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    Do You Know This Man?

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    Do You Know This Man?

    History has recorded the appearance and deeds of many religious
    leaders: Moses, Jesus Christ, Zoroaster, and Abraham, to name just a
    few. There have also been many self-proclaimed prophets and messengers,
    each of whom has claimed to bring a divine revelation for mankind. Some
    have proven to be false, and others have been forgotten. But there is
    one religious leader who stands alone, an unlettered man who
    transmitted a revelation from God that literally changed the course of
    history and the destinies of a major portion of mankind: Muhammad, the
    Prophet and Messenger of God.

    ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANNICA confirms: "...a mass of detail in the early
    sources shows that he was an honest and upright man who had gained the
    respect and loyalty of others who were likewise honest and upright
    men." (Vol. 12) B

    ERNARD SHAW said about him: "He must be called the Savior 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 much-needed peace and happiness." (The Genuine Islam,
    Singapore, Vol. 1, No. X 1936)

    He was by far the most remarkable man that ever set foot on this earth.
    He preached a religion, founded a state, built a nation, laid down a
    moral code, initiated numerous social and political reforms,
    established a powerful and dynamic society to practice and represent
    his teachings, and completely revolutionized the worlds of human
    thought and behavior for all time to come.

    "HIS NAME IS MUHAMMAD" May the Peace of God Be upon Him (PBUH) Born in
    Arabia in the year 570 CE, Muhammad started his mission of preaching
    Islam, the religion of truth and the submission of man to one God, at
    the age of forty and died at the age of sixty-three. During the short
    twenty-three year period of his prophet hood, Muhammad (PBUH) changed
    the entire Arabian peninsula forever. Within the space of one
    generation, the vast majority of people went from paganism and idolatry
    to devout and strict monotheism, from tribal quarrels and wars to
    national solidarity and cohesion, from drunkenness and debauchery to
    sobriety and piety, from lawlessness and anarchy to a lifestyle
    characterized by discipline, from moral bankruptcy to the highest
    standards of moral excellence.

    Human history has never seen such a complete transformation of a people
    or a place before or since-and just imagine that all of these
    unbelievable wonders took place in just over two decades and because of
    the efforts of one man. The renowned historian Lamartine, when speaking
    on the essentials of human greatness, wonders: "If greatness of
    purpose, smallness of means and astounding results are the three
    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
    moved not only armies, legislation, empires, peoples and dynasties but
    millions of men in one-third of the then-inhabited world; and more than
    that, he moved the altars, the gods, the religions, the ideas, the
    beliefs and souls.... his forbearance in victory, his ambition, which
    was entirely devoted to one idea and in no manner striving for an
    empire; his endless prayers; his mystic conversations with God; his
    death and his triumph after death; all these attest not to an imposture
    but to a firm conviction which gave him the power to restore a dogma.
    This dogma was two-fold: the unity of God and the immateriality of
    God-the former telling what God is, the latter telling what God is not;
    the one overthrowing false gods with the sword, the other starting an
    idea with the words. 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?" (Lamartine: Histoire de la Turquie, Paris, 1854Vol.11, pp
    276- 277).

    The world has had its share of great personalities. But these were
    one-sided figures who distinguished themselves in only one or two
    fields, such as religious thought or military leadership. The lives and
    teachings of these great personalities are shrouded in the mists of
    time. There is so much speculation about the time and place of their
    birth, the mode and style of their life, the nature and detail of their
    teachings, and the degree and measure of their success or failure that
    it is impossible for humanity to reconstruct accurately the lives and
    teachings of these men. Not so this man The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)
    accomplished so much in so many fields of human thought and behavior in
    the fullest blaze of human history. Every detail of his private life
    and public utterances has been accurately documented and faithfully
    preserved to our day. The authenticity of the records so preserved are
    vouched for not only by the faithful followers but even by his
    prejudiced critics. Muhammad (PBUH) was a religious teacher, a social
    reformer, a moral guide, an administrative colossus, a faithful friend,
    a wonderful companion, a devoted husband, a loving father-all in one.
    No other man in history ever excelled or equaled him in any of these
    different aspects of life- but it was only for the selfless personality
    of Muhammad (PBUH) to achieve such incredible perfection.

