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review The Road to Mecca ç PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free صادفت مغامرات عجيبة ـ فإنها لم تمثل لي أكثر من مجرد أحداث مرافقة ومصاحبة لم كان يدور داخلي وما اصادفة عدا كل ذلك فهو لا يُعد قصة حياة رجل يفتش بقصد ونية عن إيم. The Road to Mecca represents a most interesting exceedingly interior pilgrimage tale of Leopold Weiss born in 1900 in what is today Lvov Ukraine previously Lemberg in Galicia then part of the Austro Hungarian Empire descendent of a long line of rabbis The book is in fact the autobiography of Muhammad Asad and the story of this most radical transformation is uite stunning a conversion of faith enmeshed in a long pattern of travel work as a journalist by the erstwhile Weiss whose rather affluent family moved to Vienna when Leopold was still fairly young Curiously his grandfather wanted Leopold s dad to follow his path as a rabbi though he chose to become a lawyer with a distinctly secular stance Meanwhile it was hoped that Leopold would complete his university degree in Vienna become a lawyer like his own father the source of another familial disappointment as Leonard failed to complete his studies dropping out to become a journalist over time based primarily in the Middle East the Arabian Peninsula working for the Frankfurter Zeitung other newspapers Leopold s many constructive encounters while seeking something meaningful in life include a brief stint in Berlin with early filmmaker FW Murnau Nosferatu based on Bram Stoker s Dracula explorations by camel train across Syria Ira and time with members of the House of Saud including King Abd al Aziz ibn Saud in what became Saudi Arabia Over time the outsider who had once attended Hebrew school though for its cultural content while even developing a fluency in Aramaic experiences a gradual but rather complete transformation There is also a memorable intersection involving a discussion of theology with a Jesuit priest on a ship bound for Egypt Turkey and another with the chairman of the Zionist Committee of Action in Palestine where although of Jewish origin the author feels a strong objection to Zionism taking issue with the Balfour Declaration of 1917 and stating his opposition with Dr Chaim Weismann attempting to point out that long before the Hebrews came to the area as conuerors to Palestine there were many Semitic non Semitic tribes settled there including the Amorites Edomites Philistines Moabites Hittites with the descendants of many of these peoples still resident in the areaGradually the man who began life as Leopold Weiss experiences a metamorphosis converting to Islam becoming in the process Mohammad Asad In time some began to refer to him as a Jewish Lawrence of ArabiaIslam did not seem so much a religion in the popular sense of the word as rather a way of life not so much a system of theology as a programme of personal social behavior based on the consciousness of God Nowhere in the Koran could I find any reference to a need for salvation or a mention of original or inherited sin sin meant no than a lapse from the innate positive ualities with which God was said to have endowed every human being There was also no trace of any dualism in the consideration of man s nature body soul seem to be taken as one integral wholeI found Asad s commentary on the Crusades of considerable interest calling this a defining moment for western civilization a wave of intoxication that brought tribes classes together providing a shared cultural awareness a sense of unity but also causing intellectual damage the poisoning of the western mind Reading about the transformation of Leopold Weiss in becoming Mohammad Asad from an author who has such a keen sense of Islamic history and cultures made The Road to Mecca a fascinating book Asad indicates that he decided to become a Muslim not because I lived among them so long rather I decided to live among them because I had embraced Islam Asad goes on to commentThroughout the years I have spent in the Middle East as a sympathetic outsider from 1922 to 1926 and then as a Muslim sharing the aims hopes of the Islamic community ever since I have witnessed the steady encroachment of Muslim cultural life political independence European public opinion that labels any resistance to this incursion as xenophobia The West s main argument is always that the political disruption Western intervention is not merely aimed at protecting legitimate Western interests but also at securing progress for the indigenous peoples themselvesThis was of course before WWII the discovery of oil further changed the dynamics of that intervention eventually leading to independence for many of the countries where Mohammad Asad lived The author later spent time as a compiler of Muslim history writing books on the nature of the Koran Islam still later serving as Pakistan s Ambassador to the United Nations when that country became independent splitting from the Indian subcontinent in 1947 I can not begin to capture the many roads that Asad traveled in The Road to Mecca but the book is extremely thoughtful uite personally revealing very well written Curiously at some point I thought of the intriguing novel by Kurban Said Ali Nino a novel that featured a Jewish fellow in Azerbaijan who converts to Islam marrying a Georgian Christian woman a book that was first published in Vienna just before the outbreak of WWII And yes Asad does make it to Mecca and speaks candidly about his experiences thereIt may be that someone who was raised a Jew within a Christian landscape prior to WWI perhaps survived WWII the Holocaust because he changed both his residence his identity is particularly empowered to provide insight into Islam a uality that someone who has known no other faith can not The sister father of the former Leopold Weiss among many other Jews living in Vienna at the time of the Anschluss or the German annexation of Austria perished in the Holocaust along with countless others I recommend this book highly to anyone interested in Islamic history or in reading about a uniue search for personal identity Interspersed are many black white photographs which add context to Asad s story The first photo image is of Leopold Weiss as a young man the second after his transformation to Muhammad Asad Ford County young Curiously his grandfather wanted Leopold s dad to follow his path as a rabbi though he chose to become a lawyer with a distinctly secular stance Meanwhile it was hoped that Leopold would complete his university degree in Vienna become a lawyer like his own father the source of another familial disappointment as Leonard failed to complete his studies dropping out to become a journalist over time based primarily in the Middle East the Arabian Peninsula working for the Frankfurter Zeitung other newspapers Leopold s many constructive encounters while seeking something meaningful in life include a brief stint in Berlin with early filmmaker FW Murnau Nosferatu based on Bram Stoker s Dracula explorations by camel train across Syria Ira and time with members of the House of Saud including King Abd al Aziz ibn Saud in what became Saudi Arabia Over time the outsider who had once attended Hebrew school though for its cultural content while even developing a fluency in Aramaic experiences a gradual but rather complete transformation There is also a memorable intersection involving a discussion of theology with a Jesuit priest on a ship bound for Egypt Turkey and another with the chairman of the Zionist Committee of Action in Palestine where although of Jewish origin the author feels a strong objection to Zionism taking issue with the Balfour Declaration of 1917 and stating his opposition with Dr Chaim Weismann attempting to point out that long before the Hebrews came to the area as conuerors to Palestine there were many Semitic non Semitic tribes settled there including the Amorites Edomites Philistines Moabites Hittites with the descendants of many of these peoples still resident in the areaGradually the man who began life as Leopold Weiss experiences a metamorphosis converting to Islam becoming in the process Mohammad Asad In time some began to refer to him as a Jewish Lawrence of ArabiaIslam did not seem so much a religion in the popular sense of the word as rather a way of life not so much a system of theology as a programme of personal social behavior based on the consciousness of God Nowhere in the Koran could I find any reference to a need for salvation or a mention of original or inherited sin sin meant no than a lapse from the innate positive ualities with which God was said to have endowed every human being There was also no trace of any dualism in the consideration of man s nature body soul seem to be taken as one integral wholeI found Asad s commentary on the Crusades of considerable interest calling this a defining moment for western civilization a wave of intoxication that brought tribes classes together providing a shared cultural awareness a sense of unity but also causing intellectual damage the poisoning of the western mind Reading about the transformation of Leopold Weiss in becoming Mohammad Asad from an author who has such a keen sense of Islamic history and cultures made The Road to Mecca a fascinating book Asad indicates that he decided to become a Muslim not because I lived among them so long rather I decided to live among them because I had embraced Islam Asad goes on to commentThroughout the Johannes Cabal the Necromancer years I have spent in the Middle East as a sympathetic outsider from 1922 to 1926 and then as a Muslim sharing the aims hopes of the Islamic community ever since I have witnessed the steady encroachment of Muslim cultural life political independence European public opinion that labels any resistance to this incursion as xenophobia The West s main argument is always that the political disruption Western intervention is not merely aimed at protecting legitimate Western interests but also at securing progress for the indigenous peoples themselvesThis was of course before WWII the discovery of oil further changed the dynamics of that intervention eventually leading to independence for many of the countries where Mohammad Asad lived The author later spent time as a compiler of Muslim history writing books on the nature of the Koran Islam still later serving as Pakistan s Ambassador to the United Nations when that country became independent splitting from the Indian subcontinent in 1947 I can not begin to capture the many roads that Asad traveled in The Road to Mecca but the book is extremely thoughtful uite personally revealing very well written Curiously at some point I thought of the intriguing novel by Kurban Said Ali Nino a novel that featured a Jewish fellow in Azerbaijan who converts to Islam marrying a Georgian Christian woman a book that was first published in Vienna just before the outbreak of WWII And Academia Obscura yes Asad does make it to Mecca and speaks candidly about his experiences thereIt may be that someone who was raised a Jew within a Christian landscape prior to WWI perhaps survived WWII the Holocaust because he changed both his residence his identity is particularly empowered to provide insight into Islam a uality that someone who has known no other faith can not The sister father of the former Leopold Weiss among many other Jews living in Vienna at the time of the Anschluss or the German annexation of Austria perished in the Holocaust along with countless others I recommend this book highly to anyone interested in Islamic history or in reading about a uniue search for personal identity Interspersed are many black white photographs which add context to Asad s story The first photo image is of Leopold Weiss as a Wide eyed and Legless Inside the Tour De France A Sportspages Book young man the second after his transformation to Muhammad Asad

