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What food does prophet Muhammad love and hate to eat?

What food does prophet Muhammad love and hate to eat?

According to the traditions and history of the prophet’s life that we have at hand, it can be concluded that the prophet would eat from anything that was halal, without restricting himself, except in cases where he was going to be present in a gathering; in such cases he wouldn’t have onions, garlic, etc., so that his breath wouldn’t smell bad and bother the rest. Or, for example, he wouldn’t have wheat bread because it was somewhat the food of the wealthy class. His most favorite food was meat, and out of its different cuts, the foreshank was his favorite. He considered the hindshank to be makruh because of its proximity to the urinal organ.[1] He would also eat chicken and wild animals and hunted birds, but he himself wouldn’t hunt.

Imam Sadiq (AS) has been narrated saying: “The prophet’s favorite condiments were vinegar and olives, because his excellence had said that these are the food of the prophets.”[2]

The prophet also liked squash; there was a type of squash by the name of ‘Dabaa’ that he liked, and he would also eat cheese. When ‘Rutab’ (fresh dates) season would coincide with his fast, he would break his fast only with ‘Rutab’ and would feed the seeds of the dates to the sheep. His diet was mostly made up of water and dates. He would also have milk and dates and porridge (halim), and liked dates and honey very much.

He would also have bread, oil, vinegar, chicory, sweet mountain basil and cabbage. He would eat unsifted whole wheat bread and never had wheat bread, and never filled himself with whole wheat bread either. Until the day he passed away, he never sat at a lush and colorful table like the wealthy . He wouldn’t have onions, leek[3] or honey that contained ‘Maghaafir’.[4]

Out of the different fruits, pomegranates, melons and grapes were his favorite. He would usually have his grapes one by one. He would have his cucumbers with dates, and his watermelon with melons, sometimes with sugar, and sometimes even with dates.

When food was brought to him that had dates along with it, he would always begin with the dates. He never criticized a food; if he liked it, he would have it, and if he didn’t, he wouldn’t, but he wouldn’t forbid it for others.

If he was invited to a meal by anyone, he would sit wherever they had in mind; on the ground or anything that had been spread for him, and he would have with them whatever they would offer. He wouldn’t eat alone, and for him the best meal was one that had the most number of people sharing in it.[5]


[1] See: Tabataba’i, Sayyid Muhammad Husayn, Sunan al-Nabiyy (SAW), Farsi translation, Fiqhi, Muhammad Hadi, pp. 166-192, Islamiyyah Bookstore, Tehran, seventh edition, 1999.

[2] Kulayni, Kāfī, vol. 6, pg. 328, Daar al-Kutub al-Islamiyyah, Tehran, 1986.

[3] Of course, the reason why the prophet wouldn’t have onion, garlic or leek was because he would go the masjid and didn’t want the smell to bother anyone. Shaykh Saduq, Ilal al-Sharaaryi’, vol. 2, pg. 519, Davari Bookstore, Qum, first edition, 2006.

[4] Maghaafir is something from plants that remains in the abdomen of honeybees when making honey and has a bad smell to it.

[5] For further information in this regard, you can refer to the book Sunan al-Nabiyy(SAW), which has collected the traditions on the life of the prophet.

Was Prophet Muhammad a role model?

Was Prophet Muhammad a role model?

Was Prophet Muhammad a role model?

If you are Muslim, would you like your sons to be like Prophet Muhammad?

It lists some of the teachings of Prophet Muhammad (S). You decide if you think he is a role model.

Spirituality

The Prophet said: ‘Wealth does not come from having great riches; (true) wealth is contentment of the soul.’ (Sahîh Bukhârî, Sahîh Muslim)

Cognizance

The Prophet said: ‘The similitude of the one who contemplates his Lord versus the one who does not is that of the living versus the dead.’ (Sahîh Bukhârî, Sahîh Muslim)

Sincerity

The Prophet said: ‘Actions will be judged according to their intentions.’ (Sahîh Bukhârî, Sahîh Muslim)

Mercy

The Prophet said: ‘Show mercy to those on earth so that He who is in heaven will have mercy on you.’ (Sunan At-Tirmidhî)

Gentleness

The Prophet said: ‘Whoever is deprived of gentleness is deprived of all good.’ (Sahîh Muslim)

Forgiveness

The Prophet said: ‘Whoever suffers an injury done to him and forgives (the person responsible), Allah will raise his status to a higher degree and remove one of his sins.’ (Sunan At-Tirmidhî)

Virtue

The Prophet said: ‘Do not be people without minds of your own, saying that if others treat you well you will treat them well, and that if they do wrong you will do wrong. Instead, accustom yourselves to do good if people do good and not to do wrong if they do evil.’ (Sunan At-Tirmidhî)

Justice

The Prophet said: ‘The most virtuous jihâdis when one speaks a word of truth before an unjust ruler.’ (Sunan Abî Dawûd, Sunan At-Tirmidhî, Sunan Ibn Mâjah)

Civility

The Prophet said: ‘The Muslim does not slander, curse, speak obscenely, or speak rudely.’ (Sunan At-Tirmidhî)

Honesty

The Prophet said: ‘Honesty leads to righteousness and righteousness leads to Paradise. A man remains honest and concerned about honesty until he is recorded as an honest man with Allah. Lying leads to sinfulness and sinfulness leads to the Fire. A man keeps lying and remains partial to lies until he is recorded as a liar with Allah.’ (Sahîh Bukharî, Sahîh Muslim)

Tolerance

Once the Prophet was seated at some place in Madinah, along with his Companions. During this time a funeral procession passed by. On seeing this, the Prophet stood up. One of his companions remarked that the funeral was that of a Jew. The Prophet replied, “Was he not a human being?” (Sahîh Bukhârî, Sahîh Muslim, Sunan An-Nasâ’î)

A disbelieving Bedouin urinated in the mosque, and the people rushed to beat him. Allah’s Apostle ordered them to leave him alone, let him finish and pour water over the place where he has passed urine. The Prophet then explained to the Bedouin calmly, “This is a place of worship, in it is the worship of God and the reading of Qur’an.” After the Bedouin had left, the Prophet then said to his companions, ” You have been sent to make things easy (for the people) and you have not been sent to make things difficult for them.” (Sahîh Bukhârî, Sahîh Muslim)

