Dr. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)

World famous German author, philosopher, poet and scientist, was a great admirer of Islam and its holy book

“However often we turn to it, at first disgusting us each time afresh, it soon attracts, astounds, and in the end enforces our reverence …. Its style, in accordance with its contents and aim, is stern, grand, terrible – ever and anon truly sublime … Thus this book will go on exercising through all ages a most potent influence.”

“He (Muhammad) is a prophet and not a poet and therefore his Koran is to be seen as a divine law and not as a book of a human being, made for education or entertainment.”

A Dictionary of Islam, Thomas Patrick Hughes, pg. 526; Scribner, Welford, & Co. New York, 1885

West-östlicher Divan: Noten und Abhandlungen, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, pg. 27; Akademie-Verlag, 1952