The Road to Mecca - The Journey of Muhammed Asad
Documentary film by Georg Misch
(Austria 2008, 92 mins, German original version)
15 April 2013
Program accompanying the special exhibition "The Whole Truth"
15 April 2013, 7:30 pm
Old Building, ground level, Auditorium
Tel: +49 (0)30 259 93 517
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The Jew Leopold Weiss embarks upon a journey to the Mideast at the beginning of the 20s. He converts to Islam and changes his name to Muhammad Asad.
Asad becomes one of the 20th century’s most important Muslims as advisor to the Saudi Arabian royal court, translator of the Qur’an, cofounder of Pakistan, and ultimately UN Ambassador.