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: 59,371

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

"['The Road to Mecca'] combines the adventure and scenic beauty of a good travel book, some unusually informed comments on near Eastern affairs, and a deeply thoughtful account of one man's finding of his own path."  —Book of the Month Club, New York