NOTICE : We will not be shipping orders From Monday 11th of September till Sunday 24th of September. Orders will be shipped out on 25th.

Welcome to Looh Press! Your one stop shop for all Islamic & Somali Studies Books.

The Road to Mecca by Muhammad Asad
[AUTHOR: Muhammad Asad | COVER: PAPERBACK COVER | 375 PAGES | REPRINTED 2014 | PUBLISHED: Fons Vitae | USA | ISBN: 978-1-887752-37-4 |]
£14.50

THE ROAD TO MECCA

AUTHOR

Muhammad Asad |

COVER

PAPERBACK COVER | 375 PAGES | REPRINTED 2014 |

PUBLISHED

Fons Vitae | USA |

ISBN

 978-1-887752-37-4 |

ISLAM | TRAVELOUGE | CONVERTION TO ISLAM | MEMOIR | DIPLOMAT |

TRAVELLS OF AN EUROPEAN TO HOLY LANDS | VERY VIVID STORY TOLD |

EXCELLENT PRINT | QUALITY PAPER | STIRDY | EASY TO USE | WIDELY READ |

QUALITY PRINT | MUNCHIN PAPER | ONE COLOUR FONT | SOME IMAGES |

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Within a few paragraphs of this extraordinary and beautifully written autobiography the reader recognizes he is immersed-profoundly so–in a timeless spiritual classic. ‘Ultimate questions’ do not vary over time; Asad’s insightful elucidation of these concerns and his inspiring personal solutions deeply move both heart and mind.

 

In common with so many, Asad had “drifted into a matter of fact rejection of all institutional religions.” He yearned for a life without the “carefully contained, artificial defenses which security-minded people love to build up around them,” where he could find for himself “an approach to the spiritual order of things.” He wondered if the European way of life-based on the betterment of economic and political conditions “was in its fundamentals, the only possible way.”

 

He had the courage to look elsewhere.

The grandson of a Central European Orthodox rabbi, Asad found his first “quiet gladness” in Taoism where truths were as a window opening onto a long lost home far from “all narrowness and self-created fears.” Asad regretted this “ivory tower” could not be lived in.
Against his father’s wishes he left the pursuit of a doctorate in Vienna to take up journalism. His fascinating travels took him to Jerusalem, Arabia, and India, and finally into service at the United Nations. In 1926 Asad embraced Islam. His account of his years in Arabia, his desert adventures, friendship with King Saud, and marriage there is truly gripping while being a great read set against the fascinating background following the first World War.

 

A timeless spiritual classic including rare period photographs. This gripping and insightful autobiography of an Austrian journalist, who early in the 20th century fully immersed himself in the life and faith of Arabia, permanently reorients the reader’s view of the world we live in.

 

---------------------------

 

"A very rare and powerful book, raised completely above the ordinary by its candor and intelligence… And what we gain is a cultural reorientation which should permanently affect our view of the world."

--New York Post --New York Post

 

"A narrative of great power and beauty [Asad's] knowledge of Middle Eastern peoples and of their problems is profound; indeed in some respects his narrative is at once more intimate and more penetrating than that of Doughty." 

--Times Literary Supplement

 

"[This] book is one which has burst with strange and compelling authority upon the small fraternity of Westerners who know Arabia...a book trenchant with adventure magnificently described, and a commentary upon the inner meaning of Arab and Moslem life, helpful to all who would achieve a more accurate understanding of the Arabs and their lands." 

--Christian Science Monitor

 

"As revelatory a human document as even has been put together, persuasive and thoughtful, altogether fascinating." 

--St. Louis Globe Democrat

 

"As extraordinary spiritual autobiography [It] combines the adventure and scenic beauty of a good travel book, some unusually informed comment on Near Eastern affairs, and a deeply thoughtful account of one man's finding of his own path." 

--Book of the Month Club, New York

 

"As suffused with Arab lore as Sir Richard Burton and almost as adventuresome as T.E. Lawrence, Muhammad Asad offers a similar blend of daring action and thoughtful observation. In addition, he surpasses either of these great predecessors as a prose stylist and interpreter of the Islamic faith." 

--New York World-Telegram & Sun

 

"Asad is a mystic. Many passages assume a striking, unearthly quality." --St. Louis Post Despatch "Asad is a mystic. Many passages assume a striking, unearthly quality."

