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Muhammad saved the human civilization from extinction.          --    J.H. Denison, Emotions as the Basis of Civilization

He laid the foundation of a universal government. His law was one for all. Equal justice and love for everyone.                                -- George Rivorie - Visages de L' Islam

Islam is the only religion that gives dignity to the poor.                    --Ramsey Clark, Former U.S. Attorney General

The message of Mohammad, Islam, is nothing but a blessing for mankind - The usher from darkness to light and from Satan to God. -- Rev E. Stephenson - My Reflections

Muhammad is the most successful of all religious personalities. -- [Encyclopedia Britannica]

A mass of detail in the early sources show that [Muhammad] was an honest and upright man who had gained the respect and loyalty of others who were like-wise honest and upright men. -- [The Encyclopedia Britannica, 12th edition]

The Message of Mohammad is not a set of metaphysical phenomena. It is a complete civilization.                                            -- [W.A.R. Gibb - Whither Islam]

Mohammad 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]

The greatest crime, the greatest 'sin' of Mohammad in the eyes of the Christian West is that he did not allow himself to be slaughtered, to be 'crucified' by his enemies. He only defended himself, his family and his followers; and finally vanquished his enemies. Mohammad's success is the Christians' gall of disappointment: He did not believe in any vicarious sacrifices for the sins of others.                                                                                 -- [Edward Gibbon]

The greatest success of Mohammad's life was effected by sheer moral force without the stroke of a sword.                                        -- [Edward Gibbon]

The towering personality of Muhammad has left bright and indelible imprints on all mankind.                                                      -- [John William Draper - The Intellectual Development of Europe]

The man who of all men exercised the greatest influence upon the human race--Muhammad.                                                            -- [John William Draper]

Among leaders who have made the greatest impact through ages, I would consider Muhammad before Jesus Christ.              -- [James Gavin, Speeches of a U.S. Army General]

A man of truth and fidelity, true in what he did, in what he speaks and thought - this is the only sort of speech worth speaking.         -- [Sir Thomas Carlyle, British author]

The lies that we (Christians) have heaped round this man (Muhammad) are disgraceful to ourselves only.                              -- [Thomas Carlyle]

The word of Mohammad is a voice direct from nature's own heart - all else is wind in comparison.                                                         -- [Thomas Carlyle]

I like Muhammad for his hypocrisy-free nature with clear and sound words he addresses the Roman Tsars and Kings of Persia. He guides them to what he loves for them in this life and in the eternal life. -- [Thomas Carlyle]

He was the Messenger of the One True God: And never to his life's end did he forget for a moment who he was! He was one of those happy few who have attained the supreme joy of making one great truth their very life-spring.                                                  -- [Stanley Lane Poole, British Orientalist and Archaeologist]

Mohammad was an enthusiast in the noblest sense.                       -- [Stanley Lane Poole]

The height of human achievement and glory, Mohammad. -- [Pringle Kennedy - Arabian Society at the Time of Mohammad]

If I were in his presence, I would wash his feet.                                -- [Hercules, the Great Roman Emperor]

Muhammad was the greatest personality who established a state for justice and tolerance.                                                                      -- [George Wells, English author]

Muhammad is the greatest man that history ever knew.                 -- [Gustav Lobon, French historian]

If we rated the greatness by the influence of the great on people we will say Muhammad is the greatest of the great in history. -- [Will Durant, author of the Story of Civilization]

The critics are blind. They cannot see that the only 'sword' Muhammad wielded was the sword of mercy, compassion, friendship and forgiveness - the sword that conquers enemies and purifies their hearts. His sword was sharper than the sword of steel. But the biased critics of Islam are prejudicial and partisan, who are narrow minded and whose eyes are covered by a veil of ignorance. They see fire instead of light, ugliness instead of beauty and evil instead of good. They distort and present every good quality as a great vice. It reflects their own depravity. -- [Pandit Gyanandra Dev Sharma Shastri]

In the beginning the Prophet's enemies made life difficult for him and his followers. So the Prophet asked his followers to leave their homes and migrate to Medina. He preferred migration to fighting his own people, but when oppression went beyond the pale of tolerance he took up his sword in self-defense. Those who believe religion can be spread by force are fools who neither know the ways of religion nor the ways of the world. They are proud of this belief because they are a long, long way away from the Truth. -- [Sikh Journalist, Nawan Hindustan]

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 how I shall say many things which may be familiar to many, yet I myself feel whenever I re-read them, a new admiration, a new sense of reverence for that mighty Arabian teacher. -- [Dr. Annie Besant - The Life and Teachings of Mohammad]

Of all the world's greatest men none has been so much maligned as Muhammad. It is easy to see how this has come about. For centuries Islam was the great enemy of Christendom, for Christendom was in direct contact with no other organized states comparable in power to the Muslims. -- [William Montgomery Watt]

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." 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 A. Michener]

It was the genius of Muhammad, the spirit that he breathed into the Arabs through the soul of Islam that exalted them. That raised them out of the lethargy and low level of tribal stagnation up to the high watermark of national unity and empire. It was in the sublimity of Muhammad's deism, the simplicity, the sobriety and purity it inculcated the fidelity of its founder to his own tenets that acted on their moral and intellectual fiber with all the magnetism of true inspiration. -- [Arthur Glyn Leonard - Islam, Her Moral and Spiritual Values]

He was sober and abstemious in his diet and a rigorous observer of fasts. He indulged in no magnificence of apparel, the ostentation of a petty mind; neither was his simplicity in dress affected but a result of real disregard for distinction from so trivial a source. In his private dealings he was just. He treated friends and strangers, the rich and poor, the powerful and weak, with equity, and was beloved by the common people for the affability with which he received them, and listened to their complaints. -- [Washington Irving - Mahomet and His Successors]

The principles of universal brotherhood and doctrine of the equality of mankind which he proclaimed represents one very great contribution of Mohammad to the social uplift of humanity. All great religions have preached the same doctrine but the prophet of Islam had put this theory into actual practice and its value will be fully recognized, perhaps centuries hence, when international consciousness being awakened, racial prejudices may disappear and greater brotherhood of humanity come into existence. -- [Prof. K. S. Ramakrishna Rao]

An honest man, as the saying goes, is the noblest work of God, Mohammad was more than honest. He was human to the marrow of his bones. Human sympathy, human love was the music of his soul. To serve man, to elevate man, to purify man, to educate man, in a word to humanize man - this was the object of his mission, the be-all and end all of his life. In thought, in word, in action he had the good of humanity as his sole inspiration, his sole guiding principle. -- [Prof. K. S. Ramakrishna Rao]

Ever since the Crusades, people in the west have seen the prophet Muhammad as a sinister figure. During the 12th century, Christians were fighting brutal holy wars against Muslims, even though Jesus had told his followers to love their enemies, not to exterminate them. The scholar monks of Europe stigmatized Muhammad as a cruel warlord who established the false religion of Islam by the sword. They also, with ill-concealed envy, berated him as a lecher and sexual pervert at a time when the popes were attempting to impose celibacy on the reluctant clergy. Our Islamophobia became entwined with our chronic anti-Semitism; Jews and Muslims, the victims of the crusaders, became the shadow self of Europe, the enemies of decent civilization and the opposite of "us". -- [Karen Armstrong]

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