MICHAEL WOLFE is the author of books of poetry, fiction, travel, and history. His most recent works are a pair of books from Grove Press on the pilgrimage to Mecca: The HajjӔ (1993), a first-person travel account, and One Thousand Roads to MeccaӔ (1997), an anthology of 10 centuries of travelers writing about the Muslim pilgrimage. In April 1997, he hosted a televised account of the Hajj from Mecca for Ted Koppels ғNightline on ABC. He is currently at work on a four-hour television documentary on the life and times of the Prophet Muhammad. Michael is a regular columnist on belief net. He is a Co-Founder of Unity Productions.