Who is the greatest man in the world ? There are many classifications about the greatest and most influential figures in history, which often focus on the influence of each character throughout human history, and perhaps the most famous of these classifications is the classification of Michael Hart.
Michael Hart is an American physicist who compiled a ranking of the 100 most influential people in a book titled “The Hundred: Ranking the Most Influential People in History”.
Hart put in his book 100 personalities that he believed were the most influential throughout history, and that they did actions that changed the course of history, or made things ahead of their times.
Who is the greatest man in the world?
The greatest and most influential man in history, according to Michael Hart, is the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, and after him the British scientist Isaac Newton.
Hart placed Jesus in third place as the greatest figure in history, Buddha in fourth, and Confucius in fifth.
Other Arab or Islamic figures in Hart’s classification are the Prophet Musa, peace be upon him, in the sixteenth rank, and Umar ibn Al-Khattab in the fifty-first rank.
Why the Prophet Muhammad is the greatest man in the world?
Hart said in his book that the decision he took to put the Prophet Muhammad, may God bless him and grant him peace, in first place as the greatest personality in history may come as a surprise to many.
The writer adds by saying that his choice of the Prophet Muhammad was due to his absolute success in everything, on the religious and secular levels.
The Prophet was calling for the belief in Islam as a religion, and succeeded in making it among the greatest religions in history, and it is the second largest religion in the world today, and is expected to become the largest in the future.
On a worldly level, the Prophet was a great politician and military man, and succeeded in leading many of the great conquests that enabled this religion in most of the Arabian Peninsula.
Regarding the preference of the Prophet over Christ, Hart says that Muhammad was far more influential in the spread of his religion than the Messiah whom other figures helped form Christianity, such as Paul the Apostle.
The author talks about other reasons that made him choose the Messenger, may God bless him and grant him peace, for this position. This can be found in his book translated into Arabic entitled “The Hundred Immortals”.