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.