In Muslim theology, a “sadiq” is a righteous man, a “just”, the exact etymological and historical equivalent of the Jewish “tzadik”.
Sadiq Khan, Labour’s surprise winner of London’s 2016 mayoral elections in May, is a human rights lawyer, son of a Pakistani bus driver and of a seamstress, who grew up in a tower block, on a council flat, in Tooting, south London. Tooting remained his constituency up to his being elected to the Commons in 2005.
His was a family that seemed to descend from Midnig...

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