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Thursday, April 21, 2005

Prophet Muhammad's Birthday(pbuh)

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Masjid al-Nabawi (Mosque of the Prophet), Medina, KSA

Hundreds of years after his death, over one billion Muslims across the globe celebrate today the Prophet Muhammad's Birthday(pbuh). He has inspired people from all walks of life, and much has been written about him such as the following:

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 form 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 no more to read of that great life.
Mahatma Gandhi, statement published in young India, 1924.



“If any religion had the chance of ruling over England, nay Europe within the next hundred years, it could be Islam.”
“I have always held the religion of Muhammad in high estimation because of its wonderful vitality. It is the only religion, which appears to me to possess that assimilating capacity to the changing phase of existence, which can make itself appeal to every age. I have studied him-the wonderful man and in my opinion for from being an anti-Christ, he must be called the Savior of Humanity.”
Sir George Bernard Shaw in ‘The Genuine Islam,’ Vol.1, No.8, 1936.

For additional info, go to:http://www.usc.edu/dept/MSA/fundamentals/prophet/

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Happy 3id.

Thank you Rami

very good quotes. It's interesting to see two such diff people give the same praise

I wish I was in Syria yesterday I like the simple religious mawled, it's prohibited here in SA.

That's too bad...Inshallah next year you'll be here to attend a mawled and eat mlabbas ;)

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Just dropping by...Good post:)

We had our Maulid at an Expo Hall..

salaam

Thanks for dropping by:)

welcome!:)

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