Mirza Tahir Ahmad
Hazrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad (1928–2003), may Allah have infinite mercy on his soul, a man of God, Voice articulate of the age, a great orator, a deeply learned scholar of phenomenal intelligence, a prolific and versatile writer, a keen student of comparative religions was loved and devoutly followed by his more than 10 million Ahmadi Muslim followers all over the world as their Imam, the spiritual head, being the fourth successor of Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (the Promised Messiah and Mahdi(as)), to which august office he was elected as Khalifatul Masih in 1982.
After the promulgation of general Zia-ul-Haq anti-Ahmadiyya Ordinance of 26th April 1984 he had to leave his beloved country, Pakistan, and migrated to England from where he launched Muslim Television Ahmadiyya International (MTA) which would (and still does) telecast its programmes 24 hours a day to the four corners of the world.
Besides being a religious leader, he was a homeopathic physician of world fame, a highly gifted poet and a sportsman.
He had his schooling in Qadian, India, and later joined the Govt. College, Lahore, Pakistan, and after graduating from Jami'ah Ahmadiyya, Rabwah, Pakistan with distinction, he obtained his honours degree in Arabic from the Punjab University, Lahore. From 1955 to 1957 he studied at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.
He had a divinely inspired and very deep knowledge of the Holy Quran which he translated into Urdu. He also partially revised and added explanatory notes to the English translation of the Holy Quran by Hazrat Maulawi Sher Ali(ra). Revelation, Rationality, Knowledge and Truth is his magnum opus.
Though he had no formal education in philosophy and science, he had a philosophical bent of mind and tackled most difficult and abstruse theological-philosophical questions with great acumen and ease and his intellectual approach was always rational and scientific. For a layman he had an amazingly in-depth knowledge of science, especially life sciences which attracted him most. He also had deep knowledge of human psychology. His was an analytical mind of high intelligence—an intellect scintillating with brilliance, capable of solving knottiest problems with ease, leaving his listeners and readers spellbound.
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Islam's Response to Contemporary Issues
Islam's Response to Contemporary Issues is a lecture delivered at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre (London) by Hazrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad. Its message is timeless and relates to the future prospects for peace. It is a compulsory read for non-Muslims as well as for those Muslims who have forgotten the true message of Islam.
Christianity - A Journey from Facts to Fiction
The doctrine of Christianity has acquired its present shape through a process of change that is spread nearly over it's entire history.
Rather than venture into the endless debate on the course of this evolutionary process, the author has chosen to examine the current Christian beliefs primarily on the basis of logic and reason.
Some Distinctive Features of Islam
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The most distinctive feature of Islam is twofold. First, it is the only religion which claims to be the final, universal and eternal religion for all. Second, it is the only religion which acknowledges, and bears witness to, the veracity of every other religions and claims that the truth is not the monopoly of Islam alone—whereas every other religion that it alone contains the Divine truth.
Shariah Relationship between Religion and Politics in Islam
A speech delivered by Hazrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad at Suriname on 3rd June 1991 in a meeting organized by Inter-Religious Consults in Suriname. The topic of speech, and questions answered are related to Shariah and Politics, the law of Shariah and imposition of Shariah law in any country.
Murder in the Name of Allah
Hardly a day passes on which an Islamic event does not make headlines. The president of a Muslim country is assassinated by the supporters of Muslim brotherhood; a European journalist is taken hostage by Islamic Jihad; a Pan-American aircraft is hijacked.
Revival of Religion
Contrary to mythical tale that prophets descend from heavens like heroes, they are normal human beings. They suffer trials and tribulations. Their followers gain glory not through the toils of someone else but through their own sacrifices. These prophets turn the people away from materialism and return them to their Creator. This revival requires Divine intervention.
An Elementary Study of Islam
This book is a brief introduction to the five fundamentals articles of the Islamic faith. The articles of faith, which all Muslims believe in, are: Unity of God, Angels, Prophets, Holy Books and Life after Death.
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