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Gandhi famously said about Christians:

I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.

I realise that in his time the Indian subcontinent was being divided between Hindu regions and Muslim regions, so I would have expected him to have some comment or opinion about Islam or Muslims in general.

Did he ever make a similar comment about Muslims or Islam?

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how is this related to islam? –  Abdullah Nov 10 '12 at 18:19
Because it's someone's commentary about Islam? How is it not related? –  Pureferret Nov 10 '12 at 18:22
Gandhi was a disbeliever. He is not a person related to history of Islam. If it was a historic figure in islam or even a islamic scholar, it would have been related. With regards to Islam, Gandhi is just like any x, y, z. He is not even a muslim. Why would Islam or Muslims be interested in what he thinks? –  Abdullah Nov 10 '12 at 18:26
Yeah, it is fit in History. Plus, it is very much googleable. –  Abdullah Nov 10 '12 at 18:57
+1 It fits in history. How come Gandhi, who comment about christianity does not comment about islam, which is a far more influential religion in India. –  Jim Thio Dec 30 '12 at 14:07

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The most all encompassing quote I can find is this:

The newspaper report that about a fortnight ago my eldest son Harilal, now nearing fifty years, accepted Islam and that on Friday last 29th May in the midst of a large congregation in the Juma Masjid at Bombay he was permitted to announce his acceptance amid great acclamation and that after his speech was finished, he was besieged by his admirers who vied with one another to shake hands with him. If his acceptance was from the heart and free from any worldly considerations, I should have no quarrel. For I believe Islam to be as true a religion as my own.

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