The Holy Quran is the Holy Book or the Scripture of the Muslims. It lays down for them the law and commandments, codes for their social and moral behaviour, and contains a comprehensive religious philosophy. The language of the Quran is Arabic. It is a compilation of the verbal revelations given to the Holy Prophet Muhammad(sa)over a period of twenty three years.

The Holy Quran is divided into 114 Chapters and each Chapter consists of individual verses. The Chapters (called Surah in Arabic) are of varying lengths, some consisting of a few lines while others run for many pages. The…


Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as), the Promised Messiah & Imam Mahdi

The Promised Messiah (as) wrote over 80 books in Arabic, Urdu, and Persian. Excerpts of his collected works have been translated into English and organised by topic. The Review of Religions is pleased to present these excerpts as part of a monthly feature. Here, the Promised Messiah (as) describes the three stages of doing good deeds and explains what transforms these natural states into moral states.

Extracts from The Essence of Islam, Vol. III, 20–28. This is the third part of a multi-part series.

Moral Qualities Related to Doing…


Introduction

The topic of Iqamatus Salat, the observance of Prayer, is based on just two words, yet its subject matter entails a diverse ocean of wisdom and understanding. These two words encompass a fundamental commandment of Allah the Exalted; in fact, they entail the purpose for mankind’s creation and the means of acquiring this purpose. The first injunction for mankind mentioned in the Holy Qur’an is to worship Allah. Islam has made it compulsory for Muslims to observe a specified form of worship, called Salat, one of the five pillars of Islam and a fundamental requirement of faith. The topic…


On Sunday, June 6th, a Muslim family was attacked in a targeted anti-Islamic hate crime. 4 people were killed and 1 person was severely injured.

This act of terror is not the first of its kind in Canada. In 2017, a shooter attacked a mosque in Quebec City, Quebec. This incident left 6 dead and 19 wounded. In 2015, a mosque in Peterborough, Ontario was deliberately set ablaze. These overt and brazen acts of violence are horrific. These incidents are motivated by a misguided and false fear of the greater Muslim community. …


The first object of religion relates to four questions, and I shall, therefore, state what Islam teaches concerning each of these questions.

The first question is, what does Islam teach concerning the person and attributes of God? Islam describes God as a Perfect Being, possessing every excellence. The opening verse of the Holy Quran runs.

‘All praise is due to Allah, the Creator and Sustainer of all the worlds.’13 As God has created all things, and all things depend on Him for their sustenance, He alone deserves all praise for the beauties and excellences to be found in different things…


The true purpose of adopting a faith is that one should acquire such certainty concerning God, Who is the fountainhead of salvation, as if one can see Him with one’s eyes. The wicked spirit of sin seeks to destroy a man and a person cannot escape the fatal poison of sin till he believes with full certainty in the Perfect and Living God and till he knows for certain that God exists, Who punishes the offender and bestows upon the righteous everlasting joy. It is a common experience that when one believes in the fatal effects of anything one does…


An overview of arguments presented by Hazrat Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmud Ahmad(ra)in his Book titled ‘Hasti Bari Ta’ala’ [The Existence of God]

It cannot be denied that belief in God is fast disappearing, especially in Western nations. It is quite fashionable to be an atheist in high school and university. In fact, in many universities, it has now become the norm. This makes it all the more important to understand the arguments for the existence of God so that a seeker of truth can begin their journey towards communion with God.

At the occasion of Jalsa Salana 1921, The Second Caliph…


The Promised Messiah & Imam Mahdi, Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as) of Qadian (1835–1908)

Raziullah Noman, Canada

In one of the recent articles by Mufti Abdullah Moolla, an allegation was raised against Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as), that God forbid, he claimed divinity. Once again, this cleric raises false allegations against the latter-day Messiah and others support these articles without doing any research.

The Prophet Muhammad (sa) stated:

كَفَى بِالْمَرْءِ كَذِبًا أَنْ يُحَدِّثَ بِكُلِّ مَا سَمِعَ

‘It is enough of a lie for a man to narrate everything he hears’. [1]

Mufti Abdullah Moolla raises many allegations against the Promised…


Adeel Shah, UK

In a country where the flag of mullah-ism is ubiquitous — at mosque podiums, loudspeakers in busy marketplaces, rallies all across the country — is the title of ‘Islamic Republic’ at all pertinent? The ideology of mullah-ism is so widely visible and continuously accessible that, in one way or another, it is present in everyone’s life, from those who dispense the prescription of hate, to the minds of those who are on the receiving end. Even those who face bitter persecution because of it are not left bereft and at least feel the smoke, if not the…


Islam is a religion founded over 1400 years ago by the Prophet Muhammad(sa). In the last few decades, it has become the object of extreme suspicion and distrust that should provoke further investigation and discussion. The followers of this religion are to be found in every corner of the globe. With over 1.7 billion adherents, Islam is the fastest growing religion on the planet. Yet, many questions are raised by people about this faith: while it claims to be a peaceful religion, why does it seem as if extremism and anarchy are its primary objectives? Can Muslims be really trusted…

Mubarak Mosque Brampton

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