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MANAGEMENT BOARD
Munir-ud-din Shams (Chairman)Mansoor Shah (Secretary) Naseer Ahmad Qamar Mubarak Ahmad Zafar Mirza Fakhar Ahmad  Abdul Baqi Arshad 
CHIEF EDITOR AND MANAGER 
Mansoor Ahmed Shah
Assistant:
 Ijaz Ahmed Tahir 
EDITORIAL BOARD
 Bockarie Tommy Kallon Fareed Ahmad  Fazal Ahmad Mansoor Saqi.Sarah WaseemTanveer Khokhar 
SPECIAL CONTRIBUTORS
 Amatul Hadi Ahmad  Farina Qureshi
PROOFREADERS
 Abdul Ghany Jahangeer KhanShaukia Mir 
DESIGN AND LAYOUT
Tanveer Khokhar 
DISTRIBUTION
Muhammad Hanif 
PUBLISHER 
 Al Shirkatul Islamiyyah
 All correspondence should be forwarded to the editor at:
The Review of ReligionsThe London Mosque16 Gressenhall RoadLondon, SW18 5QLUnited KingdomEmail:
reviewofreligions@gmail.com
©
Islamic Publications, 2008ISSN No: 0034-6721
Views expressed in this publication are notnecessarily the beliefs of the AhmadiyyaMuslim Community
September 2008, Vol.103, No.09
CONTENTS
KHILAFAT CENTENARYSPECIAL EDITION NO.12
The Significance of Sacrifice in Your pledge
Address from the USA Jalsa 2008. Being in chargeof the training ground of the children, a woman hasa very high status in Islam. Ahmadi women should be ready for all kinds of sacrifices and strive for the victory of Islam
 Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad – Khalifatul Masih V 
.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Self Reformation
Final address from the USA Jalsa 2008 inwhich Hudhur reminds the audience to fulfill their  pledge and to remain loyal to Khilafat. What isfaith? What are righteous deeds?
 Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad –  Khalifatul Masih V 
.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Khilafat-e-Rashida – (The Rightly GuidedKhilafat)
An incisive address on the need for and role of Khilafat, how it was manifested after the demiseof the Prophet of Islam and how it is a permanentsource of blessings under the AhmadiyyaCommunity.
Maulana Ataul Mujeeb Rashed (Imam of the London Mosque) .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
COVER PHOTO
Members of the Ahmadiyya Community outside Baitur RahmanMosque, USA awaiting the arrival of Hadhrat Khalifatul MasihV for thr USA Annual Convention
© al-islam.com – photo by Kalim Bhatti
 
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The Review of Religions
 – September 2008
KHILAFAT: Special Edition 12
Today, Allah the Almighty isfulfilling your desire to see mestanding before you and directlyaddressing Lajna ImaillahAmerica. In this connection, Ihad received many letters fromyou and I too wanted to addressyou directly. All praise belongsto Allah that He granted me thisopportunity today.Allah the Almighty has conferredmany favours on the Jama’atAhmadiya. He has made allinventions of the age for theservice of the servants of thePromised Messiah
(as)
. ThePromised Messiah
(as)
has himself said that all these moderninventions have been provided by Allah Almighty in support of the Messiah
(as)
. Amongst theseinventions, and befitting thetime, an outstanding invention isone that transmits voice and picture from one place to another in seconds, that is to say, thesatellite television system. Wordsare inadequate to thank Allah theAlmighty for bestowing thisfavour, through His specialgrace, upon the Ahmadiyyacommunity. Programmes indifferent languages on themessage of Islam andAhmadiyyat,
tarbiyyat 
(otraining and reformation) of theJama’at, as well as sermons andspeeches that rank as guidance of the Jama’at, are being receivedinstantaneously throughout theworld.There was a time when a speaker had to shout loudly. Until wellinto the time of the secondKhalifa Hadhrat MuslehMao’ud
(ra)
, audio facility was notavailable in Qadian. When thefacility became available,
The Significance of Sacrifice in YourPledge
Address delivered by Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, KhalifatulMasih V, Head of the worldwide Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, onJune 21st 2008 to the ladies at the USA Annual convention.
 
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THE SIGNIFICANCE OF SACRIFICE IN YOUR PLEDGE
The Review of Religions
 – September 2008
KHILAFAT: Special Edition 12
Hadhrat Khalifat-ul-Masih II
(ra)
announced that now that he wasaudible from the men’s area, heno longer felt a need to deliver aspeech to the ladies separatelyunless he had to say somethingspecific and important to them:nevertheless, he reserved thematter for consideration. In viewof the importance of the ladies aswell as the strong demand made by them, the necessity of aseparate address to the ladiesremained. And this practicecontinues to date.In any case, a large number of members of the Jama’atcomprises ladies and hence it isthe right of Ahmadi ladies thatthe Khalifa of the time addressthem directly.Through MTA, the Jama’at has become so aware of thesetraditions that both new-comers,and who are resolute inobedience, try to adopt each andevery tradition of ours, of Ahmadiyyat.As you no doubt know, a fewweeks ago, I was on a tour inAfrica. During the Jalsa Salanaof Nigeria, the agenda drafted inaccord with this traditionrequired that on the second dayof the Jalsa, the Khalifa of thetime address the Lajna, or  perhaps this had been mentionedin their programme.Anyway, due to the arrival of some dignitaries and somechange in the programme at theeleventh hour, the organisersdropped the programme and I didnot go to the ladies. This changeupset a large number of Lajna.They said that they had notgathered there to see the face of the Sadr Lajna or other office bearers or the Amir but had comefor the Khalifa and if he was notcoming, then they werereturning. Yet others said thatthey would not eat. Theadministration controlled thesituation with great difficulty andapologised to them. I hope your Sadr Lajna must have taken asigh of relief that this episode isnot repeating here.Anyway, such an attitude fromany Ahmadi, whether a man or 

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