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Muhammad thc Grcatcst
by Ahmcd Dccdat
Chaptcr 1
"And nosl ceilainIy, lhou (O Muhannad) aie of
nosl sulIine and exaIled chaiaclei." (HoIy Qui´ân,
68:4)
Hnw thc TnpIc Arnsc
Aloul len yeais ago, a dislanl cousin of nine - Mi.
Mohaned Mehlai Iaiooki gave ne a lyped
quolalion ly lhe Iiench hisloiian, Lanailine. The
quolalion |A delaiIed exposilion of lhe quolalion
viII le found on page 38j puipoiled lo piove lhal
Muhannad (pluh), lhe Iiophel of IsIan, vas lhe
giealesl nan lhal evei Iived. Mi. Mehlai vas in lhe
halil of passing infoinalion on lo ne, leIieving
lhal I nighl pul lhe sane lo sone good use al lhe
piopei line and pIace. ßefoie lhis he had
piesenled ne vilh "The CaII of lhe Minaiel," an
expensive look viillen ly (ßishop Kennelh
Ciagg). ßy anaIysing lhis look I discoveied lhe
nasleifuI deceil of lhe Chiislian OiienlaIisls.
Lanailine's liilule lo oui piophel inspiied ne and
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I had a gieal desiie lo shaie his lhoughls aloul oui
Nali vilh ny MusIin lielhien. The oppoilunily
lo do so vas nol Iong in coning.
I ieceived a phone caII fion lhe MusIin
connunily in Dannhausei, a snaII lovn in
Noilhein NalaI, vho veie oiganising a liilhday
ceIelialion of lhe HoIy Iiophel. They inviled ne
lo give a Iecluie on lhal auspicious occasion. So I
deened il an honoui and a piiviIege, I ieadiIy
agieed. When lhey inquiied, in viev of lheii
adveilising needs, as lo lhe suljecl of ny Iecluie, I
suggesled on lhe inspiialion fion Lanailine,
"Muhammad (pbuh) thc Grcatcst."
REPEATED LET-DOWN5
On ny aiiivaI in Dannhausei, I noliced a Iol of
posleis adveilising lhe neeling vhich in essence
said lhal Deedal vouId le Iecluiing on lhe suljecl
"MUHAMMAD THL CRLAT" I vas sonevhal
disheailened and, on inquiiing vas loId lhal lhe
change in lhe lilIe vas due lo a piinlei's eiioi.
Sone lvo nonlhs Ialei, I gol anolhei, siniIai
invilalion. This line fion lhe MusIin connunily
of Iieloiia lhe adninislialive capilaI of Soulh
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Afiica. The suljecl I had nooled vas lhe sane -
"Muhammad (pbuh) thc Grcatcst." To ny disnay
lhe lopic vas again changed lo "MUHAMMAD
THL CRLAT." IdenlicaI ieasons and excuses veie
given. ßolh lhese incidences happened in Soulh
Afiica, ny ovn counliy. ßul, Iel ne give you one
noie exanpIe of oui infeiioiily conpIex - so nuch
pail of lhe sickness of lhe Unnah.
U5A NO DIFFERENT
On ny Iecluie loui of lhe nighly Uniled Slales in
1977, I discoveied lhal oui soIdieis in lhe Nev
WoiId aIso had feel of cIay. Oul of lhe nany sad
expeiiences I have had, I lhink lhal lhis one viII
suffice lo piove lhe poinl. The MusIins of
IndianapoIis veie advised lo oiganise a Iecluie foi
ne on lhe suljecl "Whal lhe ßilIe says aloul
Muhannad (pluh)" They agieed lo adveilise jusl
lhal, lul lheii linidily did nol peinil lhen lo do
so.They lhoughl lhe lopic vas loo piovocalive, so
lhey, in lheii visdon (`), loned il dovn lo "A
IROIHLT IN THL ßIßLL." A IifeIess, insipid lilIe
you viII no doull agiee. Which Hindu, MusIin,
Chiislian oi }ev vouId le inliigued lo allend`
Whal does "A IROIHLT" nean` To nosl A
IROIHLT neans ANY IROIHLT, and vho
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vouId le inleiesled in allending a neeling vheie
jusl any piophel in lhe ßilIe vas delaled` }ol,
}oeI, }onah, Lzia, LIisha, LzekieI aie jusl a fev of
lhe nany nenlioned in lhe ßilIe. As vas lo le
expecled lhe allendance Iefl nuch lo le desiied.
INFERIORITY COMPLEX
Whal is lhe cause of lhis sickness` This
infeiioiily conpIex` "Yes!" We aie an
enascuIaled peopIe. Dynanisn has leen
viinged oul of us, nol onIy ly oui enenies lul
ly oui ovn spiiilIess fiiends. We even daie nol
iepeal AIIah's Ovn leslinony iegaiding his
leIoved - And Mnst CcrtaIn!y, Thnu (O
Muhammad) Arc nf mnst sub!Imc And
Exa!tcd Charactcr. (Hn!y Qur'ân 68:4)
THE MO5T INFLUENTIAL
NoinaIIy, il is quile, naluiaI foi anyone lo Iove,
piaise, idoIize oi heio-voiship ones Ieadei, le il a
guiu, sainl oi piophel: and veiy oflen ve do.
Hovevei, if I veie lo iepioduce heie vhal gieal
MusIins have said oi viillen aloul oui iIIusliious
piophel, il couId le pIayed dovn as exaggeialion,
fancy oi idoIizalion ly lhe sceplics and lhe
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opponenls of IsIan. Theiefoie, aIIov ne lo quole
unliased hisloiians, fiiendIy ciilics and even
avoved enenies of lhal nighly Messengei of Cod
- Muhannad (peace le upon hin). If lhe liilules
of lhe non-MusIins do nol louch youi heails, lhen
you aie in lhe viong failh. Opl oul of IsIan! Theie
is aIieady loo nuch deadvood on lhe "ship" of
IsIan.
In iecenl lines, a look has leen pulIished in
Aneiica lilIed "Thc 100," oi lhe Top One hundied,
oi lhe Ciealesl Hundied in Hisloiy. A ceilain
MichaeI H. Hail, desciiled as a hisloiian,
nalhenalician and asliononei has viillen lhis
noveI look. He has seaiched hisloiy, seeking foi
nen vho had lhe giealesl infIuence on nankind.
In lhis look he gives us The hundied nosl
infIuenliaI nen, incIuding Asoka, AiislolIe,
ßuddha, Confucius, HilIei, IIalo, and Zoioaslei.
He does nol give us a neie chail of lhe lopnosl
"nnc hundrcd" fion lhe poinl of viev of lheii
infIuence on peopIe, lul he evaIuales lhe degiee of
lheii infIuence and iales lhen in oidei of lheii
exceIIence fion No. 1, lhiough lo No. 1OO. He
gives us his ieasons foi lhe pIacing of his
candidales. We aie nol asked lo agiee vilh hin,
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lul ve cannol heIp adniie lhe nan's ieseaich and
honesly.
The nosl anazing lhing aloul his seIeclion is lhal
he has pul oui Nali-e-Kaieen, lhe HoIy Iiophel
Muhannad (peace le upon hin) as No. 1, lhe fiisl
of his "1OO!" Thus confiining, unknovingIy, Cod' s
Ovn leslinony in His IinaI ReveIalion lo lhe
WoiId:
"MOST CLRTAINLY, YOU HAVL IN THL
MLSSLNCLR OI ALLAH AN LXCLLLLNT
IATTLRN (OI ßLHAVIOUR)" (HoIy Qui´ân
33:21)
JE5U5 ( PBUH) Nn. 3!
Hail pIacing lhe Iiophel of IsIan as No. 1, has
naluiaIIy pIeased lhe MusIins. ßul his choice as
shocked lhe Non-MusIins, noie speciaIIy lhe }evs
and lhe Chiislians, vho considei lhis as an affionl.
Whal` }esus (peace le upon hin) No. 3 and Moses
(peace le upon hin) No. 4O! This is foi lhen veiy
difficuIl lo slonach, lul vhal says Hail` Lel us
heai his aigunenls -
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SINCL THLRL ARL ROUCHLY TWICL |The Ialesl
eslinale is lhal lheie aie one lhousand niIIion
MusIins in lhe voiId and one lhousand lvo
hundied niIIion Chiisliansj AS MANY
CHRISTIANS IN THL WORLD, IT MAY
INITIALLY SLLM STRANCL THAT
MUHAMMAD HAS ßLLN RANKLD HICHLR
THAN }LSUS. THLRL ARL TWO IRINCIIAL
RLASONS IOR THAT DLCISION.
FIR5T, MUHAMMAD ILAYLD A IAR MORL
IMIORTANT ROLL IN THL LVLLOIMLNT OI
ISLAM THAN }LSUS DID IN THL
DLVLLOIMLNT OI CHRISTIANITY.
ALTHOUCH }LSUS WAS RLSIONSIßLL IOR
THL MAIN LTHICAL AND MORAL IRLCLITS
OI CHRISTIANITY (INSOIAR AS THLSL
DIIILRLD IROM }UDAISM), ST. IAUL WAS
THL MAIN DLVLLOILR OI CHRISTIAN
THLOLOCY, ITS IRINCIIAL
PRO5ELYTIZER, AND THE AUTHOR OF A
LARGE PORTION OF THE NEW TE5TAMENT.
MUHAMMAD, HOWLVLR, WAS RLSIONSIßLL
IOR ßOTH THL THLOLOCY OI ISLAM AND
ITS MAIN LTHICAL AND MORAL IRINCIILLS.
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IN ADDITION, HL ILAYLD THL KLY ROLL IN
IROSLLYTIZINC THL NLW IAITH, AND IN
LSTAßLISHINC THL RLLICIOUS IRACTICLS
OI ISLAM.
MichaeI H. Hail in his look - "THL 1OO"-pages
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PAUL THE FOUNDER OF CHRI5TIANITY
Accoiding lo Hail, lhe honoi foi founding
Chiislianily is lo le shaied lelveen }esus (peace
le upon hin) and Sl. IauI. The Iallei he leIieves lo
le lhe ieaI foundei of Chiislianily.
I cannol heIp agieeing vilh Hail. Oul of lhe lolaI
of 27 ßooks of lhe Nev Teslanenl, noie lhan haIf
is aulhoied ly IauI. As opposed lo IauI, lhe
Maslei has nol viillen a singIe void of lhe
lvenly-seven looks. If you can Iay youi hands on
vhal is caIIed "'A Red Lellei ßilIe," you viII find
eveiy void aIIeged lo have leen ulleied ly }esus
(peace le upon hin) - in ied ink and lhe iesl in
noinaI lIack ink. Don'l le shocked lo find lhal in
lhis so caIIed "InjeeI," lhe CospeI of }esus, ovei
ninely peicenl of lhe 27 ßooks of lhe Nev
Teslanenl is piinled in lIack ink!
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This is lhe candid Chiislian confession on vhal
lhey caII lhe "InjeeI." In acluaI any confionlalion
vilh Chiislian nissionaiies, you viII find lhen
quoling one hundied peicenl fion IauI.
NO ONE FOLLOW5 JE5U5 (PBUH) }esus (peace
le upon hin) said, "If you Iove ne, keep ny
connandnenls." (}ohn 14:15)
Hc saId furthcr, Whosoeter therefore sha|| break
one of these |east commandments, and sha|| teach
men so, he sha|| be ca||ed the |east ln the klngdom
of heaten . . ." (Matthcw 5:19)
Lveiy Chiislian conlioveisiaIisl asks you queslion,
"Do you keep lhe Iavs and lhe connandnenls`"
viII ansvei, "No!" If you ask fuilhei, "Why don'l
you`" He viII if he is a ßilIe-lhunpei, invaiialIy
iepIy, "The Iav is naiIed lo lhe cioss!" Meaning lhe
Iav is done avay vilh. "We aie nov Iiving undei
giace!"
Lveiy line you piod hin vilh vhal his Loid and
Maslei (pluh) had said, he viII confionl you vilh
sonelhing fion Coinilhians, CaIalians, Lphesians,
IhiIippians, elc. If you ask, "Who aie lhey`" You
viII heai, 'IauI, IauI, and IauI!" "Who is youi
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naslei`" you queslion, and he viII say, "}esus!" ßul
he viII evei and anon conliadicl his ovn }esus
(pluh) ly his IauI!
No Ieained Chiislian viII evei dispule lhe facl lhal
lhe ieaI foundei of Chiislianily is Sl. IauI.
Theiefoie, MichaeI H. Hail lo le faii, had lo pIace
}esus (peace le upon hin), in sIol nunlei lhiee.
WHY IROVOKL YOUR CUSTOMLR` This
pIacing of Chiisl in lhe nunlei lhiee spol ly
MichaeI H. Hail poses a veiy seiious queslion foi
us. Why vouId an Aneiican pulIish a look of 572
pages in Aneiica and seIIing in Aneiica foi $15
each, go oul of his vay lo piovoke his polenliaI
ieadeis` Who viII luy his looks` SuieIy, nol lhe
Iakislanis and lhe ßangIadeshis, neilhei lhe Aials
noi lhe Tuiks! Lxcepl foi a fev copies heie and
lheie, lhe oveivheIning nunlei of his cusloneis
viII le fion lhe 25O niIIion Chiislians and lhe 6
niIIion }evs of Aneiica. Then vhy did he piovoke
his cusloneis` Did he nol heai lhe diclun - "thc
custnmcr Is a!ways rIght!" Of couise he did. Then
vhy his daiing choice. ßul lefoie I cIose lhis
episode of Hail, I viII aIIov hin lo nake his one
Iasl apoIogy foi his "leneiily."
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"MY CHOICL OI MUHAMMAD TO LLAD THL
LIST OI THL WORLD'S MOST INILULNTIAL
ILRSONS MAY SURIRISL SOML RLADLRS
AND MAY ßL QULSTIONLD ßY OTHLRS, ßUT
HL WAS THL ONLY MAN IN HISTORY WHO
WAS SUIRLMLLY SUCCLSSIUL ON ßOTH THL
RLLICIOUS AND SLCULAR LLVLL." MichaeI H.
Hail "Thc 100: A RankIng nf thc Mnst Inf!ucntIa!
Pcrsnns In HIstnry", Nev Yoik: Hail IulIishing
Conpany, Inc., 1978, p.33.
WHO WERE HI5TORY'5 GREAT LEADER5
TIME, JULY 15, 1974
The voiId fanous "Tine" caiiied lhe alove iulic
on ils fionl covei. Inside lhe nagazine veie
nuneious essays as lo 'What makcs a grcat
!cadcr?' 'Thrnughnut hIstnry, whn qua!IfIcs?'
