Notes: Important Questions

The Light (Pakistan), 1st April 1922 Issue (Vol. 1, No. 8, p. 1)

That Christianity has failed to exercise any influence on the structure of humanity is an established fact. As a religion it has died a natural death, and there is little hope of its revival. That is why the thinking men of Europe are crying in despair:

“Never has there been a more insistent call for the great leader of thought than today. The Church has not produced him. Will literature do so?”

Sometimes the same cry of despair assumes somewhat hopeful and positive form in the words of S.P.Rs. Mais:

“We are waiting for a Messiah, a new revival, a new religion. The time is ripe and poor humanity’s arms are lifted up in prayer: ‘Lord I believe; help Thou my disbelief.’”

May we tell the seekers-after-truth that the Messiah came and passed away, but the Christians have not accepted him as the Jews did not accept the Messiah of Nazareth. Assuredly the time is ripe now, and we hope that the civilised world will be able to find the “new religion” it is crying for in the natural religion of Islam.”