Category: Reviews

Read the Reviews of ‘Mecca: The Sacred City’

‘A beautifully rendered account… Sardar surveys modern Mecca with a love that is mixed with a profound sense of disappointment and loss. Yet the book that results is a major achievement and a hugely enjoyable and important study of one of the world’s great cities’.

–        The Observer

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/oct/26/mecca-sacred-city-review-important-study-great-religious-sites

 

‘For the young man who grew up with the Ka’bah on the living room wall, and who spent part of the 1970s trying to promote a more sustainable hajj under the auspices of a Saudi university, the comedown has been terrible. Now Sardar, one of Britain’s most prominent liberal Muslims, … Read More

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‘Britain’s own Muslim polymath’

The Independent

‘A remarkable author’

Nature

‘A formidable critic’

Muslim World Book Review

‘One of the finest intellectuals on the planet’.

The Herald

‘A major prophet of our time: his insight and wit always offer new perspective on ordinary things’.

Resurgence

‘In Islamic context, but perhaps in any context, his achievement is startling in its range, boldness, scepticism and, above all, sheer quantity’.

New Statesman

‘A leading Muslim scholar and writer, Sardar’s body of work is testament to a lifetime’s restless need for intellectual inquiry and critique…Armed with a sharp … Read More

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