"In this inspiring book Professor Akbar Ahmed continues his personal quest of bridging the gap between the Orient and the West, as he did in his earlier books and projects." Dr. Husein ef. Kavazovic, Grand Mufti of the Islamic Community in Bosnia and Herzegovina. *** "Amongst all of his important books, this gem of a book is Ambassador Ahmed's magnum opus." Dr. Amineh Hoti, Fellow-Commoner, University of Cambridge, and author of Gems and Jewels: The Religions of Pakistan. *** "Akbar Ahmed is a Muslim treasure himself. " Sheikh Hamza Yusuf, President, co-founder, and senior faculty member of Zaytuna College, Berkeley, California.