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To all of the Muslims around the world, Islam does not only represent a religion, but a way of living and understanding. And not just that, but also their personal philosophy.

The holy book of Muslims is named Qur’an, and it is the most perfect, well-composed and well-written book that people know of today.

The Qur’an covers so many different aspects of everyday life of a Muslim, including: laws, beliefs, moral teachings, life, marriage, healing, Prophethood, death and Resurrection, creation and nature, history of humankind, society, and evil. 

Muslims believe that every word in the Qur’an is a direct speech of God. The 114 chapters were revealed to the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, over the period of 23 years. 

They were passed down by Allah through his angel Jabreel to Prophet Muhammad. He made it his life’s work to spread this word to humanity in order to lead and preserve them.

Now, InshAllah we will go through some of the most inspirational, important and beautiful Islamic quotes that I gathered from various online sources!

Best Islamic Quotes

1. “What has he found who has lost God? And what has he lost who has found God?” ― Ibn ‘Ata’ Allah Al-Iskandari

What has he found who has lost God And what has he lost who has found God

2. No fatigue, disease, sorrow, sadness, hurt or distress befalls a Muslim – not even the prick he receives from a thorn – except that Allah expiates some of his sins because of it. (Sahih al-Bukhari, Book 70, #545)”

3. “The real dawah to Islam is the character of a Muslim.” ― Nouman Ali Khan

4. “Tear your heart out of your chest. And hand it to Allah. There is no other healing. I swear, there is no other healing.” ― Yasmin Mogahed

5. “Seek knowledge from the Cradle to the Grave” ― Prophet Muhammad, Al-Hadith: Sayings of the Prophet Muhammad

Seek knowledge from the Cradle to the Grave

6. “Religion is never more tested than when our emotions are ablaze. At such a time, the timeless grandeur of the Law and its ethics stand at our mercy.” ― Abdal Hakim Murad

7. “You only truly possess that which you cannot lose in a shipwreck.” ― أبو حامد الغزالي

8. “Whatever has befallen you was not meant to escape you, and whatever has escaped you was not meant to befall you.” ― Aidh bin Abdullah al-Qarni

9. “Islam expect every Muslim to do this duty, and if we realise our responsibility time will come soon when we shall justify ourselves worthy of a glorious past.” ― Muhammad Ali Jinnah

10. “Get up to pray in the dark when all are asleep and see how your path is lit and your life begins to shine.” ― Mufti Ismail Menk

Get up to pray in the dark when all are asleep and see how your path is lit and your life begins to shine

Heart-touching Islamic Quotes That Will Make You Feel Loved

1. “Allah tests our patience and our fortitude. He tests out strength of faith. be patient and there will endless rewards for you, insha’Allah” – Utaz Badr” ― Leila Aboulela, Lyrics Alley

Allah tests our patience and our fortitude

2. “It is when things are at their worst that Allah will raise the best generation. The generation that the Prophet would be told Sahabat should look up to. So maybe the fact that you are living in the darkest of time means that Allah thinks you can be the strongest source of light.

Allah thinks you — you — were born for this time. That’s Allah’s decision. Which means you have something significant to offer the world. You have some serious trees to plant. And you have to not get overwhelmed with the news around you. Even if dajjal is tapping you on the shoulders. Say (to Dajjal), “Hold on, I’m planting a tree”.

You do what you gotta do. You gotta focus.” ― Nouman Ali Khan

3. “…a man should say to his soul every morning, “God has given thee twenty-four treasures; take heed lest thou lose anyone of them, for thou wilt not be able to endure the regret that will follow such loss.” ― Al-Ghazali, The Alchemy of Happiness

4. “True Islam taught me that it takes all of the religious, political, economic, psychological, and racial ingredients, or characteristics, to make the Human Family and the Human Society complete.” ― Malcolm X

5. “It’s never easy to stand when the storm hits. And that’s exactly the point. By sending the wind, He brings us to our knees: the perfect position to pray.” ― Yasmin Mogahed, Reclaim Your Heart: Personal Insights on Breaking Free from Life’s Shackles

