A medical doctor by professional training, Dr Zakir Naik is renowned as a dynamic international orator on Islam and Comparative Religion. He is the President of Islamic Research Foundation, Mumbai, India. He is 49 years old. Dr Zakir clarifies Islamic viewpoints and clears misconceptions about Islam, using the Qur’an, authentic Hadith and other religious Scriptures as a basis, in conjunction with reason, logic and scientific facts. He is popular for his critical analysis and convincing answers to challenging questions posed by audiences after his public talks.
What Non-Muslims Say About Muhammad, The Prophet of Islam (Peace and Blessings be Upon Him and His Family) Muhammad is not the father of any of your men, but he is the Messenger of God and the Last of the Prophets. (Holy Qur'an 33:40)
This is a collection of short quotations from a wide variety of Non-Muslim notables, including academics, writers, philosophers, poets, politicians, and activists belonging to the East and the West.
To our knowledge none of them ever became Muslims. These words, therefore, reflect their personal views on various aspects of the life of the Prophet.
★ Michael H. Hart (1932- ) Professor of astronomy, physics and the history of science. ★ William Montgomery Watt (1909- ) Professor (Emeritus) of Arabic and Islamic Studies at the University of Edinburgh. ★ Alphonse de Lamartine (1790-1869) French poet and statesman. ★ Reverend Bosworth Smith (1794-1884) Late Fellow of Trinity College, Oxford. ★ Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948) Indian thinker, statesman, and nationalist leader. ★ Edward Gibbon (1737-1794) Considered the greatest British historian of his time. ★ John William Draper (1811-1882) American scientist, philosopher, and historian. ★ David George Hogarth (1862-1927) English archaeologist, author, and keeper of the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. ★ Washington Irving (1783-1859) Well-known as the “first American man of letters". ★ Annie Besant (1847-1933) British theosophist and nationalist leader in India. President of the Indian National Congress in 1917. ★ Edward Gibbon (1737-1794) Considered the greatest British historian of his time.