“How can we be happy and know our purpose? Fahim Munshi has here assembled a collection of anecdotes and discoveries that offer nourishment to the spirit and inspiration to do good on earth. Footprints in Time offers anecdotes from the Islamic past and present, some of which I was familiar with, and others which I had never read before. The stories range from tales of the prophet Moses, Solomon, David and Muhammad, upon whom be peace, as well as “guided” caliphs, to 18th century Tipu Sultan, the sultan of Mysore, who ordered a 21-round gun salute to celebrate the United States’ 7th anniversary of independence. Particularly delightful is the retold story of the strange friendship between killer Mark Stroman, who, on a shooting rampage of Muslims right after 9-11, shot Rais Bhulyan and blinded him in one eye. This story left me in tears.
Fahim Munshi is clearly a contemplative writer and has studied widely; I would venture to guess he is at times a mystic who cares so much about his fellow man that he has created this gift to the world. Short verses from the Qur’an, quotes from the likes of Malcolm X and bits of knowledge, like the discovery of an ancient city, weave together a book that will help the curious understand why Westerners have been attracted to Sufism and will help fellow Muslims remember the road to real happiness. Hint: forgiveness and doing good to others, no matter the creed, gender or ethnicity, offer the widest door. If one were to seek out a simple book offering the gems of Islamic wisdom, one would need to look no further than Footprints in Time.”
– Sylvia Fowler, Author, "The Red Sea Bride"