It’s never easy to stand when the storm hits

6. “Do not use your energy except for a cause more noble than yourself. Such a cause cannot be found except in Almighty God Himself: to preach the truth, to defend womanhood, to repel humiliation which your Creator has not imposed upon you, to help the oppressed. Anyone who uses his energy for the sake of the vanities of the world is like someone who exchanges gemstones for gravel. There is no nobility in anyone who lacks faith. The wise man knows that the only fitting price for his soul is a place in Paradise…” ― Ibn Hazm

7.  “Philosopher, orator, apostle, legislator, warrior, conqueror of ideas, restorer of rational dogmas, of a cult without images, the founder of twenty terrestrial empires and of one spiritual empire: that is MUHAMMAD. As regards all the standards by which human greatness may be measured, we may well ask IS THERE ANY MAN GREATER THAN HE?” ― Alphonse de Lamartine, History of Turkey

8. “Awakening to faith is not a one-time event, but a continuously unfolding reality. The journey of faith is not a race, but a marathon of love that each person walks at a different pace.” ― A. Helwa, Secrets of Divine Love: A Spiritual Journey into the Heart of Islam

9. “Dear Friend, Your Heart is a polished mirror. You must wipe it clean of the veil of dust which has gathered upon it, because it is destined to reflect the light of divine secrets.”

― ʿAbd Al-Qadir al-Jilani, The Secret of Secrets

10. “Islam and Sufism are one. Teaching that to understand Islam one must be a lover, how can one understand Islam when the heart is empty of love.” ― Zarina Bibi

Islam and Sufism are one. Teaching that to understand Islam one must be a lover, how can one understand Islam when the heart is empty of love

See also: 120 Ultimate Best Quotes About Progress To Fuel Your Growth

Islamic Quotes On Life

1. “Knowledge exists potentially in the human soul like the seed in the soil; by learning the potential becomes actual.” ― Imam Al-Ghazali

Knowledge exists potentially in the human soul like the seed in the soil; by learning the potential becomes actual

2. “Come forward as servants of Islam, organize the people economically, socially, educationally and politically and I am sure that you will be a power that will be accepted by everybody.” ― Muhammad Ali Jinnah

3. “We should have a State in which we could live and breathe as free men and which we could develop according to our own lights and culture and where principles of Islamic social justice could find free play.” ― Muhammad Ali Jinnah

4. “Some of the toughest ayaat in the Quran have Allah’s name “ar-Rahman” in them to make it clear that just because Allah is the Most Merciful, it doesn’t mean He’s not going to carry out justice.” ― Nouman Ali Khan

5. “A Rule: Life without Islam is a naked tree,

       Birds without trees can never feel free.” ― Leena Ahmad Almashat, Harmony Letters

A Rule Life without Islam is a naked tree

6. “Do not be a people without a will of your own saying: If others treat well you will also treat well and if they do wrong we will do wrong; but accustom yourselves to do good if people do good and do not do wrong if they do evil.” ― Prophet Muhammad, The Sayings of the Prophet Muhammad / Min al-Hadith al-Sharif

7. “Three Things

Three things cannot be retrieved:

The arrow once sped from the bow

The word spoken in haste

The missed opportunity.

(Ali the Lion, Caliph of Islam, son-in-law of Mohammed the Prophet),” ― Idries Shah, Caravan of Dreams

8. “Islam is a way of living rather than a way of thinking.” ―  Alija Izetbegovic

9. “The first thing I would like to share with you

here is that when you help people, you don’t wait

around until they say thank you because you didn’t

help them so you can hear appreciation.” ― Nouman Ali Khan, Revive Your Heart: Putting Life in Perspective

10. “Arabic science throughout its golden age was inextricably linked to religion; indeed, it was driven by the need of early scholars to interpret the Qur’an.” ― Jim Al-Khalili

Arabic science throughout its golden age was inextricably linked to religion; indeed, it was driven by the need of early scholars to interpret the Qur'an

Qur’an Quotes

1. “There is no God but Allah and Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah.” 

