The Last Great Prophet is a famous book by Essad Bey.
I have mentioned this book on my blog, because I am very much impressed by Thomas Surgrue's review of this book. The review was published in the Herald Tribune, and is mentioned in Think and Grow Rich, published orignally in 1937, a reprint of which is published with an introduction by Tom Butler-Bowden. (Capstone Publishing Limited, 2009)
I am much impressed with these words from the review :
"Mohammed was a prophet, but he never performed a miracle..... When he announced that he was the Messenger of God, bringing word of the true religion, he was ridiculed and labelled a lunatic....When he had been preaching for ten years, he had nothing to show for it but banishment, poverty and ridicule...
Yet before another ten years had passed, he was dictator of all Arabia, ruler of Mecca, and the head of a New World religion....
.....The Koran said that all men were equal before God, that the world should be a democratic state - Islam.
......When the armies of the prophet entered Jerusalem, not a single person was killed because of his faith.
......The Christians did accept one Moslem idea - the place of learning, the university."
In a few words of the reviewer, I get a very favourable impression of Islam : that Islam means democracy. What could be greater than that?
It is many months since I wrote that blog, and regularly there is a query on the search engines about this subject matter; some of the queries find their way to my blog. Thomas Sugrue's review is like treasure from the sands of time; his golden words will increase understanding of the true meaning of The Messenger's Message, and help propagate Peace.
May this message reach Syria, and may peace rule supreme in that land so disturbed, because of pride of people who have misunderstood. Life is a precious gift to each and everyone, and may each one respect that.