A best seller in Arabic, this book presents a fresh view of Islam, a contemporary understanding of the Qur’an in the light of modern science and philosophy. The book is an invitation to thinking: it seeks to query rather than answer, to stimulate rather than satisfy, and, in its peculiar way, to open up new possibilities for approaching religion in a scientific age. It is bold in its challenge to the separation of religion from modem science. Dr. Mostafa Mahmoud is by far the leading writer and television speaker on science and religion in the Arab world. His influence is great and his following is immense. He represents ‘the spirit of the age’ and to understand him is to understand a central current of thought in our part of the world and the way of life that is being formed by that thought. Professor M.M. Enani, University of Cairo.