There is no God but Allah and Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah

2. Whoever ascribes to me what I have not said then let him occupy his seat in Hell-fire! (Sahih al-Bukhari, Book 3, #109)” ― Prophet Muhammad

3. “A’isha asked him: ‘Does one come to Paradise only by the mercy of Allah?’ He repeated three times over: ‘No one comes to Paradise except by the mercy of Allah!’ ‘Not even you. Messenger of Allah?’ she asked. ‘Not even I, unless Allah enfolds me in His mercy.” 

4. “He who at night feeling tired because of working in the daytime, then at night he was forgiven of Allah.” ― Prophet Muhammed PBUH, القرآن الكريم

5. “None of you believes until he wishes for his brother what he wishes for himself.” ― Prophet Muhammad, The Translation of the Meanings of Sahih Al-Bukhari – Arabic-English

None of you believes until he wishes for his brother what he wishes for himself

6. “This is the Book about which there is no doubt, a guidance for those conscious of Allah.” – Baqarah Ayat 2

7. “Forgive others as quickly as you expect Allah (God) to forgive you.”

8.  “Whoever fears Allah (God), Allah (God) will find a way out for him (from every difficulty) and He will provide for him from sources that he could never have imagined.” Quran 65:2-3

9. The life of this world is merely enjoyment of delusion.” Quran 3:185

10. “Call upon Me, I will respond to you.” Quran 40:60

Call upon Me, I will respond to you

11. “A busy life makes prayer harder, but prayer makes a busy life easier.” 

12. “And whoever turns away from My remembrance – indeed, he will have a depressed life.” – Quran 20:124

13. “If you give thanks, I will give you more.” – Quran 14:7

14. “They plan, and Allah (God) plans. Surely, Allah (God) is the best of planners.” – Quran 8:30

15. “Taking pains to remove the pains of others is the true essence of generosity.” – Abu Bakr (R.A)

Taking pains to remove the pains of others is the true essence of generosity

16. “For indeed, with hardship [will be] ease.” – Quran 94:5

17. “No one will reap except what they sow.” – Quran 6:164

18.  “Indeed, that is My Path – perfectly straight. So follow it and do not follow other ways, for they will lead you away from His Way. This is what He has commanded you, so perhaps you will be conscious of Allah (God).” – Quran 6:153

19. “Indeed, Allah (God) will not change the condition of a people until they change what is in themselves.” – Qur’an 13:11

20. “Allah (God) does not burden a soul beyond that it can bear.” – Quran 2:286

Allah (God) does not burden a soul beyond that it can bear.

Quotes About Islam

1. “I challenge anyone to understand Islam, its spirit, and not to love it. It is a beautiful religion of brotherhood and devotion.” ― Yann Martel, Life of Pi

I challenge anyone to understand Islam, its spirit, and not to love it. It is a beautiful religion of brotherhood and devotion

2. “If we rated greatness by the influence of the great, we will say “Muhammad is the greatest of the great in history” ― Will Durant

3. “We sometimes fail to realise that when we pray to Allah we are in fact performing a great act of ibadah (worship). On the surface it might seem as if we are asking out of self-interest, but we are really proving the sincerity of our belief in the tauhid (Oneness) of Allah and our submission to the True God. Thus the Prophet pbuh said: “Supplication is itself the worship.” (Reported by Abu Daud and al-Tirmizi, sahih.) If a servant prays the whole night to Allah, he therefore performs a great ibadah all night long.” ― Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin, Islam in Malaysia: Perceptions & Facts

4. “I have learned that one should say “Peace!” to those who shout their hatred for one’s being and presence or at one’s passage.” ― Tariq Ramadan, What I Believe

5.  “Sometimes Allah (God) wants a certain level of Jannah (Paradise) for someone; and when their good deeds alone can’t get them there, he gives them hardship.”

