings by orientalists and non-muslim scholars. It also presents solutions in the light ofIslamic teachings of the problems with which the Islamic world is from time to time confronted. A study of this magazine is indispensable for the appreciation of the doctrines of the Ahmadiyya Movement and the teachings of its holy Founder. Printed by Raqeem Press, Islamabad, Tilford, Surrey GU1 0 2AO, U.K. Published by The Review of Religions, The London Mosque, ·16 Gressenhall Road, London SW18 50L