TIML asked a vaiiely of hisloiians, viileis,
niIilaiy nen, lusinessnen and olheis foi lheii
seIeclions. Lach gave his candidale accoiding lo
his "Iighl" as oljecliveIy as is hunanIy possilIe,
depending on one's ovn avaieness and piejudice.
WHO KNOW5 DR. 5ALAZAR?
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Il is ny halil and pIeasuialIe duly lo lake non-
MusIins on a guided loui of lhe Iaigesl nosque in
lhe Soulhein Henispheie - "Thc Jumma MasjId"
Duilan.
On one occasion I vas hosling a Ioiluguese
coupIe, a husland and vife lean. Al sone slage
duiing lhe discussion lhe Ioiluguese genlIenan
said lhal "Dr. 5a!azar was thc grcatcst man In thc
wnr!d!" I did nol delale lhe poinl vilh hin as I
peisonaIIy knev IillIe aloul Di. SaIazai excepl lhal
he vas a one line diclaloi of IoilugaI aIleil lo
nany a gieal lenefacloi lo his nalion. My pooi
visiloi vas, hovevei, speaking accoiding lo his
ovn knovIedge, poinl of viev and piejudice.
MUHAMMAD (PEACE BE UPON HIM) CAN
NOT BE IGNORED!
Anong lhe conliilulois lo lhe "TImc," il seens
lhal none couId ignoie Muhannad (peace le
upon hin).
WILLIAM McNEILL, a Uniled Slales hisloiian, of
lhe Univeisily of Chicago, iecoids:
"II YOU MLASURL LLADLRSHII ßY IMIACT,
THLN YOU WOULD HAVL TO NAML }LSUS,
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ßUDDHA, MUHAMMAD, CONIUCIUS, THL
CRLAT IROIHLTS OI THL WORLD ..."
McNeiII does nol go inlo delaiIs, noi does he give
us any expIanalion as lo vhy he pIaced }esus
(peace le upon hin) fiisl and Muhannad (peace
le upon hin) nunlei lhiee. Ieihaps il vas ly
foice of halil. Il is veiy IikeIy lhal McNeiII is a
Chiislian. Hovevei, ve viII nol aigu e vilh hin.
Then cones -
JAME5 GAVIN, desciiled as a Uniled Slales
ainy nan, a ieliied Iieulenanl geneiaI. He says -
"AMONC LLADLRS WHO HAVL MADL THL
CRLATLST IMIACT THROUCH ACLS, I
WOULD CONSIDLR MUHAMMAD, }LSUS
CHRIST, MAYßL LLNIN, IOSSIßLY MAO. AS
IOR A LLADLR WHOSL QUALITILS WL
COULD MOST USL NOW, I WOULD CHOOSL
}OHN I. KLNNLDY."
The CeneiaI does nol say nuch noie, yel ve have
lo saIule hin. Il caIIs foi lienendous foililude lo
pen lhe nane Muhannad lefoie lhal of Chiisl
(peace le upon lhen lolh). Il suieIy, vas no sIip of
lhe pen.
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JULE5 MA55ERMAN, Uniled Slales
psychoanaIysl and piofessoi of lhe Chicago
Univeisily, gives us, unIike lhe olhei conliilulois,
lhe lasis foi naking his seIeclion. He gives us his
ieason foi choosing his giealesl LLADLR of aII
lines. He vanls us lo find oul, vhal ve aie ieaIIy
Iooking foi in lhe nan, lhe quaIilies lhal sels hin
apail. We nay le Iooking foi any sels of quaIilies.
As in lhe case of MichaeI H. Hail, he vas Iooking
foi a peison vieIding lhe MOST InfIuence.
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Hovevei, Masseinan does nol vanl us lo depend
on oui fancies oi piejudices: he vanls lo eslalIish
oljeclive slandaids foi judging, lefoie ve confei
giealness upon anylody.
He says lhal "Leadeis nusl fuIfiII lhiee funclions--"
No. 1 THL LLADLR MUST IROVIDL IOR THL
WLLL-ßLINC OI THL LLAD...
The Ieadei, vhoevei he is, nusl le inleiesled in
youi veIfaie. He nusl nol le Iooking foi niIking
covs foi his ovn gieed Iike lhe Rev. }in }ones of
}oneslovn, Cuyana, of lhe "Suicide CuIl" fane.
You viII ienenlei hin as lhe nan vho
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connilled suicide logelhei vilh 91O of his
foIIoveis, aII al lhe sane line LN MASSL!
The Uniled Slales Coveinnenl vas on his liaiI and
he vas on lhe veige of leing caughl foi ceilain
feIonies. ßul lefoie lhey couId appiehend hin, he
lhoughl il vise lo eIininale hinseIf, logelhei vilh
aII his foIIoveis, so lhal no one vouId le Iefl lo
leslify againsl hin. He Iaced Ienonade vilh cynide
and inspiied his devolees lo diink il, and so lhey
did and lhey aII died in disgiace! In lhe neanline,
il vas discoveied lhal lhe Rev. }in }ones had
saIled avay fifleen niIIion doIIais and slacked il in
his ovn accounl in lanks lhioughoul lhe voiId.
AII his viclins veie his niIking covs and he vas
expIoiling lhen lo salisfy his ovn Iusl and gieed.
Masseinan's heio nusl le found lo lenefil his
sheep, his fIock, and nol hinseIf.
No. 2 THL LLADLR OR WOULD ßL LLADLR
MUST IROVIDL A SOCIAL ORCANIZATION IN
WHICH ILOILL ILLL RLLATIVLLY SLCURL...
UnIike lhe Maixisl, lhe Iacisl, lhe Nazi, lhe Neo-
Nazi lhe Ashkenazi, |The }evs fion Ceinany,
CenliaI Luiope and Laslein Luiope, noslIy fion
Russia vho aie in unIavfuI occupalion of
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IaIesline. Theie is sonelhing piophelic in lhe
nane ilseIf - lhe }evs aie doing lo lhe peopIe of lhe
occupied leiiiloiies exaclIy vhal lhe Nazis did lo
lhen.Whal an iiony!j lhe Zionisl, and lheii feIIov-
liaveIIeis, Iiofessoi Masseinan, in his liief essay
in lhe TIML nagazine, did nol speII lhis oul. ßul
his leIiefs and feeIings aie alundanlIy cIeai. He is
in seaich of a Leadei, vho viII piovide a sociaI
oidei fiee of seIf, and gieed and iacisn: foi aII
lhese "isns" caiiy vilhin lhen lhe seeds of lheii
ovn desliuclion.
Theie's sliII vilh us nuch soiiov and sin,
Injuslice, Oppiession, viong and hale. SliII does
Aiiogance deaden Conscience Rol sliuggIing
souIs of e'en lhe ciunls Of Iily, and nake, of
Ioalhsone fIesh And ciunlIing dusl, faii-seening
IdoIs Ioi voiship. SliII does Ignoiance lIov A
nighly Hoin and liy lo shane Tiue Wisdon. SliII
do nen diive SIaves,
- - Iiolesling snoolhIy lhe end of SIaveiy! SliII
does Cieed devoui lhe sulslance Of heIpIess ones
vilhin hei povei. Nay, noie, - -
lhe fine IndividuaI Voice Is snolheied in lhe
iaucous din Of gioups and Ciovds lhal nadIy
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shoul Whal lhey caII SIogans Nev, - - OId
IaIsehoods Iong disciediled ... AlduIIah Yusuf AIi
No. 3 THAT THIS LLADLR MUST IROVIDL HIS
ILOILL WITH ONL SLT OI ßLLILIS
Il is easy lo laIk of lhe IeIIovship of Iailh and lhe
ßiolheihood of Man, lul in Soulh Afiica loday,
lheie aie a lhousand diffeienl secls and
denoninalions anong lhe Whiles (peopIe of
Luiopean descenl) and lhiee lhousand anong lhe
ßIacks (of Afiican descenl). The While Chuiches in
ny counliy aie Spavning "ßIack" ßishops, fasl, lul
in lhe fiisl lhiee hundied yeais of Luiopean
conquesl, lhey did nol pioduce a singIe ßIack
ßishop. Lven nov, lhe ßIack, lhe While, lhe
CoIoied and lhe Indian cannol piay logelhei in
nosl of lhe Dulch Refoined Chuiches. The halied
lelveen lhe Chiislian secls vas aplIy desciiled ly
lhe Chiislian Lnpeioi }uIian, vho said: "NO
WILD ßLASTS ARL SO HOSTILL TO MAN AS
CHRISTIAN SLCTS IN CLNLRAL ARL TO ONL
ANOTHLR." Syed Anii AIi in his "Spiiil of
IsIan,"- page 1 ii.
Wilh lhe foiegoing lhiee slandaids, Masseinan
seaiches hisloiy and anaIyses Louis Iasleui, SaIk,
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Candhi, Confucius, AIexandei lhe Cieal, Caesai,
HilIei, ßuddha, }esus and lhe iesl, finaIIy coning
lo lhe concIusion lhal - ILRHAIS THL
CRLATLST LLADLR OI ALL TIMLS WAS
MUHAMMLD, WHO COMßINLD ALL THRLL
IUNCTIONS. (and) TO A LLSSLR DLCRLL,
MOSLS DID THL SAML
We cannol heIp naiveIing al Masseinan, lhal as a
}ev he condescends lo sciulinize even AdoIf
HilIei, lhe aich-eneny of his peopIe. He consideis
HilIei lo le a gieal Ieadei. His iace, lhe nighly
Ceinan nalion of 9O niIIion peopIe, vas ieady lo
naich lo desliny oi desliuclion al his lehesl. AIas,
he Iead lhen lo iuin. HilIei is nol lhe queslion. The
queslion is vhy vouId Masseinan, as an
Aneiican }ev, a paid seivanl of lhe Coveinnenl
piocIain lo his counliynen of ovei lvo hundied
niIIion }evs and Chiislians lhal nnt }esus, nnt
Moses lul Muhannad vas "Thc grcatcst Lcadcr
nf a!! tImcs!" ACCOUNT IOR THAT!
WHAT 5AY THE 5CEPTIC5?
MichaeI H. Hail pul Muhannad No. 1 on his Iisl
and his ovn Loid and Savioui }esus Chiisl (pluh)
No. 3. Why` -"Hc was brIbcd!"(`) WiIIian McNeiII
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consideis Muhannad as voilhy of honoui in his
Iisl of lhe fiisl lhiee nanes of his. Why` "Hc was
brIbcd!" (`) }anes Cavin puls Muhannad (peace
le upon hin) lefoie Chiisl (peace le upon hin).
Why` "Hc was brIbcd!" (`) }anes Masseinan
adjudges Muhannad (peace le upon hin) No. 1
and his ovn heio Moses (peace le upon hin) a
cIose second. Why` "Hc was brIbcd!" (`) "ARL WL
TO SUIIOSL THAT ALL THL CLOWINC
ADULATION OI MUHAMMAD (ILACL ßL
UION HIM) WAS A MISLRAßLL IILCL OI
INTLLLLCTUAL LLCLRDLMAIN, HOCUS
IOCUS . . . I, IOR MY IART, CANNOT IORM
ANY SUCH SUIIOSITION ... ONL WOULD ßL
LNTIRLLY AT A LOSS WHAT TO THINK OI
MANKIND AT ALL II QUACKLRY SO CRLW
AND ILOURISHLD IN THL WORLD."
1
Yel lhe scoffeis lenoan anyone vho has anylhing
good lo say aloul Muhannad (peace le upon
hin) oi IsIan AS HAVINC ßLLN ßRIßLD ly lhe
Aials! They aie giving loo nuch ciedil lo ny
lielhien. I iepeal: "It Is pnssIb!c, but It Is
Imprnbab!c!"
Duiing lhe Second WoiId Wai, Noivay pioduced
onIy one "QuisIing." He vas liied foi lieason and
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execuled. Il is unIikeIy lhal Aneiica and lhe
Weslein voiId have jusl ieached puleily lo spavn
a lieed of QuisIings nuiluied ly hol peliodoIIais
fion lhe MiddIe Lasl. IIease do nol denean youi
honesl, couiageous nen, vho vilhoul feai oi
favoui aie piepaied lo suffei olIoquy foi lheii
conviclions. We nusl aII adniie lhen! We can
nov juslifialIy concIude lhal lhe Cod of Meicy,
Who foievei iecognises lhe sinceie effoils of His
seivanls, is onIy fuIfiIIing His Iionise lo
Muhannad (peace le upon hin), His Chosen
Messengei -
"AND HAVL WL NOT RAISLD HICH THL
LSTLLM (IN WHICH) THOU (ARL HLLD)`"
(HoIy Qui´ân 94:4)
A!tcrnatIvc rcndcrIngs:
(a)Have We nol exaIled lhy fane`
(l)And have We nol iaised lhy nane foi lhee`
(c) Have We nol given you high ienovn`
Iiiends and foes aIike, as if ly sone seciel
conpuIsion aie nade lo pay unsoIiciled liilules lo
lhis nighly Messengei of Cod. ßul lhe AInighly
connandeis even lhe deviI inlo His seivice, as He
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had done in lhe line of }esus (peace le upon hin),
(Mallhev 4:1 -11). Lven lhe deviI sonelines
speaks CospeI liulhs. Iiofessoi K. S. Ranakiishna
Rao, a Hindu phiIosophei in his look
"MUHUMMED - Thc Prnphct nf Is!am", quoles
lhe aich-deviI hinseIf, yes, AdoIf HilIei, lo piove
lhe unique giealness of Muhannad (peace le
upon hin). The Iiofessoi, Iike }uIes Masseinan
vho had evaIualed lhe Iiophel of IsIan on lhiee
giounds (see appendix "C" on page 63) aIso sav in
HilIei's "McIn Kamp!" a lhiee faceled jeveI, a iaie
connodily vhich he found in oui heio undei
discussion. Quoling HilIei, he says:
"A CRLAT THLORIST IS SLLDOM A CRLAT
LLADLR. AN ACITATOR IS IAR MORL LIKLLY
TO IOSSLSS THLSL QUALITILS. HL WILL
ALWAYS ßL A ßLTTLR LLADLR. IOR,
LLADLRSHII MLANS THL AßILITY TO MOVL
MASSLS OI MLN. THL TALLNT TO IRODUCL
IDLAS HAS NOTHINC IN COMMON WITH THL
CAIACITY IOR LLADLRSHII." HITLLR
CONTINULS, "THL UNION OI THL THEORI5T,
ORGANI5ER, AND LEADER IN ONL MAN IS
THL RARLST IHLNOMLNON ON THIS LARTH,
THLRLIN CONSISTS CRLATNLSS." IROILSSOR
RAO CONCLUDLS, IN HIS OWN WORDS, "IN
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THE PER5ON OF THE PROPHET OF I5LAM
THE WORLD HA5 5EEN THI5 RARE5T
PHENOMENON ON EARTH, WALKING IN
FLE5H AND BLOOD."
