An Early Crescent is about the exciting and greatly anticipated emergence of ideas which will inaugurate the rededication and renewal of Muslim effort and spirituality. It is about the process of intellectually taking charge of the environment and the discourse dominated by the West. There are two dimensions to this process of taking charge. One is the Islamization of Knowledge, and entails mastering the dominant idiom and then, from a position of strength and confidence, creating a uniquely Islamic paradigm in the field of knowledge. The second dimension recognizes that “discourse” is not just academic knowledge, but that discourse and knowledge are also inextricably tied into the environments and ecologies surrounding the Islamic community.