ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday shared one of his most favourite quotes about our beloved Prophet Muhammed (SAWW), which is written by a French writer.
Alphonse de Lamartine, a French writer, poet and politician, wrote, “If greatness of purpose, smallness of means, and astonishing results are the three criteria of a human genius, who could dare compare any great man in history with Muhammed (SAWW)?
“The most famous men created arms, laws, and empires only. They founded, if anything at all, no more than material powers which often crumbled away before their eyes. This man moved not only armies, legislations, empires, peoples, dynasties, but millions of men in one-third of the then inhabited world; and more than that, he moved the altars, the gods, the religions, the ideas, the beliefs and the souls.”
There is a long list of famous non-Muslim leaders, writers and philosophers who have spoken great of Prophet Muhammed (SAWW).
Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi said, “I wanted to know the best of the life of one who holds today an undisputed sway over the hearts of millions of mankind… I became more than ever convinced that it was not the sword that won a place for Islam in those days in the scheme of life. It was the rigid simplicity, the utter self-effacement of the Prophet (SAWW) the scrupulous regard for pledges, his intense devotion to his friends and followers, his intrepidity, his fearlessness, his absolute trust in God and in his own mission. These and not the sword carried everything before them and surmounted every obstacle. When I closed the second volume (of the Prophet’s biography), I was sorry there was not more for me to read of that great life.”
Leo Tolstoy wrote, “Muhammed (SAWW) has always been standing higher than the Christianity. He does not consider god as a human being and never makes himself equal to God. Muslims worship nothing except God and Muhammed (SAWW) is his Messenger. There is not any mystery and secret in it.”