The author was raised in the liberal tradition of Islam. He therefore found it difficult to come to terms, as do most moderate Muslims, with how a message of absolute peace and forgiveness could be so distorted by the militant fundamentalists. It was to counter views associated with the less tolerant schools of thought that he was first drawn into reading and understanding the Quran. This book is the outcome. It is, however, meant to let the Quran speak more generally and not just on issues that divide the moderates and the fundamentalists.
The author has chosen for the present to write under a penname, Seeker of the Truth, but remains optimistic of disclosing his identity in the future. He also does not doubt that a vast majority of Muslims would allow him the license to express the views noted in this book, which of course are founded on the Quran.