Equality

The Prophet said: ‘There is no superiority for an Arab over a non-Arab, nor for a non-Arab over an Arab, nor for a fair-skinned person over a person with dark skin, nor for a dark-skinned person over a person with fair skin. Whoever is more pious and God-fearing is more deserving of honour.’ (Musnad Ahmad)

Gratitude

The Prophet said: ‘Contemplate those who have less than you and not those who have more than you, lest you belittle the favors of Allah conferred upon you’. (Sahîh Bukhârî, Sahîh Muslim)

Simplicity

The Prophet said: ‘What is little but sufficient is better than that which is abundant but causes heedlessness.’ (Sahîh Ibn Hibbân)

Humility

The Prophet said: ‘God has revealed to me that you must be humble, so that no one oppresses another and boasts over another.’ (Sahîh Muslim, Sunan Abî Dawûd)

Generosity

The Prophet said: ‘The food of two people is enough for three, and the food of three people is enough for four.'(Sahîh Bukhârî, Sahîh Muslim)

Appreciation

The Prophet said: ‘Whoever does not thank people (for their favors) has not thanked Allah (properly), Mighty and Glorious is He!’ (Musnad Ahmad, Sunan At-Tirmidhî)

Calmness

The Prophet said: ‘Calmness and determination is from Allah and haste is from Satan.’ (Sunan At-Tirmidhî)

Patience

The Prophet said: ‘No one can give a better or more abundant gift than patience.’ (Sahîh Bukhârî, Sahîh Muslim)

Perseverance

The Prophet said: ‘There is no clement person who has not stumbled, nor is there no wise person who possesses no experience.’ (Sunan At-Tirmidhî, Mustadarak Al-Hâkim)

Nonjudgemental

The Prophet said: ‘Do not search for (the faults of others), for if anyone searches for (others) faults, God will search for his.’ (Sunan Abî Dawûd)

Selfcritical

The Prophet said: ‘Blessed is he who preoccupies himself with his own defects, rather than those of others.’ (Musnad Al-Bazzâr)

Advice

The Prophet said: ‘Make things easy (for people) and do not make them difficult, and cheer people up and do not drive them away.’ (Sahîh Bukhârî, Sahîh Muslim)

Moderation

The Prophet said: ‘The religion (of Islam) is easy. No one ever made it difficult without it becoming too much for him. So avoid extremes and strike a balance, do the best you can and be cheerful, and seek Allah’s help (through prayer) in the morning, and evening, and part of the night.’ (Sahîh Bukhârî)

Charity

The Prophet said: ‘Charity (sadaqah) is due upon every joint of a person on every day that the sun rises. Administering justice between two people is an act of charity; and to help a man concerning his riding beast by helping him on to it or lifting his luggage on to it is an act of charity; a good word is charity; and every step which you take to prayer is charity; and removing that which is harmful from the road is charity.’ (Sahîh Bukhârî)

Community

The Prophet said: ‘The believer is not the one who eats his fill when the neighbour beside him is hungry.’ (Sunan Al-Bayhaqî)

Affability

The Prophet said: ‘The believer is one who is sociable [with others], and there is no benefit in one who is not sociable [with others] nor in one who is not met sociably [by them].’ (Mustadarak Al-Hâkim, Shu’ab al-Îmân Al-Bayhaqî)

Business Ethics

The Prophet said: ‘A truthful and trustworthy merchant will be in the company of the prophets, the very truthful, and the martyrs.’ (Sunan At-Tirmidhî, Sunan Ad-Dârimî, Sunan Ad-Dâraqutnî)

Employment

The Prophet said: ‘Pay the laborer his due before his sweat dries.’ (Sunan Ibn Mâjah)

Leadership

The Prophet said: ‘On a journey, the leader of the group is their servant.’ (Sunan Ibn Mâjah, Shu’ab Al-Îmân Al-Bayhaqî)

Reliability

The Prophet said: ‘He who does not keep his trusts lacks in faith and he who does not keep his agreements lacks in religion’. (Shu’ab Al-Îmân Al-Bayhaqî)

Accountability

The Prophet said: ‘The burden of proof is upon the plaintiff and the taking of oath is upon the defendant.’ (Sunan Al-Bayhaqî)

Responsibility

The Prophet said: ‘Each one of you is a guardian and is responsible for what he is entrusted with.’ (Sahîh Bukhârî, Sahîh Muslim)

Morality

The Prophet said: ‘The most perfect of the believers in faith are the best of them in moral excellence, and the best of you are the kindest to their wives. (Sunan At-Tirmidhî)

Nobility

The Prophet said: ‘None but a noble man treats women in an honorable manner, and none but an ignoble treats women disgracefully.’ (Sunan At-Tirmidhî)

Unity

The Prophet said: ‘Believers are like a single person; if his eye is in pain his whole body pains, and if his head is in pain his whole body pains.’ (Sahîh Muslim)

Family

The Prophet said: ‘The best of you is the one who is best to his own family, and I am the best of you towards my family.’ (Sunan At-Tirmidhî, Sunan Ibn Mâjah)
The Prophet said: ‘He is not one of us who does not show mercy to our little ones and respect to our elders.’ (Sunan At-Tirmidhî)

Efficiency

The Prophet said: ‘There are two blessings that many people fail to make the most of: good health and free time.'(Sahîh Bukhârî)

Education

The Prophet said: ‘Seeking knowledge is a religious obligation for every Muslim (male or female).’ (Sunan Ibn Mâjah, Sunan Al-Bayhaqî)

Inquiry

The Prophet said: ‘The cure for ignorance is to question.’ (Sunan Abî Dawûd)

Vigilance

The Prophet said: ‘A believer is not stung from the same hole twice.’ (Sahîh Bukhârî, Sahîh Muslim)

Discipline

The Prophet said: ‘The wise one is he who has subdued his lower self and has prepared for what follows death. And the foolish one is he who has placed his lower self in pursuance of its desires and has vain hopes about Allah.'(Sunan At-Tirmidhî, Sunan Ibn Mâjah)

Modesty

The Prophet said: ‘Modesty is part of faith.’ (Sahîh Muslim)

Beauty

The Prophet said: ‘Allah is beautiful and loves beauty.’ (Sahîh Muslim)

Hygiene

The Prophet said: ‘Purity and cleanliness is part of faith.’ (Sahîh Muslim)

