Founder of Islam, considered by Muslims and Bahá'ís to be a messenger and prophet of God, Teachings found in the Koran
"Charity is incumbent on each person every day. Charity is assisting anyone, moving and carrying their wares, saying a good word. Every step one takes walking to prayer is charity; showing the way is charity."
"He who is not loving to God’s creatures and to his own children, God will not be loving to him."
"Four things support the world: the learning of the wise, the justice of the great, the prayers of the good, and the valor of the brave."
"Keep yourselves away from envy; because it eateth up and taketh away good actions, like as fire eateth up and burneth wood."
"The best Islam is to feed the hungry and to greet those whom you know – and those whom you do not know."
"No man is a true believer unless he desireth for his brother that which he desireth for himself."
"The heart of the old is always young in two things, in love for the world and length of hope."
"The most excellent jihad [holy war, inner struggle that transforms your character] is that for the conquest of the self."
"The worst of scholars is he who visits princes, and the best of princes is he who visits scholars."
"There are two benefits, of which the generality of men are losers, and of which they do not know the value, health and leisure."
"To do unto all men as you would wish to have done unto you, and to reject for others what you would reject for yourself."
"Whoever believes in God and the hereafter should not injure his neighbor and should honor his guest."
"He is not of us who is not affectionate to the little ones, and does not respect the old; and he is not of us, who does not order which is lawful, and prohibits that which is unlawful."
"Do you know what is better than charity and fasting and prayer? It is keeping peace and good relations between people, as quarrels and bad feelings destroy mankind."
"A Muslim who meets with others and shares their burdens is better than one who lives a life of seclusion and contemplation."
"All mankind is from Adam and Eve, an Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab nor a non-Arab has any superiority over an Arab; also a white has no superiority over black nor a black has any superiority over white except by piety and good action. You know that every Muslim is the brother of another Muslim. Remember, one day you will appear before Allah and answer for your deeds. So beware, do not astray from the path of righteousness after I am gone."
"Even as the fingers of the two hands are equal, so are human beings equal to one another. No one has any right, nor any preference to claim over another. You are brothers."
"All doings are built on intentions,and every man will be rewarded or punished (for his work) according to his intention."
"The ink of scholars (used in writing) is weighed on the Day of Judgement with the blood of martyrs and the ink of scholars outweighs the blood of martyrs."
"It is better for a leader to make a mistake in forgiving than to make a mistake in punishing."
"Righteousness is good morality, and wrongdoing is that which wavers in your soul and which you dislike people finding out about."