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Ziauddin Sardar

  • CountryPakistan
  • Born1951


Ziauddin Sardar is a writer, broadcaster and cultural critic. He is Professor of Law and Society at Middlesex University.

He writes about Islam and contemporary cultural issues, he is author of over fifty books, including studies, The Future of Muslim Civilisation (1979) and Islamic Futures: The Shape of Ideas to Come (1985).

Professor Sardar has worked as a science journalist for Nature and New Scientist, as reporter for London Weekend Television and Channel 4 and has made numerous television and radio programmes, including ‘Battle for Islam’, a 90-minute documentary for the BBC. Most recently, he wrote the three part BBC series ‘Life of Mohammad’. He co-edited the critical arts journal Third Text from 1996 to 2006, served as a Commissioner on the Equality and Human Rights Commission from 2006 to 2009 and as a member of the National Security Forum from 2008 to 2010. A former columnist on the New Statesman, he is the editor of Futures, the monthly journal of policy, planning and futures studies; and co-editor of Critical Muslim, a quarterly magazine of new thinking on Islam. He is the Chair of the Muslim Institute and of the Black Umbrella Trust.

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