Friday, October 1, 2010

Bicara Mereka Perihal Muhammad ﷺ

Sehingga kini, fakta itu tidak pernah berubah cuma pengikut mereka sahaja yang sering ingin melawan arus daripada apa yang telah disarankan dan diajar. Mungkin tika ini merupakan satu peluang kepada kita untuk bermuhasabah kembali diri kita tentang kemuliaan si pemilik nama Muhammad ﷺ ini.

Saya menjumpai beberapa quotes dari tokoh terkenal dan sarjana bukan Islam yang memuji serta mengagumi ketokohan dan kemuliaan Muhammad ﷺ.

These all the quotes I found on the Internet and in some books that I've read, by whom we might consider as prolific non-Muslim figures have said about our beloved Muhammad ﷺ. If you have any additional quotes your found, let me know and drop it in the comment section.

“I have always held the religion of Muhammad in high estimation because of its wonderful vitality. It is the only religion, which appears to me to possess that assimilating capacity to the changing phase of existence, which can make itself appeal to every age. I have studied him—the wonderful man and in my opinion far from being an anti-Christ, he must be called the Savior of Humanity. I believe that if a man like him were to assume the dictatorship of the modern world he would succeed in solving its problems in a way that would bring it the much needed peace and happiness: I have prophesied about the faith of Muhammad that it would be acceptable to the Europe of tomorrow as it is beginning to be acceptable to the Europe of today.”—George Bernard Shaw (26 July 1856 – 2 November 1950)

“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 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.”—Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (2 October 1869 – 30 January 1948)

“Philosopher, orator, apostle, legislator, warrior, conqueror of ideas, restorer of rational dogmas, of a cult without images, the founder of twenty terrestrial empires and of one spiritual empire: that is Muhammad PBUH. As regards all the standards by which human greatness may be measured, we may well ask is there any man greater than he?”—Alphonse Marie Louis de Prat de Lamartine (21 October 1790 – 28 February 1869)

“The league of nations founded by the prophet of Islam put the principle of international unity and human brotherhood on such universal foundations as to show candle to other nations. The fact is that no nation of the world can show a parallel to what Islam has done towards the realization of the idea of the League of Nations.”—Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje (8 February 1857 – 26 June 1936)

“People like Pasteur and Salk are leaders in the first sense. People like Gandhi and Confucius, on one hand, and Alexander, Caesar and Hitler on the other, are leaders in the second and perhaps the third sense. Jesus and Buddha belong in the third category alone. Perhaps the greatest leader of all times was Mohammed, who combined all three functions. To a lesser degree, Moses did the same.”—Jules H. Masserman, former president of the American Psychiatric Association

“Head of the State as well as the Church, he was Caesar and Pope in one; but he was Pope without the Pope’s pretensions, and Caesar without the legions of Caesar, without a standing army, without a bodyguard, without a police force, without a fixed revenue. If ever a man ruled by a right divine, it was Muhammad, for he had all the powers without their supports. He cared not for the dressings of power. The simplicity of his private life was in keeping with his public life.”—Benjamin Bosworth Smith (1784-1884)

“The greatest success of Mohammad’s life was effected by sheer moral force. It is not the propagation but the permanency of his religion that deserves our wonder, the same pure and perfect impression which he engraved at Mecca and Medina is preserved after the revolutions of twelve centuries by the Indian, the African and the Turkish proselytes of the Koran. The Mahometans have uniformly withstood the temptation of reducing the object of their faith and devotion to a level with the senses and imagination of man. ‘I believe in One God and Mahomet 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 honors 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.”—Edward Gibbon (8 May 1737 – 16 January 1794)

“My choice of Muhammad to lead the list of the world’s most influential persons may surprise some readers and may be questioned by others, but he was the only man in history who was supremely successful on both the religious and secular level.”—Michael H. Hart, author of The 100: A Ranking of the Most Influential Persons in History

Istimewanya mereka ini ialah kesemua daripada mereka merupakan penganut ajaran agama yang berlainan dengan pembawaan Muhammad ﷺ namun masih mampu mengungkapkan kekaguman mereka terhadap kemuliaan Baginda Rasulullah ﷺ.