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MANAGEMENT BOARD
 Mr Munir-ud-din Shams (Chairman) Mr Mansoor Shah (Secretary) Mr Naseer Ahmad Qamar  Mr Mubarak Ahmad Zafar  Mr Mirza Fakhar Ahmad  Mr. Abdul Baqi Arshad 
CHIEF EDITOR AND MANAGER 
 Mansoor Ahmed Shah
EDITORIAL BOARD
 Basit Ahmad  Bockarie Tommy Kallon Fareed Ahmad  Fazal Ahmad. Fauzia Bajwa Mansoor Saqi Mahmood Hanif  Mansoora Hyder-Hanif  Navida Shahid Sarah WaseemSaleem Ahmad Malik Tanveer Khokhar 
SPECIAL CONTRIBUTORS
 Amatul Hadi Ahmad  Farina Qureshi
PROOFREADERS
 Abdul Ghany Jahangeer KhanShaukia Mir 
DESIGN AND LAYOUT
Tanveer Khokhar 
PUBLISHER 
 Al Shirkatul Islamiyyah
DISTRIBUTION
 Muhammad Hanif 
 All correspondence should be forwarded to the editor at:
The Review of ReligionsThe London Mosque16 Gressenhall RoadLondon, SW18 5QLUnited Kingdom
Email:
reviewofreligions@gmail.com
©Islamic Publications, 2007ISSN No: 0034-6721
Views expressed in this publication are notnecessarily the beliefs of the AhmadiyyaMuslim Community
December 2007, Vol.102, No.12
CONTENTS
ESSENCE OF ISLAM – Part 25Revelation and Psychic Phenomena
Five different forms of True spiritual revelationand the false belief of astrology and otherswho claim they can predict the future
 Hadhrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad 
(as)
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 KHILAFAT CENTENARY SPECIAL EDITION NO.3
HADHRAT ‘UTHMAN
(RA)
Account of how Hadhrat ‘Uthman
(ra)
 becameabeacon of light for the early Muslims. Thearticle covers his achievements in the officialcompilation of the Qur’an, and the apparentgrowing discontent against his judgement thatled to his unfortunate murder.
 Amir Safir – UK 
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HADHRAT‘ALI
(RA)
The close bond between Hadhrat ‘Ali
(ra)
and theHoly Prophet
(saw)
and how this contributed to hisunique knowledge of the Qur’an and Hadith. Alsoan analysis of the role of Hadhrat ‘Ali
(ra)
under thefirst three Khulafa and his achievements as thefourth Khalifah.
 FazalAhmad – U
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Cover Photo:
Old map of Middle Eastmap from 1716 showing part of the Middle East including Persiaand Mesopotamia (now Iran andIraq).
Photo, copyright, BigStockPhotos.com
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Some people put forward theobjection that there are manygroups like astrologers, sooth-sayers, physicians, and palmists,who claim to reveal the unseen.Sometimes they foretell things,some of which come to pass, andthat more recently,some peoplehave been able to reveal hiddenmatters through mesmerism. Thenhow could the revealing of theunseen be conclusive proof of theDivine origin of revelation?The answer is that all these groupsspeak from conjecture, guesswork,and indeed from superstition; they possess no certain knowledge nor do they claim to have certainknowledge. Their so-called pro- phecies are based upon signs anddoubtful indications which haveno relationship with certainty andwhich are not above suspicion anderror.Very often, their predictionsare proved baseless and false, onaccount of which those predictionslack all honour and acceptance andhelpfulness and success. Thosewho indulge in those predictionsare generally poverty-stricken andunfortunate, are held in no honour,and are cowardly, mean,unsuccessful and without anymerit. They cannot convert theunseen to come into accord with
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The Review of Religions
 –December 2007
KHILAFAT: Special Edition 3
This series sets out, in the words of the Promised Messiah
(as)
,
Hadhrat Mirza GhulamAhmad, a summary of his exposition of four outstanding topics: ISLAM; ALLAH,THE EXALTED; THE HOLY PROPHET
(saw)
and THE HOLY QUR’AN. Theoriginal compilation, in Urdu, from which these extracts have been translated intoEnglish, was collated with great care and diligence by Syed Daud Ahmad Sahib, Allahhave mercy on him and reward him graciously for his great labour of love. Amin. TheEnglish rendering is by the late Sir Muhammad Zafrullah Khan, may Allah be pleasedwith him, and is quoted from
The Essence of Islam,
Volume 1. All referencesthroughout, unless otherwise specifically mentioned, are from the Holy Qur’an.
ESSENCEOFISLAM:
 Part 25 –  Revelation amd Psychic Phenomena
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their predictions and in their owncircumstances they exhibit thesigns of Divine wrath and they possess no blessing or honour or help from the Divine. But theProphets and
 Auliya’ 
do notmerely disclose the unseen like theastrologers, but with the Grace andMercy of God, which alwaysaccompany them, they make such prophecies in which the lights of acceptance and honour shine likethe sun and which consist of thegood news of honour and Divinehelp, and not that of misfortuneand adversity.Consider the prophecies of theHoly Qur’an and you will find thatthey are not like the predictions of the astrologers or others but arefull of majesty and glory. All those prophecies are characterised bydeclaring the honour of therecipients and the disgrace of their enemies, their glory and thehumiliation of their enemies, their success and the failure of their enemies, their victory and thedefeat of their enemies, and their  prosperity and the ruin of their enemies. Can any astrologer or soothsayer or mesmeriser put forthsuch prophecies? Certainly not.Always to proclaim one’s owngood, and the decline of theopponent and to refute whatever the opponent says and to promisethe fulfilment of that which is inone’sfavour,can only be from
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ESSENCE OF ISLAM – PART 25, REVELATION AND PSYCHIC PHENOMENA
The Review of Religions
 –December 2007
KHILAFAT: Special Edition 3
The founder of the AhmadiyyaMuslim community was HadhratMirza Ghulam Ahmad
(as)
.
The founder of the AhmadiyyaMuslim community was HadhratMirza Ghulam Ahmad
(as)
.In 1891,he claimed, on the basis of Divinerevelation, that he was the PromisedMessiah and Mahdi whose adventhad been foretold by Muhammad,the Holy Prophet of Islam (peaceand blessings of Allah be upon him)and by the scriptures of other faiths.The founder’s claim constitutes the basis of the beliefs of the AhmadiyyaMuslim community.
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