What They Say About Prophet Muhammad

“If a man like Muhammad 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.”
George Bernard Shaw
“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.”

–Michael H. Hart, THE 100: A RANKING OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSONS IN HISTORY, New
York: Hart Publishing Company, Inc ., 1978, p. 33
“Muhammad was the soul of kindness, and his influence was felt and never forgotten by
those around him.”

–Diwan Chand Sharma, The Prophets of the East, Calcutta 1935, p. l 22.
“He was Caesar and Pope in one; but he was Pope without Pope’s pretensions, 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 the
right divine, it was Mohammed, for he had all the power without its instruments and
without its supports.”

–Bosworth Smith, Mohammad and Mohammadanism, London, 1874, p. 92.
“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?”

Lamartine, HISTOIRE DE LA TURQUIE, Paris, 1854, Vol. II, pp. 276 -277
“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.”

Annie Besant, THE LIFE AND TEACHINGS OF MUHAMMAD, Madras,1932, p. 4.

“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.”

W. Montgomery Watt, MOHAMMAD AT MECCA, Oxford, 1953, p. 52.

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