Latter-day Saint Prophets on Muhammad and Islam

The beautiful Blue Mosque/Sultan Ahmed Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey

“If the Muslims live according to the highest values that they know, their eventual reward in heaven will be beyond their wildest dreams.”

-Brigham Young

“Muhammad was a descendant from Abraham and was no doubt raised up by God on purpose”

-Elder George A. Smith

“I sympathise with the Muslims, who, like us Latter-day Saints, find it difficult to get an honest history written about them.”

-Elder George A. Smith

“upon the whole, many Muslims have better morals and better institutions than many Christian nations.”

-Elder Parley P. Pratt

Muhammad was one of the great religious leaders of the world, who received a portion of God’s light, and I affirm that moral truths were given to [Muhammad and other influential leaders like the Buddha etc] by God to enlighten whole nations and to bring a higher level of understanding to individuals.”

-President Spencer W. Kimball

“It may come as a surprise to many Latter-day Saints to learn that there are many important elements of Mormon thought in which we would feel closer to the followers of Muhammad than to the contemporary Christian culture in which we have been located since our beginnings.”

-Elder Jeffrey R. Holland

I find it incredibly sad that there are still members of the LDS faith who hate Islam. They really don’t know the history of Islam and who Muhammad truly was as a person. If only they would study the words of our modern day Prophets and Apostles who have told us time and time again, that Islam was ordained of God to bring the Arabs out of idolatry.

Former President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints George A. Smith had a lot of good things to say about Muhammad. As well as the Prophet Joseph Smith, Gordon B. Hinkley, Bruce R. McConkie, Spencer W. Kimball, Brigham Young, and many many other Church leaders. Yet there are still members who continue to bash Muhammad and Islam in general, and it’s sad to see how ignorant some Latter-day Saints are, even we’re an extremely misunderstood faith throughout the world. George A. Smith said the following about Muhammad:

“About six hundred years after Christ a prophet rose in Arabia, by the name of Mahomet…”
“…there was nothing in his religion to license iniquity or corruption; he preached the moral doctrines which the Savior taught; viz., to do as they would be done by; and not to do violence to any man, nor to render evil for evil; and to worship one God.”

The History of Mahomedanism, A Discourse by Elder George A. Smith, Delivered in the Bowery, Great Salt Lake City, September 23, 1855. Reported by G. D. Watt.

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