Desperately Seeking Paradise: Journeys of a Sceptical Muslim

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Granta Books, 2005 - Religion - 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 Paradise is essential reading.

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Ziauddin Sardar was born in Pakistan in 1951 and grew up in Hackney, East London. He has worked all over the world as Muslim and Middle East correspondent for Nature, New Scientist and the Independent as well as making programmes for Channel 4, LWT and the BBC. He has published over 40 books, and contributes to the Observer, New Statesman, Independent, Evening Standard and the Daily Mail. He is Visiting Professor of Postcolonial Studies at City University, London.

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