A Collection of Sayings of the Prophet Muhammad with Foreword by Mahatma Gandhi

Epigraph:

And We (Allah) have sent thee (Muhammad) not but as a mercy for all peoples. (Al Quran 21:108)

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Mahatama Ghandi, the Most well known Indian Leader, the second most important person of the twentieth century according to Time magazine and man of the year in 1931

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (pronounced [ˈmoːɦənd̪aːs ˈkərəmtʃənd̪ ˈɡaːnd̪ʱi] ( listen); 2 October 1869 – 30 January 1948) was the preeminent leader of Indian nationalism in British-ruled India. Employing non-violentcivil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. The honorific Mahatma (Sanskrit: “high-souled,” “venerable”[2])—applied to him first in 1914 in South Africa,[3]—is now used worldwide. He is also called Bapu (Gujarati: endearment for “father,”[4]“papa.”[4][5]) in India.

But, for Albert Einstein, Gandhi would have been the man of the century, as determined by the Time magazine, for the twentieth century.

This collection of sayings of the Prophet Muhammad, may peace be on him, collected by Sir Abduallah Suhrawardy, with foreword by Mahatma Gandhi is not only a wonderful heritage for all the Muslims, but, also for a billion Hindus, in India and else where.

One of the first four Hadith quoted in this book is about the Golden rule, “No man is a true believer unless he desireth for his brother that which he desireth for himself.”

Allama Sir Abdullah al-Mamun al-Suhrawardy, M.A, Ph.D., D.Litt. (Oxon), LL.D., Commander of the Order of Medjidie, (1870 – 1935) was an Islamic scholar, barrister, and academic.

To read the book and the Foreword, in the Muslim Times: Sayings of Muhammed (saw).

Suggested Reading

Forty Hadiths or Sayings of the Prophet Muhammad about Compassionate Living

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4 replies

  1. Mahatma Gandhi’s statement about the Holy Prophet Muhammad, in one of the volumes from 1924 of “Young India”

    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.

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