Calvin Shenk’s booklet “Understanding Islam. A Christian reflection on the faith of our Muslim neighbors” reminded me the need to continue my understanding not only at a theoretical level but at a more practical one. I did a course on “Islam” for two semesters (one year), participated in an extra course last year (to deepen my understanding), and I live in a Malaysian islamic context. We just celebrated Hari Raya the last two days after the month of Ramadhan. And yet my understanding is really shallow on a personal level.