The words in the text in normal brackets () and in between the long dashes—are the words of the Promised Messiah, peace be upon him, and if any explanatory words or phrases are added by the translator for the purpose of clarification, they are put in square brackets [ ].
References to the Holy Quran contain the name of the Surah [i.e. chapter] followed by a chapter:verse citation, e.g. Surah Al-Jumu’ah, 62:4, and counts Bismillahir-Rahmanir-Rahim [In the name of Allah, the Gracious, the Merciful] as the first verse in every chapter it appears.
The name of Muhammad(sa), the Holy Prophet of Islam, has been followed by the symbol (sa), which is an abbreviation for the salutation Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him). The names of other Prophets and Messengers are followed by the symbol (as), an abbreviation for Alayhis-Salam (peace be upon him). The actual salutations have not generally been set out in full, but they should nevertheless, be understood as being repeated in full in each case.
This treatise entitled The Honour of Prophets was published in the May 1902 edition of The Review of Religions in Urdu. The subtitles which appear in this book were not present in the original Urdu manuscript written by the Promised Messiah(as) but rather were added by the editor of The Review of Religions. In this book we have retained these subtitles as they appear.