Desperately Seeking Paradise: Journeys of a Sceptical Muslim

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Granta Books, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 354 pages
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Raised in Pakistan, Ziauddin Sardar learned the Koran at his mother’s knee. As a young student in London, he embarked on a quest to grasp the meaning and contemporary relevance of his religion and, hopefully, to find “paradise.” After experimenting with the mystical branch of Islam, Sufism, and with classical Islam, he set off on extensive travels through the Muslim world. Along the way, he came to accept that he might never reach paradise, realizing that it’s the journey that’s important. At a time when the Western view of Islam is so often distorted and over-simplified,Desperately Seeking Paradiseis essential reading.

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Review: Desperately Seeking Paradise: Journeys of a Sceptical Muslim

User Review  - Ahmad Abugosh - Goodreads

I thought it was very interesting how Sardar tried to become a member of different Islamic groups, and was able to discover flaws in all of them from an intellectual point of view. The major thing ... Read full review

Review: Desperately Seeking Paradise: Journeys of a Sceptical Muslim

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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