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Here is a little piece on views of some famous non-muslims, It’s in no particular order but the truth is I placed  Mahatma Gandhi first because of the admiration and strong respect I have for this Man. You should read about him.

 

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

Also known as Mahatma Gandhi, born 2 October 1869 – 30 January 1948) was the preeminent leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India. Employing nonviolent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world.Portrait_Gandhi

“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.” 

 

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela

Born 18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013), was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician, and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the country’s first black chief executive, and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election.Nelson_Mandela-2008_(edit)

 “I have always been particularly attached to the Muslim greeting – I thus greet you in the name of Peace.”

 

The Dalai Lama

 Monk of the Gelug or “Yellow Hat” school of Tibetan Buddhism, the newest of the schools of Tibetan Buddhism founded by Je Tsongkhapa. The 14th and current Dalai Lama is Tenzin Gyatso.220px-Dalailama1_20121014_4639

“… since September 11th event, in many occasion I always come forth, with a defense of Islam. Islam like any other major tradition. I think the very praising Allah means love, infinite love, compassion, like that. I understand Islam, they usually carry rosary, all 99 beads, different name of Allah, all refer compassion, or these positive things.” 

 

Barack Obama

44th and current President of the United States, and the first African American to hold the office.

 “We will convey our deep appreciation for the Islamic faith, 220px-President_Barack_Obamawhich has done so much over the centuries to shape the world — including in my own country…
The future must not belong to those who slander the Prophet of Islam…
The sweetest sound I know is the Muslim call to prayer…” obama

 

 

Pope John Paul II

born Karol Józef Wojtyła, served as Pope from 1978 to 2005.

“… the religiosity of Muslims deserves respect. It is JohannesPaul2-portraitimpossible not to admire, for example, their fidelity to prayer. The image of believers in Allah who, without caring about time or place, fall to their knees and immerse themselves in prayer remains a model for all those who invoke the true God, in particular for those Christians who, having deserted their magnificent cathedrals, pray only a little or not at all.” – Pope John Paul II

 

 

 

Karen Armstrong

Author and Thinker on the Role of Religion in the Modern World
Karen Armstrong is the most original and inclusive speaker on the role of religion in the modern world. Her bestselling books, including “A History of God,”

“Islam is a religion of success. Unlike Christianity, which has as its main image, in 201005-omag-karen-armstrong-284x426the west at least, a man dying in a devastating, disgraceful, helpless death… Mohammed was not an apparent failure. He was a dazzling success, politically as well as spiritually, and Islam went from strength to strength to strength.”

 

 

George W. Bush

43rd U.S. President
George Walker Bush is an American politician and businessman who served as the 43rd President of the United States from 2001 to 2009,

“Islam brings hope and comfort to millions of people in my country, and to more than a 220px-George-W-Bushbillion people worldwide. Ramadan is also an occasion to remember that Islam gave birth to a rich civilization of learning that has benefited mankind.”

 

 

 

 

 

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