Muslim Quotes

Muslim is an adherent of the religion of Islam. Muslims consider the Quran to be the verbatim word of God as revealed to the Islamic prophet Muhammad.

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous Muslim quotes and Muslim sayings collected over the years from a variety of sources.

May these Muslim quotes on many subjects inspire you to never give up and keep working towards your goals. Who knows—success could be just around the corner.

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[A]ll churches, whether Jewish, Christian or Muslim, are simply human inventions. They use fear to enslave us. They are a monopoly for power and profit. – Thomas Paine

[People] have a fear of the, the Muslim movement and the Muslim religion because it has a tendency to make the people who accept it stick together. – Malcolm X

A “communist/socialist/progressive” is an oxymoron, like an “atheist/evangelical Christian/Muslim.” – Hendrik Hertzberg

A 2014 survey found that 74% of law-enforcement agencies reported anti government extremism as one of the top terrorist threats. Just 3% of those agencies viewed the threat from Muslim extremists as severe. – Ibrahim Hooper

A businessman admits that he ‘let go’ an employee because he was a Sunni Muslim. You simply have to look after yourself, he explains. I am shocked, like a good Westerner should be. – Robert Fisk

A Catholic priest, a Jewish rabbi, and a Muslim mullah all walk into a bar, and the bartender says:
    —’What is this, a joke?’
Church is the only organization that exists primarily for the benefit of non-members. – C. S. Lewis

A good Muslim is not one who is strictest in his judgment, but who is most patient in listening. – Tariq Ramadan

A lot of Muslims, a lot of Arab Americans, Muslim Americans were very attracted to the Republican Party – conservative social values and so on. But Trump has horrified them. – Rashid Khalidi

A lot of people had a misconception that I would be the perfect poster child for Islam. So I got a lot of Instagram comments like, ‘Oh, you don’t have your neck covered, you’re not a Muslim!’ My thing is, stop judging women, especially if you’re a man, because you don’t know the responsibility that comes with wearing a hijab. – Halima Aden

A lot of people have the misconception that, as a Muslim woman, I am somehow against women wearing bikinis. No, I want women to feel comfortable and confident in whatever they wear. – Halima Aden

A lot of people involved in the Black Lives Matter movement are actually sticking up for those other lives. They are turning out for their Muslim brothers and sisters who are now being targeted. – Angie Thomas

A Muslim allowed a topless Jew to sit on his camel. And we say we can’t live side by side? I say we try and we can and we will. And you don’t even have to be topless. L’chaim. – Chelsea Handler

A Muslim can not hope to please God by killing humans. Killing humans can not be a means of pleasing God. – M. Fethullah Gulen

A Muslim fanatic and a Christian fanatic, a Jewish fanatic, a secular fanatic, an atheist fanatic, a communist fanatic – all of them are the same. The thinking that, ‘If you don’t think like me, that if you are not with me, then you are against me;’ this is something to condemn. – Marjane Satrapi

A Muslim has five duties towards another Muslim; to return a salutation, visit the sick, follow funerals, accept an invitation and say ‘God have mercy on you’ when one sneezes. – Elijah Muhammad

A Muslim is a person who follows Allah’s laws without question. Sharia is our law. No interpretation is needed, nor are laws made by men. Allah is the only lawmaker. – Abdul Sattar Abu Risha

A Muslim is a person who without question. Sharia is our law. No interpretation is needed, nor are laws made by men. Allah is the only lawmaker. – Abdul Sattar Abu Risha

A Muslim must not hate his wife and if he be displeased with one bad quality in her, then let him be pleased with another that is good. – Anonymous

A Muslim should be sincerely religious and politically aware. – Tariq Ramadan

A Muslim student came by the office and asked why I did not have anything on my wall about the Koran. My response was clear, ‘As long as I have the honor of representing the citizens of the 5th District of Virginia in the United States House of Representatives, the Koran is not going to be on the wall of my office.’ – Virgil Goode

A perfect Muslim is he from whose tongue and hands mankind is safe. – Mahatma Gandhi

A person like me who has grown up in a mixed culture ought to be spiritual. My mother is a Catholic, my father is a Muslim, and my wife is a Hindu. Personally, I feel spirituality is about being clear-hearted. It involves a sense of connection with the divine. – Emraan Hashmiterrorism

A real Muslim cannot be a terrorist.M. Fethullah Gulen

A terrorist cannot be a real Muslim; a real Muslim cannot be a terrorist. – M. Fethullah Gulen

A terrorist might appear from among Muslims, but then he loses the qualities that make him Muslim. – M. Fethullah Gulen

A true Muslim is like rain, wherever it falls, it will benefit. – Habib Umar bin Hafiz

A Western woman is not her brother’s or her father’s property. She’s just herself. She can choose her own lifestyle. But in a Muslim family, the honor of the man is between the legs of a woman. – Ayaan Hirsi Ali

A woman as the leader of the Free World is an impossibility. Muslim countries won’t talk to you. – Geena Davis

About three million Muslims live in the country, but we have no relationship to our diverse Muslim society, despite the fact that it’s an established part of our larger society. We need to build a stronger foundation for the relationship between Muslims and the state. – Wolfgang Schauble

Abusing a Muslim is sinful and fighting with his tantamount to Kufr. – Bukhari Muslim

Acceptance is the only thing you should teach. Be it Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Dalit, you must inculcate acceptance, not tolerance. – Kamal Haasan

Accordingly, it is not a Muslim ban at all, but a suspension of entrants from seven countries with conditions on the ground that both promote terrorism and make effective vetting impossible. – David B. Rivkin

Actually, as a Muslim, we believe sovereignty and supremacy belongs to God. And therefore, we believe in submitting to the commands of God. – Anjem Choudary

After all, from the Muslim Brotherhood’s inception in Egypt in 1928, it has been a revolutionary organization committed to the imposition worldwide of a totalitarian, supremacist Islamic doctrine they call shariah. – Frank Gaffney

Al Qaeda is a racially diverse organization that is well aware of its dependence on a labor pool dominated by Arab Muslim men. It also has an adaptable and fluid counterintelligence mind-set. – Malcolm Nance

Alcohol is the mother of all evils. – Dr. Zakir Naik

All I wanted with that film was to represent the possibility that there might be normal people who are Muslim or Arab with the same fears, responsibilities, hopes. – Tony Shalhoub

All I’d like to say is that I am a patriotic, loyal American. I love my country and the values that it stands for. And I am a Muslim. – Keith Ellison

All immigrants bring exotic customs and attitudes, but Muslim customs are more troublesome than most. – Daniel Pipes

All religions, they play football – even nowadays all girls and women have the right to play football in cultures like the Arabic countries in the Muslim they play football. – Sepp Blatter

All the members of terrorist organizations, even those that portray themselves as Muslim organizations…..they are all Darwinists. – Harun Yahya

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

Allah does not burden a soul beyond that it can bear. – Holy The Quran

Allah exalts whom he wills. – Imran Khan

Allah is enough. – The Holy Quran

Allah is more merciful to his servants than a mother to her child. – Prophet Muhammad

Allah knows what’s best for us and when it’s best for us to have it. Supplicate to Allah with full trust. – Dr. Bilal Philips

Allah still loves and shows mercy to those who disobey Him, so imagine how much He loves who obey Him. – Unknown

Allah’s timing is perfect in every matter. We don’t always understand the wisdom behind it, but we have to learn to trust it. – Unknown

Al-Qa’idah is in favour of armed jihad only against those infidel countries, which are killing innocent Muslim men, women, and children just because they are Muslims. – Osama bin Laden

Although I come from a family who are Muslim – my mother is Egyptian, my father is Palestinian – my mother only puts a veil on her head when she has a bad hair day. – Yasmine Al Masri

America doesn’t border on Muslim countries. European countries do and that seems to be a fundamental difference. – Samuel P. Huntington

America doesn’t have the moral authority or weight to tip the scales in this fight between moderate Islam and less tolerant Islam. Muslim communities and Muslim nations need to be leading edge of this fight. – Chris Murphy

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, even eaten with people who in America would have been considered ‘white,’ but the ‘white’ attitude had been removed from their minds by the religion of Islam. – Malcolm X

America will nurture a new Muslim – one who can believe in Muhammad and the Quran but who abandons belief in a Shariah-based state and affirms the primary American value of individual liberty, which has not been a normative Islamic value. – Dennis Prager

American jihadists are generally motivated by a mix of factors, including dislike of U.S. foreign policy in the Muslim world. – Peter Bergen

American officials have bent over backwards to show how sensitive they are to Muslim culture. It didn’t seem very effective. They seem to be worried about winning the respect of other people. – Tucker Carlson

American wars in Muslim countries created some extremists and inflamed many more while producing a security vacuum that allowed them to wreak mayhem. – George Packer

Americans are going to see that as the more religious a Muslim is, the more likely they’re going to end up somehow fighting for ISIS’ cause. – Chuck Todd

Americans have almost been conditioned to believe that the majority of people who seek to do us harm are those of Muslim descent. – Bennie Thompson

Americans have called on moderates in Muslim countries to speak out against extremists, to stand up for the tolerance they say they believe in. We should all have the guts do the same at home. – Nicholas D. Kristof

Americans should be wary of the Muslim Brothers in Egypt but not scared of them. – Ian Lustick

Americans understand we fight not a religion; ours is not a campaign against the Muslim faith. Ours is a campaign against evil. – George W. Bush

Among the Muslims the most perfect. As regards his faith, is the one whose character is excellent, and the best among you are those who treat their wives well. – Prophet Muhammad

An American soldier, Saddam in his sights, has a picture of a naked, buxom woman on his dashboard, an obvious affront to Muslim sensibilities. – Margo Kingston

An individual who accepts Islam from the heart will never knowingly take part in terrorism. – M. Fethullah Gulen

And for those who fear Allah, he will make their path easy. – The Holy Quran

And if the imam and the Muslim leadership in that community is so intent on building bridges, then they should voluntarily move the mosque away from ground zero and move it whether it’s uptown or somewhere else, but move it away from that area, the same as the pope directed the Carmelite nuns to move a convent away from Auschwitz. – Peter T. King

And so, you know, you can be – and I hope that I am – a thinking Muslim. – Haleh Afshar, Baroness Afshar

And though I am a committed Christian, I believe everyone has the right to their own religion – be you Hindu, Jewish, or Muslim, I believe there are infinite paths to accepting Jesus Christ as your personal savior. – Stephen Colbert

And we know there has been horrendous loss of life and suffering and we know that there is anger. Anyone who came anywhere near the general election in constituencies with a substantial Muslim population knows that. – Clare Short

Anger is like a ball of fire, but if you swallow it, it’s sweeter than honey. – Ali Ibn Talib

Antichrist is the pope and the Turk [Muslim] together. A beast full of life must have a body and soul. The spirit or soul of Antichrist is the pope, his flesh or body the Turk. – Martin Luther

Anti-Muslim protests represent a fringe of our society that’s seeking to promote hatred and division. – Tim Soutphommasane

Anti-Semitism isn’t just tolerated in some sections of the British Muslim community; it’s routine and commonplace. – Mehdi Hasan

Any terrorist activity, no matter who it is committed by and for whatever purpose, is the greatest blow against peace, democracy and humanity. For this reason, terrorist activities can by no means be approved of. Terror cannot be a means for independence, nor a legitimate route to salvation. The recent terrorist activity, which is by far the most bloody and catastrophic to date, is a sabotage against not only the United States of America but also against world peace and the universal democratic and humanistic values. The perpetrators of this act cannot be but the most brutal of all. – M. Fethullah Gulen

Any Westerner can now buy a Koran for a dollar and burn it, while any Muslim with a platform can transform that act into a fighting offense. As passions rise on both sides of the divide, Western provocateurs and Islamist hotheads have found each other, as confrontations occur with increasing frequency. – Daniel Pipes

Anyone who is a Palestinian citizen, whether Christian, Jewish or Muslim, should decide together in a very free referendum. There is no need for war. There is no need for threats or an atom bomb either. – Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Anyone who relinquishes a single inch of Jerusalem is neither an Arab nor a Muslim. – Yasser Arafat

As a British Muslim, I am no stranger to prejudice. I know what it’s like to be discriminated against just because of your background or religion. – Sadiq Khan

As a feminist of Egyptian and Muslim descent, my life’s work has been informed by the belief that religion and culture must never be used to justify the subjugation of women. – Mona Eltahawy

As a leader of a majority-Muslim nation, I believe Islamic countries must better understand what young people aspire to. – Najib Razak

As a Muslim woman, I’m all too familiar with the media shorthand for ‘Muslim’ and ‘woman’ equaling Covered in Black Muslim Woman. She’s seen, never heard. Visible only in her invisibility under that black burka, niqab, chador, etc. – Mona Eltahawy

As a Muslim woman, I’ve been liberated from a silent kind of bondage. I don’t answer to the slaves of God on earth. I answer to their King. – Yasmin Mogahed

As a Muslim, I believe in the concept of fate, that there are certain things out of my control. Thus, what chance do I have to stand against kismet? – Aishah Madadiy

As a Muslim, I like to watch Fox News for the same reason I like to play ‘Call of Duty.’ Sometimes, I like to turn my brain off and watch strangers insult my family and heritage. – Hasan Minhaj

As a Muslim, I try my best to avoid telling a lie. – Osama bin Laden

Terrorism Quotes

As a practicing Muslim, I strongly condemn the brutal atrocities of the ISIL terrorist group. Their actions are a disgrace to the faith they proclaim and are crimes against humanity.M. Fethullah Gulen

As a woman, I have tried to take advantage of the extra access I have in the Muslim world: with Muslim women, for example. Many people underestimate women in that part of the world because, typically, they don’t work. – Lynsey Addario

As African Americans, we always have to fight for inclusion, despite your moral background: Christian, Muslim, Jewish – it doesn’t matter. – Kenny Smith

As an artist, I try and be controversial, and I have been a bit offensive at times. I have a view on the burka, and I’m sure a few of the Muslim girls and their families would have a view of me on stage in next to nothing! – Jessie J

As an ethnically Asian Muslim, born and bred in this country, I am British. I have never felt a conflict between my country, my religion, and my background. – Sadiq Khan

As far as characters that are written as Muslims, we’re only seeing one dimension. It’s either the good Muslim who is helping the FBI, or the taxi driver-terrorist bundled in one. – Maysoon Zayid

As I grew up, I began to discover a little bit about the situation of black people in America and experienced an immediate empathy with the victims of such senseless discrimination. Because although the Turks were never slaves, they were regarded as enemies within Europe because of their Muslim beliefs. – Ahmet Ertegun

As I went between the Islamic Society in my college and university, the mosque, the halal takeaway, and visited the homes of my male Muslim friends, it was entirely possible for me to get through my day without interacting in any meaningful way with a single non-Muslim. – Maajid Nawaz

As Muslim women, we have been liberated from this silent bondage. We don’t need society’s standard of beauty or fashion, to define our worth. We don’t need to become just like men to be honored, and we don’t need to wait for a prince to save or complete us. Our worth, our honor, our salvation, and our completion lie not in the slave. But, in the Lord of the slave. – Yasmin Mogahed

As Muslim women, we’re not waiting for the president of the United States to open doors for us or to fight our fights. – Mona Eltahawy

