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Sardar, Ziauddin

Works: 239 works in 985 publications in 19 languages and 22,773 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary television programs  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Travelogues (Television programs)  Popular works  Miscellanea  Interviews  Documentary films  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of screenplay, zxx, Other, Author of introduction, Artist
Classifications: BP161.3, 297
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ziauddin Sardar
Why do people hate America? by Ziauddin Sardar( Book )

56 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in 12 languages and held by 1,044 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 )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 934 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
Mecca : the sacred city by Ziauddin Sardar( Book )

15 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and French and held by 889 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 )

19 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 850 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
The life of Muhammad( Visual )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 687 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 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follow six young pilgrims as they make their way from their homes and families on a journey of a lifetime to Mecca, birthplace of the prophet Muhammad. Features 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 )

68 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 600 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
Women and Islam by Epicflow Production of Channel Four( Visual )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and held by 507 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
Introducing chaos by Ziauddin Sardar( Book )

39 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introducing mathematics by Ziauddin Sardar( Book )

27 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 486 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."
The future of Muslim civilisation by Ziauddin Sardar( Book )

23 editions published between 1979 and 1988 in English and Turkish and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orientalism by Ziauddin Sardar( Book )

24 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Orientalism, the theory and practice of representing 'the Orient', is a controversial and a problematic concept. This book provides a concise text on the evolution and development of the theory of Orientalism, the practice of Orientalism in history, and its persistence and reformulation in contemporary times. It places Edward Said's contribution in an appropriate historical context, examines the work of his critics, and explores the postmodern future of Orientalism."--Jacket
Science, technology, and development in the Muslim world by Ziauddin Sardar( Book )

15 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 345 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 Islam by Ziauddin Sardar( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the Muslim faith, explaining the history of the religion as well as its basic beliefs and its various cultural expressions around the world
Introducing media studies by Ziauddin Sardar( Book )

29 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 313 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 )

16 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first introduction to leading British Muslim intellectual, author, journalist and cultural commentator, Zia Sardar
Postmodernism for beginners by Richard Appignanesi( Book )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Postmodernism seemed to promise an end to the grim Cold War era of nuclear confrontation and oppressive ideologies. Fukuyama's notoriously proclaimed 'end of history', the triumph of liberal democracy over Communist tyranny, has proved an illusion. We awoke in the anxious grip of globalization, unpredictable terrorism and unforeseen war." "Introducing Postmodernism traces the pedigrees of postmodernism in art, theory, science and history, providing an urgent guide to the present. Derrida, Baudrillard, Foucault and many other icons of postmodern complexity are brilliantly elucidated by Richard Appignanesi and enlivened by the Guardian's 'Biff' cartoonist Chris Garratt."--Jacket
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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

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 IslamReading the Qur'an : the contemporary relevance of the sacred text of IslamIntroducing cultural studiesIntroducing chaosIntroducing mathematicsCyberfutures : culture and politics on the information superhighwayOrientalismThe no-nonsense guide to Islam