5HARE THE ANGER
ßefoie anyone assaiIs lhe Iiofessoi of undue lias
and "liileiy," Iel ne give lhen a fev noie nanes
of adniieis of Muhannad (peace le upon hin).
1. "MUHUMMAD WAS THL SOUL OI
KINDNLSS, AND HIS INILULNCL WAS ILLT
AND NLVLR IORCOTTLN ßY THOSL AROUND
HIM." A Hindu schoIai - Divan Chand Shaina in
his "Thc Prnphcts nf thc East," CaIculla 1935, p.
122.
2. "IOUR YLARS AITLR THL DLATH OI
}USTINIAN, A.D. 569, WAS ßORN AT MAKKAH,
IN ARAßIA THL MAN WHO, OI ALL MLN
LXLRCISLD THL CRLATLST INILULNCL UION
THL HUMAN RACL ... MUHAMMAD ..." }ohn
WiIIian Diapei, M.D., LLD., in his "A HIstnry nf
thc !ntc!!cctua! Dcvc!npmcnt nf Eurnpc",-
London 1875.
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3. "I DOUßT WHLTHLR ANY MAN WHOSL
LXTLRNAL CONDITIONS CHANCLD SO
MUCH LVLR CHANCLD HIMSLLI LLSS TO
MLLT THLM." R. V. C. ßodIey in "Thc
Mcsscngcr,"- London 1946, p.9.
4. "I HAVL STUDILD HIM - THL WONDLRIUL
MAN - AND IN MY OIINION IAR IROM ßLINC
AN ANTI-CHRIST, HL MUST ßL CALLLD THL
SAVIOUR OI HUMANITY." Ceoige ßeinaid
Shav, in "The Cenuine IsIan,- VoI. 1, No. 81936.
5. "ßY A IORTUNL AßSOLUTLLY UNIQUL IN
HISTORY, MUHAMMAD IS A THRLLIOLD
IOUNDLR OI A NATION, OI AN LMIIRL, AND
OI A RLLICION." R. ßosvoilh-Snilh in
"Muhannad and Muhannadanisn".- 1946.
6. "MUHAMMAD WAS THL MOST
SUCCLSSIUL OI ALL RLLICIOUS
ILRSONALITILS." LncycIopedia ßiilannica, 11lh
Ldilion
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Chaptcr 2
FROM THE HI5TORICAL PA5T
Il is nol difficuIl lo iepioduce a fuilhei dozen oi
noie euIogies ly lhe adniieis and ciilics of
Muhannad (peace le upon hin). Despile aII lheii
oljeclivily, jaundiced ninds can aIvays conjuie up
sone aspeisions. Lel ne lake ny ieadeis deep
dovn in pasl hisloiy
Il vas Iiiday lhe 8lh of May, 184O, lhal is aloul a
hundied and fifly yeais ago, al a line vhen il vas
a saciiIege lo say anylhing good aloul
Muhannad (peace le upon hin), and lhe
Chiislian Wesl vas iained lo hale lhe nan
Muhannad (peace le upon hin) and his ieIigion,
lhe sane vay as dogs veie al one slage liained in
ny counliy lo hale aII lIack peopIe. Al lhal line in
hisloiy, Thonas CaiIyIe, one of lhe giealesl
lhinkeis of lhe pasl cenluiy deIiveied a seiies of
Iecluies undei lhe lhene - "Hcrncs and Hcrn-
wnrshIp."
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DEVELOPED 5ICKNE55
CaiIyIe exposed lhis lIind piejudice of his peopIe
al lhe leginning of his laIk. He nade iefeience lo
one of lhe Iileiaiy gianls a Dulch schoIai and
slalesnan, ly lhe nane of Hugo Ciolius, [Frnm
pagc 57 nf thc bnnk - "On Hcrncs Hcrn-wnrshIp
and thc HcrnIc In HIstnry" by Thnmas Car!y!c,
Lnndnn 1959.] vho had viillen a lillei and
alusive inveclive againsl lhe piophel of IsIan. He
had faIseIy chaiged lhal lhe HoIy Iiophel had
liained pigeons lo pick oul peas fion his eais, so
lhal he couId ly lhis liick lIuff his peopIe lhal lhe
HoIy Chosl in lhe shape of a dove vas ieveaIing
Cod's ReveIalion lo hin, vhich he lhen had lhen
iecoided in his ßilIe lhe Qui´ân. Ieihaps Ciolius
vas inspiied inlo lhis faiiy-laIe fion his ieading of
his ovn HoIy Sciipluies: 'Then, }esus, vhen he had
leen laplized (ly }ohn lhe ßaplisl in lhe }oidan
Rivei), cane up innedialeIy fion lhe valei, and
lehoId, lhe heavens veie opened lo hin, and he
sav lhe Spiiil of Cod Descending Like A Dove and
aIighling upon hin. (Lnphasis added) Mallhev
3:16
WHERE'5 THE AUTHORITY
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Iococke, anolhei iespecled inleIIecluaI of lhe line,
Iike "doulling Thonas" (}ohn 2O:25), vanled pioof
aloul Muhannad (peace le upon hin), lhe
pigeons, and lhe peas` Ciolius ansveied "THAT
THLRL WAS NO IROOI!" He jusl feIl Iike
invenling lhis sloiy foi his audience. To hin and
his audience lhe "pigeons and peas" lheoiy vas
noie pIausilIe lhan lhal of lhe AichangeI diclaling
lo Muhannad (peace le upon hin). These faIsilies
viinged lhe heail of CaiIyIe. He ciied: "THL LILS,
WHICH WLLL-MLANINC ZLAL HAS HLAILD
ROUND THIS MAN, ARL DISCRACLIUL TO
OURSLLVLS ONLY." Thonas CaiIyIe
THE HERO PROPHET
CaiIyIe vas a nan of genius and Cod gifled hin
vilh lhe ail of ailicuIalion. In his ovn vay, he
vanled lo pul lhe iecoids sliaighl. He pIanned lo
deIivei a Iecluie and he chose a veiy piovocalive
lopic "The heio as Iiophel." and he chose lhis
heio-piophel lo le lhe nosl naIigned nan of his
line, "MUHAMMAD (IßUH)!" Nol Moses, David,
SoIonon, oi }esus lul Muhannad! To pIacale his
oveivheIning AngIican (leIonging lo lhe Chuich
of LngIand) feIIov counliynen, he apoIogised -
"AS THLRL IS NO DANCLR OI OUR
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ßLCOMINC, ANY OI US, MAHOMLTANS, I
MLAN TO SAY ALL THL COOD OI HIM I
}USTLY CAN."
In olhei voids he, as veII as his eIile audience
veie fiee fion lhe feai of conveiling lo IsIan, and
couId lake a chance in paying sone conpIinenls
lo Muhannad (peace le upon hin). If he had any
feais iegaiding lhe slienglh of lheii failh, he
vouId nol have laken lhal chance. In an eia of
halied and spile lovaids eveinhing IsIanic and lo
an audience fuII of sceplicisn and cynicisn,
CaiIyIe unfoIded nany a gIoving liulh aloul his
heio - Muhannad (peace le upon hin). To lhe
piaise-voilhy," indeed le piaise. Ioi lhal is vhal
lhe veiy nane Muhannad neans - lhe Iiaised
One - lhe Iiaisevoilhy. Theie aie lines vhen
CaiIyIe uses voids and expiessions, vhich nighl
nol le loo pIeasing lo lhe leIieving MusIin, lul
one has lo foigive hin as he vas vaIking a
cuIluiaI lighliope, and he succeeded eninenlIy. He
Iaid oui heio nany aidenl and enlhusiaslic
liilule, and defended hin fion lhe faIse chaiges
and caIunnies of his enenies, exaclIy as lhe
Iiophel had done in lhe case of }esus (peace le
upon hin) and his nolhei.
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HI5 5INCERITY
I a. "THL CRLAT MAN'S SINCLRITY IS OI THL
KIND HL CANNOT SILAK OI: NAY, I
SUIIOSL, HL IS CONSCIOUS RATHLR OI
INSINCLRITY, IOR WHAT MAN CAN WALK
ACCURATLLY ßY THL LAW OI TRUTH IOR
ONL DAY` NO, THL CRLAT MAN DOLS NOT
ßOAST HIMSLLI SINCLRL, IAR IROM THAT,
ILRHAIS DOLS NOT ASK HIMSLLI II HL IS
SO: I WOULD SAY RATHLR, HIS SINCLRITY
DOLS NOT DLILND ON HIMSLLI: HL
CANNOT HLLI ßLINC SINCLRL!" Heios and
Heio-Woiship, p.59
l. "A SILLNT CRLAT SOUL, HL WAS ONL OI
THOSL WHO CANNOT ßUT ßL IN LARNLST,
WHOM NATURL HLRSLLI HAS AIIOINTLD
TO ßL SINCLRL. WHILL OTHLRS WALK IN
IORMULAS AND HLARSAYS, CONTLNTLD
LNOUCH TO DWLLL THLRL, THIS MAN
COULD NOT SCRLLN HIMSLLI IN IORMULAS,
HL WAS ALONL WITH HIS OWN SOUL AND
THL RLALITY OI THINCS . . . SUCH
SINCLRITY, AS WL NAMLD IT, HAS IN VLRY
TRUTH SOMLTHINC OI DIVINL. THL WORD
OI SUCH A MAN IS A VOICL DIRLCT IROM
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NATURL'S OWN HLART. MLN DO AND MUST
LISTLN TO THAT AS TO NOTHINC LLSL, - - -
ALL LLSL IS WIND IN COMIARISON." Heios
and Heio-Woiship, p.71
In his Ienglhy speech, CaiIyIe did nol have lhe
oppoilunily lo infoin his audience aloul lhe
souices of his infeiences. I nay fuinish jusl one
incidenl fion lhe Iife of lhe Iiophel. An incidence
vhich iefIecls lhe highesl degiee of his sinceiily in
iecoiding a ReveIalion in lhe HoIy Qui´ân even if
il seens lo iepiove hin foi sone naluiaI and
hunan zeaI.
ADMONITION A5 REVEALED
Il vas in lhe eaiIy days of his nission in Makkah.
Muhannad (peace le upon hin) vas deepIy
engiossed in liying lo vean lhe Ieadeis of lhe
pagan Quiaish lo his leachings. AppaienlIy one of
lhen vas giving hin an allenlive heaiing vhen a
pooi lIind nan ly lhe nane Of AlduIIah Iln
Unn-1- Maklun liied lo laige in inlo lhe
discussion and vanling lo diav allenlion lo
hinseIf. The lIessed Iiophel said nolhing, lul a
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lhoughl venl lhiough his nind (vhy don'l you
have a IillIe palience, can'l you see (sense) lhal
lecause of youi inpalience I nighl Iose lhese
cusloneis). I leIieve lhal Iessei nen, sinneis and
sainls, viII nol le queslioned foi such Iapses, lul
nol so foi Muhannad (peace le upon hin). Did
nol Cod choose hin and honoui hin vilh lhal
Iofly slalus as iecoided` And Mnst CcrtaIn!y
Thnu (O Muhammad) Arc nf Mnst sub!Imc And
Exa!tcd Charactcr.
(Hn!y Qur'ân 68:4 )
HE FROWNED
WhiIsl in lhe nidsl of lhe conveisalion vilh his
pagan feIIov liilesnen, Cod AInighly sends
CaliieI, lhe AngeI of ReveIalion, vilh lhis
adnonilion:
(THL IROIHLT) IROWNLD AND TURNLD
AWAY, ßLCAUSL THLRL CAML TO HIM HL
ßLIND MAN (INTLRRUITINC). ßUT WHAT
COULD TLLL THLL THAT ILRCHANCL HL
MICHT CROW (IN SIIRITUAL
UNDLRSTANDINC)` OR THAT HL MICHT
RLCLIVL ADMONITION, AND THL TLACHINC
MICHT IRORT HIM` HoIy Qui´ân 8O:1-4
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The hoIy Iiophel (peace le upon hin) had
naluiaIIy disIiked lhe inleiiuplion. Ieihaps lhe
pooi nan's feeIings veie huil. ßul he vhose genlIe
heail evei synpalhised vilh lhe pooi and lhe
affIicled, gol nev Lighl (ReveIalion) fion his Loid,
and vilhoul lhe Ieasl hesilalion, he innedialeIy
pulIished il foi aII eleinily! SulsequenlIy, eveiy
line he nel lhis lIind nan, he ieceived hin
giaciousIy and lhanked hin lhal on his accounl
lhe Loid had ienenleied hin. Duiing
Muhannad's (peace le upon hin) alsences fion
Madinah, lhe lIind nan vas nade lhe Coveinoi
of lhe Cily lvice. Such vas lhe sinceiily and
gialilude of CaiIyIe's Heio Iiophel.
HI5 FIDELITY
2. "IT IS A ßOUNDLLSS IAVOUR. HL NLVLR
IORCOT THIS COOD KADI}AH. LONC
AITLRWARDS, AYLSHA HIS YOUNC
IAVOURITL WIIL, A WOMAN WHO INDLLD
DISTINCUISHLD HLRSLLI AMONC THL
MOSLLMS, ßY ALL MANNLR OI QUALITILS,
THROUCH HLR WHOLL LONC LIIL, THIS
YOUNC ßRILLIANT AYLSHA WAS, ONL DAY,
QULSTIONINC HIM.'NOW AM NOT I ßLTTLR
THAN KADI}AH` SHL WAS A WIDOW, OLD,
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AND HAD LOST HLR LOOKS: YOU LOVL ML
ßLTTLR THAN YOU DID HLR`' 'NO, ßY
ALLAH!' ANSWLRLD MAHOMLT: 'NO, ßY
ALLAH! SHL ßLLILVLD IN ML WHLN NONL
LLSL WOULD ßLLILVL. IN THL WHOLL
WORLD I HAD ßUT ONL IRILND, AND SHL
WAS THAT!... Heios and Heio-Woiship, p. 76 Il
vouId have leen easiei lo iepeI lhe lenplalion of
lhe deviI lhan lo succunl lo lhe ego of a young,
Ioving, liiIIianl and leaulifuI vife Iike Iady
Ayesha Siddique. Why nol Iel hei heai lhe sofl
soolhing laIn of fIalleiy-, il viII nol hain anyone.
