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    What they say about HIM........The Prophet (SAW)

    WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT HIM...


    ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANNICA confirms:

    "....a mass of detail in the early sources show that he was an honest and
    upright man who had gained the respect and loyalty of others who were
    like-wise honest and upright men."
    (Vol. 12)


    GEORGE BERNARD SHAW said about him:

    "He must be called the Saviour of Humanity. I believe that if a man like him
    were to assume the dictatorship of the modern world, he would succeed in
    solving its problems in a way that would bring it much needed peace and
    happiness."
    (The Genuine Islam, Singapore, Vol. 1, No. 8, 1936)


    He was by far the most remarkable man that ever set foot on this earth. He
    preached a religion, founded a state, built a nation, laid down a moral
    code, initiated numerous social and political reforms, established a
    powerful and dynamic society to practice and represent his teachings and
    completely revolutionized the worlds of human thought and behavior for all
    times to come.

    "His Name is MUHAMMAD"
    May Peace of God Be Upon Him (pbuh)

    He was born in Arabia in the year 570 C.E. (common era), started his mission
    of preaching the religion of Truth, Islam (submission to One God) at the age
    of forty and departed from this world at the age of sixty-three. During this
    short period of 23 years of his Prophethood, he changed the complete Arabian
    peninsula from paganism and idolatry to worship of One God, from tribal
    quarrels and wars to national solidarity and cohesion, from drunkenness and
    debauchery to sobriety and piety, from lawlessness and anarchy to
    disciplined living, from utter bankruptcy to the highest standards of moral
    excellence. Human history has never known such a complete transformation of
    a people or a place before or since - and imagine all these unbelievable
    wonders in just over two decades.

    LAMARTINE, the renowned historian speaking on the essentials of human
    greatness wonders:

    "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 powers
    which often crumbled away before their eyes. This man moved not only armies,
    legislation, empires, peoples and dynasties, but millions of men in
    one-third of the then inhabited world; and more than that, he moved the
    altars, the gods, the religions, the ideas, the beliefs and souls....his
    forbearance in victory, his ambition, which was entirely devoted to one idea
    and in no manner striving for an empire; his endless prayers, his mystic
    conversations with God, his death and his triumph after death; all these
    attest not to an imposture but to a firm conviction which gave him the power
    to restore a dogma. This dogma was two-fold, the unity of God and the
    immateriality of God; the former telling what God is, the latter telling
    what God is not; the one overthrowing false gods with the sword, the other
    starting an idea with the words."

    "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 the standards by which Human Greatness may be measured, we may
    well ask, Is there any man greater than he?"
    (Lamartine, HISTOIRE DE LA TURQUIE, Paris, 1854, Vol. II, pp 276-277)


    The world has had its share of great personalities. But these were one-sided
    figures who distinguished themselves in but one or two fields, such as
    religious thought or military leadership. The lives and teachings of these
    great personalities of the world are shrouded in the mist of time. There is
    so much speculation about the time and place of their birth, the mode and
    style of their life, the nature and detail of their teachings and the degree
    and measure of their success or failure that it is impossible for humanity
    to reconstruct accurately the lives and teachings of these men.

    Not so this man. Muhammad (pbuh) accomplished so much in such diverse fields
    of human thought and behavior in the fullest blaze of human history. Every
    detail of his private life and public utterances has been accurately
    documented and faithfully preserved to our day. The authenticity of the
    record so preserved are vouched for not only by the faithful followers but
    even by his prejudiced critics.

    Muhammad (pbuh) was a religious teacher, a social reformer, a moral guide,
    an administrative colossus, a faithful friend, a wonderful companion, a
    devoted husband, a loving father - all in one. No other man in history ever
    excelled or equaled him in any of these different aspects of life - but it
    was only for the selfless personality of Muhammad (pbuh) to achieve such
    incredible perfections.

    MAHATMA GANDHI, speaking on the character of Muhammad, (pbuh) says in (YOUNG
    INDIA):

    "I wanted to know the best of one who holds today's undisputed sway 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 self-effacement of the Prophet,
    the scrupulous regard for his pledges, his intense devotion to this 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 obstacle. When I closed the 2nd volume (of the
    Prophet's biography), I was sorry there was not more for me to read of the
    great life."


    THOMAS CARLYLE in his (HEROES AND HEROWORSHIP), was simply amazed as to:

    "how one man single-handedly, could weld warring tribes and wandering
    Bedouins into a most powerful and civilized nation in less than two
    decades."


    DIWAN CHAND SHARMA wrote:

    "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)


    EDWARD GIBBON and SIMON OCKLEY speaking on the profession of Islam write:

    "'I BELIEVE IN ONE GOD, AND MAHOMET, AN APOSTLE OF GOD' is the simple and
    invariable profession of Islam. The intellectual image of the Deity has
    never been degraded by any visible idol; the honor of the Prophet has never
    transgressed the measure of human virtues; and his living precepts have
    restrained the gratitude of his disciples within the bounds of reason and
    religion."
    (HISTORY OF THE SARACEN EMPIRES, London, 1870, p. 54)


    Muhammad (pbuh) was nothing more or less than a human being. But he was a
    man with a noble mission, which was to unite humanity on the worship of One
    and Only One God and to teach them the way to honest and upright living
    based on the commands of God. He always described himself as, "A Servant and
    Messenger of God," and so indeed every action of his proclaimed to be.

