Haroon Moghul is an Associate Editor at Religion Dispatches, a Contributing Editor for The Islamic Monthl, and a Fellow at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU). He is a Ph.D. candidate at Columbia University, focusing on Allama Iqbal’s concept of reconstruction as a case study for non-Western modernity. Haroon served as Director of Public Relations for the Islamic Center at New York University. His first novel, The Order of Light, is set in Cairo (Penguin 2006; French translation, Cherche Midi 2007). Moghul has worked as an analyst for the Tabah Foundation of Abu Dhabi, bridging traditional Islamic scholarship with Western academia. His media appearances include BBC, NPR, CNN, Russia Today, and The History Channel. Moghul has spoken across the United States and internationally on Islamic culture, contemporary politics in the Muslim world, and radicalism and religious identity.