Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Number One

In a day like today about 14 hundred years ago, history has changed.

A man like no other was born.

I am going to quote from a book by Michael H. Hart called “THE 100” A Ranking of The Most Influential Persons in History.

“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 levels.

Of humble origins, Muhammad founded and promulgated one the world’s great religions, and became an immensely effective political leader. Today, thirteen centuries after his death, his influence is still powerful and pervasive.”

“Muhammad, however, was born in the year 570, in the city of Mecca, in southern Arabia, at that time a backward area of the world, far from the centers of trade, art, and learning. Orphaned at age six, he was reared in modest surroundings. Islamic tradition tells us that he was illiterate.”

“Nevertheless, in a scant century of fighting, these Bedouin tribesmen, inspired by the word of the Prophet, had carved out an empire stretching from the borders of India to the Atlantic Ocean – the largest empire that the world had yet seen. And everywhere that the armies conquered, large-scale conversion to the new faith eventually followed.”


Blogger Al-Hajeji said...

Hayek Allah...Rusool Allah is the best example and May Allah keep us on the Straight Path and make us among the saliheen (the righteous).

27 April, 2006 16:19  

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