Muhammad Asad tells the story of his road of discovery: his journeys through Muslim countries, and the gradual changes in his way of thinking which were to bring him, inevitably as it seemed, to Islam. The road is a road of adventure, of continuous revelation; travels in Palestine Transjordan Arabia, North Africa, Turkey, Persia; friendship with the beduins of the desert, and the kings such as Ibn Saud of Arabia and Riza khan of Iran. As he penetrated to the hearts of these countries he came to understand the rational principles of Islam, and to know the troubled history and politics of the Muslims. He tells how, in the haunting, endless, eternal beauties of the desert came the acceptance of the new belief and realisation of his destiny.
The Road to Makkah describes the happiness and sense of reality brought to one man by the Muslim way of life. The author does not wish to preach or to convert. He speaks only of his own unique experience upon the road he has travelled, and in so doing he has written of outstanding power and insight.