It seems that MGA and his team stole from Al-Ghazali when they presented “The Philosophy of the Teachings of Islam” in 1896? Nevertheless, we present an evaluation of this lecture/book. Be advised, we only have Ahmadiyya sources on this specific topic, hence, most of this background data is dubious, however, Ahmadiyya sources do quote 5-6 British newspapers which only indicate that this event did take place and MGA’s speech was read out and applauded heavily (see Hidden Treasures). In reality, this book was penned by MGA’s team at Qadian and delivered in a speech at Lahore by Maulvi Abdul Kareem. Khawaja Kamaluddin [who later left Qadiani Jama’at] brought a message to MGA that they should write something. MGA was sick as usual, he seems to have ordered his team to write something for this occasion, Dard claims that MGA had a severe attack of diarrhea as he tried to write this lecture (page 477). Khawaja Kamaluddin was not happy with the exposition and expressed a sense of hopelessness and felt it would be mocked and derided (See Dard pages 477-478)(See the ROR of Nov-1942 also). However, Ahmadi sources claims that their God had already informed MGA that his exposition would excel so he had some posters published about the exposition and assured Khawaja Kamaluddin about it and asked him to put up the posters in Lahore. Khawaja Kamaluddin had made his mind up about the exposition so he withheld putting up the posters and only did so at the very end when others insisted. He put up a few posters high up on walls the night before so that no one could see them because he thought the exposition was not worthy to be read at the convention. The conference (called the Dharma Mahotsu in the ROR of Nov-1942)was eventually held on December 26, 27, 28, 1896, and it was extended to December 29. However, when the exposition was read out at the convention, as we know, MGA’s paper won, however, the judges were overly sympathetic to ahmadiyya, in fact, the person who gave up his time so that Maulvi Abdul Kareem could keep reading was Maulvi Mubarak Ali of Sialkot, who had many sympathies to the Ahmadiyya Movement. The appointed time for the exposition passed but the audience remained ever eager. The time was extended, so much so that in order to accommodate the exposition the convention had to be extended by a day. Khawaja Kamaluddin was an educated man, he was a lawyer, and he knew that this paper was not good at all. This story is also covered by Muhammad Ali and Mirza Basheer-ud-Din Mahmud in the era of 1915-1924, as they criticized each other extensively. Did MGA‘s team steal from Al-Ghazali when they presented “The Philosophy of the Teachings of Islam” in 1896?
The ROR of Sep-1911 tells the world that this book can be bought from London also, at this address: Messrs. Luzac and Co., 46 Great Russell Street, London, W.C. The ROR of July-1912 has many book reviews of “The Teachings of Islam”, even one from Mary Hunt. The ROR of March-April-1916 reports that “The Teachings of Islam” is set to get translated into Tamil. The ROR of Sep-1916 reports that Brother Dr. Abdullah from Rouen has been spreading the French translation of “The Teachings of Islam”. The ROR of May-1918 reports that Qazi Abdullah has given a Belgian officer a French translation of the “Philosophy of the Teachings of Islam”. Its unclear as to who translated this. “Our Foreign Missions” 1961 edition reports that a second edition of a chinese language version of “Philosophy of the Teachings of Islam” was published in the early 1960’s. In 1957, Ahmadiyya sources claim to have also created a Burmese translation. This book is also mentioned in the ROR of Jan-1940 and Nov-1940. The ROR of Nov-1940 alleges that Maulvi Sanaullah and Syed Muhammad Hussain Batalvi were in attendance when the speech was given by Maulvi Abdul Karim, which ended up becoming the book, “Philosophy of the Teachings of Islam”. The ROR of Nov-1940 alleges that it has been translated into English, Arabic, French, Gujrati, Hindi, Bengali, Malay, Sumatri, Chinese, Sindhi, German, Burmese, Kantari, Gurmukhi, Marhatti, Malyalam, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, Balandi and Sunda. The ROR of Feb-1944 mentions the conference wherein this book was read out.
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