The theme of this book is evident from its title: Islam Rediscovered: Discovering Islam from its Original Sources. Its purpose is to present Islam as it is, drawing on its original sources rather than judging it by the later day interpretations and commentaries or the practices of present day Muslims in different parts of the world. A distinction is made between Islam as presented by Prophet Muhammad and his Companions (information about which is available to us in the Quran and the Sunnah) and Islam as represented by later Muslim generations—both in theory and practice. This is called the scientific approach. Using this approach one can rediscover Islam from its original sources.