THE PREACHING OF ISLAM - A History of the Propagation of the Muslim Faith by T. W. ARNOLD, B.A.
[A Muhammadan writer of the fourth century of the Hijrah has preserved for us a
conversation with a Coptic Christian which may safely be taken as characteristic of the general mental attitude of the rest of the Eastern Churches at this period :
" My proof for the truth of Christianity is, that I find its teachings contradictory and mutually destructive, for they are repugnant to common-sense and revolting to the reason, on account of their inconsistency and contrariety. No reflection can strengthen them, no discussion can prove them and however thoughtfully we may investigate them and neither the intellect nor the senses can provide us with any argument in support of them. Notwithstanding this, I have seen that many nations and many kings of learning and sound judgement, have given in their allegiance to the Christian faith; so I conclude that if these have accepted it in spite of all the contradictions referred to, it is because the proofs they have received, in the form of signs and miracles, have compelled them to submit to it."]
Change this around and apply it to the hadith followers and you can see how the mighty have fallen!