Sometimes Allah (God) wants a certain level of Jannah (Paradise) for someone

6. “When you forget that you need Allah (God), He puts you in a situation that causes you to call upon Him. And that’s for your own good.” Omar Suleiman

7. “And those who have believed and done righteous deeds – We will surely assign to them Paradise [elevated] chambers beneath which rivers flow, wherein they abide eternally. Excellent is the reward of the [righteous] workers.” – Quran 29:58

8. “Allah (God) makes the impossible possible.”

9. “Dua has the power to turn your dreams into reality.”

10.  “Give love in secret by praying for one another.” 

See also: 110 Amazing Albert Einstein Quotes To Think About

Hadith Islamic Quotes

1. Whoever ascribes to me what I have not said then let him occupy his seat in Hell-fire! (Sahih al-Bukhari, Book 3, #109)” ― Prophet Muhammad

Whoever ascribes to me what I have not said then let him occupy his seat in Hell-fire (2)

2. “ما يصيب المسلم من نصب ولا وصب ولا همّ ولا حزن ولا أذى ولا غمّ – حتى الشوكة يشاكها – إلا كفّر الله بها مِن خطاياه

No fatigue, disease, sorrow, sadness, hurt or distress befalls a Muslim – not even the prick he receives from a thorn – except that Allah expiates some of his sins because of it. – (Sahih al-Bukhari, Book 70, #545)”

3. “Whoever treads a path seeking knowledge, Allah will make easy for him the path to Paradise.” (reported by Ibn Majah and others, fulfilling the conditions of Imam al Bukhari and Imam Muslim)”

4. “Trust in God – but tie your camel first.” ― Prophet Muhammad

5. “Live in this world as if you are a stranger or a wayfarer” ― Prophet Muhammad Salla-Allahu Allaihi wasallam

Live in this world as if you are a stranger or a wayfarer (2)

6. “Saying of the Prophet: Ink and Blood: The ink of the learned is holier than the blood of the martyr.”

7. “The Prophet once said to his Companions, “Do you want to see a man of Paradise?” A man then passed by and the Prophet said, “That man is one of the people of Paradise.” So a Companion of the Prophet decided to learn what it was about this man that earned him such a commendation from the Messenger of God . He spent time with this man and observed him closely. He noticed that he did not perform the Night Prayer vigil (Tahajjud) or anything extraordinary. He appeared to be an average man of Madinah. The Companion finally told the man what the Prophet had said about him and asked if he did anything special. And the man replied, “The only thing that I can think of, other than what everybody else does, is that I make sure that I never sleep with any rancor in my heart towards another.” That was his secret.” ― Hamza Yusuf, Purification of the Heart: Signs, Symptoms and Cures of the Spiritual Diseases of the Heart

8. “A man came to the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) and said, “O Messenger of Allah! Who among the people has the most right to my good company?” He replied, “Your mother.” The man said, “Then who?” He replied, “Your mother.” The man said, “Then who?” He replied, “Your mother.” The man said, “Then who?” He replied, “Then your father.”

9. “Beware of suspicion for it is the most untruthful type of speech.”  (Bukhari and Muslim)

10. “A slave [of Allah] may utter a word without giving it much thought by which he slips into the fire a distance further than that between east and west. (Bukhari and Muslim)

A slave [of Allah] may utter a word without giving it much thought by which he slips into the fire a distance further than that between east and west (2)

11. Whoever stands [for night prayer] in Ramadan out of faith and hope for reward will be forgiven his past sins.” (Bukhari and Muslim)

12. “The one who looks after a widow or poor person is like the one who strives in the cause of Allah – and I think he also said – he is like the one who continuously stands for prayer without slacking and fasts without breaking.” (Bukhari and Muslim)

13. “No fatigue, illness, worry, sorrow, harm, grief, or even the prick of a thorn afflicts a Muslim except that Allah expiates some of his sins by it.” (Bukhari and Muslim)

