The Road to Mecca – The Journey of Muhammad Asad
The Jew Leopold Weiss embarks upon a journey to the Mideast in the early 1920s. He converts to Islam and changes his name to Muhammad Asad. Asad was 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 a UN Ambassador.
Directed by Georg Misch, Austria 2008, 92 min
Program accompanying the special exhibition The Whole Truth
15 April 2013, 7.30 pm