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review The Road to Mecca ç PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ان عميق أو عقيدة بذاتها ـ فذلك الإيمان حل على عبر رحلة السنين دون أن أسعى إليه حكايتي ببساطة هي حكاية اكتشاف رجل أوروبي للإسلام كدين متكامل في أي مجتمع إسلامي. Just read it even if you do not care to know about Islam A great traveller s story Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man A Memoir you do not care to know about Islam A great traveller s story

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review The Road to Mecca ç PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free مما جاء فى المقدمة ما أرويه في هذا الكتاب لا يُعد سيرة ذاتية لامرئ يشعر بالفخر لدور قام به في الحياة العامة كما لا يعد رواية لمغامرات خضتها ـ على الرغم من أنني. There are enough reviews by other people which does the justice to the book Yet I just want to add that Leopold WeisMuhammad Asad s life is the testimony to one thingCan a modernsecular mind find it way into Islam and appreciate its truth And if so how is this possibleAs I was born in and raised into a Muslim society I took it for granted that Islam was the true calling of God Yet after I have started studyin social sciences and Western society the uestion above has become increasingly pressing for me Because the answer to this uestion would help me decide whether Islam was really universal in its essence or I was living a truth regime Esed s experience is the perfect testimony of the modern reason finding its way into Islam and at the same time reconstructing the message and significance of Islam for the modern Muslim It helps us understand the relevance of uranic message for ModernityFinally I d like to say that vividness of the experiences in the book occasionally made me cry something I experience so rarely Towards the end the cry Lebbeyk was echoing in my own heart


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