--St. Louis Post Despatch

 



 

 

 

 


Reviews

Customers who bought this product also purchased

Currencies
Trusted Publishers

Adonis & Abbey Publishers

AGA (Akadeemiye-Goboleedka Af-So

al-Arabiyyah Lil Jami (Saudi)

al-Dar al-'Alamiyyah (Cairo)

Al-Hidaayah (UK)

al-Jaffan & al-Jabi (Cyprus)

al-Madina Institute (USA)

al-Maktabat al-Asriyyah (Beirut)

al-Risalah al-'Alamiyyah (Beirut

al-Yamamah (Beirut-Syria)

AlJudai Research & Consultations

AMA Books (UK)

Amana Publications

Arwiqah (Jordan)

Asal Jet (Somaliland)

AWP & RSP (USA)

Azhar Academy (UK)

Beacon Books (UK)

Books - Publisher (Beirut)

Buuh Publications (UK)

Cambridge University Press (UK)

Createspace (Self Publishing)

Dar 'Aalim al-Kutub (Riyad)

Dar al-'Asimah (Saudi)

Dar al-Arqam (UK)

Dar al-Basha'ir al-Islamiyyah

Dar al-Dhakha'ir (Beirut)

Dar al-Dhiya'i (Kuwait)

Dar al-Falah

Dar al-Faqih (UAE)

Dar al-Farfur (Syria)

Dar al-Fathi (Jordan)

Dar al-Fayha (Syria-Beirut)

Dar al-Fikar (Beirut)

Dar al-Fikri (Syria-Lebanon)

Dar al-Hadith (Cairo)

Dar al-Hadith al-Kitaniyyah

Dar al-Hawi (Yemen)

Dar al-Ilm (Cairo)

Dar al-Kutub al-Ilmiyyah

Dar al-Lubab (Turkey)

Dar al-Ma'rifah (Beirut)

Dar al-Ma'rifah (Syria)

Dar al-Minhaj (Jeddah)

Dar al-Mustafa (Syria)

Dar al-Nawadir (Kuwait)

Dar al-Nur al-Mubin (Jordan)

Dar al-Qalam (Syria)

Dar al-Sabuni (Cairo)

Dar al-Salam (Egypt)

Dar al-Salih (Egypt)

Dar al-Sami'i (Sa'udi)

Dar al-Siraj (al-Madinah)

Dar al-Taqwa (Syria)

Dar al-Taqwa (UK)

Dar al-Turath al-Islami (DTI)

Dar al-Yusur (Madinah, Saudi)

Dar as-Sunnah Publishers (UK)

Dar Ibn al-Jawzi (Saudi)

Dar Ibn Hazm (Beirut)

Dar Ibn Kathir (Syria-Beirut)

Dar Ihya al-Turath al-Arabi

Dar Nur as-Sabah (Syria)

Dar Tawq al-Najah (Lebanon/Saudi

Dar Zayla' (Egypt & Somalia)

Darussalam (Saudi)

Diini Publications

Fiqi Publishers (USA)

Fons Vitae (USA)

Galool (UK)

Garanuug (UK)

Gobaad Press (US)

Goodword Books

HAAN Associates Publishing

Hal-Aqoon Publishers (Somaliland

Hurst Publishers (UK)

Iftiinka Aqoonta (Sweden)

IIIT (USA)

IIPH (Saudi)

Indiana University Press (USA)

Islamic Book Trust - IBT

Islamic Foundation (UK)

Islamic Text Society - ITS (UK)

Islamic Village (UK)

Islamosaic (US)

Kasmo Publishing (UK)

Kube Publishing (UK)

Looh Press (UK)

Madbacadda Iftiinka Aqoonta (Swe

Madinah Press (UK)

Maktaba Ma'ariful Quran (Karachi

Maktabah Ma'arif al-Qur'an (Paki

Maktabat al-Bushra (Karachi)

Maktabat al-Matbuat al-Islamiyya

Maktabat al-Rushd (Saudi)

Maktabat Dar al-Fajri (Syria)

Maktabat Dar al-Falah (Syria)

Markaz al-Furqan liTa'lim al-Qur

Mihrab Publishing (UK)

Mu'assassat al-Risalah

Muhamaddan Press (Singapore)

Muslims at Work (South Africa)

Oneworld Publications (UK)

Other (University Press)

Other Publishers

Other Publishers; (Beirut)

Other Publishers; (Egypt)

Other Publishers; (Middle East)

Other Publishers; (Saudi)

Other Publishers; (Somalia)

Other Publishers; (Syria)

Other Publishers; (UK)

Other Publishers; (USA)

Oxford University Press (UK)

Ponte Invisibile (Italy)

Saad Suuban (Saudi)

Sunni Publications (Holland)

SUNY PRESS (USA)

Ta-Ha Publishers (UK)

The Horn Publisher (UK)

Tsehai Publishers (US)

Tughra Books (USA)

Turath Publishing (UK)

UK Islamic Academy

Visions of Reality (UK)

Wasila Press (Canada)

Weekend Learning

White Thread Press

Xildhibaan Publication (UK)

Zam Zam Publishers (Pakistan)

Zayla Publishers (Somalia)

