Islam Quotes

The company of a good friend is like an owner of musk; if you don’t buy anything, you will get the smell of it. The company of a bad friend is like the blacksmith’s bellows; if you are not affected by its black dirt, you will be touched by its smoke. –Prophet Muhammed (saw)


Everyone who is taken by death asks for more time, while everyone who still has time makes excuses for procrastination. –Ali Ibn Abi Talib RA


Everyone who is being overtaken by death asks for more time. While everyone who still has time make excuses for procrastination. –Ali RA


Knowledge is my companion, it is with me wherever I go. My heart is its container, not the bookshelf. –Ali RA


Indeed the whole world is imagination. Only He [Allah] is the real in Reality. Whoever understands this knows the secrets of the spiritual path. –Ibn Arabi


A calamity that makes you turn to Allah is better for you then a blessing which makes you forget the remembrance of Allah. –Shaykh Ibn Taymiyyah


Islam is based on naql (texts) and ‘aql (intellect). Some people just have the texts – we call them naql-heads.– Shaykh Hamza Yusuf (LOL)


‘Ilm (knowledge) without ‘aql (intelligence) is like having shoes with no feet. And ‘Aql without ‘ilm is like having feet with no shoes. –Ali RA


If a gem falls in to mud it is still valuble, if dust ascends to heaven it remains valueless. –Shaykh Sa’di


Lord, fill a Muslim’s heart/With a desire so fervent/That it will set his heart aflame/And stir his soul. –Muhammad Iqbal


Let love be selfless/and truth fearless;/Let our breasts be flooded with light–/Make our hearts clear as crystal. –Muhammad Iqbal


Your true friend is the one who participates in your efforts and for the sake of your gain, is prepared to suffer losses. –Ali RA (SO TRUE!)


Forgiveness is part of the treasure you need/To craft your falcon wings/And return/To your true realm of/Divine freedom. –Hafiz


Worship and knowledge while eating haraam is like construction on dung. –Imam Al Ghazali


In God, there is no sorrow or suffering or affliction. If you want to be free of all affliction and suffering, hold fast to God, and turn wholly to Him, and to no one else. Indeed, all your suffering comes from this: that you do not turn toward God and no one else. –Imam Al Ghazali


To completely trust in God is to be like a child who knows deeply that even if he does not call for the mother, the mother is totally aware of his condition and is looking after him. –Imam Al Ghazali


It’s good to leave each day behind, like flowing water, free of sadness. Yesterday is gone and its tale told. Today new seeds are growing. –Rumi


If you make intense supplication and the timing of the answer is delayed, do not despair of it. His reply to you is guaranteed; but in the way He chooses, not the way you choose, and at the moment He desires, not the moment you desire.–Ibn Ata’Allah (another favorite of mine)


People oppose things because they are ignorant of them.–Imam Al Ghazali


The hypocrite looks for faults; the believer looks for excuses.–Imam Al Ghazali


Anger begins with madness and ends with regret.–Ali RA


An hour’s contemplation is better than a year’s adoration. –Prophet Muhammad


The Islam of the 18th, 19th and first half of the 20th century was a poor thing. Nobody bothered about it. Islam was that funny sort of pure system of beliefs that depressed people in the Middle East held as their religion.-John Keegan


The majority of the world's Muslims do not believe that terrorism is a legitimate strategy or that Islam is incompatible with democracy.-Gijs de Vries


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


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


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


The revival of Islam dates from the early years of the 20th century. It was brought about by their humiliation, by their sense of how low they'd fallen compared with the West.-John Keegan


The secular elites are so terrified of telling the truth about radical Islam. When you talk about the radical Islamists, we have got to get straight and get serious and talk about it in the right way.-Newt Gingrich


The terrorists whatever slogans they use have nothing in common with Islam.-Nursultan Nazarbayev


The U.S. always needs an enemy. It comes and goes. Today it is Islam. According to this plan or ideology of the born-again Christians who formed an alliance with Zionism, Islam is the monster.-Walid Jumblatt


The UN structure is one-sided, stacked against the world of Islam.-Mahmoud Ahmadinejad


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


The values of Islam are expressed by Muslims clearly. September 11 changed the world, and put Muslims on the spotlight.-Karen Armstrong


There are too many people sympathetic to radical Islam. We should be looking at them more carefully and finding out how we can infiltrate them.-Peter King


There is a group of individuals who are radical jihadists. We need to call them by name. They believe it is OK to kill people in the name of their religion. It is not all of Islam. It is not all Muslims. But there is a subgroup who believe it is OK. In fact, it is their plan and design to kill people.-Tim Pawlenty


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


There is not a single Muslim leader today who has the courage and commitment to defend Islam and Muslims, they are all in awe of the United States and other Western powers, and are indebted to them.-Abu Bakar Bashir


They do not understand Islam, and I think that is one area where perhaps I hope one day I will play a role in actually making people understand what we perceive Islam to be.-Imran Khan


This is indeed a clash of civilisations, not between Islam and Christendom but between reason and superstition.-Polly Toynbee