14. “Whoever attends a funeral and prays over it, then he will have a qiraat and whoever remains there until the person is buried will have two qiraat. It was said to him, “What are two qiraat“? He (ﷺ) replied, “They are like two great mountains.” (Bukhari and Muslim)

15. The Prophet (ﷺ) would never find fault with food. If he desired it, he would eat. If he disliked it, he would leave it. (Bukhari and Muslim)

The Prophet (ﷺ) would never find fault with food

16. Whatever of the lower garment falls below the ankles is in the fire. (Bukhari)

17. “As Muslims we can advise one another from love, but the role of the Divine Judge, Al-Hakam, is purely reserved for Allah alone. As Muslims we can’t be harsh with the creation and expect the Creator of that creation to be soft with us. In fact, the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم tells us, “The merciful will be shown mercy by the Most Merciful. Be merciful to those on the earth and the One in the heavens will have mercy upon you.” ― A. Helwa, Secrets of Divine Love Journal: Insightful Reflections that Inspire Hope and Revive Faith

18. The signs of a hypocrite are three:

1 – When he speaks, he lies
2 – When he’s trusted, he betrays
3 – When he promises, he breaks it (Bukhari and Muslim)

19.“Every person from my nation will enter paradise except the one who refuses.” They asked, “O Messenger of Allah, and who will refuse?” He (ﷺ) replied, “Whoever obeyed me, then he entered paradise. Whoever disobeyed me, then he refused.” (Bukhari)

20. Whenever someone goes to the mosque in the morning or evening, Allah prepares for him a place in paradise. (Bukhari and Muslim)

Whenever someone goes to the mosque in the morning or evening, Allah prepares for him a place in paradise (2)

Islamic Quotes From Influential Muslims

1. “Suffering is a gift. In it is hidden mercy.” ― Rumi

Suffering is a gift. In it is hidden mercy

2. “Knock, And He’ll open the door

        Vanish, And He’ll make you shine like the sun

        Fall, And He’ll raise you to the heavens

        Become nothing, And He’ll turn you into everything.” ― Jalal Ad-Din Rumi

3. “Declare your jihad on thirteen enemies you cannot see -egoism, arrogance, conceit, selfishness, greed, lust, intolerance, anger, lying, cheating, gossiping and slandering. If you can master and destroy them, then you will be read to fight the enemy you can see.” ― Al-Ghazzali

4. “Islam appears to me like a perfect work of architecture. All its parts are harmoniously conceived to complement and support each other; nothing is superfluous and nothing lacking; and the result is a structure of absolute balance and solid composure.” ― Muhammad Asad

5. “The happiness of the drop is to die in the river.” ― Imam Al-Ghazali

The happiness of the drop is to die in the river

6. “Happiness comes from helping others, by being with others, and by sharing, even if it’s only a smile.” ― Zain Hashmi, A Blessed Olive Tree: A Spiritual Journey in Twenty Short Stories

7. “Who are your favorite heroines in real life? The women of Afghanistan, Iraq, and Iran who risk their lives and their beauty to defy the foulness of theocracy. Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Azar Nafisi as their ideal feminine model.” ― Christopher Hitchens, Hitch 22: A Memoir

8. “Democracy is in the blood of the Muslims, who look upon complete equality of mankind, and believe in fraternity, equality, and liberty.” ― Muhammad Ali Jinnah

9. “The great majority of us are Muslims. We follow the teachings of the Prophet Mohammed (may peace be upon him). We are members of the brotherhood of Islam in which all are equal in rights, dignity and self-respect. Consequently, we have a special and a very deep sense of unity. But make no mistake: Pakistan is not a theocracy or anything like it.” ― Muhammad Ali Jinnah

10. “Islam teaches tolerance, not hatred; universal brotherhood, not enmity; peace, and not violence.” ― Parwez Musharraf