Diet

The Prophet said: ‘There is no vessel worse for the son of Adam to fill than his stomach. A few morsels are sufficient for him. If he is to consume more then a third is for his food, a third for his drink, and a third for air.’ (Sunan At-Tirmidhî, Sunan Ibn Mâjah)

Nature

The Prophet said: ‘If a Muslim plants a seedling or cultivates a field, whenever a bird a human or an animal eats of it, it will be counted as a charity for him.’ (Sahîh Muslim)

Animals

The Prophet said: ‘Anyone who kills even a sparrow for no reason (should know that) it will cry alound to Allah on the Day of the Resurrection, saying, “O my Lord! So-and-so killed me just for fun; he killed me for no reason!” ‘(Sunan An-Nasâ’î)
A’isha said: ‘I was once riding a difficult (slow-moving) camel, so I kept hitting it. When the Prophet saw me, he said: ‘Be gentle, for gentleness adorns everything in which it is found, and its absence leaves everything tainted.'(Musnad Ahmad)

70 GLIMPSES Prophetic Teachings of Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh)

70 GLIMPSES Prophetic Teachings of Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh)

70 GLIMPSES Prophetic Teachings of Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh)

God Almighty, the one and only unseen Lord and creator of all that exists, sent his prophets throughout human history for the guidance of Mankind, and to help mankind know the purpose of human life and attain their salvation. The last of them was Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh- Peace be upon Him) who lived 1400 years ago and the Quran was revealed to Him (Pbuh) by God. From the vast collection of over 10000 Sahih (authenticated) teachings (known as Hadeeths), and practices based on hadeeths called ‘the Sunnah’, these are just a few Values & Teachings that we would like to share with you as a loving gift. The Prophet (Pbuh) said the following on various occasions:

(On the importance of Mother) The prophet was once asked; ‘O Messenger of God, who among the people is most deserving of my good conduct & companionship?’He said, ‘Your mother.’ The man asked, ‘Then who?’ He said, ‘Your mother.’ He asked, then who?’ He said, ‘Your mother.’ He asked,‘Then who?’ He said, ‘Your father.

(On raising daughters)”Whoever has three daughters, cares and provides for them, and shows them mercy, will enter Paradise .”, when asked about two daughters, He replied yes to such parents as well.

(On love, kindness, and conduct towards ones wife) “The most perfect in faith amongst believers is he who is best in manner and kindest to his wife.””The best thing in this world is a virtuous woman (wife).” “A believing man must not hate a believing woman (his wife), for it may be that he dislikes one of her qualities but will be pleased with some other qualities that she has.”The world is but a (quick passing) enjoyment; and the best enjoyment of the world is (to have) a pious wife.”

(On Charity)“Give charity while you are healthy, feeling stingy, fearing poverty and hoping for wealth. Do not delay giving it until the time of death (approaches) and then (they) say: give so much to so-and-so, because it already belongs to so-and-so”“Save yourself from the fire of hell even if it’s by giving half a date in charity”. “Charity does not diminish wealth””The believer’s shade on the Day of Resurrection will be his charity.”“Give charity without delay, for it stands in the way of calamity”

(On Parents)“He is doomed, he is doomed, he is doomed.” It was said, “Who, O Messenger of God?” He said, “The person whose parents, one or both of them, reach old age during his lifetime but he does not enter Paradise (By serving them well).” A companion asked the prophet; what rights can parents demand from their children?” He (Pbuh) replied, “They are (or your relation with them will determine) your Paradise or your Hell.”, A companion asked what are the absolute gravest sins in the Sight of Almighty God?. The prophet (Pbuh) replied: “They are:–To join others in worship with Almighty God, To be undutiful to one`s parents, To kill a person (i.e. to commit the crime of murder), and to give a false witness.”God, the Almighty forgives any sin He pleases, except disobedience to parents; & God hastens (quick in punishment) in this life for one who disobeys his parents.”The prophet was once asked: “O Messenger of God, do my parents have any right over me after they have died?” The Prophet (pbuh) answered, “YES! You must pray to God to bless them with His mercy & forgiveness, & you must fulfill the promises they have made to anyone as well as give due regards to their relatives & friends.”

(On Racism and caste system)“All mankind is from Adam and Eve, an Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab nor a non-Arab has any superiority over an Arab; also a white has no superiority over a black nor a black has any superiority over white except by God conscious piety and good deeds.”

(On Mercy) “Those who are merciful will be shown mercy by the most Merciful (i.e. God)”. “Be merciful to those on the earth and the One above the heavens will have mercy upon you”. Prophet said that “God says: ‘I am Ar-Rahmaan (the Most Merciful) & this rahhm (Womb/Mercy) has a name that is derived from My name. Whoever upholds it, I will take care of him, & whoever severs it (ties with their mothers), I will cut him off.’”

(On the extent of God’s Mercy)” Allah divided mercy into one-hundred parts and He kept its ninety-nine parts with Him and sent down its one part on the earth, and because of that, its one single part, His creations are Merciful to each other, so that even the mare lifts up its hoofs away from its baby animal, lest it should trample on it.”

(On mercy to Animals and its consequences) “A woman was once punished after death because of a cat which she had kept confined until it died, and because of this she entered the Fire. She had neither given it food or drink while confining it, nor had she let it free to eat the creatures of the earth.”

(On importance of Afterlife)“The similitude of this (temporary) worldly life in comparison to the Hereafter is not but any one of you dipping his finger in the sea; let him see what he brings forth.”

(On Associating Partners with the Unseen supreme God) : Whoever meets Allah , without associating partners with Him, will enter Paradise; and whoever meets Him as one who associated anything with Him, will enter Hell-Fire.

(On Anger)“The strong are not wrestlers. Verily, the strong are only those who control themselves when angry.”“The judge should not judge between two people while he is angry.”“When one of you becomes angry while standing, he should sit down. If the anger leaves him, well and good; otherwise he should lie down”. A companion once asked“ Advise me on prophet of God! “The Prophet said, “Do not become angry and furious.” The man asked (the same) again and again, and the Prophet said in each case, “Do not become angry and furious.”

(On importance of small deeds)“Do not regard any good deed as insignificant, (not) even meeting your brother with a cheerful face.”

(On identification of Righteousness & sin)“Righteousness is to have good character and sin is what wavers (Guilt pangs) in your heart and you hate for people to know about it (i.e. your sin).

