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Quilliam writes in the Review of Religions

In the November 1905 issue of the Review of Religions an item appears under the title Islam in England which runs as follows:

Learning of the free offer of our journal to inquirers in Europe, American, Japan and other countries, Sheikh Abdulla Quilliam, Sheikh-ul-Islam of the British Isles, writes to us:

“I enclose you a preliminary list of a few persons who I feel sure would greatly appreciate your offer of supplying your journal free. I only wish that we could offer to do the same with our journals, the Crescent and Islamic World, but unfortunately our funds do not permit, in fact we run both our papers at a loss and we find it most difficult to get subscriptions in for the same. As for contributions to the maintenance of the work here, we do not receive any from abroad and have not done so for many years. I understand that there are people in India who are professing to make collections for the Liverpool Muslim Institute. All I have to say is that such persons are utterly unauthorised by us so to do and that no funds are being remitted to us and have not been for many years now last past.”

I am sorry to see that even such a paper in which the whole Muhammadan world should have interest does not pay its expenses. From the vast number of English-knowing Muhammadans in India, one should have expected a circulation of thousands in this country alone. The cause of Islam in England should be the cause of every Muhammadan.

Review of Religions, November 1905, p. 448.


On the page opposite in the above issue of the Review of Religions, among the advertisements there is one about The Crescent and The Islamic World. Given below is its scanned image:

The Review of Religions, November 1905

 

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