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  • CRITICAL MUSLIM 33: RELICS

    The sacred and the revered, the divine and the musealised, relics have long been integral to Islamic practice. Wahhabisation has cast a modernist spectre over celebrated traditions such as the visiting of shrines and pilgrimages to the birthplaces of beloved religious figures, yet these rituals continue to thrive. In this issue of Critical Muslim, we look at footprints ascribed to the Prophet Muhammad, to Adam and to Jesus. We pay our respects to Sufi saints, who may or may not be Islamicised versions of the Buddha, and we ask whether tradition is nothing more than a relic of times gone by.

    About Critical Muslim: A quarterly publication of ideas and issues showcasing groundbreaking thinking on Islam and what it means to be a Muslim in a rapidly changing, interconnected world. Each edition centers on a discrete theme, and contributions include reportage, academic analysis, cultural commentary, photography, poetry, and book reviews.
    ISBN: 9781787383326
    Publisher: LONDON
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    Author: ZIAUDDIN SARDAR

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  • A PERSON OF PAKISTANI ORIGINS

    What does it mean to be a Pakistani? Can it mean more than one thing? And what do others think it means?

    Ziauddin Sardar explores what makes a Pakistani, and whether it’s something one wants or ought to be. Reflecting on his culture and heritage through tales of the Pakistanis in his life, A Person of Pakistani Origins is a whirlwind tour of duelling poets, Bollywood films, a bookish auntie who harbours feminist urges, and a vanishing uncle who reappears miles away.

    Thoughtful and generously laced with humour, this book delves deep into Pakistan’s eclectic culture, and the humble insanity of everyday life for a person of Pakistani origins. Sardar richly celebrates the importance of where we come from, and of who we become.
    ISBN: 9781849049870
    Publisher: LONDON
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    Author: ZIAUDDIN SARDAR

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  • READINGF THE QURAN


    ISBN: 9780199836741
    Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Subtitle: THE CONTEMPORARY RELEVANCE OF THE SACRED TEXT OF ISLAM
    Author: ZIAUDDIN SARDAR

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