Sunday 1 September 2013

Desperately Seeking Paradise

Finished August 27
Desperately Seeking Paradise: Journeys of a Sceptical Muslim by Ziauddin Sardar

This memoir chronicles Sardar's journey to find his path as a Muslim, exploring different paths and the history behind them as he examines his own beliefs. It begins when he is a university student and continues through to 2004 when the book was first published. As he explores he also explains the different belief paths, where they came from, who espouses them now, and why he accepts or rejects them.
I learned a lot about Islam, about beliefs and histories, and about what Sardar sees as issues for today's Muslims. An eye-opening read.

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