Khwaja Kamal-ud-Din

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Khwaja Kamal-ud-Din

Khwaja Kamal-ud-Din (1870 – December 28, 1932), a lawyer by profession,[1] was a member of the Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement and the author of numerous publications [2] about Islam and the Ahmadiyya movement.[3]

Life[edit]

Khwaja Kamal-ud-Din was born in Punjab, India, and received his education at the famous Forman Christian College, Lahore. His grandfather, Abdur Rashid, a famous poet, was at one time chief Muslim Judge of Lahore during the Sikh period. In 1893 he joined the Ahmadiyya Movement and became a close associate of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Founder of the Ahmadiyya movement. Before joining the movement he was planning on converting to Christianity but was convinced by Ghulam Ahmad not to convert.

Khwaja Kamal-ud-Din with Lord Headley

In 1912 he proceeded to England in pursuence of his legal practice and was instructed by Hakeem Noor-ud-Din, the first khalifa (successor) of Ghulam Ahmad, to keep three things in view, one of which was to try to get the Mosque in Woking opened which was originally built by the Begum of Bhopal, and had been reported to have been locked for some time. Having reached London, Kamaludin enquired about the Mosque, met with other Ahmaddiyyas and was able to have the Woking Mosque unlocked. He laid the foundation of the “Woking Ahmadiyya Mission and Literary Trust[4] as well as The Islamic Review.[5]

From 1912 until his death, he devoted his life to the propagation of Ahmadiyya. Besides visiting England several times for lengthy periods, he also toured other countries in Europe, Asia and Africa, including his home country of India, delivering lectures on

Ahmadiyya. He performed his second Hajj in the company of Lord Headley,[6] the famous British Ahmadiyya convert and the Khwaja's close friend and associate.

Literary work[edit]

Below is a partial list of English books by Khwaja Kamal-ud-Din, which can be read online:[7]

(Urdu books by Khwaja Kamal-ud-Din are also accessible online.[8])

  • Al-Islam
  • Ethics of War
  • The Existence of God
  • Five Pillars of Islam
  • God and His Attributes
  • The Great Revolution
  • The Holy Quran and the Bible
  • Introduction to the Study of the Holy Quran
  • Islam and Christianity
  • Islam and Civilisation
  • Islam & Other Religions
  • Islam to East and West
  • Jesus — An Ideal of Godhead and Humanity
  • Muhammad the Most Successful Prophet
  • Mysticism in Islam
  • The Problem of Human Evolution
  • The Quran a Miracle
  • A Running Commentary on the Holy Quran
  • The Sources of Christianity
  • The Status of Women in World Religions and Civilisations
  • The Strength of Islam
  • Study for an Atheist
  • Study of Islam
  • Sufeism in Islam
  • Unity of the Human Race
  • The Vicegerent of God on Earth
  • Woman from Judaism to Islam
  • Worship and Sacrificialism

References[edit]

  1. ^ Life of Khwaja Kamal-ud-Din; Khwaja Kamal-ud-Din: Entry in Who’s Who; To the memory of Khwaja Kamal-ud-Din, editorial in The Islamic Review in its first issue of 1962
  2. ^ A Complete List of Khwaja Kamal-ud-Din Sahib's Books
  3. ^ Nathalie Clayer, Eric Germain Islam in Inter-War Europe -2008 Page 90 "The mission that Khwaja Kamaluddin (1870-1932) founded in Woking (Surrey) reactivated and increased Quilliam 's English reading public throughout Europe and within the British Empire."
  4. ^ Woking Muslim Mission Website
  5. ^ The Islamic Review online archive, 1913-1970
  6. ^ Life of Lord Headley
    Hajj of Lord Headley, 1923
  7. ^ Books by Khwaja Kamal-ud-Din online
  8. ^ Urdu books by Khwaja Kamal-ud-Din

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