Mahatma Gandhi Says "I wanted to know the best of life of one who holds today undisputed sway over the hearts of millions of mankind.....I became more than ever convinced that it was not the sword that won a place for Islam in those days in the scheme of life. It was the rigid simplicity, the utter self-effacement of the Prophet, the scrupulous regard for pledges, his fearlessness, and 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 Prophet's Biography, I was sorry there was not more for me to read of that great life."
(Young India, quoted in The Light, Lahore, for 16th September, 1924. Mahatma Gandhi)