Mohammad in the eyes of Non Muslim Scholars:
Prof. John Adair in his book “The Leadership of Muhammad” writes:
Why does truth or veracity, honesty and high principle, matter in a leader? The reason is simple. Leaders who are true, and always speak the truth, create trust. And trust is vital in all human relations, professional or private. You can see why Muhammad insisted upon integrity in those who were chosen to be leaders in the Umma, the growing Muslim community. There was to be no place for any form of bribery or corruption: not that this prohibition was – or is – easy, for man is ‘violent … in his love of wealth’ (Q 100:8).
‘I will stand surety for Paradise if you save yourself from six things: telling untruths, violating promises, dishonouring trust, being unchaste in thought and act, striking the first blow, taking what is bad and unlawful.’ MUHAMMAD MORE
If we could view Muhammad as we do any other important historical figure we would surely consider him to be one of the greatest geniuses the world has known. [Muhammad – A Biography of the Prophet]
The more one reflects on the history of Muhammad and of early Islam, the more one is amazed at the vastness of his achievements…study of his life may contribute to a fresh appraisal and appreciation of one of the greatest of the sons of Adam. [Muhammad at Madinah]
Michael H. Hart
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. [The 100: A Ranking of the Most Influential Persons in History]