1. For most of the translations of the ayats quoted in this book, I have relied upon Yusuf Ali’s The Meanings of the Illustrious Qur’an (Brooklyn, NY: Al Arqam Dawa Center, 2006), www.alarqamdawa center.com.
1. Masjid means mosque in Arabic, and an imam is a religious leader of a mosque. Imam Siraj is one of the leaders of the U.S. Muslim community.
2. Sahih Muslim, trans. Abdul Hamid Siddiqi (Beirut: Dar Al Arabia, n.d.), book 4: hadith 1057.
3. Abdul Mannan Omar, Dictionary of the Holy Quran, 3rd ed. (Delaware: Noor Foundation, 2005), 185.
4. Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, Mapping the Global Muslim Population: A Report on the Size and Distribution of the World’s Muslim Population (Washington, ...