Desperately Seeking Paradise: Journeys of a Sceptical Muslim

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Granta Books, Jan 1, 2004 - Civilization, Islamic - 354 pages
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Ziauddin Sardar is one of the foremost Muslim intellectuals in Britain, author of more than 40 books on science, religion and culture. This is his account of his life as a restless believer. Pakistan. As a young student in London, he sets out on a quest to grasp the meaning and contemporary relevance of his religion and, hopefully, to find paradise. He experiments with the mystical branch of Islam, Sufism and with classical Islam. He then sets off on extensive travels through the Muslim world: to Iran, the Middle East, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Turkey, North Africa, Pakistan and China. On his travels, Sardar speaks to other Muslima about their beliefs, and he yearningly looks back to Islam's Golden Age. Finally, he accepts that he will probably never reach paradise - but it's the journey that's important.

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User Review  - Justin Tapp - Goodreads

This book was recommended to me about 5 years ago, I bought it but never got around to reading it. That was a mistake. I reviewed a book on chaos theory earlier in the year and discovered that its ... Read full review

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User Review  - Tariq Mahmood - Goodreads

Extremely funny and striking book on British Muslims. The author talks about his own experiences of life in UK and other Muslim countries. Though you have to be careful when considering the definition ... Read full review

Contents

Paradise Awakened
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The Brotherhood of Salvation
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A Tall FruitBearing Tree
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