The worldwide Ahmadiyya Muslim Community was founded in 1889. Its founder, Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad(as) of Qadian, India, claimed to be the Promised Messiah and Reformer whose advent was awaited under different names and titles by the adherents of various religions. Under Divine guidance, Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad(as) revealed that only one such reformer was to appear and that his mission was to bring mankind into the fold of a single universal religion, Islam. He also maintained that the Promised Reformer was to appear as a subordinate and follower of the Holy Prophet of Islam, Hazrat Muhammad [may peace and blessings of Allah be upon him]—in accordance with the prophecies by him about the second coming of Messiah and the appearance of al-Imam, al-Mahdi. He claimed to be the person in whom these prophecies were fulfilled.
Darurat-ul-Imam, or The Need for the Imam, spells out in depth the urgency and need for the Imam of the age, and his qualities and hallmarks as the Divinely appointed guide, the voice articulate of the age, and the constant recipient of Divine revelations, and how all these qualities are fully present in the person of the holy author.
In a world plagued with intolerance for cultural, racial and religious differences, A Message of Peace serves as a panacea to the ills of the society. Prophetic in foresight and universal in scope, this book lays out a path to the peaceful existence of all humans based on the central theme of worshipping the One God.
The essay entitled The Philosophy of the Teachings of Islam was written in Urdu by Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, the Promised Messiah and Mahdi(as) at the invitation of Swami Shugan Chandar Sahib under whose auspicious the conference of Great Religions was held in Lahore Town Hall from 26th to 29th December 1896. The scholars of Muslims, Christians, Arya Samaj and other religions were invited.
The Islamic concept of salvation differs from that of other religions, and from Christianity in particular, because Islam rejects the concept of Original Sin and declares man to be responsible only for his own sins. He, therefore, needs to free himself from his own sins in order to attain salvation.
'Government Angreizi aur Jihad' is an Urdu booklet written in 1900 by Hadrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad(as), the Promised Messiah and the Founder of the Ahmadiyyah Muslim Jama'at. In this booklet, he refers to the Holy Qur'an and the ahadith (sayings) of the Holy Prophet Muhammad(sa) in order to explain the true nature of the Islamic concept of jihad. This is the English rendering of this booklet.