(On Faith/Imaan) The prophet (Pbuh) was asked once;What is Iman? ‘It is that you believe in GOD and His angels and His Books and His Messengers and in the Last Day, and in qadar (fate), both in its good and in its evil aspects”. He also said “There are some 60 or 70 branches of faith. The highest is to bear witness that ‘There is no god but “The God” and Muhammad is the Messenger of God’ The lowest is the removal of harm from the road. Modesty is also of faith.”.”By Allah, he is not a believer(no real Imaan)! By Allah, he is not a believer! By Allah, he is not a believer.’’ It was asked, “Who is that, O Messenger of Allah?’’ He said, “One whose neighbor does not feel safe from his evil”A person once asked the Prophet (peace be upon him): “What is faith?” The Prophet replied: “When a good deed becomes a source of pleasure for you and an evil deed becomes a source of disgust, then you are a believer(with faith).”

(On Time and good health)“There are two blessings which many people waste: health and free time.”,“Take advantage of five matters before five other matters: your youth, before you become old; and your health, before you fall sick; and your richness, before you become poor; and your free time before you become busy; and your life, before your death.”

(On loving Orphans)”Would you like to soften your heart, And to achieve your desire? Then have mercy upon the orphans, stroke their heads, and feed them from your (own) food. Thereby you will soften your heart and achieve your desire”

(On identifying Sin) ‘a sin is that which wavers in the heart (the feeling of guilt), while you do not want anyone to know about it (the action that pricks) He even said: “When something pricks your conscience, give it up (for it is sin).”

(On maintaining cordial blood relations)”He who desires ample provisions and his life be prolonged, should maintain good ties with his blood relations”

(On labor rights).”Give the worker his wages before his sweat dries.”

(On Arrogance)“On the Day of Resurrection, the arrogant will be gathered like ants in the form of men. Humiliation will overwhelm them from all sides. They will be driven to a prison in Hell called Bawlas, with the hottest fire rising over them, & they will be given to drink of the juice of the inhabitants of Hell, which is teenat al-khabaal.” “The one with an atom’s weight of arrogance in his heart will not enter paradise”.

(On cleanliness)”Cleanliness is half of faith.” & “The key to paradise is salah (daily prayer on time), & the key to salah (Prayer) is cleanliness.”

(On friends & their influence)“The parable of a good friend and a bad friend is that of a carrier of musk and a blacksmith. The carrier of musk will give you some, or you will buy some, or you will notice a good smell; but as for the blacksmith, he will burn your clothes or you will notice a bad smell.”

(On concealing shortcomings of others) “God will cover up on the Day of Resurrection the defects (faults) of the one who covers up the faults of the others in this world”. “Whoever sees a fault and conceals it is like the one who brought back to life an infant girl who had been buried alive.

(On Alcoholic drinks) “ Do not drink Qamar (Alcholic drinks), for it is the key to every evil”.

(On spreading love and Peace) “By Him in whose hand my soul is, you will NOT enter paradise unless you believe, & you will not truly believe unless you love each other. Should I tell you something that will help you love one another? Spread the greetings of peace among yourselves.”

(On being good to even bad relatives); once a companion asked;”O Messenger of God, I have relatives with whom I try to keep in touch, but they cut me off; I treat them well, but they treat me badly; I try to be kind to them, but they are cruel to me.” He said: “If you are as you say, it is as if you are putting hot ashes in their mouths. You will continue to have support from God against them so long as you continue doing that.”

( On Major sins) Once the Prophet (peace be upon him) was asked about major sins & he said, “They are: associating partners with God, disobeying one’s parents & causing them pain or injury, killing someone unlawfully & giving false evidence.”

(On Guests, neighbors and good speech) “He who believes in God and the last day should honor his guest; he who believes in God and the last day should not annoy his neighbors; and he who believes in God and the last day should say what is good or keep silent”

(On Death) “The gift to a believer is death” “O People! Remember much the destroyer of pleasures, death.” (Be prepared!!)

(On significance of marriage)”O young men, those of you who can support a wife should marry, for this keeps your eyes from gazing at other women (Causing corruption in society) & also protects you from immorality. Those who cannot marry should devote themselves to fasting, which will help them to control their (bodily) desires.”

(On manners & good conduct)” The Prophet (pbuh) said, “A father can give his child nothing better than good manners.”“Two people should not converse to the exclusion of a third, for indeed that will make him sad.”

(On brotherhood)“None of you has faith until he loves for his brother what he loves for himself.”

(On causing harm) “don’t cause harm & don’t retaliate with anything greater than initial harm”

(On Virtue and its reward)”If you guarantee me six things (Virtues) on your part I shall guarantee you Paradise : Speak the truth when you talk, keep a promise when you make it, when you are trusted with something fulfill your trust, avoid sexual immorality, lower your gaze (in modesty), and restrain your hands from injustice.”

(On Attitude of Gratitude) “Look to those with a lesser status than you and do not look to those with a higher status, lest the favors of God seem insignificant to you.”

(On Paradise) “No one of you will enter Paradise by his deeds alone.” They asked, “Not even you, O Messenger of Allah?” He said, “Not even me, unless Allah covers me with His Grace and Mercy” Prophet said that God said “I have prepared for My slaves what no eye has seen, no ear has heard and no human heart can imagine”.“Whoever kills a man of Ahl ad-Dhimmah [non-Muslims living under Islaamic state and protection] will not smell the fragrance of Paradise, even though its fragrance can be discerned from a distance of forty years’ travelling.”

(On love & Kindness) The Prophet (peace be upon him) kissed his grandson while Al-Aqra was sitting with him. Al-Aqra said, “I have ten children & have never kissed one of them.” The Prophet cast a look at him & said, “Whoever is not merciful to others will not be treated mercifully” “When God wills good for the members of a household, He instills kindness in them.” ”If one of you loves his brother, he should tell him that he loves him”,”Be kind, for whenever kindness becomes part of something, it beautifies it. Whenever it is taken from something, it leaves it tarnished.” He also said: “Make things simple and do not complicate them. Calm people & do not drive them away.””God did not send me to be harsh, or cause harm, but He sent me to teach (goodness) & make things easy”“He who is deprived of kindness is deprived of goodness”

(On not spending )“It is sufficient sin for a man if he neglects those on whom he is obliged to spend (Family).”

(On visiting the sick) “When the Muslim visits his (sick) Muslim brother, he is harvesting the fruits of Paradise until he returns.”.“Whoever visits a sick person or visits a brother in Islam, a caller cries out to him: ‘May you be happy, may your walking be blessed, & may you occupy a dignified position in Paradise’. “Whoever visits a sick person is plunging into mercy until he sits down, & when he sits down he is submerged in it.”

