Mustafa Akyol

Mustafa Akyol is a regular contributing opinion writer for the New York Times since 2013, covering matters of Islam in the modern world, and was picked in 2021 as one of Prospect’s top ten thinkers. His book Islam without Extremes was longlisted for the 2012 Lionel Gelber Prize literary prize, while being banned in Malaysia for challenging the ‘religion police.’

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Reopening Muslim Minds

A fascinating journey into Islam’s diverse history of ideas, making an argument for an ‘Islamic Enlightenment’ today.