Muhammad Asad (arabisch محمد أسد) (* als Leopold Weiss am 2. Juli in Lemberg, Österreich-Ungarn; † Februar in Mijas, Spanien) war. Muhammad Asad (eigentlich Leopold Weiss) * 2. Juli , † Februar , Schriftsteller, Journalist; entstammte einer Rabbinerfamilie; gehörte in den. Der bedeutende Islamgelehrte Muhammad Asad, geboren als Leopold Weiss, –, eine Leitfigur fortschrittlicher Muslime, übersetzte und kommentierte.
Muhammad Asadvon Muhammad Asad, Ahmad von Denffer (Übers.), et al. | 1. November 4,7 von 5 Sternen · Gebundenes Buch. MUHAMMED ASAD IST JÜDISCH. EIGENTLICH HEISST ER LEOPOLD WEISS. GEBOREN WURDE ER IN LEM-BERG. SPÄTER ZOG ER MIT SEINER. Der bedeutende Islamgelehrte Muhammad Asad, geboren als Leopold Weiss, –, eine Leitfigur fortschrittlicher Muslime, übersetzte und kommentierte.
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It said,. I think that the book shook in my hands. Then I handed it to Elsa. Is it not an answer to what we saw in the subway?
I knew now, beyond any doubt, that it was a God -inspired book I was holding in my hand: for although it had been placed before man over thirteen centuries ago, it clearly anticipated something that could have become true only in this complicated, mechanized, phantom-ridden age of ours.
However wise he may have been, such a man could not by himself have foreseen the torment so peculiar to this twentieth century.
Out of the Koran spoke a voice greater than the voice of Muhammad To continue with his story, it was also during his stay in Jerusalem during the 20s, that Asad came into contact with the Zionist Committee of Action.
Repelled by its contempt towards the Arabs, Asad would record thus in his semi-autobiographical The Road to Makkah :. I considered it immoral that immigrants, assisted by a great foreign power, should come from abroad with the avowed intention of attaining a majority in Palestine and thus to dispossess the people whose country it had been This attitude of mine was beyond the comprehension of practically all the Jews whom I came in contact with during those months.
They could not understand what I saw in the Arabs They were not in the least interested in what the Arabs thought; almost none of them took the pains to learn Arabic; and everyone accepted without question the dictum that Palestine was the rightful heritage of the Jews.
His time in Palestine would bring him in close contact with Dr. Chaim Weizmann, the undisputed leader of the Zionist movement, and with whom he had a heated discussion over Zionist philosophy.
Weizmann one day while the latter was articulating his vision of a Jewish National Home. Asad remained a fervent anti-Zionist to the end of his life.
However, at the time the state of Israel was created, he was fully involved with the partition of India and offered no published comment on his thoughts on the catastrophe in the Middle East.
It was only after the war that Asad spoke out more often on the subject. In one statement Asad is reported to have said:. In a conceivably free Palestine — a state in which Jews , Christians and Muslims could live side by side in full political and cultural equality — the Muslim community should be especially entrusted with the custody of Jerusalem as a city open to all three communities.
It was just prior to this that Asad, who was back in Berlin after being in the Middle East for a few years, experienced a spiritual epiphany that eventually changed the course of his life and oriented it irreversibly towards Islam.
He would write of Islam thus:. All its parts are harmoniously conceived to complement and support each other; nothing is superfluous and nothing lacking; and the result is a structure of absolute balance and solid composure.
You know, love is composed of various things: desire, loneliness, ambition, elevation, zeal for progress and improvement, our weaknesses mixed with our strength and power, the need for someone to help and protect us, and the like.
So I embraced Islam with all my heart and all my love, and it settled in my heart so as to never leave there again. He also broke up with his father over the issue of his conversion, got married to Elsa who, at 40, was fifteen years his senior- but who also moved over to Islam- resigned his newspaper job of a sudden, and made off on a pilgrimage to Makkah.