As the son of a Protestant Christian mother and a Shia Muslim father, I have nevertheless ended up without a religious bone in my body. – Jim Al-Khalili

As the United States shapes and carries out its policies toward Muslim countries, it should do so with Turkey at its side. – Stephen Kinzer

As there is no danger of our becoming, any of us, Mahometans (i.e. Muslim), I mean to say all the good of him I justly can… – Thomas Carlyle

As you look at the flow of Muslim fundamentalism, or fundamentalism in various areas and various religions, they all play on the people who have very little. – James Wolfensohn

At age 11, I went to a Jewish school. I speak Yiddish. I’m Church of England Protestant. My father was Catholic, and my mother was Protestant. My wife is a Muslim. – Michael Caine

At Jerusalem, I went to the mosque and sat down. A man asked me what I wanted. I told him I was a Muslim. Now I realize I can get direct contact with God, unlike Christianity or any other religion. – Cat Stevens

At places where freedoms do not exist, it is necessary to strive for obtaining these freedoms through democratic ways without resorting to violence whatsoever. – M. Fethullah Gulen

At the beginning of the twentieth century, every single leading Muslim intellectual was in love with the west, and wanted their countries to look just like Britain and France. – Karen Armstrong

At times one feels that what is being said in the West is that the fact that you are a Muslim predisposes you to this blind, stupid terrorism. – Lakhdar Brahimi

Baalbek is so beautiful. It is the heart of beauty in the Middle East – I want to embrace these people with my music. I will try so hard for them. Their president is a Christian, their prime minister is a Muslim. Music is for everyone. – Mstislav Rostropovich

Back in high school, I didn’t ever see a Muslim homecoming king or queen – there was never even anyone nominated. It just seemed for a lot of those events, Muslim kids were not being included, and it was probably our fault too – no one was going for it, but no one was trying to push us to do it, you know? – Halima Aden

Balance
Your Dunya Around Your Deen.
It’s All A Matter Of Priorities – Unknown

Beautiful people are not always good, but good people are always beautiful. – Ali Ibn Talib

Because the traditional mode of dress for Muslim women is so distinct – the headcovering, which is not there for guys – women carry a greater burden of representation than Muslim men do in non-Muslim societies. – G. Willow Wilson

Becoming a true Muslim, a disciple of the faith of Mohammed, let him put aside the delusion of death and life. – Sri Guru Granth Sahib

Before anything else, I’m a Muslim. As a Muslim, I try to comply with the requirements of my religion. I have a responsibility to God, who created me, and I try to fulfill that responsibility. But I try now very much to keep this away from my political life, to keep it private. – Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Before becoming a Muslim, a Hindu, a Sikh or a Christian, let’s become a Human first. – Guru Nanak

Before I became a Muslim, I ate pork and chased women–but all that stuff stopped. – Muhammad Ali

Before I go to those teams, I say, ‘Hey, I’m a Muslim and I have to pray five times a day.’ And they respect it so much that they give me a prayer room. So before the game, after the game, before practice, before I fly out, I can go to that room whenever I want and pray. – Enes Kanter

Before you call yourself a Christian, Buddhist, Muslim, Hindu or any other theology, learn to be human first. – Shannon L. Alder

Before you had that problem, Allah already had the solution. – Dr. Bilal Philips

Being a Muslim American activist, I’ve been targeted by the right wing in a way that is very dangerous. – Linda Sarsour

Being a Muslim in America, I’ve noticed that there’s a ton of crossover between the Muslim community and geekdom. – G. Willow Wilson

Being A Muslim Is About Changing Yourself, Not Changing Islam. – Unknown

Being a Muslim is not a joke but a challenge. If you think it is, come and live in Pakistan where you will know about Muslims’ enemies around the globe. – Faisal Nawaz Maitlo

Being a Muslim is very important to me, more important than anything, although sometimes travel makes it difficult for me to always pray when I want to. – Shkodran Mustafi

Being in the European Union, we would be building bridges between the 1.5 bn people of Muslim world to the non-Muslim world. They have to see this. If they ignore it, it brings weakness to the E.U. – Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Being Muslim has become synonymous with pointed questions, with tension and mistrust, even with conflict. It has become a global phenomenon with profound consequences for inter-communal relations, political rhetoric and policies at the local, regional, national and international level. – Tariq Ramadan

Being Muslim is for all day,
Not Just 5 Times A Day. – Unknown

Being raised by a Catholic father, a Protestant mother, and marrying the Muslim father of my three children, I encourage people to respect and at least try to understand different religions. – Yolanda Hadid

Being raised Muslim, we had to get up at the crack of dawn to pray. There was no sleeping in, no getting up Saturday morning to watch cartoons because there was no TV in the house. But you got up and you worked, cleaned the house. – Malik Yoba

Being Somali, being Muslim, it’s always something I’ve been very proud of. – Halima Aden

Being unashamedly Muslim while excelling in whatever you do is of the greatest forms of Dawah. – Omar Suleiman

Beside all this I think there was something personal, being Muslim myself who lived in the west I felt that it was my obligation my duty to tell the truth about Islam. It is a religion that has a 700 million following, yet it’s so little known about it which surprised me. – Moustapha Akkad

Betty’s a good Muslim woman and wife. I don’t imagine many other women might put up with the way I am. Awakening this brainwashed black man and telling this arrogant, devilish white man the truth about himself, Betty understands, is a full-time job. – Malcolm X

Beware of being found where Allah Prohibited you from. And beware of being absent from where Allah commanded you to be. – Unknown

Both sides are divided and Western countries collaborate with Muslim countries and vice versa. – Samuel P. Huntington

Britons seem to have given up on assimilating their Muslim population, with many British elites patting themselves on the back for their tolerance and multiculturalism. – Linda Chavez

Broader social concerns within Muslim communities, such as discrimination, integration or socio-economic disadvantages, should be treated distinctively and not as part of counterterrorism agenda, which has been counter-productive. – Maajid Nawaz

But also, the practical reality that in order for us to identify homegrown violent extremism and prevent it or root it out before it takes action, we are going to need the cooperation of Muslim communities in this country. – Marco Rubio

But being an American woman married to an Arab guy – and a Muslim to boot! – put me in a different category. People would open up, and tell me things that they would never tell another journalist, no matter how persistent. – Annia Ciezadlo

But I understand the importance of being a brown, Muslim woman of faith who is in the public eye, because there aren’t that many of us. – Nadiya Hussain

But the weakness comes from these Westernised co-opted Muslim leaders who just want to look good in the eyes of the West and Western media. – Abu Bakar Bashir

By contrast, poll taxes were very effective in excluding blacks, as well as impacting many poor whites; in legal parlance, they were overly inclusive but nevertheless served their intended discriminatory purpose. This [Muslim ban] is fundamentally not the case here. – David B. Rivkin

By education I am an Englishman, by views an internationalist, by culture a Muslim & a Hindu only by accident of birth. – Jawaharlal Nehru

Can accidentally eating halal food make you Muslim? Yes, the same way drinking a cosmo can make you gay. – Stephen Colbert

Canada has sent an army of 1,000 soldiers to occupy the Muslim country of Afghanistan (and ships to the Persian Gulf), – George Galloway

Canon law pertains to Catholics. Jewish law pertains only to Jews. But the sharia dictates every basic aspect of human life, asserts its authority over non-Muslims, unlike Jewish law and unlike canon law, which is why they’re slaughtering Christians, they’re slaughtering secular Muslims across the Muslim world. – Pamela Geller

Chechens are Muslim, and some share the belief that the West is engaged in a global campaign against Islam. – Stephen Kinzer

Chris Christie travelled to Ft. Worth, Texas, to give his blessing to a former rival who one week ago was approvingly discussing killing Muslim terrorists with bullets smeared in pig’s blood. – Chris Hayes

Christ wasn’t a Christian and Buddha wasn’t a Buddhist and Muhammad wasn’t Muslim. These people were having the experience of unity consciousnesses and universal consciousness and they spoke of it in words. – Deepak Chopra

Christian churches and Muslim groups have no more right to have their say than women’s institutes or trades unions. The government has actively encouraged faith-based education, and therefore given a megaphone to religious voices and fundamentalists. – A.C. Grayling

Christian, Jew, Muslim, shaman, Zoroastrian, stone, ground, mountain, river, each has a secret way of being with the mystery, unique and not to be judged. – Rumi

Christianity takes this beating that I really don’t understand and yet you can’t say anything negative about the Muslims because that’s horrible, you can’t say anything negative about other faiths. – Kevin Sorbo

Circumcision is obligatory for Jewish-born males – it must be performed on the eighth day after birth and is only postponed in the case of threat to the life or health of the child. Muslim parents also circumcise their male children. – Brad Sherman

Civilization owes to the Islamic world some of its most important tools and achievements…the Muslim genius has added much to the culture of all peoples. – Dwight D. Eisenhower

Corruption is rife in the Muslim world, and when it is coupled with the marginalization of religion, it manifests itself as frustration and becomes a fertile recruiting ground for extremism. – Hamza Yusuf

Countering violent extremism and destroying ISIS must be done primarily by Muslim nations with the strong support of their global partners. – Bernie Sanders

Dawkins considers that all faith is blind faith, and that Christian and Muslim children are brought up to believe unquestioningly. Not even the dim-witted clerics who knocked me about at grammar school thought that. – Terry Eagleton

Deal gently with the people, and be not harsh; cheer them and condemn them not. – Prophet Muhammad

Death does not exist. It is life that is a predominant reality, not death. – Allama Iqbal

Democracy can only be realized through human rights and freedoms. – M. Fethullah Gulen

Democracy is for infidels. A real Muslim is not a democrat because he doesn’t care about the opinions of majorities and minorities don’t interest him. He is only interested in what Islam says. – Abdul Sattar Abu Risha

Desires make slaves out of kings and patience makes kings out of slaves. – Imam Ghazali

Dissensions between Muslim nations run at least as deep, if not deeper, than those nations’ resentment of the West. – Salman Rushdie

Do not allow your heart to take pleasure with the praises of people nor be saddened by their condemnation. – Imam Ghazali

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

Do not look down upon any Muslim, for even the most inferior believer is great in the eyes of God. – Abu Bakr

Do not wish to be like anyone except in two cases. (The first is) A person, whom Allah has given wealth & he spends it righteously; (the second is) the one whom Allah has given wisdom (the Holy Qur’an) and he acts according to it and teaches it to others. – Muhammad

Doctors can treat you, but only ALLAH can heal you. – Unknown

Does every Muslim commit terror? Of course not. – Monica Crowley

Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form. – Rumi

Don’t lose hope, nor be sad. – The Holy Quran

Don’t regard any good deed as insignificant, even meeting your brother with a cheerful face. – Prophet Muhammad

Donald Trump has consistently insulted Muslims abroad, Muslims at home, when we need to be cooperating with Muslim nations and with the American Muslim community. – Hillary Clinton

Don’t wast your tears on a broken relationship with someone you once loved. Invest your tears to strengthen your relationship with Allah – Unknown

Eastern Muslim countries, such as Indonesia and Malaysia, are relative success stories, as they are not afflicted by the Arab heritage of retreat and humiliation at the hands of the French, Spanish, British, Turks, and Persians. – Conrad Black

England is the breeding ground of fundamentalist Muslims. Its social logic is to allow all religions to preach openly. But this is illogic, because none of the other religions preach apocalyptic violence. And yet England allows it. – Wole Soyinka

European countries simply do not have the ideological framework the United States has in the shape of the ‘American dream’ that has helped to absorb successfully wave after wave of immigration to the States, including Muslim Americans who are well integrated into American society. There is no analogous French dream or German dream. – Peter Bergen

Europeans ridicule Muslim culture because they don’t understand the wisdom behind it. Take swine flu for instance: all the sudden you’ve got Europeans scared of pigs – we’ve been saying that for years! – Riaad Moosa

Even as a Muslim minister in the Muslim movement, I have always said that I would work with any organization. – Malcolm X

Even as we pour hundreds of billions of dollars into our efforts in the Middle East, there is much that needs to be done to win the war of ideas in the Muslim world and beyond. – Herb Kohl

Even if I wanted, I cannot do anything. When they die, we always send for their co-religionists. Muslims take the Muslim’s body to bury it, Hindus come and take away the dead to be cremated and Christians come and bury their dead. – Mother Teresa

Even if the whole of India, ranged on one side, were to declare that Hindu-Muslim unity is impossible, I will declare that it is perfectly possible. – Mahatma Gandhi

Even if you didn’t see the movie, you’d see two words you’d never seen put together before – comedy and Muslim. Comedy is friendly – it’s the least offensive word in our language. – Albert Brooks

Even in the Western world, one cannot argue that the ideal has been achieved given the existence of issues like the integration, participation and representation of Muslim citizens, and occasional but lingering anti-Semitism. – Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Even though the Olympics take place during Ramadan, some Muslim athletes said they will not fast during games. Then, after sampling the British food, they said, on second thought, fasting sounds good. – Conan O’Brien

Ever since I became a Muslim, I’ve had to deal with attempts to damage my reputation and countless insinuations seeking to cast doubt on my character and trying to connect me to causes which I do not subscribe to. – Cat Stevens

Ever since the destruction of Baghdad by the Mongols in 1258, the Muslim world has been in slow decline relative to the west. With Napoleon’s invasion of Egypt and the creeping British annexation of Muslim India, that decline took on a malign aspect. – James Buchan

Every civilization: Hindu, Buddhist, Confucianist, Christian, Jewish and Muslim, all of them understood that LEARNING was to make a BETTER HUMAN BEING, LEARNING was NOT to MAKE MORE MONEY; It was to make a BETTER HUMAN BEING. – Hamza Yusuf

Every human being is a Muslim by nature, not by religious practice. By nature! – Louis Farrakhan

Every Muslim leader must unequivocally proclaim that terror committed in the name of Islam violates the core tenets of the Prophet Mohammed, and they must do so repeatedly. Period. – Mike Pompeo

Every Muslim must rise to defend his religion. The wind of faith is blowing. – Osama bin Laden

Every Muslim, from the moment they realize the distinction in their hearts, hates Americans, hates Jews and hates Christians. For as long as I can remember, I have felt tormented and at war, and have felt hatred and animosity for Americans. – Osama bin Laden

Every new president flatters himself that he, kinder and gentler, is beginning the world anew. Yet, when Barack Obama in his inaugural address reached out to Muslims by saying, ‘To the Muslim world, we seek a new way forward, based on mutual interest and mutual respect,’ his formulation was needlessly defensive and apologetic. – Charles Krauthammer

Every single interview I have ever done on TV or in print says I’m a Muslim. – Reza Aslan

Every single person in the Chicago independent scene said, ‘You’ve got to be a bad guy. You’re a Muslim. We’re gonna make money. We’re gonna call you Sheik Abdullah something. You’re gonna wear a turban.’ – Mustafa Ali

Every Test Is A Blessing Every Blessing Is A Test – Unknown

Every tribe needs a good front man to sell the program. Who better to convince the Middle East to give up the oil, than a brown man with a Muslim name? – Lenny Bruce

Everyone in the world, regardless if they’re Muslim or not, does not have to adhere to the label society slaps on you. – Mustafa Ali

Evil is international and the fanatic is international and universal. There is no difference between a Muslim fanatic, a Christian fanatic, even a secular fanatic. – Marjane Satrapi

