The author currently lives in Istanbul. He has received both a traditional and a modern education and has written many books on different aspects of Islam as a religion and as a civilization.
The information presented in this book has been collected from the most reliable and earliest possible scholarly sources, which are thoroughly cited in footnotes. The sayings of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) have been chosen only from authentic collections of hadiths. For those who desire to obtain further information, the Arabic sources have been provided.