Talk:Muhammad Asad

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dubious claims[edit]

The claim that Asad was appointed by the Government of Pakistan as head of some research institute is not factual. Even Asad in his book "Principles of State and Government in Islam" claims that it was Govt of West Punjab 58.65.129.156 (talk) 10:38, 22 August 2013 (UTC)

Copyvio[edit]

I suspect this article may be a Copyright violation. --Woggly 07:25, 30 Mar 2005 (UTC)

It definitely is a copyright violation. Looking at the current version, all but the closing sentence is directly lifted from published articles, with only minor changes.

  • Paragraphs 1 to 7 -- taken from source #1 paragraphs 4 to 10
  • Paragraphs 8 to 12 -- taken from source #2 paragraphs 4 to 8
  • Paragraphs 13 to 18 -- taken from source #1 paragraph 11, then 20-25
  • Paragraph 18 ending -- taken from source #3 paragraph 3
  • Paragraph 19 -- taken from source #1 paragraph 26, except last sentence original

where the sources are :

Source #1 : "From Berlin To Mecca, Muhammad Asad's Journey into Islam"
Written by Ismail Ibrahim Nawwab, Additional reporting by Louis Werner
original published in the January/February 2002 issue of "Saudi Aramco World"
(see http://www.saudiaramcoworld.com/issue/200201/berlin.to.makkah-muhammad.asad.s.journey.into.islam.htm)

Source #2 : "Muhammad Asad Visionary Islamic Scholar" by Hasan Zillur Rahim
original published in the September 1995 issue of "Washington Report on Middle East Affairs", pages 45-46.
http://www.washington-report.org/backissues/0995/9509045.htm

Source #3 : "Remembering Muhammad Asad" by staff of IslamiCity, 1/14/2003
http://www.islamicity.com/Articles/articles.asp?ref=IC0301-1826

I'm going to mark this as a copyright violation.

ArglebargleIV 02:04, 13 January 2006 (UTC)

Reference to W.G Sebald[edit]

Could someone point me to a reference as to what this means? "There are some playfully cryptic references to him in the recent bestseller The Orientalist by Tom Reiss (Random House 2005), and some slightly more sinister ones in the English translations of W.G. Sebald." What that means and where is it found? Prophetoffrivolity (talk) 13:44, 11 September 2010 (UTC)

Merger proposal[edit]

Merge Timeline of Muhammad Asad's life to Muhammad Asad

I propose merging two articles, as per WP:MERGE. The reason is that the articles overlap, both are about life of Muhammad Asad. Vanjagenije (talk) 21:00, 12 August 2013 (UTC)

Copyed here from Talk:Timeline of Muhammad Asad's life#My argument against deletion. by Vanjagenije (talk) 15:26, 18 August 2013 (UTC):
This article is created because of two reasons: a) Asad lived a long life of 92 years during which he traveled to more than 40 countries b) There is very little info, online and offline, about his travels and sojourns. Anyone reading Muhammad Asad's main article has a right to know when did he travel to a particular place or country, and for what purpose, so that they can get a complete picture of his life. Isn't this the whole point of Wikipedia?
I believe this article's existence as a separate entity makes perfect sense given the fact that not a single author, journalist or filmmaker has been able to track his complete life till this date. So Kindly Keep this article; its going to be a long article, too long to be merged in another article. --Fasi100 (talk) 17:52, 12 August 2013 (UTC)

Pronunc.[edit]

This doesn't seem to be correct: [ˈmoʊ̯hämæd ˈæsæd] At least not for Arabic ... but it doesn't say for which language this applies. So - it may be correct, but for which language? It also doesn't look like English pronunc. to me... although I guess some ppl may pronounce it like that in English. Although I'm not sure what [ä] stands for - this looks more like something you need in a phonetic transcription of Arabic since /a/ has many different qualities depending on the adjacent consonants...

For Arabic: /muħammad ʔasad/ would be a correct phonological transcription.

Phonetically: [mO'ħAmmad 'ʔasad] looks correct to me. [O] and [A] as in SAMPA.

Wathiik (talk)

The pronunciation here also sounds like Arabic, not Urdu, hence it would make sense to include both a transcription of the Arabic (Muḥammad ʾAsad) and the names in Arabic letters. Wathiik (talk)