Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) As seen by scholars:
"It was he who purified Arabia of idolatry and released it from foreign bondage. It was he who substituted an inviolable and inviolate system of law in place of blood-revenge, law of might and caprice. It was he who laid down the law for all times. It was he who softened the hard log of slaves, and showed a paternal care for the poor, the orphan and widow. It was he who assigned a share to them in the poor-tax".
"Prophets, the most wanted guides of the mankind, were unfortunately, or rather ironically, the least recorded persons in history. Hence people in general are in utter confusion to identify their Prophesied in the read perspective. For example, the great "Prophet Jesus", despite having millions of followers was very scantily recorded in the history. But, fortunately, the life and mission of Prophet Muhammad is very clearly documented in history".
"By the force of his extraordinary personality, Muhammed revolutionized life in Arabia and throughout the east. With his own hands he smashed ancient idols and established a religion dedicated to one God. He lifted women from the bondage in which desert customs held them and preached general social justice".
JAMES A.MICHENER - Reader's Digest American Edition May 1955 Page 68-70)
Prophet Muhammad declared by reminding the Muslims that the women have rights over men", just as men have rights over them" Prophet Muhammad not only gave the women the "dignity" they deserved by raising their status, but also informed them that they have a right to own property, In Islam woman can own property and can engage in and conduct their "own business". This is reformation of the highest order
- Radiance "THE PROPHET WHO CHANGED THE WORLD Page: 90, Special Edition)
"Mohammad maintains to the end , the role of Prophet to which he was called about 23 years ago. It is with a heart as stout as ever, that he waits his end. He shows none of the weakness of a man when confronted with death nor does he for moment lose any of the strength of character or will, that has been dominant features of his career. In his last moments, he still proves himself on of those extraordinary men who are born to change the face of the world and unchain humanity to the chariots".
L.K.GAUBA ("The Prophet of the Desert").

"It is not the weapon, but the 'man' behind the weapon, that wins the war. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) developed human beings who were the real weapon and force. The principle of war, "High morale" is best witnessed in the life of prophet and his followers, who always faced superior enemy qualitatively in terms of means and quantitatively in both in terms of men and material. He came out victorious in Badr, Uhad, Kaiber, and Tabouk. It was the quality of man which he prepared that resulted in providing the best possible leadership during his times and the times of khula-fe-a-Rashideen (First four Caliphs of Islamic Empire), when Muslim forces moved in all possible directions in the world to propagate Islam and peace to mankind".
- Military Expert - Lt.Col. S.S.M.D.Nahri In "Prophet Muhammad the greatest Conqueror".

"Whether it acknowledges or not, humanity owes a great "debt of gratitude to "Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)" and the holy Quran for stimulating man's inductive thoughts and reasoning and cleaning the concept of God of polytheistic and idolatrous taints with which men had smeared it. A God, Creator and Sustainer of the world the most compassionate and Merciful, All powerful, Omnipresent, Omniscient, besides Whom there is no other God. "Knowledge and thought became the way of the world, with the very first revolution to the last Prophet of God.
'Read with the name of your Lord, who created; created man from a clot; read, and your Lord is the most bounteous, Who taught with pen; taught man what he did not know' ".

ATHAR HUSSAIN ("Prophet Mohammad and his Mission")

"Among all the conquerors and law givers of the world there is not a single instance to be seen whose anecdotes of life have been recorded with so much precision, authenticity and details as that of Muhammad

- JOHN DEVENPORT (An apology for Muhammad and the Koran).

"It is often said that Muhammad was the only great religious leader to live in the full light of history, meaning that his life and works are known to us in details, recorded by himself and by contemporaries whose works survive"

- HOTMAS W.LIPPMAN ("Understanding Islam - An introduction to the Muslim World).
"They (Muhammad's critics) see fire instead of light, ugliness instead of good. They distort and present every good quality as a great vice. It reflects their own depravity… the critics are blind. They cannot see that the only 'sword Muhammad wielded was the sword of mercy, compassion, friendship and forgiveness - the sword that conquers enemies and purifies their hearts. His sword was sharper than the sword of steel.
- Pundit GYANANDRA DEV SHARMA SHASTRI, at a meeting in Gorakhpur (India). 1928.

"If greatness of purpose,
smallness of means
and astounding results"

are the criteria of human genius, who could dare to compare any great man in modern history with Muhammad?

The most famous men created arms, laws and empires only. They founded, if anything at all, no more than material powers which often crumbled away before their eyes. This man Muhammad moved not only armies, legislations, empires, peoples and dynasties, but millions of men.

On the basis of a Book, every letter of which has become law, he created a spiritual nationality which blended together peoples of every tongue and of every race..

Philosopher, Orator, Apostle, Legislator, Warrior, Conqueror of ideas, Restorer of rational beliefs, of a cult without images; 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 ("Historic de la Turquie, Parise 1854, VoII PP.276-277)

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