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Saturday, April 19, 2008

Austria honors native-born Muslim scholar


VIENNA, April 18: The Austrian capital has named one of its squares as Muhammad Asad Platz as part of its two-day programme on European Year of Intercultural Dialogue focussing on Islam and its relationship with Europe.The programme commemorated the life and work of Mr Asad, described as a great Austrian visionary, who earned international recognition by building bridges between the religions.Mr Asad, born Leopold Weiss, was a Jew who converted to Islam and translated the Holy Quran into English, says a media release of the organisers.

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