My late father Hazrat Maulana Abul-Ata Jalandhri was, by the Grace of Allah, an illustrious scholar of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at. He had the distinction and honour of serving the cause of the community throughout his life. He also had the opportunity of having worked closely with Hazrat Khalifatul Mashih II and III.
In recognition of his outstanding services, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih II (May Allah be pleased with him) bestowed on him the title of KHALID, a famous companion of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (May peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), who is renowned for his bravery and victories achieved on the battlefields in early Islamic history.
Sometimes a small article is capable of creating an impact far greater than that of a voluminous book. It is my hope that this pamphlet, which is in your hands, has the same effect.
I remember vividly the circumstances in which my father wrote this book, he was unwell at the time and retired to a small village known as Rambari in Kashmir in order to recuperate. As a result of his illness, he dictated the whole article to me. The article was first published in the monthly Al-Furqan, a periodical edited by my father. Later on, an English translation appeared in the Muslim Herald, published by the London Mosque. It was subsequently produced separately as a booklet to be distributed widely.
I hope that the reader will appreciate that the article is very concise and to the point. Its narrative is very powerful and full of conviction. Ten arguments from the Holy Bible have been put forward in it. These conclusively prove the fallacy of present day Christian belief in the death of Jesus Christ (May peace be upon him) on the cross. These arguments have been drawn directly from the Bible and are set forth so clearly that there remains no ambiguity.
When it was originally published, the pamphlet proved to be very popular and useful. I would like to quote one example of its impact in the life of a Christian lady, Mrs. Selma Saeed Khan. She has related to me that when the late Dr. Saeed Khan, who had been preaching to her, finally gave her this pamphlet to read, it shook the basis of her belief to the very core. She said that after having read the pamphlet, she realised that the arguments presented must be taken very seriously. In her own words, this pamphlet proved to be a very significant landmark in her spiritual journey towards Islam.
As a result of having studied the pamphlet, she narrates, that she considered the doctrine of the life and death of Jesus very seriously, and once she was convinced by the Grace of Allah, eventually decided to accept Islam. I am pleased to add that Mrs. Selma Khan has been a very dedicated and energetic preacher of Islam in her own right. Through her efforts many English people have been led to the path of Islam. May Allah bless her with a Jong life and further success in the noble pursuit.
I give my special thanks to brother Muhammad Saeed Ahmed Lone of East London who has undertaken the initiative of reprinting this pamphlet at his own expense with the approval of the Jama’at. May Allah reward him and bless this publication. Ameen.
Ataul Mujeeb Rashed
Imam of The London Mosque
16 Gressenhall Road,
London, SW 18 5QL
30th December 2003