Dr. Badawi is a scholar of great benefit, whose books address topicsoften neglected by others. He always has new things to say and his works, if studied well, repay the student abundantly. Arabia is terra incognita for too many people around the world and particularly in the West. Far from being a wasteland, it is a vast ocean of spirituality and its lost history of Prophetic activity is well-explored her. Dr Badawi is like a great explorer unearthing Roseeta Stones of lost knowledge for us. He has done the hard work, and left for us the sheer enjoyment of persuing the treasures he has unearthed.