Popularity today is measured by the number of hits a personality gets. YouTube clips by the number of views, Facebook/Twitter by the number of followers, articles/websites by the number of hits and visits . Who you think is most popular person ?
As a small sample, it is estimated that five percent of Muslims pray the five daily prayers. This is a total of around three hundred million people who praise him a minimum of 19 times a day in these prayers alone. Thats five piont seven billion hits a day and this has been a continuous practice for fourteen hundred years. Thats not even taking into account the tens of thousands who send blessings on him at his grave, the thousands of students at Islamic colleges worldwide who praise him while reading the books document ...more
Anyone will acknowledge to get a billion hits is extraordinary. To get it everyday for a whole year is phenomenal. But for the same personality to get this consistently for years, decades and centuries is nothing short of miraculous. If we take this as a measure of popularity, then Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alaihi wa sallam beats any human into second place by a breath-taking margin. Mere maths pales in front of the awesome number of times he is praised daily.
As a small sample, it is estimated that 5% of Muslims pray the five daily prayers. This is a total of around 300 million people who praise him a minimum of 19 times a day in these prayers alone. Thats 5.7 billion hits a day and this has been a continuous practice for 1400 years. Thats not even taking into account th ...more