Family planning, birth control, no Muslim family can practice such an understanding. – Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Fanaticism exists in every religion, whether Christian, Jewish, or Muslim. – Farah Diba

Fear Because of His Punishment. Love Because He’ is full of Mercy. – Unknown

Feminism is universal. You can’t just fight for one type of freedom or one type of female power. You know what? Muslim women want to cover up, and we have to fight for our right to do that, too. – Yuna

Fighting for one’s freedom, struggling towards being free, is like struggling to be a poet or a good Christian or a good Jew or a good Muslim or good Zen Buddhist. You work all day long and achieve some kind of level of success by nightfall, go to sleep and wake up the next morning with the job still to be done. So you start all over again. – Maya Angelou

First of all, in many Muslim countries women have incredible amounts of freedom, sometimes more than in some countries in Europe. So you cannot just make a generalized statement about women. Second, Islam is not the problem. It’s tradition. It’s culture. It’s age-old mind-sets that need to be changed. – Queen Rania of Jordan

Fix your heart, and your heart will fix your mind, and your mind will fix your tongue, and your tongue will fix your life, and your life will fix your Akhirah. – Unknown

For a journalist who covers the Muslim world, we have responsibilities to be familiar with that culture and to know how to respond to that. – Lynsey Addario

For as long as the power of America’s diversity is diminished by acts of discrimination and violence against people just because they are black, Hispanic, Asian, Jewish, Muslim or gay, we still must overcome. – Ron Kind

For many Americans, Osama bin Laden is the paradigmatic Muslim, an absurd conviction for anyone who has lived with Muslims. – Miroslav Volf

For many Sudanese, it’s for strength they choose to be Christian rather than Muslim. My mum was a Muslim but she became a Christian later. – Emmanuel Jal

For me, I never wore my religion on my sleeve, you know what I’m saying? I never put myself out there as Lupe Fiasco, he’s Muslim, he’s from Chicago, he likes to ride a skateboard. – Lupe Fiasco

For me, it is freedom, freedom from everything: when I write, I’m not a woman. I’m not a Muslim. I’m not a Moroccan. I can reinvent myself, and I can reinvent the world. – Leila Slimani

For the jihadists, Muslim women who embrace Western mores, and wear tight jeans or mini skirts, are hated symbols of corruption that need to be eradicated. For the ideological mentors of Breivik, a similar disturbance comes from the burqa, which is banned in France and Belgium, partly thanks to their efforts. – Mustafa Akyol

For those people who fail to see the injustices that are occurring, in particular with the Muslim community, I think it’s because you’ve sat in a seat of privilege for a long time, and you kind of choose to be myopic and not think of those people around you. – Ibtihaj Muhammad

For too long, America tolerated a ‘democratic exception’ in the Muslim Middle East. As long as governments were friendly and backed regional stability, there was no need for outsiders to encourage representative government. – Richard N. Haass

For too long, some lazy politicians have engaged leaders of Muslim communities as a shortcut to engaging disenfranchised Muslim citizens. – Sadiq Khan

For Turkey, they think that if the Muslim Brotherhood take over the rest of the region, they will be very comfortable, they will be very happy, they will make sure that their political future is guaranteed. – Bashar al-Assad

Forgiveness is the best revenge. – Ali Ibn Talib

Freedom of expression is essential for feminists and dissidents in the Muslim world. – Deeyah Khan

From 2002 to the end of his presidency, George W. Bush routinely was accused by the Left of ‘creating chaos:’ chaos in Iraq, chaos in Afghanistan, chaos in the Muslim world, chaos among our allies. – Monica Crowley

From the beginning, the United States has enjoyed close and valued ties with the Muslim world. – Jimmy Carter

Fundamentalism as it is called is not confined to the Muslim world. It is something that we have seen in different parts of the world. Let us hope that a dialogue between the followers of the three great monotheistic religions could help in putting an end to this. – Hussein of Jordan

Fundamentalist Muslim terrorists kill three thousand Americans, but America isn’t supposed to respond, because if we respond, they’ll respond. We always hear about ‘karmic retributions’ and the ‘cycle of violence’ only after we’ve been hit. – Ann Coulter

Fundamentally, I believe that the U.S. can improve its international standing and its national security by expanding trade and strengthening its relationships with moderate Muslim countries. – Richard Neal

Given all of the anti-Muslim propaganda that’s being disseminated by The American Nazi media, you have to be careful. It can stress you out. – Ishmael Reed

Given my last position, that I was the first U.S attorney post 9/11 in New Jersey, I understand acutely the pain and sorrow and upset of the family members who lost loved ones that day at the hands of radical Muslim extremists. And their sensitivities and concerns have to be taken into account. – Chris Christie

Given the level of anti-Americanism in the world, given the level of frustration with the United States throughout the Muslim world, you’ve got a homegrown attack or you have a nuclear explosion in the air that is not a test somewhere. Those are still the biggest threats out there. – Robert D. Kaplan

Gods do have their divisions thanks to man. Jesus Christ is the Christian God, Allah the Muslim and so on. As a convent student, I thought God was English till the Sanskrit mantras became somewhat comprehensible. – Andy Paula

Growing up, I came to love Egypt and respect Islam, but I never thought to go beyond the surface. Back in Canada, many of my father’s Egyptian friends questioned his decision not to raise his only child more strictly in the faith. I was not taught salat, the Muslim ritual of prayer, nor did I study Arabic. – Shereen El Feki

‘Halal in the Family’ will expose a broad audience to some of the realities of being Muslim in America. By using satire, we will encourage people to reconsider their assumptions about Muslims, while providing a balm to those experiencing anti-Muslim bias. I also hope those Uncles and Aunties out there will crack a smile! – Aasif Mandvi

Hamas, Hezbollah, and other Arab terror groups are committed to the destruction of Israel, a position supported by millions in the Muslim world. – Mike Gallagher

Have fear of Allah wherever you are. – Prophet Muhammad

He [Cassius Clay] became a Black Muslim, which is a pseudo-religion for unbright neurotics who feel the need to hate all white people. – William F. Buckley, Jr.

He is the most perfect Muslim whose disposition is best; and the best of you are they who behave best to their wives. – Prophet Muhammad

He who becomes a Muslim does so in his own interest. – Abu Bakr

Here in the United States our Muslim citizens are making many contributions in business, science and law, medicine and education, and in other fields…[they are]upholding our nation’s ideals of liberty and justice in a world at peace. – George W. Bush

Here is what Muslims and Muslim organizations are expected to say: “As a Muslim, I condemn this attack and terrorism in any form.” This expectation we place on Muslims, to be absolutely clear, is Islamophobic and bigoted. – Max Fisher

Hillary Clinton made no outreach to Muslim Americans or Arab Americans. So they have to insert themselves. – Rashid Khalidi

Hindu nationalist outfits like the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh perpetuate a false notion of the ‘love jihad’ – the false idea that young Muslim men are making Hindu girls fall in love with them to trick them into converting to Islam. – Elizabeth Flock

Hindu-Muslim unity, khaddar and removal of untouchability are to me the foundation of Swaraj. – Mahatma Gandhi

Hollywood gave us far more Muslim terrorists in the Eighties and Nineties than it has since 9/11. – Mark Steyn

How often do we see a Muslim woman who is intelligent and independent, and has a voice of her own and is career-driven, on American TV? – Nazanin Boniadi

Humanity is a community, I don’t care if your black, your white, your Christian, your Jewish, your Muslim. We are all one community and heroes really make us see what’s possible at any given time. – John Assaraf

I abhor the right-wing Muslim ideology behind the veils, but I equally abhor the political righting xenophobes of Europe. – Mona Eltahawy

I always say, don’t be a Christian, be Christ-like. Don’t be a Muslim, be Mohammed-like. Be Buddha-like. Emulate these great spiritual Masters and what they were teaching. – Wayne Dyer

I am a believing and practising Muslim – but I am also a social democrat. – Mehdi Hasan

I am a Christian and a Hindu and a Muslim and a Jew. – Mahatma Gandhi

I am a Muslim and . . . my religion makes me be against all forms of racism. It keeps me from judging any man by the color of his skin. It teaches me to judge him by his deeds. – Malcolm X

I am a Muslim Arab, in my actions oriented very to the left, in my convictions. – Ahmed Ben Bella

I am a Muslim, but my favourite festival is Holi, so that is how it is. – Hina Khan

I am a Muslim. I am born to Muslim parents. I have a Muslim son. I have been imprisoned and witnessed torture for my previous understanding of my religion. – Maajid Nawaz

I am a proud, British-born Muslim, and I love my country more than any other place on earth. – Sajid Javid

I am a scholar of religions with four degrees, including one in the New Testament and fluency in Biblical Greek, who has been studying the origins of Christianity for two decades, who also happens to be Muslim. – Reza Aslan

I am a secular rationalist Nationalist proud Indian who is inconvenient to both Hindu and Muslim communalists. – Javed Akhtar

I am an Egyptian Muslim, educated in Cairo and New York, and now living in Vienna. My wife and I have spent half our lives in the North, half in the South. And we have experienced first hand the unique nature of the human family and the common values we all share. – Mohamed ElBaradei

I am and always will be a Muslim. My religion is Islam. – Malcolm X

I am certainly not a good Muslim. But I am able now to say that I am Muslim; in fact it is a source of happiness to say that I am now inside, and a part of the community whose values have always been closest to my heart. – Salman Rushdie

I am concerned if 25 percent of Americans think that President Obama is a Muslim. I mean, it’s obviously a lack of knowledge. But also, it’s for the Muslims as well, you know, because a small numbers of Muslims have really painted a very negative image of Islam. – Najib Razak

I am convinced that Christian fundamentalism is a far greater threat to this country than Muslim terrorists could ever be. – Mel White

I am doubtful that there will be any sort of real coherence of Muslim societies into a single political system run by an elected or non-elected group of leaders. – Samuel P. Huntington

I am from Scotland, and I am Christian, not Muslim. – Rory Stewart

I am not a Hindu,
Nor a Muslim am I!
I am this body, a play
Of five elements; a drama
Of the spirit dancing
With joy and sorrow. – Kabir

I am not a Somali representative. I am not a Muslim representative. I am not a millennial representative. I am not a woman representative. I am a representative who happens to have all of these marginalized identities and can understand the intersectionality of all of them in a very unique way. – Ilhan Omar

I am not against Muslim schools. But as I believe in integration, I think we would be better off overall if we did not have denominational schools at all. – Frank Dobson

I am proud of being a Somali-American Muslim, and my wardrobe has been an important part of my religious and cultural upbringing. – Halima Aden

I am Tamil, Sinhalese, Muslim and Burgher. I am a Buddhist, a Hindu, a follower of Islam and Christianity. I am today, and always, proudly Sri Lankan. – Kumar Sangakkara

I am totally against the idea that a Muslim woman should not have the same opportunities as a Muslim man to learn, to open up, to work, help shape the future. To close Islam down to a sexist approach is totally intolerable and ridiculous. It’s not Islam. – King Hussein I of Jordan

I am very grateful to our Muslim population. One of the things we’ve been doing is stepping up our inter-faith dialogue with the Muslim population. And I think that helped very much in their support for me. – Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

I as a Muslim believe deeply in the differences that are within Islam. But I also take seriously the idea that we have to come to know one another. – Eboo Patel

I as a Muslim want you, as a Christian, to really be a perfect Christian. I want my Jewish friends to be perfect Jews, to live according to the highest principles of what it means to be a Jew, to be a Christian, to be a Muslim. – Feisal Abdul Rauf

I assure my fellow citizens that the vast majority of Muslims experience the same fear they do. ISIS and Al Qaeda are my enemies, too. Most of the people killed by these groups have been Muslim. – Debbie Almontaser

I became, suddenly, not just a Muslim in faith. I became a Muslim in politics. Somebody whose politics were pre-defined by one interpretation of Islam. – Maajid Nawaz

I beg Osama to stop warring. He is a Muslim, and Islam means peace. Nobody wins in a war… I wish I were tapped in the problem about Iraq. I knew Saddam enough that I could have talked him into surrendering. But it’s too late. – Imelda Marcos

I believe in Islam. I am a Muslim and there is nothing wrong with being a Muslim, nothing wrong with the religion of Islam. It just teaches us to believe in Allah as the God. – Malcolm X

I believe in the religion of Islam. I believe in Allah and peace. – Muhammad Ali

I believe Islam was truly spread by example. So whatever good a Muslim does publicly will be seen – the same is true for the bad. – Cat Stevens

I believe Saudi Arabia is the only Muslim country in which churches are prohibited. – Ibrahim Hooper

I believe that an evolutionary approach specifying the foundation of our moral sense can allow us to appreciate Hindu and Muslim cultures where women are veiled and seem to us to lead restricted lives. – Jonathan Haidt

I believe that the dysfunctional Muslim family constitutes a real threat to the very fabric of western life. It is in the family that children are groomed to practise, promote and pass on the norms of their parents’ culture. – Ayaan Hirsi Ali

I believe the U.S. has been way too silent on the brutality, the lack of human rights in the Muslim world for women. – Ron Johnson

I believe there’s a diseased component inside the Islamic world, the Muslim world, absolutely. It’s like a cancer and it has metastasized and grabbed hold in a much bigger way, and it’s because we, have tried to be, globally, tried to be so political correct. – Michael T. Flynn

I belong to a Bohri Muslim family, and for us, food is our biggest celebration. We are used to elaborate five- to six-course meals. – Nushrat Bharucha

I can bear my own sorrows, but the sorrows arising from the calamities visiting Islam and Muslims have crushed me. I feel each blow delivered to the Muslim world as delivered first to my own heart. – Said Nursi

I can tell you that the majority of the Egyptians I know, they think of a much wider spectrum of people than the Muslim Brotherhood. – Ahmed Zewail

I cannot discriminate on the basis of Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, Christian. – Rajnath Singh

I can’t believe, even in ‘The Guardian,’ people ask the questions, ‘Where did ISIS come from?’ ‘How did this happen?’ ‘Why do young Muslim women go off to join them?’ Maybe because we’ve been degrading their people since 1917. Maybe their teenage years are a little bit more stressed than that of Christianity. – Mark Rylance

I care about affordable housing. I care about bus routes. I care about small business. I care about schools. These are not Muslim issues. Even protection of civil rights – that’s not just a Muslim issue. That is for everyone. – Linda Sarsour

I care not to debate which came first, Islamism or anti-Muslim bigotry; suffice to say that both feed into each other symbiotically. – Maajid Nawaz

I come from a Muslim family. The label ‘Muslim’ is one aspect of me, but it’s not the only part of me. – Deeyah Khan

I come from an African-American family that is predominantly Muslim. I have had to covertly operate in parts of the Middle East and Africa. I’ve lived a Muslim life and prayed in Mosques, Husseiniyahs, and shrines where needed. One must respect Islam to understand Islam. I’ve read the Quran through and through a half dozen times. – Malcolm Nance

I come from an orthodox Muslim family. – Saqib Saleem

I consider myself a person who comes from a Muslim culture. In any case, I would not say that I’m an atheist. So I’m a Muslim who associates historical and cultural identification with this religion. – Orhan Pamuk

I consider myself an ordinary Muslim who is constantly working to put himself in the framework established by the Koran and the tradition of the Prophet Mohammed. I study the works of experts of jurisprudence, Koranic commentary, hadith commentary, and Sufism. – Fethullah Gulen