(On good deeds) “I asked (the Prophet Muhammad’s wife) Aisha which (good) deed was most loved by the Prophet. She said: ‘A deed done continuously.’”

(On supplication/Dua) “Dua /Supplication is the weapon of the believer””If anyone would like to receive an answer from God in times of difficulty, he should make many supplications when times are easy.”.

(On treating servants well) let him feed him the same food as he eats & dress him in the same clothes as he wears, do not overwhelm them with work & if you give them work to do then help them with it.”

(On rights of neighbors) Among the rights of one neighbour over another are the initiation of greetings, visiting him if he is sick, offering condolences if calamity befalls him, congratulating him at times of joy, overlooking his mistakes, concealing his faults, bearing his annoyance with patience, giving him gifts, lending him money if he needs it, lowering one’s gaze from looking at his womenfolk, & guiding him to that which will benefit him in his religious & worldly affairs. The Prophet (pbuh) said: “The best of companions with God is the one who is best to his companion, & the best of neighbours with Him is the one who is best to his neighbour.”, the prophet (Pbuh) also said: “He will NOT enter Paradise from whose harm his neighbor is not safe.” )”(Angel) Gabriel kept on enjoining the good treatment of neighbours to the extent that I thought that he would even include neighbours as heirs.”

(On making peace and reconciliation)“Shall I not tell you something that is better than the status of (voluntary) fasting, (voluntary) prayer & (voluntary) charity?” They said: “Yes.” He said: “Restoring peace between two contending people, since a dispute between the two is destructive to both.”

(On maintaining good relations with mankind)“Do NOT hate one another, do NOT envy one another, do NOT turn away from one another. Be, O slaves of God, brothers. It is NOT permissible for a Muslim to forsake his brother for more than three days.”

(On wisdom) “A wise man is the one who calls himself to account ( for his own faults and refrains from doing evil deeds) and does noble deeds to benefit him after (his) death; and the foolish person is the one who subdues himself to his (worldly) temptations and desires and seeks from God the fulfillment of his vain desires”.

(On having the right intentions)” Actions will be judged (by God) by their (real) intentions (So watch them).

(On Character)” (just) By his good character, a believer will attain the degree of one who prays during the night and fasts during the day.”

(On Richness)”Being rich does not mean having a great amount of property, but [it] is being content [with what one has].”

(On replaying debts) “If a person is in debt, he tells lies when he speaks, and breaks his promises when he promises.” “the best among you are those who repay their debts handsomely.”” If the one able to repay delays repaying his debt, then it is injustice”

(On replaying debts) “If a person is in debt, he tells lies when he speaks, and breaks his promises when he promises.” “the best among you are those who repay their debts handsomely.”

(On Envy) “Beware of Envy, because Envy consumes (Destroys) the virtues just as fire consumes firewood”.”Envy is not permitted except in two cases: (Envy) of a person who God has given wealth and he spends it in the right way, and (envy of) a person who God has given wisdom and he gives his decisions accordingly and teaches it to others.”

(On wealth and Blessing)”Wealth consists of various kinds of treasures, and those treasures (all) have keys. Blessed is the man whom God has made a key for good & a lock for evil.”

(On Forgiving)”Whoever suffers an injury and forgives (without any sort of compensation), God will raise his status to a higher degree and remove one of his sins.”

(On the Best of humans)”Shall I tell you who are the best among you?…The best of you are those who when seen are a means of God being brought to mind.”

(On ethics of fighting a just war)”Do not kill women, children, the old and non combatants, and do not harm the crops and the trees”

(On human killings) “A time will come when the murderer will not know why he has committed the murder, and the victim will not know why he has been killed.”

(On God’s way of judging humans)”God does not judge you according to your bodies and appearances, but He looks into your hearts and observes your deeds.”

(On outward Honesty devoid of inward sincerity) “a person who will face severe punishment on Judgment day as saying: “I enjoined others to do good, but did not do it myself, and I forbade them to do evil, but did it myself.”

(On Hellfire) “The fire which sons of Adam burn is only one-seventieth part of the Fire of Hell. His Companions said: By Allah, even ordinary fire would have been enough (to burn people). Thereupon he said: its 69 times in excess of (the heat of) fire in this world each of them being equivalent to their heat”

(On Justice) “The just and fair will be seated on chairs of light before God. Such people are those who decide with justice and deal justly in matters relating to their families & other affairs entrusted to them” “Help your brother, whether he is an oppressor or he is oppressed.” People asked, “It is right to help him if he is oppressed, but how should we help him if he is an oppressor?” The Prophet said, “By preventing him from oppressing others.” The Prophet also stated that God said: “O My servants, I have forbidden oppression for Myself and have made it forbidden amongst you, so do not oppress one another.” He also said” To administer justice between two people is charity.”, “Be just with your children; be just with your children.”

(On Lying) “Lying leads to wickedness, wickedness leads to hellfire”

(On disease and cure)”There is no disease that God has created, except that He has also created its treatment.”

(On adopting Moderation in religiosity) “Religion is very easy and whoever overburdens himself in his religion will not be able to continue in that way. So you should not be extremists, but try to be near to perfection and receive the good tidings that you will be rewarded; and gain strength (to be righteous) by worshipping (God) in the mornings, and the nights.”

(On repentance / Seeking Forgiveness from God) “Feeling regret is repentance and the one who repents is similar to he who has no sin at all” “Turn to Allāh, O people, offer (sincere) repentance and seek His forgiveness. I myself offer repentance to Allāh a hundred times a day.” “Allāh the Almighty said: O Son of Ādam, so long as you call upon Me and ask of Me, I shall forgive you for what you have done, and I shall not mind. O son of Ādam, were your sins to reach the clouds of the sky and were you then to ask for forgiveness of Me, I would forgive you; O son of Ādam, were you to come to Me with sins nearly as great as the earth and were you then to face Me, ascribing no partner to Me, I would bring you forgiveness nearly as great as it”.

(On haste) “Ability to act in a calm composed manner is (a blessing) from Allah, whereas acting in haste is following satan”.

