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Sardar, Ziauddin

Works: 239 works in 1,086 publications in 20 languages and 24,059 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary television programs  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Popular works  Travelogues (Television programs)  Interviews  Miscellanea  Graphic novels  Nonfiction television programs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of screenplay, zxx, Other, Author of introduction, Artist, Collector
Classifications: BP161.3, 297
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ziauddin Sardar
Why do people hate America? by Ziauddin Sardar( Book )

57 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in 12 languages and held by 1,043 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American corporations and popular culture affect the lives and infect the indigenous cultures of millions around the world. The foreign policy of the US government, backed by its military strength, has unprecedented global influence now that the USA is the world's only superpower. America also exports its value systems, defining what it means to be civilized, rational, developed, and democratic--indeed, what it is to be human. Meanwhile, the US itself is impervious to outside influence, and if most Americans think of the rest of the world at all, it is in terms of deeply ingrained cultural stereotypes. Many people do hate America, in the Middle East and the developing countries as well as in Europe. The authors consider this hatred in the context of America's own perception of itself, and provide an important contribution to a debate which needs to be addressed by people of all nations, cultures, religions, and political persuasions.--From publisher description
What do Muslims believe? : the roots and realities of modern Islam by Ziauddin Sardar( Book )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ziauddin Sardar examines the true teachings of Islam and explores the reality of the Muslim world today. Emphasizing the diversity of Islam and its ideals, he assesses the role Islam plays in the lives of ordinary Muslims and shows how Islamic beliefs and practices help Muslims understand the modern world."--Jacket
Postmodernism for beginners by Richard Appignanesi( Book )

62 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What is postmodernism? Here at last is a long overdue graphic study guide to the maddeningly enigmatic concept used to define our cultural condition in the late twentieth century." "Postmodernism claims that "modernity" which began with 'the Enlightenment', industrialism, Darwin and Marx, has collapsed. We now live in an endlessly 'contemporary culture' full of contested meanings. The resulting postmodern culture embodies parody, pastiche and cultural cross-over. It is a virtual world of hyperreality containing such strange phenomena as post-Holocaust amnesia, Disneyland, cyberspace, and Fukuyama's proclaimed 'end of history'."--Jacket
Mecca : The Sacred City by Ziauddin Sardar( Book )

14 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sardar unravels the meaning and significance of Mecca. Tracing its history from its origins as a barren valley in the desert to its evolution as a trading town and sudden emergence as the religious center of a world empire, Sardar examines the religious struggles and rebellions in Mecca that have significantly shaped Muslim culture ... [in a] blend of history, reportage, and memoir."
Reading the Qur'an : the contemporary relevance of the sacred text of Islam by Ziauddin Sardar( Book )

20 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, the author laments that for far too many Muslims, the Qur'an he had learned in his mother's lap has become a stick used for ensuring conformity and suppressing dissenting views. Indeed, some find in the Qur'an justification for misogyny, validation for hatred of others, an obsession with dress and mindless ritual, rules for running modern states. Arguing against these trends, he speaks out for a more open, less doctrinaire approach to reading the Qur'an. He contends that the Qur'an is not fixed in stone for all time, but a dynamic text which every generation must encounter anew, and whose relevance and implications for our time we have yet to fully discover. The words of the Qur'an imply movement: the religious life, it tells us, is not about standing still but always striving to make our life, our society, the entire world around us a better place for everyone. He explores the Qur'an from a variety of perspectives, from traditional exegesis to hermeneutics, critical theory, and cultural analysis, drawing fresh and contemporary lessons from the Sacred Text. He also examines what the Qur'an says about such contemporary topics as power and politics, rights of women, suicide, domestic violence, sex, homosexuality, the veil, freedom of expression, and evolution. In his book about the Qur'an and Islam today, the author opens a new window on this remarkable Sacred Text.-- From publisher, Oxford University Press
The life of Muhammad by Faris Kermani( Visual )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a journey that is both literal and historical, host Rageh Omaar retraces the footsteps of the Prophet, from his beginnings in Mecca to his struggles with accepting his Prophetic role; from his flight to Medina to his subsequent military and political successes and failures--through to his death and his legacy"--Container
Seven wonders of the Muslim world( Visual )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follow six young pilgrims as they make their way from their homes and families on a journey to Mecca, birthplace of the prophet Muhammad. Features Islam's holiest sites; the Grand Mosque in Mecca; the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem; the Alhambra in Granada, Spain; the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey; the Great Mosque of Djenné, Mali; the Imam Mosque in Esfahan, Iran; and the Badshahi Mosque in Lahore, Pakistan
Introducing cultural studies by Ziauddin Sardar( Book )

