The Islamic Review archive
Unique archive of Islamic activity in Britain, 19131960s
Update note (May 2023): Previously missing issues added: August 1916, July 1927, March 1928, July 1937, February 1938, April 1938 and June 1938.
Scanned issues of The Islamic Review are available in pdf
format below. In case of any problems with a file, please check also
archive of The Islamic Review at the Lahore Ahmadiyya
Central Website www.aaiil.org.
The original name of The Islamic Review when its publication
started in February 1913 was Muslim India and the Islamic Review
but by 1914 it was changed to The Islamic Review and Muslim India.
In 1921 it was shortened to The Islamic Review.
how The Islamic Review was founded in 1913.
First series, 19131948
In this series, the page size of the magazine was about 9.5 inches
high by 6 inches wide and the list of contents was printed on the
front cover. Here is an example cover from February 1920.
- Clicking on each year below displays the contents
pages of all the issues of that year in one file (for the months for which the list is available).
- In four cases we have split one issue into two files to keep the
- A few issues are not yet available below. Also, within a few of the available issues,
one or two pages may be missing.
From 1949 The Islamic Review appeared as a large size magazine,
11.5 inches high by 9 inches wide, on glossy paper. From the September
1967 issue the title was modified to The Islamic Review and Arab
Affairs. Here is one of its colour covers, from January 1961:
Each link below marked Contents opens a file consisting
of all the contents pages of the issues of that year.
Regarding the monthly issues accessible below, please note:
- If you
have problems opening a file, we advise that instead of opening a link
you save it by right-clicking on the
link and selecting to save the file to your
PC. After the file has been saved, you can open
it by going to the folder where you saved it.
- The centre pages of these issues were usually a double-page
spread. In the files below, these appear as two separate pages:
the left half of the centre spread followed by the right half.
- Some issues are, so far, missing
from the set below.