The author explores various dimensions of Islam and studies some of the more hidden aspects of the encounter between Islam, Muslims and modern Western civilization. These encounters are viewed from the perspective of sacred history, vieweing events as a continuum of Adamic story. Seen through this prism, the contemporary global conflicts gain a degree of depth that is often lacking in secular approaches. The prism through which contemporary events are seen is constructed by tapping into the primary sources of Islam - the Qur'an and Sunnah - as well as the early history of Muslims and the traditional Islamic view of the cosmos and the human condition. This book builds a compelling case for seeing the contemporary situation as a continuity of an old conflict between those who believe in the Creator and those who do not.