Sunday, May 23, 2010

Muhammad (pbuh) - the Greatest !

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 (pbuh) ?

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 (pbuh) moved not only armies, legislation, empires, peoples and dynasties, but millions of men; and more than that the altars, the gods, the religions, the ideas, the beliefs and the souls.

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

The idea of the unity of God, proclaimed amidst the exhaustion of fabulous theologies, was in itself such a miracle that upon its utterance from his(pbuh) lips it destroyed all the ancient superstitions....

His(pbuh) endless prayers, his(pbuh) mystic conversations with God, his(pbuh) death and his (pbuh) triumph after death: all these attest not to an imposture but to a firm conviction which gave him(pbuh) the power to restore a dogma.

This dogma was twofold, the unity of God and the immateriality of God; the former telling what God is, the latter telling what God is not...

...."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 Muhammad (pbuh).

As regardless all standards by which human greatness may be measures, we may well ask, is there any man greater than he(pbuh) ?

(Lamartine, Historie de la Turquie, Paris 1854, Vol II pp. 276 - 277)


  1. No none was or will be greater,kinder,merciful person on mankind.
    These western loonies can never really understand our respect and unearthly love for him(pbuh).

    Al the words in all the languages seem to be short of tributing his personality.
    Nice & Timely post.

  2. Dear Hamza...

    Thank you so much. And I am happy that you got the point.

    Thank you so much.

    I am honored.

  3. I was wondering.
    Doesn't the Quran ask us to respect all the prophets equally and not make any distinctions between them?

    Surely, God sent equally amazing prophets with amazing personalities before Mohammad peace be upon him. Abraham, who was one of the earliest to introduce monotheism under God's command, in the most severe atmosphere of worshipping idols and polytheism, before Christianity or Judaism were even born.

    I have my utmost respect for the Prophet Mohammad peace be upon him, but I know that he, of all people, being the noble and mystic being you just beautifully described him to be, would want us to love all the prophets equally, for they, too, moved the hearts and souls of many men, regardless of how each of their nations have a few who messed it up. We, Muslims, have those kind of people too.

    The prophets are our guidelines, not our lords. The reason God sent prophets was so that we can be guided by a carefully selected example, so that we have the ability to become like them, not just ponder over their incredible nature. If God wanted, He could've just sent His Angels down to us and make life normal for the prophets. But He chose men. Men we could be like, if you really really want to.

  4. hmm..Dear I am happy to have you on my blog...

    Thank you so much for coming and giving such nice comment.

    Dear Dee.Dee....I also respect all the Prophets (pbu them) as Allah sent them to help unite again and to find Allah's way. my post I never exaggrate anything...why would I...?

    Why would I be shameful to say what Allah HIMSELF had said in HIS Book....???

    "And Most Centainly,
    Thou (O Muhammad)
    Art of most sublime
    And exalted Character.

    Holy Qu'ran 68:4)

    And also :

    And have We not raised high the esteem (in which) thou 10 Muhammad art held??

    Normally, it is quite natural for anyone to love, praise, idolize or hero-worship ones leader, be it guru, saint or prophet: and very often we do.

    However, the piece of writing on which you couldn't help but to comment is not from my pen...written by Thomas Carlyle, a Frenchman by the name of Lamartine wrote the history of Turks in 1854.

    I hope I have made myself clear and my comment will give you think about the post in slightly different way.

    Thank you so much for coming...I am honored.