Introduction to the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community

In the 19th century, Islam as a religion and Muslims as a nation were helpless. Muslim empires were crumbling all over the world. In the subcontinent of India, the Mughal Empire...

What is Racism?

In the past, racism was de­fined as discrimination, inequality, and prejudice directed at an individual or group, based on biological characteristics. But, currently, it has been...

Election 2020: Peaceful Transitions, a Thing of the Past?

“Americans are more deeply divided and angry with each other today than at any time since the 1850s. Now, as then, distrust of leaders and institutions is widespread, and...

The Plague of Amwas

Today we are experiencing an unprecedented event in our world history, as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to tear through our global fabric. As of the writing of this article in...

COVID-19 (Coronavirus): Its Worldwide Devastation

When we hear the word devastation, an image that comes to mind is of a ruined building in a war-torn country. With the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the world sees another type of...

The Bubonic Plague: Prophecies of the Promised Messiah (as)

COVID-19 garnered early comparisons to the Spanish Flu of 1918, which killed at least 20 million people globally, if not many more. Just a decade prior to that deadly flu, the...

Islamic Response to Pandemics and Plagues

The terms ta’un (plague) and waba (epidemic or pestilence) have been well-recognized as diseases since early Islam. The Holy Qur’an describes them as “Da’bbah...

Origins of the Glorious Fazl Mosque

This article was written at the occasion of the Centenary of the UK Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. As Ahmadi Muslims, we claim to be adherents of the most supreme of all teachings, a...

Defining the West: Historical Development of the Concept of the West

The four cardinal directions, or cardinal points, are the directions north, east, south, and west. The basic definition of the West is that it is “where the sun sets.”...

When Will the Sun Rise from the West?

When Will the Sun Rise from the West?: Identifying the time of the Latter Days Many people feel pessimistic about where the world is headed: The Coronavirus, global climate...

Approaching the West

… Say: ‘To Allah belongs the East and the West. He guides whom He pleases to the right path’ (1). “For as the lightning comes out of the East, and shines even unto the...