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Sword-A Fantastically Absurd Myth Of Historians De Lacy O’Leary writes: “History makes it clear, however, that the legend of fanatical Muslims sweeping through the world and forcing Islam at the point of the sword upon conquered races is one of the mist fantastically absurd myths that historians have ever repeated.” (Islam at the Crossroads, London, 1923, page 8, De Lacy O’Leary). Well Established Facts, No Sword Lawrence E. Browne opines: “Incidentally these well established facts dispose of the idea so widely fostered in Christian writings that the Muslims, wherever they went, forced people to accept Islam at the point of the sword.” (The Prospects of Islam, London, 1944, page 14, Lawrence E. Browne). Deplorable Contriving To Put Out Scientific Obligation H.G. Farmer says: “One of the most deplorable things in history”, said Dr. J.W. Draper, is the systematic way European writers have contrived to put out of sight the scientific obligations of the Arabs.” (Historical facts in the Arabian Musical Influence H.G Farmer). No Temples Needed Hunter says: “It is one of the glories of Islam that temples are not made with hands and that its ceremonies can be performed anywhere upon God’s earth or under His heaven.” (Our Indian Musulmans Humter). Europe’s Extrication From Darkness by Muslims Marquis of Dufferin says: “It is to Muslims science, to Muslims art and to Muslims literature that Europe has been in a great measure indebted for its extrication from the darkness of the Middle Ages.” (Speeches Delivered in India, London, 1890, page 24, Marquis of Dufferin and Ava). Islamic Brotherhood Browne says further: “The Islamic brotherhood which they proclaimed was a real thing, and a new thing, and a new thing among Eastern nations. It is doubtful whether Christian Syrians ever felt the same sense of brotherhood with Christian Persians as Muslim Syrians did with Muslim Persians.”
O Houdes). London.(The Prospects of Islam. Browne). It did not grow without a struggle.” (The Gospel of Islam Adyar 1948. London. Tritton says: “The picture of the Muslim soldiers advancing with a sword in one hand and a Koran in the other is quite false.” (Islam. On it could indeed be built a perfect world religion. page 21 A.” Puts Christian Nations To Shame E. Jihad (Holy War) Defensive Against Those Who Menaced Existence Of Islam O Houdes opines: “The Jihad was not really obligatory except against peoples who had no revealed religion or who menaced the existence of Islam… Jihad had to be waged to defend Islam against aggressions… Once this was terminated the Muslims always displayed a great tolerance towards the conquered peoples leaving them their legislation and religious beliefs. [Oxon]).S. the Muslims exhibited a degree of toleration which puts many Christian nations to shame. Duncan Greenleers.S. it would have died during Muhammad’s lifetime. Alexander Powell states: “In their wars of conquest. for. which accepts as God-inspired all the real religions of the world. Tritton) On It Could Be Built Perfect World Religion Greenless says: “The nobility and broad tolerance of this creed. the most learned and the most enlightened jurisprudence that ever existed in the world.” (The Struggle for Power in Moslem Asia. will always be a glorious heritage for mankind. Tome 20. New York 1923. if stones and sneers could have killed it. however. 1944.A. page 27. M. 1894. page 12. 1951. page 48 E. Alexander Powell). Lawrence E. The System Of The Wisest: Ever Existed In The World Edmund Burke writes: “The Muhammadan law which is binding on all from the crowned head to the meanest subject is a law interwoven with a system of the wisest. page 1006.) 2 .” (La Grande Encyclopaedia. Quite False A. Sword. Stones And Sneers Could Not Kill It Edward Clodd says: “A religion which has fed the heart-hunger of millions of men for nigh thirteen hundred years cannot have been cradled in fraud.” (Impeachment of Warren Hastings by The English statesman and Orator.
Who can bear more telling witness to the truth of this assertion than Moslems themselves. and while it does not pretend to make a god out of him. To put the matter plainly. in proof of which may be cited Moslem abstinence. children nor women. More Cruelty Under Christianity J.M.To The World More Suited Than Christianity Lancelot Lawton says: “As a religion the Mohomedan religion. die rather than yield. Destroy neither fruit trees. who can honestly say that the sexual morality of the West is superior to that of the East? A fair comparison would. the principle underlying it. or to speak more accurately. by Edward Gibbon). indeed. who have suffered greatly from the swords of the Western nations? Putting aside these two points of resemblance.” (The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. London for 12 May. I would even say that it is more suited to the world as a whole…” “It is undeniable that polygamy. slay neither old men. recognition of prophets other than its own.” (A short History of Christianity. Be merciful. th 3 . page 4) Purer Than System Of Zoroaster: More Liberal Than Law Of Moses Gibbon says: “More pure than the system of Zoroaster. I maintain a definite superiority. it must be confessed. very much favour the latter. London 1938 and 1939 Vol. is not confined to Moslem peoples. sense of fraternity. it seeks to regulate his conduct so that at least he shall become a good neighbour. Keep your word even to your enemies. Robertson writes: “Under Christianity there was certainly more cruelty than under early Islam. 1928 Lancelot Lawton). grain nor cattle. condemnation of usury. The Caliph Abu Bakr had given to his followers three injunctions: Be just. page 487. V. Its quality may be summed up by saying that it takes a man as he is. the religion of Mohamet might seem less inconsistent with reason than the creed of mystery and superstition which in the seventh century disgraced the simplicity of the gospels. I believe. more liberal than the law of Moses. is more suited to Africa than is the Christian religion. the achievement of the Moslem faith enjoys.” (The Sphere. Then it is undeniable also that faith in the power of the sword is by no means restricted to the Islamic world.
and the definite number of the practices which it demands.Christianity Continually Changing From Origin. Muhammad was not pitted against Jesus or Mani. it is Islam which was pitted against the corrupted Christianity of the seventh century and against the decaying tradition of the Zoroastrian Magi with which the historian has the greater concern. All again risked his life for the Prophet in his darkest days. page 35.May 2010 4 . In contrast to Christianity which has been undergoing continual transformation since its origin. Abu Bekr is a better witness. and it is very hard for anyone who reads the history of these times not to belive in Abu Bekr. and through certain accidents in its origin and certain qualities of the desert from where it sprang. And whether it was through its Prophet or whether it was in spite of its Prophet. Abu Bekr believed in the Prophet. there can be no denying that Islam possesses many fine and noble attributes. page 325) HKIYA --. Jean L’heureux). and he never wavered in his devotion.” (Etude sur L’Islamisme.” (Ibid. the clearness of its dogma and principles. Decaying Zoroastrian Wells says: “Can a man who has no good qualities hold a friend? Because those who knew Muhammad best believed in him most. Khadija for all her days believed in him but she may have been a fond woman. Not Islam L’heureux writes: “Islam had the power of peacefully conquering souls by the simplicity of its theology. Islam had remained identical with itself. and his relative stature is only a very secondary question for us. Muhammad was no imposter. Corrupted Christianity. at any rate…” “But the personal quality of Muhammad is one thing and the quality of Islam is quite another.