AA Dear Dr. Shabbir.
Thank you for your answer!
I realize my questions must seem juvenile in here.
But many young Muslims throughout Europe do not know where Islam stands in regards to cultural standards not derived of an "Islamic Principle".
I merely wish to understand Islam according to today's standards.
I have lived my entire life according to N2I Do's and Don'ts.
So the world is kind of "new" to me in a broad sense! :p
Thank you again for answering!
I just finished reading your book "Who Wrote the Quran?"
A splendid book just as "Islam as I Understand".
My next project will be QXP. Evidently it will be the first time I read the Quran.
I am very excited to begin.