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Why not?

Goethe

German Author

Why not?

“If this is Islam, then are we not all Muslims?!”

He knows me more than I know myself

Jeffrey Lang

American Mathematician

He knows me more than I know myself

“The Qur’an, this noble book, strongly captivated me and overwhelmed my heart, and made me surrender to Allah. It pushes the reader a critical moment, such that it makes him feel as though he is standing in front of his Creator. And if you are sincere in reading the Quran, you will not be able to just casually read it, for it instructs you as it has a right over you. It debates, criticizes, humbles, and challenges. From the outset it draws the line of battle, and I was on the other side. I was at a severe disadvantage, for it became clear that the Author knew me better than I knew myself. The Qur’an was always way ahead of my thinking; it was erasing barriers I had built years ago and was addressing my queries. Each night I would formulate questions and objections, and somehow discover the answer the next day as I continued reading. I had met myself in its pages.”

A civilization of knowledge

Gustave Le Bon

French Historian

A civilization of knowledge

“Whenever we study the Arabs’ civilization, their scientific books, inventions, and arts, new facts and broad aspects appear to us. We soon learned that credit was and is due to Arabs regarding their medieval knowledge of ancient sciences, and that western universities did not know for five centuries a scientific resource except their books. The Arabs were those who brought civilization to Europe materialistically,intellectually and morally. History did not know a nation which has produced what that nation did in such a short time, and no people have surpassed them in technical innovation.”

The Spirit of Islam

Rex Ingram

World Famous Film Director

The Spirit of Islam

“I believe that Islam is a religion that brings peace and tranquility to the soul, and inspires humans with solace, peace of mind and comfort in this life. The spirit of Islam has slipped into my soul and I appreciate the grace of having faith in the divine decree, and also have become indifferent to the physical effects of pleasure and pain.”

A significant event

George Sarton

A Lecturer in the Universities of Washington and Harvard

A significant event

“There is an event whose results regarding the history of humanity are the most fertile, namely the advent of Islam.”

Constructive and not destructive

Sir Charles Edward Archibald

British Politician

Constructive and not destructive

“Again, Islam recognizes genius and individuality. It is constructive and not destructive. For example, if a landowner who is rich and is not in need of cultivating his land refrains from doing so for some time, his property, therefore, becomes public property, and according to Islamic law, passes into the hands of the first person who cultivates it.”

True Christianity

Leitner

English Orientalist

True Christianity

“The Christianity which Muhammad (pbuh) desired to restore to its pure and original form was the preaching of Christ, as distinguished on the one part by the spiritual creed of St. Paul, and the other by the outrageous errors of certain Christian sects. The hope and wish of Muhammad, which was not to limit the benefits of Abraham’s religion to his own people (peace be upon them both), but to extend them to the world, has thus become the means of converting to a high form of culture and of developing millions of people of the human race. If it wasn’t for this religion, they would have remained sunken in barbarism, and they would not have been raised to that brotherhood which Islam not only preaches but also practices. “

The religion of happiness and tranquility

Roger Du Pasquier

A Swiss Journalist and Thinker

The religion of happiness and tranquility

“I used to ask myself: why do Muslims feel overwhelming happiness in their lives despite their poverty and backwardness?! And why do the Swedes feel miserable and distressed despite their ease in living, prosperity and progress?! Even in my country, Switzerland, I used to feel the same as I felt in Sweden, although it is also a prosperous country and the standard of living there is high!! Faced with all that, I found that I needed to study eastern religions, and I began to study Hinduism, but not convinced of it very much, I started to study Islam. What attracted me to Islam was that it does not conflict with other religions, rather it accommodates all of them; because it is the seal of all the religions. My realization of this fact began broadening with the widening of my readings, until it was firmly fixed in my mind.”

Religion first

Will Durant

American Author

Religion first

“The ethical principles of Muslims, their religion, and their government, were all established on the basis of religion. Islam is the simplest and the clearest of all religions. Its basis is the testimony that there is no god but Allah and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah.”

The true monotheism

Laura Veccia Vaglieri

Italian Orientalist

The true monotheism

“The Arabian prophet (pbuh), with a voice which was inspired by a deep communion with his Maker, preached the purest monotheism to the worshippers of idols and the followers of a corrupted Christianity and Judaism. He placed himself in an open conflict with the regressive tendencies of mankind, which lead to the association of other beings with the Creator.”