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Review of Qur'an Liberation and Pluralism by Abdal-Hakim Murad. More

"Esack's Islamic liberation theology is as stunning and challenging as was Guiterrez's Christian liberation theology ... Esack offers a challenge for all religions: that human liberation and interreligious dialogue cannot be realized without each other ... an extradinarily good book." -- Paul Knitter, Professor of Theology, Xavier University, Cincinnati

  • On Being A Muslim: Finding a Religious Path in the World Today. Oxford, Oneworld, 1999, Reprinted 2000
Funny, challenging, controversial, passionate and unforgiving, this is an unprecendented presonal account of a Muslim's life in the modern world. A perceptive and ground-breaking account of modern Islam, there is a great deal to be learnt from this book by anyone interested in the burning social and spiritual issues of the day. -- From the cover
  • Short Introduction to the Qur’an,  Oxford: Oneworld, (Spring 2002 – forthcoming)

Bombing of Planet Hollywood

Does a Man Not Bleed?  (Foreword to Working with Men by Charles Maisels; (Cape Town, 5 in 6, 2000)

Gender and Firearms Control

Glasnost and the Mass Democratic Movement

Hamba Kahle Apatjie – Farewell to a Mentor

Has Feminism Gone Too Far? (Star)

How Liberated is Christian Liberation Theology in South Africa? 

Is “Being a Muslim” much travail in triviality? 

Mosques: The Battle for Control -- Some Reflections    

Muslims Engaging the Other and the Humanum


Snakes and Ladders: Personal Reflections on the Other New Colonialism of a Special Type

Why Celebrate Women’s Day? (Sunday Times)

Religio-Cultural Diversity: For What And With Whom? Muslim Reflections from a Post-Apartheid South Africa in the throes of Globalisation

Cannon Collins Memorial Lecture

Health and Human Rights

To Whom Shall We Give Access To Our Water Holes? Social, Religious and Political Dimensions of Prejudice: Reflections of a Muslim

What Do Men Owe to Women?

2nd Annual Desmond Tutu Peace Lecture  

  • Muslim Participation in the South Africa Liberation Struggle - Interview with Farid Esack conducted by Ms Inga Niehaus and Dr Ursula Gunther, University of Hamburg, September 2000
  • Radio Australia

Claremont Main Rd Mosque
Positive Muslims
Progressive Muslims Network

  • Sept 2001- Dec 2001, Visiting Professor, Auburn Theological Seminary, New York
  • Jan-May 2002, Professor, William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA, USA
  • June-Sept 2002, Visiting Professor, Ohio State University, Athens, Ohio, USA
  • Sept-Dec 2002, Brueggemann Chair of Interreligious Studies, Xavier University, Cincinnati, USA 

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(c) 2001 by Farid Esack [] Updated December 8, 2001