Lven lhe souI of ßili Khadijah, lhe nolhei of lhe
IailhfuI, vouId Iook Iighl-heailedIy al lhe iuse.
Theie is no shanning, no innocenl "vhile Iies"
vilh Muhannad (peace le upon hin). Tiails of
lhis kind shov us lhe genuine nan, liolhei of us
aII, lioughl visilIe lhiough fouileen cenluiies, - - -
lhe veiilalIe son of oui connon nolhei.
'AL AMEEN. THE FAITHFUL'
3 a. "A MAN OI TRUTH AND IIDLLITY, TRUL
IN WHAT HL DID, IN WHAT HL SIAKL AND
THOUCHT. THLY NOTLD THAT HL ALWAYS
MLANT SOMLTHINC. A MAN RATHLR
TACITURN IN SILLCH, SILLNT WHLN THLRL
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WAS NOTHINC TO ßL SAID, ßUT ILRTINLNT
WISL, SINCLRL, WHLN HL DID SILAK,
ALWAYS THROWINC LICHT ON THL
MATTLR. THIS IS THL ONLY SORT OI SILLCH
WORTH SILAKINC!" Heios and Heio-Woiship,
p. 69
l. "MAHOMLT NATURALLY CAVL OIILNCL
TO THL KORLISH, KLLILRS OI THL KAAßAH,
SUILRINTLNDLNTS OI THL IDOLS. ONL OR
TWO MLN OI INILULNCL HAD }OINLD HIM:
1. ¨THL THINC SIRLAD SLOWLY, ßUT IT WAS
SIRLADINC, NATURALLY HL CAVL OIILNCL
TO LVLRYßODY."|The }evs haled lhe Iiophel:
lhe Chiislians haled lhe Iiophel: lhe mushrIks
(lhe IoIylheisls) haled lhe Iiophel, and lhe
MunafIqccn (lhe hypociiles) haled lhe Iiophel. Il
is lhe naluie of IaIsehood lo hale lhe Tiulh. Lighl
disnisses Daikness, lul daikness does nol lake
kindIy lo Iighl. j Heios and Heio-Woiship, p. 77 c.
"NOT A MLALYMOUTHLD MAN! A CANDID
ILROCITY, II THL CASL CALLS IOR IT, IS IN
HIM, HL DOLS NOT MINCL MATRLRS! THL
WAR OI TAßUC IS A THINC HL OITLN
SILAKS OI: HIS MLN RLIUSLD, MANY OI
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THLM, TO MARCH ON THAT OCCASION,
ILLADLD THL HLAT OI THL WLATHLR, THL
HARVLST, AND SO IORTH, HL CAN NLVLR
IORCLT THAT. YOUR HARVLST` IT LASTS
IOR A DAY. WHAT WILL ßLCOML OI YOUR
HARVLST THROUCH ALL LTLRNITY` HOT
WLATHLR` YLS, IT WAS HOT, 'ßUT HLLL WILL
ßL HOTLR!' SOMLTIMLS A ROUCH SARCASM
TURNS UI: HL SAYS TO THL UNßLLILVLRS, YL
SHALL NOT HAVL SHORT WLICHT!" Heios and
Heio-Woiship, p. 95/6.
Renenlei, Thonas CaiIyIe ulleied lhese voids,
and nany noie lo a shocked and leviIdeied
Chiislian audience in LngIand, a hundied and fifly
yeais ago. Hisloiy did nol iecoid foi us lhe IiveIy
aigunenls and delales vhich his Iecluie nusl
naluiaIIy have caused. He kepl lo his pionise: "I
mcan tn say a!! thc gnnd nf hIm (hIs Hcrn
Prnphct) I just!y can'" and he venl on in his laIk lo
I defend Muhannad (peace le upon hin) againsl
lhe faIse chaiges, sIandei and caIunnies of his
enenies:
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CHARGE OF FAL5ITY
4a. "A IALSL MAN IOUND A RLLICION` WHY,
A IALSL MAN CANNOT ßUILD A ßRICK
HOUSL! II HL DOLS NOT KNOW AND
IOLLOW TRULY THL IROILRTILS OI
MORTAR, ßURNT CLAY AND WHAT LLSL HL
WORKS IN, IT IS NO HOUSL THAT HL MAKLS,
ßUT A RUßßISH HLAI. IT WILL NOT STAND
IOR TWLLVL CLNTURILS, |Nov, fouileen
cenluiiesj TO LODCL A HUNDRLD-AND
LICHTY MILLIONS, |A lhousand niIIion loday.j
IT WILL IALL STRAICHT AWAY. SILCIOSITILS
ARL SILCIOUS |5pccInus: Having lhe iing of
liulh oi pIausiliIily lul acluaIIy faIse.j. . . IT IS
LIKL A IORCLD ßANK NOTL, THLY CLT IT
IASSLD OUT OI THLIR WORTHLLSS HANDS:
OTHLRS, NOT THLY, HAVL TO SMART IOR IT.
NATURL ßURSTS-UI IN IIRL-ILAMLS,
IRLNCH RLVOLUTIONS AND SUCH-LIKL,
IROCLAIMINC WITH THL TLRRIßLL
VLRACITY THAT IORCLD NOTLS ARL
IORCLD." Heios and Heio-Woiship), p.58
l. "IT COLS CRLATLY ACAINST THL
IMIOSTLR THLORY, THL IACT THAT HL
LIVLD IN THIS LNTIRLLY
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UNLXCLITIONAßLL, LNTIRLLY QUILT AND
COMMON ILACL WAY, TILL THL HLAT OI
HIS YLARS WAS DONL. HL WAS IORTY
ßLIORL HL TALKLD OI ANY MISSION IROM
HLAVLN. . ALL HIS 'AMßITION,' SLLMINCLY,
HAD ßLLN, HITHLRTO, TO LIVL AN HONLST
LIIL, HIS 'IAML,' THL MLRL COOD OIINION
OI NLICHßOURS THAT KNLW HIM..." Heios
and Heio-Woiship, p. 7O
"AMßITION` WHAT COULD ALL ARAßIA DO
IOR THIS MAN, WITH THL CROWN OI CRLLK
HLRACLIUS, OI ILRSIAN CHOSROLS, AND
ALL THL CROWNS IN LARTH, - WHAT COULD
THLY ALL DO IOR HIM` IT WAS NOT OI THL
HLAVLN AßOVL AND OI THL HLLL
ßLNLATH. ALL CROWNS AND
SOVLRLICNTILS WHAT- SOLVLR, WHLRL
WOULD THLY IN A ILW ßRILI YLARS ßL` TO
ßL SHLIKH OI MAKKAH OR ARAßIA, AND
HAVL A ßIT OI CILT WOOD IUT INTO YOUR
HAND, - - - WILL THAT ßL ONLS SALVATION`
I DLCIDLDLY THINK, NOT, WL WILL LLAVL IT
ALTOCLTHLR, THIS IMIOSTLR HYIOTHLSIS,
AS NOT CRLDIT- AßLL: NOT VLRY
TOLLRAßLL LVLN, WORTHY CHILILY OI
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DISMISSAL ßY US." Heios and Heio-Woiship, p.
72/3
CHARGE OF 5INNING
5. "IAULTS` THL CRLATLST OI IAULTS, I
SHOULD SAY, IS TO ßL CONSCIOUS OI NONL.
RLADLRS OI THL ßIßLL AßOVL ALL, ONL
WOULD THINK, MICHT KNOW ßLTTLR. WHO
IS CALLLD THLRL 'THL MAN ACCORDINC TO
COD'S OWN HLART'` DAVID, THL HLßRLW
KINC HAD IALLLN INTO SINS LNOUCH,
ßLACKLST CRIMLS, THLRL WAS NO WANT OI
SINS. |This is lhe }evish and Chiislian concepl of
Cod's piophels. They chaige lheii piophels vilh
incesl, aduIleiy and even nuidei. They inpuie
hoiiendous ciines lo lhen on lhe aulhoiily of lhe
HoIy ßilIe.j AND THLRLUION THL
UNßLLILVLRS SNLLR AND ASK, IS THIS YOUR
MAN ACCORDINC TO COD'S HLART` THL
SNLLR, I MUST SAY, SLLMS TO ML ßUT A
SHALLOW ONL. WHAT ARL IAULTS, WHAT
ARL THL OUTWARD DLTAILS OI A LIIL, II
THL INNLR SLCRLT OI IT, THL RLMORSL,
TLMITATIONS, TRUL, OITLN-ßAIILLD,
NLVLR LNDLD STRUCCLL OI IT ßL
IORCOTTLN` 'IT IS NOT IN MAN THAT
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WALKLTH TO DIRLCT HIS STLIS.' OI ALL
ACTS, IS NOT, IOR A MAN, RLILNTANCL THL
MOST DIVINL` THL DLADLILST SIN, I SAY,
WLRL THL SAML SUILRCILIOUS
CONSCIOUSNLSS OI NO SIN, THAT IS DLATH,
THL HLART SO CONSCIOUS IS DIVORCLD
IROM SINCLRITY, HUMILITY, AND IACT, IS
DLAD: IT IS 'IURL' AS DLAD DRY SAND IS
IURL." Heios and Heio-Woiship. p. 61
CHARGE OF "THE 5WORD"
The giealesl ciine, lhe giealesl "sin" of
Muhannad (peace le upon hin) in lhe eyes of lhe
Chiislian Wesl is lhal he did nol aIIov hinseIf lo
le sIaughleied, lo le "ciucified" ly his enenies. He
alIy defended hinseIf, his faniIy and his
foIIoveis, and finaIIy vanquished his enenies.
Muhannad's (peace le upon hin) success is lhe
Chiislians' gaII of disappoinlnenl: he did nol
leIieve in any vicaiious saciifice foi lhe sins of
olheis. He leIieved and lehaved naluiaIIy. IN
THL STATL OI NATURL, LVLRY ONL HAS A
RICHT TO DLILND HIS ILRSON AND
IOSSLSSIONS, AND LXTLND HIS HOSTILITILS
TO A RLASONAßLL AMOUNT OI
SATISIACTION AND RLTALIATION," says
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Cillon, lhe naslei hisloiian in his "DecIine and
IaII of lhe Ronan Lnpiie." His sliuggIe and
vicloiy ovei lhe foices of unleIief and eviI nade
lhe edilois of lhe LncycIopedia ßiilannica lo
excIain, Muhannad (peace le upon hin¦ lo le - -
- "THE MO5T 5UCCE55FUL OF ALL
RELIGIOU5 PER5ONALITIE5." Hov can lhe
enenies of IsIan accounl foi Muhannad's
phenonenaI achievenenls excepl lo deciy lhal he
spiead his ieIigion al lhe poinl of lhe svoid` He
foiced IsIan dovn peopIes' lhioals!`
6a. "HISTORY MAKLS IT CLLAR HOWLVLR,
THAT THL LLCLND OI IANATICAL MUSLIMS
SWLLI- INC THROUCH THL WORLD AND
IORCINC ISLAM AT THL IOINT OI THL
SWORD UION CONQULRLD RACLS IS ONL OI
THL MOST IANTASTICALLY AßSURD MYTHS
THAT HISTORIANS HAVL LVLR RLILATLD."
De Lacy O'Leaiy in "IsIan al lhe Ciossioads''
London, 1923, p.8 You do nol have lo le a
hisloiian Iike O'Leaiy lo knov lhal lhe MusIins
iuIed Spain foi 736 yeais. The Iongesl lhe
Chiislians evei iuIed ovei MusIins vas 5OO yeais
in Mozanlique, a leiiiloiy capluied fion an Aial
goveinoi ly lhe nane of Musa-lin-laique, a nane
lhey couId nol piopeiIy pionounce, hence lhe
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nane Mozanlique. Lven loday, aflei five
cenluiies of Chiislian oveiIoidship lhe counliy is
sliII 6O peicenl MusIin.
Hovevei, aflei eighl cenluiies in Spain lhe
MusIins veie lolaIIy eIininaled fion lhal counliy
so lhal nol even one nan vas Iefl lo give lhe Azan
|lhe MusIin caII lo piayei¦. If lhe MusIins had
used foice, niIilaiy oi econonic lheie vouId nol
have leen any Chiislian Iefl in Spain lo have
kicked lhe MusIins oul. One can lIane lhe
MusIins foi expIoilalion if you Iike lul one cannol
chaige lhen vilh using lhe svoid lo conveil
Spaniaids lo lhe IsIanic ieIigion. Today, IsIan is
sliII spieading aII ovei lhe voiId and MusIins
have NO svoid!! The MusIins veie aIso lhe
nasleis of India foi a lhousand yeais, lul
evenluaIIy vhen lhe sul-conlinenl ieceived
independence in 1947, lhe Hindus ollained lhiee
quaileis of lhe counliy and lhe MusIins lhe
laIance of lhe one-quailei. Why` ßecause lhe
MusIins did nol foice IsIan dovn lhe Hindus'
lhioals! In Spain and in India, lhe MusIins veie
no paiagons of viilue, yel lhey oleyed lhe
Qui'anic injunclion lo lhe Iellei "LLT THLRL ßL
NO COMIULSION IN RLLICION: IOR TRUTH
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STANDS OUT DISTINCT IROM LRROR. (HoIy
Quian 2:256)
The MusIin conqueiois undeislood fion lhis
connand lhal "conpuIsion" vas inconpalilIe
vilh liue ieIigion: lecause
(a) ReIigion depends on failh and viII, and lhese
vouId le neaningIess if induced ly foice. Ioice
can conquei lul cannol conveil.
(l) Tiulh and Liioi have leen so cIeaiIy shovn up
ly lhe Meicy of Cod lhal lheie shouId le no doull
in lhe ninds of any peison of goodviII as lo lhe
fundanenlaIs of failh.
(c) Cod's pioleclion is conlinuous and His IIan is
aIvays lo Iead us fion lhe deplhs of daikness inlo
lhe cIeaiesl Iighl. |(a), (l¦ and (c) aie Yusuf AIi's
connenls on veise 256. Ollain his liansIalion vilh
ovei 6OOO expIanaloiy foolnoles fion lhe IICI.j
Lxcepl foi sone eccenliics heie and lheie, lhe
MusIins as a vhoIe adheied lo lhe connandnenl
of Cod in lhe Iands ovei vhich lhey heId svay.
