Thursday, June 27, 2013

Mahatma Gandhi on the Prophet Muhammad

"I wanted to know the best of the life of one (Muhammad) 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 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."
Young India (September 23, 1924) Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi, vol.29, "My Jail experiences", p.133.
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