A lengthy process, rich in remarkable thought-provoking events, including compelling encounters with Islamic philosophy, led the author to embrace Islam. His experiences since that time - such as his pilgrimage to Makkah - further deepened his understanding of, and identification with this 'fastest growing religion in Europe'. This 'Diary' is, however, much more than a recorded soliloquy. It is a lively introduction to Islam as such - developed in the spiritual confrontation of a Muslim intellectual of European background with the ideology and value system of post-industrial Western society.
About The Author
MURAD WILFRIED HOFMANN was born into a Catholic family on July 6, 1931 in Aschaffenburg, Germany, where he spent the war years, experiencing strategic bombing and military occupations. His university studies began in 1950 at Union College in Schenectady, New York. He completed his studies of German law with a doctorate in jurisprudence at Munich University (1957) and his bar exam. His subsequent studies of American law led to a master's degree at Harvard Law School (1960).
From 1961 until 1994, he was a member of the German foreign service and a specialist on issues of nuclear defense. He also served as Director of Information for NATO at Brussels (1983-87), Ambassador to Algeria (1987-90), and Ambassador to Morocco (1990-94).
In 1980, the author embraced Islam, performing 'umrah in 1982 and hajj in 1992. In 1985, he published the German version of his Diary of a German Muslim available in Arabic, English and French
1980, the author embraced Islam, performing 'umrah in 1982 and hajj in
1992. In 1985, he published the German version of his Diary of a German
Muslim available in Arabic, English and French