WHAT THEY SAY?
Ever Read About Islam, Quran & The Prophet; From Historians & Knowledgable People?
Islam had a better record of tolerance than Christianity"
British author and commentator known for her books on comparative religion. A former Roman Catholic religious sister, she went from a conservative to a more liberal and mystical Christian faith
I became more than ever 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 self-effacement of the prophet, the scrupulous regard for his pledges, his intense devotion to his friends and followers, his intrepidity, his fearlessness, his absolute trust in God and in his own mission. These, and not the sword carried everything before them and surmounted every trouble."
(Young India (periodical), 1928, Volume X), Mohandas KaramchandGandhi (1869-1948) Indian thinker, statesman, and nationalist leader.
My choice of Muhammad to lead the list of the world's most influential persons may surprise some readers and may be questioned by others, but he was the only man in history who was supremely successful on both the religious and secular level."
(The 100: A Ranking Of The Most Influential Persons In History, New York, 1978, p. 33), Professor of astronomy, physics and the history of science
I have very carefully studied Islam and the life of its Prophet (PBUH). I have done so both as a student of history and as a critic. And I have come to conclusion that Muhammad (PBUH) was indeed a great man and a deliverer and benefactor of mankind which was till then writhing under the most agonising Pain."
Nobel Prize and Oscar-winning Irish playwright, critic and socialist.
Spontaneous, passionate, yet just, true-meaning man! Full of wild faculty, fire and light; of wild worth, all uncultured; working out his life-task in the depths of the Desert."
Scottish philosopher, satirical writer, essayist, historian and teacher.
The differences between the Qur'an on the one hand and the Bible on the other are very great, and go down to the circumstance that the Qur'an was published or proclaimed by the Prophet himself, who knew very exactly what he wanted. The Qur'an included all the essentials of Muslim life: religion, theology, law, calendar, and language."
Belgian-American chemist and historian.
Mohammed had at first hoped to convert the Jews, but although embittered by their rejection of his mission, he respected them as bearers of a revealed scripture. Thus, he ordained that they be tolerated upon payment of the poll tax, along with Christians, also bearers of a sacred scripture. The members of these protected religions were called Thimmis. Islamic law came to regulate both their duties towards Islam and also the rights that they could demand, provided they abided by the rules governing their special status."
Professor of Medieval Hebrew Literature at the Jewish Theological Seminary and director of JTS's Shalom Spiegel Institute of Medieval Hebrew Poetry.
One must always remember that Islam assigned to the 'Religions of the Book', Christianity and Judaism, a definite and legally protected, if subordinate, place in the state, and only at times of stress and insecurity were there prolonged periods of rigorism and persecution. The law of Christianity, on the other hand, had no place at all for toleration of another faith; hence it passed, when victorious over Islam, very rapidly and with logical development, to intolerance and persecution."
Italian Arabist and orientalist.
It was the first religion that preached and practiced democracy for, in the mosque, when the call for prayers is sounded and worshippers are gathered together, the democracy of Islam is embodied five times a day when the peasant and king kneel side by and side and proclaim: "God Alone is Great" I have never been struck over and over again by this indivisible unity of Islam that makes man instinctively a brother."
(S. Naidu, Ideals of Islam, vide speeches and Writings, Madras, 1918, P.169), Indian independence activist.
"One of the strongest impressions I had when I lived with the Arabs, was the 'everyday-ness' of God. He ruled their eating, their travelling, their business, their loving. He was their hourly thought, their closest friend, in a way impossible to people whose God is separated from them by the rites of formal worship."
(3 March 1892 – 26 May 1970) was a British Army officer, author and journalist.
The Qur’an is a miracle not only by its contents and teachings, but also by its being a wonderful literary masterpiece which rises above all human masterpieces. The second caliph, ‘Umar ibn al-Khattâb, a harsh opponent of the new religion in the beginning, turned to be one of the strongest fans and supporters of the religion once he heard a piece of the Qur’an.
(30 june1900- 7 August 1973) Was an orientalist - Arabist - French .
Muhammad had been 'regarded as a great man even by those who knew that he was an impostor and revered as a prophet by all the rest'
( 21 November 1694 – 30 May 1778) a French Enlightenment writer, historian, and philosopher.
