LOYALTY OF MOHAMMEDANS IN INDIA.
TO TUB EDITOR. Sir, —We all desire that tiie Mohammedans of India should remain loyal to Great Britain, and in tho present anxious crisis it may bo reassuring if I mention a,few facts bearing on the subject. About a year ago I had some correspondence with the editor of the ‘Review of Religions,’ & Mohammedan magazine, published (ill several languages) at Qadian, Punjab India. He started the correspondence evidently owing to his having seen my pamphlet ‘The Last Days,’ in which 1 showed that the Hebrew prop'nets predicted the downfall of Turkey and Moslem power. He pointed out to me that Muza Ghularn Ahmad, a Punjab mystic, now deceased, had 10 years ago predicted tho defeat of Turkey in the recent Balkan campaign, and had evo.i foretold that she would have a victory shortly afterwards, which it is cl.vtned was fulfilled when the humiliation of Bulgaria enabled the Turks to regain much lost territory. Mirza made many other predictions, which are still unfulfilled.
In one of my letters to theeditor of the ‘ Review of Religions ’ I took occasion to urge him most earnestly to use all his influence to keep the Mohammedans of India loyal to Britain, as they would thereby be saved from much suffering when the break-up of the Turkish Empire tcok place. He has, 1 hope, heeded the warning. At all events, in a pamphlet issued by him I find the following: Yc Turks and Arabs you seem tc have incurred the displeasure, of God more than anybody else. It is because vou have turned your backs upon Islam that the Mu-dim Empire has been little bv little clipped short, and tho little that remains Ls not, out of danger. . . . Another piece of misfortune is still in store for you, and a wave of terrible pestilence is to sweep over tho face of the Christian world. A defeat for the Turks and a plague for the Christian countries are two painful announcements; but God has so willed it, and now is no escaping it. The only remedy is that you, our brothers in Turkev and friends 'in Christian countries, may turn to God with a penitential attitude. 'These coming woes were foretold by the prophet of tho Punjab, and therefore the Mohammedans of India, who him as *• the promised Messiah." will he likely to give calm acquiescence in tho extinction of Turkey, viewing it as the divino punishment for sin. In so far a# these facts point to peace and .security in India, they may be worthy of publication —I am, etc.. J. Liddell Kelly. Auckland, November 3.
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LOYALTY OF MOHAMMEDANS IN INDIA., Evening Star, Issue 15645, 9 November 1914