Ziauddin Sardar, writer and broadcaster, describes himself as a ‘critical polymath’. He is the author of over 40 books, including the highly acclaimed ‘Desperately Seeking Paradise’. He is Visiting Professor, School of Arts, the City University, London and editor of ‘Futures’, the monthly journal of planning, policy and futures studies.

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25 April 2012
In the Shadow of the Sword: the Battle for Global Empire and the End of the Ancient World Tom Holland Little, Brown...
18 July 2011
Undercover Muslim: a Journey Into Yemen Theo PadnosBodley Head, 304pp, £12.99It's a well-trodden path. White man...
09 August 2010
The noted Muslim preacher, philosopher and Oxford academic Tariq Ramadan invites us to join him on a journey. We are...
02 July 2009
Move over viagra
25 September 2008
Walk for miles in parts of Birmingham and you will see mostly "Asian" faces. But look for the "Asian community" and you...
World Affairs
18 September 2008
It has become quite fashionable, in certain Muslim circles, to be an ex. We have a number of ex-fundamentalists and ex-...
04 September 2008
My friend Mufti Barkatullah is an unusual chap. He is a fully qualified "mufti", a traditionally educated and...
International Politics
21 August 2008
Farewell, President Pervez Musharraf. The military dictator of Pakistan jumped ship and resigned on 18 August, before...
21 August 2008
  Science has acquired a new meaning in certain Muslim circles. When classical Muslim scholars declared that...
UK Politics
07 August 2008
The government is to set up a board of Muslim theologians. Once established, it will steer the more radical elements of...
24 July 2008
The Taliban have given an ultimatum to Pakistan: leave Peshawar within five days or face the consequences. That a band...
World Affairs
17 July 2008
Avoid bright lipstick and noisy high heels. The advice to Muslim women, issued last month by the authorities in a north...
Human Rights
19 June 2008
The beginning of the end of the war of terror has started. Mullahs in India have issued a fatwa unequivocally...
05 June 2008
A new mosque will be opening this month in Levenshulme, Manchester. Nothing unusual in that, except that al-Markaz al-...