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by Mirza Tahir Ahmad

  • ISBN: 1853726400
  • Category: Religious Studies
  • Subcategory: Spirituality
  • Author: Mirza Tahir Ahmad
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Islam International Publications; 1st edition (July 1, 1998)
  • Pages: 756
  • ePub book: 1487 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1248 kb
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  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 411


Revelation, Rationality, Knowledge & Truth is a book written by Mirza Tahir Ahmad, the fourth Caliph of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.

Revelation, Rationality, Knowledge & Truth is a book written by Mirza Tahir Ahmad, the fourth Caliph of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. Published in 1998, it was originally written in English and was subsequently translated into Urdu and Arabic. The book explores religious thought and the role of revelation throughout different ages of human civilization. It is a comprehensive thesis on the phenomenon of revelation in different faiths and seeks to argue for the existence of God through rationality.

Mirza Tahir Ahmad (Born December 18, 1928 in Qadian, died April 19, 2003 in London) was Khalifatul Masih IV. Caliph of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. He was elected to this office on 10th June 1982, the day after the death of his predecessor, Mirza Nasir Ahmad. He graduated from Jamia Ahmadiyya (Theological Academy) at Rabwah, followed by higher education in Lahore at the University of Punjab, an Mirza Tahir Ahmad (Born December 18, 1928 in Qadian, died April 19, 2003 in London) was Khalifatul Masih IV.

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9 people like this topic. by Hazrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad, Khalifatul Masih IV(rh). Any divide between revelation and rationality, religion and logic has to be irrational. If religion and rationality cannot proceed hand in hand, there has to be something deeply wrong with either of the two. Does revelation play any vital role in human affairs? Is not rationality sufficient to guide man in all the problems which confront him? Numerous questions such as these are examined with minute attention

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Revelation, Rationality, Knowledge & Truth" is a book written by Mirza Tahir Ahmad, the fourth leader of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community from 1982 to 2003. The book explores religious thought throughout different ages of human civilization. It is a comprehensive essay on the author's take on the phenomenon of Revelation in different faiths from an Islamic perspective. It attempts to prove the existence of God through rationality instead of theology.

Subject: Qur'an - Hermeneutics. Subject: Revelation - Islam. Subject: Rationalism.

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The underlying theme of the book is that the belief in a divine power, the Creator, is not in contradiction with the acceptance of scientific rationale.


JoJoshura JoJoshura
The author was a very knowledgeable person in matters of Islam and other world religions. For the time when it was published, it covered many relevant subjects; yet still it is of great usefulness.
Browelali Browelali
this is a very long book ~ 700 pages or so but it is very well written and interesting. It brings a lot of rational insight to different religions and their preachings. The book arrived in perfect condition.
Rocky Basilisk Rocky Basilisk
A totally different view on Islam
This is not the teachings of Islam, rather an outside religion that connects its origins to Islam, many of its scientific views hold well while it's religious connection holds no water. Decent science book, failure from religious perspective
Beabandis Beabandis
This book clarified major confusions related to my religious beliefs and their reconciliation with scientific discoveries of recent era. To imagine that scientists who have devoted their lives to the cause of advancement of human knowledge were not sincere when it came to finding the origin of life was most absurd and a great challenge to my concepts of evolution. I would want to copy an except from my own writing written as a tribute to this book below: For full article, please go to

Put yourself in the shoes of great Italian physicist, mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher, Galileo and you will appreciate his healthy skepticism of established authority and misconceptions in17th century orthodoxy. His theory of heliocentrism that the sun was stationary while earth revolved around it was in direct collision path with well established interpretations of Biblical verses. To name a few, Psalm 93:1, 96:10, 1 Chronicles 16:30 that the ―world is firmly established, it cannot be moved‖ Or Psalm 104:5 that says, ―the Lord set the earth on its foundations; it can never be moved Or Ecclesiastes 1:5 that says, And the sun rises and sets and returns to its place" and perhaps, some others. Galileo was found ―vehemently suspect of heresy‖ and perhaps spent the rest of his life in prison. But did Galileo lose? Or the misconceptions attributed to the words of God had to yield to his honest observations?

