When John Adams hailed Muhammad as a “sober inquirer of truth”

Second President of the United States John Adams wrote a document dated April 1776 called “Thoughts on Government,” where he wrote:

All sober inquirers after truth, ancient and modern, pagan and Christian, have declared that the happiness of man, as well as his dignity, consists in virtue. Confucius, Zo- roaster, Socrates, Mahomet, not to mention authorities really sacred, have agreed in this.

John Adams on Muhammad

John Adams on Muhammad

Adams’ thoughts on Muhammad are in stark contrast to much of the despicable commentary coming from many Americans on the prophet of Islam. “Thoughts on Government” has some truly valuable insight on the nature of government and enlightenment philosophic principles. I highly recommend reading it here.



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2 thoughts on “When John Adams hailed Muhammad as a “sober inquirer of truth”

  1. dreadnok89 February 3, 2016 at 7:42 pm Reply

    But i found articles that say the exact opposite.

  2. […] Franklin invited the top Muslim leader of Turkey to come preach Islam in Philadelphia. John Adams called Prophet Muhammad a “sober inquirer of truth.” Thomas Jefferson studied the Quran and wrote […]

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