Introduction to Islam

"Islam is much more than a formal religion: it is an integral way of life. In many ways it is a more determining factor in the experience of its followers than any other world religion. The Muslim ("One who submits") lives face to face with Allah at all times and will introduce no separation between his life and his religion, his politics and his faith. With its strong emphasis on the brotherhood of men cooperating to fulfill the will of Allah, Islam has become one of the most influential religions in the world today."
- John Alden Williams (editor), ISLAM, George Braziller, New York, 1962, inside dust cover.

Familiarize yourself with Islam

Islam - A Historical Perspective
by Syed Abul Ala Maududi
Islam: A Home of Tolerance, not Fanaticism
by Yusuf Islam (formerly the singer Cat Stevens)
Five Pillars of Islam
by Ishaq Zahid