Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) Is Top: Is There Even One Christian Willing To Do That For Jesus?”
By Shofi Ahmed
Michel Hart created a splash in the western water. When he topped his list “The 100 Most Influential People” crowned prophet Muhammad (PBUH) ranking him as the number one on the list. The book became a bestseller, sold more than 500,000 copies and has been translated into 15 languages. To date it remains dominant in the field.
It took the author some 28 years to complete writing the book. Then in one fine day while he was giving a lecture in London, he was booed and interrupted. People were complaining as to why he ranked Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) as No 1? He heard them all and responded to them very truthfully and eloquently that turned the audience in complete silence.
He said: “The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) stood in the middle of Makkah in the year 611 and said to the people: ‘I am the Prophet of Allah’. Four people believed in him; his BEST FRIEND, his WIFE and two KIDS!
Now, even after 1400 years, the number of Muslims has gone over 1.5 billion and is still expanding.
He could not have been a liar, because a lie will not last 1400 years! Nor could you fool 1.5 billion people! Another thing to ponder is that even after all this time, millions of Muslims will not hesitate to sacrifice their lives over one word that would hurt their Prophet”.
“Is there even one Christian willing to do that for Jesus?”
After that, there was DEAD SILENCE in the whole auditorium!
It happened some time ago. However, what he said is a solid fact. Still true to date as it was before hence I am writing it. There are other takeaways for us to take from Michel Hart’s writings, defining the prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) top spot as the most influential person in the human history. The top among the most influential, the people who swayed the destinies of millions of human beings, determined the rise and fall of civilizations, changed the course of history.
However, he focused apparently on some core aspects of the prophet (PBUH) of the world’s wisdom and skill sets. As he wrote in the book: “My choice of Muhammad to lead the list of the world’s most influential persons may surprise some readers and may be questioned by others, but he was the only man in history who was supremely successful on both the religious and secular level.”
Hart’s yardstick was the prophet (PBUH)’s phenomenal combination of religion and politics. In these two subjects, disciplines he found the deep sea and the high Himalayas under the sun to place him above the rest, including Jesus and Moses in the list. Nonetheless, we know that our prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) profile extends far greater than that.
For instance, had we possibly asked a shabhi, a companion of the prophet (PBUH), if life was a multidimensional art, who in his opinion is it’s greatest artist? He would respond without a second thought, prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
That was on earth, we know in heaven for the first person the door of paradise will be opened is again prophet Muhammad (PBUH). What is traditionally known in the East Hart found more in it. And what Hart has highlighted in the West the East knows there are much more to explore about the prophet Muhammad (PBUH). He is such a supremo truly the number one, the greatest human being ever walked on the planet earth.
When the book was published a reviewer wrote on Amazon: “This book should be read by all humans, regardless of their race, religion, geographic location, culture, etc. It should be required reading for all students, because it will teach them what many people don’t know or never learn.”
Michael H. Hart the author (born April 28, 1932 in New York City) is an astrophysicist. He was a research scientist at NASA before leaving to be a professor of physics at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. He has also taught both astronomy and history of science at Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, Maryland. His published work in peer-reviewed scientific journals includes several detailed computer simulations of atmospheric evolution.
Among Hart’s articles was one, published in 1975, that gave scientific support for the conclusion that the only intelligent life in the Milky Way Galaxy resides on the planet Earth.