WillIiam Pickhard (G.B.)

It is stated in a hadîth-i-sherîf: “Every newly-born baby issuitable for and agreeable with Islam. Afterwards they aremade Jews, Christians or magians by their parents.”Likewise, I had been born as a Muslim. Yet it was only many years later that I realized this fact. Since my childhood I had been deeply interested in the past. When…

Abdullah Battersby (G.B.)

Approximately twenty-five years ago, during my stay in Burma[13], I took boat trips along the river on a Chinese boat daily for recreation. The oarsman who rowed my boat was a Muslim named Shaikh Alî from East Pakistan. He would spare no effort in carrying out all the religious practices commanded by Islam. His fastidiously…