The text provides some novel responses on being a Muslim today, in both Muslim-majority and -minority countries. It embraces diversity, intellectual freedom, and personal rights. While readers may differ with the narrative, it does provide a basis for introspection and debate.
Readers may not agree with the conclusions or methods of reasoning Moghul uses; they may even accuse him of omitting other sections of scripture that may challenge his interpretation. However, the work does provide a basis for introspection and debate for Muslims and non-Muslims ... Recommended for its novel perspectives and invitation for dialogue.
... forthright and entertaining ... The author doesn’t shy away from critiquing Islam, finding fault with Muhammad’s opposition to homosexuality and mounting a nuanced take on Muhammad’s polygyny ... hough Moghul’s presentation occasionally feels disorganized, jumping from religious textual analysis to personal stories, the blend of sacred and secular has its charms, as does Moghul’s straightforwardness and optimism for Islam’s future. Moghul’s candid mix of devotional and memoir make this a solid primer on Islam.