8. Khulâsa-i-Saulat-uz-Zaigham: An Urdoo Tract in Refutation of
Christianity. Lucknow, 1258 Hegiri.
9. Answer to the above. In Urdoo. Allahabad, 1845.
10. Kashf-ul-Astâr li Kasri Miftah-ul-Asrâr; or, The Key of Mysteries
Shattered. Lucknow, 1845.
MOHAMMEDANISM is perhaps the only undisguised and
formidable antagonist of Christianity. From all the varieties of heathen
religions Christianity has nothing to fear, for they are but the passive
exhibitions of gross darkness which must vanish before the light of the Gospel.
But in Islam we have an active and powerful enemy; a subtle usurper, who has
climbed into the throne under pretence of legitimate succession, and seized upon
the forces of the crown to supplant its authority. It is just because
Mohammedanism acknowledges the divine original, and has borrowed so many of the
weapons of Christianity, that it is so dangerous an adversary. 'The length, too,
of its reign, the rapidity of its early conquests, and the iron grasp with which
it has retained and extended them, the wonderful tenacity and permanent
character of its creed, all combine to add strength to its claims and
authority to its arguments.
When the first tide of Mohammedan invasion set in towards
the West, its irresistible flood seemed about to overwhelm the whole of Europe
and extinguish every trace of Christianity, just as its proud waves were
repelled by the Pyrenees; but though Europe, as a whole, successfully resisted
the attack, yet Mohammedan settlements continued for centuries in various
quarters to exist upon it. Again, during the twelfth and thirteenth centuries,
when Europe poured forth her millions into the East, the Crusaders established
for a length of time in Syria and the Holy Land, a succession of posts which in
the end were gradually swept away by Moslem arms. And, finally, in the fifteenth
century, the closing conquest of Constantinople and establishment of the Turkish
empire with its extended frontier towards Hungary and Italy, confirmed and
perpetuated the last and most intimate relations which have taken place between
Europe and Islam.