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    Non-Muslims from different backgrounds quotes (OP)




    I will here list all the quotes provided by Non-Muslims from various backgrounds and what they have to say about Islam and/or Muslims. These quotes are for Muslims and Non-Muslims alike. Insha'Allah, it will reveal that Islaam is not despised by the non-muslim academic scholars at all.

    Some you might have read and some are completely new. So please post quotes that are not widely circulated much on the internet. Insha'Allah, I will add it on the main sites.


    Quotations regarding Islam in general:


    “The teachings of Islam can fail under no circumstances. With all our systems of culture and civilization, we can not go beyond Islam and, as a matter of fact, no human mind can go beyond the Q’uran.
    Author :
    Johann Goethe
    Book Reference :
    cited in Sir Henry Elliot’s Letters of Johann Goethe, 1865

    “In my view, Islam is the only religion in the world that will remain eternally practicable in changing times."
    Author :
    George Bernard Shaw
    Book Reference :
    The Genuine Islam, 1936

    “Islam does not set impossible goals. There are no mythological intricacies in this message. No hidden meanings or secrets and absolutely no priesthood.”
    Author :
    Hitti, History of the Arabs

    The essential and definite element of my conversion to Islam was the Qur'an. I began to study it before my conversion with the critical spirit of a Western intellectual. There are certain verses of this book, the Qur'an, revealed more than thirteen centuries ago, which teach exactly the same notions as the most modern scientific researches do. This definitely converted me.
    Author :
    Ali Selman Benoist, France, Doctor of Medicine

    "I have read the Sacred Scriptures of every religion; nowhere have I found what I encountered in Islam: perfection. The Holy Qur'an, compared to any other scripture I have read, is like the Sun compared to that of a match. I firmly believe that anybody who reads the Word of Allah with a mind that is not completely closed to Truth, will become a Muslim."
    Author :
    (Saifuddin) Dirk Walter Mosig, U.S.A.

    But Islam has a still further service to render to the cause of humanity. It stands after all nearer to the real East than Europe does, and it possesses a magnificent tradition of inter-racial understanding and cooperation. No other society has such a record of success uniting in an equality of status, of opportunity, and of endeavours so many and so various races of mankind . . . Islam has still the power to reconcile apparently irreconcilable elements of race and tradition. If ever the opposition of the great societies of East and West is to be replaced by cooperation, the mediation of Islam is an indispensable condition. In its hands lies very largely the solution of the problem with which Europe is faced in its relation with East. If they unite, the hope of a peaceful issue is immeasurably enhanced. But if Europe, by rejecting the cooperation of Islam, throws it into the arms of its rivals, the issue can only be disastrous for both.
    Author :
    H.A.R. Gibb
    Book Reference :
    WHITHER ISLAM, London, 1932, p. 379

    It (Islam) replaced monkishness by manliness. It gives hope to the slave, brotherhood to mankind, and recognition of the fundamental facts of human nature.
    How, for instance, can any other appeal stand against that of the Moslem who, in approaching the pagan, says to him, however obscure or degraded he may be 'Embrace the faith, and you are at once equal and a brother.' Islam knows no color line.
    Author :

    S. S. Leeder, VEILED MYSTERIES OF EGYPT

    Sense of justice is one of the most wonderful ideals of Islam, because as I read in the Qur'an I find those dynamic principles of life, not mystic but practical ethics for the daily conduct of life suited to the whole world.
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    SAROJINI NAIDU
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    Lectures on "The Ideals of Islam:"SPEECHES AND WRITINGS OF SAROJINI NAIDU, Madras, 1918, p. 167

    The extinction of race consciousness as between Muslims is one of the outstanding achievements of Islam, and in the contemporary world there is, as it happens, a crying need for the propagation of this Islamic virtue.
    Author :
    A. J. Toynbee
    Book Reference :

    CIVILIZATION ON TRIAL, New York, 1948, p. 205

    I am not a Muslim in the usual sense, though I hope I am a Muslim" as "one surrendered to God," but I believe that embedded in the Quran and other expressions of the Islamic vision are vast stores of divine truth from which I and other occidentals have still much to learn, and 'Islam is certainly a strong contender for the supplying of the basic framework of the one religion of the future.'"
    Author :
    W. Montgomery Watt
    Book Reference :
    ISLAM AND CHRISTIANITY TODAY, London, 1983, p.ix


    'I believe in One God and Mohammed the Apostle of God,' is the simple and invariable profession of Islam. The intellectual image of the Deity has never been degraded by any visible idol; the honours of the prophet have never transgressed the measure of human virtue, and his living precepts have restrained the gratitude of his disciples within the bounds of reason and religion.
    Author :
    Edward Gibbon and Simon Ocklay
    Book Reference :
    HISTORY OF THE SARACEN EMPIRE, London, 1870, p. 54


    "Islam is a religion that is essentially rationalistic in the widest sense of this term considered etymologically and historically....the teachings of the Prophet, the Qur'an has invariably kept its place as the fundamental starting point, and the dogma of unity of God has always been proclaimed therein with a grandeur a majesty, an invariable purity and with a note of sure conviction, which it is hard to find surpassed outside the pale of Islam....A creed so precise, so stripped of all theological complexities and consequently so accessible to the ordinary understanding might be expected to possess and does indeed possess a marvelous power of winning its way into the consciences of men."
    Author :
    Edward Montet
    Book Reference :
    'La Propagande Chretienne et ses Adversaries Musulmans,' Paris 1890. (Also in T.W. Arnold in 'The Preaching of Islam,' London 1913.)

