INSTITUTE OF OBJECTIVE STUDIES, NEW DELHI (INDIA)
In collaboration with
INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ISLAMIC THOUGHT (IIIT), USA
Two-day Online International Conference on
International Conference on Personality and Contribution of Muhammad Asad as an International Journalist, Linguist, Political Theorist, Mufassir and Scholar of Religions in 20th Century”
May 28-29, 2022 at New Delhi (India)
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CONFERENCE AT A GLANCE
Asad could stir up as the one of the most cogent youths with journalistic skills responding logically to unconvincing and demotivating social and political environment of Europe. He travelled and tread into the quest for his life which he himself was not knowing as to which shape that could take. While in Mandatory Palestine, which was a territorial arrangement made by occupiers between 1920 and 1948 in Palestine as per the resolutions of the League of Nations, he had his own reservations about the Zionist Movement and used to vehemently question its leaders, including Chaim Weizmann. He accepted Sunni Islam in 1926 (in Berlin); adopted the name "Muhammad Asad, retaining the roots of his earlier name as regards its meaning. He had observed:
Distinguished, as he is considered, he advocated Ijtihad and rationality in interpreting religious texts. With due concern he dedicated his works ‘to people who think’ so being best described as "Europe's gift to Islam" and "a mediator between Islam and the West". 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". Vienna's cultural adviser, Andreas Mailath-Pokorny were present at the unveiling of the square. Mailath Pokorny, while talking to the media said:
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 1992 at the age of 91. He was buried in the Muslim cemetery of Granada in the former Moorish province of Andalusia, Spain.
A profile of Muhammad Asad in the book titled "100 Great Muslim Leaders of the 20th Century" (p. 279-282), published by Institute of Objective Studies in 2005
Muhammad Asad's Books
May 28-29, 2022
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