Nouman Ali Khan quotes

  • Sabr is not remaining quiet and allowing anger to build up inside you. Sabr is to talk about what's bothering you without losing control of your emotions.
    -- Nouman Ali Khan

    #Emotion #Losing #Quiet

  • Every single success you experience is a combination of two things: your effort and Allah's help. When you don't put in enough effort, Allah does not give His barakah. And sometimes you might put in a lot of effort but you may not see the result you expected. That, also, is Allah's barakah.
    -- Nouman Ali Khan

    #Two #Giving #Effort

  • Guilt is a gift from Allah warning you that what you are doing is violating your soul
    -- Nouman Ali Khan

    #Soul #Guilt #Warning

  • When you pay attention to the Quran, you discover that it can only be from Allah. It becomes clearer and clearer to you that it cannot be from a human being. But many people don't perceive the Quran this way because Allah doesn't open its doors to people who do not pay attention.
    -- Nouman Ali Khan

    #Doors #People #Attention

  • If you have friends or family who are not practicing, give them your company and not your judgment. They need your patience and your love. Allah is sufficient for judgment and He subhanahu wa ta'ala is a perfect Judge. We are not.
    -- Nouman Ali Khan

    #Giving #Perfect #Judging

  • When you’re going through something hard and you start wondering where Allah is, just remember, the Teacher is always quiet during a test.
    -- Nouman Ali Khan

    #Teacher #Tests #Remember

  • Husbands and wives, if you guys don’t have a beautiful marriage, a loving marriage, a romantic marriage you are ruining your eeman! You have to have a marriage so awesome that you don’t have to look at the character of a movie or a play and say ‘i wish i had a marriage like this’, your marriage should be better than that because otherwise, Sheytan will come to each one of you and say ‘man i wonder, is there anything better out there, why am I stuck in this?’ Both husband and wife have to work hard to make their relationship work not for yourselves but for your eeman!
    -- Nouman Ali Khan

    #Beautiful #Husband #Character

  • There's a battle going on inside you in Ramadan, and for 30 days Allah gives you the power to win.
    -- Nouman Ali Khan

    #Winning #Giving #Battle

  • Nikah is a contract that transfers responsibilities. Therefore know the man you're thinking of marrying, and be sure that he is able to take care of you, more than your dad did. Islam empowers women with honor and dignity. Don't settle for anything less.
    -- Nouman Ali Khan

    #Couple #Dad #Responsibility

  • Forgiving someone isn't just about doing good to another. It's also about healing a scar in your own heart.
    -- Nouman Ali Khan

    #Healing #Heart #Forgiving

  • If shaytan has entered into your heart - evil will look beautiful to you and good will seem tiring and exhausting.
    -- Nouman Ali Khan

    #Beautiful #Heart #Evil

  • I'm grateful for believing in a religion that can naturally adapt to changing times yet uphold timeless values and principles.
    -- Nouman Ali Khan

    #Grateful #Believe #Principles

  • Parents test our patience more than anyone else...Being around them keeps you in check...that's what keeps you humbled.
    -- Nouman Ali Khan

    #Parent #Tests #Checks

  • Islam doesn't try to destroy cultures; it cleans them up. You can keep your language but get rid of your racist speech. You can keep your style of cooking, but get rid of alcohol. You can keep your cultural dresses, but keep your modesty on the highest level.
    -- Nouman Ali Khan

    #Alcohol #Cooking #Style

  • It is not true that if we had true faith we would not be sad. Prophets (as), and righteous people experienced a great deal of sadness. The Quran is full of stories in which the central theme is sadness. Sadness is a reality of life. The Quran is not there to eliminate sadness, but to navigate it. Sadness is one of the tests of life, just as happiness, and anger are tests.
    -- Nouman Ali Khan

    #Sadness #Reality #People

  • When you help people, don't wait around to hear them say, "Thank you." A lot of times we do good things, but in the back of our mind we're hoping to get some appreciation. But if you make your intentions pure, and you expect only from Allah, He will take more care of you than you could ever imagine.
    -- Nouman Ali Khan

    #Appreciation #People #Waiting

  • You can't just pretend that the things you watch, and the things you hear, and the places you go will not have an impact on your character. They will.
    -- Nouman Ali Khan

    #Character #Impact #Watches

  • Do not force the religion on your family. Show them the beauty of the Religion through your own practice.
    -- Nouman Ali Khan

    #Practice #Force #Our Family

  • If you believe in justice, surely you believe in the hereafter, because this world is not just.
    -- Nouman Ali Khan

    #Believe #Justice #World

  • Lower your gaze because you become less of a human every time you stare at a woman and you stare at her like she's a piece of meat, like she's an animal. That just means you've lost respect for a fellow human being. You're looking at her like an ape looks at a female ape, like a dog looks at a female dog.That's all, you've turned into an animal. Regain your humanity. Lower your gaze.
    -- Nouman Ali Khan

    #Dog #Mean #Animal

  • For those of you that use YOLO to justify sin: YOLO, you only live once, but then you burn in hell forever.
    -- Nouman Ali Khan

    #Forever #You Only Live Once #Use

  • Filthy language is used by people who don't have the maturity or intelligence to express themselves with better words.
    -- Nouman Ali Khan

    #Maturity #People #Language

  • When you find yourself in a position to help someone, be happy because Allah is answering that person’s prayer through you.
    -- Nouman Ali Khan

    #Prayer #Finding Yourself #Helping

  • Every relationship has tough days. Don't let the grudge last. Be the first to try to make things right and stop waiting for an apology.
    -- Nouman Ali Khan

    #Couple #Apology #Waiting

  • The question is grateful to who?  You would think grateful to Allah, but Allah didn’t mention Himself.  So it could be grateful to Allah, grateful to your parents, grateful to your teachers, grateful for your health, grateful to friends.  Grateful to anyone who’s done anything for you.  Grateful to your employer for giving you a job.  Appreciative.  Grateful is not just an act of saying Alhamdulilah.  Grateful is an attitude, it’s a lifestyle, it’s a way of thinking. You’re constantly grateful.
    -- Nouman Ali Khan

    #Teacher #Jobs #Attitude

  • Regret is a form of punishment itself.
    -- Nouman Ali Khan

    #Regret #Punishment #Form

  • The Heart is like a fuel tank, that you always have to keep filling up with Imaan
    -- Nouman Ali Khan

    #Heart #Fuel #Tanks

  • I look back and half of Ramadan is over in the blink of an eye. Before I know I'll be saying that about my entire life
    -- Nouman Ali Khan

    #Eye #Half #Ramadan

  • Not letting our mood affect the way we treat people is a forgotten sunnah
    -- Nouman Ali Khan

    #People #Way #Forgotten

  • Spirituality is impacted not only by remembrance but by diet, stress, sleeping and eating habits among other things. Take care of yourself.
    -- Nouman Ali Khan

    #Stress #Sleep #Remembrance

  • Your sin is not greater than God’s mercy.
    -- Nouman Ali Khan

    #Sin #Mercy

  • Low self esteem is rooted in many things. One of them is not spending time to appreciate the gifts we've been given.
    -- Nouman Ali Khan

    #Self Esteem #Appreciate #Spending Time

  • The moment you start complaining, you are already not taking into consideration all the good things Allah [God] has given you.
    -- Nouman Ali Khan

    #Complaining #Moments #Consideration

  • There is nothing wrong with having a good job, there is nothing wrong with having a nice house, there is nothing wrong with that. There is something wrong when that is your goal.
    -- Nouman Ali Khan

    #Jobs #Nice #Goal

  • The hypocrite takes good advice as an insult.
    -- Nouman Ali Khan

    #Hypocrite #Advice #Good Advice

  • If your parents are alive, be grateful at the opportunity to earn Jannah by serving them
    -- Nouman Ali Khan

    #Grateful #Opportunity #Parent

  • If someone corrects you, and you feel offended, then YOU have an EGO problem
    -- Nouman Ali Khan

    #Ego #Problem #Feels

  • You can’t change someone’s behaviour, all you can do is remind them, and hope that Allah will change their heart.
    -- Nouman Ali Khan

    #Heart #Behaviour

  • The people who test your patience are a blessing.. Without them, you can't practice patience.
    -- Nouman Ali Khan

    #Blessing #Practice #People

  • Real leadership is about building people up and empowering them. Many leaders feel that empowering someone else will reduce their own authority. I ask you: When Rasulallah salAllahu alayhi wa sallam empowered the sahaba, did that take away from his authority or did it empower him?
    -- Nouman Ali Khan

    #Real #People #Empowering

  • We live in a society where we wake up our kids for school but not Fajr.
    -- Nouman Ali Khan

    #Kids #School #Wake Up

  • Every Hour has its own value. Every minute is precious. Every second is irreplaceable. Thank Allah for the time you have, be it little. If you thank Allah for something, He will surely increase it in its blessings.
    -- Nouman Ali Khan

    #Blessing #Littles #Hours

  • Islam is not a set of rules. It’s a way of seeing life and the world.
    -- Nouman Ali Khan

    #Islam #Way #World

  • Talk with your daughters, Play with your sons. You need to be a better friend to them than anyone else. This society offers lots of evil friends. Before they make those kinds of friends, they need to find their best friend in you.
    -- Nouman Ali Khan

    #Daughter #Son #Play

  • When you see someone who is not as religious, remember that you were once on the edge of the fire, and it was Allah Subhaanahu wa Ta'ala's favor upon you to guide you. Arrogance will wipe away any goodness from the transformation.
    -- Nouman Ali Khan

    #Religious #Fire #Arrogance

  • Find better company, find company of people better than yourself so you be surrounded with those best in character and so you may learn something.
    -- Nouman Ali Khan

    #Character #People #May

  • When someone isn’t smart enough to express their frustration, they use dirty words. Those are words that describe a lack of intelligence. Smart people don’t use those kind of dirty words, because they find it an insult to their intelligence.
    -- Nouman Ali Khan

    #Smart #Dirty #Frustration

  • You and I are not Muslim, because we are born in a Muslim family. You and I are not Muslim, because you read a book about Islam, or saw a Youtube video and decided to become Muslim. We are Muslim, because Allah chose us. Allah chose us.
    -- Nouman Ali Khan

    #Book #Islam #Saws

  • The first thing that Shaytan (Satan) will try to do is get you to stop praying. You know why? Because he has to kill the guard if he wants to penetrate the castle. Once the guard is gone, then Shaytan(satan) can open the floodgates for evil. And he has a lot of patience. He has done this to many people before so he’s experienced as well.
    -- Nouman Ali Khan

    #Evil #People #Trying

  • Your relationship with Allah, depends on the heart being clean.
    -- Nouman Ali Khan

    #Heart #Our Relationship

  • Our religion doesn't demand perfection but instead a manageable strive to better ourselves.
    -- Nouman Ali Khan

    #Perfection #Demand #Strive

  • People have no idea how true the promise of Allah is. Put your trust in Allah, and He will see you through.
    -- Nouman Ali Khan

    #Ideas #People #Promise

  • He (Shaithan) is extremely patient. He won't get you in one shot. He'll come at you and he'll put a little bit and a little bit and a little bit until he destroys your character.
    -- Nouman Ali Khan

    #Character #Littles #Patient

  • You train your heart to control your body. That's what you do when you fast.
    -- Nouman Ali Khan

    #Heart #Body #Train

  • People can put you down, and they will but Allah will never abandon you, so long as you don’t.
    -- Nouman Ali Khan

    #Long #People #Down And

  • Every single night our soul is taken, and every single night the Angel asks before bringing it back, "Ya Allah what about this one?" "Do You want to send it back?" Do You want to pull the plug or should we keep the Ruh (soul)?" And every night Allah gives permission to the Angel to let us live one more time."
    -- Nouman Ali Khan

    #Taken #Sleep #Angel

  • Islam is not about “we’re better than you”. Rather it is about “let me show you something that is better for you
    -- Nouman Ali Khan

    #Islam #Let Me #Shows

  • You know what the Quran teaches me? The Quran teaches me that an incredibly wealthy man can be a failure (Firaun) and a homeless man can be successful (Prophet Ibrahim). It teaches me that success has nothing to do with wealth and failure has nothing to do with poverty.
    -- Nouman Ali Khan

    #Successful #Men #Poverty

  • What you desire is what YOU want, what you have is what ALLAH wants.
    -- Nouman Ali Khan

    #Desire #Want #What You Want

  • Humiliating people in the name of religion is the practice of someone deprived of the first fruit of religion, #‎ humility .
    -- Nouman Ali Khan

    #Humility #Names #Practice

  • The worst expression of the Prophet’s (Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wa Sallam) anger towards his wife was that he would remain silent.
    -- Nouman Ali Khan

    #Expression #Wife #Silent

  • Allah says Jannah is awesome, imagine how awesome that is when the All-Knowing is calling it awesome
    -- Nouman Ali Khan

    #Knowing #Calling #Imagine

  • If doctors are paid the same salary as bus drivers, community would not be crazy about making their children doctors
    -- Nouman Ali Khan

    #Children #Crazy #Doctors

  • The real Da'wah to Islam is the character of a Muslim.
    -- Nouman Ali Khan

    #Real #Character #Islam

  • Just because you’re a Believer, doesn’t mean your safe from the Hell-fire.
    -- Nouman Ali Khan

    #Mean #Fire #Safe

  • When your Islamic discourse with someone becomes a debate, that's when you know that you have to stop. The psychology of a debate is like a sports competition, and no one likes to lose. So even if you make a good point, the other person isn't going to congratulate you. They are thinking about revenge.
    -- Nouman Ali Khan

    #Sports #Revenge #Islamic

  • Forget bad deeds, even the good we do are full of mistakes.
    -- Nouman Ali Khan

    #Mistake #Deeds #Forget

  • I should be grateful for the tough times because Allah chose me, thought I was good enough to go through it.
    -- Nouman Ali Khan

    #Grateful #Tough Times #Good Enough

  • When you’re not patient, you start complaining. And the fact that you’re complaining is a sign that you’re not grateful.
    -- Nouman Ali Khan

    #Grateful #Facts #Complaining

  • Allah created the bonds of family, so Who are you to cut bonds that Allah has created.
    -- Nouman Ali Khan

    #Cutting

  • Religion becomes a hollow shell of its former self when ritual remains and thoughtful reflection disappears.
    -- Nouman Ali Khan

    #Thoughtful #Reflection #Self

  • Insulting the Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) is like trying to spit at the sun, it will only come back in your face.
    -- Nouman Ali Khan

    #Insulting #Trying #Faces

  • When Allah puts barakah (His blessings) in something, it will come beyond your expectations- never underestimate the power of one good deed.
    -- Nouman Ali Khan

    #Blessing #Expectations #Deeds

  • Islam didn't make it Haram for you to fall in love. It didn't forbid you from wanting someone. It only guides that love so it protects you, her, your families and especially saves you from humiliation on judgment day. If you love her so much, why are you ok with letting her engage in this questionable relationship knowing full well that she will have to answer Allah just like you will. You don't love her enough to save her from that?
    -- Nouman Ali Khan

    #Falling In Love #Couple #Wanting Someone

  • Change your 'Nafs', change the world.
    -- Nouman Ali Khan

    #Nafs #World #Changing The World

  • Iblis (satan) himself recognizes the Lordship of Allah, but wants the human being to forget it
    -- Nouman Ali Khan

    #Want #Satan #Forget

  • The most important investment of our time is in our people and in our youth.
    -- Nouman Ali Khan

    #People #Important #Youth

  • Allah will intervene into our emotional states. He can give you tranquillity again; whether it's anxiety, fear, grief, anger - whatever emotion, whatever thing that's happened that has left you scared, Allah can remove that scar entirely.
    -- Nouman Ali Khan

    #Grief #Emotional #Giving

  • People of dua are optimistic by definition. They know that dua and thoughts like 'unlikely' or 'impossible' don't coexist.
    -- Nouman Ali Khan

    #Optimistic #People #Definitions

  • Self restraint in speech, food, entertainment and vanity are the most essential fundamental of spiritual growth.
    -- Nouman Ali Khan

    #Spiritual #Vanity #Self

  • How do you know if Allah has forgiven you? When someone sincerely asks for forgiveness, then there is no doubt they are forgiven. It is guaranteed. Never doubt if Allah forgave you. First of all be sincere and genuine, and if you meet that condition then there is no doubt.
    -- Nouman Ali Khan

    #Doubt #Firsts #Sincere

  • The more knowledge (of deen) you have the more humble you should be. Instead you are becoming judgemental.
    -- Nouman Ali Khan

    #Humble #Judgemental #Becoming

  • If we show Allah just a little bit of gratitude, He tells us, 'I will increase you, and increase you, and increase you, I swear to it. If you could only show Me the least bit of gratitude.'
    -- Nouman Ali Khan

    #Gratitude #Littles #Increase

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