Friday, July 13, 2012

Important Quotes

Quotes in this post are from historical figures and writers. They are about prophet Mohammed peace be upon him. With the references links.

Hercules said:
"If I were to go there, I would embrace Islam and wash the Prophet's feet with my own hands"


2- Google

“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?”
1- Goodreads
2- Google 

George Bernard Shaw
"The world much needs a man with Muhammad's bright thinking. I believe that if a man like Mohammad's caliber were to assume the dictatorship of the modern world he would succeed in solving its problems in a way that would bring it the much needed peace and happiness: I have prophesied 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 of today"
2- Google

 Michael H. Hart chose Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him as the first man in his book "The 100: A Ranking of the most influential persons in history".
1- read more about the book in wikipedia

Mahatma Gandhi
"I wanted to know the best of the life of one 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 of that great life".
1- Book: Young India by Mahatma Gandhi, 1924. Link 1 , Link 2
2- Google

Thomas Carlyle had a whole chapter about Mohammed peace be upon him in his book "On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History"
*Mohammed or Muhammad is rarely spelled as "Mahomet"

More quotes in this English subtitled video

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