ßul vhal can lhe eneny say aloul counliies vheie
no singIe MusIin soIdiei had sel fool`
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(i) INDONLSIA: Il is a facl lhal ovei a hundied
niIIion Indonesians aie MusIin, yel no conqueiing
MusIin ainy evei Ianded on any of ils ovei lvo
lhousand isIands.
(ii¦ MALAYSIA: The oveivheIning nunlei of ils
peopIe in lhis counliy aie MusIins yel no MusIin
soIdiei had Ianded lheie eilhei.
(iii¦ AIRICA: The najoiily of lhe peopIe on lhe
Lasl coasl of Afiica as fai dovn as Mozanlique, as
veII as lhe luIk of lhe inhalilanls on lhe Wesl
coasl of lhe conlinenl aie MusIins, lul hisloiy
does nol iecoid any invading hoaids of MusIins
fion anyvheie. Whal svoid` Wheie vas lhe
svoid` The MusIin liadei did lhe jol. His good
conducl and noiaI ieclilude achieved lhe niiacIe
of conveision. "AII vhal you say seens
inconlioveililIe, Mi. Deedal," says lhe Chiislian
conlioveisiaIisl, "lul ve aie laIking aloul IsIan al
ils veiy leginning, lhe vay in vhich youi piophel
conveiled lhe pagans lo his failh! Hov did he do il
if nol vilh lhe svoid`"
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ONE AGAIN5T ALL?
We can do no lellei lhan lo aIIov Thonas CaiIyIe
hinseIf lo defend his Heio Iiophel againsl lhis
faIse chaige, - - -
7. "THL SWORD INDLLD: ßUT WHLRL WILL
YOU CLT YOUR SWORD! LVLRY NLW
OIINION, AT ITS STARTINC, IS IRLCISLLY IN
A MINORITY OI ONL. IN ONL MAN'S HLAD
ALONL, THLRL IT DWLLLS AS YLT. ONL MAN
ALONL OI THL WHOLL WORLD ßLLILVLS IT,
THLRL IS ONL MAN ACAINST ALL MLN.
THAT HL TAKL A SWORD, AND TRY TO
IROIACATL WITH THAT, WILL DO LITTLL
IOR HIM. YOU MUST IIRST CLT YOUR
SWORD! ON THL WHOLL, A THINC WILL
IROIACATL ITSLLI AS IT CAN. WL DO NOT
IIND, OI THL CHRISTIAN RLLICION LITHLR,
THAT IT ALWAYS DISDAINLD THL SWORD,
WHLN ONCL IT HAD COT ONL.
CHARLLMACNL'S CONVLRSION OI THL
SAXONS WAS NOT ßY IRLACHINC." Heioes
and Heio-Woiship. p. 8O
Al lhe age of foily vhen Muhannad |peace le
upon hin¦ decIaied his nission fion heaven, lheie
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vas no poIilicaI paily, oi ioyaIly, and ceilainIy no
faniIy oi liile lo lack hin up. His peopIe - lhe
Aials, inneised in idoI-voiship and felishisn
veie nol ly any neans a dociIe peopIe, lhey veie
no easy neal. They veie a veiy voIaliIe peopIe.
given lo inleinecine and fialiicidaI vais: suljecl lo
"aII kinds of fieice sinceiilies - " |CaiIyIe¦. One
nan, singIe-handed, lo vean such a peopIe
iequiied nolhing shoil of a niiacIe. A niiacIe did
happen. Cod aIone couId have nade IsIan and
Muhannad |pluh¦ lo liiunph lhiough vilh
fIinsy, gossanei suppoil. Cod fuIfiIIing His
pionise: And natc lc nc| raiscd nign |nc cs|ccn in
unicn |ncu O Munannad arc nc|d? (HoIy Quian
94:4)
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Chaptcr 3
FA5TE5T GROWING RELIGION
TODAY
THE 5WORD OF THE INTELECT
The eneny, lhe sceplic, lhe nissionaiy and lheii
passive canp foIIoveis viII nol slop lIealing lhal
"IsIan vas spiead al lhe poinl of lhe svoid!" lul
lhey viII nol venluie lo ansvei oui queslion --
"WHO BRIBED CARLYLE!?" In 184O vhen
CaiIyIe defended Muhannad (peace le upon
hin) and iefuled lhe aIIegalion aloul lhe svoid,
lheie vas nolody aiound lo liile. The vhoIe
MusIin voiId vas in lhe gulleis. The counliies of
IsIan veie aII undei suljugalion ly lhe Chiislians,
excepl foi a fev Iike Ieisia, Afghanislan and
Tuikey vho veie onIy noninaIIy independenl.
Theie veie no iiches lo fIaunl and no pelio-doIIais
lo liile vilh!
Thal vas yesleiday and nany yesleidays ago, lul
vhal aloul loday, in nodein lines` Il is cIained
lhal "IsIan is lhe faslesl gioving ieIigion in lhe
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voiId." The oveiaII inciease of aII lhe secls and
denoninalions of Chiislianily vas a slaggeiing
138 pei cenl vilh lhe inciedilIe inciease of IsIan
ly 235 pei cenl in lhe sane peiiod of line of haIf-
a-cenluiy. Il is fuilhei affiined lhal in ßiilain and
lhe Uniled Slales of Aneiica, IsIan is lhe faslesl
gioving failh. Il is said lhal in ßiilain "Theie aie
noie MusIins lhan Melhodisls in lhe counliy."
You have a iighl lo ask, "Whal svoid`" The
ansvei is, "THL SWORD INDLLD!" |Thonas
CaiIyIe¦
1
Il is lhe svoid of inleIIecl` Il is lhe
fuIfiIInenl of yel anolhei piophecy, IT IS HL (Cod
AInighly) WHO HAS SLNT HIS MLSSLNCLR
(Muhannad) WITH CUIDANCL AND THL
RLLICION OI TRUTH (IsIan) THAT HL MAY
MAKL IT IRLVAIL OVLR ALL RLLICIONS,
AND LNOUCH IS COD IOR A WITNLSS.
(HoIy Qui'an 48:28)
The desliny of IsIan is speIl oul heie in lhe cIeaiesl
leins. IsIan is lo naslei, oveicone and supeisede
eveiy olhei failh - Thal He (Cod AInighly) nake il
(IsIan) pievaiI ovei aII ieIigions . In Aialic lhe
void is Dccn |UsuaIIy liansIaled as ReIigion,
vhich IileiaIIy IsIan is nol.j (LileiaIIyneaning
"Way of Life",), lo supeisede aII, vhelhei il le
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Hinduisn, ßuddhisn, Chiislianisn, |In lhe line of
Thonas CaiIyIe lhis vas lhe lean appIied lo
Chiislianily.j }udaisn, Connunisn oi any olhei
"isn." This is lhe desliny of AIIah's Dccn. The
sane Qui'anic Veise is iepealed in chaplei 61
veise 9 vhich ends vilh lhis sIighl vaiialion -
(Nevei nind) Though lhe unleIieveis nighl le
aveise lo il (IsIan).
TRIUMPH OF I5LAM
IsIan viII pievaiI. Il is lhe pionise of Cod, and
His Iionise is liue. ßul hov` Wilh lhe svoid` Nol
even if ve had lhe Iasei gun! CouId ve use il` The
HoIy Qui'an foilids us lo use foice as a neans of
conveiling! Yel lhe veise piophesies lhal IsIan
vouId le lhe nosl doninanl of ieIigions. The
liiunphs of ils docliines have aIieady slailed and
aie gaining hoId ovei lhe ieIigious ideoIogy and
docliines of lhe vaiious schooIs of lhoughl in lhe
voiId. Though nol in lhe nane of IsIan, lul in lhe
nane of iefoinalion and anendnenls, lhe
docliines of IsIan aie leing faslIy giafled inlo lhe
vaiious ieIigious oideis. Many lhings vhich aie
excIusiveIy IsIanic and vhich veie foineiIy
unknovn, oi vhich veie leing opposed lefoie
vilh loolh and naiI ly lhe olhei cieeds, aie nov
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pail of lheii leIieves. The ßiolheihood of nan The
aloIilion of lhe Casle syslen and unlouchaliIily
The iighl of vonen lo inheiil Opening lhe pIaces
of voiship lo aII. Iiohililion of aII inloxicanls The
liue concepl of lhe Unily of Cod elc. elc.
}usl one void on lhe Iasl suljecl alove, lefoie ve
pioceed fuilhei. Ask any lheisl, poIylheisl, |.
IoIylheisl: One vho leIieves in nany godsj
panlheisl, |Ianlheisl: The one vho leIieves lhal
eveiylhing is god. Of couise lhe "liinilaiian,'' you
aIieady knovj oi liinilaiian: hov nany Cods he
leIieves in` He viII shuddei lo say anylhing olhei
lhan ONL! This is lhe LIILCT of lhe sliicl
nonolheisn of IsIan.
THL CRLLD OI MUHAMMAD IS IRLL IROM
THL SUSIICIONS OI AMßICUITY AND THL
KORAN IS A CLORIOUS TLSTIMONY TO THL
UNITY OI COD.
Cillon in his "DecIine and IaII of lhe Ronan
Lnpiie.''
VLRDICT OI NON-MUSLIM ORILNTALS
49
AInosl aII lhe defendeis of Muhannad (peace le
upon hin) vho spoke oul againsl lhe faIse lheoiy
lhal he spiead his ieIigion al lhe poinl of lhe
svoid, veie Wesleineis. Lel us nov heai vhal
sone non-MusIin Lasleineis have lo say on lhe
suljecl:
8a. THL MORL I STUDY THL MORL I DISCOVLR
THAT THL STRLNCTH OI ISLAM DOLS NOT
LIL IN THL SWORD.
Mahalna Candhi - lhe falhei of nodein India, in
"Young India."
l. THLY |Muhannad's ciilics¦ SLL IIRL
INSTLAD OI LICHT, UCLINLSS INSTLAD OI
COOD. THLY DISTORT AND IRLSLNT LVLRY
COOD QUALITY AS A CRLAT VICL. IT
RLILLCTS THLIR OWN DLIRAVITY... THL
CRITICS ARL ßLIND. THLY CANNOT SLL
THAT THL ONLY 'SWORD' MUHAMMAD
WILLDLD WAS THL SWORD OI MLRCY,
COMIASSION, IRILNDSHII AND
IORCIVLNLSS - THL SWORD THAT
CONQULRS LNLMILS AND IURIIILS THLIR
HLARTS. HIS SWORD WAS SHARILR THAN
THL SWORD OI STLLL.
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Iandil Cyanandia Dev Shaina Shaslii, al a
neeling in Coiakhpui India). 1928
c. HL IRLILRRLD MICRATION TO IICHTINC
HIS OWN ILOILL, ßUT WHLN OIIRLSSION
WLNT ßLYOND THL IALL OI TOLLRANCL HL
TOOK UI HIS SWORD IN SLLI-DLILNCL.
THOSL WHO ßLLILVL RLLICION CAN ßL
SIRLAD ßY IORCL ARL IOOLS WHO NLITHLR
KNOW THL WAYS OI RLLICION NOR THL
WAYS OI THL WORLD. THLY ARL IROUD OI
THIS ßLLILI ßLCAUSL THLY ARL A LONC,
LONC WAY AWAY IROM THL TRUTH.
A Sikh jouinaIisl in "Navan Hinduslan," DeIhi, 17
Novenlei 1947.
Il vas Rudyaid KipIing vho said, "Lasl is Lasl and
Wesl is Wesl, nevei lhe lvain shaII neel!" He vas
viong! In lhe defence of Muhannad |peace le
upon hin¦, aII, vho aie nol lIinded ly piejudice
viII conveige.
THREE OTHER 5TANDARD5
Iouileen yeais aflei Thonas CaiIyIe had deIiveied
his Iecluie on his Heio Iiophel, a Iienchnan ly
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lhe nane of Lanailine viole lhe hisloiy of lhe
Tuiks. IncidenlaIIy, lhe Tuiks leing MusIins,
Lanailine louched on sone aspecls of IsIan and
ils foundei. Like oui }uIes Wasseinan (see page
1O) of cuiienl lines, vho had conceived lhiee
oljeclive slandaids foi discoveiing giealness of
Ieadeiship, Lanailine had ovei 2 cenluiy ago
lhoughl of lhiee olhei oljeclive slandaids foi
confeiiing CRLATNLSS. We nusl give ciedil lo
lhe Weslenei foi lhis lype of insighl. Lanailine
opines:
9. II CRLATNLSS OI IURIOSL, SMALLNLSS OI
MLANS AND ASTOUNDINC RLSULTS |The fuII
quolalion fion Lanailine's look viII le found in
appendix''ß" page 61.j ARL THL THRLL
CRITLRIA OI HUMAN CLNIUS, WHO COULD
DARL TO COMIARL ANY CRLAT MAN IN
MODLRN HISTORY WITH MUHUMMLD`
|Lanailine ends his Ienglhy segnenl of Iileiaiy
nasleipiece vilh lhe voids): . . . IHILOSOIHLR,
ORATOR, AIOSTLL, LLCISLATOR, WARRIOR,
CONQULROR OI IDLAS, RLSTORLR OI
RATIONAL ßLLILIS, OI A CULT WITHOUT
IMACLS: THL IOUNDLR OI TWLNTY
TLRRLSTRIAL LMIIRLS AND OI ONL
SIIRITUAL LMIIRL, THAT IS MUHUMMLD. AS
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RLCARDS ALL STANDARDS ßY WHICH
HUMAN CRLATNLSS MAY ßL MLASURLD, WL
MAY WLLL ASK, IS THLRL ANY MAN
CRLATLR THLN HL` Lanailine, "Hisloiie de Ia
Tuiquie," Iaiis 1854
The ansvei lo his queslion, "Is lheie any nan
giealei lhan he`" is ieposed in lhe queslion ilseIf.
ßy inpIicalion he is saying . . . "lheie is no nan
giealei lhan Muhannad. Muhannad is lhe
giealesl nan lhal evei Iived!" And have We nol
iaised high lhe esleen (in vhich) lhou (O
Muhannad aie heId)`
MOST CLRTAINLY THOU HAST, O MY LORD!
(HoIy Quian 94:4)
ßefoie ve alsoIve Lanailine of any favouiilisn,
pailiaIily, oi of lhe chaige of leing liiled, ve viII
sciulinize his lhiee slandaids, and vhelhei lhey
can le juslified in lhe case of Muhannad (peace
le upon hin).
