Being Muslim is a short work by journalist Haroon Siddiqui, a writer for the Toronto Star. I have often linked to his articles (for recent articles, click here). I really believe he is one of the ummah's greatest assets, especially here in Canada -- a clear thinker, he has a real talent for simply presenting the facts in a way that is understandable to all. Journalists with integrity are harder and harder to find, but Haroon Siddiqui is definately among the best.
I wholeheartedly recommend that everyone buy this short book...a good digest of what has led to current world dynamics.
Salik and I were looking at the cover and wondering why it is what it is. His theory (and it makes good sense to me) is that the young Muslim girl is shown in a dark scarf, positioned such that we cannot see her facial expression -- she represents the hidden, the unknown, the mystery that Islam and Muslims are on the current global stage. The other girl however, looks like a typical young western girl, smiling -- only she is positioned such that she can see what to us is hidden -- and seeing what is unknown to us in its true light, the young girls is smiling -- she is enjoying the company of the young Muslim girl. They can co-exist, they are friends, and they are happy.
Anyhow, do get yourself a copy and read it...