Biographical Note

 

Dr Murad Wilfried Hofmann

Murad Hofmann, born in 1931 in Aschaffenburg, Germany, began his university education in 1950 at Union College, Schenectady, New York. In 1957 he graduated from Munich University Law School (bar exam; doctorate in jurisprudence). Following an Assistant Professorship in Civil Procedure, he studied American Law at Harvard Law School (LL.M., 1960). From 1961-1994 Dr Hofmann served in the German Foreign Service, e.g. as Director of Information for NATO in Brussels (1983-87), Ambassador to Algeria (1987-1990) and to Morocco (1990-1994). In 1980, Dr Hofmann embraced Islam. He published Diary of a German Muslim (now Journey to Islam); Islam: The Alternative; Journey to Makkah; Religion of the Rise - Islam in the 3rd Millennium: Islam; and Qur'an. He is also a regular contributor to The Muslim World Book Review, Islamic Studies, Encounters, and The American Journal of Islamic Social Studies.

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