Muhammad: The Hero As Prophet
This book form an extract from Thomas Carlyle’s famous work ‘On Heroes, Hero Worship and the Heroic in History.’ Having no knowledge in Arabic, he formed his judgment on the Quran from the translations available to him assuming them to be fair and sufficient. Carlyle’s presentation of the life of Prophet Muhammad in a very positive way stands as a very clear, concise, knowledgeable and fair account. For him the Prophet was a genuine man of insight, a great leader, a devout and humble man, yet the truth of his religion was ‘embedded in a portentous error and falsehood.’ But Carlyle gave Islam the highest accolade when he went so far as to state that Islam was ‘properly the soul of Christianity.
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