Frases de Muhammad Asad

35   0

Muhammad Asad

Data de nascimento: 2. Julho 1900
Data de falecimento: 23. Fevereiro 1992

Muhammad Asad was an Austro-Hungarian-born Muslim journalist, traveler, writer, linguist, political theorist, diplomat and Islamic scholar. Asad was one of the most influential European Muslims of the 20th century.By age 13, Weiss had acquired a passing fluency in Hebrew and Aramaic, on top of his native German and Polish languages. By his mid-twenties, he could read and write in English, French, Persian and Arabic. In Mandatory Palestine, Weiss engaged in arguments with Zionist leaders like Chaim Weizmann, voicing his reservations about some aspects of the Zionist Movement. After traveling across the Arab World as a journalist, he converted to Sunni Islam in 1926 and adopted the name "Muhammad Asad"—Asad being the Arabic rendition of his root name Leo .During his stay in Saudi Arabia, he spent time with Bedouins and enjoyed the close company of the state's founder, Ibn Saud. He also carried out a secret mission for Ibn Saud to trace the sources of funding for the Ikhwan Revolt. Due to these activities, he was dubbed in a Haaretz article as "Leopold of Arabia"—hinting similarity of his activities to those of Lawrence of Arabia. On his visit to India, Asad became friends with Muslim poet-philosopher Muhammad Iqbal, who persuaded him to abandon his eastward travels and "help elucidate the intellectual premises of the future Islamic state". He also spent five years in internment by the British Government at the outbreak of World War II. On 14 August 1947, Asad received Pakistani citizenship and later served at several bureaucratic and diplomatic positions including the Director of Department of Islamic Reconstruction, Deputy Secretary in the Foreign Ministry of Pakistan, and Pakistan's Envoy to the United Nations.In the West, Asad rose to prominence as a writer with his best-selling autobiography, The Road to Mecca. Later, after seventeen years of scholarly research, he published his magnum opus: The Message of the Qur'an—an English translation and commentary of the Quran. The book, along with the translations of Pickthall and Yusuf Ali, is regarded as one of the most influential translations of the modern era. An ardent proponent of Ijtihad and rationality in interpreting religious texts, he dedicated his works "to People who Think".

In 2008, the entrance square to the UN Office in Vienna was named Muhammad Asad Platz in commemoration of his work as a "religious bridge-builder". Asad has been described by his biographers as "Europe's gift to Islam" and "a Mediator between Islam and the West".

Citações Muhammad Asad

„The Law-Giver meant us Muslims to provide for the necessary, additional legislation through the exercise of our Ijtihad (Independent Reasoning) in consonance with the spirit of Islam.“

—  Muhammad Asad, livro The Principles of State and Government in Islam

Fonte: The Principles of State and Government in Islam (1961), Chapter 1: The Issue Before Us, p 14

Help us translate English quotes

Discover interesting quotes and translate them.

Start translating

„The ideology of Islam is as practicable or as impracticable as we Muslims choose to make it.“

—  Muhammad Asad, livro The Principles of State and Government in Islam

Fonte: The Principles of State and Government in Islam (1961), Chapter 6: Conclusion, p 107

„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“

Autores parecidos

Franz Kafka photo
Franz Kafka97
Escritor austro-húngaro-tchecoslovaco
Clive Staples Lewis photo
Clive Staples Lewis93
Apologeta e novelista cristão
Janis Joplin photo
Janis Joplin16
Biografia de Janis Joplin
Albert Schweitzer photo
Albert Schweitzer29
professor académico alemão
Papa Bento XVI photo
Papa Bento XVI40
professor académico alemão, Papa Emérito
Michel Foucault photo
Michel Foucault27
Filósofo francês
Aniversários de hoje
Cazuza photo
Cazuza161
cantor e compositor brasileiro 1958 - 1990
Vladimir Mayakovsky photo
Vladimir Mayakovsky20
1893 - 1930
Arthur Conan Doyle photo
Arthur Conan Doyle31
escritor e médico escocês 1859 - 1930
Robert A. Heinlein photo
Robert A. Heinlein7
1907 - 1988
Outros 49 aniversários hoje
Autores parecidos
Franz Kafka photo
Franz Kafka97
Escritor austro-húngaro-tchecoslovaco
Clive Staples Lewis photo
Clive Staples Lewis93
Apologeta e novelista cristão