(On hypocrisy) “Among the worst of people is the one with two faces; he who comes with one face to these and another face to those.” “Hypocrites will be in the lowest pit of hellfire” “There are four characteristics, whoever has all of them is a true hypocrite (among Muslims), and whoever has one of them has one of the qualities of a hypocrite until he gives it up: when he is trusted, he betrays; when he speaks, he lies; when he makes a promise, he breaks it; and when he disputes, he resorts to abuse & slander.”

(On Modesty/shyness) : ”Verily, there is a (special) morality of every religion. And the (special) morality of Islam is modesty.””Verily, amongst the words people have obtained from the sayings of the past prophets is that when you are immodest (unashamed) then do whatever you desire (It means this is so bad that now it doesn’t matter whatever other evil you do)”“Modesty is part of Imaan and Imaan is in paradise and obscenity is part of hard-heartiness, and it is in hell”

(On signs of the Last day, and there are many other signs of end times apart from these few signs or predictions) “The last hour will not come before time shortens, a year being like a month, a month like a week, a week like a day, a day like an hour, and an hour like the kindling of a fire.”/“When honesty is lost, then wait for the Hour (Doomsday)’ A beduoin then replied, “How will that be lost?” The Prophet said, – When the power or authority comes in the hands of unworthy leaders, then wait for the Hour (Doomsday.) “From among the portents of the Hour are (the following):. Religious knowledge will be taken away (by the death of learned believers). (Religious) ignorance will prevail. Drinking of Alcoholic drinks (will be excessive). − There will be prevalence of open illegal sexual intercourse. Women will increase in number and men will decrease in number so much so that fifty women will be looked after by one man., Money will overflow amongst you (Arabs)”“Before the Last Hour there will be great liars, so beware of them”/“Women would dress like men”/“Men would dress like women”/“women would be dressed and yet be naked”/ “Homosexuality would be commonplace (and openly practiced)”/” “A slave woman would give birth to her master”(Parents will be slaves to their own children, or surrogate mothers or rented wombs will be common) “Naked barefooted shepherds (Arabs) would compete with one another in the construction of high-rise buildings” It (dooms day) will not come until you see ten (major) signs. And (in this connection) he made a mention of the ‘smoke’ (natural calamity), ‘Emergence of Anti Christ (One eyed Religious leader)’, the ‘beast’, the ‘rising of the sun from the west’, the ‘descent of Jesus Christ, son of Mary’, ‘Gog and Magog (will emerge)’, ‘sinkings of the earth in three places, one in the east, one in the west and one in Arabia’ at the end of which ‘fire would burn forth from Yemen, and would drive people to the place of their assembly’ (i.e., the place on earth where mankind will be assembled and the dead resurrected back to life by God for their final judgment).”

SOURCE : Bukhari, Muslim, Tirmidhi, Abu Dawood, Nasai, Musnad Ahmed, Baihaqi.

What they say about Islaam, the Qur’aan and Muhammad

What they say about Islaam, the Qur’aan and Muhammad

What they say about Islaam, the Qur’aan and Muhammad

“Islam is the fastest-growing religion in America, a guide and pillar of stability for many of our people…” HILLARY RODMAN CLINTON, Los Angeles Times, May 31, 1996, p.3

Already more than a billion-people strong, Islam is the  world’s fastest-growing religion.  ABCNEWS, Abcnews.com

“Islam is the fastest-growing religion in the country.” NEWSDAY, March 7, 1989, p.4

“Islam is the fastest-growing religion in the United States…” NEW YORK TIMES, Feb 21, 1989, p.1

Moslems are the world’s fastest-growing group…” USA TODAY, The population referance bureau, Feb. 17, 1989, p.4A

“Muhammed is the most successful of all Prophets and religious personalities. ”  Encyclopedia Britannica

“There are more Muslims in North America then Jews Now.” Dan Rathers, ABCNEWS

“Islam is the fastest growing religion in North America.” TIMES MAGAZINE

“Islam continues to grow in America, and no one can doubt that!”  CNN,  December 15, 1995

“The religion of Islam is growing faster than any other religion in the world.” MIKE WALLACE, 60 MINUTES

“Five to 6 million strong, Muslims in America already outnumber Presbyterians, Episcopalians, and Mormons, and they are more numerous than Quakers, Unitarians, Seventh-day Adventists, Mennonites, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and Christian Scientists, combined. Many demographers say Islam has overtaken Judaism as the country’s second-most commonly practiced religion; others say it is in the passing lane.”  JOHAN BLANK,  USNEWS (7/20/98)

“In fact, religion experts say Islam is the second-largest religion in the United  States… Islam has 5 million to 6 million members, followed by Judaism, with approximately 4.5 million….. And Islam is believed to be fastest-growing religion in the country, with half its expansion coming from new immigrants and the other half from conversions.”  By ELSA C. ARNETT Knight-Ridder News Service

Professor Keith Moore, one of the world’s prominent scientists of anatomy and  embryology.  University of Toronto, Canada It has been a great pleasure for me to help clarify statements in the Qur’aan  about human development. It is clear to me that these statements must have come to Muhammad from God, or ‘Allah’, because almost all of this knowledge was not discovered until many centuries later. This proves to me that Muhammad must have been a messenger of Allah.

“But Islam has a still further service to render to the cause of humanity. It stands after all nearer to the real East than Europe does, and it possesses a magnificent tradition of inter-racial understanding and cooperation.  No other society has such a record of success uniting in an equality of status, of opportunity, and of endeavours so many and so various races of mankind . . . Islam has still the power to reconcile apparently irreconcilable elements of race and tradition.  If ever the opposition of the great societies of East and West is to be replaced by cooperation, the mediation of Islam is an indispensable condition.  In its hands lies very largely the solution of the problem with which Europe is faced in its relation with East.  If they unite, the hope of a  peaceful issue is immeasurably enhanced.  But if Europe, by rejecting the cooperation of Islam, throws it into the arms of its rivals, the issue can only be disastrous for both.”  –H.A.R. Gibb, WHITHER ISLAM, London, 1932, p. 379.

“It (Islam) replaced monkishness by manliness.  It gives hope to the slave, brotherhood to mankind, and recognition of the fundamental facts of human nature.”  –Canon Taylor, Paper read before the Church Congress at Walverhamton, Oct. 7, 1887; Quoted by Arnoud in THE PREACHING OF ISLAM, pp. 71-72.