This Islam business kidnapped me.-Oriana Fallaci


Throughout the past, there has been a lack of intimacy, affection, and regard for Islam by Christianity. This, to a large extent, has been due to a lack of knowledge of the great human and spiritual ideals for which Islam and the teachings of Islam stand.- Aly Khan


My choosing Islam was not a political statement; it was a spiritual statement.-Kareem Abdul-Jabbar


North Eurasia is one of the best examples of religious tolerance and peaceful coexistence of Islam and Christianity. This is a rare thing in today's world, even in its most liberal parts.-Nursultan Nazarbayev


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


Practically the only way to dry the swamp of radical Islam is through economic development and an improved standard of living.-Yitzhak Rabin


Predicting has a spotty record in science fiction. I've had some failures. On the other hand, I also predicted the fall of the Berlin Wall and the rise of fundamentalist Islam... and I'm not happy to be right in all of those cases.-David Brin


President Bush's war on Iraq is viewed broadly in Islamic communities as an attack on Islam, and thus the President has alienated a large part of one fifth of the world's population.-John Olver


Radical Islam has been the foe of Christendom for centuries.-Tom Tancredo


Reject racial or religious hate. Embrace moderate Islam.-Geraldo Rivera


Respecting other people's cultures is well and good, but I draw the line at where some branches of Islam, what they do to women. It's indefensible.-Jello Biafra


Similarly, it is argued that the culture of Islam is incompatible with democracy. Basically, this conventional perspective of the Middle East thus contends that democracy in that region is neither possible nor even desirable.-Recep Tayyip Erdogan


So, this war is against the Islam that the West does not control.-Louis Farrakhan


Sons of Islam everywhere, the jihad is a duty - to establish the rule of Allah on earth and to liberate your countries and yourselves from America's domination and its Zionist allies, it is your battle - either victory or martyrdom.-Ahmed Yassin


The bombers were enemies of Islam and enemies of the country. We will do everything and anything needed to stop them.-Khaleda Zia


The Bush administration does not desire to see Islam practiced in its pristine purity.-Louis Farrakhan


The cause of the break with the tradition of antiquity was the rapid and unexpected advance of Islam. The result of this advance was the final separation of East from West, and the end of the Mediterranean unity.-Henri Pirenne


The contribution of Islam to history and modern civilization is the product of the efforts of peoples of many races and tongues which came to accept its way of life.-Aly Khan


The enemy is not Islam, the great world faith, but a perversion of Islam.-John Cornyn


The enemy is not just terrorism. It is the threat posed specifically by Islamist terrorism, by Bin Ladin and others who draw on a long tradition of extreme intolerance within a minority strain of Islam that does not distinguish politics from religion, and distorts both.-John Cornyn


The extinction of race consciousness as between Muslims is one of the outstanding achievements of Islam, and in the contemporary world there is, as it happens, a crying need for the propagation of this Islamic virtue.-Arnold J. Toynbee


The idea is that they wouldn't want to deal with militant Islam but an Islam and Muslims who are committed to progress, committed to development, who like peace and are moderate in their ways. So that's what we are doing here.-Abdullah Ahmad Badawi


Islam has shown two faces to the Jews, one benevolent, one less so.-Jack Schwartz


Islam is a religion of success. Unlike Christianity, which has as its main image, in the west at least, a man dying in a devastating, disgraceful, helpless death.-Karen Armstrong


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


Islam is in principle egalitarian, and has always had problems with power.-Mary Douglas


Islam is itself destiny and will not suffer destiny.-Muhammad Iqbal


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


Islam teaches tolerance, not hatred; universal brotherhood, not enmity; peace, and not violence.-Pervez Musharraf


Islam, the third in historical sequence of the ethical monotheistic religions of the Near East, was very successful in establishing its monotheism, but had only very moderate success in spreading its version of Jewish and Christian ethics to the Arabs.-Carroll Quigley


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


It is apparent that Christianity and Islam must come, and come immediately, to a closer understanding, and it is equally apparent that their unity if achieved, will be the most effective defensive measure against Communist expansion.-Aly Khan


It is not necessary to dwell on the political and social principles of Islam, to underline how close they also are in spirit to the concepts of human rights which govern the political and social systems of the West.-Aly Khan


It is not right to associate the fight against international terrorist networks with an imaginary crusade against Islam.-Omar Bongo


It is said that the West had a global policy in regard to Islam. That is stupid. There isn't a global Islam.-Zbigniew Brzezinski


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


Let me say this loud and clear. There is a world of difference between terrorist acts and the Islamic Shari'a. Islam is not only a religion, but a way of life. And at its heart lie the sacred principles of tolerance and dialogue.-King Hussein I


Look at Islam in a rational manner and without demagoguery or emotion. It is the leading religion of the world with 1.5 billion followers.-Zbigniew Brzezinski


Many spiritual teachers - in Buddhism, in Islam - have talked about first-hand experience of the world as an important part of the path to wisdom, to enlightenment.-Bell Hooks


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


Mohammed was not an apparent failure. He was a dazzling success, politically as well as spiritually, and Islam went from strength to strength to strength.-Karen Armstrong


My aim is to show that those governments that violate the rights of people by invoking the name of Islam have been misusing Islam.-Shirin Ebadi

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