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W. Montgomery Watt
W. Montgomery Watt
Jul 13, 2024 5:36 PM

  "His readiness to undergo persecutions for his beliefs, the high moral character of the men who believed in him and looked up to him as leader, and the greatness of his ultimate achievement - all argue his fundamental integrity. To suppose Muhammad an impostor raises more problems than it solves. Moreover, none of the great figures of history is so poorly appreciated in the West as Muhammad."

  Mohammad at Mecca, Oxford 1953, p. 52

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They Said About Him
Diwan Chand Sharma
  Muhammad was the soul of kindness, and his influence was felt and never forgotten by those around him.   D.C. Sharma, The Prophets of The East, Calcutta, 1935, pp. 12 ...
Mahatma Gandhi
  "I wanted to know the best one who holds today's undisputed way over the hearts of millions of mankind....I became more than convinced that it was not the sword that won a place for Islam in those days in the scheme of life. It was the rigid simplicity, the utter...
Edward Gibbon and Simon Ocklay
  "It is not the propagation but the permanency of his religion that deserves our wonder, the same pure and perfect impression which he engraved at Mecca and Medina is preserved, after the revolutions of twelve centuries by the Indian, the African and the Turkish proselytes of the Koran...The Mahometans have...
George Bernard Shaw
  "If a man like Muhamed were to assume the dictatorship of the modern world, he would succeed in solving its problems that would bring it the much needed peace and happiness." ...
The Prophet’sbiography proves the truthfulness of Islam
  If a person is given a chance to examine the biography of Prophet Muhammad comprehensively from all aspects, while breaking free from the fetters of personal bias, he will definitely conclude that such a great man cannot be but a Prophet who received revelation and a Messenger from the Lord...
Lamartine
  "If greatness of purpose, smallness of means, and astounding results are the three criteria of human genius, who could dare to compare any great man in modern history with Muhammad? The most famous men created arms, laws and empires only. They founded, if anything at all, no more than material...
Wolfgang Goethe
  He is a prophet and not a poet and therefore his Koran is to be seen as Divine Law and not as a book of a human being, made for education or entertainment.   Noten und Abhandlungen zum Weststlichen Dvan, WA I, 7, 32 ...
Thomas Carlyle
  how one man single-handedly, could weld warring tribes and wandering Bedouins into a most powerful and civilized nation in less than two decades. ...
Sarogini Naidu
  The famous poetess of India says about Islam: It was the first religion that preached and practiced democracy; for in the mosque, when the call for prayer is sounded and worshippers are gathered together, the democracy of Islam is embodied five times a day when the peasant and king kneel...
Encyclopedia Britannica
  " a mass of detail in the early sources shows that he was an honest and upright man who had gained the respect and loyalty of others who were likewise honest and upright men." (Vol. 12) ...
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