Author: Muhammad Asad
Publisher: Islamic Book Trust
About the Book: The Road to Makkah is the autobiography of a Muslim scholar, intellectual, political theorist and diplomat Muhammad Asad.
A timeless spiritual classic, this gripping and insightful autobiography of an Austrian journalist, who fully immersed himself in the life and faith of the Islamic world, permanently reorients the reader’s view of the world.
“ …..I began to think seriously about setting down the story of my life and thus helping, in however small а measure, to lift the heavy veil which separates Islam and its culture from the Occidental mind.” — Muhammad Asad
The book immediately won critical acclaim, most notably in the prestige press of New York. One reviewer, writing in the New York Herald Tribune Book Review, called it an “intensely interesting and moving book.”
New York World-Telegram wrote: As suffused with Arab lore as Sir Richard Burton and almost as adventuresome as T.E. Lawrence, Muhammad Asad offers a similar blend of daring action and thoughtful observation. In addition, he surpasses either of these great predecessors as a prose stylist and interpreter of the Islamic faith.