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Sardar, Ziauddin

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

15 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 2,054 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sarder, author of The Future of Muslim Civilization (1979), is characterized as a leading scholar shaping and leading the renaissance in Islamic intellectual thought and reclaiming Islamic epistemology from tyrants and traditionalists. An argument underlying the 20 essays reprinted here is that the decline in ijtihad, the reasoned struggle and rethinking that are central to the worldview of Islam, has plunged Islamic civilization into a foundational crisis. Distributed in the US by Stylus. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
Postmodernism and the other : the new imperialism of Western culture by Ziauddin Sardar( )

18 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book the author criticises the view that postmodernism promotes pluralism and gives representation to the marginalised peoples of the non-west and other cultures. Covering architecture, film, television, philosophy, consumption, music and religion the author traces the history of postmodernism and examines its roots in colonialism and modernity
Reading the Qur'an : the contemporary relevance of the sacred text of Islam by Ziauddin Sardar( Book )

33 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in English and held by 1,740 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
Black skin, white masks by Frantz Fanon( )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fanon, born in Martinique and educated in France, is generally regarded as the leading anti-colonial thinker of the 20th century. His first book is an analysis of the impact of colonial subjugation on the black psyche. It is a very personal account of Fanon's experience being black: as a man, an intellectual, and a party to a French education.--Adapted from
Critical Muslim 2 : the Idea of Islam by Ziauddin Sardar( )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the second issue of Critical Muslim: Ziauddin Sardar argues why Islamic reform is necessary, Bruce Lawrence sees Muslim cosmopolitanism as the future, Parvez Manzoor declares jihad on the idea of 'the political', Samia Rahman gets to the root of Muslim misogyny, Michael Muhammad Knight explains his taqwacore beliefs, Soha al-Jurf has problems with orthodoxy, Carool Kersten suggests that critical thinkers and reformers are often seen as heretics, and Ben Gidley on what keeps Muslims and Jews apart and what can bring them together. Also in this issue: Stuart Sim takes a sledgehammer to the 'p
Introducing postmodernism by Richard Appignanesi( Book )

63 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 1,098 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'
Critical Muslim 3 : Fear and Loathing by Ziauddin Sardar( )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,097 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the third issue of Critical Muslim: AbdelWahab El-Affendi on Islamophobia and Orientalism in the age of liberal paranoia, Arun Kundnani on English Defense League and the rise of the far right in Europe, Vinay Lal on Hindus who love Hitler, Gordon Steffey on Christian fundamentalism, Fanar Haddad on the sectarian schisms in the Arab world, Gary McFarlane on Tottenham Riots, Farouk Peru on self loathing Muslims, Claire Chambers on 'Four Lions', Peter Clark on Bernard Lewis and Peter Moray on Irshad Manji. Plus a short story by Suhel Ahmed, six poems by Stephane Chaumet, Anita Sethi's dangerou
Mecca : the Sacred City by Ziauddin Sardar( Book )

21 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and Chinese and held by 983 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"
Introducing cultural studies by Ziauddin Sardar( )

75 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 959 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
Why do people hate America? by Ziauddin Sardar( Book )

61 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in 9 languages and held by 941 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 2013 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
The life of Muhammad( Visual )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 764 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 chaos by Ziauddin Sardar( Book )

43 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in English and Dutch and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If a butterfly stirs its wings in Brazil, does it cause a tornado in Texas? Chaos is the most important advance in science since the advent of Quantum Theory. The discovery of randomness in apparently predictable physical systems has evolved into a new science that declares the universe to be far more unpredictable than we could have imagined. Ziauddin Sardar and Iwona Abrams document how chaos is present in many events, from the fluctuation in animal populations to the rise and fall of financial markets. Introducing Chaos 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
La théorie du chaos by Ziauddin Sardar( )