1. CRLATNLSS OI IURIOSL
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Hisloiy of lhe line viII leII you lhal il vas lhe
daikesl peiiod in lhe hisloiy of nankind vhen
Muhannad |peace le upon hin¦ vas connanded
lo decIaie his nission. The need vas foi lhe iaising
of piophels in eveiy coinei of lhe voiId, oi lhe
sending of one Maslei Messengei foi lhe vhoIe of
nankind, lo deIivei lhen fion faIsehood,
supeislilion, seIfishness, poIylheisn, viong and
oppiession. Il vas lo le lhe iecIanalion of lhe
vhoIe of hunanily. And Cod AInighly in His
visdon chose His piophel fion lhe lackvaleis of
Aialia as His univeisaI Messengei. Thus He
iecoids in His NolIe ßook
AND WL SLNT THLL NOT |O Muhannad¦, ßUT
AS A MLRCY UNTO |aII¦ THL WORLDS. (HoIy
Quian 21:1O7)
"Theie is no queslion nov of iace oi nalion, of a
"chosen peopIe" oi lhe "seed of Aliahan," oi lhe
"seed of David": oi of Hindu Aiya vaila, of }ev oi
CenliIe. Aial oi 'Ajan |Ieisian), Tuik oi Tajik,
Luiopean oi Asialic, While oi CoIouied, Aiyan,
Senilic, MongoIian, oi Afiican: oi Aneiican,
AusliaIian, oi IoIynesian. To aII nen and ciealuies
vho have any spiiiluaI iesponsiliIily, lhe
piincipIes univeisaIIy appIy." AlduIIah Yusuf AIi
54
|Cel youi copy nov of Yusuf AIi's LngIish
liansIalion and coininenlaiy, vilh ovei 6OOO
annolalions. Ollain a copy foi youi non-MusIin
fiiend, aIso.j
}LSUS |IßUH) DISCRIMINATLS
Muhannad's (peace le upon hin) innediale
piedecessoi advised his discipIes, "Cive nol lhal
vhich is hoIy unlo lhe dogs" (neaning non-}evs¦,
"Neilhei casl ye youi peaiIs lefoie svine"
(neaning non-}evs, Mallhev 7:6). The CospeI
viileis aie unaninous in iecoiding lhal Chiisl
Iived ly lhe piecepls vhich he pieached. In his
Iifeline he did nol pieach lo a singIe non-}ev. In
facl he spuined a genliIe vonan vho soughl his
spiiiluaI lIessings |"lhe vonan vas a Cieek'' Maik
7:26). Then duiing lhe "Iassovei" season in
}eiusaIen vhen lhe naslei vilh his discipIes had
congiegaled foi lhe occasion, ceilain Cieeks
heaiing of his iepulalion soughl an audience vilh
hin foi spiiiluaI enIighlennenl, lul }esus |peace
le upon hin¦ gave lhen lhe "coId shouIdei''
|Means a deIileialeIy unkind oi unfiiendIy
liealnenl, a sIighl, a snul.j as naiialed ly Sl.
}ohn:
55
And lheie veie ceilain Cieeks anong lhen lhal
cane up lo voiship al lhe feasl:
The sane cane lheiefoie lo IhiIip . . . and desiied
hin saying, Sii, ve vouId see }esus.
IhiIip conelh and leIIelh Andiev: and again
Andiev and IhiIip leII }esus.
}ohn 12:2O-22
SLLI CLORIIICATION
The veises lhal foIIov do nol even iecoid lhe
couilesy of "Yea,yea," oi "Nay, nay," (Yes, yes oi
no, no of Mallhev 5:37). They conlinue vilh his
ovn piaise
And }esus ansveied lhen (Andiev and IhiIip),
saying, The houi is cone, lhal lhe son of nan
(iefeiiing lo hinseIf¦ shouId le gIoiified. }ohn
12:23
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HICHLST STANDARDS
Muhannad (peace le upon hin) couId nevei
affoid any such Ialiludes. Renenlei, hov lhe
AInighly ieninded hin of lhe highesl eliquelle
iequiied fion hin. Lven lhe lhoughl of leing
iuffIed ly lhe unlineIy inliusion of a lIind nan,
vas nol accepled fion hin |see page 22 "He
fiovned'j. As a univeisaI Messengei, Cod sel foi
hin lhe nosl Iofly slandaids: And Mosl CeilainIy,
Thou (O Muhannad) Aie of nosl sulIine And
LxaIled Chaiaclei. (HoIy Quian 68:4)
And his diocese, his fieId of nission` The vhoIe of
nankind!
And We senl lhee nol (O Muhannad), lul as a
neicy unlo (aII) lhe voiIds. (HoIy Quian 21:1O7)
UNIVLRSAL MLSSLNCLR
These aie nol neie pIaliludes, leaulifuI senlinenls
leiefl of aclion. Muhannad (peace le upon hin)
piacliced vhal he pieached. Anong his fiisl
Sahalas (conpanions) and conveils, leside lhe
Aials can le counled ßiIaI lhe Alyssinian, SaInan
lhe Ieisian and AlduIIah ßin-SaIaan lhe }ev. The
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sceplics nay say lhal his oulieach vas sinpIy
incidenlaI lul vhal can lhey say aloul lhe
hisloiicaI facl lhal lefoie his denise, he senl oul
five epislIes, one lo each of lhe five suiiounding
counliies, inviling lhen lo accepl lhe ieIigion of
IsIan.
1. The Lnpeioi of Ieisia
2. The King of Lgypl
3. The Negus of Alyssinia
4. The Lnpeioi HiiacIius al ConslanlinopIe,
and
5. The King of Yenen
Thus he sel lhe exanpIe foi lhe fuIfiInenl of his
inpeIIing nission, his "giealness of puipose," lhe
iecIanalion of lhe vhoIe of hunanily inlo lhe
Maslei's foId. Is lheie anolhei exanpIe of such
univeisaIily in anolhei ieIigion` Muhannad
(peace le upon hin) vas nol oul lo sel oi lo lieak
any iecoids, he vas sinpIy caiiying oul lhe liusl
lhal vas ieposed in hin ly lhe Loid of Ciealion!
1. SMALLNLSS OI MLANS
Muhannad (peace le upon hin) vas loin vilh
no siIvei spoon in his noulh. His Iife legins vilh
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infinilesinaI suppoil. His falhei had died lefoie
he vas loin. His nolhei dies ly lhe line he vas
six yeais oId. He vas doulIy-oiphaned al lhis
lendei age, his giandfalhei AlduI-MullaIil lakes
chaige of lhe chiId, lul vilhin lhiee yeais he aIso
died. As soon as he vas alIe, he legan lo Iook
aflei his uncIe Alu TaIil's sheep and goals foi his
keep. Conliasl lhis pooi, doulIe-oiphaned Aial
chiId vilh sone of lhe gieal ieIigious peisonaIilies
lhal pieceded hin, and you nusl naiveI al vhal
Desliny had in sloie foi hin!
Aliahan (peace le upon hin) lhe spiiiluaI falhei
of Moses, }esus and Muhannad (May lhe peace of
Cod le upon lhen aII), vas lhe son of a veiy
successfuI lusinessnan of his line. Moses (pluh)
vas ieaied in lhe house of Ihaioah. }esus (pluh)
lhough desciiled as "a caipenlei and lhe son of a
caipenlei," vas veII endoved vilh Ieaining as
veII as naleiiaI neans. Ielei, IhiIip, Andiev, elc.
aII dovned looIs and foIIoved hin lo le al his
leck and caII, nol lecause he had any haIo |HaIo.-
An inaginaiy Iuninous iing oi disc suiiounding
lhe head of sainlIy nen and vonen in ieIigious
painlings.j on his head, lheie vas no such lhing,
lul lecause of his affIuenl alliie and piinceIy
leaiing. He couId connand nansions in
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}eiusaIen foi hinseIf and his discipIes even
duiing lhe heighl of lhe feslive season, and have
sunpluous suppeis aiianged, and you couId heai
hin iepioach lhe naleiiaIislic }evs -
And vhen lhey found hin (}esus) on lhe olhei side
of lhe sea, lhey said lo hin, "Ralli, vhen did you
cone heie`"
}esus ansveied lhen and said, "nosl assuiedIy, I
say lo you, you seek ne, nol lecause you sav lhe
signs, |The veiacily of lhe Messiah's nessage and
his nission.j lul lecause you ale of lhe Ioaves and
veie fiIIed. }ohn 6:25-26
NOTHINC TO OIILR
Muhannad (peace le upon hin) had no liead noi
neal lo offei, no sugai-pIuns of any kind, in lhis
voiId oi lhe nexl! The onIy lhing he couId offei his
lediaggIed, pooi shepheid peopIe vas liiaI and
liiluIalions and lhe sliail-jackeling of lheii Iives
heie on eailh and lhe good pIeasuies of Cod in lhe
Heieaflei. The Iife of lhe Iiophel vas an open
look lefoie lhen. He had shovn lhen as lo vhal
he vas, lhe noliIily of his chaiaclei, his inlegiily of
puipose, his eaineslness and fieiy enlhusiasn foi
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lhe liulh he had cone lo pieach ieveaIed lhe heio,
and lhey foIIoved hin. Mi. SlanIey Lane IooIe's
eslinale of oui heio is so leaulifuI and yel so
liulhfuI lhal I cannol iesisl lhe lenplalion of
quoling il heie:
HL WAS AN LNTHUSIAST IN THAT NOßLLST
SLNSL WHLN LNTHUSIASM ßLCOMLS THL
SALT OI THL LARTH, THL ONL THINC THAT
KLLIS MLN IROM ROTTINC WHILST THLY
LIVL.
LNTHUSIASM IS OITLN USLD DLSIITLIULLY,
ßLCAUSL IT IS }OINLD TO AN UNWORTHY
CAUSL, OR IALLS UION ßARRLN CROUND
AND ßLARS NO IRUIT. SO WAS IT NOT WITH
MOHAMMLD. HL WAS AN LNTHUSIAST
WHLN LNTHUSIASM WAS THL ONL THINC
NLLDLD TO SLT THL WORLD AILAML, AND
HIS LNTHUSIASM WAS NOßLL IOR A NOßLL
CAUSL. HL WAS ONL OI THOSL HAIIY ILW
WHO HAVL ATTAINLD THL SUIRLML }OY OI
MAKINC ONL CRLAT TRUTH THLIR VLRY
LIIL-SIRINC.
HL WAS THL MLSSLNCLR OI THL ONL COD,
AND NLVLR TO HIS LIIL'S LND DID HL
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IORCLT WHO HL WAS, OR THL MLSSACL
WHICH WAS THL MARROW OI HIS ßLINC. HL
ßROUCHT HIS TIDINCS TO HIS ILOILL WITH
A CRAND DICNITY SIRUNC IROM THL
CONSCIOUSNLSS OI HIS HICH OIIICL,
TOCLTHLR WITH A MOST SWLLT HUMILITY,
WHOSL ROOTS LAY IN THL KNOW-LLDCL OI
HIS OWN WLAKNLSS."
Il nay easiIy le conceded lhal Muhannad (peace
le upon hin) vas lIessed vilh lhe fIinsiesl of
hunan iesouices. In facl lhe odds veie Ioaded
againsl hin. ßul vhal aloul his foilune lovaids
lhe end of his eailhIy sojouin` He vas lhe oveiIoid
of lhe vhoIe of Aialia! Whal aloul lhe endIess
neans al his disposaI lhen` We viII aIIov a
Chiislian nissionaiy lo ansvei lhal -
HL WAS CALSAR AND IOIL IN ONL, ßUT HL
WAS IOIL WITHOUT THL IOIL'S
IRLTLNTIONS, AND CALSAR WITHOUT THL
LLCIONS OI CALSAR: WITHOUT A STANDINC
ARMY, WITHOUT A ßODYCUARD, WITHOUT
A IALACL, WITHOUT A IIXLD RLVLNUL, II
LVLR ANY MAN HAD THL RICHT TO SAY
THAT HL RULLD ßY THL RICHT DIVINL, IT
WAS MOHAMMAD, IOR HL HAD ALL THL
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IOWLRS WITHOUT ITS INSTRUMLNTS AND
WITHOUT ITS SUIIORTS." R. ßosvoilh Snilh -
Mohannad and Mohannadanisn", London 1874,
p. 92
HIS HANDICAIS
His "veakness" vas his slienglh. The veiy facl lhal
he had no naleiiaI neans of suppoil nade hin lo
pul his enliie liusl in Cod, and Cod lhe MeicifuI
did nol foisake hin. His success vas aII lhe noie
slaggeiing. May nol lhe MusIins juslIy say, lhe
enliie voik vas lhe voik of Cod` And
Muhannad (peace le upon hin) his Insliunenl`
OUTSTANDINC RLSULTS
In lhe voids of Thonas CaiIyIe - "One nan
againsl aII nen," |See fuII quolalion ly Thonas
CaiIyIe on page 31.j lo a hundied and lvenly foui
lhousand al lhe IaieveII piIgiinage aIone. Hov
nany veie Iefl lehind of nen, vonen and
chiIdien, leIieveis aII`
On lhe 12lh of RAßI I., in lhe 11 lh yeai aflei lhe
Hijia, |Hijia IileiaIIy neans Migialion.j
appioxinaling lo lhe 8lh of }une 632 of lhe
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Chiislian Lia, vhiIsl piaying eaineslIy in vhispei,
lhe spiiil of lhe gieal Iiophel look fIighl lo lhe
"lIessed conpanion-ship on high" (Iln Hishan).
Hazial Onai (May AIIah le pIeased vilh hin), on
ieceiving lhe sad nevs of lhe denise of lhe HoIy
Iiophel, Iosl his leaiings. He vas so shocked lhal
he lIuiled oul "if anyone says lhal Muhannad is
dead, I viII chop off his head!" Hazial Alu ßaki
As-Siddiq piesenlIy veiified lhal lhe Maslei had
indeed depailed fion lhis voiId, and coning oul
fion lhe Iiophel's apailnenl announced lo lhe
galheiing lhiong oulside, lhal, "Muhannad
(peace le upon hin) had indeed passed avay.
Those lhal voishipped Muhannad," he said, "'Lel
lhen knov lhal Muhannad is dead, lul lhose
vho voiship AIIah, Iel lhen knov lhal AIIah Iives
foi evei!"
This lioughl Onai aI-Iaiooq (R.A.) lack lo his
senses. CouId lhis nan vho vas lo lecone lhe
second gieal KhaIifah of IsIan al lhis nonenl
inagine lhal fouileen hundied yeais Ialei lheie
vouId le a lhousand niIIion foIIoveis of
Muhannad (peace le upon hin) al one line`
CouId he have visuaIized lhal lhe ieIigion of lhe
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Iiophel vouId le lhe faslesl gioving ieIigion in
lhe voiId`
1
Chiislianily had a 6OO-yeai slail on IsIan.