    Mahatma Gandhi, speaking on the character of Muhammad (PBUH), says in
    Young India: "I wanted to know the best of one who holds today
    undisputed sway over the hearts of millions of mankind....I became more
    than 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 his
    pledges, his intense devotion to his friends and followers, his
    intrepidness, 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 2nd volume (of the
    Prophet's biography) I was sorry there was not more for me to read of
    the great life."

    Thomas Carlyle, in his Heroes and Hero-worship, was simply amazed as to
    "how one man single-handedly could weld warring tribes and wandering
    Bedouins into a most powerful and civilized nation in less than two
    decades."

    Diwan Chand Sharma wrote: "Muhammad was the soul of kindness and his
    influence was felt and never forgotten by those around him. " (D. C.
    Sharma, The Prophets of the East, Calcutta 1935, pp. 12)

    Edward Gibbon and Simon Ockley, speaking on the profession of Islam
    write: "I believe in one God, and Mahomet, a 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 honor of the
    Prophet has never transgressed the measure of human virtues; and his
    living precepts have restrained the gratitude of his disciples within
    the bounds or reason and religion." (History of the Saracen Empires,
    London, 1870, p. 54).

    Muhammad was nothing more or less than a human being But he was a man
    with a noble mission, one which was to unite all human beings on the
    worship of the one and only God and to teach them the way to honest and
    upright living based on the commands of God. He always described
    himself as "a servant and messenger of God," and every single one of
    his actions proclaimed loudly the truth of this phrase. Speaking on the
    aspect of equality before God in Islam, the famous Indian poetess
    Sarojini Naidu says: "It was the first religion that preached and
    practiced democracy for, in the mosque when the call for prayer is
    sounded and worshippers are gathered together, the democracy of Islam
    is embodied five times a day when the peasant and king kneel side by
    side and proclaim: "God Alone is Great." I have been struck over and
    over again by this indivisible unity of Islam that makes man
    instinctively a brother. (S. Naidu, "Ideals of Islam," vide Speaches ~
    Writings, Madras, 1918, p. 169).

    In the words of Prof. Hurgronje: "The League of Nations founded by the
    prophet of Islam put the principle of international unity and human
    brotherhood on such universal foundations as to show candle to other
    nations ... the fact is that no nation of the world can show a parallel
    to what Islam has done towards the realization of the idea of the
    League of Nations." The world has not hesitated to raise to divinity
    individuals whose lives and missions have been lost in legend.
    Historically speaking, none of these legends achieved even a fraction
    of what Muhammad accomplished. And all of his striving was for the sole
    purpose of uniting mankind for the worship of the one God on the codes
    of moral excellence. Muhammad or his followers never at any time
    claimed that he was a son of God, a God-incarnate, or a man having a
    divine nature-he always was and is even today considered as only a
    human messenger chosen by God.

    Michael H. Hart, in his recently published book on the rating of
    individuals who have contributed towards the benefit and upliftment of
    mankind writes: "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 levels. (M H.
    Hart, The 100: A Ranking of the Most Influential Persons in History,
    New York, 1978, pp. 33)

    Today even after a lapse of fourteen century, the life and teachings of
    Muhammad(PBUH) have survived without the slightest loss, alteration, or
    interpolation. They offer the same undying hope for treating mankind's
    many ills that they did when he was alive. This is not a claim of
    Muhammad's followers but also the inescapable conclusion reached by a
    critical and unbiased study of human history. Maybe it is time for you
    to get to know this outstanding person who has influenced the life of
    billions of people over the last fourteen hundred years. He could also
    change your life.

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