Islam has spread far and wide across the globe and today, about one in five people in the world is a follower of the Islamic faith. It cuts across racial and cultural barriers and there are few people in the world that have not heard of Prophet Muhammad or have some knowledge of the Quran. However, the focus on terrorism in the recent years may have resulted in an inaccurate and biased view of Islam and of Muslims in general. Islam is not responsible for the Muslims involved in terrorism and violence and these Muslims make up only a tiny fraction of the vast majority of practicing Muslims who adhere to Islam and find peace and happiness in it. Thus, it is important for the world to discover what Islam is really about. This updated edition with a refreshed cover allows readers to better understand and appreciate the truths and expectations of Islam, and hopefully work together to build a safer and more harmonious society for everyone.
Shaik Kadir Shaik Maideen holds a Master of Education degree from the University of Sheffield, UK. He received training in teaching and journalism both locally and overseas, and has years of experience as a teacher and journalist. His numerous writings have been published in various periodicals and magazines in Singapore and in other countries. Many of his articles have also appeared in local newspapers such as The Straits Times and Berita Harian. Kadir is the author of several books on Islam: Read! – the Islamic inspiration on guidance, wisdom and progress (1986), The Straight Way -answers to questions put forward by non-Muslims (1993), The Haj – the annual pilgrimage of Islam (1995), Commanding a dynamic Islamic personality” (2000) and Inside Islam – 101 questions and answers (2004).