The Road from Mecca: Muhammad Asad (born Leopold Weiss)


Kramer, Martin. “The Road from Mecca: Muhammad Asad (born Leopold Weiss).” In The Jewish Discovery of Islam: Studies in Honor of Bernard Lewis, 225-247. Tel Aviv: The Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, 1999.


A study of Muhammad Asad, a European Jewish convert to Islam, who played a prominent role in mid-20th-century Muslim intellectual life, as a thinker and Qur'an translator. The study places him in his political context, with some emphasis on the impact of his Jewish origins.


Italian translation: “Storia di un ebreo musulmano.” Lettra internazionale (Rome), vol. 21, no. 86 (2005), pp. 26-29. Download pdf.

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