This is an exciting publication on a very important subject: The excellence of al-Shām and its People. The aim of of the book is to have a greater appreciation and understanding the role of al-Shām as our collective heritage through the presentation of 40 Hadith. We hope the work makes us reflect on the current crisis and a look into what the future holds. The world renound scholar of Hadith Shaykh Gibril Fouad Haddad compiles and edits this revised second edition that includes copies of the hand written forwards by some of the great Scholars of Damascus: Shaykh Adib Kallas, Shaykh Tukamani, Shaykh Ghawji. This is a lovely edition that contains both the Arabic and English text across 287 ivory pages bound and sewn with head/tail and ribbon covered in cloth covered hardback and dust jacket. A memorable collection piece.