Washington D.C.: The Fazl Mosque, 1951. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Third Edition (1924). viii, 246pp, frontis illustration from photographs ot Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad , the Promised Messiah and Mahdi and his first two successors, Publisher's Introduction, Author's Preface to Third Edition, History of the Movement, Distinctive Features of the Movement What Should Be the Principal Object of Religious Conferences, The Principal Objects of Religion, The First Object of Religion, The Second Object of Religion, The Third Obect of Religion, The Fourth Object of Religion, The Effect of the Teachings of the Promised Messiah on His Followers, Index. Tall 8vo/23.5cm. Green cloth gilt, near fine in a slightly soiled dj with a stain on the front flap, stamp on half title: With Compliments of Ahmadiyya Foreign Missions Office, Rabwah (Pakistan). NF/G-..Laid in is a name card of Mr. Arif Zaman, NAZIR UMOOR AMMA, Sadr Anjuman Ahmadiyya, Rabwah; also a 1-pagemimeographed excerpt of a speech by the author on Dec. 18, 1956; also a folio-sized 8 page document in Urdu (which appears to be a newspaper). All items were obtained by the current owner of the book on a visit to Rabwah on 3 May 1959. Notes of a conversation with the author have been retained by the present owner. The book was originally written in Urdu and translated into English by Sir Muhammad Zafrullah Khan who at the time of publication was Foreign Minister of Pakistan. This Third Edition has been published by the American Mission of the Ahmadiya Movement. Though perhaps the most important proselytizing movement of Islam worldwide, with offices said to be in 195 countries, the movement is controversial in Pakistan and its presence there has led to harassment, riots, deaths and in 1974 Pakistan's Parliament declared the Ahmadiyas to be non-Muslims as they do not regard the Prophet Muhammad as the final prophet. No other country is known to hold this position..
Lahore: Printed at Lion Press, 1958. Book. Fine. Soft cover. N.d. (1958?). Possibly the 3rd edition? vi, 56pp, 13 photo illustrations. 12mo/18cm. Printed blue-green card wrappers, light soil and rubbing, "With Compliments" stamp of Ahmadiyya Foreign Missions Office. Rabwah (Pakistan) on title page, otherwise internally fine. A detailed account of the foreign missionary activity of the Ahmadiyya movement. Mirza Mubarak Ahmad (1914- ) appears to have been the Secretary of the Ahmadiyya Foreign Missions Office at Rabwah in 1960. Rather scarce..
Rabwah, Pakistan: Oriental & Religious Publishing Corporation Limited, 1957. Book. Fine. Soft cover. ca.1957. Translated from the original Italian (Apologia dell' Islamismo. Rome:1925) by Dr. Aldo Caselli. 88pp, Reprint of the version published by the Ahmadiyya Movement in Islam, Inc, American Fazl Mosque, Washington DC. Foreword by Sir Muhammad Zafrulla Khan, Judge of the International Court of Justice and former Foreign Minister of Pakistan), The Rapid Spread of Islam, Simplicity of Islamic Dogma, Meaning of Islamic Rites, Islamic Morale, Islamic Rule and Civilization, Significance of Mysticism in Islam, and Islam and Its Relation to Science. 8vo/21cm. Printed card wrappers, light wear, "With Complements" stamp on half-title of Ahmadiyya Muslim Foreign Missions Office, Rabwah (Pakistan), otherwise internally fine. Laura Veccia Vaglieri well-known Italian orientalist who was at one time Professor of Arabic and Islamic Culture at the University of Naples. This edition a bit scarce..
Fazl Mosque, Washington, D.C.: Ahmadiyya Movement in Islam, Inc, 1987. Book. Very Good. Soft cover. [i], 33pp. 8vo/22cm. Printed wrappers, Author bio data, Foreword by Sh. Mubarak Ahmad, Imam of the Fazl Mosque, Washington, D.C. Brief description of the Islamic faith by one of the most distinguished members of the Ahmadiyya movement in Islam. Muhammad Zafrulla Khan (1893-1985), served as Pakistan's Foreign Minister from 1947 to 1954. He also led its delegation to the United Nations and in 1962-63 was elected President of its General Assembly. He was later a Judge of the International Court of Justice and was its President from 1970-73. He retired to London where he dedicated himself to the Ahmadiyya movement. Copies surprisingly scarce. Only 4 on OCLC: 1 American Jesuit college + Oxford, Cambridge and the British Library..
London: The London Mosque, 1949. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First Edition. Translated into English from Urdu by Maulawi Sher Ali, Professor Qadi Muhammad Aslam and Sir Muhammad Zafrullah Khan. ix, 446pp, Word from the author, chapter headings include Need of the Quran, The Holy Prophet-A Life Sketch, Prophet's Personality and Character, Compilation of the Quran, Characteristics of Quranic Teachings, and Ahmad the Promised Messiah, The Messiah's Promised Son, Translation into other languages, Acknowledgments, index. 8vo/22cm. Blue cloth gilt, light wear in slightly soiled dj with very small chips at 2 corners, 1 inch closed tear tail of front joint, front hinge cracked, otherwise internally clean, tight and very good. Mirza Bashir-ud-Din Mahmud Ahmad, Hazrat Mirza (1889-1965) is listed on the title page as Khalifatul Masih II (or second successor to the founder of the Ahmadiyya community, his father Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (1836-1908)) and "Head of the Ahmadiyya Community, Qadian" though by the time of actual publication Partition had occurred and his headquarters had switched to Rabwah, Pakistan...
London: The London Mosque/Ahmadiyya Centenary Publications, 1979. Book. Fine. Soft cover. Reprint (1896). ix, 115, "A Grand Piece of News for Seekers after Truth.", Five Questions. 8vo/21.5cm. Printed green card wrappers, shelf wear only, internally fine. NF. Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (ca.1836-1908) was founder of the Ahmadiyya Movement in Islam. He presented the contents of this book in Urdu at the 1896 Conference of Religions at Lahore to a five question format. This is one of many editions and reprints..