First Urdu edition,
1936 (Part I), 1950 (Part II)
Second Urdu edition both parts in 1 volume,
First English edition,
1940 (Part I), 1955 (Part II)
Second Enlarged 3-volume English edition,
1966 (vol. I), 1969 (vol. II), 1975 (vol. III)
New U.S.A. edition,
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Ahmadiyya Anjuman Isha‘at Islam
(Ahmadiyya Association for thePropagation of Islam) was founded at Lahore, Pakistan, in 1914 by theprominent followers of Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad. It exists topromote a liberal, tolerant and peaceful picture of Islam, as found in theHoly Quran and the life of the Holy Prophet Muhammad. It haspublished a vast quantity of highly-regarded literature on Islam invarious languages, and has branches and members in several countries.Library of Congress Catalog Card Number:ISBN: 0–913321–59 –1