Michael Hart - Prophet Muhammad Is The Most Influential Person

Michael Hart about Prophet Muhammad

Michael Hart kept Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) first in the list of 100 most influential persons in history. 

So, why did a Jewish author think Prophet Muhammad is the best human to have Influenced the history? What forced Michael H. Hart to place Him in the No.1 position? 

Michael H Hart About Prophet Muhammad ﷺ.

Prophet Muhammad is the best human

He explained the reason behind this as follows: 
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.

Not only this surprised many but also send some shockwaves to the Islamophobes.

Firming up his views about Prophet Muhammad, Michael H Hart further said:
Of humble origins, Muhammad founded and promulgated one of the world’s great religions, and became an immensely effective political leader. Today, thirteen centuries after his death, his influence is still powerful and pervasive.

-The 100; A Ranking Of The Most Influential Persons In History (Page No. 03 & 04).

He continued: 
The majority of the persons in this book had the advantage of being born and raised in centers of civilization, highly cultured or politically pivotal nations. Muhammad, however, was born in the year 570, in the city of Mecca, in southern Arabia, at that time a backward area of the world, far from the centers of trade, art, and learning.

-The 100; A Ranking Of The Most Influential Persons In History (Page No. 03).
In addition, the list includes famous English scientist Isaac Newton and Jesus Christ (PBUH) just after Prophet Muhammad ﷺ.

The logic behind placing Jesus Christ after Isaac Newton, as Hart explained was St. Paul’s pivotal role in Christianity. Although, Jesus Christ is the central figure for Christians but the influence of St. Paul is more in the religion.

Aren’t you eager to know more about the author and his book? So, let’s go to it and see why Michael H. Hart’s book generated so much hype?

Michael H. Hart & His Book.

Michael H. Hart is an America based Jewish astronomer and mathematician by profession. He authored many books and is most notably known for his best selling one titled as “The 100; A Ranking Of The Most Influential Persons In History”. 

In this particular book, he explored on to the first human in this Earth, i.e., Adam (a.s.) to make a genuine rankings of the best humans to have impacted the history.

It took Michael H. Hart 3 years of research to publish “The 100”. Since it’s release, the book has been marketed with over 500,000 copies in 15 languages.

The book also features St. Paul, Prophet Moses (A.S.), Aristotle, Alexander & Galileo in the rankings. Hold your curiosity right here, I will paste the list later in this post.

Critics over choosing Muhammad ﷺ for No.1.

Coupled with rankings, Michael H. Hart logically explained the reason behind placing a person in a particular position in the list.

Even after that, critics didn’t leave any stone unturned to target him over his choice of placing Our beloved Prophet (PBUH) as number 1 in the list. Particularly this didn’t go down well with the critics. But, Michael reiterated that it’s only facts related to Prophet Muhammad and all others forced him to assign particular rank in the list.

You might be thinking that one being a non-Muslim can be a pro-Islamist. No doubt! 

To outweigh critics, let me tell you one thing. Michael H. Hart is a vocal white supremacist and separatist, the belief that mainly goes against the core principle of Islam and teachings of our Prophet. Yes, you read it right! Had he been a little biased in writing this book, he would not have choosen the greatest human to lead the ranking of influential persons.

Let me know your opinions about this in the comment section below! Aren’t you curious to see the list of 100 most influential persons in history? Okay, here it is! 

List of 100 most influential persons in history (PDF). 

The list by Michael H Hart as per the second edition of The 100; A Ranking Of The Most Influential Persons In History, goes as:
  1. Prophet Muhammad 
  2. Isaac Newton 
  3. Jesus Christ 
  4. Buddha 
  5. Confucius 
  6. St. Paul 
  7. Ts’ai Lun 
  8. Johann Gutenberg 
  9. Christopher Columbus
  10. Albert Einstein 
  11. Karl Marx 
  12. Louis Pasteur 
  13. Galileo Galilei 
  14. Aristotle 
  15. Lenin 
  16. Moses
  17. Charles Darwin
  18. Shih Huang Ti 
  19. Augustus Caesar 
  20. Mao Tse-tung 
  21. Genghis Khan
  22. Euclid
  23. Martin Luther 
  24. Nicolaus Copernicus 
  25. James Watt
  26. Constantine the Great
  27. George Washington 
  28. Michael Faraday
  29. James Clerk Maxwell 
  30. Orville Wright and Wilbur Wright
  31. Antoine Laurent Lavoisier
  32. Sigmund Freud
  33. Alexander the Great
  34. Napoleon Bonaparte
  35. Adolf Hitler
  36. William Shakespeare
  37. Adam Smith 
  38. Thomas Edison
  39. Anthony van Leeuwenhoek
  40. Plato
  41. Guglielmo Marconi 
  42. Ludwig van Beethoven
  43. Werner Heisenberb
  44. Alexander Graham Bell
  45. Alexander Fleming
  46. Simon Bolivar 
  47. Oliver Cromwell
  48. John Locke
  49. Michelangelo 
  50. Pope Urban II 
  51. Umar ibn al-Khattab
  52. Asoka
  53. St. Augustine 
  54. Max Planck
  55. John Calvin
  56.  William T.G. Morton
  57. William Harvey 
  58. Antoine Henri Becquerel 
  59. Gregor Mendel
  60. Joseph  Lister
  61. Nikolaus August Otto
  62. Louis Daguerre
  63. Joseph Stalin 
  64. Rene Descartes 
  65. Julius Caesar
  66. Francisco Pizarro H
  67. Hernando Cortes 
  68. Queen Isabella I
  69. William the Conqueror 
  70. Thomas Jefferson
  71. Jean-Jacques Rousseau 
  72. Edward Jenner 
  73. Wilhelm Conrad Rontgen 
  74. Hohann Sebastian Bach
  75. Lao Tzu 
  76. Enrico Fermi 
  77. Thomas Malthus
  78. Francis Bacon 
  79. Voltaire 
  80. John F. Kennedy 
  81. Gregory Pincus
  82. Sui Wen Ti 
  83. Mani
  84. Vasco da Gama
  85. Charlemagne 
  86. Cyprus the Great
  87. Leonhard Euler
  88. Niccolo Machiavelli 
  89. Zoroaster
  90. Menes
  91. Peter the Great 
  92. Mencius
  93. John Dalton
  94. Homer
  95. Queen Elizabeth
  96. Justinian I
  97. Johannes Kepler
  98. Pablo Picasso 
  99. Mahavira
  100. Niels Bohr 
Get this list in PDF version by downloading it from here.

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