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

11. “America needs to understand Islam, because this is the one religion that erases from its society the race problem. Throughout my travels in the Muslim world, I have met, talked to, and even eaten with people who in America would have been considered white, but the white attitude was removed from their minds by the religion of Islam. I have never before seen sincere and true brotherhood practiced by all together, irrespective of their color.” ― Malcolm X

12. “In the traditional Islamic world, the hierarchy of the arts was not based on whether they were “fine” or “industrial” or “minor”. It was based upon the effect of art on the soul of the human being.” ― Seyyed Hossein Nasr, A Young Muslim’s Guide to the Modern World

13. “I become more than ever convinced that it was not the sword that won a place for Islam in those days. It was the rigid simplicity, the utter self-effacement of Hussein, the scrupulous regard for pledges, his intense devotion to his friends and followers and his intrepidity, his fearlessness, his absolute trust in God and in his own mission. These and not the sword carried everything before them and surmounted every obstacle.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

14. “There are certain verses in the Quran which convey injunctions similar to the following: ‘Kill them wherever you find them.’ (2:191)

Referring to such verses, there are some who attempt to give the impression that Islam is a religion of war and violence. This is total untrue. Such verses relate in a restricted sense, to those who have unilaterally attacked the Muslims. The above verse does not convey the general command of Islam. (pp. 42-43)” ― Wahiduddin Khan, The True Jihad: The Concept of Peace, Tolerance and Non Violence in Islam

15. “Repentance and yearning, and yearning and repentance: this is the total harvest of life.” ― Khurram Murad, Dying And Living For Allah

Repentance and yearning, and yearning and repentance

16. “Read this verse: (…those who believe and do righteous deeds…) It is repeated in its form or meaning in the Qur’an more than fifty times, as if it confirms to us the necessity of uniting two things that people used to separate. This verse expresses the difference between religion (faith) and morality (doing good deeds) and at the same time commands that the two must go together. The Qur’an also reveals to us another inverse relationship between morality and religion, directing our view that moral practice may be a strong incentive for religiosity: He says: “Do good and you will become a believer.” At this point, we see an answer to the question: How can a person strengthen his faith? And the answer is: “Do good and you will find God before you.” ― Alija Izetbegović, Islam between East and West

17. “It is a meaningful thing for a scientist of the stature of Ibn Sina, certainly one of the best scientific minds in the whole history of mankind, to often resort to prayer to seek God’s help in solving his philosophical and scientific problems. And it is also perfectly understandable why the purification of the soul is considered an integral part of the methodology of knowledge.” ― Osman Bakar, Tawhid and Science

18. “O Allah, You know me better than I know myself, and I know myself better than these people who praise me. Make me better than what they think of me, and forgive those sins of mine of which they have no knowledge, and do not hold me responsible for what they say.” ― Abu Bakr al-Siddiq

19. “When my prayers are answered, I am happy because it was my wish. When my prayers are not answered, I am even more happy because that was gods wish.” ― Ali Ibn Abi Talib RA

20. “The Quran holds the answer to all. Have you opened it?” ― Zarina Bibi

The Quran holds the answer to all. Have you opened it

21. “The desired Islamic state might be likened to an orchard planted with olive and palm trees that will take a relatively long time to produce fruit.” ― Yusuf al-Qaradawi, Uṣūl al Fiqh al Islāmī: Source Methodology in Islamic Jurisprudence

22. “From the Islamic point of view, the question of the equality of men and women is meaningless. It is like discussing the equality of a rose and a jasmine. Each has its own perfume, colour, shape and beauty.” ― Maryam Jameelah, The Feminist Movement and the Muslim World

23. “Like a sculptor, if necessary,

          carve a friend out of stone.