I consider myself to have been formed by a lot of the locutions and aesthetics and principles of the Muslim way of life, and those are an important part of my childhood and my identity. – Ayad Akhtar

I consider personally the election of Barack Hussein Obama to have very great symbolic meaning. A Muslim and a Christian name – so in his name there is a synthesis, although people from time to time want to overlook that, and they do it intentionally. – Recep Tayyip Erdogan

I converted Dec. 31, 1999. It was a Friday. That was my second time going to the mosque. The woman who is my wife now… was basically raised Muslim – and she was at that point where she was deciding or trying to come to terms with her own relationship with Islam and how to embrace that for herself. – Mahershala Ali

I deplore the brutal atrocities being committed by the ISIS terrorist group hiding behind a false religious rhetoric and join the people of conscience from around the world in calling for these perpetrators to immediately cease their cruel and inhuman acts. Any form of attack, suppression or persecution of minorities or innocent civilians is an act that contradicts the principles of the Qur’an and the tradition of our Prophet upon whom be peace and blessings. – M. Fethullah Gulen

I did a lot of things as a Muslim that I am sorry for now. – Malcolm X

I did a play called ‘Disgraced’ in 2012 at Lincoln Center, which ultimately won the Pulitzer Prize. I played the lead character, a Muslim American, who had renounced Islam and became very anti-Islam. – Aasif Mandvi

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

I did not come into Parliament to be a Muslim MP. And I have never set myself up as a Muslim spokesperson or community leader. Just as ordinary citizens have multiple identities, so do MPs. – Sadiq Khan

I did not want people to know that I was a Muslim; I did not want people to know my name or that I did not have an American name. I did not want that. Because I knew if they knew that, they would cast me as the bad guy. – Mustafa Ali

I did notice growing up that there are so many things, obstacles and things, that people think you can’t do because you’re Muslim or because you’re wearing a hijab. You hear a lot of no’s. That was something that I wanted to see change. – Halima Aden

I didn’t get targeted in high school for being a Muslim – it wasn’t that – but I always felt like an outsider in that sense. – Mustafa Ali

I do believe that Muslims and Christians and Jews pray to the same God. And yet they understand who God is in significantly different ways. – Miroslav Volf

I do identify as a Muslim and I do identify as a Bangladeshi girl, I identify as British, as well, and a woman and I’m a woman of colour, and why am I ashamed of that? And I used to not want to talk about it. But that is me. – Nadiya Hussain

I do not think a Muslim ban is in our country’s interest. – Paul Ryan

I don’t align myself with the West of the Muslim world. I align myself with what I perceive to be just and in accordance with my principles – the principles that I live my life by which are universal principles and that are embodied in the religion of Islam. – Hamza Yusuf

I don’t believe there is such a thing as a moderate Islamist party. The challenge with Islamists is that they seek to impose what they call Sharia on everybody, Muslim and non-Muslim alike. – Frank Gaffney

I don’t care if you’re Christian, you’re Muslim, you’re gay, you’re straight – I am here to fight for your equality. Because I believe that we are all born equal, but we are not treated equally, and that is why we must fight. – Logic

I don’t care if you’re Muslim or Christian or Buddhist or whatever your religion is, when you listen to a spiritual song and you really open your heart, you can feel it. You can feel the message of it. Just a simple story. – Valerie June

I don’t care whether you’re Baptist, Buddhist, Mormon, Methodist, Jewish, Muslim, or no religion at all. Jesus Christ still loves you. You still matter to God. – Rick Warren

I don’t just want to support only Muslim women. I want to inspire women across the board, and I’m hoping they won’t allow things to get in the way. – Halima Aden

I don’t know whether Jews can behave like good Christians, but Muslim Arabs certainly cannot. – Warren Austin

I don’t like the new president who hunts muslim extremists, I like the old president who is a muslim extremist. – Stephen Colbert

I don’t look at anything. Every person whether he is Hindu, Muslim or Buddhist, he is my brother, my sister. I think we all do like that. – Mother Teresa

I don’t portray a terrorist. The American fans label me a terrorist. It doesn’t matter what I claim to be: in their eyes, I am whatever they say I am despite the fact that I’m not committing any ‘acts of terror.’ I ask you, how am I portraying a terrorist? Because I look like a Muslim? – Mustafa Ali

I don’t really go down one path. I wouldn’t call myself a Buddhist, or a Catholic or a Christian or a Muslim, or Jewish. I couldn’t put myself into any organized faith. – Dean Cain

I don’t teach my children what is Hindu and what is Muslim. – Shah Rukh Khan

I don’t think being a Muslim or being a non-Muslim has been an advantage or disadvantage. – Azim Premji

I don’t think it’s a good thing to have Christian states, Muslim states, or any kind of ethnic states. – Norman Finkelstein

I don’t think Osama is a Muslim. I don’t think Osama is a human being. – Hamid Karzai

I don’t think that 60-70 percent of working-class white voters would have supported a Muslim ban before Donald Trump said something about a Muslim ban. – D. Vance

I don’t think the area of Jerusalem should be part of a Jewish state; it belongs to all people, to Christians and Muslims and the Jewish people. – Patti Smith

I don’t want anyone who is Muslim not to be able to dream that they can be President of the United States, and I don’t want any of my friends, regardless of their orientation, thinking they are less of a citizen. – Scooter Braun

I don’t want people to chop off the citizens’ or anybody’s heads in the Middle East, OK? Because they’re Christian or Muslim or anything else. – Donald Trump

I feel anxious for my children because tomorrow, if a mob surrounds them and asks, ‘Are you a Hindu or a Muslim?’ they will have no answer. – Naseeruddin Shah

I feel I represent my country: not only my country but all former U.S.S.R. countries because I have very big fan base here, and I have more than a billion Muslim fans. I feel I represent these guys all around the world. My fans. This gives me very good energy. When I go to the cage, I think about these people. – Khabib Nurmagomedov

I feel like I’m here to bust those misconceptions and stereotypes of Muslim women. – Halima Aden

I feel like one of the things that is central to American life is the religious experience, and I think that the experience of being Muslim in America is as valid and as important a perspective on the religious experience of America as evangelical Christianity or Judaism – whatever it may be. – Ayad Akhtar

I felt it was a privilege that I came from such a rich background. I had the best of both worlds. My mother was a Shia Muslim, while my father was a janoi-clad man. He never pretended to be secular. – Mahesh Bhatt

I figure if people don’t want to make the distinction between a Muslim and a terrorist, then why should I make a distinction between good scared white people and racists? – Aasif Mandvi

I found it really disturbing to see a novelist writing a diatribe about Islam and Muslim radical extremists, blurring the distinction between the two. – Pankaj Mishra

I found that a whole series of people opposed me simply on the grounds that I was a woman. The clerics took to the mosque saying that Pakistan had thrown itself outside the Muslim world and the Muslim umar by voting for a woman, that a woman had usurped a man’s place in the Islamic society. – Benazir Bhutto

I get to say I was alive when the first Palestinian woman went to Congress. I was alive when the first Somali woman, in a hijab, who’s black and Muslim – she’s literally an immigrant, a refugee, black and Muslim and a woman and progressive. – Linda Sarsour

I grew up as a kind of nondenominational Christian. I have two uncles who are Baptist ministers. I went to a Samoan church when I was younger. I went to a Catholic school, so I was actually able to experience a lot of different religions. Mormonism, as well. My father in-law, who I’m very close with, is a Muslim. – Troy Polamalu

I grew up as a Muslim. I went to an Islamic elementary school. Most of my community was Muslim, so I grew up praying five times a day. – Ishmael Beah

I grew up in a Christian home. The strictness comes with religion in general. Whether you grew up Jewish or Orthodox Jewish or Muslim, there are certain rules and regulations. But my parents instilled in me the importance of defining God for yourself. – Vera Farmiga

I grew up in Morocco. I was born a Muslim, and, every year, I celebrated Christmas in a big white house in the country, halfway between Meknes and Fez. – Leila Slimani

I grew up with a lot of friends who are white, black, Muslim, non-Muslim. I like people a lot. – Mo Farah

I grew up with a lot of Muslim friends, and the whole idea of revelation has been a lifelong interest of mine. – Deepak Chopra

I grew up with a lot of spirituality. It wasn’t necessarily organized religion, because my mom was Jewish and my dad was Muslim. I went to Catholic school. There was a lot of conversation about comparative religions. – Patricia Arquette

I had actually, after the Paris attacks in this country, we all patted ourselves on the back and said, ‘Well, we have a much more assimilated Muslim population here than they do in Europe.’Dalia Mogahed

I have a good Muslim friend who comes over to my house. Good guy; reads the Qur’an in Arabic. He comes over to my house and we talk about faith and we talk about things we have in common, but I can’t shy away from the differences that we have. So I talk about why I’m not a Muslim and about the evidence that exists that show Christianity is true. – Lee Strobel

I have a long history of defending, and promoting, free speech and open debate – especially (especially!) within Muslim communities. – Mehdi Hasan

I have a lot of respect for aspects of Islam, but I would not choose to live in a theocratically organised Muslim society. – John Rhys-Davies

I have a problem with the fact that when it’s brought up, it’s not really discussed. It’s all that’s brought up. So-and-so is an Arab American or a Palestinian or Muslim or a doctor with or without borders and there’s really no meaningful entry into those hyphenations. – Fady Joudah

I have been looking forward to a better world resembling Paradise, where humanity can live in peace and tranquillity. Our world is tired of war and clashes. It direly needs mercy, affection, spiritual well-being, and peace more than air and water. I believe that people in every country are ready for such a world. – M. Fethullah Gulen

I have come not to disturb or destroy any faith, but to confirm each in his own faith – so that the Christian becomes a better Christian, the Muslim, a better Muslim, and the Hindu, a better Hindu. – Sathya Sai Baba

I have found that whiskey is enjoyed as a refined secret pleasure in many cities – and it appears to be popular in Pakistan, as it is all over the tropical Asian world, Muslim or non-Muslim. – Lawrence Osborne

I have great respect for the religion. I know a lot of people that are Muslim and are phenomenal people. – Colin Kaepernick

I have learned so much from God that I can no longer call myself a Christian, a Hindu, a Muslim, a Buddhist, a Jew. – Hafez

I have much clearer memories of my time in Egypt: songs on the radio, the rhythms that accompanied belly dancers, the sound of the adhan – the Muslim call to prayer. I just soaked it all up. – Justin Adams

I have Muslim members of my family. I have lived in Muslim countries. – Barack Obama

I have never found a problem with people from different religions praying together. What I have found is that people are just hungry for God, and be they Christian or Muslim we invite them to pray with us. – Mother Teresa

I have not seen any Christian sparrow or Muslim lion or Jewish elephant! Animals are lucky as they have not yet invented the religion! – Mehmet Murat ildan

I have one underlying principle in mind: the principle of Muslim democracy. It is my belief that our salvation lies in following the golden rules of conduct set for us by our great lawgiver, the Prophet of Islam. – Muhammad Ali Jinnah

I have repeatedly declared that it is impossible for a true Muslim to be a terrorist, nor can a terrorist be regarded as a true Muslim. – Fethullah Gulen

I have watched Muslims chant ‘Death to America!’ on the streets of Tehran, then privately beg me to help them get a visa to the United States. – Reza Aslan

I have watched the spread of violent extremism and jihadism across Europe and the U.K. with dismay, particularly given my history of experiencing threats, abuse, and harassment by Muslim fanatics. – Deeyah Khan

I inadvertently made Israel look better without even trying, because I am this Muslim guy from Israel who does not hate Israel! – Nuseir Yassin

I increasingly see organized religion as actually my enemy. They treat me as their enemy. Not all Christians, of course. Not all Jews, not all Muslims. – Ian Mckellen

I intend to defeat ISIS, to do so in a coalition with majority Muslim nations. – Hillary Clinton

I just won the gold medal and I couldn’t eat downtown. I said, ‘Something’s wrong.’ And from then on, I’ve been a Muslim. – Muhammad Ali

I know that I’m Muslim. I have an Arabic name. And even though I represent Team USA and I have that Olympic hardware, it doesn’t change how you look and how people perceive you. – Ibtihaj Muhammad

I learned a lot from both, initially Jewish and Muslim theologians that had been missing, perhaps from my rather parochial Catholic upbringing. – Karen Armstrong

I learned there’s a tremendous amount of sisterhood among Muslim women, which I thought was really beautiful. – Nia Long

I like to call the Republicans the Christian Brotherhood of the U.S. so that my fellow Americans recognise the line that connects their mix of religion and politics with their Muslim equivalent in Egypt. – Mona Eltahawy

I lived in the Muslim world for 10 years. – Juan Cole

I love my heritage both as someone who grew up as a Muslim and as an Indian – it’s part of who I am and I would never deny it. – Noureen DeWulf

I loved wrestling, and I wanted to go out and entertain people and all that stuff, so I get trained, and when they decided, ‘Hey, you’re ready for a match, and you’ve got to start thinking about a character,’ I was thinking this guy and this guy, and they go, ‘No, no, no – you’re a Muslim. You’ve got to be a bad guy.’ – Mustafa Ali

I mean, Britain is a country of successful Muslim businesspeople, teachers and educators, journalists. So, we have to say very strongly that the two million plus Muslims in Britain, the vast bulk of them make a huge contribution to our society, and they actually make it the vibrant society it is. – David Miliband

I might spar with him, or I might teach him a few tricks, but even if there was $1 billion or £1m offered, I’d never get in the ring with another Muslim. It’s against my principles. – Naseem Hamed

I myself am Muslim and I stand on the side of an open society. – Bassam Tibi

I never was in the Nation of Islam… I mean, what I call myself is a natural Muslim, ’cause it’s just me and God. – Ice Cube

I never was in the Nation of Islam… I mean, what I call myself is a natural Muslim, ’cause it’s just me and God. You know, going to the mosque, the ritual and the tradition, it’s just not in me to do. So I don’t do it. – Ice Cube

I order you to assist any oppressed person, whether he is a Muslim or not. –  Prophet Muhammad

I pray a simple prayer every morning. It’s an ecumenical prayer. Whether you’re Catholic or Jewish or Muslim or Hindu, I think it speaks to the heart of every faith. It goes “Lord please break the laws of the universe for my convenience. Amen. – Emo Philips

I really didn’t grow up religious, and I didn’t grow up acknowledging my Muslim identity. For me, I was a British Pakistani. – Maajid Nawaz

I really like the idea of modesty. By the time I got into music, I was already wearing the scarf all the time, and it’s really personal to me, my Muslim beliefs, so I decided to keep it and find a way to work around it. I don’t see it as a restriction or limitation – I can still be me and get into music and be an entertainer. – Yuna

I really think that Muslim people should stop raising their boys and girls that way. They instill a macho culture right from the start of childhood. And if you have never learned to treat girls and women respectfully, you will never be able to act differently later on than the men in your culture, and in your family. That’s fact. – Sibel Kekilli

I reject discrimination against Muslim Americans – who are just as patriotic as we are. – Barack Obama

I remember when I was young, many cities in the Muslim world were cosmopolitan cities with a lot of culture. – Salman Rushdie

I remember while I was at school some of my Muslim friends talked about a handful of people spoiling things in every culture. Hatred or hurt or pain isn’t specific to a religion. I think it’s a matter of acceptance. The one thing the world has to accept is everybody is different. What is normal to us is different and unusual to somebody else. – Jessie J

I rock up to training, and Folkesy, Steve Folkes – someone that, to be honest, has never paid any interest in my personal life – he comes up to me and starts saying, ‘You’re not turning Muslim are you?’ – Sonny Bill Williams

I see no reason why the Shias should be debarred from having their voice in the elected bodies and governmental institutions in any matter which affect the Shias. We must so organise the Muslim League that justice is done to every sect and section inside it. – Muhammad Ali Jinnah

I shall mention in passing just one example of a gift from the Arabs that I for one am rather grateful for: coffee — especially as it was originally banned in Europe as a ‘Muslim drink. – Jim Al-Khalili

I tell my brethren in Palestine: be patient and continue your blessed struggle. We did not forget you. We are still healing another wound in the Muslim nation, which is the occupation of our land by the Americans. Your battle and ours are one and the same. – Mohammed Omar

I tend not to believe radical Muslim movements. – Ehud Barak

I think every Muslim woman has to feel the world out for herself. – G. Willow Wilson

I think it’s hard to talk about the Muslim world and Christian world as blocks. – Samuel P. Huntington

I think it’s something much bigger than just pro wrestling and the industry I work in. It’s across all media. You look at Hollywood movies: there’s not the Muslim hero or the guy who looks like me and has a name like mine who is portrayed in a positive manner or in a leading role. So, growing up, I didn’t have a role model that looks like me. – Mustafa Ali

I think lot of Muslims have gotten fatigued by the way Muslim characters, even ‘positive’ ones, are portrayed in the media. – G. Willow Wilson

I think Muslims have become the new Negroes in America. They are being mistreated at airports, by the Immigration – everywhere. Islam is a religion of peace. – They are wrong.

