Developed in response to the events of September 11 2001, these 14 articles from prominent Muslim thinkers offer a provocative
reassessment of Islam's relationship with the modern world. Confronting issues such as racism, justice, sexuality and gender,
this book reveals the real challenges faced by Muslims of both sexes in contemporary Western society. A probing, frank, and
intellectually refreshing testament to the capacity of Islam for renewal, change, and growth, these articles from fifteen
Muslim scholars and activists address the challenging and complex issues that confront Muslims today. Avoiding fundamentalist
and apologetic approaches, the book concentrates on the key areas of debate in progressive Islamic thought: "Contemporary
Islam," "Gender Justice," and "Pluralism."
Articles featured include: