Islam quotes

  • If Allah has written for you happiness, no one can steal that from you, and if He has written for your heart to break, then no-one can mend it but He, so always put your trust in Allah.
    -- Aaidh ibn Abdullah al-Qarni

    #Heart #Islam #Stealing

  • Establishing an equilibrium between the Islam of truth and Islam as an identity is one of the most difficult tasks of religious intellectuals.
    -- Abdolkarim Soroush

    #Religious #Islam #Identity

  • All too many Muslims fail to grasp Islam, which teaches one to be lenient towards others and to understand their value systems, knowing that these are tolerated by Islam as a religion.
    -- Abdurrahman Wahid

    #Knowing #Religion #Islam

  • If we cling to the institution of Islam, then we tend to defend it against whatever we see as a danger to it, so because of this we see now that many people are defending states, defending territories, defending everything institutional in the belief that they defend Islam.
    -- Abdurrahman Wahid

    #People #Islam #Territory

  • Well, the most important thing about Islam is that we have to differentiate between two kinds of Islam. The first one is the institution of Islam... second, the culture of Islam.
    -- Abdurrahman Wahid

    #Two #Islam #Important

  • Those who criticize the most typically end up solving the least.
    -- Abu Ammaar Yasir Qadhi

    #Islam #Ends #Criticize

  • Islam is perfect, there is nothing to be added or changed.
    -- Abu Bakar Bashir

    #Perfect #Islam #Changed

  • The Prophet defeated the enemies of Islam even when he and his followers were small in number.
    -- Abu Bakar Bashir

    #Numbers #Enemy #Islam

  • We have shown that Islam can rule the world perfectly for 14 centuries, and during this time of Muslim power we did not borrow ideas like democracy from others, so why do we need to learn democracy from them now?
    -- Abu Bakar Bashir

    #Ideas #Islam #Democracy

  • We swear by the Quran and Sunnah, and we will not compromise with any infidel....Islam is the truth and all else is falsehood.
    -- Abu Bakar Bashir

    #Islam #Quran #Compromise

  • The only model to follow is pure Islam.
    -- Abu Bakar Bashir

    #Islam #Models

  • Islam is fixed, stable, ordered and disciplined, and so are Muslims.
    -- Abu Bakar Bashir

    #Islam #Fixed

  • If my children do not behave according to Islam, if they do not pray for instance, I will punish them.
    -- Abu Bakar Bashir

    #Children #Islam #Praying

  • We should be proud that our Prophet came into the world with the message of Islam to change it for the better, and not for the worse, or to keep things as they are.
    -- Abu Bakar Bashir

    #Islam #World #Proud

  • Islam's laws are fixed and that is why Islam is stable.
    -- Abu Bakar Bashir

    #Law #Islam #Fixed

  • Killing the infidels is our religion, slaughtering them is our religion, until they convert to Islam or pay us tribute.
    -- Abu Musab al-Zarqawi

    #Islam #Pay #Killing

  • The peoples of Islam will always be closer to us than, for example, France. (2nd April 1945)
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Islam #Example #France

  • You see, it's been our misfortune to have the wrong religion. Why didn't we have the religion of the Japanese, who regard sacrifice for the Fatherland as the highest good? The Mohammedan religion [Islam] too would have been more compatible to us than Christianity. Why did it have to be Christianity with its meekness and flabbiness?
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Sacrifice #Islam #Christianity

  • Islam is probably the one that places the greatest emphasis on knowledge. The purpose is to understand God's creation.
    -- Aga Khan IV

    #God #Islam #Purpose

  • We have not ceased to insist that an Islam of tolerance is advantageous to all Muslims, for the Afghans and the whole world and we will always defend it.
    -- Ahmad Shah Massoud

    #Tolerance #Islam #World

  • The behavior of the Taliban as well as their extremist attitudes do not correspond in any way with a tolerant Islam. We have always been opposed to extremist tendencies of Islam and we still are. We have not stopped insisting on defending an Islam of tolerance which would be profitable to every Muslim, in Afghanistan and in the whole world, and we will always defend it.
    -- Ahmad Shah Massoud

    #Attitude #Tolerance #Islam

  • All people hope Islam helps everything in life. Islam will make jobs. Islam will make freedom. Islam will make everything.
    -- Ahmed Ali

    #Jobs #People #Islam

  • One has to nurture a new generation, to raise children in the spirit of Islam.
    -- Akhmad Kadyrov

    #Children #Islam #Generations

  • The loftiest in status are those who do not know their own status, and the most virtuous of them are those who do not know their own virtue.
    -- Al-Shafi‘i

    #Islam #Virtue #Virtuous

  • My sin burdened me heavily. But when I measured it against Your Grace, O Lord, Your forgiveness came out greater.
    -- Al-Shafi‘i

    #Inspiration #Grace #Islam

  • If they analyze the situation as thoroughly as they should, Muslims will realize they are the first targets. What are the fundamentalists really after? Simply taking over Islam and then turning its back on modernity.
    -- Alexander Haig

    #Islam #Target #Firsts

  • I studied the Quran a great deal. I came away from that study with the conviction that by and large there have been few religions in the world as deadly to men as that of Muhammad. As far as I can see, it is the principal cause of the decadence so visible today in the Muslim world and, though less absurd than the polytheism of old, its social and political tendencies are in my opinion more to be feared, and I therefore regard it as a form of decadence rather than a form of progress in relation to paganism itself.
    -- Alexis de Tocqueville

    #Men #Political #Islam

  • Islam and democracy can function together.
    -- Ali Babacan

    #Islam #Democracy #Together

  • Apostasy from Islam is a crime and is punishable by death.
    -- Ali Gomaa

    #Islam #Crime

  • Fortunately, historians are now beginning to recognise the historic role of Islam as a liberating force for peoples oppressed by the burdens of unjust social systems.
    -- Aly Khan

    #Islam #Roles #Unjust

  • The fact of simultaneously being Christian and having as my mother tongue Arabic, the holy language of Islam, is one of the basic paradoxes that have shaped my identity.
    -- Amin Maalouf

    #Christian #Mother #Islam

  • I was deeply distressed that the cartoons were seen by many Muslims as an attempt by Denmark to mark and insult or behave disrespectfully towards Islam or Mohammed.
    -- Anders Fogh Rasmussen

    #Islam #Cartoon #Denmark

  • There is always a need for intoxication: China has opium, Islam has hashish, the West has woman.
    -- Andre Malraux

    #Islam #Needs #West

  • It is impossible for anyone who studies the life and character of the great Prophet of Arabia, who knows how he taught and how he lived, to feel anything but reverence for that mighty Prophet, o­ne of the great messengers of the Supreme. And although in what I put to you I shall say many things which may be familiar to many, yet I myself feel whenever I re-read them, a new way of admiration, a new sense of reverence for that mighty Arabian teacher.
    -- Annie Besant

    #Teacher #Character #Islam

  • Muhammadan law in its relation to women, is a pattern to European law. Look back to the history of Islam, and you will find that women have often taken leading places - on the throne, in the battle-field, in politics, in literature, poetry, etc.
    -- Annie Besant

    #Taken #Law #Islam

  • It is the duty of the followers of Islam to spread through the civilised world, a knowledge of what Islam means - its spirit and message.
    -- Annie Besant

    #Mean #Islam #Followers

  • I’m thinking of a God very different from the God of the Christian and far and away from the God of Islam, because both are depicted as omnipotent Oriental despots, cosmic Saddam Husseins,
    -- Antony Flew

    #Christian #Thinking #Islam

  • The Koran calls for belief and consequent obedience. It is, surely, calculated to inspire fear, indeed abject terror, rather than love.
    -- Antony Flew

    #Love Is #Inspire #Islam

  • Islam was like a mental cage. At first, when you open the door, the caged bird stays inside: it is frightened. It has internalized its imprisonment. It takes time for bird to escape, even after someone has opened the doors to its cage.
    -- Ayaan Hirsi Ali

    #Doors #Bird #Islam

  • I wanted secular, non-Muslim people to stop kidding themselves that Islam is peace and tolerance.
    -- Ayaan Hirsi Ali

    #People #Tolerance #Islam

  • I see no difference between Islam and Islamism. Islam is defined as submission to the will of Allah, as it is described in the Koran. Islamism is just Islam in its most pure form.
    -- Ayaan Hirsi Ali

    #Differences #Islam #Submission

  • Islam is not a race...Islam is simply a set of beliefs, and it is not 'Islamophobic' to say Islam is incompatible with liberal democracy.
    -- Ayaan Hirsi Ali

    #Race #Islam #Democracy

  • After the horrific massacre Wednesday at the French weekly satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, perhaps the West will finally put away its legion of useless tropes trying to deny the relationship between violence and radical Islam.
    -- Ayaan Hirsi Ali

    #Islam #Trying #Magazines

  • My friend, the Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh, was murdered in 2004 for having been insufficiently reverent toward Islam.
    -- Ayaan Hirsi Ali

    #Islam #Dutch #Vans

  • I have had to pay a price for leaving Islam and for speaking out. I have to pay for round-the-clock security because of the death threats against me.
    -- Ayaan Hirsi Ali

    #Leaving #Islam #Pay

  • Of course, the overwhelming majority of Muslims are not terrorists or sympathetic to terrorists. Equating all Muslims with terrorism is stupid and wrong. But acknowledging that there is a link between Islam and terror is appropriate and necessary.
    -- Ayaan Hirsi Ali

    #Stupid #Islam #Majority

  • Look at Ayatollah Khomeini's revolution and the slogans that they used: anti-imperialism; anti-colonialism; the struggle of the have-nots against the haves; the state monopoly over economy, which was very much patterned after the Soviet Union. All of these things did not come out of Islam. Islam is not that developed.
    -- Azar Nafisi

    #Struggle #Islam #Unions

  • I think Islam is in a sense, in crisis. It needs to question and re-question itself.
    -- Azar Nafisi

    #Thinking #Islam #Needs

  • The United States is not, and never will be, at war with Islam.
    -- Barack Obama

    #War #America #Islam

  • We are not at war with Islam. We are at war with people who have perverted Islam.
    -- Barack Obama

    #War #People #Islam

  • The future must not belong to those who slander the Prophet of Islam
    -- Barack Obama

    #Islam #Prophet #Slander

  • The sweetest sound I know is the Muslim call to prayer
    -- Barack Obama

    #Prayer #Islam #Sound

  • Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance.
    -- Barack Obama

    #Tolerance #Islam #Proud

  • As a student of history, I also know civilization's debt to Islam.
    -- Barack Obama

    #Civilization #Islam #Debt

  • Islam has always been part of America
    -- Barack Obama

    #America #Islam

  • we will encourage more Americans to study in Muslim communities
    -- Barack Obama

    #Community #Islam #Study

  • Islam is not part of the problem in combating violent extremism - it is an important part of promoting peace.
    -- Barack Obama

    #Islam #Important #Problem

  • So I have known Islam on three continents before coming to the region where it was first revealed
    -- Barack Obama

    #Islam #Three #Firsts

  • In ancient times and in our times, Muslim communities have been at the forefront of innovation and education.
    -- Barack Obama

    #Community #Innovation #Islam

  • Throughout history, Islam has demonstrated through words and deeds the possibilities of religious tolerance and racial equality.
    -- Barack Obama

    #Religious #Tolerance #Islam

  • Ramadan is a celebration of a faith known for great diversity and racial equality
    -- Barack Obama

    #Diversity #Islam #Ramadan

  • The Holy Koran tells us, 'O mankind! We have created you male and a female; and we have made you into nations and tribes so that you may know one another.'
    -- Barack Obama

    #Islam #Males #Female

  • We've seen those results in generations of Muslim immigrants - farmers and factory workers, helping to lay the railroads and build our cities, the Muslim innovators who helped build some of our highest skyscrapers and who helped unlock the secrets of our universe.
    -- Barack Obama

    #Cities #Secret #Islam

  • Islam has always been a part of America's story...and since our founding, American Muslims have enriched the United States.
    -- Barack Obama

    #America #Islam #United States

  • Sooner or later we must absorb Islam if our own culture is not to die of anemia.
    -- Basil Bunting

    #Islam #Culture #Anemia

  • Early Islam was a time of great creativity. Scholars excelled in sciences and literature.
    -- Basmah bint Saud

    #Creativity #Islam #Literature

  • We learned at an early age that it was men's interpretation of our religion that restricted women's opportunities, not our religion itself. Islam in fact had been quite progressive toward women from its inception ...
    -- Benazir Bhutto

    #Men #Opportunity #Islam

  • The difference between the three Abrahamic religions: Christianity - mumbling to the ceiling, Judaism - mumbling to the wall, Islam - mumbling to the floor.
    -- Bill Maher

    #Wall #Differences #Islam

  • It seems to me that Islam and Christianity and Judaism all have the same god, and he's telling them all different things.
    -- Billy Connolly

    #Religion #Islam #Different

  • Muhammad established a religion by putting his enemies to death; Jesus Christ by commanding his followers to lay down their lives.
    -- Blaise Pascal

    #Jesus #Enemy #Islam

  • If Islam opposes terrorism, then Saudi Arabia should announce that no one supportive of ISIS or Al Qaeda is welcome in Mecca to make Hajj.
    -- Bob Enyart

    #Isis #Islam #Supportive

  • She is Islam, and I am in Love...
    -- Boonaa Mohammed


  • What has bothered and angered radical Muslims is that I'm a non-Muslim writing anything at all about Islam. But this is fiction, and I don't think Islam is above criticism or fictionalization any more so than Judaism, Christianity, Mormonism or Hinduism is
    -- Brad Thor

    #Writing #Thinking #Islam

  • The radical elements in Islam are very dangerous.
    -- Brent Scowcroft

    #Islam #Elements #Dangerous

  • It is...idle to pretend, as many do, that there is no contradiction between religion and science. Science contradicts religion as surely as Judaism contradicts Islam-they are absolutely and irresolvably conflicting views. Unless, that is, science is obliged to change its fundamental nature.
    -- Bryan Appleyard

    #Science #Views #Islam

  • I try to really understand every aspect of the most high; for me, the most high is Allah... I live my life by Islam.
    -- Busta Rhymes

    #Islam #Trying #Living My Life

  • Islam is a religion in which God requires you to send your son to die for him. Christianity is a faith in which God sends his son to die for you.
    -- Cal Thomas

    #Christian #Son #Islam

  • Only if you have some knowledge of the human sacrifices, the vicious temple rites, the degrading superstitions and customs that were practiced . . . can you realize how much the modern world owes to the Hebrew prophets, whose monotheism and moral teachings entered into Christianity and Islam....
    -- Carlton J. H. Hayes

    #Teaching #Sacrifice #Islam

  • I did not come into contact with any Muslim before I embraced Islam. I read the Qur'an first and realized no person is perfect, Islam is perfect, and if we imitate the conduct of the Holy Prophet... we will be successful.
    -- Cat Stevens

    #Successful #Perfect #Islam

  • I suppose that the media and their portrayal of Islam and the almost tribal separations and divisions of the Muslims are the greatest issues confronting Muslims in the United Kingdom.
    -- Cat Stevens

    #Media #Issues #Islam

  • Moderation is part of faith, so those who accuse Muslim schools of fostering fanaticism should learn a bit more about Islam.
    -- Cat Stevens

