The World of Islam

“We Muslims are one family even though we live under different governments and in various regions.” Ayatullah Ruhollah Khomeini, leader of Iran’s revolution “The real force of Islam is the feeling that you belong to a brotherhood with the obligation to serve that brotherhood and thereby serve God.” Sheik Ahmed Zaki Yamani, Saudi Minister of Petroleum “Islam judges, Islam protects, Islam urges resistance when there is injustice.” Anwar Gamall, Egyptian university student Those are only a few of the voices of Islam, as powerful and compelling today as the muezzin’s ancient call of the faithful to prayer. The voices speak Russian and Chinese, Persian and French, Berber and Malay, Turkish and Urdu—and Arabic, of course, the mother tongue of the Prophet Muhammad and language of Islam’s holy book, the Koran