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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Desperately Seeking Paradiseby Ziauddin Sardar

    Granta Publications 2012; US$ 12.51

    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...

  • Meccaby Ziauddin Sardar

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 13.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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 Muhammad Islam 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...

  • Critical Muslim 05by Ziauddin Sardar; Robin Yassin-Kassab

    Hurst 2013; US$ 22.00

    Aamer Hussein takes love to its logical conclusion, Robert Irwin traces the origins of the ghazal (love lyric), Christopher Shackle recites epic Panjabi poems of sacred love and lyrical death, Imranali Panjwani mourns the massacre of Karbala, Martin Rose istaken hostage by Saddam Hussein, Jalees Rahman reflects on Nazi doctors who took delight in deathly... more...

  • Critical Muslim 06by Ziauddin Sardar; Robin Yassin-Kassab

    Hurst 2013; US$ 22.00

    Ziauddin Sardar sides with the philosophers of al-Andalus in their struggle with orthodox theologians, Robin Yassin-Kassab goes on a poetic journey, Nazry Bahrawi reveals how the Andalusi philosophers tamed the secular, Gema Martin Munoz is dismayed by the works of the Spanish Orientalists, Emilio Gonzalez-Ferrin argues that al-Andalus is not just... more...

  • Critical Muslim 07by Ziauddin Sardar; Robin Yassin-Kassab

    Hurst 2013; US$ 22.00

    Malaysia and Indonesia are seen as bastions of liberal Islam. Is this really true or simply a widely held misconception about south-east Asian Muslims? What is the contribution of the Muslim archipelago to the world of Islam? What can we learn from Malaysian and Indonesian experiments in democracy? This issue of Critical Muslim addresses these questions... more...

  • Critical Muslim 1by Ziauddin Sardar; Robin Yassin-Kassab

    Hurst 2012; US$ 22.00

    In the inaugural issue of Critical Muslim: Ziauddin Sardar tries to understand the significance of what just happened in the Middle East, Robin Yassin-Kassab spends some quality time in Tahrir Square, Ashur Shamis dodges the bullets of Gaddafi's henchmen, Abdelwahab El-Affendi traces the roots of the uprisings, Anne Alexander tunes into the digital... more...