Victor Hugo hailed and praised holy prophet of Islam

Victor Hugo hailed and praised holy prophet of Islam

In the literary creativity of Victor Hugo, one of the most outstanding representatives of the XIX-century French literature poetry holds a significant place.

Hugo (1802-1885) created a number of works on Oriental theme and devoted a range of poems to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)

Victor Hugo, famous French poet wrote about the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

"O leader of the believers! As soon as you understood, the world believed in your word. The day in which you were born a star appeared, an three towers in the palace of Khorsu collapsed!" 

One of Victor Hugo's Poem comes as following:

"Comme s’il pressentait que son heure était proche,
Grave, il ne faisait plus à personne un reproche ;
Il marchait en rendant aux passants leur salut ;
On le voyait vieillir chaque jour, quoiqu’il eût
À peine vingt poils blancs à sa barbe encor noire ;
Il s’arrêtait parfois pour voir les chameaux boire,
Se souvenant du temps qu’il était chamelier."

Separately, Abdul Hakim Murad (from The Mantle Adorned) provides a selection from Victor Hugo's poem in English:

"The silenced crowd
Moved backward as he passed along his way,
The people's gaze was soft as the dove's eye,
Resting upon that man, august."

 It is worthy to mention that one of the main themes in almost all the traditional poets in the classical Persian Poetry in the glorification of the prophet Muhammad, upon whom be the blessings and the benedictions of Allah. 

Considered one of the greatest French authors of all time, Victor Hugo cemented his place in the literary canon with The Hunchback of Notre-Dame and his epic historical novel Les Miserables.

Born in 1802, three-years after Napoleon seized power, he was already famous as a poet, artist and novelist by the time he was 30 and he had had time to study law. 

As well as being a literary genius however, he could just as easily be remembered as a politician or a saint.  

Quotable Quote by victor Hugo  

“Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake.”




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