I adore Dr Michael Feener's achievement in Islamic studies. He is now an assistant professor at the National University of Singapore. He has conducted significant research on Islam from a multidiciplinary approach: historical, textual and contemporary. His language skill is amazing; his emphaty and sympathy towards what and whom he studies are without doubt. I will write again about his works in due course, but this time it suffices to say that he is a model of genuine scholarship.
Hale Manoa, October 2006