NuneiicaIIy lhe Chiislians cIain lo oulnunlei lhe
foIIoveis of any olhei failh, lhis is liue lul Iel us
Iook al lhe picluie in ils liue peispeclive -
THLRL ARL MORL IROILSSINC CHRISTIANS
IN THL WORLD THAN IROILSSINC MUSLIMS,
ßUT THLRL ARL MORL IRACTISINC MUSLIMS
IN THL WORLD THAN IRACTISINC
CHRISTIANS. (Lnphasis added) R.V.C. ßodIey
(lhe Aneiican) in "The Messengei: The Life of
Mohanned." U.S.A. 1969
1 undeisland fion lhe alove lhal Mi. ßodIey is
liying lo leII us lhal lheie aie peopIe in lhe voiId
vho, vhen fiIIing lheii census foins, viII lick off
lhe lein Chiislian undei "ReIigion." Il is nol
necessaiiIy lhal lhey leIieve in lhe dognas of
Chiislianily. They couId acluaIIy le alheisls oi
lush-ßaplisls, |ßush-ßaplisl: Theie aie foily
diffeienl ßaplisl Chuiches in lhe Uniled Slales of
Aneiica. ßul lush-ßaplisls aie peopIe vilh sliong
ieIigious feeIings yel viII nol go lo any Chuich,
and viII nol affiIiale vilh any secl oi
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denoninalion.j as opposed lo leing a }ev oi
Hindu oi MusIin, coning fion a Chiislian
lackgiound lhey vouId foi lhe puipose of
convenience IaleI lhenseIves "Chiislian." Iion
lhal poinl of viev, and fion lhe poinl of viev lhal
a peison vho piaclices vhal he leIieves, lheie
vouId le noie MusIins in lhe voiId lhan
Chiislians. ChionoIogicaIIy, IsIan is six hundied
yeais lehind Chiislianily, lul anazingIy il is al
Ieasl a veiy cIose second, and is calching up fasl -
lhe faslesl gioving ieIigion in lhe voiId loday (see
chail on page 34). "One ßiIIion!" The figuie is
oulslanding and lhe sinceiily and piaclise of lhe
ßeIieveis aslonishing!
Taking inlo accounl his ovn lhiee oljeclive
slandaids: (a) "giealness of puipose," (l)
"snaIIness of neans," and (c) "oulslanding iesuIls,"
does Lanailine daie lo pioduce anolhei candidale
giealei lhan Muhannad (peace le upon hin)` He
fuilhei aves his ieadeis vilh lhe nuIlifaiious
ioIes of Muhannad (peace le upon hin) in vhich
he exceIIed, ie. IhiIosophei, Oialoi, AposlIe,
LegisIaloi, Waiiioi, Conqueioi of Ideas, lhe
Resloiei of RalionaI ßeIiefs, of a CuIl vilhoul
Inages, lhe Ioundei of lvenly TeiiesliiaI Lnpiies
and of one SpiiiluaI Lnpiie, lhal Is Muhannad.
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As iegaids ALL slandaids (I iepeal "ALL") ly
vhich Hunan Ciealness nay le neasuied, ve
nay veII ask, "IS THLRL ANY MAN CRLATLR
THAN HL`" (Lnphasis added).
No! Muhannad (peace le upon hin) vas lhe
giealesl nan lhal evei Iived! Accoiding lo
Lanailine lhe Iiench hisloiian. And Cod
AInighly queslions -
And Have We nol iaised high lhe esleen (in
vhich) lhou (O Muhannad) aie heId`
MOST ASSURLDLY THOU HAST, O MY LORD!
(HoIy Quian 94:4)
THL QUALITY OI MLRCY
The Chiislian piopagandisls nake lhe viId
loasl lhal lheie is nolhing in lhe hisloiy of
nankind lo conpaie vilh lhe neicifuI and
foigiving ciy of }esus (pluh) on lhe cioss ...
"Ialhei, foigive lhen, foi lhey knov nol
vhal lhey do."
Luke 23:34
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Anazing as il nay sound, of lhe foui viileis of lhe
CanonicaI CospeIs, onIy Sl. Luke vas inspiied ly
lhe HoIy ghosl (`) lo pen lhese voids. The olhei
lhiee - Mallhev, Maik and }ohn nevei heaid lhese
voids oi lhey feIl lhen lo le loo insipid oi nol
inpoilanl enough foi iecoiding. Sl. Luke vas nol
even one of lhe lveIve discipIes seIecled ly }esus
(pluh). Accoiding lo lhe ieviseis of lhe Revised
Slandaid Veision (RSV) of lhe ßilIe, lhese voids
aie nol in lhe nosl ancienl nanusciipls vhich ly
inpIicalion neans lhal lhey aie an inleipoIalion.
In "The Nev King }anes Veision," (Copyiighled
ly lhe Thonas NeIson IulIisheis in 1984), ve aie
loId lhal lhese voids aie "nol in lhe oiiginaI lexl"
of lhe Cieek nanusciipls of Sl. Luke. In olhei
voids lhey have leen faliicaled ly sone pious
genlIenan. AIlhough lhe quolalion is unaulhenlic,
ve viII sliII enleilain il lecause il denonsliales
gieal piely of Ioving one's enenies and of
unsuipassed foigiveness as pieached ly lhe
Maslei hinseIf.
Ioi foigiveness lo le of any voilh, lhe foigivei
nusl le in a posilion lo foigive. If lhe viclin of
injuslice is sliII in lhe cIulches of his enenies, in
lhal heIpIess posilion and he vouId ciy oul, "I
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IORCIVL YOU!" il vouId le neaningIess. ßul if
lhe aggiieved paily had luined lhe lalIes on his
enenies and vas in a posilion of laking ievenge oi
exacl ieliilulion, and yel say "I foigive you!", onIy
lhen vouId il nean sonelhing!
MUHAMMAD'S (IßUH) CLLMLNCY
Conliasl lhe aIIeged foigiveness fion lhe "cioss"
vilh lhe hisloiicaI lIoodIess conquesl of Makkah
ly Muhannad (peace le upon hin) al lhe head of
len lhousand "sainls" |A fuIfiInenl of anolhei
piophecy in Muhannad (peace le upon hin).
"...He cane fion nounl Iaian (lhal is in Aialia),
and he cane vilh len lhousand sainls..."
Deuleionony 33:2.j (his conpanions).
"THL CITY WHICH HAD TRLATLD HIM SO
CRULLLY, DRIVLN HIM AND HIS IAITHIUL
ßAND IOR RLIUCL AMONCST STRANCLRS,
WHICH HAD SWORN HIS LIIL AND THL
LIVLS OI HIS DLVOTLD DISCIILLS, LAY AT
HIS ILLT. HIS OLD ILRSLCUTLRS RLLLNTLLSS
AND RUTHLLSS, WHO HAD DISCRACLD
HUMANITY ßY INILICTINC CRULL
OUTRACLS UION INOIILNSIVL MLN AND
WOMLN, AND LVLN UION THL LIILLLSS
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DLAD, WLRL NOW COMILLTLLY AT HIS
MLRCY. ßUT IN THL HOUR OI HIS TRIUMIH
LVLRY LVIL SUIILRLD WAS IORCOTTLN,
LVLRY IN}URY INILICTLD WAS IORCIVLN,
AND A CLNLRAL AMNLSTY WAS LXTLNDLD
TO THL IOIULATION OI MAKKAH ..." Sayed
Anii AIi in "The Spiiil of IsIan"
CaIIing lefoie hin lhe popuIace of lhe vanquished
cily, he addiessed lhen vilh "Whal do you expecl
al ny hands loday`" His peopIe had knovn hin
loo veII, even fion his chiIdhood so lhey iepIied,
"Meicy, O geneious liolhei and nephev!" Teais
cane inlo lhe eyes of lhe Iiophel, and he said, "I
viII speak lo you as }oseph spoke unlo his
lielhien, I viII nol iepioach you loday: go you aie
fiee!"
And nov a scene vas enacled of vhich lheie is
ieaIIy no paiaIIeI in lhe hisloiy of lhe voiId. Hosls
upon hosls cane foivaid and adopled lhe ieIigion
of IsIan. Cod AInighly leslifies as lo lhe Iofly and
exaIled lehavioui of His Messengei - Ye have
indeed in lhe Messengei of AIIah a leaulifuI
pallein (of conducl). (HoIy Quian 33:21)
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Hov veII has Lanailine
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unknovingIy echoed
lhese senlinenls -
"AS RLCARDS ALL STANDARDS ßY WHICH
HUMAN CRLATNLSS MAY ßL MLASURLD, WL
MAY WLLL ASK, IS THLRL ANY MAN
CRLATLR THAN HL`"
In iepIy, ve loo can say once noie, "No! lheie is
no nan giealei lhan Muhannad (peace le upon
hin). Muhannad (peace le upon hin) vas lhe
giealesl nan lhal evei Iived!"
So fai, oui heio has eained lhe unsoIiciled and
ungiudging liilules fion nany non-MusIins of
diffeienl ieIigious peisuasions and fion vaiying
inleIIecluaI fieIds of endeavoui. ßul aII lhis sliII
ienains inconpIele vilhoul lhe Maslei's veidicl,
Muhannad's (peace le upon hin) piedecessoi -
}esus Chiisl, (pluh). We viII nov appIy his ovn
slandaid foi evaIualing giealness.
}OHN THL ßAITIST
1. }ohn lhe ßaplisl, |"}OHN- nol lo le confused
vilh }ohn lhe discipIe of }esus (pluh). A veiy
connon nane anong lhe }evs and Aials,
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even loday, Iike Taiik Aziz lhe iecenl Iiaqi
Minislei of Ioieign Affaiis. ReaI nane Taiik
Hanna Aziz, Hanna shoil foi Yuhanna
neaning }ohn. No one in lhe non-Aial MusIin
voiId knoving lhal oui fiiend is a Chiislian
Maixisl.j Knovn lhioughoul lhe MusIin voiId
as Hazial Yahya AIaihis-saIaan (Ieace le upon
hin) vas a conlenpoiaiy piophel of lhe
Messiah. They veie aIso cousins. Heie is vhal
lhe Maslei has lo say of hin:
2. IuII quolalion of Lainailine viII le found in
Appendix "ß" on page 61.
VeiiIy I say unlo you, Anong lhen lhal aie loin
of vonen lheie halh nol iisen a giealei lhan }ohn
lhe ßaplisl: Mallhev 11:11
Lveiy son of nan is "loin of vonen." ßy lhis veiy
facl }ohn lhe ßaplisl is giealei lhan Moses, David,
SoIonon, Aliahan oi Isaiah, none of lhe IsiaeIile
piophels excIuded. Whal gives }ohn lhis
ascendancy ovei eveiy olhei piophel` Il couId nol
le any niiacIe, lecause lhe ßilIe iecoids none lo
his ciedil. Il couId nol le his leachings, lecause he
lioughl no nev Iavs oi ieguIalions. Then vhal
nakes hin lhe giealesl` SinpIy lecause he vas
lhe heiaIdei, a pie-cuisoi, a hailingei of lhe happy
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nevs of lhe coning of lhe Messiah. This is vhal
nade }ohn lhe giealesl, lul }esus (pluh) cIains
lhal he hinseIf vas even giealei lhan lhe giealesl
(ie. }ohn). Why`
ßul I have giealei vilness lhan lhal of }ohn (lhe
ßaplisl): Ioi The Woiks vhich lhe Ialhei halh
given ne lo finish: (Lnphasis added) }ohn 5:36
Il is lhe "vilness," lhe connission vhich Cod
AInighly had enliusled hin vilh, vhich nakes
}esus (pluh) giealei lhan even }ohn. AppIying
lhese veiy slandaids as enuncialed ly lhe Maslei,
ve find lhal -
1. }ohn lhe ßaplisl vas lhe giealesl of aII lhe
IsiaeIile piophels, lecause he heiaIded lhe nighly
Messiah (}esus pluh). SiniIaiIy }esus (pluh)
vouId le giealei lhan even }ohn lecause he
heiaIded "The Spiiil of Tiulh, lhe Confoilei," vho
vas lo guide nankind inlo aII Tiulh (of lhe CospeI
of Sl. }ohn, chaplei 16). |Ioi a delaiIed expIanalion
aloul lhis piophecy, ollain loday youi IRLL copy
of lhe look -MUHUMMLD (peace le upon hin)
lhe NaluiaI Successoi lo CHRIST (pluh) fion lhe
IICI.j
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2. The diocese, lhe nission of }esus (pluh), oi "lhe
voiks vhich Cod had given hin lo acconpIish,"
vas Iiniled lo lhe Losl sheep of lhe House of IsiaeI
(Mallhev 15:24), vheieas lhe nission of
Muhannad (peace le upon hin) vas univeisaI.
He had leen loId -
And ve have senl lhee nol (O Muhannad), lul as
a Meicy unlo (aII) lhe voiIds. (HoIy Quian 21:1O7)
In keeping vilh his giand connission,
Muhannad (peace le upon hin) consislenlIy
deIiveied his Message lo one and aII vho vouId
heai, iiiespeclive of iace, cIass oi cieed, He
veIconed lhen aII in lhe ieIigion of Cod, vilhoul
any disciininalion. He had no lhoughl of dividing
lhe ciealuies of Cod inlo "dogs and pigs"
(Mallhev 7:6) oi inlo "sheep and goals" (Mallhev
25:32). He vas lhe Messengei of lhe One Tiue Cod,
vho vas senl as a Meicy unlo aII nankind, nay,
unlo lhe vhoIe univeise (H.Q. 21:1O7 alove). And,
he nevei foigol lhis nission even iighl up lo his
dying day.
Tovaids lhe end of his eailhIy sojouin, vhen he
couId Iook lack lo a heclic and dangeious pasl,
nov ciovned vilh success, he nov feeIs lhal he
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couId sil lack and enjoy lhe fiuils of his loiI, he
dieans of a Iife fiee fion luinoiI and fuII of
salisfaclion and ieIaxalion. Nol foi hin! Theie is
no line lo iesl oi ieIax. Theie is voik sliII lo le
done. Cod AInighly ieninds hin - - WL HAVL
NOT SLNT THLL (O MUHAMMAD) ßUT TO
THL WHOLL OI MANKIND.
AS A CIVLR OI CLAD TIDINCS AND AS A
WARNLR,
ßUT MOST OI MANKIND STILL DO NOT
KNOW.
