Michael Cook's classic study, Commanding Right and Forbidding Wrong in Islamic Thought, reflected upon the Islamic injunction to forbid wrongdoing. This book is a short, accessible survey of the same material. Using stories from Islamic history to illustrate the argument, Cook unravels the complexities of the subject. Moving backwards and forwards through time, he demonstrates how the past informs the present. The book educates and entertains. At its heart, however, is an important message about Islamic tradition, its values, and the relevance of those values today.Cook, Michael is the author of 'Forbidding Wrong in Islam An Introduction', published 2003 under ISBN 9780521536028 and ISBN 0521536022.