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.
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!
Ziauddin Sardar is justly renowned for his forensic intelligence and capacious insight into myriad issues. He is the leading public intellectual among British Muslims.
As a spiritual seeker, Ziaddin Sardar is funny, self-deprecating and humble and is one of the wittiest intellectual figures commenting on Islam.
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.