Non-Muslim’s Well known scientists sayings about Prophet Muhammad PBUH
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Thomas Carlyle, the Scottish historian said:
“They call him a prophet, you say? Why, he stood there face to face with them, here, not enshrined in any mystery, visibly clouting his own cloak, cobbling his own shoes, fighting, counseling, ordering in the midst of them. They must have seen what kind of a man he was, let him be called what ye like. No emperor with his tiaras was obeyed as this man in a cloak of his own clouting. During three and twenty years of rough, actual trial, I find something of a veritable hero necessary for that of itself. “
Reverend Professor William Montgomery Watt said:
His readiness to undergo persecution 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. To suppose Muhammad as 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.
Reverend Bosworth Smith said:
“If ever a man ruled by a divine right, 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” .
Washington Irving said:
” His military triumphs awakened no pride nor vain glory as they would have done had they been effected by selfish purposes. In the time of his greatest power he maintained the same simplicity of manner and appearance as in the days of adversity. So far from affecting regal state, he was displeased if, on entering a room, any unusual testimonial of respect was shown to him” .
Wolfgang Goethe, the German Poet said: “I looked into history for a human paradigm and found it to be in Muhammad”.
George Bernard Shaw said:
I have always held the religion of Muhammad in high estimation because of its wonderful vitality. It is the only religion which appears to possess that assimilating capability to the changing phases of existence which make itself appeal to every age – I have prophesized about the faith of Muhammad that it would be acceptable tomorrow as it is beginning to be acceptable to the Europe of today. Medieval ecclesiastics, either through ignorance or bigotry, painted Muhammadanism in the darkest colours. They were, in fact, trained to hate both the man Muhammad and his religion. To them, Muhammad was an anti-Christ. 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.
Professor Keith Moore said:
It is clear to me that these statements must have come to Muhammad from God, or Allah, because most of this knowledge was not discovered until many centuries later. This proves to me that Muhammad must have been a messenger of God, or Allah.
Annie Besant said:
It is impossible for anyone who studies the life and character of the great Prophet of Arabia, who knew how he taught and how he lived, to feel anything but reverence for the 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 reread them, a new way of admiration, a new sense of reverence for that mighty Arabian teacher.
Dr. Gustav Weil said:
Muhammad was a shining example to his people. His character was pure and stainless. His house, his dress, his food – they were characterized by a rare simplicity. So unpretentious was he that he would receive from his companions no special mark of reverence, nor would he accept any service from his slave which he could do for himself. He was accessible to all at all times. He visited the sick and was full of sympathy for all. Unlimited was his benevolence and generosity as also was his anxious care for the welfare of the community.
Edmund Burke said:
The Muhammadan law, which is binding on all from the crowned head to the meanest subject, is a law interwoven with a system of the wisest, the most learned and the most enlightened jurisprudence that ever existed in the world.
The Prophet(pbuh) was of a slightly above-average height. He was fair in complexion with a rosy tinge. His hair was black and wavy but stopped short of curling and was between his ear lobes and shoulders. Sometimes he would part his hair at the middle while at other times he would keep it braided. His face was radiant “as if the sun were following its course across and shining from his face” said one companion.
The Prophet(pbuh) had the physique of a powerful man. He had long muscular limbs, large joints and a wide girth. The Prophet(pbuh) would walk briskly with a forward-leaning gait, moving with a strength of purpose. Men would tire trying to keep up with him. When he spoke, he would turn his whole body giving full attention to the one addressing him and showing complete concern to what was being said.
He was free of pride and children would playfully lead him through the streets of Madinah whilst grasping his finger.
He(pbuh) said: “He who does not show mercy to our young, and honour our old, is not from us.” (Abu Dawud)
Hadhrat Ali(R.A), cousin and son-in-law to the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said of him: “He was the last of the Prophets, the most giving of hearts, the most truthful, the best of them in temperament and the most sociable. Whoever unexpectadly saw him would stand in awe of him, and ever accompanied him and got to know him would love him. Those describing him would say: ‘I have never seen anyone before or after him who was comparable to him.'”
Aishah(R.A) said of him: “He always joined in household chores and would at times mend his clothes, repair his shoes and sweep the floor. He would milk, tether and feed his animals.” (Sahih Bukhari)
“Indeed in the Messenger of Allah you have an excellent example to follow for whoever hopes in Allah and the Last Day and remembers Allah much.” (The Holy Qur’an, Chapter 33, Verse 21)
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Posted on August 18, 2012, in Articles, Prophet Mohammad (Peace be up on him), Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and tagged Annie Besant, Bosworth Smith, Dr. Gustav Weil, Edmund Burke, George Bernard Shaw, Goethe Institute, Mohamed, Professor Keith Moore, Professor William Montgomery Watt, Reverend Professor William Montgomery Watt, Science, Scottish historian, Thomas Carlyle, Thomas Carlyle the Scottish historian, Washington Irving, Well known scientists sayings about prophet Muhammad PBUH, William Montgomery Watt, Wolfgang Goethe, Wolfgang Goethe the German Poet. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.