The notion of reform (islah) is rooted in Islam itself. This is not an alien influence. The Prophet Muhammad (s) himself came to reform religion and the lives of people in the 7th Century CE. He also taught that the revival and reform of Islam would be a continuous process.
Our pursuit is to seek meaning in Islam in our time and place, our context – for we believe Islam can be relevant in all times and all places. It is not to change Islam, but to ask questions about how it’s understanding may change through the passage of time. This work is motivated by a deep love for our faith, our community, our nation and the citizens of this country.