In my lifetime I have come across many of such refutations both in history and modern era ranging from the above theory of imaginary moon to the most recent by Darwin in the last century. Yet, surprisingly, none of these rejectionist religious understandings proved lasting in the face of ever evolving scientific advancements until today. Yes, all scientific theories, as in any research methodology, gradually reached their current acceptable statuses after dealing and addressing the fallacies associated with them. But none of the original theory could ever be completely written off as absurd or myth or a conspiracy to religion. So why am I told to hold fast on to my beliefs against theory of evolution when thousands of other scientific theories could not make a dent on my religious beliefs (not that I have stronger Imaan than others)? Why should I consider that this theory of evolution is a kind of its own that is in direct collision path with my religious views; and I have to either believe in creationism from an Intelligent Designer or accept that my forefathers could actually be "cousins" of gorillas and monkeys if I go the route of Darwinism?

I have been thinking about this phenomenon and my mind was going blank trying to find the answer. Can I compromise on my beliefs a little to make room for this theory? Or maybe just forget about my beliefs when I am dealing with worldly affairs during the day time and continue my religious understanding when I am all alone, isolated from the world and saying my salah? What am I to teach my children? If I am hopefully successful by the mercy of Allah in keeping my and my children’s religious views intact by not mixing religion with this particular theory, I can rest assured that the subsequent generations would let religion go instead of rejecting this theory of evolution. Add to this complexity the ideas that evolution would soon be part of our kid’s curriculum and you have a perfectly brewing storm that will eventually destroy many traditional Islamic values along with any concept of Creator and creations, be it associated with any religion.

Atheist, biologist, writer and thinker, Richard Dawkins in his recent interview to CNN, well proselytized the ideas from his book, “The God Delusion”. While answering a question how he thought evolution should be taught to children, he says, “…so I would teach evolution very early in childhood. I don't think it's all that difficult to do. It's a very simple idea. One could do it with the aid of computer games and things like that. I think it needs serious attention, that children should be taught where they come from, what life is all about, how it started, why it's there, why there's such diversity of it, why it looks designed. These are all things that can easily be explained to a pretty young child. I'd start at the age of about 7 or 8.”
Theory of evolution, like all scientific findings of the past has some major challenges to overcome. Books have been written by renowned scientists coming from both secular and religious backgrounds logically and scientifically questioning the theory. Some fallacies even accepted by the founder of the concept, Darwin himself. But the author doesn’t see this theory completely dying in the near future or, perhaps, ever. All objections and questions related to the idea would only further the cause of science and this theory would continue to come closer and closer to becoming an established fact.
Preve Preve
For me the most interesting concept in this book was that of "guided" evolution. The author proves with convincing arguments that although there is no doubt that the various species have developed from the lowest to the highest forms via evolutionary processes, however, 'natural selection' that invariably depends on the occurrence of random mutations, cannot scientifically explain the advancement of species from one form to the next. In fact, this dependence on random mutations makes such advancement, as is seen in nature, a mathematical impossibility. The atheists are so in awe of the process of natural selection that they have made it into a god that has creative abilities, but their own science is sufficient to refute this belief.
Groll Groll
I first read this book when it was published a couple of years ago. I have never completely understood it, as it is a literary masterpiece and some of the issues discussed are beyond the comprehension of an ordinary person like me. Nevertheless, it continues to fascinate me and whenever an issue intrigues me, I rely on this book for a better understanding. It provides thoughful and detailed insight into philosophy, origins of different religions and also an amazing analysis of issues that plague manking today. THis book is surely a testimony to the author's wisdom, intellect and broad vision.
Great read for those who have interest in cultural learning and theology. Of course, you must have a deep love for the non-fiction genre to overcome the massive size of the text. I was hooked from page one and couldn't stop reading. From a non-Muslim perspective, it is still an excellent text exploring several topics in history, philosophy, and religion. My complete review can be found here @