Reginald Bosworth Smith (1839-1908)

A British scholar and author “By a fortune absolutely unique in history, Mohammed is a threefold founder of a nation, […]

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Carleton Stevens Coon (1904-1981)

Dr. Coon was an American anthropologist and professor at the University of Pennsylvania. He also taught at Harvard and was […]

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William Henry Quilliam (Abdullah Quilliam) (1856-1932)

A British solicitor, writer and activist, he converted to Islam in 1885. He is also accredited to have established the […]

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Herbert George Wells (1866-1946)

World famous writer and historian “The Qur’an is but little read by Europeans; it is ignorantly supposed to contain many […]

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Jean Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778)

The highly influential French philosopher and writer, whose thoughts played a pivotal role in the French revolution Oriental tongues, on […]

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Voltaire - François-Marie Arouet (1694-1778)

The world famous French Enlightenment writer and philosopher After quoting the first two pages of the Holy QurÁn, Voltaire notes: […]

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Ernest Renan (1823-1892)

Prominent French orientalist, philosopher and author of several books related to Middle Eastern languages and civilization “The Coran was the […]

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James Albert Michener (1907-1997)

Much celebrated American writer “It is an extraordinary book. Not quite so long as the New Testament, it is written […]

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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 […]

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Jules Barthélemy Saint Hilaire (1805-1895)

French scholar, orientalist, philosopher and statesman “Another issue, no less interesting and also one upon which it is not easy […]

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Marmaduke Pickthall (1875-1936)

Pickthall is a key figure in the Western study of Islam. He is noted for his landmark translation of the […]

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Dr. Philippe Grenier (1865-1944)

A physician, member of the French parliament and convert to Islam, Geinier was a rich man whose life was transformed […]

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Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)

Carlyle, a truly distinguished Scottish writer, historian and teacher “The word this man spoke (the Koran) has been the life […]

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Theodor Nöldeke (1836-1930)

Nöldeke was a renowned German university professor, orientalist, philologist and expert on Islamic history “The Qur’an (Kor’an) is the foundation […]

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Armand-Pierre Caussin de Perceval (1795-1871)

French orientalist and professor of Arabic at the Collège de France, most famous for his tri-volumed work named the “Essai […]

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Margaret Marcus (Maryam Jameelah)

American author and Jewish convert to Islam “The miraculous character of the Koran relates not only to origin and contents […]

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Dr. Huston Cummings Smith (born 1919)

This prolific writer and renowned American university professor, who held the Chair of the Department of Philosophy at MIT “The […]

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Gustave Edmund von Grunebaum (1909-1972)

The famous Austrian-American historian and Arabist, professor and director of the Near Eastern Centre at the University of California The […]

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Will Durant (1885-1981)

The world-renowned contemporary American researcher, philosopher and historian “In the Koran, as in the Talmud, law and morals are one; […]

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Stanley Lane-Poole (1854-1931)

Prominent British orientalist and archeologist, who was also a professor of Arabic studies at Dublin University “I have tried … […]

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Comte (Count) Henry de Castries (1850-1927)

A French researcher and author whose works include Les Moralistes populaires de l’Islam, Les sources inédites de l’histoire du Maroc […]

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Emile Dermenghem (1892-1971)

A prolific French writer and researcher, he wrote several books on Muslim culture including Vies des saints musulmans and Mahomet […]

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Dr. Henry Stubbe (1632-1676)

An English writer and scholar, his book “An Account of the Rise and Progress of Mahometanism, and a Vindication of […]

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Sir Hamilton Alexander Rosskeen Gibb (1895-1971)

Highly celebrated Scottish historian and orientalist, who was also director of Harvard’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies “But the Meccans […]

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John Davenport (1789-1877)

“In order properly to estimate the merits of the Koran, it should be considered that when the Prophet arose eloquence […]

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Rev. G. Margoliouth (1853-1924)

Renowned British scholar, professor at the University of Cambridge and Keeper of Oriental manuscripts at the British Museum “The Koran […]

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Dr. Charles Francis Potter (1885-1962)

Author of numerous books, American theologian “The Koran seems to us an incoherent jumble of legend and law, but it […]

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Alfred Guillaume (1888-1966)

A famous British orientalist, Arabist and Islamic researcher, he was a professor of Arabic and the Head of the Department […]

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Professor Arthur John Arberry (1905-1969)

Celebrated British orientalist and prolific writer. He was Chair of Persian at the School of Oriental and African Studies at […]

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George Sale (1697-1736)

British orientalist Best known for his translation of the Holy QurÁn first published in 1734, which won great praise from […]

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Dr. Josef Horovitz (1874-1931)

Jewish German orientalist and Professor at the University of Berlin “The Qur’an played a key role in the intellectual development […]

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Dr. Hartwig Hirschfeld (1854-1934)

Renowned orientalist and lecturer for Judaeo-Arabic studies at the Jews’ College in London “We must not be surprised to find […]

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Jules La Beaume (1806-1876)

The French thinker, intellectual and writer “The people of the world came to acquire science and knowledge from the Muslims, […]

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Rev. John Medows Rodwell (1808-1900)

English scholar and Christian clergyman “It must be acknowledged, too, that the Koran deserves the highest praise for its conceptions […]

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Paul Casanova (1861-1926)

The famous French scholar, professor at the prestigious Collège de France and orientalist “Whenever Muhammad was asked a miracle, as […]

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Prof. Rev. Harry Gaylord Dorman Jr. (1906-1991)

An American Christian missionary and orientalist “In the defense of Islam the Qur’an’s position is primary. It is the literal […]

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