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Sardar, Ziauddin

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Mecca : the Sacred City by Ziauddin Sardar( Book )

21 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and French and held by 1,006 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."
Why do people hate America? by Ziauddin Sardar( Book )

54 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in 10 languages and held by 966 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 )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents readers with an explanation of the roots and beliefs of Islam, and seeks to provide an objective view of this often misinterpreted religion. Author Ziauddin Sardar explains what makes a Muslim; where Muslims come from and who they are today; what, exactly, they believe and how they reflect those beliefs; and where Islam is headed. Includes a chronology of Islamic history from A.D. 632 to the present, a glossary of terms, selections from the Qur'an and the Hadith, as well as list of further reading
Reading the Qur'an : the contemporary relevance of the sacred text of Islam by Ziauddin Sardar( Book )

27 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in English and held by 881 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
Postmodernism for beginners by Richard Appignanesi( Book )

59 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 875 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'
The life of Muhammad( Visual )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 780 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
Introducing cultural studies by Ziauddin Sardar( Book )

73 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 558 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
The future of Muslim civilisation by Ziauddin Sardar( Book )

24 editions published between 1979 and 1988 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

19 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 456 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
Cyberfutures : culture and politics on the information superhighway( Book )

11 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introducing chaos by Ziauddin Sardar( Book )

36 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Introducing Chaos" explains how chaos makes its presence felt in many varieties of event, from the fluctuation of animal populations to the ups and downs of the stock market. It also examines the roots of chaos in modern mathematics and physics, and explores the relationship between chaos and complexity, the new unifying theory which suggests that all complex systems evolve from a few simple rules. This is an accessible introduction to an astonishing and controversial theory that could dramatically change our view of the natural world and our place in a turbulent universe
Introducing mathematics by Ziauddin Sardar( Book )

26 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and French and held by 388 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."
Introducing Islam by Ziauddin Sardar( Book )

16 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 316 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
Postmodernism and the other : the new imperialism of Western culture by Ziauddin Sardar( Book )

15 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 277 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 held by 236 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 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raised in Pakistan, Ziauddin Sardar learned the Qur'an 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
How do you know? : reading Ziauddin Sardar on Islam, science and cultural relations by Ziauddin Sardar( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brings together a selection of author's writings together with some of his work on cultural relations. Taking as key themes Islam, science and cultural relations, the material in this work is drawn from a range of sources and provides the way in for students who want to get to grips with his thought
Balti Britain : a journey through the British Asian experience by Ziauddin Sardar( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 6 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
Buscando desesperadamene el paraíso : viajes de un musulmán escéptico by Ziauddin Sardar( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in Spanish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Buscando desesperadamente el paraíso es el libro más divertido que he leído sobre el islam (...) El resultado es una autobiografía que trabaja en dos planos discursivos: como viaje de descubrimiento de uno mismo y como guía para mantener a raya a los fanáticos religiosos de ambos bandos que, en opinión de Sardar, están arruinando la reputación de una gran religión" Damian Thompson, Mail on Sunday
Unfinished journeys : adventures in familiar places by Ziauddin Sardar( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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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

ضياء الدين سردار صحفي من المملكة المتحدة

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 IslamReading the Qur'an : the contemporary relevance of the sacred text of IslamPostmodernism for beginnersIntroducing cultural studiesThe no-nonsense guide to IslamCyberfutures : culture and politics on the information superhighwayIntroducing chaosIntroducing mathematics