This is the second volume of the series bearing the title 'The Essence of Islam', the first volume of which was published in 1979. Like the first volume it sets out in the words of the Promised Messiah, Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian himself, a summary of his exposition of eighteen further topics which are listed in the table of contents. The first volume has had a very encouraging reception, and it is hoped that the second volume of the series will be accorded the same degree of reception. It will be appreciated that the topics included in this volume deal with a variety of subjects on which the teachings of Islam are not widely known. This volume should help seekers after truth to arrive at a true understanding of these teachings, at a time when a great deal of interest has been stimulated in various aspects of Islam, in consequence of the disparity between the true teachings of Islam and the practice of certain sections of orthodox Muslim communities in that context.