Desperately Seeking Paradise: Journeys of a Sceptical Muslim
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - nabeelar - LibraryThing
Ziauddin Sardar's introspective and often hilarious autobiography as he travels through the Muslim world seeking spiritual brotherhood and uncovering the beauty and warts of Islamic spiritual practice ... Read full review
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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