    On the basis of a Book, every letter which has become law, he created a spiritual nationality which blend together peoples of every tongue and race. He has left the indelible characteristic of this Muslim nationality the hatred of false gods and the passion for the One and Immaterial God. This avenging patriotism against the profanation of Heaven formed the virtue of the followers of Muhammad; the conquest of one-third the earth to the dogma was his miracle; or rather it was not the miracle of man but that of reason.
    Author :
    Alphonse de LaMartaine
    Book Reference :
    'Historie de la Turquie,' Paris, 1854

    I hope the time is not far off when I shall be able to unite all the wise and educated men of all the countries and establish a uniform regime based on the principles of Qur'an which alone are true and which alone can lead men to happiness.
    Author :
    Napolean Bonaparte
    Book Reference :
    Quoted in Christian Cherfils, ‘Bonaparte et Islam,’ Pedone Ed., Paris, France, 1914, pp. 105, 125.

    The Islamic teachings have left great traditions for equitable and gentle dealings and behavior, and inspire people with nobility and tolerance. These are human teachings of the highest order and at the same time practicable. These teachings brought into existence a society in which hard-heartedness and collective oppression and injustice were the least as compared with all other societies preceding it....Islam is replete with gentleness, courtesy, and fraternity.
    Author :
    H.G. Wells


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    Thumbs up Quotations From Famous Historians Of Science

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    Arnold and Guillaume in "Lagacy of Islam" on Islamic science and medicine

    "Looking back we may say that Islamic medicine and science reflected the light of the Hellenic sun, when its day had fled, and that they shone like a moon, illuminating the darkest night of the European middle Ages; that some bright stars lent their own light, and that moon and stars alike faded at the dawn of a new day - the Renaissance. Since they had their share in the direction and introduction of that great movement, it may reasonably be claimed that they are with us yet."



    References:

    1. George Sarton, "Introduction to the History of Science, Vol. I-IV," Carnegie Institute of Washington, Baltimore, 1927-31; Williams and Wilkins, Baltimore, 1950-53.
    2. Robert Briffault, "The Making of Humanity," London, 1938.
    3. T. Arnold and A. Guillaume, "The Legacy of Islam," Oxford University Press, 1931.
    4. E. Gibbon, "Decline and Fall of Roman Empire," London, 1900.

    Additional quotations from above sources are contained in the Muslim History book: http://www.cyberistan.org/islamic/muslimhistory570.htm

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    Smile More Quotes....

    More quotes about Islam by non-Muslims in:
    http://itolerance.4t.com/favorite_links.html

    To know more about ISlam in general you can go to:
    http://itolerance.4t.com/

    To know about the 20 Most Common Questions about ISLAM:
    http://20questions.4t.com/

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    Re: Non-Muslims from different backgrounds quotes

    good post

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    Re: Non-Muslims from different backgrounds quotes

    Salaam ,
    Masha Allah GR8 thread , excellent post may Allah be pleased wit u

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    Re: Non-Muslims from different backgrounds quotes

    Bismillah

    Peace,

    I kind of agree with the concept about "good" and "bad" in religions. You are either for or against a certain religion or creed there is no halfstepping. The morals that you applied to the Christian is also the same for the Muslim. We do not like to hold grudges, nor be ill-treated by others.

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    Re: Non-Muslims from different backgrounds quotes

    [MOUSE]this is one of the most wonderful threads i have ever read masha'allah truth soldiers of islam with the pen and not sword (i have to write pen)[/MOUSE]

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    Re: Non-Muslims from different backgrounds quotes

    ~salaam~

    *"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 most fantastically absurd myths that historians have ever repeated."*
    Author :
    De Lacy O'Leary
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    ISLAM AT THE CROSSROADS, London, 1923, p. 8

    my personal favourite,
    Mashallah keep up the good work.

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    What they say about Islam


    …Quite interesting I believe… kay:

    “…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 most fantastically absurd myths that historians have ever repeated.”

    De Lacy O’Leary, ISLAM AT THE CROSSROADS, London, 1923, p.8.



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    “The doctrine of brotherhood of Islam extends to all human beings, no matter what colour race or creed. Islam is the only religion which has been able to realise this doctrine in practice. Muslims wherever on the world they are, will recognise each other as brothers.”