I think my faith as a Muslim is very important. One of the core values is that you are always trying to build consensus. So when it comes to figuring out if something is permissible or not in Islam, it’s usually a discussion, and people have to come to a consensus in order for something to be approved. – Ilhan Omar

I think people, especially in the Muslim community, are rightly cautious any time you hear, ‘Oh, there’s going to be a Muslim character.’ – G. Willow Wilson

I think perhaps Pakistan can take the lead. Perhaps Turkey can as well, being part of Europe. But someone has to start talking about why the Muslim world has become a boiling pot and look beyond these cartoons to what the ideological reasons are for this divide. – Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

I think race has been a burden for black Americans. Being Muslim has also been a challenge because so many people do not understand Islam. – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

I think religion is very personal. I definitely identify as Muslim. I consider myself practicing, but I don’t think people who observe me from the outside would think of me as devout, and that doesn’t bother me because one of the beauties of Islam is the fact that it is personal: you read the Koran, and what you believe is what you believe. – Maysoon Zayid

I think that Hassan Nasrallah is the best leader in the Muslim world. – George Galloway

I think that if every Christian acted like Christ, the world would be a better place. If every Muslim acted like Muhammad, according to modern law, they would have to be jailed. – Steven Crowder

I think that the anti-Semitic problem in the British Muslim community is worse than among the community at large. – Mehdi Hasan

I think that what Donald Trump is doing, the way in which racism, xenophobia, anti-Muslim belief and the like are being expressed through the campaign of Donald Trump, calls for, I think, a very vigorous and aggressive response to what he’s saying. – Michael Eric Dyson

I think the effective thing is, I passed this bill to combat violent extremism in the United States as effective outreach to the Muslim community, so you can pull the religious leaders really on to our team, if you will, to protect us from radicalization from within those communities. – Michael McCaul

I think the Muslim religious is a little too tight. It doesn’t fit humans. Humans can’t possibly fit into it, so there are a lot of really unhappy people, terribly repressed. It is a religion that works against you because the template don’t fit. It’s not human, you know. – Jerry Garcia

I think the way I am, the way I’m chilled out, has a lot to do with being Muslim and having faith. – Mo Farah

I think there has been a lack of full cooperation from too many people in the Muslim community. – Peter T. King

I think there’s nothing better in the world than a spirited discussion about the Bible and Jesus and God and the Catholic faith, or the Jewish faith, or the Muslim faith – any religion. – Elizabeth Vargas

I think to suggest that somehow Muslims aren’t welcome in the USA, to suggest somehow that being a Muslim is incompatible with being western, unintentionally plays into the hand of Daesh and so-called Isis. – Sadiq Khan

I think Tunisia has a specific place in the Arab world and in Africa because it is a tiny Muslim country, but it’s very open minded. It’s the first country to start the Arab Spring, for example. – Kenza Fourati

I think we can expect leaders of Muslim societies to cooperate with each other on many issues just as Western societies cooperate with each other. – Samuel P. Huntington

I think we have to understand that when tolerance becomes a one-way street, it will lead to cultural suicide. We should not allow the Muslim Brotherhood or associated groups to be influencing our national security strategy. – Allen West

I think we need a Muslim ‘Bachelor’ or ‘Bachelorette.’ I think that’s what would be the great equalizer, and that would change everything. – Maysoon Zayid

I think we’ve seen at least the beginnings of rather significant social and economic change in the Muslim world, which I think will in due course lead to more political change. – Samuel P. Huntington

I think what speaks loudest and what speaks to your point is the blood that’s spilling from Australia, to now California. I mean, how much blood has to be spilled until we recognize inside of a Muslim community that with do have an ideological problem? – Dalia Mogahed

I thought everybody would embrace and understand my reasons for becoming Muslim. – Cat Stevens

I totally disagree with the premise that al Qaeda is on the path to defeat. Quite the contrary, al Qaeda has deliberately decentralized its operations – not because of the relentless attacks we have had on its national leadership in Pakistan, but because its strategic objective is to dominate and control Muslim countries in the region. – Jack Keane

I try to take people at face value and then beyond, taking them out of face value and out of the category of being Black, Latino, Asian, White, Jewish, Muslim or Christian or Atheist, none of that matters to me. – Immortal Technique

I use myself as a template for my comedy. So first my background as a Muslim man, my being a doctor, I talk about my family quite a lot, my kids. Anything that resonates with me I talk about. The important thing is it should be able to work in a family setting. – Riaad Moosa

I want to be the first to bless you on what God has blessed you with – fighting in the heart of the Muslim world that was a battleground for large historic Islamic wars and what is now the place of Islam’s greatest war in the present era. – Bill Vaughan

I want to change how people perceived me when I came over here, change how the people perceive South-East Asians or Middle Eastern or Muslim or Hindu or whatever their identity is. I want them to just let that go and treat the performer as a performer. – Mustafa Ali

I want to have a president in the U.S. who tries to win the hearts and minds of the Muslim world. – Imran Khan

I want to help with Muslim integration. If you follow the line of Marine Le Pen, you create a civil war. – Emmanuel Macron

I want to send a message that we value our Muslim communities. – Keir Starmer

I want to show people there’s not just one way of being Muslim. – Halima Aden

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

I wanted to cut past the polemics and experience London’s Muslim communities for myself. My first visit was to Tower Hamlets, an East London borough that is about 38% Muslim, among the highest in the U.K. As I walked down Whitechapel Road, the adhan, or call to prayer, echoed through the neighborhood. – Andy Ngo

I was 13 years old when I first heard of the Sultan of Brunei. The absolute ruler of a tiny, oil-rich kingdom in Southeast Asia, Hassanal Bolkiah was the subject of a much-discussed TV documentary by the British filmmaker Alan Whicker in 1992. As a young teenager, sitting in front of the television, I was in awe of this Muslim king. – Mehdi Hasan

I was a Muslim once, remember, and it was when I was most devout that I was most full of hate. – Ayaan Hirsi Ali

I was a Muslim, but then I became enlightened and became a Christian. – Brock Hoffpauir

I was born and brought up in South Mumbai. My father, Jagdeep, is a businessman and a Sindhi. My mother is half Brit and half Muslim. I am thus a cocktail of mixed blood. From the time I remember, I wanted to be an actress. – Kiara Advani

I was born in a middle class Muslim family, in a small town called Myonenningh in a northern part of Bangladesh in 1962. My father is a qualified physician; my mother is a housewife. I have two elder brothers and one younger sister. All of them received a liberal education in schools and colleges. – Taslima Nasrin

I was born in Iran, which has a predominantly Muslim population, and I have relatives who are devout Muslims, so I know what it means to be judged based on your appearance and what you’re wearing. But your ethnicity and your clothing do not define who you are. – Nazanin Boniadi

I was born into Sudan’s civil war, and before I could read or write, I was using an AK47 in the conflict between the Muslim north and Animist/Christian south over the land and natural resources. – Ger Duany

I was born Muslim, but for a large part of my life, I wasn’t necessarily raised Muslim. My father always kept everything around us, from Western philosophy to Eastern philosophy. – Lupe Fiasco

I was born Muslim, my parents are Muslim, I am Bosnian. I cannot be anything else. – Adnan

I was born on September, 20, 1948, to Nanabhai Bhatt, a Hindu, and Shirin Mohammed Ali, a Muslim. I was born after three daughters and followed by a daughter and son. – Mahesh Bhatt

I was incarcerated for a little while in Baltimore, and my celly was Muslim. I was watching him pray every day, and his outlook on getting out of that situation was a lot more positive than the other dudes that were Muslim in the jail. – Dave East

I was never a practicing Muslim. But I do consider myself a Muslim. – Iman

I was never turned down because I was a Muslim. I was turned down because I was not right for the part. – Naseeruddin Shah

I was on the steering committee of the New York City Coalition on Muslim School Holidays. – Linda Sarsour

I was raised as a Muslim. – Black Thought

I was raised in a Baptist household, went to a Catholic church, lived in a Jewish neighborhood, and had the biggest crush on the Muslim girls from one neighborhood over. – Will Smith

I was raised orthodox Muslim. Very sheltered, very conservative. – SZA

I was seen as a traitor for marrying a Muslim – a Pakistani at that. – Amitava Kumar

I was terrified of being on camera. I was worried that whatever I would say, people would assume I’m speaking for every Muslim, every Pakistani, or every Middle Eastern person. That’s a lot of pressure. But it also got me excited about what could be done, because I am a representative for people who are underrepresented. – Tan France

I was the person, I think, who first said the evening of September 11 that we shouldn’t hold this against the Arab community, the Muslim community. We should focus on the individuals and that groups that were involved and not participate in group blame. – Rudy Giuliani

I wholeheartedly believe that we can’t organize just as women. There has to be specific messaging and an issue prioritization based on identity groups. Because when you ask a black woman what her top priority issues are versus a white woman versus a Muslim woman versus an undocumented woman, you’re going to get… different answers. – Linda Sarsour

I will never ally with Islamophobes and racists. But in the choice between ‘community’ and Muslim women, I will always choose my sisters. – Mona Eltahawy

I will oppose a Muslim registry with every fiber of my being. That is not the American way of conducting affairs and violates every principle we stand for. – Ro Khanna

I will say that if there is anything like God Or Truth on earth, Hindu-Muslim unity is also possible. – Mahatma Gandhi

I would like here to announce to all Indonesian Muslims that I, as a private citizen, am prepared to take charge of the massive national effort of zakat collection… From now on, I am personally willing to receive zakat payments made in the form of money orders from every single Muslim in the country. – Suharto

I would like to find a way in which people in Saudi Arabia could learn that they can be something other than a Muslim. Some people may not realize this. Of course, there is the problem that you can get in trouble or get stoned. – Richard Dawkins

I would never agree to an exclusive Muslim sovereignty over areas that are religiously important to Jews and Christians. – Ehud Olmert

I would rather live as a Muslim in the West than in most of the Muslim countries, because I think the way Muslims are allowed to live in the West is closer to the Muslim way. – Hamza Yusuf

I would vote for a Muslim if he or she was the best candidate able to lead the country and defend our political values. – John McCain

I wouldn’t rule out the possibility of Muslim or at least Arab countries developing some form of organization comparable to the European Union. I don’t think that’s very likely, but it conceivably could happen. – Samuel P. Huntington

I write about real life as it is lived by the young American Muslim women that I’ve had the pleasure of meeting throughout the course of my travels as a writer and being able to speak in different places and meet different people at signings and things. – G. Willow Wilson

I write fiction that reflects Islamic logic: fictional worlds where cause and effect are governed by Muslim rationale. However, my characters do not necessarily behave as ‘good’ Muslims; they are not ideals or role models. – Leila Aboulela

I wrote a call to the contemporary Muslim conscience, saying to the ordinary people that we might not like the video or the cartoons, but that violence certainly isn’t the right answer. I don’t think laws are going to solve the problem. – Tariq Ramadan

I wrote about the Serbs, because no one was writing about them, even if I also think about the Croat and Muslim victims. – Peter Handke

I, as a Muslim woman living in 1993, I want to have two things – the mosque and the satellite, both at the same time. And no one can mutilate me by telling me I cannot have the mosque or the Koran. – Fatema Mernissi

I, therefore, demand the formation of a consolidated Muslim State in the best interest of India and Islam. – Muhammad Iqbal

I’m just hoping that people understand that Islam is peace and not violence. – Muhammad Ali

I’d like Muslims to look at their religion as a set of beliefs that they can appraise critically and pick and choose from. – Ayaan Hirsi Ali

I’d like to say is that I am a patriotic, loyal American. I love my country and the values that it stands for. And I am a Muslim. – Steve King

I’d like to see more Canadians of diverse backgrounds engaging with parties that line up with their convictions and ideologies to make sure that no party gets to run against Muslim Canadians or any other group of Canadians and demonize them. – Justin Trudeau

I’d love it if American kids were listening to Muslim music. – Brian Eno

If [Donald ] Trump goes after – if Trump fails, frankly, to stand up right now for the Muslim community – right now, Muslims are being bullied. Women wearing hijabs are being bullied and people are saying, “Trump, Trump!” when they’re doing it. – Van Jones

If a Muslim becomes a non-Muslim and propagates his/her new religion, then it is as good as treason. There is a Death Penalty in Islam for such a person. – Zakir Naik

If Allah is making you wait, then be prepared to receive more than what you asked for. – Dr. Bilal Philips

If Allah wants to do good to somebody, He afflicts him with trails. – Prophet Muhammad, Sahih Al-Bukhari

If America vetted Muslim immigrants as toughly as the ‘New York Times’ vets Donald Trump, this would be a safe country. – Jesse Watters

If any Muslim plants any plant and a human being or an animal eats of it, he will be rewarded as if he had given that much in charity. – Prophet Muhammad

If faith is lost, there is no security and there is no life for him who does not. – Allama Iqbal

If he is terrorising the terrorists, if he is terrorising America the terrorist […] I am with him. Every Muslim should be a terrorist. – Zakir Naik

If I was courting the Muslim vote, I wouldn’t have put establishing the partnership ceremony at the forefront of my first term, would I? I go all around London advocating lesbian and gay rights. – Ken Livingstone

If I were a child of Tibet or of Arabia, I suspect the path I’d walk would be the Buddhist path or the Muslim path. And I don’t mind saying that I don’t invalidate any of those paths. – John Shelby Spong

If in coming face to face with God we accept Him in our lives, then we are converting. We become a better Hindu, a better Muslim, a better Catholic, a better whatever we are. … What God is in your mind you must accept. – Mother Teresa

