Work of the Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement
In its propagation work, the Lahore Ahmadiyya movement addresses both
the modern, Western world and the Muslim world. To the West, it proclaims
that today's blind material progress will lead mankind to self-destruction,
unless it is balanced by an inner spiritual force. Only Islam can provide
such a spiritual force which restrains man from abusing the awesome physical
power he has acquired, while not hindering material progress and benefits.
To the Muslims, the movement urges that they must return to the Islam
of the Holy Quran and the Holy Prophet, whose spirit is so utterly different
from the much-publicised "fundamentalist" Islam (which is, in
fact, based on later distortions introduced into Islam).
Our work is carried out world-wide by the publication and distribution
of literature, and the establishment of branches and centres of the
movement. The Anjuman has a vast range of high-quality, much acclaimed
literature in several languages, covering all aspects of Islam. Major
books written by Maulana Muhammad Ali in English include the following:
Translation of the Holy Quran with commentary,
a comprehensive explanation of the meanings of the Holy Book, based
on the most authentic sources, giving carefully reasoned interpretations,
taking into account modern circumstances and criticism, and removing
misconceptions prevalent among both Muslims and non-Muslims (1300
The Religion of Islam, a full
exposition of its sources, principles and practices (700 pages);
A Manual of Hadith, the guidance
given by the Holy Prophet on the practical life of a Muslim (400 pages);
Muhammad The Prophet, biography
of the Holy Prophet, removing many mistaken ideas about his life (300
Living Thoughts of the Prophet Muhammad,
brief life of Holy Prophet and his teachings on various topics.
These writings have, over a period of decades, become classic and legendary
books in the field of Islamic literature. Reviewing The Religion
of Islam, Mr Marmaduke Pickthall, a famous British Muslim scholar,
and himself a translator of the Quran into English, wrote as follows:
"Probably no man living has done longer or more valuable
service for the cause of Islamic revival than Maulana Muhammad Ali of
Lahore. His literary works, with those of the late Khawaja Kamal-ud-Din,
have given fame and distinction to the Ahmadiyya Movement. ... Such
a book is greatly needed at the present day when in many Muslim countries
we see persons eager for the reformation and revival of Islam making
mistakes through lack of just this knowledge."
At present, translations of these books are being prepared and published
in several modern languages, such as French, German, Russian and Chinese.
Free booklets are also available on a large scale, in many languages.
All seekers of truth are invited to contact us for further information.
We especially invite Muslims to come and see our work, and judge for
themselves if it is not their duty to join and support this movement.
Please contact us for further information about Islam and the Ahmadiyya