Beware! Say not, “He is All-Beautiful,
And we His lovers.” Thou art but the glass,
And He the Face confronting it, which casts
Its image in the mirror, He alone
Is manifest, and thou in truth art hid.
'Islam: Religion of Life'
By Abdul Wadod Shalabi (Author), Abdal Hakim Murad (Editor)
This concise book is among the finest introductions to Islam for an educated readership. Its content is authentic, reliable, and powerfully presented -- written by an Islamic scholar, Dr. Abdul Wadod Shalabi, who combines traditional religious training from al-Azhar University and Western education from the University of Cambridge, where the author received his doctorate. Also, it has been edited by Abd al-Hakim Murad, himself a scholar.