Talk:Titus Burckhardt

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Conversion[edit]

Burckhardt is cited on many websites as a muslim convert. However, I find no information of that conversion here other than references to templates. I do read he studied islam, and especially islamic art, extensively, which is confirmed by many references to books and introductions to books that turn up when you google him. However, I don't see any evidence of his actual conversion anywhere. Could someone provide a source for (or, for that matter, against) that? Classical geographer 17:29, 22 September 2007 (UTC)

There must be references to his Islam in some of the existing biographies of Frithjof Schuon, but it may be enough to record that one of his translations (Universal Man, by Abd al-Karim al-Jili, Suhail Academy, Lahore, 2000) was published under both his Christian and Islamic names: Titus Burckhardt (Ibrahim `Izz-ud-Din). Anyway, I am not sure what the "sources" or "support" of a conversion to Islam would be! Desde la Torre (talk) 10:56, 22 September 2011 (UTC)

This article is badly unbalanced. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.11.152.138 (talk) 00:23, 27 July 2008 (UTC)