Desperately Seeking Paradise: Journeys Of A Sceptical Muslim

Desperately Seeking Paradise: Journeys Of A Sceptical Muslim

by Ziauddin Sardar
     
 

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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 may never reach

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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 may never reach paradise - but it's the journey that's important. At a time when the view of Islam in the West is so often distorted and simplistic, Desperately Seeking Paradise - self-mocking, frank and passionate - is essential reading.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781847086839
Publisher:
Granta Books
Publication date:
03/22/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
356
File size:
550 KB

Meet the Author

Ziauddin Sardar was born in Pakistan in 1951 and grew up in East London. He works as a journalist and broadcaster and has published over 40 books, including Desperately Seeking Paradise. He is Visiting Professor of Postcolonial Studies at City University, London.

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