Asad made another pilgrimage in , this time without Elsa, and yet another in with only his fondest memories of her in accompaniment.
Another pilgrimage, before his last ever, was in In all, Asad would spend some six years in Makkah and Madinah , studying Arabic, the Qur'an , the traditions of the Prophet and Islamic history.
It was during this period that he married an Arab girl at Madinah in The first two chapters of his translation were printed in Srinagar.
Asad mentions in his book Home-coming of the Heart that he had a special relationship with Kashmir and that he felt very sad when he left it.
When the Second World War broke out in , Asad's parents were arrested and, subsequently, murdered by the Nazis. Asad himself was arrested in Lahore in , a day after the war broke out, by the British as an enemy alien.
This was despite the fact that Asad had refused German nationality after the annexation of Austria in and had insisted on retaining his Austrian citizenship.
Asad spent three years in prison, while his family consisting of his wife, Munira, and son, Talal, after being released from detention earlier, lived under the protection of Chaudhry Niaz Ali Khan at the latter's vast 1,acre 4.
Asad was finally released and reunited with his family in Jamalpur when the Second World War ended in Asad supported the idea of a separate Muslim state in India.
After the independence of Pakistan on 14 August , in recognition for his support for Pakistan, Asad was conferred full citizenship by Pakistan and appointed the Director of the Department of Islamic Reconstruction by the Government of Pakistan,  where he made recommendations on the drafting of Pakistan's first Constitution.
In , Asad was appointed as Pakistan's Minister Plenipotentiary to the United Nations in New York — a position that he relinquished in to write his autobiography up to the age of 32 , The Road to Mecca.
Asad contributed much to Pakistan's early political and cultural life but was shunned from the corridors of power.
He served this country as the head of the Directorate of Islamic Reconstruction, Joint Secretary of the Middle East Division in Foreign Office , Minister Plenipotentiary to the United Nations and organizer of the International Islamic Colloquium.
If one delves into the archival material of these government departments, the role played by Asad for his beloved Pakistan can be dealt with in detail.
By chance, at a reception Asad met Pola, an American of Polish origin who was destined to become his third wife d. She was a young, beautiful and intelligent woman.
He fell in love with her and when he came to know that she had already embraced Islam he decided to marry her, despite the difference of age and temperament.
However, under the rules of the Foreign Office, he was bound to get prior permission to marry a non- Pakistani national.
So, he submitted his resignation from the Foreign Service, divorced his Arabian wife Munira, d. During his stay in Switzerland , Asad received a letter from the President of Pakistan , General Ayub Khan , who was a great admirer of his book named The Principles of State and Government in Islam In a subsequent exchange of letters, he proposed to Asad to come to Pakistan and have the membership of a seven-man group of Muslim scholars — who both supposedly knew the world and were experts on Islam — to advise him with regard to everyday matters as well as the drawing up of a new Islamic constitution for the country.
After many years, Asad was again invited by another President of Pakistan, General Zia ul-Haq , in and that was his last visit to this country.
When he arrived at Islamabad , which he had not yet seen, he was received at the plane with great honour and escorted to the Presidency.
During his sojourn in Islamabad, there was a series of meetings with members of the Ansari Commission in order to prepare a kind of programme for the President for the future.
Asad agreed with some, and as usual disagreed with others, which he found retrograde. Asad also spared some time to meet with his surviving friends in Lahore and Islamabad and at the request of the President made several radio and television appearances, as always spontaneous.
On his return, he was besieged by letters from literally hundreds of admirers in Pakistan, some even offering him land or a house but he refused politely, considering his concept of Pakistan to be beyond all these worldly trivialities.
Towards the end of his life, Asad moved to Spain and lived there with his third wife, Pola Hamida Asad, an American national of Polish Catholic descent who had also converted to Islam, until his death on 20 February at the age of He was buried in the Muslim cemetery of Granada in the former Moorish province of Andalusia , Spain.
