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Non-Muslims’ view of the Prophet, Glorious Qur’an

“I believe in One God, and Muhammad, 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 honors 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 Ockley, History of the Saracen Empire, London 1870, p.54
“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. 122
“Four years after the death of Justinian, A.D. 569, was born at Mecca (Makkah), in Arabia the man who, of all men exercised the greatest influence upon the human race…Muhammad…”
– John William Draper, M.D., LL.D., A History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, London 1875, Vol. 1, pp. 329-330
“I doubt whether any man whose external conditions changed so much ever changed himself less to meet them.”
– R.V.C. Bodley, The Messenger, London, 1946, p.9
“That his (Muhammad’s) reforms enhanced the status of women in general is universally admitted.”
– H.A.R. Gibb, Mohammedanism, London 1953, p.33].
“In little more than a year he was actually the spiritual, nominal and temporal ruler of Medina (Madina), 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 Sept. 24, 1927
“Next to the Bible, it (the Qur’an) is the most esteemed and most powerful religious book in the world.”
– J. Christy Wilson, Introducing Islam, New York 1950, p.30 “It is (the Qur’an) more read than any other book in the world. The Christian Bible may be a world best-seller, but nearly 250 million followers of the Prophet Muhammad read or recite long sections of Alcoran (The Qur’an) five times a day, every day of their lives, from the time they can talk.”
– Charles Francis Potter: The Faiths Men Live By, Kingswood, Surrey 1955, p.81 “Well then, if the Koran (Qur’an) were his (Prophet Muhammad – peace be upon him) own composition other men could rival it. Let them produce ten verses like it. If they could not (and it is obvious that they could not), then let them accept the Koran (Qur’an) as an outstanding evidential miracle.”
– H.A.R. Gibb, Mohammedanism, Calcutta 1931, p.4
“So there has been no opportunity for any forgery or pious fraud in the Koran (Qur’an), which distinguishes it from almost all other important religious works of ancient times…. It is exceedingly strange that this illiterate person (Prophet Muhammad – peace be upon him) should have composed the best book in the language.”
– Basanta Coomar Bose, Mohammedanism, Calcutta 1931, p.4].
“The picture of the Muslim soldier advancing with sword in one hand and the Koran (Qur’an) in the other is quite false.”
– A.S. Tritton, Islam, London 1951, p.21
“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
– Taken from K.S. Ramakrishna Rao’s “Muhammad The Prophet of Islam.”
 
   
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