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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Ideas
08 May 2006
How will Muslims perform their religious duties in space? The question appears simple enough, but it has earth-...
Africa
24 April 2006
As we contemplate hosepipe bans and water shortages this summer, we should spare a thought for the more than one...
Books
17 April 2006
Verso's beautifully designed Radical Thinkers series, which brings together seminal works by leading left-wing...
World Affairs
10 April 2006
Sir Jonathan Sacks, Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth, has just returned from...
Ideas
03 April 2006
Science is not what it used to be. We tend to become aware of this every time a disaster occurs in which science is...
Society
20 March 2006
Young Muslims, I have often thought, are the key to the future of multiculturalism in Britain. The trouble is that no...
Economics
06 March 2006
A few months ago I received a call from Toronto. "Professor Sardar," said the caller, "I am Dr al-Masri from the...
Human Rights
13 February 2006
How do you demonstrate freedom of expression? If, like trees falling in the forest, the only proof of its existence is...
Culture
06 February 2006
I am often dumbfounded by what some of our prominent newspaper columnists have to say about Islam and Muslims. But not...
International Politics
30 January 2006
The old year closed with the discovery of a mass grave. On the banks of the Panam River in Gujarat, Muslim villagers of...
Global Issues
23 January 2006
I am clearly one of those foolish Muslims who have "succumbed to Zionist pressure". I think the salutary lessons of the...
Global Issues
09 January 2006
My New Year's resolution is to get inside the mind of Osama Bin Laden. Fortunately, I have an extraordinary friend who...
Books
09 January 2006
Jewish folklore tells the story of the lamed-vovniks, a group of 36 hidden righteous people. The very world exists and...
Society
19 December 2005
Some of my most ardent followers are upset. To be precise, they are shocked by the photograph that accompanies this...
Politics
05 December 2005
It's a bitterly cold night and the centre of Dortmund is deserted. On weekdays, says our taxi driver, everything...

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