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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.
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    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
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    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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