If Muslims curse the Christians, then the Christians will curse the Muslims. And people will curse Allah, and Allah will hold us responsible for that. – Feisal Abdul Rauf

If Oak Flat were a Christian holy site or, for that matter, Jewish or Muslim, no senator who wished to remain in office would dare to sneak a backdoor deal for its destruction into a spending bill – no matter what mining-company profits or jobs might result. But this is Indian religion. – Lydia Millet

If one cannot live the life of the brave, then it is better to die like the brave. – Allama Iqbal

If one has good manners, one may attain the Same level of merit as those who spend their nights in prayer. – Prophet Muhammad, Sahih Bukhari

If something like one in nine Londoners is a Muslim, then I want one in nine police officers to be a Muslim. Which means we are currently about 2,000 short. – Ian Blair

If terrorism is to be defeated, the world of Islam must take on board the secularist-humanist principles on which the modern is based, and without which Muslim countries’ freedom will remain a distant dream. – Salman Rushdie

If the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris had nothing to do with Islam as President Francois Hollande suggested, why did he invite Muslim community leaders to meet him the day after the tragedy? – Amir Taheri

If the culprits are Muslim, they have twisted the teachings of Islam. Whoever performed, or is behind, the terrorist attacks in the United States of America does not represent Islam. God is not behind assassins. – Muhammad Ali

If the heart becomes hardened, the eye becomes dry. – Ibn Qayyim

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

If the Muslim community in Michigan comes out strongly, I think they will make a difference. – Julianne Malveaux

If the Muslim is Sharia-compliant, that is in direct conflict with the U.S. Constitution. – Paul Nehlen

If there are Muslims who believe that they’ve got to kill Christians to make a way for the Islamic faith in the West, not only would they be disappointed, but it will lead to conflict, there’s no doubt about that. – George Carey

If there was an Oppression Olympics, I would win the gold medal. I’m Palestinian, Muslim, I’m female, I’m disabled, and I live in New Jersey. – Maysoon Zayid

If they (Muslim women) wish to cover their faces and isolate themselves from the rest of the community and so thoroughly reject our culture then I cannot imagine why they want to be here at all. Perhaps they should just push off back to their own countries. – Norman Tebbit

If wars create vast sums of money for the global elite, is it possible the Soviets, the Viet Cong and Muslim extremists were, or are, also fabricated enemies of the West along with North Korea? Or at least exaggerated threats? – James Morcan

If we agree to say that those terrorists are indeed Muslim, I have no problem whatsoever to condemn their actions. I won’t apologise though, or justify my point of view. – Tariq Ramadan

If we can’t keep our Palestinian neighbors and Muslim neighbors alive with good water and fresh air, we’ll never get them to the peace table. – Mandy Patinkin

If we had done the work that we should have done in the 20th century to combat our history of racial inequality, no one could win national office after demonizing people because they’re Mexican or Muslim. We would be in a place where we would find that unacceptable. – Bryan Stevenson

If women’s rights are a problem for some modern Muslim men, it is neither because of the Quran nor the Prophet, nor the Islamic tradition, but simply because those rights conflict with the interests of a male elite. – Fatema Mernissi

If Woody Allen were a Muslim, he’d be dead by now. – Salman Rushdie

If you actually took the number of Muslims Americans, we’d be one of the largest Muslim countries in the world. – Barack Obama

If you are an Arabic-speaking, Greek-Orthodox going to a French school it makes you deeply sceptical if you have to listen to three different accounts of the Crusades – one from the Muslim side, one from the Greek side and one from the Catholic side. – Nassim Nicholas Taleb

If you are an open-minded and tolerant Muslim, you have enough knowledge to question the moves of a Christian governor or even the Ku Klux Klan. They called themselves a Christian organization, but how is that possible since Jesus didn’t do that? – Lupe Fiasco

If you are black on television, you are probably going to be some kind of thug, gangster, or portrayed in a negative light. If you are some type of Muslim, you are going to be blowing stuff up. If you are Hispanic, you are going to be some type of gangbanger. I’ve felt like this for years. – Charles Barkley

If you are teaching Muslim sixth formers in a school, and you tell them they can’t have their God and Darwin, there is a risk they will choose their God and be lost to science. – Martin Rees

If you choose to be a Muslim then you believe that it is on some level wrong to show the image of the Prophet Muhammad. – Aasif Mandvi

If you convert to Islam after a couple of decades of being a black man in the U.S., the discrimination you receive as a Muslim doesn’t feel like a shock. – Mahershala Ali

If you don’t study Islam, please don’t say anything about Islam. – Dr. Zakir Naik

If you look at any Muslim society and you make a scale of how developed they are, and how successful the economy is, it’s a straight line. It depends on how much they emancipate their women. – Christopher Hitchens

If you say, ‘I don’t care if Muhammad Ali was a Muslim or not; he was just great,’ what you’re really saying is, ‘I don’t care about Muhammad Ali.’ Same with Prince being black. – W. Kamau Bell

If you think there’s an important difference between being a Christian or a Jew or a Hindu or a Muslim or a Buddhist, then you’re making a division between your heart, what you love with, and the way you act in the world. – Coleman Barks

If you want to boycott Israel because of Palestine, I don’t think you actually care, because you’re also boycotting 2 million Muslim Palestinian Israelis. – Nuseir Yassin

If you want to destroy any nation without war, make adultery & nudity common in the next generation. – Salahuddin Ayyubi

If you were asking me how it is to be a Muslim in America, it’s much harder to be a North African in France than to be a foreigner here in America. – Kenza Fourati

If you woke up this morning and you are breathing, and you are Muslim, then you are political. You have no choice but to be political in a country that has politicized you and politicized your religion. – Linda Sarsour

If you worry, you suffer twice. Leave it to Allah. – Unknown

If you’re a Christian, Jew or Muslim, you’re equally an American. That’s the great thing about America, is the right to worship the way you see fit. – George W. Bush

If you’re a Muslim and you love America and freedom and you hate terror, stay here and help us win and make a future together. We want you. – William J. Clinton

If you’re someone who doesn’t have Muslim friends, and your only experience of Islam is what you see on the news – the angry man with a beard doing or saying something terrible – then you may inadvertently associate that with Islam and think that is what it’s all about. – Sadiq Khan

If, like me, you’re interested in history, Egypt is a place of wonders. It’s the land of many civilisations, including Greek, Roman, Christian, and Muslim. – Michael Portillo

I’ll tell you that when an innocent person is killed, we never go about asking or inquiring whether they were Jewish or Christian or Muslim. That’s not our way or creed. – Hassan Rouhani

I’m a comedian who happens to be Muslim; my comedy stems on all forms of my identity. – Riaad Moosa

I’m a firm believer in God himself, but that’s as far as I can go. I’m not any denomination. I’m not Catholic or Presbyterian or Baptist or Methodist or Jewish or Muslim. I’m none of those things. And I’m sure that’s just fine with God. – Ray Charles

I’m a good Muslim and I’m only interested in Islam. – Idi Amin

I’m a modern Muslim. I pray, and if I have a question, I ask someone who is more educated in the religion than me. – Youssou N’Dour

I’m a Muslim and I’m really looking forward to my wedding day. I can’t wait to meet my husband. – Shazia Mirza

I’m a Muslim Egyptian-American, born in Cairo. I grew up in Kuwait until the first Gulf War, when my family relocated to the United Arab Emirates. As an adult, I studied and lived in the U.K. before moving to Boston. – Rana el Kaliouby

I’m a Muslim, but I think Jesus would have a drink with me. He would be cool. He would talk to me. – Mike Tyson

I’m a Muslim, we come from a Muslim community and we are very critical of western or American foreign policy. So if I’ve got the right and if other Muslims have got the right to criticize”¦ likewise everyone else has also got the right to criticize everything else. – Maajid Nawaz

I’m a Muslim. I don’t try to hide it. I’m also a girl who loves music. – Yuna

I’m a proud Londoner, a Brit, European, of Pakistani heritage, a Muslim – we all have multiple layers of identity – that’s what makes us who we are. – Sadiq Khan

I’m a proud Muslim. I’m proud to have a Pakistani origin. And I want this country to accept me. I want to bring to light the fact that we are all the same. – Mustafa Ali

I’m a Sufi Muslim, I would say. I believe in using the medium to create a good vibration because art is so important to society. Some projects I don’t do because I feel that it’s going to create a bad vibe. I don’t do propaganda films that are anti another religion, anti-Muslim or anti-Hindu. – A. R. Rahman

I’m a woman of colour. I am the daughter of immigrants. I am a Muslim. I am a feminist. I am a lefty liberal. – Deeyah Khan

I’m amazed by the misconceptions about Muslim women and the Arab world that I hear, and that really does hurt me. – Queen Rania of Jordan

I’m Christian. Growing up in Ethiopia, it’s half-Christian and half-Muslim. You grow up with Muslim kids. I’m very much aware of their religion. – Liya Kebede

I’m Egyptian and Muslim, but I grew up in the West, far from my Arab roots. I began ‘Sex and the Citadel’ to help outsiders – like myself – to better comprehend this pivotal part of the world, up-close and personal. – Shereen El Feki

I’m grateful to be an American. I am grateful that we can be angry at the terrorist assault and at the same time be intelligent enough not to hold a grudge against every Arab and every Muslim. – Maya Angelou

I’m half Egyptian, and I’m Muslim. But I grew up in Canada, far from my Arab roots. Like so many who straddle East and West, I’ve been drawn, over the years, to try to better understand my origins. – Shereen El Feki

I’m hearing here that this Muslim movement, well, for women, is what we have to focus on. And women have been doing, I think, the right thing. Having the conversations, talking to people about that. – Dalia Mogahed

I’m Muslim but not really. My family did not care. And I always managed to skip religion classes when I was living in the Gulf, even when they were obligatory. – Yasmine Hamdan

I’m Muslim the way many of my Jewish friends are Jewish: I avoid pork, and I take the big holidays off. – Aasif Mandvi

I’m Muslim. I’m Palestinian. I’m a woman in a hijab. – Linda Sarsour

I’m not a perfect Muslim; I think none of us are perfect human beings. I do the five pillars of Islam, you know, I pray five times a day. – Sania Mirza

I’m not a practising Muslim. – Art Malik

I’m not going to allow this world to make my son scared of saying he’s a Muslim. – Rashida Tlaib

I’m not just a token Muslim. – Linda Sarsour

I’m not naive. I know perfectly well that there isn’t a single Arab or Muslim in the world who would say: There has to be a Jewish state in the Middle East. – Daniel Barenboim

I’m not so Pro-Israel’I’m Pro-Africa. Africa’s greatest enemy of all time is the Arab Muslim Empire’they enslaved us for one thousand years and have committed untold atrocities and genocides against the East African people. – Kola Boof

I’m not talking about reforming #Islam..it is to reform the Muslim minds & the Muslim understandings of the texts. – Tariq Ramadan

I’m not talking about the people. I have nothing against the people. I have nothing against the Indonesian people or the Arab people or the Muslim people. I’m talking about the ideology. – Geert Wilders

I’m not the strapping young Muslim socialist that I used to be. – Barack Obama

I’m not trying to represent all Muslim women. I’m trying to give voice to the silent majority. Unfortunately, I’m a bit loony. – Maysoon Zayid

I’m saying we’ve got big problems in our cities. It’s not very smart to make the problem bigger by letting in millions more immigrants from rural Muslim cultures that don’t assimilate. – Pim Fortuyn

I’m the first person to say don’t equate between terrorism and Islam. But at the same time, I’m not going to pretend that there isn’t a threat from some British Muslim homegrown extremists. – Mehdi Hasan

I’m used to always being different, in any context. People always want to know how I grew up, so I just say I grew up Muslim. That’s the truth. Two Muslim girls can write me two extremely different letters – and they do. Some are very supportive, and some question what I do. – Noureen DeWulf

I’m very proud to be of Muslim faith. – Rashida Tlaib

I’m working at trying to be a Christian, and that’s serious business. It’s like trying to be a good Jew, a good Muslim, a good Buddhist, a good Shintoist, a good Zoroastrian, a good friend, a good lover, a good mother, a good buddy – it’s serious business. – Maya Angelou

In 1985 as a teenager in Kenya, I was an adamant member of the Muslim Brotherhood. – Ayaan Hirsi Ali

In 1988, my mother led a nationwide election campaign, wrote a bestselling book, had her first child, and became the youngest and first female prime minister of the Muslim world. All in one year! For her detractors, this wasn’t good enough. She was unacceptable because she was a woman. – Bilawal Bhutto Zardari

In 2003, as a 21-year-old convert to Islam, I moved from Colorado to Cairo to see what life was like in a Muslim country. – G. Willow Wilson

In 2008, I spoke out against calling the president a Muslim as if that was a curse. And then in 2012, once again, I was very disturbed about some of the intolerance I was seeing in the party, so I made a statement saying there’s a level of intolerance in some parts of the Republican Party. And there was, and I think there still is. – Colin Powell

In 2010, I suggested that if you are a good Muslim with a good conscience, go and look for a better God, and I think that was juvenile of me. – Ayaan Hirsi Ali

In 2012, President Obama was faced with a new Egyptian leader, Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood. Instead of applying pressure to root him out, President Obama waived U.S. law and provided taxpayer aid to prop up the most radical elements within Egypt. – Mike Pompeo

In 2013, I started playing Fara Sherazi on ‘Homeland.’ I love playing her, not just because she’s a strong woman, but because for the first time, a Muslim woman is being portrayed on television as a regular person, rather than a cliche or collection of stereotypes. – Nazanin Boniadi

In a sense, by closing off the idea that young Muslims, and particularly young Muslim men, can be American heroes, it increases the chance that they’ll try to be some other kind of hero. And that, I think, is entirely counterproductive. – Mohsin Hamid

In adapting to life in the melting pot of America, I discovered that the same soft power of science has a huge influence in building bridges between cultures and religions – and has the potential to do so with the Muslim world. – Ahmed Zewail

In all likelihood, you’ve been treated by a Muslim doctor or served by a Muslim waiter or worked beside a Muslim computer programmer. Even if you think, ‘I don’t know any Muslims,’ it’s probably not true. – G. Willow Wilson

In America, now, let us – Christian, Jew, Muslim, agnostic, atheist, wiccan, whatever – fight nativism with the same strength and conviction that we fight terrorism. My faith calls on its followers to love one’s enemies. A tall order, that – perhaps the tallest of all. – Jon Meacham

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

In Arab Islamic society, it is traditionally taboo to criticize the lifestyle or personal philosophy of any practicing Muslim. – G. Willow Wilson

In France, they make you feel that you cannot be two things at the same time. You can’t be French and Arabic; you can’t be French and Muslim. – eL Seed

In Indonesia, I had spent two years at a Muslim school, two years at a Catholic school. In the Muslim school, the teacher wrote to tell my mother that I made faces during Koranic studies. – Barack Obama

In Islam, the word of the Prophet is final. No true Muslim can disown these verses or say that they would rewrite the offensive verses of the Koran. If they do, then they would have to run for their lives. – Subramanian Swamy

In just my own neighborhood, you can’t go one block without seeing a sign that says, you know, ‘Everyone’s welcome here,’ ‘Refugees are welcome here.’ I love my Muslim neighbors, and so there is truly this spirit of generosity and compassion and openness that still exists. – Ilhan Omar