          Realize that your inner sight is blind

          and try to see a treasure in everyone.” ― Rumi Jalalu’l-Din

24. “If religion has nothing to do with poverty and misery; then why the Muslims are the largest charity takers of the world” ― M.F. Moonzajer

25. “Faith in Qur’anic revelation unveils all the possibilities that lie before the human intellect.” ― Osman Bakar, Tawhid and Science

Faith in Qur'anic revelation unveils all the possibilities that lie before the human intellect

26. “REMEMBER: Prayer is not about punishment or reward; it is about cultivating a genuine connection with God. The deep purpose of prayer is not to obtain a certain outcome; rather, it is about having an intimate conversation with your Lord.” ― A. Helwa, Secrets of Divine Love Journal: Insightful Reflections that Inspire Hope and Revive Faith

27. “By reading quotes i realized that some of them containing simple words, but this simple words could change our lives.

how if we read the holy Quran That has the best words , it will change our lives and Our death .

Thank God that I was born Muslim” ― Abood Dweik

28. “Don’t let past mistakes make you lose hope of achieving good. Some of those with the worst past have made a great future for themselves.” ― Mufti Ismail Menk, Motivational Moments by Mufti Menk

29. “Don’t be distracted by the noise going on. Pause & reflect. You’ll realize how much time you’ve wasted on all that nonsense around you.” ― Mufti Ismail Menk, Motivational Moments by Mufti Menk

30. “An enemy of today is a friend of tomorrow” ― Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah

An enemy of today is a friend of tomorrow

Islamic Quotes To Think About

1. “Allah exalts whom he wills!” ― Imran Khan

Allah exalts whom he wills

2. “Yes I am, I am also a Muslim, a Christian, a Buddhist, and a Jew.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

3. “And when your soul, the flame, the spark, meets with the divine fuel that is so pure and so strong, it results in immense enlightenment: the enlightenment of God. Light upon light, Noorun Alaa Noor.” ― Zain Hashmi, A Blessed Olive Tree: A Spiritual Journey in Twenty Short Stories

4. “In [the] early days, Muslims did not see Islam as a new, exclusive religion but as a continuation of the primordial faith of the ‘People of the Book’, the Jews and Christians. In one remarkable passage, God insists that Muslims must accept indiscriminately the revelations of every single one of God’s messengers: Abraham, Isaac, Ishamel, Jacob, Moses, Jesus and all the other prophets. The Qur’an is simply a ‘confirmation’ of the previous scriptures. Nobody must be forced to accept Islam, because each of the revealed traditions had its own din; it was not God’s will that all human beings should belong to the same faith community. God was not the exclusive property of any one tradition; the divine light could not be confined to a single lamp, belonged neither to the East or to the West, but enlightened all human beings. Muslims must speak courteously to the People of the Book, debate with them only in ‘the most kindly manner’, remember that they worshiped the same God, and not engage in pointless, aggressive disputes.” ― Karen Armstrong, The Case for God

5. “Small good decisions will lead you to the glorious path of success.” ― Zain Hashmi, A Blessed Olive Tree: A Spiritual Journey in Twenty Short Stories

Small good decisions will lead you to the glorious path of success

6. “The Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, said, When Allah loves a people, He tests them.” ― Leila Aboulela , Lyrics Alley

7. “…according to the teachings of Islam, war is to be waged not against the enemy but against the aggressor. (p. 49)” ― Wahiduddin Khan, The True Jihad: The Concept of Peace, Tolerance and Non Violence in Islam

8. “When the sun shall be folded up; and when the stars shall fall; and when the mountains shall be made to pass away; and when the camels ten months gone with young shall be neglected; and when the seas shall boil; and when the souls shall be joined again to their bodies; and when the girl who hath been buried alive shall be asked for what crime she was put to death; and when the books shall be laid open; and when the heavens shall be removed; and when hell shall burn fiercely; and when paradise shall be brought near: every soul shall know what it hath wrought.”

