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After this, it is hardly necessary to say that, in Zwemer's opinion, Mohammed fell very far short of the most elementary requirements of Scriptural morality. And the followers of the prophet can scarcely complain if, even on such evidence, the verdict of history goes against him".Quoting Johnstone, Zwemer concludes by remarking that the judgment of these modern scholars, however harsh, rests on evidence which "comes all from the lips and the pens of his own devoted adherents. After Mohammed's death Mohammedanism aspired to become a world power and a universal religion.Nevertheless, with every allowance for exaggeration, Mohammed is shown by his life and deeds to have been a man of dauntless courage, great generalship, strong patriotism, merciful by nature, and quick to forgive.
He was a man of retiring disposition, addicted to prayer and fasting, and was subject to epileptic fits. His converts were about forty in all, including his wife, his daughter, his father-in-law Abu Bakr, his adopted son Ali Omar, and his slave Zayd.
He was affectionate and magnanimous, pious and austere in the practice of his religion, brave, zealous, and above reproach in his personal and family conduct.
Palgrave, however, wisely remarks that "the ideals of Arab virtue were first conceived and then attributed to him".
The Koran is perhaps the only reliable source for the leading events in his career. All these collections and biographies are based on the so-called Hadiths, or "traditions", the historical value of which is more than doubtful.
His earliest and chief biographers are Ibn Ishaq (A. These traditions, in fact, represent a gradual, and more or less artificial, legendary development, rather than supplementary historical information.