The Road to Mecca

This book is an account of the author's adventurous journey in the Arab world, and about his ‘home-coming' to Islam. This book is more than an autobiography, which the Times Literary Supplement calls a "narrative of great power and beauty".
Author: Muhammad Asad
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 380
  • Publisher: Islamic Book Trust (December 1, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10:9839541676
  • ISBN-13:978-9839541670
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.7 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds

A unique book. Its haunting overtones will linger in the memory -- New York Hearld Tribune

A very rare and powerful book, raised, completely above the ordinary by its candor and intelligence... -- New York Post

This autobiographical work by one of Europe's best known convert to Islam gives us a rounded portrait of a man in search of adventure and truth. It is part spiritual autobiography, part summary of the author's intuitive insights into Islam and the Arabs, part an impressive travelogue. Punctuated with abundant adventure, moments of contemplation, colorful narrative, brilliant description and lively anecdote, it tells above all a human story, a story of a modern man's restlessness and loneliness, passions and ambitions, joys and sorrows, anxiety and commitment, vision and humaneness.