Ziauddin Sardar's brilliant new book is ideal for students or general readers who want to know all that matters about Muhammad.
In this book:
'A pioneering writer on Islam' - Guardian
Who was the real Muhammad? Muhammad: All That Matters, by bestselling expert on Islam Ziauddin Sardar, seeks to look beyond Muhammad the prophet, to find Muhammad the man. By returning to the original sources, and incorporating new research on pre-Islamic Mecca, Sardar is able to focus on Muhammad's character, his values, and on events in his life which up until now have largely been
The Muhammad you will meet in this book is an individual motivated by a sense of justice and equality,and by a passion to help the marginalized. This is a Muhammad who is engaged in a struggle to establish the good society against all odds.
This accessible and concise book will appeal to both students and general readers, of any religious persuasion or none. It is a fascinating introduction to Muhammad, rediscovering the unique attributes which have contributed to his monumental impact on history.
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Ziauddin Sardar is Professor of Law and Society, Middlesex University and co-editor of quarterly Critical Muslim. He has been described as a 'critical polymath', and was recently selected in the Observer's list of Britain's top public intellectuals. He is perhaps best known for his wide-ranging work on Islam, including the international bestseller Introducing Islam. Ziauddin is also Chair of the Muslim Institute, London, and appears regularly on radio, television and in the New Statesman, Guardian and
Keep up with Ziauddin Sardar on his website: www.ziauddinsardar.com .
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Ziauddin Sardar is "a pioneering writer on Islam" (Guardian) and "one of the world's foremost Muslim intellectuals" (Jakarta Post). He is renowned worldwide for his works on Islam, and for his global bestseller "Why do people hate America?" Born in Pakistan and based in London (where he has been Visiting Professor of Postcolonial Studies at City University), Sardar was recently named in the Observer's list of the UK's top public intellectuals.
As a spiritual seeker, Ziaddin Sardar is funny, self-deprecating and humble and is one of the wittiest intellectual figures commenting on Islam. — Islamic Voice
Ziauddin Sardar is justly renowned for his forensic intelligence and capacious insight into myriad issues. He is the leading public intellectual among British Muslims. — Professor Bruce Lawrence, Duke University
Ziauddin Sardar is arguable one of the best-known Muslim public intellectuals in the world today. He is an iconoclast, often a gadfly and undoubtedly one of the few Muslim intellectuals who span the proverbial Two Cultures. — Muslim News
It is an excellent read that offers much needed insight into the real and truly documented character of an incredible person who changed the course of the world's history.
Nahla Ink Stars: 4 out of 5!
— Nahla Ink
Sardar describes well the complex factional politics in Mecca and Medina, and emphasises the brevity (and historical normality) of Muhammad's militray escapades, as well as his love of dates and perfume. — The Guardian