In Morocco, a Muslim country, I got to hear the call to prayer five times a day. At first it felt kind of scary, kind of dangerous, because of the propaganda towards anything Muslim in the U.S. subconsciously coming out in me. By the end of the trip, it was so beautiful, and then not hearing it when I got back to L.A. really threw me off. – Mark Foster

In New York, a Jew is a Jew, an Italian is an Italian, a Muslim is a Muslim: Nobody’s going out of his way to treat you in a special way. – Peter Eisenman

In order to change the conversation about Muslims in American media, we need a diverse, unified movement of people who are willing to take a stand against anti-Muslim bias. – Aasif Mandvi

In our domain we neither allow any Muslim to change his religion nor allow any other religion to propagate its faith. – Abul A’la Maududi

In relation to Islam’s stance regarding terrorism, I can assure that Islam, never approves of any kind of terrorism. – M. Fethullah Gulen

In Rikers, you had the Italians over here, the Spanish over here, the Blacks here, then there would be your Christians here and your Muslim brotherhood here. It’s just like the outside, but in very closed quarters where you have to get along or else. The sense of claustrophobia in ‘Orange is the New Black’ – that’s real. – Sharon Jones

In San Francisco, I eat halal, which is kind of like Muslim kosher, and there’s this one Thai restaurant, and it’s right next to the ‘Great American Hall’. I’m there all the time whenever I’m in town; that’s my spot. – Yuna

In spite of this fact, the Western powers have never given sufficient importance to the Muslim world. They have always been inclined to treat it as a big backward and lethargic child. – Aly Khan

In ten Muslim countries you can get the death penalty just for being gay. If they were chopping the heads off of gay people in the Vatican, wouldn’t there be a greater outcry among liberals? – Bill Maher

In the 20th century, the Muslim world created a vision of religious nationalism. Turkey, for example, had to be ethnically Turkish. Kurds, Armenians, other minorities didn’t have a place in such a vision of a nation-state. – Feisal Abdul Rauf

In the last century the Arab thinker Jamal al-Afghani wrote: ‘Every Muslim is sick and his only remedy is in the Koran.’ Unfortunately the sickness gets worse the more the remedy is taken. – Conor Cruise O’Brien

In the Muslim world, I had seen that men with white complexions were more genuinely brotherly than anyone else had ever been. That… was the start of a radical alteration in my whole outlook about ‘white men.’ – Malcolm X

In the Muslim world, much of it, they cannot conceive of something coming out of the United States that wouldn’t be sanctioned by the government, because in their countries, everything is sanctioned by the government. – Bill Maher

In the Muslim world, there are many people who have been vocal and we have been very vocal against extremists. But how to win this battle is an ongoing battle. And we must continue to wage the battle for peace. – Feisal Abdul Rauf

In the name of the rule of law, democracy and human rights, we cannot accept that the rights of individuals (Arab or Muslim) be trampled upon, or that populations are targeted and discriminated against in the name of the war against terrorism. – Tariq Ramadan

In the past some of the most influential Jewish, Christian and Muslim theologians, such as Maimonides, Aquinas and Ibn Sina, made it clear that it was very difficult to speak about God, because when we confront the ultimate, we are at the end of what words or thoughts can do. – Karen Armstrong

In times of war, you often hear leaders ‘Christian, Jewish, and Muslim’ saying, ‘God is on our side.’ But that isn’t true. In war, God is on the side of refugees, widows, and orphans. – Greg Mortenson

Indeed My lord is near and responsive. – The Holy  Quran

Indeed, Allah does not wrong the people at all but it is the people who are wronging themselves. – Unknown

Indeed, Allah is ever knowing and wise. – The Holy Quran

Indeed, the Muslims have all the social evils of the Hindus and something more. That something more is the compulsory system of purdah for Muslim women. These burka women walking in the streets is one of the most hideous sights one can witness in India. – B. R. Ambedkar

India’s Muslims know that India is the only country in the world where Islam’s all 72 sects are found. No other nation, not even Muslim countries, have all the 72 sects of Islam. – Rajnath Singh

Indonesia is the world’s third-largest democracy. And we also have the world’s largest Muslim population. This demonstrates that democracy and Islam are not incompatible. Terrorism is not associated with any religion. – Joko Widodo

Instead of arguing about whether we’re allowed to describe Muslim terrorists as ‘Muslim terrorists,’ why don’t we argue about whether it’s a good idea to be letting in so many immigrants who then blow up the Boston Marathon? – Ann Coulter

Invest your energy into something that is going to contribute to your growth. – Unknown

Iran believes that before Imam Mahdi reappears, it must prepare a fertile ground for him and that it must control the Muslim world. – Mohammad bin Salman

Iran is central to our foreign policy in the Middle East, a major player in global energy markets, and a key country in terms of our interaction with the Muslim world. – Howard Berman

Iraq was home of the Abbasid Caliphate, a golden age when the Muslim world was at the forefront of math, science and medicine. – Richard Engel

Ironically, it was because I was raised as a Muslim in the South, that I realised the value in being true to who you really are. I’ve just got so many things going on inside. I don’t know how to resolve all of them other than being true to who I am. – Noureen DeWulf

Is there something wrong with being a Muslim in this country? The answer is “no.” That’s not America. – Colin Powell

Is there something wrong with being a Muslim in this country? The answer’s no. That’s not America. Is there something wrong with some seven-year-old Muslim American kid believing that he or she could be president? – Colin Powell

ISIL is more threatening to the Muslim world than it is to western civilization. – Richard Burr

ISIL is not ‘radical Islam.’ Hamas, Hezbollah, Fatah, the Muslim Brotherhood – these are radical Islamic groups. They resort to armed struggle and terrorism to move toward their goals. But they are also deeply political organizations that have internal rules, standards, and codes of conduct. – Malcolm Nance

Islam and democracy can coexist in peace. – M. Fethullah Gulen

Islam believes that Jesus is a prophet, and they honour him – highly – and they respect him, and they follow his teachings. So, for me, as somebody who was raised Muslim, it is an honour to actually play Jesus, just because of that. – Haaz Sleiman

Islam doesn’t need reform, we need to reform the Muslim mind. – Tariq Ramadan

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

Islam is a religion. It is not an ideology. For a Muslim, there is no such thing as to be against modernity. Why should a Muslim not be a modern person? I, as a Muslim, fulfill all the requirements of my religion, and I live in a democratic, social state. – Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Islam is not a religion of peace. Islam is a religion of war, and most Muslims don’t understand the true nature of Islam. – Mosab Hassan Yousef

Islam is the bridge between you and Jannah. – Unknown

Israel has military capabilities including nuclear weapons, far surpassing any other power in the Middle East, but it’s a small country. The rest of the Middle Eastern peoples are Muslim and Israelis are not, so it is hardly in any position to become the leading power. – Samuel P. Huntington

It does not matter to the killers if their victims are Christian or Muslim, Hindu or Humanist what matters is that they show that they can kill where they please. – Rowan Williams

It does our Muslim compatriots no favors to fuel suspicions and leave things unspoken. – Marine Le Pen

It is a groundless apprehension to seek other things in those who have no thought other than serving people; further than apprehension, it is paranoia! – M. Fethullah Gulen

It is absolutely correct to say that if you can’t learn from the events of Nazi Germany, you will not be able to grasp the … danger of the radical Muslim world today. You are simply hiding. – Alfons Heck

It is all too easy to draw conclusions and make sweeping judgments about millions of Muslim women based on fleeting television images. That is not right. – Queen Rania of Jordan

It is better for Muslims not to settle in non-Muslim societies. – Osama bin Laden

It is difficult to be called a Muslim; if one is truly a Muslim, then he may be called one. First, let him savor the religion of the Prophet as sweet; then, let his pride of his possessions be scraped away. – Sri Guru Granth Sahib

It is difficult to be patient but to waste the rewards of patience is worse. – Hazrat Abu-Bakr

It is every Muslim’s duty to fight those of a different belief until only Allah is worshipped around the world. Everybody has the opportunity to accept Allah and to change to the right path. – Abdul Sattar Abu Risha

It is far better to live like a lion for a day then to live like a jackal for hundred years. – Tipu Sultan

It is immoral to brand children with religion. ‘This is a Catholic child.’ ‘That is a Muslim child.’ I want everyone to flinch when they hear such a phrase, just as they would if they heard, ‘That is a Marxist child.’ – Richard Dawkins

It is important that the Muslim leaders, scholars, and intellectuals are much more vocal and explain what Islam is. – Tariq Ramadan

It is not permissible for a Muslim to buy products of the countries that are in a state of war with Islam and Muslims, for example, Israel. – Ali al-Sistani

It is only in the fundamentalist religions that women are relegated to second class. Radical Evangelicals, Muslims, and Jews all have the same view of women. – Sally Quinn

It is part of my faith as a Muslim to try to help those who are suffering from poverty or economic or political injustice. – Cat Stevens

It is the duty of every Muslim to fight. Killing Jews is top priority. – Osama bin Laden

It is the Muslim’s conception of himself as the khulifa of Allah on the earth that makes him the vortex of human history. Only as God’s khulifa, and hence only in proper commitment to the vision of Islam, may man act responsibly in the totality of space-time. – Ismail al-Faruqi

It is the strength of our culture that we can have Sonia Gandhi, who is Catholic, a Sikh prime minister, and a Muslim president. – Azim Premji

It is time, I suggest, to stop the practice of allowing Muslims to serve in the U.S. military. The reason is simple: the more devout a Muslim is, the more of a threat he is to national security. – Bryan Fischer

It is true that the Muslim world is not totally mistaken when it reproaches the West of Christian tradition of moral decadence and the manipulation of human life. … Islam has also had moments of great splendor and decadence in the course of its history. – Pope Benedict XVI

It isn’t those of us who oppose American aggression in the Muslim world who need manipulative, exploitative reminders about 9/11; it’s those who cheer for these policies who are making a follow-up attack ever more likely. – Glenn Greenwald

It makes me furious to hear haters of all skin colors – especially Christian, Jewish, and Muslim fundamentalists – deride other people because of their different beliefs and lifestyles. – Rita Dove

It matters not to be a Jewish or a Muslim or a Christian! What really matters is to be good by heart, to be honest and fair! – Mehmet Murat ildan

It may be politically incorrect to say, but it is nevertheless true that a terrorist today is exponentially more likely to be a Muslim than a Christian. – Robert Jeffress

It might be comforting to assume that intolerance is an aberration within Islam but discrimination against Christians or any other non-Muslim is in fact integral to orthodox Muslim teaching, and the more profound issue to the serious-minded is not the existence of sectarianism but its extent. – Michael Coren

It takes time,patience and endurance to become a devout Muslim. No one, not even God, expects anyone to become an angel overnight. That’s fortunate, I thought, because I sensed that the road ahead might be a long one. – Kristiane Backer

It took 200 years for the Crusaders to create [this] Muslim fanaticism. It was the exact imitation of Christian intolerance. – Terry Jones

It took me a long time to square with the fact that none of my experiences are typical – I’m not a typical American, but I’m also not a typical Muslim. – G. Willow Wilson

It took the Gulf War to demonstrate that America did want more than one friend in the Mideast, and also was willing to take and make major risks to prevent a small Muslim country, Kuwait, from being overrun and in effect stolen by Iraq. – Caspar Weinberger

It was 1989, and the word ‘Muslim’ wasn’t even really used in Britain at the time; you were either black or Asian. – Leila Aboulela

It would be false if I claim that the Congress has in the past not let down its ideology, especially pertaining to Muslim community. – Mahesh Bhatt

It’s always been my belief that the victory of Islam will never take place until a Muslim state is established.. in the heart of the Islamic world. – Bill Vaughan

It’s been our experience that any time a Muslim community anywhere seeks to expand or establish a mosque or some other kind of institution, there will be some type of opposition, when you scratch the surface, often there is a tremendous level of bigotry and stereotyping in the opposition. – Ibrahim Hooper

It’s getting worse under Prime Minister Modi. The economic miracle has failed, to a degree, and people are reaching back to a kind of imagined Hindu past for a feeling of pride. And that feeling of pride necessarily comes from denying any kind of Muslim heritage. People my age seem to be becoming illiberal in a way that I’m surprised by. – Karan Mahajan

It’s hard to imagine any Muslim fessing up to their secret proclivity for Sharia law knowing they would be deported if they gave the wrong answer. – Peter Bergen

It’s important that we work very closely with moderate Muslim forces locally, nationally and internationally. – Gijs de Vries

It’s nice to fool around with clothes, and that comes from some recklessness. I suddenly feel like wearing a lungi and a jacket, and now I have the access to do what I want. When I was doing theatre, my Muslim friends would invite me to an Iftar party, and I’d go wearing a dhoti while others would be in a kurta-pyjama. – Vijay Deverakonda

It’s no surprise that the Bush administration’s bullying swagger and blithe ignorance have caused much of the Muslim world to hold the U.S. in rock-bottom regard. – Graydon Carter

It’s patently impossible for a Muslim character to represent ‘all Muslims.’ – G. Willow Wilson

It’s possible that the 2012 general-election race will be the least overtly religious one since 1972, the last campaign before Roe v. Wade and the rise of Jimmy Carter brought evangelicalism into the political mainstream. That’s because faith remains a complicated issue for Obama, who is still wrongly thought to be a Muslim in some quarters. – Jon Meacham

It’s very alarming to see what’s happening in the Muslim world. And it’s about time we come to our senses and realize that moderation is the only path that will ensure peace and stability for the Muslim world, and for the wider world. – Najib Razak

I’ve always said I’m the worst representative of Muslim-Americans that’s ever existed, because I’ve been inside more bars than mosques. – Aasif Mandvi

I’ve become a true Muslim. It’s giving me happiness. It’s made me become content as a man and helped me to grow. I’ve just got faith in it, and it has definitely helped me become the man I am today. – Sonny Bill Williams

I’ve found just the right amount of balance in my life. I’m this pop artist in America, but I’m also Malaysian. And I’m also Muslim. – Yuna

I’ve got a lot of back-up because my father was a Catholic, my mother was a Protestant, I was educated by Jews and I’m married to a Muslim. So I won’t lose out on a technicality. – Michael Caine

I’ve got many letters from Muslim organizations thanking me for making ‘Kingdom of Heaven.’ – Ridley Scott

I’ve lost count of the number of websites that try to ‘out’ every Muslim in public life as an extremist or Islamist of some shape or form. – Mehdi Hasan

I’ve never gotten up in front of a Muslim congregation and played the role of a religious leader, and I decline those invitations because that’s not what I am. – Keith Ellison

I’ve realized that it’s important to stop trying to think I’m any one thing. People are confused as to their identity and try to cling to one aspect of that identity to describe what they are: American, Republican, Muslim. These are really incomplete. – Mohsin Hamid

I’ve skewered whites, blacks, Hispanics, Christians, Jews, Muslims, gays, straights, rednecks, addicts, the elderly, and my wife. As a standup comic, it is my job to make sure the majority of people laugh, and I believe that comedy is the last true form of free speech. – Jeff Dunham

I’ve worked for over 11 years in the Muslim world, and the one thing that I feel like I’ve learned – who’s to say if it’s true or not true, it’s just my experience – is that men don’t like to see really strong, aggressive women in that area of the world. – Lynsey Addario

