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, placed Muhammad as the number one person who influenced humankind. He realized his choice may be controversial and responded: My choice of Muhammad to lead the list of the world's most influential persons may surprise some readers and may be questioned by others, but he was the only man in history who was supremely successful on both the religious and secular levels. (p. 33) Without question, the Prophet Muhammad had many opportunities to lead and guide his spiritual and secular followers. Instead of wielding his power and prestige for his own gain, he instead spent his time reinforcing his message by treating those around him well, and upholding the values he lauded in his public communication. Scholars of leadership have recognized the Prophet’s prowess at inspiring and leading others and have compared his abilities to religious leaders of similar stature, suggesting his success on many levels was superior to others.(Hart, 1978) The Prophet’s unique ability to lead and direct, while exhibiting transformational and extraordinary values, makes him a leader to research and to emulate.