70 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charting the origins of cultural studies, and examining the ideas of its exponents, this is a guide to the essential concepts of this area of study
Introducing mathematics by Ziauddin Sardar( Book )

31 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Introducing Mathematics traces the story of mathematics from the ancient world to modern times, describing the great discoveries and providing an accessible introduction to such topics as number-systems, geometry and algebra, the calculus, the theory of the infinite, statistical reasoning and chaos theory."
Women and Islam by Epicflow Production of Channel Four( Visual )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leila Ahmed argues the case for revision of the widely-held views of the Islamic world about the role of women, using examples from history and the role played by women in the contemporary society. She explains the origin of the veil, and discusses the issue of marriage and women's rights within marriage
The future of Muslim civilisation by Ziauddin Sardar( Book )

24 editions published between 1979 and 1988 in English and Turkish and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cyberfutures : culture and politics on the information superhighway( Book )

10 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introducing chaos by Ziauddin Sardar( Book )

31 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and Romanian and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science, technology, and development in the Muslim world by Ziauddin Sardar( Book )

16 editions published between 1972 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The no-nonsense guide to Islam by Ziauddin Sardar( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For many non-Muslims, the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001 in the US deepened an association of Islam with violence, despotism and suppression. They asked: Why are Muslims so violent? How can Islam justify the terrorism of al-Qaeda, the suicide bombers in Palestine, the beheadings under Islamic Law in Saudi Arabia, or stoning to death of adulterers in Nigeria? Why do Muslims ignore human and women's rights? Why is democracy in the Muslim world conspicuous by its general absence? Have the Muslims declared jihad (righteous struggle) against 'Western infidels'?" "But Muslims see Islam as about peace and justice. So, what is 'real Islam'? In this No-Nonsense Guide, Sardar and Davies explain the concepts and the rich history of the Muslim world. But they also call for urgent reforms within Islam, and for the West to end its bigotry."--Jacket
Introducing media studies by Ziauddin Sardar( Book )

30 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It explores the complex relationship between the media, ideology, knowledge and power ... It teaches how to analyse film, deconstruct advertising and appreciate how the media shapes public opiniom."--Cover
Postmodernism and the other : the new imperialism of Western culture by Ziauddin Sardar( Book )

18 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Islam, postmodernism, and other futures : a Ziauddin Sardar reader by Ziauddin Sardar( Book )

11 editions published in 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first introduction to leading British Muslim intellectual, author, journalist and cultural commentator, Zia Sardar
Desperately seeking paradise : journeys of a sceptical Muslim by Ziauddin Sardar( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author recounts his life as a restless believer. Self-mocking, frank and passionate he describes learning the Koran at his mother's knee, his experiments with various branches of Islam and his travels through the Muslim world to Iran, the Middle East, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Turkey, North Africa, Pakistan and China
Balti Britain : a journey through the British Asian experience by Ziauddin Sardar( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ziauddin Sardar, whose acclaimed 'Desperately Seeking Paradise' demystified Islam, gives his humane, sharp and witty perspective on the experience of being a British Asian
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What do Muslims believe? : the roots and realities of modern Islam
Alternative Names
Ḍiyāʾ-ad-Dīn Sardār 1951-

Sardār, Ḍijā'ddīn 1951-

Sardār, Ḍiyāʾ-ad-Dīn 1951-

Sardar, Diya' al-Din

Sardar, Z.

Sardar, Zia

Sardar, Zia 1951-

Sardār, Ẓiā al-Dīn

Sardar, Ziauddin

Sardār, Z̤iyāʾ-ad-Dīn 1951-

Sardār, Z̤iyāʾuddīn 1951-

Ziauddin Sardar.

Ziauddin Sardar 1951-

Ziauddin Sardar britischer Intellektueller, pakistanischer Herkunft

Ziauddin Sardar Brits journalist

Z̤iyāʾ-ad-Dīn Sardār 1951-

Z̤iyāʾuddīn Sardār 1951-

زيودين ساردار، 1951-

ساردار، ضياء الدين، 1951-

سردار، ضياء الدين، 1951-

ضياء الدين سردار

സിയാവുദ്ദീന് സര് ദാര്

사다, 자이오딘

사다, 지오딘

사다르, 지아우딘

사더, 지아우딘

사르다르, 지아우딘

サーダー, ジアウッディン

サーダー, ジャーディン

サルダー, ジャウディン

サルダール, ディヤーウッディーン

What do Muslims believe? : the roots and realities of modern IslamPostmodernism for beginnersReading the Qur'an : the contemporary relevance of the sacred text of IslamIntroducing cultural studiesIntroducing mathematicsCyberfutures : culture and politics on the information superhighwayIntroducing chaosThe no-nonsense guide to Islam