9 editions published between 2019 and 2021 in French and Undetermined and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Si un papillon bat des ailes au Brésil, est-ce que cela peut provoquer une tornade au Texas ? La théorie du chaos tente de répondre à de telles questions déroutantes. La découverte d'aléatoire au sein de systèmes physiques en apparence stables s'est transformée en une science proclamant que l'Univers est bien plus imprévisible que nous ne l'avions imaginé. Cet " Aperçu " du chaos explique comment le chaos se manifeste dans une série d'événements, depuis les fluctuations des populations animales aux hauts et bas du marché financier. Il analyse également les racines du chaos dans les mathématiques modernes et la physique, et explore les liens entre chaos et complexité, la théorie unificatrice qui suggère que tout système complexe évolue à partir de quelques règles très simples. Le livre offre une introduction accessible à une théorie étonnante et controversée
Critical Muslim 4: Pakistan by Ziauddin Sardar( )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical muslim by Ziauddin Sardar( )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A quarterly magazine of ideas and issues showcasing ground breaking thinking on Islam and what it means to be a Muslim in a rapidly changing, interconnected world
Critical Muslim 07 : Muslim Archipelago by Ziauddin Sardar( )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Malaysia and Indonesia are seen as bastions of liberal Islam. Is this really true or simply a widely held misconception about south-east Asian Muslims? What is the contribution of the Muslim archipelago to the world of Islam? What can we learn from Malaysian and Indonesian experiments in democracy? This issue of Critical Muslim addresses these questions by examining the politics, history, culture and religious traditions of Malaysia and Indonesia. Contributors include Merryl Wyn Davies on Malaysian multiculturalism, Luthfi Assyaukanie on Indonesia politics, Carool Kersten on the struggles of I
The postnormal times reader by Ziauddin Sardar( )

6 editions published between 2017 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Muslim Societies in Postnormal Times: Foresights for Trends, Emerging Issues and Scenarios by Ziauddin Sardar( )

5 editions published in 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

25 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 569 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
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Reading the Qur'an : the contemporary relevance of the sacred text of Islam
Postmodernism and the other : the new imperialism of Western cultureReading the Qur'an : the contemporary relevance of the sacred text of IslamBlack skin, white masksCritical Muslim 2 : the Idea of IslamIntroducing postmodernismMecca : the Sacred CityIntroducing cultural studiesWhy do people hate America?
Alternative Names
Ḍiyāʾ-ad-Dīn Sardār 1951-

Sardār, Ḍijā'ddīn 1951-

Sardār, Ḍiyāʾ-ad-Dīn 1951-

Sardar, Diya' al-Din

Sardar Z. 1951-

Sardar, Zia

Sardar, Zia 1951-

Sardār, Ẓiā al-Dīn

Sardar, Ziauddin

Sardar, Ziauddin, 1951-

Sardār, Z̤iyāʾ-ad-Dīn 1951-

Sardār, Z̤iyāʾuddīn 1951-

Sardaras Ziauddinas

Ziauddin Sardar.

Ziauddin Sardar 1951-

Ziauddin Sardar britischer Intellektueller, pakistanischer Herkunft

Ziauddin Sardar Brits journalist

Ziauddin Sardar giornalista britannico

Ziauddin Sardar jornalista britânico

Ziauddin Sardar journaliste britannique

Ziauddin Sardar orientalista pakistaní

Ziauddin Sardar Pakistani orientalist

Ziauddin Sardar periodista britànic

Ziauddin Sardar periodista británicu

Z̤iyāʾ-ad-Dīn Sardār 1951-

Z̤iyāʾuddīn Sardār 1951-

Сардар З. 1951-

סרדר, זיודין

زيودين ساردار، 1951-

ساردار، ضياء الدين

ساردار، ضياء الدين، 1951-

سردار، ضياء الدين

سردار، ضياء الدين، 1951-

ضياء الدين سردار

ضياء الدين سردار صحفي من المملكة المتحدة

സിയാവുദ്ദീന് സര് ദാര്

사다, 자이오딘 1951-

사다르, 지아우딘 1951-

사더, 지아우딘 1951-

사르다르, 지아우딘 1951-

사르다르, 지오딘 1951-

자아우딘 사르디르

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