9. “The earth isn’t spinning because you told it to do so. Your intestines aren’t digesting by your command. You’re made up of a trillion cells who don’t ask your permission before offering their rakats. And we think submission is applying strict discipline to our worship? We think surrender is about not eating a pig? It’s just not that small to me. i can’t fit my deen into a neat little box, because to me everything comes from Allah. Birds sing Allah’s name. to say Allah is in this book and not that… do you know who you’re talking about? the Allah that made you from a clot and clothed in flesh… Allah is too big and open for my deen to be small and closed.” ― Michael Muhammad Knight

10. “The tongue can cut deeper than the sword or heal faster than in the ward.” ― Mufti Ismail Menk

The tongue can cut deeper than the sword or heal faster than in the ward.

11. “Islam deals not only with what man must and must not do, but also with what he needs to know. In other words, Islam is both a way of acting and doing things and a way of knowing.” ― Osman Bakar, Tawhid and Science

12. “Of course, a single verse of the Holy Qur’an or a hadith moves the faithful to good actions, but volumes of books would not move an unwilling person who is like an ass carrying a load of books.” ― Muhammad Zakariyya Kandhalvi

13. “I have engaged in enough women’s rights activism to know that the belief “sons are better than daughters” is a huge problem in some parts of the world. For those who have little knowledge of Islam, there is the impression that women’s oppression stems from islamic teachings. This is simply not the case. In fact, muslim imams preach about the value of daughters often siting that a daughter opens the gates of paradise for their father. Indeed, the person the most beloved to the Prophet Mohammed, peace be upon him, was his youngest daughter, Fatima. Islamic teachings are clear that a father has to fulfill his duty to raise and care for his daughters, and that the obligations go beyond providing financial support. He must provide a safe, peaceful, and loving home environment that is conducive to his daughter’s overall spiritual and moral development.” ― Mariam Khan, It’s Not About the Burqa

14. “Islam is not a native calling settled for spreading its principles in one specific medium, and it is not a sectarian or communal calling, either, particular of one group of people. It is rather a universal appeal. And for that, it is not in our welfare the continuation of war: that which hinders preachers from conveying the message of Islam to people around the globe, and which sends people away worrying about what has befallen them in the aftermath of war, instead of pondering the teachings of this religion.

Therefore, Islam favors peace, abides by law, and ensures security and order. For when such circumstances exist, people are free to present themselves accurately, and free to believe and choose, and think and decide upon what is best for them.” ― محمد السيد الوكيل, تأملات فى سيرة الرسول صلى الله عليه و سلم

15. “My heart is too valuable to allow hatred and jealousy to rent a spot.” ― Mufti Ismail Menk

My heart is too valuable to allow hatred and jealousy to rent a spot

16. “When the man, by means if ‘ibadat, succeeded in curbing his animal and canal passions and has thereby rendered submissive his animal soul,making it subject to the rational soul, the man thus described has attained to freedom and existence;he has achieved supreme peace and his soul is pacified, being set at liberty, as it were, free from fetters of inexorable fate and the noisy strife and hell of human vices.” ― Syed Muhammad Naquib al-Attas, Islam and Secularism

17. “Whatever you do, be gentle. People might have forgiven your harsh words but they may never forget how it stabbed their heart at that time!” ― Mufti Ismail Menk

18. “Stop putting yourself down. Stop doubting how far you’ve come. Stop regretting the choices you’ve made. Satan will make you think otherwise. His job is to make you miserable and depressed. Don’t cave in. Always encourage, support and believe in yourself. That’s the way forward!” ― Mufti Menk

19. “Life can be difficult if all you see is everything that’s wrong. Start focusing on what’s right, what’s good, what’s constructive. No matter what you’re facing, if you choose a positive mindset, you’ll emerge the winner. So if you want to feel better, you’ve got to think better!” ― Mufti Menk

20. “When you strive in the way of the Almighty, you don’t worry about being accepted or having the approval of others. You know your priority.” ― Mufti Ismail Menk

When you strive in the way of the Almighty, you don't worry about being accepted or having the approval of others

Final Word

Dear reader, I hope that you have enjoyed reading these Islamic quotes, and that you have found the answers you have been seeking.

Let these comforting words warm your heart and your soul. By reading all of these, I have felt at peace, and I hope that you will feel the same.

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