Funny, challenging, controversial, passionate and unforgiving, this is an unprecedented personal account of a Muslim?s life in the modern world. Dr Esack is a Muslim theologian and academic; he is also a well-known commentator on Islamic affairs, and an outspoken social activist. Every day immersed in the hotbed of controversy where faith and modernity meet, Esack is in a unique position to trample unashamedly over the traditional boundaries between the spiritual and the secular to tackle some of the key questions facing Muslims in the contemporary age. These range from the intensely personal - such as cultivating a meaningful personal relationship with God and being honestly self-aware - to meeting the major socio-political challenges of today, such as gender equality, religious freedom and racial tolerance. A perceptive and ground breaking account of modern Islam, there is a great deal to be learnt from this book by anyone interested in the burning social and spiritual issues of the day.