In 1978, Michael Hart published his book titled “The 100: A Ranking of the Most Influential Persons in History.” In this book, Hart ranked Prophet Muhammad(peace and blessings be on him) as the number one most influential person in history. He wrote:
My choice of Muhammad to lead the list of the world’s most influential persons may surprise some readers and maybe questioned by others, but he was the only man in history who was supremely successful on both the religious and secular levels. It is this unparalleled combination of secular and religious influence which I feel entitles Muhammad to be considered the most influential single figure in human history.”
Yet, despite of this choice by Hart, the Prophet of Islam remains today one of the most misunderstood religious figures in history.
He is not only misunderstood by non-Muslims but many of his own followers have failed to understand and act on his teachings. Thus, we see a faction of …read more at examiner.com