Authors
Popular Text Books
'Arabiyyah Bayna Yadayk Series
Af Soomaali (Laga Barto)
al-Adhkar (Nawawi)
AL-BIDAYAH WA'L NIHAYAH
al-Fiqh al-Manhaji 'ala Madhab
al-Hidayah Sharh Bidayatil Mubta
al-Hikam
al-Itqan fi 'Ulum al-Qur'an
al-Luma' fi Usul al-Fiqh
al-Mannar fi Usul al-Fiqh
al-Minhaj lil Baydhawi
al-Muhadhab (al-Shayrazi)
al-Muhalla (Ibn Hazm)
al-Mukhtar lil Fatawa (Hanafi)
al-Muqni' (Hanbali)
al-Nasafiyyah
al-Qa'idah al-Nuraniyyah
al-Rihla (Ibn Batuta Travels)
al-Shama'il al-Muhammadiyah
al-Shifa
al-Tahawiyyah
al-Tibyan fi Adab Hamalat al-Qur
al-Umm (Imam Shafi'i)
al-Waraqat
al-Yaqut al-Nafis fi Madhab Ibn
Alfiyyat (al-Iraqi)
Alfiyyat (Suyuti)
AQIDA- Aqidat al-'Awam
Bidayat al-Hidayah (al-Ghazzali)
Bidayat al-Mujtahid
Bulugh al-Maram
Fath al-Bari (Sahih al-Bukhari)
Fiqh al-Akbar (Abu Hanifa)
FIQH- Abi Shuja' (Matn al-Ghayah
FIQH- al-'Ashmawiyyah (Maliki)
FIQH- al-Risalah al-Jami'ah
FIQH- al-Umdah fi'l Fiqh Hanbali
FIQH- Risalah al-Qayrawani (Mali
FIQH- Safinat al-Naja
FIQH- Safinat al-Salah
FIQH- Umdat al-Salik
Futuh al-Habasha
HADITH- al-Arba'in an-Nawawi
HADITH- Umdat al-Ahkam
Hirz al-Amani (Qira'at)
Ibhath Hadithiyyah (Awwamah)
IHSAN- al-Risalah al-Qushayriyya
Ihya 'Ulum al-Deen
Jam' al-Jawami'
Jawharat al-Tawheed
Kanz al-Daqa'iq (Hanafi Fiqh)
Lamiyat al-Af'al (Lughah)
Manzumat al-Bayquniyyah
Maqamat al-Hariri
Minhaj al-'Abadin (al-Ghazzali)
Minhaj al-Talibin
Minhaj al-Wusul ila 'Ilm al-Usul
Mukhtasar al-Quduri
Mukhtasar Khalil (Maliki)
Muntaqa al-Akhbar
Muqaddimat Ibn al-Salah
Muqadimat al-Hadramiyyah
Mushaf Tajweed (Hafs)
NAHW- al-'Awamil al-Jurjaniyyah
NAHW- al-Ajurrumiyyah
NAHW- Alfiyyat Ibn Malik
NAHW- Shudhur al-Dhahab
Nihayat fi Gharib al-Hadith wa'l
Nukhbat al-Fikar
Nur al-Idah
Nur al-Yaqiin fi Sirat Sayyid al
Qasida al-Burda
Qatr al-Nada (Nahw)
Qurrat al-'Ayn bimuhimmat al-Din
Rawdhat al-Talibin
Riyad al-Saliheen
Safwat al-Zubad
Sharh al-Sunnah (al-Baghawi)
Shu'ab al-Imam - al-Bayhaqi
Sunan- Abi Dawud
Sunan- Ad-Darimi
Sunan- al-Bayhaqi
Sunan- al-Bukhari
Sunan- al-Muwatta'
Sunan- an-Nasa'i
Sunan- at-Tirmidhi
Sunan- Ibn Majah
Sunan- Muslim
Sunan- Musnad Abi Hanifah
Sunan- Musnad Ahmed
Sunan- Musnad al-Shafi'i
Tadrib al-Rawi
Tafsir- al-Baghawi
Tafsir- al-Baydhawi
Tafsir- al-Jalalayn
Tafsir- al-Nasafi
Tafsir- al-Zamakhshari Kashshaf
Tafsir- Ibn 'Ashur
Tafsir- Ibn Kathir
Tafsir- Safwat al-Tafasir SABUNI
Tafsir- Tabari
Tahdhi al-Tahdhib
Tahdhib al-Kamal fi Asma' al-Rij
Tasrif al-'Izzi (Lughah/Sarf)
Taxanaha ARDAA (Galool)
USUL- al-Ashbah wal Nadhair
Wasa'il al-Wusul ila Shama'il al
More From This Publisher
More From This Author
Social Networking
paypal