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Introduction: The times they are a-changin' - a Muslim quest for justice, gender equality and pluralism

Omid Safi

Part I PROGRESSIVE MUSLIMS AND CONTEMPORARY ISLAM

1 The ugly modern and the modern ugly: reclaiming the beautiful in Islam

Khaled Abou El Fadl

2 In search of progressive Islam beyond 9/11

Farid Esack

3 Islam: a civilizational project in progress

Ahmet Karamustafa

4 The debts and burdens of critical Islam

Ebrahim Moosa

5 On being a scholar of Islam: risks and responsibilities

Tazim R. Kassam

Part II PROGRESSIVE MUSLIMS AND GENDER JUSTICE

6 Transforming feminism: Islam, women and gender justice

Sa'diyya Shaikh

7 Progressive Muslims and Islamic jurisprudence: the necessity for critical engagement with marriage and divorce law

Kecia Ali

8 Sexuality, diversity and ethics in the agenda of progressive Muslims

Scott Siraj al-Haqq Kugle

9 Are we up to the challenge? The need for a radical re-ordering of the Islamic discourse on women

Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons

Part III PROGRESSIVE MUSLIMS AND PLURALISM

10 Muslims, pluralism, and interfaith dialogue

Amir Hussain

11 American Muslim identity: race and ethnicity in progressive Islam

Amina Wadud

12 Islamic democracy and pluralism

Ahmad S. Moussalli

13 How to put the genie back in the bottle? "Identity" Islam and Muslim youth cultures in America

Marcia Hermansen

14 What is the victory of Islam? Towards a different understanding of the Ummah and political success in the contemporary world

Farish A. Noor

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About the Author

Omid Safi is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at University of North Carolina. He specialises in the study of the Islamic mystical tradition, the pre-modern history of the Islamic world, and contemporary Musliim thought, and has written books and articles on these subjects.

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"A significant and welcome efforet providing an analytic overview by some contemporary progressive Muslim scholars. The book offers a very incisive critique and highlights the compelling need for a wholesome and rational approach to the issues."

* Islamic Studies Journal *

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