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  • Orientalismby Ziauddin Sardar

    McGraw-Hill Education 1999; US$ 38.00

    Orientalism, the theory and practice of representing 'the Orient' in European thought, is a controversial and a problematic concept. This book provides a concise text on the evolution and development of the theory of orientalism, the practice of orientalism in history, and its persistence and reformulation. more...

  • Consumption of Kuala Lumpurby Ziauddin Sardar

    Reaktion Books 2000; US$ 29.95

    Kuala Lumpur is the postmodern city writ large, a city that, within the short span of a decade, has been transformed from a sleepy capital into a technological marvel with a thriving, diverse and affluent cultural life. Using anecdotes, classic Malay myths and tales, and observations based on real and imaginary wanderings through the city, Ziauddin... more...

  • Muhammad: All That Mattersby Ziauddin Sardar

    Hodder & Stoughton 2012; US$ 9.99

    In this book: 'A pioneering writer on Islam' - Guardian Who was the real Muhammad? Muhammad: All That Matters , by bestselling expert on Islam Ziauddin Sardar, seeks to look beyond Muhammad the prophet, to find Muhammad the man. By returning to the original sources, and incorporating new research on pre-Islamic Mecca, Sardar is able to focus... more...

  • Balti Britainby Ziauddin Sardar

    Granta Publications 2012; US$ 13.90

    Sardar travels to Asian communities throughout the UK to tell the history of Asians in Britain - from the arrival of the first Indian in 1614, to the young extremists in Walthamstow mosque in 2006. He interweaves throughout an illuminating account of his own life, describing his carefree childhood in Pakistan, his family's emigration to racist 1950s... more...

  • Desperately Seeking Paradiseby Ziauddin Sardar

    Granta Publications 2012; US$ 9.99

    Ziauddin Sardar, one of the foremost Muslim intellectuals in Britain, learned the Koran at his mother's knee in Pakistan. As a young student in London he set out to grasp the meaning of his religion, and, hopefully, to find 'paradise', his quest leading him throughout the Muslim world, from Iran to China to Turkey. Along the way he accepts that he... more...

  • Future: All That Mattersby Ziauddin Sardar

    Hodder & Stoughton 2013; US$ 10.99

    In Future: All That Matters, Ziauddin Sardar shows that thinking and speculating about the future has always been a part of human history, but exploring the futures in a systematic and scientific way is a recent phenomenon. What is known variously as 'futures studies', 'futurology' or 'foresight' only emerged as a discipline during the last few decades.... more...

  • What Do Muslims Believe?by Ziauddin Sardar

    Granta Publications 2011; US$ 7.64

    The world is green and beautiful; and God has appointed you as His trustee over it' The Prophet MuhammadIslam is one of the great monotheistic religions of the world. It produced a magnificent civilization, envied for its science and learning, spanning over a thousand years. The teachings of Islam emphasize unity, humility, forgiveness and love of... more...

  • Meccaby Ziauddin Sardar

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 11.99

    Mecca is the heart of Islam. It is the birthplace of Muhammad, the direction towards which Muslims turn when they pray and the site of pilgrimage which annually draws some three million Muslims from all corners of the world. Yet Mecca's importance goes beyond religion. What happens in Mecca and how Muslims think about the political and cultural history... more...

  • Islam Beyond the Violent Jihadisby Ziauddin Sardar

    Biteback Publishing 2016; US$ 9.99

    Islam has been corrupted. A virulent strain of the religion manifests itself in bloodthirsty mutations such as Boko Haram in Nigeria and the terrifying spectre of ISIS. But behind the atrocities and turmoil lie many different versions and visions of Islam, each struggling to survive in a rapidly changing world. Ziauddin Sardar, with inimitable wit... more...

  • Science, Technology and Development in the Muslim Worldby Ziauddin Sardar

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 140.00

    This book, first published in 1977, aims to present a Muslim view of development and highlights some of the related issues that were being debated in the Muslim world. The author outlines the parameters of the Muslim world as well as the Muslim world-view, and provides an analysis of science, science policy and Muslim culture. This title will be of... more...