The Road to Mecca

The Road to Mecca


By (author) Muhammad Asad

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  • Publisher: Fons Vitae,US
  • Format: Paperback | 375 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 226mm x 30mm | 590g
  • Publication date: 3 April 2002
  • Publication City/Country: Kentucky
  • ISBN 10: 1887752374
  • ISBN 13: 9781887752374
  • Edition: 5, Revised
  • Edition statement: Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: b&w
  • Sales rank: 58,106

Product description

In this extraordinary and beautifully-written autobiography, Asad tells of his initial rejection of all institutional religions, his entree into Taoism, his fascinating travels as a diplomat, and finally his embrace of Islam.

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Author information

From his work as a journalist in the Middle East before his conversion, Muhammad Asad became an author, translator of Islamic literature, and international diplomat. His written works include his famed English translation of the Qur'an and translations of the Prophet's oral teachings.

Review quote

"A book trenchant with adventure magnificently described, and a commentary upon the inner meaning of Arab and Muslim life, helpful to all who would achieve a more accurate understanding of the Arabs and their lands."  —Christian Science Monitor