In the name of Allah, The Entirely Merciful, The Especially Merciful.

Yasmine Arfaoui

Praise be to Allah The Lord of the Worlds, and blessings and peace be upon our Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم and all his family and companions.

السلام عليكم. Assalam alaikum. Soon, we will celebrate Eid Milad-un-Nabi the day our Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم came into this world and brought Islam for the humanity.

Therefore, most countries and also Uzbekistan make it occasion to gather and read the story of the Mavlid, then they present speeches and qasidah, nasheeds for this occasion.

The Holy Prophet of Islam صلى الله عليه وسلمwas a man of Love. He was a beloved husband, a beloved father, and a beloved companion. He loved humanity; he loved animals; he loved the poor, the oppressed and the marginalised and throughout his life he strove to ameliorate their melancholy plight. But it is The Love of Allah which dominated his heart. It is in his Love of Allah Almighty that he excelled every other creature and creation of Allah. It is in his Love of Allah that he remains an excellent example for everyone else to emulate.

Every Muslim should study the biography of the Prophet Peace be upon him, his compassion, his love, his dedication, his sincerity, his beauty, his exalted character, his concern for his ummah, and we went through to convey this message to the rest of the world. The companions used to teach their children the seerah from a young age. This is one of the greatest signs you love the Messenger because you want to know more about him and his life and often times you will see those who love him study the seerah multiple times.

In Mawlid, most people try to describe their love to their Loved One Muhmamad صلى الله عليه وسلم by showing their feelings of love in letters, poems, nasheeds, and articles. For this “Mawlid 1441” I wrote this article in order to show my feelings of love to My beloved One Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم. In my article, I represent Non-Muslim views about The Prophet Muhammad.

These are short quotations from a wide variety of Non-Muslim notables, including academics, writers, philosophers, poets, politicians, and activists belonging to the East and the West.

Michael H. Hart (1932- ) Professor of astronomy, physics and the history of science.

• “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.” [The 100: A Ranking Of The Most Influential Persons In History, New York, 1978, p. 33].

William Montgomery Watt (1909- ) Professor (Emeritus) of Arabic and Islamic Studies at the University of Edinburgh.

• “His readiness to undergo persecutions for his beliefs, the high moral character of the men who believed in him and looked up to him as leader, and the greatness of his ultimate achievement — all argue his fundamental integrity. To suppose Muhammad an impostor raises more problems than it solves. Moreover, none of the great figures of history is so poorly appreciated in the West as Muhammad.” [Mohammad At Mecca, Oxford, 1953, p. 52]

Alphonse de Lamartine (1790–1869) French poet and statesman.

• “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. As regards all standards by which human greatness may be measured, we may well ask, is there any man greater than he?”[Translated from Histoire De La Turquie, Paris, 1854, vol. II, pp. 276–277]

Reverend Bosworth Smith (1794–1884) Late Fellow of Trinity College, Oxford.

• “… 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 palace, without fixed revenue, if ever any man had the right to say that he ruled by a right Divine, it was Mohammed; for he had all the power without its instruments and without its supports.” Mohammed and Mohammedanism, London, 1874, p. 235]

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869–1948) Indian thinker, statesman, and nationalist leader.

• “….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 his 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 trouble.” [Young India (periodical), 1928, Volume X]

Edward Gibbon (1737–1794) Considered the greatest British historian of his time.

• “The greatest success of Mohammad’s life was effected by sheer moral force without the stroke of a sword.”

[History Of The Saracen Empire, London, 1870]

John William Draper (1811–1882) American scientist, philosopher, and historian.

• “Four years after the death of Justinian, A.D. 569, was born at Mecca, in Arabia the man who, of all men exercised the greatest influence upon the human race . . . Mohammed.” [A History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, London, 1875, vol.1, pp. 329–330]

The British philosopher, Thomas Carlyle, who won, The Nobel Prize for his book “The Heroes “.

• “It is a great shame for anyone to listen to the accusation that Islam is a lie and Muhammad was a fabricator and deceiver. We saw that he remained steadfast upon his principles, with firm determination; kind and generous, compassionate, pious, virtuous, with real manhood, hardworking and sincere. Besides all these qualities, he was lenient with others, tolerant, kind, cheerful and praiseworthy and perhaps he would joke and tease his companions. He was just, truthful, smart, pure, magnanimous and present-minded, his face was radiant as if he had lights within him to illuminate the darkest of nights; he has a great man by nature who was not educated in a school nor nurtured by a teacher as he was not in need of any of this.

• Irish literacy Critic, Playwright & Essayist Nobel Prize for Literature 1925.

Sir George Bernard Shaw said about him: “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 much-needed peace and happiness “.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 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.

The Genuine Islam, Singapore, Vol. 1. NO.8 1936

In conclusion, In order to love Allah, we should love and follow His messenger Muhammad Peace be upon be him. Let’s follow the Prophet to prove that we love him. Let’s celebrate him every day. Let’s light up our hearts with the beacon of this message like we light up the streets on his birthday. Let’s engrave those beautiful stories of his life which we memorize and narrate on our actions. Let’s check if our deeds are compatible with our claims of love towards him. Following him lies the secret of Allah’s love mercy and forgiveness for us.

Praise be to Allah The Lord of the Worlds, and blessings and peace be upon our Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم and all his family and companions.

BY: Student of Uzbek State World Languages University
Abdugafforov Nizomjon
(Nizomiddin Muhammad)

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