Sufi Author Argues Future of Islam Lies in American Muslims

June 4, 2004

Source: Slate

On June 4, 2004 Slate reported that, "'In What's Right With Islam: A New Vision for Muslims and the West', Feisal Abdul Rauf explains how both the American government and private citizens, non-Muslim and Muslim, can take the initiative. 'It is time,' writes Abdul Rauf, 'for an American Islam that will translate into the Islamic vernacular, for the Muslim and non-Muslim worlds, the best of the American dream.' As Americans helped shape and reconfigure the beliefs and practices of Christianity and Judaism around the world, Abdul Rauf argues that the future of Islam as a moderate, tolerant, and progressive faith rests with American Muslims."