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Book review

Vol. 2 No. 1 (2021): Illuminatio/Svjetionik/Almanar

Reform, by no Means Revolution

  • Ahmed Kulanić
April 19, 2021


According to the author, the text The Future of Islam was produced as an incentive and attempt to re-build relations between the West and the Muslim world, particularly in the light of the policy of “a new way forward” (p.6) of the then U.S. president Barack Obama, after his ‘historic speech’ in Cairo – as reported by Western media.

The book is concise, and its four basic chapters strive to answer several key questions: What is the future of Islam – reformation or revolution? Are Islam and modernity compatible? How widespread is Islamic fundamentalism and is it a threat to Muslim societies and the West?