Milestones for a Spiritual Jihad

Milestones for a Spiritual Jihad

by Asra Q. Nomani

Author of Standing Alone: An American Woman's Struggle for the Soul of Islam, Nomani shares her perspective on realizing an Islamic dream that creates progressive, inclusive, compassionate, and peaceful communities. “We have abandoned spiritual enlightenment for ritual prayer and dogma. This is a struggle that has challenged all faiths….It is time,” she says, “that we rise to a higher expression of Islam, create a new reality, and reclaim the principles of social justice, women's rights, pluralism, and tolerance with which Islam was born.”

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