Asad had a son, Talal Asad , from his second Saudi Arabian wife, Munira. Talal Asad is now an anthropologist specializing in religious studies and postcolonialism.
Asad also had a step-son named Heinrich converted name Ahmad with his first wife Else converted name Aziza. In April , a space in front of the UNO City in the 22nd District of Vienna was named Muhammad-Asad-Platz in honor of Muhammad Asad.
Mailath-Pokorny, while talking to the media said:. Muhammad Asad was a citizen of the world, who was at home, and left his mark, everywhere in the world, especially in the Orient.
On 23 March , Pakistan Post issued a stamp with denomination of Rs. Lviv Islamic Cultural Center named after Muhammad Asad was officially opened.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Austro-Hungarian writer and academic. For the Pakistani cricketer, see Mohammad Asad cricketer.
Lemberg , Austria-Hungary. Mijas , Andalucia , Spain . These works survived, and were later published by him as part of This Law of Ours and Other Essays.
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On completion, this memorandum contained some outspoken criticism of the policies pursued by the Government until then.
On his return, he submitted a report on his Middle East tour to the Foreign Minister, Sir Zafrullah Khan, who read it through carefully and then put it aside.
Asad and his boss did not know one another personally and they never tried to be friendly. By chance, at a reception Asad met Pola, an American of Polish origin who was destined to become his third wife d.
She was a young, beautiful and intelligent woman. He fell in love with her and when he came to know that she had already embraced Islam he decided to marry her, despite the difference of age and temperament.
But under the rules of the Foreign Office, he was bound to get prior permission to marry a non-Pakistani national.
He applied through proper channel but the Governor-General rejected his application. So, he submitted his resignation from the Foreign Service, divorced his Arabian wife Munira, d.
After a lapse of few years, Asad, while living in Beirut, received an invitation from the Vice-Chancellor of the Punjab University, Mian Afzal Husain , to organize an International Islamic Colloquium in Lahore.
As he had for some time been considering return to Pakistan, he decided to accept the invitation. Apparently, this Colloquium seems to have been the continuation of an International Islamic Conference which was held in Princeton in under the aegis of the Princeton University and the American Congress.
Several eminent Western and Eastern scholars participated in it and emphasized the need for rapid growth of social, commercial and political relationship between Muslims and those others of the Graeco-Roman heritage.
They also felt that in the context of an insidious threat of Communism and the hideous distress it caused all around, there could indeed be some enduring value in genuine co-operation with the moral-intellectual force of Islam.
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Born Leopold Weiss in the summer of in the Polish city of Lwow, then under Austrian empire, he was 14 when he escaped school and joined the Austrian army under a false name, only to be recovered by his father and taken home, now in Vienna.
But about four years later when he was drafted in the army, he had ceased to have any longing for a military career.
He was lucky. The Austrian Empire collapsed a few weeks after and he went on to study history of art and philosophy at the University of Vienna.
His father wanted him to get a Ph.Sir Syed Ahmad Khan Aga Khan III Nawab Salimullah Syed Ameer Ali Mohammad LetS Dance Wer Ist Ausgeschieden Jauhar Maulana Shaukat Ali Hakim Ajmal Khan Muhammad Iqbal Muhammad Ali Jinnah Fatima Jinnah Liaquat Ali Khan Mian Muhammad Shafi Nawab Waqar-ul-Mulk Muhammad Asad Mohsin-ul-Mulk Bahadur Yar Jung Baba-e-Urdu Maulvi Abdul Haq Abdul Qayyum Khan Abdur Rab Nishtar Chaudhry Khaliquzzaman Choudhary Rahmat Ali A. Some were suspicious because of his religious and adventurous background. The Austrian Empire collapsed a few weeks after and he went on to study history of art and Cocteau at the University of Vienna. Filme Wie Eden Lake received a religious education and was proficient in Hebrew from an early age, as well as familiar with Aramaic.