Editorial — Spring 2020
‘The Sun Shall Rise from the West’
The East and the West are considered as representing two different cultures and civilizations. At times, they appear opposite to each other and in a clash. However, most of the world religions were born in the East. Among them are the faith traditions of Hinduism, Confucianism, Zoroastrianism, Jainism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and Sikhism. All of these faith traditions were taken to the West from the East.
In Islam, there is a prophecy of the Prophet Muhammad (sa) that “the sun shall rise from the West.” This issue of the Muslim Sunrise helps us to understand the meaning of this prophecy. It is a metaphorical prediction and does not indicate the physical rising of the sun from the West. The rising of the sun means that the light of Islam will spread not only in the West but also its message will be carried out from the West to other nations in Latter Days.
The International Ahmadiyya Muslim Community believes that God initiated this process through the Founder of the Community one hundred and thirty years ago. Now, his successors have expanded this process. In this issue, we have tried to cover various aspects of this prophecy.
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