Who is Prophet Muhammad(Peace Be Upon Him) Quotes by non-muslims

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Following quotes show praise of our beloved Prophet Muhammad, (Peace Be Upon him) even by non-Muslim scholars (Quotes about Prophet and Islam by non-muslim famous historical figures) –

“I believe that If a man like him(Prophet Muhammad) were to assume the dictatorship of the modern world he would succeed solving its problems in a way that would bring it the much needed peace and happiness: I have prophesized about the faith of Muhammad that it would be acceptable to the Europe of tomorrow as it is beginning to be acceptable to the Europe today. If any religion had the chance of ruling over England, nay Europe within the next hundred years, it could be Islam. “ – George Bernard Sahw, The genuine of Islam vol 1 NO. 8, 1936

“I have always held the religion of Muhammad in high estimation because of its wonderful vitality. It is the only religion, which appears to me to posses that assimilation capacity to the changing phase of existence, which can make its appeal to every age. I have studied him – the wonderful man and in my opinion far for from being anti-Christ, he must be called saviour of humanity.” – Sir George Bernard Shaw, The Genuine Islam, vol. 1, No.8, 1936

Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy, usually referred to in English as Leo Tolstoy, was a Russian novelist regarded as one of the greatest of all time. He Said: “Muhammad has always been standing higher than Christianity. He doesn’t consider God as human being and never makes himself equal to God. Muslims worship nothing except God and Muhammad is his messenger. There is not any mystery and secret in it.” – Leo Tolstoy

“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? Muhammad established a system based upon true and immortal ideology. Is there any like he?” – Alphonse de Lamartine (1970- 1869), French historian and philosopher, historie de la Turquie, Paris

“Four years after the death of Justinian, A.D. 569, was born in Makkah, in Arabia, the man who, of all men, has exercised the greatest influence upon the human race… to be the religious head of many empires, to guide the daily life of one third of human race, may perhaps justify the title of messenger of God.” – Dr. William Drapper

“Serious or trivial, his daily behavior has instituted a canon which millions observe this day conscious memory. No one regarded by any section of 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.” – D.G Hogarth

“I wanted to know the best of the life of one (Muhammad) who holds today an undisputed sway over the hearts of millions of mankind. 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 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 obstacle. When I closed the second volume(Of the prophet’s biography) I was sorry there was not more for me to read great life.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“People like Pasteur and Salk are leaders in the first sense. People like Gandhi and Confucius, on one hand, and Alexander, Caesar and Hitler on the other, are leaders in the second and perhaps the third sense. Jesus and Buddha belong in the third category alone. Perhaps the greatest leader of all times was Mohammed, who combined all three functions. To a lesser degree, Moses did the same.” – Professor Jules Masserman

“No other religion in history spread so rapidly as Islam…The West has widely believed that this surge of religion was made possible by the sword. But no modern scholar accepts that idea, and the Quran is explicit in support of the freedom of conscience.” – James Alber Michener

“Like almost every major prophet before him, Muhammad fought shy of serving as the transmitter of God’s word, sensing his own inadequacy. But the angel commanded ‘Read.’ So far as we know, Muhammad was unable to read or write, but he began to dictate those inspired words which would soon revolutionize a large segment of the earth: ‘There is one God.’ “ – James Alber Michener

“In all things Muhammad was profoundly practical. When his beloved son Ibrahim died, an eclipse occurred, and rumors of God’s personal condolence quickly arose. Whereupon Muhammad is said to have announced, ‘An eclipse is a phenomenon of nature. It is foolish to attribute such things to the death or birth of a human being.” – James Alber Michener

“At Muhammad’s own death an attempt was made to deify him, but the man who was to become his administrative successor killed the hysteria with one of the noblest speeches in religious history: ‘If there are any among you who worshipped Muhammad, he is dead. But if it is God you worshipped, He lives forever.” – James Alber Michener, “Islam: The Misunderstood Religion,” in READER’S DIGEST (American edition), May 1955, pp. 68-70.

“The lies (Western slander) which well-meaning zeal has heaped round this man (Muhammad) are disgraceful to ourselves only. How one man single-handedly, could weld warring tribes and wandering Bedouins into a most powerful and civilized nation in less than two decades…. A silent great soul, one of that who cannot but be earnest. He was to kindle the world; the world’s Maker had ordered so.” – Thomas Carlyle

“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:)

“Head of State as well as Church, 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 police force, without a fixed revenue. If ever a man ruled by right Divine, it was Muhammad, for he had all the powers without their supports. He cared not for the dressings of power. The simplicity of his private life was in keeping with his public life.” – Reverend Bosworth Smith (in “Muhammad and Muhammadanism”)

“in Mohammedanism everything is different; here instead of the shadowy and the mysterious we have history…nobody here is the dupe of himself or of others; there is the full light of day.” (Bosworth Smith : Muhammad and Muhammadanism pp. 14-15)

“In Mohammadanism everything is different here. Instead of the shadowy and the mysterious, we have history….We know of the external history of Muhammad….while for his internal history after his mission had been proclaimed, we have a book absolutely unique in its origin, in its preservation….on the Substantial authority of which no one has ever been able to cast a serious doubt.” – Bosworth Smith

“His readiness to undergo persecution for his beliefs, the high moral character of the men believed in him and looked up to him as a 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. Thus, not merely must we credit Muhammad with essential honesty and integrity of purpose, if we are to understand him at all; if we are to correct the errors we have inherited from the past, we must not forget the conclusive proof is a much stricter requirement than a show of plausibility, and in a matter such as this only to be attained with difficulty.” – William Montgomery Watt, (Muhammad at Mecca)

“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. … 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.” – Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje

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