The founder of twenty terrestrial empires and of one spiritual empire, that is Muhammed. As regards all standards by which human greatness may be measured, we may well ask, is there any man greater than he? ” Lamartine, Historie de la Turquie, Paris 1854, Vol. 11 pp. 276-2727

“If a man like Muhammed 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

“How, for instance, can any other appeal stand against that of the Moslem who, in approaching the pagan, says to him, however obscure or degraded he may be ‘Embrace the faith, and you are at once equal and a brother.’ Islam knows no color line.” (S. S. Leeder, VEILED MYSTERIES OF EGYPT)

Professor William W. Hay is one of the best known marine scientists in the United  States. satellite photography and  emote-sensing techniques. Professor Hay replied: I find it very interesting that this sort of information is in the ancient  scripture of the Holy Qur’aan, and I have no way of knowing where they would come from, but I think it is extremely interesting that they are there and that this work is going on to discover it, the meaning of some of the passages. Professor Hay: Well, I would think it must be the divine being!

Professor Yushudi Kusan: Director of the Tokyo Observatory,
I can say, I am very mush impressed by finding true astronomical facts in the Qur’aan.

Professor Alfred Kroner who is one of the world’s most famous geologists
“Thinking about many of these questions and thinking where Muhammad came from, he was after all a bedouin. I think it is almost impossible that he could have known about things like the common origin of the universe, because scientists have only found out within the last few years with very complicated and advanced  technological methods that this is the case.

Dr. T.V.N. Persaud is a Professor of Anatomy and Head of the Department of Anatomy, and a professor of Pediatrics and Child Health, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.   He is the author or editor of 25 books, and has published over 181 scientific papers. In 1991, he received the most distinguished award presented in the field of anatomy in Canada. “It seems to me that Muhammad was a very ordinary man. He could not read or write. In fact, he was illiterate. We are talking about 1400 years ago. You have someone who was illiterate making profound pronouncement and statements and are amazingly accurate  about scientific nature. I personally cannot see how this could be mere chance. There are too many accuracy’s and, like Dr. Moore, I have no difficulty in my mind in concerning that this is a divine inspiration or revelation which led him to these statements.”

Joe Leigh Simpson, Professor of Obstetrics and  Gynecology at the North Western University in Chicago in the United States of America.    Professor Simpson said: It follows, I think, that not only is there no conflict between genetics and religion, but in fact religion can guide science by adding revelation to some traditional scientific approaches. That there exists statements in the Qur’aan shown by science to be valid, which supports knowledge in the Qur’aan having been derived from Allah.

Professor Palmer a scientist from the U.S.
We need research into the history of early Middle Eastern oral traditions to know whether in  fact such historical events have been reported. If there is no such record, it strengthens the belief that Allah transmitted through Muhammad bits of his knowledge that we have only discovered for ourselves in recent times. We look forward to a continuing dialogue on the topic of science in the Qur’aan in the context of geology. Thank you very much.

Professor Tagata Tagasone, formerly Head of the Department of Anatomy and Embryology at the University of Shiang Mai in Thailand. He is now the Dean of the College of the Medicine at the University.    From my studies and from what I have learned throughout this conference, I believe that everything that has been recorded in the Qur’aan 1400 years ago must be the truth, that can be proved by the scientific means. Since the Prophet Muhammad could neither read nor write, Muhammad must be a messenger who relayed this truth which was revealed to him as an enlightenment by the One Who is an eligible Creator. This Creator must be Allah, or Allah. Therefore, I think this is the time to say ‘Laa ilaaha illallah’, that there is no Allah to worship except Allah, ‘Muhammad Rasool  Allah’, Muhammad is messenger of Allah…

Professor Armstrong, Scientist works at NASA, I am impressed that how remarkably some of the ancient writings seem to correspond  to modern and recent Astronomy. There may well have to be something beyond what we understand as ordinary human experience to account for the writings that we have seen.

Professor Dorja Rao, It is difficult to imagine that this type of knowledge was existing at that time, around 1400 years back. May be some of the things they have simple idea about, but do describe those things in great detail is very difficult. So, this is definitely not a simple human knowledge.

“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.

“No other society has such a record of success in uniting in an equality of status, of opportunity and endeavour so many and so varied races of mankind. The great Muslim communities of Africa, India and Indonesia, perhaps also the small community in Japan, show that Islam has still the power to reconcile apparently irreconcilable elements of race and tradition. If ever the opposition of the great societies of the East and west is to be replaced by cooperation, the mediation of Islam is an indispensable condition.” (H.A.R. Gibb, WHITHER ISLAM, p. 379)

The nation’s claim to be a Christian country is about to meet its first challenge: the number of  practising Muslims is set to overtake Anglican Christians….  There has also been a number of high-profile conversions to Islam from Christianity. These include Mike Tyson, the former world champion boxer; Chris Eubank, the British middleweight boxing champion, who has changed his name to Hamdan; and Cat Stevens, the pop musician, who calls himself Yousef Islam…. Prince Charles courted controversy earlier this year when he reaffirmed his claim that when he succeeds the throne, he does not wish to be the defender of only the Christian faith.   Rajeev Syal and Christopher Morgan   Sunday Times (London, U.K.)

“I have studied him – the wonderful man – and in my opinion far from being an anti-Christ he must be called the saviour of humanity. ”      George Bernard Shaw in “The Genuine Islam”

“Muhammad, the inspired man who founded Islam, was born about A.D. 570 into an Arabian tribe that worshipped idols.  Orphaned at birth, he was always particularly solicitous of the poor and needy, the widow and the orphan, the slave and the downtrodden.  At twenty, he was already a successful businessman, and soon became director of camel caravans for a wealthy widow.  When he reached twenty-five, his employer, recognizing his merit, proposed marriage.  Even though she was fifteen years older, he married her, and as long as she lived, remained a devoted husband. “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.’  “In all things Muhammad was profoundly practical.  When his beloved son Ibrahim died, an eclipse occurred, and rumours 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, “Islam: The Misunderstood Religion,” in READER’S DIGEST (American edition), May 1955, pp. 68-70.

“In little more than a year he was actually the spiritual, nominal and temporal rule of Medina, with his hands on the lever that was to shake the world.”  John Austin, “Muhammad the Prophet of Allah,” in T.P. ‘s and Cassel’s Weekly for 24th September 1927.

“Everything made so much sense. This is the beauty of the Qur’an; it asks you to reflect and reason….When I read the Qur’an further, it talked about prayer, kindness and charity. I was not a Muslim yet, but I felt the only answer for me was the Qur’an and God had sent it to me.” Cat Stevens (YusufIslam), former British pop star.

