BOOKS

Books in Kiswahili

At this material time a number of Kiswahili books were written and others translated into Kiswahili to enlighten people on Islam, those include: Safina ya Nuhu (The ark of Noah), Kitabu cha Sala (Muslim prayer book), Masomo ya Kiislam (Elementary teachings of the Islam), Kuondoa Kosa moja (Misunderstanding removed), Kitabu cha Tajwid (The rules of the Holy Qur’an recitation), Mwito kwa Mfalme Muislam (Invitation to Ahmadiyyat), Hekima ya Mafundisho ya Kiislam (The Philosophy of the teachings of Islam), Kitabu cha Hija (The book of pilgrimage), Mfano Mwema (The exemplary of the Holy Prophet), Mwanamkuu wa Ibrahim (Abrahim first born), etc. These books created a new awakening and generated a very constructive debate and therefore creating the desire to know more about the Jamaat. The climax of these new awakening culminated in the hot debate that took place in 1967.

A controversy was prompted by the publication of the article on the government owned paper ‘Daily News’ stating that the Kiswahili translation of the Holy Qur’an is not recognized by Muslims. For the whole month there was a debate in that paper by both Sunnis and Ahmadis that touched on the truth of the Promised Messiah, the end of Prophethood, the death of Prophet Issa (as), the letters were finally compiled into a book which was given the title ‘A Lively Discussion’, a brilliant sign of the freedom of worship enjoyed in this country.

Books of the Promised Messiah in Kiswahili

For a number of years we had only two books of the Promised Messiah –Hadhrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as) namely; Safina ya Nuhu (Noah’s ark) and Kuondoa kosa moja (Misunderstanding removed). Now by the grace of Allah we have a considerable number of books by the Promised Messiah. Below are the ones we have in Kiswahili, a language widely spoken in East and Central Africa.

(i) The philosophy of the teachings of Islam (Hekima ya Mafundisho ya Kiislam).
(ii) Jesus in India (Yesu katika India)
(iii) Noah’s Ark (Safina ya Nuhu)
(iv) Misunderstanding removed (Kuondoa kosa moja)
(v) Al-Wasiyyat (Wasia)
(vi) The Victory of Islam (Ushindi wa Islam)
(vii) Lecture of Ludhiana (Hotuba ya Ludhiana)
(viii) Review on the debate between Batalwi and Chakralwi (Maoni juu ya Mjadala baina ya masheikh wawili)
(ix) Blessings of Prayers (Baraka za dua)
(x) Dafe-ul-balaa (The Antidote) – (Kinga ya balaa)
(xi) Sach-cha-i-ka-Idh-har (Dhihirisho la Ukweli).
(xii) Fountain of Christianity (Chemchem ya Ukristo)
(xiii) A gift to the Queen Victoria (Zawadi kwa Malkia Victoria)
(xiv) The star of Queen Victoria (Nyota ya Malkia Victoria)

Other books published and translated in Kiswahili

Apart from the above books of the Promised Messiah, Kiswahili Scholars have written books on a number of subjects and others have translated books into Kiswahili, below is the list of books produced by the Jamaat:-

(1) Muslim Prayer Book (pocket -size) – (Kitabu cha sala ya Kiislam)
(2) Prayers of the Holy Qur’an – (Maombi ya Qur’an Tukufu)
(3) Prayers of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.) – (Maombi ya Mtume saw)
(4) Selections From the Writings of the Promised Messiah (a.s) – (Baadhi ya maandiko ya Masihi Aliyeahidiwa a.s)
(5) Selected Verses of the Holy Qur’an – (Baadhi ya aya za Qur’an Tukufu)
(6) Selected Sayings of the Holy Prophet (saw) – (Baadhi ya Hadithi za Mtume s.a.w)
(7) The Truth About Ahmadiyyat – (Hakika ya Ahmadiyyat)
(8) Forty Sayings of the Holy Prophet – (Hadithi Arobaini za Mtume s.a.w)
(9) The Jamaat With Imam – (Jiunge na Jamaat yenye Imam)
(10) Hadiqatu swalihin (large size) – (Kiunga cha watu wema – kikubwa)
(11) Hadiqatu swalihin (small size) – (Kiunga cha watu wema – kidogo)
(12) The Christian Doctrine of Atonement – (Kafara ya Yesu)
(13) A Book of Pilgrimage – (Kitabu cha Haji)
(14) A Book of Zakat – (Kitabu cha Zaka)
(15) A Book of Tajwiid – (Kitabu cha Tajwidi)
(16) The Seal of the Prophets – By Jamil Rahman Rafique – (Muhuri wa Manabii)
(17) Abraham’s First Born – (Mwana Mkuu wa Ibrahim)
(18) The Seal of the Prophets – By Hazrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad (Mbora wa Manabii)
(19) The Holy Prophet (s.a.w) in the Bible – (Mtume Muhammad s.a.w katika Biblia)
(20) The Promised Son (r.a) – (Mwana Aliyeahidiwa)
(21) The Promised Messiah (a.s) – (Masihi Aliyeahidiwa)
(22) Elementary Teachings of Islam – (Masomo ya Kiislam)
(23) Miracles of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w) – (Miujiza ya Mtume s.a.w)
(24) The Exemplary of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w) – (Mtume s.a.w ni Mfano mwema kwa watu wote)
(25) Invitation To Ahmadiyyat – (Mwito kwa Mfalme Mwislam)
(26) The Objectives – (Mambo)
(27) Debate Between Ahmad Muslim Missionary and Christian Missionary – (Mjadala baina ya Sheikh na Padri)
(28) Words of Wisdom And Purification – (Maneno ya Hekima na utakaso)
(29) Islamic Marriage – (Ndoa ya Kiislam)
(30) Preaching Hints – (Silaha za Mahubiri)
(31) Fasting in the month of Ramadan – (Saumu ya Mwezi Mtukufu wa Ramadhani)
(32) Salat (Kitabu cha sala ya Kiislam – kikubwa)
(33) The Shroud of Jesus – (Sanda ya Yesu)
(34) Christianity … The Journey From Facts to Fiction – (Ukristo Safari kutoka hakika kuelekea kwenye ubunifu)
(35) Qadianism is not Ahmadiyyat – (Ukadiani sio Uahmadiyya)
(36) Islam And Freedom of Slaves – (Islam na uhuru wa watumwa)
(37) Islam and other Religions – (Uislam na dini nyingine)
(38) The Correctness of The Translation of The Holy Qur’an – (Uongofu wa Tafsiri ya Qur’an Tukufu)
(39) Where Did Jesus Die? – (Yesu kafia wapi?)
(40) Qa’eda Yassarnal Qur’an – (Yassarnal Qur’an)
(41) Gift of Maulid – (Zawadi ya Maulidi)
(42) Gift to Christians – (Zawadi kwa Wakristo)
(43) Gift of Faith – (Zawadi ya imani)
(44) Life of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w) – (Maisha ya Mtume s.a.w)
(45) Hadhrat Maulawi Nur-ud-Dinra – (Maisha ya Hadhrat Nuruddin)
(46) Love of God (monthly News Paper) – (Mapenzi ya Mungu)