CM10: Sects

April-June, 2014

Critical Muslim is a quarterly magazine devoted to examining issues within Islam and Muslim societies, providing a Muslim perspective on the great.

cm10sectsZiauddin Sardar and Merryl Wyn Davies put sectarianism under the scalpel; Ebrahim Moosa suggests the Sunnis, the majority Muslim sect, need to rethink their history; Imranali Panjwani explains what it means to be…

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CM9: The Maghreb

January-March, 2014

Critical Muslim is a quarterly magazine devoted to examining issues within Islam and Muslim societies, providing a Muslim perspective on the great.

CM-9-Cover-webRobin Yassin-Kassab has an enlightening sojourn in Morocco, Robert Irwin argues that the great historian Ibn Khaldun was a Sufi, Marcia Lynx Qualey is dazzled by the transformative power of Maghrebi poetry, Julia Melcher explores…

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CM8: Men in Islam

October – December 2013

Critical Muslim is a quarterly magazine devoted to examining issues within Islam and Muslim societies, providing a Muslim perspective on the great.

CM-8-COVERWebZiauddin Sardar confesses his shortcomings as a Muslim man, Merryl Wyn Davies asks what exactly is the problem with men, Abdennur Prado grapples with Muslim masculinities, Ziba Mir Hosseini tries to get…

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Future: All That Matters

Hodder, London, October 2013

FutureIn Future: All That Matters, Ziauddin Sardar shows that thinking and speculating about the future has always been a part of human history, but exploring the futures in a systematic and scientific way is a recent phenomenon. What is known variously as ‘futures studies’, ‘futurology’ or ‘foresight’ only emerged as a discipline during…

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Touched by Wonder: Art and Religion in the 21st Century

From Touched edited by Paul Domela, Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art, Liverpool, 2011

Ziauddin Sardar

The ability to experience and appreciate wonder is a distinctive human trait. Both art and religion are informed, shaped by and answer to this inherently human faculty. Both are touched by wonder and help us access this essential characteristic of our nature. Therefore, religion and art are entwined as…

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Critical Muslim

From Oxford Islamic Studies Online:

http://www.oxfordislamicstudies.com/Public/focus/essay1212_critical_thought.html.

Ziauddin Sardar

A critical spirit has been central to Islam from its inception. The Qur’an is generously sprinkled with references to thought and learning, reflection and reason. The Sacred Text denounces those who do not use their critical faculties in strongest terms: ‘the worse creatures in God’s eyes are those who are [wilfully] deaf…

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