    #Faith #School #Islam

  • So let's talk about Islam the way we talk about everything else.
    -- Charb

    #Islam #Way

  • We have to go on until Islam is made as ho-hum as Catholicism.
    -- Charb

    #Islam #Goes On #Made

  • A growing number of Muslims in America, more than 40 percent are African-American
    -- Charles Bierbauer

    #Numbers #America #Islam

  • If Husain (as) had fought to quench his worldly desires…then I do not understand why his sister, wife, and children accompanied him. It stands to reason therefore, that he sacrificed purely for Islam.
    -- Charles Dickens

    #Children #Wife #Islam

  • There are more Muslims in North America then Jews Now.
    -- Dan Rather

    #America #Islam #Jew

  • In the long term, the United States could greatly benefit Islam by uniquely freeing the religion from government constraints and permitting it to evolve in a positive, modern direction. But that's the long term.
    -- Daniel Pipes

    #Government #Long #Islam

  • Again and again, when Westerners are perceived as denigrating Muhammad, the Koran, or Islam, Islamists demonstrate, riot or kill.
    -- Daniel Pipes

    #Islam #Muhammad #Riot

  • It’s a mistake to blame Islam, a religion 14 centuries old, for the evil that should be ascribed to militant Islam, a totalitarian ideology less than a century old. Militant Islam is the problem, but moderate Islam is the solution.
    -- Daniel Pipes

    #Mistake #Evil #Islam

  • There is no problem with Islam itself or with the Muslims, but these are difficult times, and the difficulty stems from radical Islam.
    -- Daniel Pipes

    #Islam #Difficult Times #Problem

  • Islam has some of the best defenses against other god viruses and has the potential to be more parasitically aggressive when consolidating political power with a society.
    -- Darrel Ray

    #Political #Religion #Islam

  • Democracy sometimes appears paralyzed by those who take advantage of its freedoms in order to abuse them for undemocratic ends.
    -- David Pryce-Jones

    #Order #Abuse #Islam

  • Doctrines like Christianity or Islam or Marxism require unanimity of belief. One dissenter casts doubt on the creed of millions.
    -- Edward Abbey

    #Atheist #Doubt #Islam

  • The Orient and Islam have a kind of extrareal, phenomenologically reduced status that puts them out of reach of everyone except the Western expert. From the beginning of Western speculation about the Orient, the one thing th orient could not do was to represent itself. Evidence of the Orient was credible only after it had passed through and been made firm by the refining fire of the Orientalist’s work.
    -- Edward Said

    #Fire #Islam #Experts

  • The tax that is taken from the free non-Muslim subjects of a Muslim government whereby they ratify the compact that assures them protection, as though it were compensation for not being slain.
    -- Edward William Lane

    #Taken #Government #Islam

  • If the Koran is the soul of Islam, then perhaps the institution of the Muslim family might be described as its body.
    -- Elizabeth Warnock Fernea

    #Soul #Religion #Islam

  • A non-Muslim is a second-class citizen called a Kafir. You and I are Kafirs. Much of the Koran concerns itself with the Kafir - how to control us, to subjugate us and to kill us. “Islam has the mind of a psychopathic rapist and because its founder, the “prophet” Mohammed was in fact a psychopathic rapist himself.
    -- Eric Allen

    #Class #Mind #Islam

  • Muslims are the first victims of Islam. To liberate a Muslim from his religion is the best service that one can render him!
    -- Ernest Renan

    #Islam #Firsts #Victim

  • I"m often accused of being irreligious, and I suppose it's for this very reason. Whether it's Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Catholicism, Hinduism, Judaism, or any other ism, when a religioin is created on the subtle premise that God withholds his love and you must submit to the system to earn that love, I consider it the worst of corruptions... For centuries, the church has been telling us that if we want God to love us, we need to follow the rules. It's been far more important to focus on the sin problem than the love problem.
    -- Erwin McManus

    #Buddhism #Focus #Islam

  • Religion is defined by the relationship between God and man. And Islam is the submission and the acknowledgment of the human being to the creator.
    -- Feisal Abdul Rauf

    #Men #Islam #Submission