Printed in The Review of Religions, January 1994 Cataclysms of nature that antedate human existence and sometimes still occur in uninhabited lands are not quite the news-grabbing misfortunes causing sudden and unexpected loss of life or suffering or resulting in economic loss. Earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tidal waves, lightening, typhoons and hurricanes are the greatest killers.
Printed in The Review of Religions, January 1994 It has been explained in Part I published in last month’s issue of the Review, that according to the Holy Quran, the laws of nature can be deployed, under Divine Will, to reward or punish man. Regarding the latter, we observe that the Holy Quran has mentioned the following
Printed in The Review of Religions, February 1994 II. Distinguishing Features of Divine Punishments 1) The foremost feature to distinguish a divine punishment from natural disaster is that divine punishment is foretold before it is afflicted. Indeed, not only is it foretold but the precise nature of the punishment is described in great detail. A
Printed in The Review of Religions, April 1994 The following article is the concluding part of the present series of five articles being published in the Review of Religions since December, 1993. These articles were written by Hazrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad, before his election as the Caliph of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community and were originally
t examines a very diverse and wide range of subjects including the concept of revelation in different religions, history of philosophy, cosmology, extraterrestrial life, the future of life on earth, natural selection and its role in evolution. It also elaborately discusses the advent of the Messiah, or other universal reformers, awaited by different religions. Likewise, many other topical issues which have been agitating the human mind since time immemorial are also incorporated.