Review of Religions

An English-language monthly started from Qadian during the life of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad. It was quite regular and established in its time. It still continues today, but a shadow of its very early success.

Issues frm 1905

  • The cause of death of Maulvi Abdul Kareem is mentioned.
  • They wrote that Dr. Griswold wrote an accurate review of the claims of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad.
  • Abdul Hakim, "APOSTATE", the person in correspondence with whom all Muslims were declared 'kafir' was an Ahmadi at the time and wrote a commentary of the Quran and had it published. It was 900 pages long.
  • Earthquakes were 'predicted'as far back as 1880--1883.

Issues frm 1914-15

These might not be generally available (thanks to Rationalist for the great work in trying to retrieve them).

These PDF files are 2-6 MB in size. Two things are apparent:

  • Right from April 1914, the focus is on the 'prophecies' of Ahmad (Mirza Ghulam Ahmad), and he is referred to as a 'prophet' as in prophesier.
  • Later on, we can see that his rank among 'prophets' is being discussed. Here the meaning of 'prophet' is not prophesier, but messenger.
  • Most importantly, we have an article that goes to great lenghts to prove that Mirza Mahmud Ahmad was the Musleh Maud (Promised Reformer). This is 1914-15 period, at least a couple of decades before the official version of the Qadiani Ahmadiyya position him as making this claim.

April 1914

May to July 1914

August to November 1914

January to May 1915

May to December 1915