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Principles of morals

Gustave Le Bon

French Historian

Principles of morals

“The principles of morality in the Qur’an are sublime. Morals of these nations which used to believe in the Qur’an turned away from it with the passage of time, like those nations who used to believe in the religion of Jesus. The most important result that can be inferred is the impact of the Qur’an on the great nations that complied with its legislations. Religions that have that same impact as Islam has on souls are very few. You will not find a religion which has such a permanent effect like Islam. The Qur’an is the pivot of life in the East, which is the impact we see in the most delicate affairs of life.”

The verbal argument

Ernest Renan

French Historian

The verbal argument

“It is possible that everything we love could disappear and that rational thinking, science and industry could cease to exist, but it is impossible that religion could be eliminated. Rather, it will remain as proof that the materialistic thought, which wants to restrict man to the narrow path of the base life of this world, is false.”

Belief and psychological health

Carl Jung

A world famous Psychiatrist

Belief and psychological health

“During the past thirty years, people from all the civilized countries of the earth have consulted me. I have treated many hundreds of patients … Among all my patients in the second half of their life — i.e. over thirty five — I did not find even one case whose problem was not due to anything but their loss of faith and not following the teachings of religion. It is correct to say that every one of them fell ill because he had lost that which the living religions of every age have given to their followers, and those who did not regain their religious outlook were never really truly healed.

Down with materialistic civilizations

Roger Du Pasquier

A Swiss Journalist and Thinker

Down with materialistic civilizations

“I have found that Islam, with its principles, spreads tranquility in the soul. The materialistic civilization, on the other hand, leads its followers to despair, because they do not believe in anything. I also found that Europeans do not realize the true nature of Islam, because they judge it using their physical standards.”

Philosophy and religion

Francis Bacon

English Philosopher

Philosophy and religion

“A little philosophy inclines man’s mind to atheism, but a deep study of philosophy brings man’s minds to religion.”

Reprehensible habits

Tolstoy

Russian Writer

Reprehensible habits

“It will be enough to say that Muhammad saved a lowly bloody nation from the claws of the demons of reprehensible traditions and customs, and he opened in front of them the path of advancement and progress. Furthermore, Muhammad’s legislation will prevail over the world since it conforms with reason and wisdom.”

Universality of Islam

Laura Veccia Vaglieri

Italian Orientalist

Universality of Islam

“The passage in the Qur’an which refers to the universality of Islam as the religion sent by God to His Prophet as ‘a mercy for all peoples’ is a direct call to the whole world. This is definite proof that the Prophet felt with absolute certainty that his mission was to go beyond the limits of the Arab nation and that he was to convey the new word to people of different races and languages.”

An example and an ideal

Goethe

German Poet

An example and an ideal

“I searched in history for the best human example and found it to be in the Arab prophet, Muhammad (pbuh).”

Muhammad’s strong confidence in his message

Jawaharlal Nehru

First Indian Prime Minister

Muhammad’s strong confidence in his message

“They must have wondered, these kings and rulers (who received the Prophet’s summons to acknowledge the One God and His Prophet) who this unknown person was who dared to command them! From the sending of these messages we can form some idea of the supreme confidence in himself and in his mission which Mohammad must have had. And this confidence and faith he managed to transfer to his people, and with this to inspire and console them; these desert people of no great consequence managed to conquer half the known world. Mohammad died in 632 A.C. He had succeeded in making a nation out of the many warring tribes of Arabia and in firing them with enthusiasm for a cause.”

The religion of dignity and honour

Berisha Bankmart

Thai Educator, who converted from Buddhism to Islam

The religion of dignity and honour

“Islam is a religion of safety, equality, freedom, fraternity, dignity and pride. This is clearly evident in its laws, principles and conduct. Fasting in Islam is not like fasting in other religions, because the problem of the person is not to just suppress the desires of his body, as monks do, until the body of one of them becomes like a moving skeleton. Islam disciplines the bodily desires and does not repress them. Fasting in Islam entails making the soul accustomed to maintaining patience and jihad against the sinful and forbidden desires, to observe God in secret and in public, and to taste deprivation and hunger, so as to become sympathetic towards the disadvantaged. Fasting is also a chance to give the body a break from satiety for this break is good for people where their health, soul and mind is concerned, and for the society to grow closer in its cooperation and unity. “