Allah Islam means "the way of commitment and submission to God. Islam is the name of our religion, and Muslim is the person who practices our religion," said Dr. Muzammil Siddiqi, Director of the Islamic Society of Orange County in California.

A kind, soft-spoken man in his mid-forties, Dr. Siddiqi has dark hair, a moustache, and a generous beard with hints of gray whiskers. Spirit shines through his dark eyes.

He greeted me very cordially when we met in his small, simple office in Garden Grove. In his subdued tweed jacket and light shirt with the top button open, he seemed relaxed, truly happy.

While born in India, Dr. Siddiqi received his doctorate in comparative religions at Harvard University. He was happy to relate to me the Islamic tradition of higher consciousness and spirituality.

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