Notes from the Author:
(1) Quotations from the Bible are taken from the Revised Standard Version (RSV)copied from the original languages being the version set forth (King James Version) A.D.1611, revised A.D. 1881 – 1885 and A.D. 1901, and revised A.D. 1946 – 1952, and secondedition of the New Testament A.D. 1971, published by Wm. Collins Sons & Co., Ltd. forCanadian Bible Society. 1835 Yonge St., Toronto 7, Ontario, Canada. Other Versions aresufficiently indicated.(2) The Qur'anic quotations are taken from "THE HOLY QURA'AN", byABDULLAH YUSUF ALI, (English Translation of the Meanings and Commentary, Revised& Edited by The Presidency of Islamic Researches, IFTA, Call and Guidance, King FahadHoly Qur'an Printing Complex, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia).(3) (Pbuh) is an abbreviation of "peace be upon him" which had been a usualsalutation used by all the Prophets of Allah (God). It is therefore used as a salutation ofrespect to be accorded to every prophet when his name is mentioned similarly, (Pbut)which means "peace be upon them" is also used when two or more names of prophetsare mentioned.
I dedicate this humble research work to God for bestowing wisdom on me, to my wife,Nenet, a loving helpmate to me with a willing heart, a caring mother to our children. She is a virtous woman and a God-fearing. And to all my children for their enthusiasm and support, to my kith and kins for their loyalty, and in memory of my parents who suffered much on my weaknesses upon weaknesses, yet showered on me their affection and tolerance.Finally I dedicate it to all my bosom friends and acquaintances for their kind words of encouragement and uncompromising support to publish this book.
M. A. C. Cave 15 August 1996
In all humility I acknowledge the blessings of God for giving me a chance to come out with this book and thus making my cherished goal a reality.I acknowledge my indebtedness to Dr. Maneh AL- Johani, General Secretary of the World Assembly of Muslim Youth (WAMY) for publishing this research work.My sincere thanks to all well-wishers who provided and helped me in this work with technical details in all fairness. My sincere gratitude to all those who worked deligently and sincerely in bringing out this publication.May the Almighty God, in His infinite Mercy shower His blessings on all of them.Amen
M. A. C. Cave