Similarly Annie Besant in her book, The Life and Teachings of Muhammadwrites:“ It is impossible for anyone who studies the life and character of the greatProphet of Arabia, who knows how he taught and how he lived , to feelanything but reverence for that mighty Prophet, one of the great messengersof the Supreme , ”In the same vein Gandhi wrote in one of the issues of Young India in 1924 thathe wanted to know how the Prophet ruled the hearts of millions and millions of people . For an answer to this curiosity he studied the biography of theProphet and it led him to this conclusion :“I became more than ever convinced that it was not the sword that won aplace 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 pledges,his intense devotion to his friends and followers , his intrepidity, hisfearlessness, his absolute trust in God and in his own mission.”If these undoubtedly sincere people did not accept Islam the blame does notlie on them but on us, Muslims, who have failed to establish the truth of Islamthrough our conduct and behaviour. Like the proverbial harsh-toned muazzinof Mawlana Jalal al – Din Rumi ( RA) we have only scared away people from thepath of Islam .Mawlana Ubaid -ul-lah Sindhi (RA ) is said to have travelled to Russia, theerstwhile Soviet Union in the making , at the hey - day of the OctoberRevolution . The Revolution was still in the process of completion. MawlanaSindhi thought it was the appropriate time to meet Lenin , the leader of theRevolution and to explain to him the blessings of Islam , the religion of peaceand mercy. If he could be convinced, Islam could find a place where it could bepractised and the whole world would stand illuminated.