SAID ABOUT HIM
When a man dies, he gains no rewards except from three things; in case he had dedicated a charity that people can continuously profit from, or he had left knowledge or a science that benefits the humanity, or if he had left a good (faithful) son who keeps on praying and asking God's blessings and forgiveness for his parents."
John Adair"Dans la pensée islamique, les leaders modèles ont été à la fois exaltés et humbles, capables de bâtir une vision et susciter une inspiration, tout en restant dévoués au service des gens. J’espère que vous réalisiez lors de la lecture de cet ouvrage combien Muhammad est proche de cet idéal. Cet idéal, qui transparaît tout au long des pages de ce livre sur la vie du Prophète Muhammad, est proche de ce qui est considéré comme l’archétype du leadership, dans son essence et sa pratique.
“Leadership glimpsed more than once in the life of the Prophet Muhammad accords well with what we know to be the universal truth about the nature and practice of leadership. You will judge for yourself how close Muhammad comes to this ideal
William Montgomery Watt(1909 – 2006) The Scottish historian and Emeritus Professor in Arabic and Islamic Studies at the University of Edinburgh. Author of “ Muhammed at Mecca”, Oxford, 1953, p. 52
“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 a leader, and the greatness of his ultimate achievement - all argue his fundamental integrity. None of the great fgures of history is so poorly appreciated in the West as Muhammad.”
Mahatma Gandhi(1869 - 1948) The political and spiritual leader of the Indian independence movement
“I wanted to know the best one who holds today undisputed sway (controlling inﬂuence) 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 (humbleness) of Prophet Muhammad, the scrupulous regard (extreme care) for his pledges, his intense devotion to his friends and followers, his intrepidity (fearlessness) and his absolute trust in God and in his own mission. When I closed the second volume (of the book about his life) I was sorry that there was not more for me to read about his great life.”
William Durant(1885-1981) The American historian, philosopher and author of “The Story of Civilization”, part 4, vol. 4, p. 25
His name, meaning, “highly praised,” lent itself well to certain Biblical passages as predicting his advent. Muhammad was never known to write anything himself. His apparent illiteracy did not prevent him from reciting the Quran which is the most famous and eloquent book in the Arabic tongue
Alphonse de Lamartine1790 - 1869) A French poet, writer and politician Histoire De La Turquie, Paris, 1854, Vol. Ii, Pp. 276-277
“Philosopher, orator, apostle, legislator, warrior, conqueror of ideas, restorer of rational dogmas, of a cult without images; That is Muhammad. As regards all standards by which human greatness may be measured, we may well ask, is there any man greater than him?.”
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe(1749 - 1832) A great European poet، Noten und Abhandlungen zum Weststlichen Dvan, WA I, 7, 32
“He is a prophet and not a poet and therefore his Quran is to be seen as Divine Law and not as a book of a human being made for education or entertainment.
Leo Tolstoy(1828 - 1910) The famous Russian writer and novelist. Author of ”War and Peace".
“There is no doubt that Prophet Muhammad is one of the greatest reformers who served the social framework profoundly. It sufces him that he led a whole nation to the enlightenment of truth and made it more inclined towards tranquility and peace, and prevented it from shedding blood and giving human sacrifces. He widely opened to his nation the gate to development and civilization. This is a great deed that only a strong man can do and a man like that deserves to be regarded with respect and admiration.
Thomas Carlyle(1795 - 1881) The Scottish historian, philosopher and author of “Heroes and Hero Worship and the Heroic in History
“How one man single-handedly, could weld warring tribes and wandering Bedouins into a most powerful and civilized nation in less than two decades.”
Note: Thomas Carlyle made an attempt to draw a picture of the development of human intellect by using historical people as coordinates and accorded the Prophet Muhammad a special place in the book under the chapter title “Hero as a Prophet”. In his work, Carlyle declared his admiration with a passionate championship of Muhammad as a Hegelian agent of reform
(1839-1908) Author of Mohammad and Mohammedanism, London, 1874, p. 92(1839-1908) Author of Mohammad and Mohammedanism, London, 1874, p. 92
“Head of the state as well as the Church, he was Caesar and Pope in one; but, he was Pope without the Pope’s claims, 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 Muhammad, for he had all the power without instruments and without its support. He cared not for dressing of power. The simplicity of his private life was in keeping with his public life.”
Maurice Bucaille“Islam teaches that God has given man the faculty of reason and therefore expects man to reason things out objectively and systematically. In view of the state of knowledge in Muhammad’s days, it is inconceivable that the verses of Quran could have been the work of man. A totally objective examination of the Quran in the light of modern knowledge, leads us to recognize the agreement between Quran and science."
“Islam teaches that God has given man the faculty of reason and therefore expects man to reason things out objectively and systematically. In view of the state of knowledge in Muhammad’s days, it is inconceivable that the verses of Quran could have been the work of man. A totally objective examination of the Quran in the light of modern knowledge, leads us to recognize the agreement between Quran and science."