"This book will work out well for my Modern Islam course. With excellent textbooks such as this one and Professor Esposito's Voices of Resurgent Islam, I hope to be able to offer this course more often."Alford T. Welch, Michigan State University. This sourcebook of fifty-seven modern Islamic writings show the tensions inherent in the struggle of Muslims to maintain their religious identity in the modern world. Here Muslims speak for themselves, revealing the diversity of Islamic thought.