Desperately Seeking Paradise: Journeys of a Sceptical Muslim

Desperately Seeking Paradise: Journeys of a Sceptical Muslim

by Ziauddin Sardar

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Overview

Raised in Pakistan, Ziauddin Sardar learned the Koran at his mother’s knee. As a young student in London, he embarked on a quest to grasp the meaning and contemporary relevance of his religion and, hopefully, to find “paradise.” After experimenting with the mystical branch of Islam, Sufism, and with classical Islam, he set off on extensive travels through the Muslim world. Along the way, he came to accept that he might never reach paradise, realizing that it’s the journey that’s important. At a time when the Western view of Islam is so often distorted and over-simplified, Desperately Seeking Paradise is essential reading.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781862077553
Publisher: Granta UK
Publication date: 06/28/2005
Pages: 354
Product dimensions: 5.08(w) x 7.78(h) x 0.87(d)

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