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Muhammad Asad

Muhammad Asad was born Leopold Weiss in 1900 in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, to a family descended from a long line of Jewish rabbis. A career in journalism took him to the Middle East, Afghanistan, the Southern Soviet Republics, India and Pakistan. As a young man, he converted to Islam and he was eventually appointed one of the first Pakistani ambassadors to the United Nations. He was the author of several books. In later life, he retired to Spain and lived there with his second wife, Paola...See more