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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World Affairs
28 November 2005
What are we to make of a semi-literate teaching assistant exhorting young British Muslims to commit suicide? Mohammad...
Society
14 November 2005
The bearded and elegantly attired supporters of Hizb ut-Tahrir (HT), the fundamentalist Muslim group, like to emphasise...
Economics
17 October 2005
It is, by all accounts, the worst disaster in Pakistan's history. Measuring 7.6 on the Richter scale, the earthquake...
Society
15 August 2005
Oscar Wilde is seldom cited to argue the Muslim case; it would seem these days that no one presumes ordinary human...
Politics
08 August 2005
May Allah forgive the BBC. The particular enormity? A decision to send me, in the BBC's words, "on an epic journey...
Society
25 July 2005
''What are we going to do?" This is the question Muslims are asking in hastily arranged meetings and conferences...
International Politics
18 July 2005
At about the time the bombs were going off in Lon-don, bulldozers were demolishing sacred historic sites in Mecca and,...
Books
07 March 2005
The truth about the torture of detainees in Afghanistan and Iraq is simple. The Bush administration sanctioned it, the...
Health
01 January 2005
Is your sex life normal? The question was raised recently on the Oprah Winfrey Show. Tell us, the show asked its 20...
Religion
13 December 2004
I blame the three wise men. These guys from the east came bearing gifts: gold, frankincense and myrrh, stuff fit for a...
Books
08 November 2004
What constitutes a "great idea"? How do we measure the impact of an idea on history? Or, to adopt the blurb from...
Asia
13 September 2004
The Muslim world is changing. Three years after the atrocity of 9/11, it may be in the early stages of a reformation,...

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