The sun doesn’t lose its beauty when covered by the clouds. The same way your beauty doesn’t fade when being covered by Hijab
June 4, 1975) is an American actress, filmmaker, and humanitarian.
No one regarded by any section of the human race as Perfect Man has ever been imitated so minutely.The conduct of the founder of Christianity has not governed the ordinary life of his followers. Moreover, no founder of a religion has left on so solitary an eminence as the Muslim apostle
(1862-1927) English archaeologist, author, and keeper of the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.
"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."
(14 March 1909 – 24 October 2006) was a Scottish historian, an Emeritus Professor in Arabic and Islamic studies at the University of Edinburgh.
Philosopher, orator, apostle, legislator, warrior, conqueror of ideas, restorer of rational dogmas, of a cult without images; the founder of twenty terrestrial empires and of one spiritual empire, that is Muhammad. As regards all standards by which human greatness may be measured, we may well ask, is there any man greater than he?
(1790-1869) French poet and statesman.
“There is no compulsion for man to accept the truth. But it is certainly a shame upon the human intellect when man is not even interested in finding out as to what is the truth! Islam teaches that God has given man the faculty of reason and therefore expects man to reason things out objectively and systematically for himself. To reflect and to question and to reflect.”
The Qur'an and Modern Science ,Maurice Bucaille (19 July 1920 – 17 February 1998), French medical doctor and an author.
"he was Caesar and Pope in one; but he was Pope without the Pope's pretensions, and Caesar without the legions of Caesar. Without a standing army, without a bodyguard, without a palace, without a fixed revenue, if ever any man had the right to say that he ruled by a right Divine, it was Mohammed; for he had all the power without its instruments and without its supports."
Mohammed and Mohammedanism, London, 1874, p. 235, Reverend Bosworth Smith (1794-1884) Late Fellow of Trinity College, Oxford.
It is impossible for anyone who studies the life and character of the great Prophet of Arabia, who knows how he taught and how he lived, to feel anything but reverence for that mighty Prophet, one of the great messengers of the Supreme. And although in what I put to you I shall say many things which may be familiar to many, yet I myself feel whenever I re-read them, a new way of admiration, a new sense of reverence for that mighty Arabian teacher."
(The Life And Teachings Of Muhammad, Madras, 1932, p. 4), (1847-1933) British theosophist and nationalist leader in India
"I was in india recently, and my hotel was near the Taj Mahal. Five times a day there would be a call for prayer, and it was the most beautiful thing, i was lying in my bed thinking, no matter what your religion is, it would be great to have that reminder five times a day to remember your lord and savior"
( September 25, 1968) American actor, producer, rapper, and songwriter.
"Four years after the death of Justinian, A.D. 569, was born at Mecca, in Arabia the man who, of all men exercised the greatest influence upon the human race . . . Mohammed."
(A History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, London, 1875, vol.1, pp. 329-330), John William Draper (1811-1882) American scientist, philosopher, and historian.
"The greatest success of Mohammad's life was effected by sheer moral force without the stroke of a sword."
(History Of The Saracen Empire, London, 1870), (1737-1794) Considered the greatest British historian of his time.
“Islam is love, It’s peace, It’s wisdom especially if safeguarded by true & honest representatives, so Allah Akbar, Assalamuaalikom”
(October 1, 1962) is an American actor.
“I challenge anyone to understand Islam, its spirit, and not to love it. It is a beautiful religion of brotherhood and devotion.”
(born 1963) is a Canadian author
"The call to prayer happens five times a day, and for the first week, it drives you crazy, and then it just gets into your spirit, and it's the most beautiful, beautiful thing. There are 4,000 mosques in the city. Some are just stunning, and it really makes me think about becoming a Muslim,"
(7 June 1952) is an Irish actor.
“Islam is love & Qur’an means wisdom”
American R&B singer, songwriter, record producer and actor, October 18, 1979!
Meeting Muslims face to face, I’ve learned that Islam aims for people to live in peace.
(born June 1, 1937) is an American actor and narrator.
Science spotlights three dimensions of nature that point to God: ° The first is the fact that nature obeys laws. ° The second is the dimension of life, of intelligently organized and purpose-driven beings, which arose from matter. ° The third is the very existence of nature.
(There Is a God: How the World's Most Notorious Atheist Changed His Mind), (11 February 1923 – 8 April 2010) was an English philosopher.