    R. L. Mellema, Holland, Anthropologist, writer and scholar.



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    “The extinction of race consciousness as between Muslims is one if the outstanding achievements of Islam, and in the contemporary world there is, as it happens, a crying need for the propagation of this Islamic virtue.”

    A. J. Toynbee, CIVILISATION ON TRIAL, New York, 1948, p.205.


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    “How, for instance, can any other appeal stand against that of the Muslim who, in approaching the pagan, says to him, however obscure or degraded he may be “Embrace the faith, and you are at once equal and a brother.’ Islam knows no colour line.”

    S. S. Leeder, VEILED MYSTERIES OF EGYPT



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    “It (Islam) replaced monkishness by manliness. It gives hope to the slave, brotherhood to mankind, and recognition of the fundamental facts of human nature.”

    Canon Taylor, Quoted by Arnoud in THE PREACHING OF ISLAM, pp. 71-72



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    Re: What they say about Islam

    Greetings,

    Who are the people quoted above, and why should we believe what they say?

    Peace

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    Re: Non-Muslims from different backgrounds quotes

    they're peepz just like you and I who can look at islam and not see all the negatives that most people come up with. you dont have to believe it...we're not makin you, it's called freedom of expression, if you agree fair enough, if not...entirely up to you peace
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    Re: What they say about Islam

    Quote Originally Posted by czgibson View Post
    Greetings,

    Who are the people quoted above, and why should we believe what they say?

    Peace
    Those who dont believe normally do so because they know something to disprove the evidence put forth. Im guessing its same with you?
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    My tears testify that i have a heart
    yet i feel me and shaytan never part
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    Re: What they say about Islam

    Greetings,
    Quote Originally Posted by IbnAbdulHakim View Post
    Those who dont believe normally do so because they know something to disprove the evidence put forth. Im guessing its same with you?
    Proof has nothing to do with belief, although many people on this forum like to think that it does. Proof is related to knowledge - if you have solid proof of something, you don't just believe it; you know it.

    I was simply asking who the quoted people were and why we should believe them. At the moment, I have no positive reason to believe what they've said, and no reason not to - I don't know who the people are.

    Peace

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    Re: Non-Muslims from different backgrounds quotes

    you dont need to personally know a wise person to realise that what they said is wise peace out!
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    Re: Non-Muslims from different backgrounds quotes

    here are some scientists taking about the miracles in Quran and Sunna and this files are all videos

    (HAVE FUN )

    note: that after clicking the links you will have to wait for a minute or so untill it works.

    Prof. Keith L. Moore - Comment 1 watch the video

    Prof. Keith L. Moore - Comment 2 watch the video

    Prof. Alfred Kroner - Comment 1 watch the video

    Prof. Alfred Kroner - Comment 1 watch the video

    Prof. T. V. N. Persaud watch the video

    Prof. Joe Leigh Simpson watch the video

    Prof. E. Marshall Johnson - Comment 1 watch the video

    Prof. E. Marshall Johnson - Comment 2 watch the video

    Prof. William W. Hey watch the video

    Prof. Gerald G. Goeringer watch the video

    Prof. Yoshihide Kozai watch the video

    Prof. Tejatat Tejasen watch the video


    salam
    Last edited by Hemoo; 03-20-2007 at 12:49 PM.
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    Arrow Christians, what do you make of these quotes on Prophet Muhammad(pbuh)?

    I believe the writers are Christians themselves. Here it goes:-

    The greatest crime, the greatest 'sin' of Mohammad in the eyes of the Christian West is that he did not allow himself to be slaughtered, to be 'crucified' by his enemies. He only defended himself, his family and his followers; and finally vanquished his enemies. Mohammad's success is the Christians' gall of disappointment: He did not believe in any vicarious sacrifices for the sins of others. -- [Edward Gibbon]

    The lies that we (Christians) have heaped round this man (Muhammad) are disgraceful to ourselves only. -- [Thomas Carlyle]

    Of all the world's greatest men none has been so much maligned as Muhammad. It is easy to see how this has come about. For centuries Islam was the great enemy of Christendom, for Christendom was in direct contact with no other organized states comparable in power to the Muslims. -- [William Montgomery Watt]

    Ever since the Crusades, people in the west have seen the prophet Muhammad as a sinister figure. During the 12th century, Christians were fighting brutal holy wars against Muslims, even though Jesus had told his followers to love their enemies, not to exterminate them. The scholar monks of Europe stigmatised Muhammad as a cruel warlord who established the false religion of Islam by the sword. They also, with ill-concealed envy, berated him as a lecher and sexual pervert at a time when the popes were attempting to impose celibacy on the reluctant clergy. Our Islamophobia became entwined with our chronic anti-Semitism; Jews and Muslims, the victims of the crusaders, became the shadow self of Europe, the enemies of decent civilisation and the opposite of "us". -- [Karen Armstrong]

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