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.
14 June 2004
A uniquely lax notion of time has become integral to Wahhabism, the revivalist movement founded by Muhammad ibn Abd al-...
05 April 2004
Science and Islam are intimately linked. This sounds odd. First, because we normally think of religion as harmfully...
22 March 2004
The soul of the Muslim world is at stake, not from the ramifications of the Madrid bombings (Osama Bin Laden represents...
The cosmic dilemma. Terrorists may seem psychologically disturbed people who hate us for no good reason. Yet the wretchedness that drives them to kill is a direct consequence of our own lifestyles. It is more important for us to change, because we do grea
01 March 2004
Our ancestors were mad. They thought war was a jolly good idea. It was a natural, divinely appointed order - a...
09 February 2004
Abdul Qadeer Khan has been declared "an enemy of the state". Pakistan's revered national hero, the man responsible for...
12 January 2004
What would I have done, I was asked recently on Radio 5 Live, if I had been offered something in the New Year's honours...
15 December 2003
No bright ideas for Christmas gifts? Give them perfume. Everyone loves it, everyone uses it. You can hardly go wrong....
17 November 2003
Thank goodness for Tariq Ali. Britain's one-man demolition squad has been leading the resistance against the American...
28 April 2003
Baghdad is suddenly like pre-revolution Tehran: the Shia mosques have become the focus of dissent. After Friday prayers...
The forgotten inheritance. Why the mutual hatred between Islam and the west? Is it because neither can acknowledge that Islam gave Europe what it values most: liberal humanism? By Ziauddin Sardar
07 April 2003
I listened to an interview with Pat Robertson, the American televangelist and founder of the Christian Coalition. The...
The agony of a 21st-century Muslim. "Islam is a religion that devours all that is most humane and open-minded." How has this happened? Ziauddin Sardar on the delusion and intolerance of his fellow believers
17 February 2003
It is not easy to be a Muslim. Believers like me live on the edge, constantly having to justify our very existence. As...
TV and Radio
A voice of reason. Ziauddin Sardar deconstructs perhaps the "most valuable institution in the Arab world"
09 September 2002
When I first came across al-Jazeera, in the home of an Arab friend, I could scarcely believe that here, on an Arab...
26 August 2002
The events of 11 September 2001 may be etched on everyone's memory, but for Mark Hertsgaard, a more important date is...
15 July 2002
The Arabs have been given a serious mauling by the UN Development Programme (UNDP). The latest in its highly acclaimed...
25 February 2002
We are in the middle of an identity crisis, not just in Britain but throughout the world. Most of us do not know who or...