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R"The word this man spoke has been the life-guidance now of a hundred-and-eighty millions of men these twelve-hundred years. The hundred-and-eighty millions were made by God as well as we. A greater number of God's creatures believe in Mahomet's word at this hour, than in any other word whatever." 1
In the Koran, 'the light giving Book,' transmitted to Muhammed by the Angel Gabriel from the Lord "that He may stablish those who have believed, and as guidance and glad tidings to the Muslims," it is written:
"It beseemeth not a man, that God should give him the Scriptures and the Wisdom, and the gift of prophecy, and that then he should say to his followers, 'Be ye worshippers of me, as well as of God;' but rather, 'Be ye perfect in things pertaining to God, since ye know the Scriptures, and have studied deep.' God doth not command you to take the angels or the prophets as lords.
Say: WE BELIEVE IN GOD, AND IN WHAT HATH BEEN SENT DOWN TO US, and what hath been sent down to Abraham, and Ismael, and Isaac, and Jacob, and the tribes, AND IN WHAT WAS GIVEN TO MOSES, AND JESUS, AND THE PROPHETS, FROM THEIR LORD. WE MAKE NO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THEM. And to Him are we resigned (Muslims)." 2
237:1 THOMAS CARLYLE. THE HERO AS PROPHET. MAHOMET: ISLAM.
238:2 THE KORAN SURA III, THE FAMILY OF IMRAN. EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY EDITION, PAGES 393-4.