Leopold Weiss, Statesman and Journalist, Austria (part 1 of 2)

“Why did you embrace Islam ?  What was it that attracted you particularly ?” — and I must confess: I don’t Muhammad Asad addressing Radio Pakistan.jpgknow of any satisfactory answer. It was not any particular teaching that attracted me, but the whole wonderful, inexplicably coherent structure of moral teaching and practical life program. I could not say, even now, which aspect of it appeals to me more than any other. Islam appears to me like a perfect work of architecture. All its parts are harmoniously conceived to complement and support each other: nothing is superfluous and nothing lacking, with the result of an absolute balance and solid composure. Probably this feeling that everything in the teachings and postulates of Islam is “in its proper place,”…more:  leopold-weiss