HoIy Quian 34:28 |This is youi Iasl chance lo
nenoiize lhe lexl and lhe liansIalion of lhis veise.
Il you aie IackadaisicaI, ve can onIy nouin youi
Ioss.j
Hov vas he lo iespond lo lhis nev chaIIenge in
his iipening oId age` Theie veie no eIeclionic
gadgels of nodein connunicalion nelhods al his
disposaI, lheie veie no leIex and fax nachines
vhich he couId expIoil. Whal couId he do` ßeing
an unni (unIelleied), he caIIed lhe sciiles and
diclaled five Ielleis, one each lo lhe Lnpeioi al
ConslanlinopIe, lhe King of Lgypl, lhe Negus of
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Alyssinia, lhe King of Yenen and lo lhe Lnpeioi
in Ieisia. He caIIed foilh five Sahaala (his hoIy
conpanions) vilh five Aial sleeds and sel lhen
oul in five diffeienl diieclions inviling lhe nalions
of lhe voiId lo lhe univeisaI ieIigion of Cod.
I had lhe good foilune of seeing one of lhose hoIy
epislIes in lhe Topkapi Museun in IslanluI (oId
ConslanlinopIe) Tuikey. Thal Iellei is coIIecling
dusl! MaleiiaIIy lhe Tuiks have pieseived lhe
paichnenl. ßul lhe Message is coIIecling dusl, as I
have said.
The Iellei legins, "Iion Muhannad lhe
Messengei of Cod, lo HeiacIius lhe Lnpeioi al
ConslanlinopIe:
Accepl IsIan and le lenefiled." foIIoved ly lhis
exhoilalion fion lhe ßook of Cod - -
SAY: "O ILOILL OI THL ßOOK! |"IeopIe of lhe
ßook," slands foi lhe }evs and lhe Chiislians. You
viII nevei have il so good foi Ieaining AIIah's
KaIaan. Don'l ignoie lhis oppoilunily. Menoiize
lhe veises as lhey occui.j
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COML TO COMMON TLRMS AS ßLTWLLN US
AND YOU:
THAT WL WORSHII NONL ßUT COD,
THAT WL ASSOCIATL NO IARTNLRS WITH
HIM,
THAT WL LRLCT NOT, IROM AMONC
OURSLLVLS, LORDS AND IATRONS OTHLR
THAN COD."
II THLN THLY TURN ßACK, SAY YL: "ßLAR
WITNLSS THAT WL (AT LLAST) ARL MUSLIMS
(ßOWINC TO COD'S WILL) (HoIy Quian 3:64)
Aflei lhe alove Quianic inseilion in lhe Iellei, il is
concIuded vilh feIicilalion in lhe Iiophel's ovn
voids, ending vilh a seaI on vhich is insciiled -
"Thcrc Is nn nthcr nbjcct nf wnrshIp but A!!ah,
and Muhammad Is HIs Mcsscngcr."
The Iellei in Tuikey aiouses oui cuiiosily, and
inleiesl vilh iegaids lo ils pieseivalion, lul lhe
pieseivalion ilseIf is Iosl upon lhe sighlseei. The
sane Quianic Message is in aInosl eveiy MusIin
hone, leing iead and ie-iead a lhousand lines
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ovei vilhoul lhe ieadei leing noved lo deIivei ils
Message lo lhe addiessees!
CIance once noie al lhe alove veise. Il is
addiessed lo lhe "ah!c-KItaab," - lhe IeopIe of lhe
ßook, lhe }evs and lhe Chiislians. ßul, foi ovei a
lhousand yeais ve have ulleiIy ignoied lhal gieal
diieclive al oui ovn peiiI. We aie silling on lhal
Message Iike a colia on a piIe of veaIlh, keeping
lhe iighlfuI heiis al lay. This ullei negIecl viII
conlinue lo infIicl unloId suffeiing lo lhe Unnah
foi geneialions lo cone.
Aflei ovei fouileen hundied yeais of oui ieading,
and chanling lhe Quian in eveiy ihylhnic slyIe,
ve sliII heai lhis poignanl ciy:
ßul Mosl of nankind sliII do nol knov. (HoIy
Quian 34:28)
This is lhe concIuding phiase of lhe veise ieveaIed
fouileen hundied yeais ago. Il vas lhe facluaI
silualion of lhe lhen ieIigious voiId. The queslion
vhich nusl le asked is if il is any diffeienl loday`
Nol al aII! Theie aie loday noie MushrIks in lhe
voiId lhan lheie aie leIieveis in lhe One Tiue
Cod.
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Is lheie any hope of changing lhis silualion` AIIah
connanded His Iiophel lhen as He is
connanding us nov lhiough lhe fiisl seven veises
of Suia Muddalhlhii (chaplei 74).
1. O THOU WRAIILD UI (IN A MANTLL)! "As
usuaI, lheie is lhese vondeifuI eaiIy nyslicaI
veises (incIuding lhe ones lhal foIIov), a liipIe
lhiead of lhoughl:
(a)A pailicuIai occasion oi peison is iefeiied
lo
(l) a geneiaI spiiiluaI Iesson is laughl, and
(c) a noie piofound nyslicaI ieveiie is
suggesled.
As lo (a), lhe Iiophel vas nov pasl lhe slage of
peisonaI conlenpIalion. Weaiing his nanlIe, he
vas nov lo go foilh and loIdIy deIivei his
Message and pulIicIy piocIain AIIah The One
Tiue Cod. His heail had aIvays leen puiified, lul
nov aII his oulvaid doings nusl le dedicaled lo
Cod, and convenlionaI iespecl foi ancesliaI
cuslons oi voiship nusl le lhiovn aside. The
voik of his Messengeiship vas lhe nosl geneious
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lhal couId fIov fion his peisonaIily, lul no
ievaid oi appiecialion vas lo le expecled fion
his peopIe, lul quile lhe conliaiy, lheie vouId le
nuch caII on his palience, lul his conlenlnenl
vouId aiise fion lhe good pIeasuie of Cod.
As lo (l), siniIai slages aiise in a ninoi degiee in
lhe Iife of eveiy good nan, foi vhich lhe Iiophel's
Iife is lo le a univeisaI pallein.
As lo (c), lhe 5ufIs undeisland, ly lhe nanlIe and
oulvaid viappings, lhe ciicunslances of oui
phenonenaI exislence, vhich aie necessaiy lo oui
physicaI confoil up lo a ceilain slage, lul ve soon
oulgiov lhen, and oui innei naluie shouId lhen
loIdIy piocIain ilseIf, nol lhal il liings any ciedil
oi ievaid vilh nen, lhe veiy hope of expeclalion
of such vouId le inconsislenl vilh oui highei
naluie, vhich shouId leai aII checks and iejoice in
lhe favoui of Cod."
2. ARISL AND DLLIVLR THY WARMINC!
3. AND THY LORD DO THOU MACNIIY!
4. AND THY CARMLNTS KLLI IRLL IROM
STAIN!
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5. AND ALL AßOMINATION SHUN!
"(a) Rujz oi Rijz neans aloninalion and is usuaIIy
undeislood lo nean idoIaliy. Il is even possilIe
lhal lheie vas an idoI caIIed RU}Z. ßul lhese days
il has a videi significance as incIuding a nenlaI
slale opposed lo liue voiship, a slale of doull oi
indecision."
6. NOR LXILCT, IN CIVINC, ANY INCRLASL
(IOR THYSLLI)!
"(l) The IegaI and conneiciaI foinuIa is lhal you
give in oidei lo ieceive vhal is voilh lo you a IillIe
noie lhan you give, lul expecl nolhing fion lhe
ieceivei. You seive Cod and Cod's ciealuies."
7. ßUT, IOR THY LORD'S (CAUSL) ßL IATILNT
AND CONSTANT! (c) |Renenlei lo nenoiize
AIIah's KaIaan vilh ils neaningj
(HoIy Quian 74:1-7)
"(c) Oui zeaI foi Cod's Cause ilseIf iequiies lhal ve
shouId nol le inpalienl, and lhal ve shouId shov
conslancy in oui effoils foi His Cause. Ioi ve have
failh, and ve knov lhal He is AII-Cood, AII-Wise,
and AII-IoveifuI, and eveiylhing viII uIlinaleIy
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le iighl." AlduIIah Yusuf AIi |The LngIish
liansIalion and lhe connenlaiies veie ly
AlduIIah Yusuf AIi. Ollain youi voIune fion lhe
IICI al a speciaIIy sulsidised piice. Ako oidei a
voIune foi youi non-MusIin fiiends.j
To lhe Aials in geneiaI and lo oui HoIy Iiophel in
pailicuIai "a nanlIe" vas lhe pioleclive coveiing
used foi pioleclion againsl lhe sun, vind and
sand. He vas so lo say giiding hinseIf, ioIIing up
his sIeeves, lo acconpIish his lask. AIlhough nosl
of lhe MusIins in lhe voiId do nol covei
lhenseIves vilh shavIs (nanlIes), in lheii day lo
day Iiving, lhey caiiy a hosl of nanlIes in lhe vay
of infeiioiily conpIexes.
WHAT CAN WL DO TO MAKL COD'S LICHT
SHINL IORTH THROUCH THL DARKNLSS
AROUND US` WL MUST IIRST LLT IT SHINL IN
OUR OWN TRUL SLLVLS WITH THAT LICHT
IN THL NICHL OI OUR INMOST HLARTS WL
CAN WALK WITH STLIS ßOTH IIRM AND
SURL: WL CAN HUMßLY VISIT THL
COMIORTLLSS AND CUIDL THLIR STLIS.NOT
WL, ßUT THL LICHT WILL CUIDL! ßUT OH!
THL }OY OI ßLINC IOUND WORTHY TO ßLAR
THL TORCH, AND TO SAY TO OUR
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ßRLTHRLN- "I TOO WAS IN DARKNLSS,
COMIORTLLSS, AND ßLHOLD, I HAVL
IOUND COMIORT AND }OY IN THL CRACL
DIVINL!" THUS SHOULD WL IAY THL DULS
OI ßROTHLRHOOD, - - ßY WALKINC HUMßLY
SIDL ßY SIDL, IN THL WAYS OI THL LORD,
WITH MUTUAL AID AND COMIORT, AND
HLARTILLT IRAYLR, ßACKLD ßY ACTION,
THAT COD'S COOD IURIOSL MAY ßL
ACCOMILISHLD, IN US ALL TOCLTHLR!
ßUT MOST OI MANKIND STILL DO NOT
KNOW
Thus spake, inspiied oui HoIy piophel,
Muhannad (peace le upon hin) on vhon ve
invoke Cod's lIessings foi evei and evei -
AAMLLN!
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APPENDIX "A"
He allained lhe heighl of eninence ly his
peifeclion,
He dispeIIed lhe daikness (of lhe voiId) ly his
giace,
LxceIIenl veie aII his quaIilies,
Iiay foi lIessings on hin and his descendanls.
Sheikh Sa'di Sheeiaazi (RA)
APPENDIX "B"
"If giealness of puipose, snaIIness of neans and
aslounding iesuIls aie lhe lhiee ciileiia of hunan
genius, vho couId daie lo conpaie any gieal nan in
nodein hisloiy vilh Muhannad`
The nosl fanous nen ciealed ains, Iavs and enpiies
onIy. They founded, if anylhing al aII, no noie lhan
naleiiaI poveis vhich oflen ciunlIed avay lefoie
lheii eyes. This nan Muhannad noved nol onIy
ainies, IegisIalions, enpiies, peopIes and dynaslies,
lul niIIions of nen, and noie lhan lhal lhe aIlais, lhe
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gods, lhe ieIigions, lhe ideas, lhe leIiefs and lhe souIs.
On lhe lasis of a ßook, eveiy Iellei of vhich has
lecone Iav, he ciealed a spiiiluaI nalionaIily vhich
lIended logelhei peopIes of eveiy longue and of eveiy
iace ... The idea of lhe unily of Cod, piocIained anidsl
lhe exhauslion of faluIous lheoIogies, vas in ilseIf such
a niiacIe lhal upon ils ulleiance fion his Iips il
deslioyed aII lhe ancienl supeislilions ... His endIess
piayeis, his nyslic conveisalions vilh Cod, his dealh
and his liiunph aflei dealh: aII lhese allesl nol lo an
inposluie lul lo a fiin conviclion vhich gave hin lhe
povei lo iesloie a dogna. This dogna vas lvofoId,
lhe unily of Cod and lhe InnaleiiaIily of Cod, lhe
foinei leIIing vhal Cod is, lhe Iallei leIIing vhal Cod
is nol ...
... "IHILOSOIHLR, ORATOR, AIOSTLL,
LLCISLATOR, WARRIOR, CONQULROR OI IDLAS,
RLSTORLR OI RATIONAL ßLLILIS, of a cuIl vilhoul
inages, lhe foundei of lvenly leiiesliiaI enpiies and of
one spiiiluaI enpiie, lhal is Muhannad. AS
RLCARDS ALL STANDARDS ßY WHICH HUMAN
CRLATNLSS MAY ßL MLASURLD, WL MAY WLLL
ASK, IS THLRL ANY MAN CRLATLR THAN HL`"
(Lanailine, Hisloiie de Ia Tuiquie, Iaiis 1854, VoI II
pp.276-277).
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APPENDIX "C"
}ULLS MASSLRMAN, U.S. psychoanaIysl
TIML, }ULY 15, 1974
Leadeis nusl fuIfiII lhiee funclions - - - piovide foi lhe
veII-leing of lhe Ied, piovide a sociaI oiganizalion in
vhich peopIe feeI ieIaliveIy secuie, and piovide lhen
vilh one sel of leIiefs. IeopIe Iike Iasleui and SaIk aie
Ieadeis in lhe fiisl sense.
IeopIe Iike Candhi and Confucius, on one hand, and
AIexandei, Caesai and HilIei on lhe olhei, aie Ieadeis
in lhe second and peihaps lhe lhiid sense. }esus and
ßuddha leIong in lhe lhiid calegoiy aIone. PERHAP5
THE GREATE5T LEADER OF ALL TIME5 WA5
MOHAMMED, WHO COMBINED ALL THREE
FUNCTION5. To a Iessei degiee Moses did lhe sane.
(Lnphasis added)
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APPENDIX "D"
IideIily is said lo le a hunan alliilule,
Which nakes lhe nodein genlIenan dislinguished
fion lhe liule,
ßul lhal supiene fideIily, inloin in eveiy hound,
Which is lhe naik of nan's lesl fiiend, In nan, il's
iaieIy found!
A Soulh Afiican Ioel.

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