We are delighted to launch in January 2010 the first website for one of the oldest magazines on comparative religious thought.
The Review of Religions was started in 1902 by Hadhrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (peace be upon him), the founder of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. As a devout Muslim he passionately defended the honour of not only the Prophet of Islam, Muhammad (pbuh), but also all Prophets of God. He was a scholar of immense repute and his works expounding the beauties of Islam and its peaceful teachings won him wide acclaim. He also had a vast knowledge of other religions and was a prolific writer with over 88 books to his name. His writings have been translated into more than 60 languages and continue to inspire readers to this day.
In 1889 under Divine guidance he made the claim that he was the awaited Messiah and Imam al-Mahdi who was promised for the latter days in the scriptures of various world religions. His community has since become a global movement committed to the peaceful message of Islam and inculcating a spirit of selfless service to humanity.
It was his desire to promote scholarly debate so that people could benefit and increase their knowledge. His magazine has since also become an international publication in its own right and remained in print for more than one hundred years. It has covered a vast array of topics on religious and philosophical issues and commented on contemporary issues of the day.
Now in 2010 we are delighted to take this magazine to a new level by publishing it online and creating a web resource for readers who wish to explore issues past and present and to make it available to anyone who has an interest in religion today. We hope that you take time to browse this site and its features. It would be good to have your feedback on this new site so feel free to submit your comments here.