    Speaking on the aspect of equality before God in Islam, the famous poetess
    of India, SAROJINI NAIDU says:

    "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 side by side and proclaim: 'God Alone is Great'... I
    have 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 & Writings, Madras, 1918, p. 169)


    In the words of PROF. HURGRONJE:

    "The league of nations founded by the prophet of Islam put the principle of
    international unity and human brotherhood on such universal foundations as
    to show candle to other nations." He continues: "The fact is that no nation
    of the world can show a parallel to what Islam has done towards the
    realization of the idea of the League of Nations."


    The world has not hesitated to raise to divinity, individuals whose lives
    and missions have been lost in legend. Historically speaking, none of these
    legends achieved even a fraction of what Muhammad (pbuh) accomplished. And
    all his striving was for the sole purpose of uniting mankind for the worship
    of One God on the codes of moral excellence. Muhammad (pbuh) or his
    followers never at any time claimed that he was a Son of God or the
    God-incarnate or a man with divinity - but he always was and is even today
    considered as only a Messenger chosen by God.

    MICHAEL H. HART in his recently published book on ratings of men who
    contributed towards the benefit and upliftment of mankind writes:

    "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 levels."
    (M.H. Hart, THE 100: A RANKING OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSONS IN HISTORY,
    New York, 1978, p. 33)


    K. S. RAMAKRISHNA RAO, an Indian Professor of Philosophy in his booklet,
    ("Muhammad, The Prophet of Islam,") calls him the

    "Perfect model for human life."


    Prof. Ramakrishna Rao explains his point by saying:

    "The personality of Muhammad, it is most difficult to get into the whole
    truth of it. Only a glimpse of it I can catch. What a dramatic succession of
    picturesque scenes! There is Muhammad, the Prophet. There is Muhammad, the
    Warrior; Muhammad, the Businessman; Muhammad, the Statesman; Muhammad, the
    Orator; Muhammad, the Reformer; Muhammad, the Refuge of Orphans; Muhammad,
    the Protector of Slaves; Muhammad, the Emancipator of Women; Muhammad, the
    Judge; Muhammad, the Saint. All in all these magnificent roles, in all these
    departments of human activities, he is alike a hero."


    Today after a lapse of fourteen centuries, the life and teachings of
    Muhammad (pbuh) have survived without the slightest loss, alteration or
    interpolation. They offer the same undying hope for treating mankind's many
    ills, which they did when he was alive. This is not a claim of Muhammad's
    (pbuh) followers but also the inescapable conclusion forced upon by a
    critical and unbiased history.

    The least you could do as a thinking and concerned human being is to stop
    for a moment and ask yourself: Could these statements sounding so
    extraordinary and revolutionary be really true? And supposing they really
    are true and you did not know this man MUHAMMAD (pbuh) or hear about him,
    isn't it time you responded to this tremendous challenge and put in some
    effort to know him?

    It will cost you nothing but it may prove to be the beginning of a
    completely new era in your life.



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    "By Allah I long to escape the prison of my ego and lose myself in the mountains and deserts , these sad and lonely people tire me" ---Rumi

    #2
    Awosem

    I was just reading such great comments about prophet Muhammad and was thinkg about posting them.

    but they are already here.

    thanks for sharing.

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      #3
      Jazakallah khair!

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        #4
        Alhamdulillah...cool post...
        Thanx for sharing; We must thank to Allah million times since we have such a prophet. May Allah get us be neighboor of to Hz.Muhammad (SAW).

        I remembered a province after reading your post: "Fazilet odur ki düşmanların dahi takdir etsin".

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          #5
          Very informative. Thank you.

          Jazak"Allah
          .

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            #6
            "He was Ceaser and Pope in one; but he was Pope without Pope's pretentions, Ceaser without the legions of Ceaser: 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 the right divine, it was Muhammad, for he had all the power without its instruments and without its supports."

            Rev Bosworth Smith: Muhammad and Muhammadanism, London 1874, p.92.

            Jazaakillaah khair Bluebell.

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              #7
              Allah Huma Salay Ala Muhammad
              Wa Ala Aalay Muhammad
              Kama Sallayta
              Ala Ibraheema
              Wa Ala Aalay Ibraheema
              Innaka Hameedum Majeed

              Allah Huma Barik Ala Muhammad
              Wa Ala Aalay Muhammad
              Kama Barikta
              Ala Ibraheema
              Wa Ala Aalay Ibraheema
              Innaka Hameedum Majeed

              Ameen.

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                #8
                Thank you Sentinel
                and wonderful quote that you had also. Thanks for sharing

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                "By Allah I long to escape the prison of my ego and lose myself in the mountains and deserts , these sad and lonely people tire me" ---Rumi

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                  #9


                  jazak Allah khair..

                  so true..

                  May Allah give us courage and guidence to Follow Quran and our beloved Prophet Muhammad(SAW) PBUH..

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                  Dont think "you can" know "you can"
                  .::. ﷲ ﻼﺃ ﷲﺃ ﻶ .::.

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