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Beautiful short lecture over forgiving others. Do we really forgive others?
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Few words that the speaker used, and its English equivalent.
Izzah= Self Respect
Dunya= This World
“It is impossible for anyone who studies the life and character of the great Prophet of Arabia, who knows how he taught and how he lived, to feel anything but reverence for that mighty Prophet, one of the great messengers of the Supreme. And although in what I put to you I shall say many things which may be familiar to many, yet I myself feel whenever I re-read them, a new way of admiration, a new sense of reverence for that mighty Arabian teacher.”
Source: Annie Besant, The Life and Teachings of Muhammad, Madras 1932, p.4]
“If greatness of purpose, smallness of means, and astounding results are the three criteria of human genius, who could dare to compare any great man in modern history with Muhammad? The most famous men created arms, laws and empires only. They founded, if anything at all, no more than material powers which often crumbled away before their eyes. This man moved not only armies, legislations, empires, peoples and dynasties, but millions of men in one-third of the then inhabited world; and more than that, he moved the altars, the gods, the religions, the ideas, the beliefs and souls… his forbearance in victory, his ambition, which was entirely devoted to one idea and in no manner striving for an empire; his endless prayers, his mystic conversations with God, his death and his triumph after death; all these attest not to an imposture but to a firm conviction which gave him the power to restore a dogma. This dogma was twofold, the unity of God and the immateriality of God; the former telling what God is, the latter telling what God is not; the one overthrowing false gods with the sword, the other starting an idea with words.
Philosopher, orator, apostle, legislator, warrior, conqueror of ideas, restorer of rational dogmas, of a cult without images; the founder of twenty terrestrial empires and of one spiritual empire, that is Muhammad. As regards all standards by which human greatness may be measured, we may well ask, is there any man greater than he?”
Source: Alphonse de Lamartine, Histoire de la Turquie, Paris, 1854, Vol. II, pp. 276-277.
“Iqbal, the Moslem (Muslim) poet from Lahore (Pakistan), said that the great contribution of the West to the East was the scientific attitude, the great contribution of the East being charity or love, as epitomized by Christ and Muhammad, Confucius, and Buddha.
In the West, intellect is the source of life
In the East, Love is the basis of life.
Through Love, Intellect grows acquainted with Reality,
and Intellect gives stability to the work of Love,
Arise and lay the foundations of a new world,
By wedding Intellect to Love.
This is the unfinished business which the brain drain from developing nations is retarding.” (Douglas, 156).
Script taken from Chapter “The Brain Drain and the Developing Nations”
Source: Douglas, William O. Towards A Global Federalism. New York: New York Universtiy Press, 1968.