Author: Muhammed A. al-Ahari
Publisher: Magribine Press
Pages: 83 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
The World Parliament of Religion was the first time in history that religions from all over the world had a chance to present their views in an open forum. Most of the presenters were various groups of Protestant ministers, but presenters from several branches of Hindus, Buddhists, and Sikhs presented papers. Judaism was fairly well represented also. The other 'world' religions of Islam, Zoroastrianism and the Baha'I Faith did not fair as well.
Islam was represented by the leader of the American Islamic Propogation Movement centered in New York, Muhammad Alexander Russell Webb. A brief biography on him is included in this volume. Other papers on Islam were presented by several Christian ministers and a letter from a Muslim in Paris on Comparative Religious Literature was also presented. Zoroastrianism faired even worse. One paper was read and a letter from a Zoroastiran convert to Chritianity and a book review were presented. The Baha'i Faith was only mentioned once, in passing, in one of the papers that Henry Harris Jessup (a Christian minister) presented on "The Religious Mission of the English Speaking Nations". These papers on Islam appear as they were originally presented with the words Muhammadan, Muslim and Qur'an being given as Islam, Islamic, Muslim and Qur'an as the usage dictates.
Magribine Press is proud to present these papers from our Muslim Pioneer - Muhammad Alexander Russell Webb - and others that spoke on Islam between August 25 and October 15, 1893. Future volumes are also under way on Webb's other writings and on the presentations on Zoroastrianism at the 1893 World Parliament of Religions.