“Four years after the death of Justinian, A.D. 569, was born at Mecca, in Arabia the man who, of all men exercised the greatest influence upon the human race . . . Mohammed . . . ” John William Draper, M.D., L.L.D., A History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, London 1875, Vol.1, pp.329-330

“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.

“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

Ahmed Versi, editor of the weekly Muslim News, said the growth of Islam has been constant:  “The younger generation of Muslims that I have encountered is becoming more aware of its  Muslim identity and is therefore practising its faith with vigour.”

“The extinction of race consciousness as between Muslims is one of the outstanding achievements of Islam and in the contemporary world there is, as it happens, a crying need for the propagation of this Islamic virtue…” (A.J. Toynbee, CIVILIZATION ON TRIAL, New York, p. 205)

“Sense of justice is one of the most wonderful ideals of Islam, because as I read in the Qur’an I find those dynamic principles of life, not mystic but practical ethics for the daily conduct of life suited to the whole world.”  –Lectures on “The Ideals of Islam;” see SPEECHES AND WRITINGS OF SAROJINI NAIDU, Madras, 1918, p. 167.

“History makes it clear however, that the legend of fanatical Muslims sweeping through the world and forcing Islam at the point of the sword upon conquered races is one of the most fantastically absurd myths that historians have ever repeated.”  –De Lacy O’Leary, ISLAM AT THE CROSSROADS, London, 1923, p. 8.

“The Muslim community is much more aware of its religion and the use that religion plays within  its community.”  Dr Peter Brierley, executive director of the Christian Research Association, a London-based charity

“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 possess that assimilating capacity to the changing phase of existence which can make itself appeal to every age.  I have studied him – the wonderful man and in my opinion for from being an anti-Christ, he must be called the Saviour of Humanity.  I believe that if a man like him 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.”  –G.B. Shaw, THE GENUINE ISLAM, Vol. 1, No. 81936.

“A growing number of Muslims in America, more than 40 percent  are African-American,” Charles Bierbauer, from the Senior Washington Correspondent

“The extinction of race consciousness as between Muslims is one of the outstanding achievements of Islam, and in the contemporary world there is, as it happens, a crying need for the propagation of this Islamic virtue.” –A.J. Toynbee,  CIVILIZATION ON TRIAL, New York, 1948, p. 205.

“The rise of Islam is perhaps the most amazing event in human history. Springing from a land and a people like previously negligible, Islam spread within a century over half the earth, shattering great empires, overthrowing long established religions, remoulding the souls of races, and building up a whole new world – world of Islam.

“The closer we examine this development the more extraordinary does it appear.  The other great religions won their way slowly, by painful struggle and finally  triumphed with the aid of powerful monarchs converted to the new faith.  Christianity had its Constantine, Buddhism its Asoka, and Zoroastrianism its Cyrus, each lending to his chosen cult the mighty force of secular authority.  Not so Islam.  Arising in a desert land sparsely inhabited by a nomad race previously undistinguished in human annals, Islam sallied forth on its great adventure with the slenderest human backing and against the heaviest material odds.  Yet Islam triumphed with seemingly miraculous ease, and a couple of generations saw the Fiery Crescent borne victorious from the Pyrenees to the Himalayas and from the desert of Central Asia to the deserts of Central Africa.”  –A.M.L. Stoddard, quoted in ISLAM – THE RELIGION OF ALL PROPHETS, Begum Bawani Waqf, Karachi, Pakistan, p. 56.

“I am not a Muslim in the usual sense, though I hope I am a “Muslim” as “one surrendered to God,” but I believe that embedded in the Quran and other expressions of the Islamic vision are vast stores of divine truth from which I and other occidentals have still much to learn, and ‘Islam is certainly a strong contender for the supplying of the basic framework of the one religion of the future.'”  –W. Montgomery Watt, ISLAM AND CHRISTIANITY TODAY, London, 1983, p. ix.

‘I believe in One God and Mohammed the Apostle of God,’ is the simple and invariable profession of Islam.  The intellectual image of the Deity has never been degraded by any visible idol; the honours of the prophet have never transgressed the measure of human virtue, and his living precepts have restrained the gratitude of his disciples within the bounds of reason and religion.”  –Edward Gibbon and Simon Ocklay, HISTORY OF THE SARACEN EMPIRE, London, 1870, p. 54.

“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.

“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.

“The doctrine of brotherhood of Islam extends to all human beings, no matter what color, race or creed. Islam is the only religion which has been able to realize this doctrine in practice. Muslims wherever on the world they are will recognize each other as brothers.” Mr. R. L. Mellema, Holland, Anthropologist, Writer and Scholar.

“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.

“The essential and definite element of my conversion to Islam was the Qur’an. I began to study it before my conversion with the critical spirit of a Western intellectual …. There are certain verses of this book, the Qur’an, revealed more than thirteen centuries ago, which teach exactly the same notions as the most modern scientific researches do. This definitely converted me.”
Ali Selman Benoist, France, Doctor of Medicine.

“I have read the Sacred Scriptures of every religion; nowhere have I found what I encountered in Islam: perfection. The Holy Qur’an, compared to any other scripture I have read, is like the Sun compared to that of a match. I firmly believe that anybody who reads the Word of Allah with a mind that is not completely closed to Truth, will become a Muslim.” Saifuddin Dirk Walter Mosig, U. S.A.

“The universal brotherhood of Islam, regardless of race, politics, color or country, has been brought home to me most keenly many times in my life — and this is another feature which drew me towards the Faith.” Col. Donald S. Rockwell, U.S.A. Poet, Critic and Author.

“Medieval Islam was technologically advanced and open to innovation. It achieved far higher literacy rates than in contemporary Europe;it assimilated the legacy of classical Greek civilization to such a degree that many classical books are now known to us only through Arabic copies.  It invented windmills ,trigonometry, lateen sails and made major advances in metallurgy, mechanical and chemical engineering and irrigation methods. In the middle-ages the flow of technology was overwhelmingly from Islam to Europe rather from Europe to Islam. Only after the 1500’s did the net direction of flow begin to reverse.”  (pg 253) Jared Diamond a world renowned UCLA sociologist, and physiologist won the Pulitzer Prize for his book: “Guns, Germs, and Steel.”

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