Between Two Worlds
History and Heritage • Documentary, PG, 01-Jan-2014
Celebrating the life and works of Muhammad Knut Bernstrom, the Swedish diplomat who converted to Islam and took it upon himself to interpret the Qur'an for a contemporary Swedish readership. Combining the best of European thought with the heart of Islamic tradition, Knut Bernstrom's life is an example of how culture and religion can be aligned between East and West.
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