A remarkable woman challenges the idea that Islam should be defined by masculinity and conservatism. Named one of the BBC's 100 Women of 2016, representing the world's most pioneering women, and the subject of a Guardian interview, Sherin Khankan is one of the very few female imams in the Western World. In addition she has founded the first mosque for women in Europe. In her revelatory book, she addresses such issues as the place for modern women in Islam, fundamentalism, radical Islamic groups, Islamic divorce, Sufism ... and she also describes her own personal journey as a female Muslim activist. Women Are The Future of Islam shines a feminist light on a gentler, more inclusive, more liberal - but also fully engaged - side of Islam that we rarely see in the West. It's an eye-opening, highly topical read! - Awarded an MA in the Sociology of Religion and Philosophy from the University of Copenhagen, Sherin Khankan is a lecturer, published author, columnist, activist, and former Danish politician and television commentator on religion and society. In addition she is an expert in contemporary Islamic activism and Sufism in the Middle East. In August 2001 she founded the Association of Critical Muslims and, in 2014, the Exit Circle, Denmark's first self-help group against psychological abuse. In 2016 she founded the Mariam Mosque in Copenhagen, as well as Femimam, an international group of female and male scholars who advocate for the need for female imams.