Whether you are a Muslim or not you have to admire and appreciate what Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) has given to mankind. Let's see what the non-Muslims have to say about him:
Michael H Hart.
'The 100: A Ranking of the most influential Persons in History'. New York: Hart Publishing Company, Inc. 1978:
'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.'
11th Edition: 'Muhammad was the most successful of all religious personalities.'
George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)
An Irish-born writer, considered the most significant British dramatist since Shakespeare. He was one of literature's great letter writers. The following is an extract taken from his work 'THE GENUINE ISLAM' Vol. 1, No. 8, 1936.
"If any religion had the chance of ruling over England and Europe within the next hundred years, it could be Islam."
"I have always held the religion of Muhammad in high estimation because of its wonderful vitality. It is the only religion, which appears to me to possess that assimilating capacity to the changing phase of existence, which can make itself appeal to every age.
I have studied him - the wonderful man and in my opinion far from being an anti-Christ, he must be called the Saviour of Humanity."
"If he were alive today he would succeed in solving all those problems, which threaten to destroy human civilisation in our time. I have prophesied about the faith of Muhammad that it would be acceptable to the Europe of tomorrow as it is beginning to be acceptable to the Europe of today."
(Young India): I wanted to know the best of one who holds today undisputed sway over the hearts of millions for mankind. I became more than convinced that it was not the sword that won the place for Islam in those days in the scheme of life.
It was the rigid simplicity, the scrupulous regard for pledges, his intense devotion to his friends and followers, his intrepidity, his fearlessness, his absolute trust in God, and in his own mission. These and not the sword carried everything before them and surmounted every obstacle.
When I closed the second volume (of the Prophets biography) I was sorry that there was not more for me to read of a great life.'
Quoted in Christian Cherfils, 'Bonaparte et Islam,' Pedone Ed., Paris, France, 1914, pp. 105, 125.
"Moses has revealed the existence of God to his nation. Jesus Christ to the Roman world, Muhammad to the old continent...
"Arabia was idolatrous when, six centuries after Jesus, Muhammad introduced the worship of the God of Abraham, of Ishmael, of Moses, and Jesus. Muhammad declared that there was none but one God who had no father, no son and that the trinity imported the idea of idolatry...
"I hope the time is not far off when I shall be able to unite all the wise and educated men of all the countries and establish a uniform regime based on the principles of Qur'an which alone are true and which alone can lead men to happiness."
A French historian writes in his book, History of Turkey, p. 276:
'…Philosopher, orator, apostle, legislator, warrior, conqueror of ideas, restorer of rational beliefs, 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'?
The bottom line is this: every man, woman and child needs to know what Prophet Muhammad(pbuh) has given to mankind. Study his life and follow his example because he is without doubt the best of creation.