Edip Yuksel (born 1957) is a Kurdish American and considered a leading figure within modern Islamic reform movements. Author of many books on the Quran and Islam, he has gained much attention through his works and speeches. His main aim, as stated throughout his writings, is to spread an Islamic understanding that is rational, progressive, and humanistic, one which can only be gained through accepting the Qur'an as the sole authority. Next to his activities on Islamic reform, he is also a part-time legal researcher and a part-time community college instructor. Yuksel lives in Tucson, Arizona, and teaches Turkish, Technology, and Mathematics classes at the Accelerated Learning Laboratory.