Jamal Khashoggi was a Muslim Brotherhood operative, and so I don’t really feel sympathy for him. – Laura Loomer

Jewish, Christian, and Muslim theologians have insisted for centuries that God does not exist and that there is ‘nothing’ out there; in making these assertions, their aim was not to deny the reality of God but to safeguard God’s transcendence. – Karen Armstrong

Jihad’ can mean holy war to extremists, but it means struggle to the average Muslim. – Feisal Abdul Rauf

John McCain has not spoken about my Muslim faith. – Barack Obama

Jordan has to show the Arab world that there’s another way of doing things. We’re a monarchy, yes, but if we can show democracy that leads to a two-, three-, four-party system – left, right and center – in a couple of years’ time, then the Muslim Brotherhood will no longer be something to contend with. – Abdullah II of Jordan

Just as there is no such thing as Christian physics or Muslim Algebra, we will see tht there is no such thing as Christian or Muslim morality. – Sam Harris

Just like in Christianity or Buddhism, obviously there are certain practices that dictate one’s life, but I don’t think you can say all Muslim women are a certain way. – Nia Long

Justice is the most important thing. In a plural society like Malaysia, you cannot have two laws – one law for the Muslim, one law for the non-Muslim. – Mahathir Mohamad

‘Khalifa’ is Arabic, it means successor, leader, shining light. My granddad is Muslim and he gave me that name. – Wiz Khalifa

King George III may have been a greedy ‘control freak,’ but at least he was a Christian. The United States is being run by a Muslim bent on furthering an Islamic caliphate who seeks to destroy our spirituality and the body politic of our Judeo-Christian roots. – Larry Klayman

Knowledge without action is vanity, and action without knowledge is insanity. – Imam Ghazali

Left to the mercies of their communities, Muslim women and children remain in abusive households and face losing their financial security over issues like child maintenance and inheritance through the judgments of ‘sharia’ courts. – Deeyah Khan

Let go of anything that brings you stress and sorrow. – Ali Ibn Talib

Let’s make two things clear: Isil is not ‘Islamic.’ No religion condones the killing of innocents, and the vast majority of Isil’s victims have been Muslim. And Isil is certainly not a state. – Barack Obama

Let’s not fall into the trap of thinking that all of our Muslim American neighbors in this country are somehow our enemies here. They are our first line of defense. – Martin O’Malley

Let’s not play games. I was suggesting – you’re absolutely right that John McCain has not talked about my Muslim faith. – Barack Obama

Let’s respect, love & care for our Mothers everyday. – Dr. Bilal Philips

Let’s stop hiding behind a pseudo-respect of cultures, in a sickening relativism that’s only a mask for our cowardice, our cynicism, and our powerlessness. I, born Muslim, Moroccan, and French, I will say it to you: Sharia makes me vomit. – Leila Slimani

Liberty in Islam is the liberty to be a Muslim, democracy likewise, individualism likewise. – James Buchan

Like all children I had taken my father for granted. Now that I had lost him, I felt an emptiness that could never be filled. But I did not let myself cry, believing as a Muslim that tears pull a spirit earthward and won’t let it be free. – Benazir Bhutto

Look at the Afghans, during the time of the Soviet invasion. They were among the poorest Muslims in the world, yet they were sustained by their faith in God, and God alone. – Abu Bakar Bashir

Look, yes, I’m a Muslim woman and I want to bring my community to the table, but I also want to make sure that I’m not being tokenized. – Linda Sarsour

Love is not Haram in Islam – it is how you handle and go about it that can turn it into haram. – Nouman Ali Khan

Many immigrant groups have faced hostility. The Irish did in their time. Jews did. Italians did – and now, Muslim immigrants. – Tom Gjelten

Many Muslim countries are closed to missionaries, a policy Christians see as a denial of religious liberty. – Bob Abernethy

Many Muslim parents are authoritarian, which leaves young men and women with limited spaces to express themselves. Self-expression and autonomy are regarded as symptoms of ‘Westernisation.’ – Deeyah Khan

Many Muslims honor people of other faiths and do not kill. – Paul Weyrich

Many people in the West do not realise how oppressive some Muslim states are – both for men and for women. This is a cultural issue, not an Islamic one. – Hamza Yusuf

Many Skin colors. One Ummah. No Racism in Islam. – Unknown

Many times I have asked Muslim women not to nurture the victim mentality. stand up for your rights. – Tariq Ramadan

Many travelers get into trouble in places like Dubai by assuming that it is sufficiently Western for them to drink as they do back home. But elsewhere in the Muslim world, it is quite controlled, and the non-Muslim will be steered down a fairly narrow path. – Lawrence Osborne

Marseille has a big Muslim community. The good thing is it is a melting point: all nationalities in there. Everyone is fine with each other. It is really close to North Africa, to Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, so a lot of them come from there. – Samir Nasri

May Allah bless Iran, bless the leadership of Iran, and bless our Muslim Umrah to throw off the yoke of neo-colonialism, and the divisions that Shaitan is exploiting, causing us to fight and kill one another. – Louis Farrakhan

Mecca and Medinah is a very special place in the hearts of every Muslim but particularly for every Afghan. – Ashraf Ghani

Men and women have equal rewards for their deeds. – The Holy Quran

Middle Eastern Muslim countries are not only important for Afghanistan due to common culture and faith, but also because of economic benefits. – Ashraf Ghani

Mike Huckabee and indeed many of the Christian conservatives in the U.S. have far more in common with the Muslim Brotherhood than they’d like to admit, in that all of them very much want to see a role of religion in society. – Reza Aslan

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

Morality comes from religion? There are no Baptist babies or Catholic babies or Muslim babies. Religion is imposed on children by adults and society, and morality is an evolutionary adaptation. Period. – Kelli Jae Baeli

More people died on 9/11, in one day, at the hand of Muslim terrorists than during the Inquisition. – Robert Jeffress

More than a decade and half after 9/11, U.S. military actions in countries such as Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan and several other Muslim nations are governed by the Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) that was passed in the days immediately after 9/11. – Peter Bergen

Most black families have roots, whether Christian, Muslim or other religions, and that journey is unique for each individual. – Omar Epps

Most governments are pragmatic, most people are logical. There are pockets of extremism in Israel, in the U.S. and in the Muslim world. But we have to fight them with reason, with logic and with compassion. – Al-Waleed bin Talal

Most Muslim charities are run by good people. – William Shawcross

Most Muslim women know it is fear and curiosity that cause people to stare. They know it is ignorance and stereotypes that cause people to suppose that a piece of material covering the hair strips a woman of the ability to speak English, pursue a career, work a remote control. – Randa Abdel-Fattah

Most Muslims do not ‘choose’ Islam in the way that they choose to become doctors or lawyers, nor even in the way that they choose to become fans of Coldplay or Radiohead. Most Muslims, like people of any faith, are born into their religion. – Mohsin Hamid

Most of my Muslim friends are politically liberal in a lot of senses. They are far more open-minded than the Christian circles I grew up in, which are, you know, actually scarier. That said, too, I still identify with the teachings of Jesus. I don’t think they resemble or relate to modern-day Christianity. – Craig Thompson

MRA is the good road of an ideology inspired by God upon which all can unite. Catholic, Jew and Protestant, Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist and Confucianist – all find they can change, where needed, and travel along this good road together. – Frank Buchman

Mubarak’s regime is dead and finished. People will not go back to this. This is a farce being propagated by the Muslim Brotherhood to say that this revolution was supported by the remnants of the Mubarak regime. They have gone against the whole Egyptian society, and this is why they were removed. – Naguib Sawiris

Muhammad Ali put an end to the idea that you can’t be an American and a Muslim. – Hamza Yusuf

Music, performance, and a woman is very rarely accepted within Muslim communities. – Deeyah Khan

Muslim Americans in general tend to be an underrepresented political group. – Matt Apuzzo

Muslim anger has, of course, been stoked by America’s war in Iraq and by Israel’s brutal policies toward Palestine and Lebanon. – Amitava Kumar

Muslim brothers be damned; they’re our greatest enemies. You know yourself that I’m a Muslim, even a fanatical Muslim. But that does nothing to alter my opinion of the Arabs. – Mohammed Reza Pahlavi

Muslim citizens should never be classified according to their creed, origin, ancestry or culture. After all, I don’t define my political or social position by reference to the Christian faith. – Gilles Kepel

Muslim communities themselves, as they expect mainstream society to stand down racists, must do more to also stand down the Islamist extremists. – Maajid Nawaz

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Muslim Quotes

Muslim delegates concerned about rights in Palestine could have brought their enthusiasm closer to home by addressing the fate of black Christians being slaughtered and enslaved in the Sudan. – Jack Schwartz

Muslim girls, we love fashion! Whether we wear the hijab or not – it’s our choice – and it’s time the industry took note. Finally, fashion stores are open to that idea. – Yuna

Muslim immigrants like himself encounter prejudice here [in U.S.] but also find political and religious freedom. – Tom Gjelten

Muslim’ is not a political party. ‘Muslim’ is not a single culture. Muslims go to war with each other. There are more Muslims in India, Russia and China than in most Muslim-majority nations. ‘Muslim’ is not a homogenous entity. – Maajid Nawaz

Muslim leaders should ask themselves what exactly their relationship is to a political movement that encourages young men to kill and maim on religious grounds. – Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Muslim moderates, wherever they are, must be given every tool necessary to win a war of ideas with their co-religionists. Otherwise, we will have to win some very terrible wars in the future. – Sam Harris

Muslim organisations tend to have a low level of organisation. The communities in Europe are quite diverse. – Gijs de Vries

Muslim societies must leave behind these dual aspects: secularism/Islamism. – Tariq Ramadan

Muslim traders and philanthropists should make it a point that if the weapon of public opinion is to be used, it is to be kept in the hand. – Osama bin Laden

Muslim views are not a monolithic blob. – Mona Eltahawy

Muslim women can save the world from ISIS. – Deeyah Khan

Muslim women deplore misogyny just as western women do, and they know that Islamic societies also oppress them; why wouldn’t they? But liberation, for them does not encompass destroying their identity, religion, or culture, and many of them want to retain the veil. – Katharine Viner

Muslim women had to go out in purdah, that heavy sheet that covers even the eyes. Hindu women had to go out in the doli, a kind of closed sedan chair like a catafalque. My mother always told me about these things with bitterness and rage. – Indira Gandhi

Muslim women must stand up and speak out about who we are, what we believe and where we are going. I think we need to know that our counterparts in the west are also willing to listen and reciprocate. – Queen Rania of Jordan

Muslims are terrorists, but all terrorists are Muslim. – Brian Kilmeade

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

Muslims must speak out and explain who they are, what they believe in, what they stand for, what is the meaning of their life. They must have the courage to denounce what is said and done by certain Muslims in the name of their religion. – Tariq Ramadan

Muslims want the whole world to be Muslim. Christians want the whole world to be Christian. Catholics, Protestants, Mormons. They’re all the same. Far out, right? Everyone wants the world to be like them. – Peter Fonda

My argument is focused on the fact that a relatively small percentage of the world’s Muslim countries are impacted by this order. Stated differently, this executive order is a singularly ineffective – in legal parlance, it would be called under-inclusive – form of a Muslim ban. – David B. Rivkin

My characters are not role-model Muslims, but they struggle to make choices using Muslim logic. – Leila Aboulela

My dad is Arab. I’m not Muslim, but half of family is, so I see a lot of injustice happening in the portrayal of Muslims that they don’t have any heroes. – Lexi Alexander

My dad was a Muslim and would pray five times a day. I would pray with him as much as I could, in the morning before school. Sometimes he would tell us moralistic tales about genies, magic carpets and wondrous lands. My mother is not religious – she’s just English. – Bat for Lashes

My dad was a strict Muslim. He had a lot of rules. – Fantastic Negrito

My experience in relation to taking on the preachers of hate was saying to them it’s compatible being British, being Western, being Muslim. – Sadiq Khan

My faith and my identity as a Muslim – I never saw it as something that made my job harder. It’s just an aspect of who I am. – Keith Ellison

My family are observant Muslims, but I’ve come to the faith through an intellectual conviction, and that’s something that they’ve taught me. It’s never been forced upon me. They’ve given me a very strong identity as an Australian Muslim. – Randa Abdel-Fattah

My family is Muslim. But I don’t consider myself a very devout Muslim, but a cultural Muslim, whatever that means. – Aasif Mandvi

My father was an atheist and he always described himself as a Serb. OK, maybe we were Muslim for 250 years, but we were orthodox before that and deep down we were always Serbs, religion cannot change that. We only became Muslims to survive the Turks. – Emir Kusturica

My father was Muslim, and my mom is Christian, and we moved from New Orleans to Oakland, so I always had this appreciation for different cultures. – Yahya Abdul-Mateen II

My father worked as a mechanical draftsman at Mazagaon Docks and is a Catholic. My mum was a Muslim, so my parents broke quite a few rules to get married. – Ileana D’Cruz

My films often have a spiritual dimension which comes from my Muslim background, and I’m happy to tackle that in cinema. – Asif Kapadia

My first wife is a good woman, I still can’t say nothing bad about her other than the fact that we had a difference on religion. She wanted someone who was a Muslim who shared those values. And I was like a heathen. I had to stay home on Sundays and watch the football game. – August Wilson

My goal is to send a message to Muslim women and young women everywhere that it’s okay to break stereotypes and be yourself. – Halima Aden

My goal, if I could have an ultimate goal, is to have new leaders emerge from within the Muslim community who are not defensive: who, day in, day out, are willing to denounce radicalizations, denounce the attempts by al Qaeda to go into their communities. – Peter T. King

My grandmother was a Muslim. My mother is Christian. And I don’t know what I am, but I believe in God. – Gbenga Akinnagbe

My great blessing is my son, but I have daughters. I have white ones and Black ones and fat ones and thin ones and pretty ones and plain. I have gay ones and straight. I have daughters. I have Asian ones, I have Jewish ones, I have Muslim ones. – Maya Angelou

My husband is as much a proud Muslim as I am a proud Hindu. That’s the beauty of our nation – and our marriage, too. – Urmila Matondkar

My identity comprises of more than just my faith. I am a proud Muslim, but I am also a liberal, a Briton, a Pakistani, a Londoner, a father, a product of the globalised world who speaks English, Arabic and Urdu. – Maajid Nawaz

My job to the Muslim world is to communicate that the Americans are not your enemy. We sometimes make mistakes. We have not been perfect. – Barack Obama

My kids are the reason I continue to strive for something better. They know – as kids who are Muslim, Somali, black Americans – that they’ve always been part of a struggle and that change isn’t easy. – Ilhan Omar

My message to everyone is that we truly are one, and the minute you see me as the person, not just as the Muslim – when you see me as Adeel Alam and not just the character on TV – when you see past all of that, we are all the same, and we are all just one. – Mustafa Ali

My mom and my aunties are really devout Christians. My mom married a Muslim when I was 12, so I got teachings from both sides and then other sides because I wanted to find out which way to go. So not only Christianity and Islam, but Confucianism, Shintoism, Taoism, Buddhism, and Judaism. I tried to read everything. – Tech N9ne

My mom is a Pan-Africanist. My dad is still Orthodox Sunni Muslim, but he’s super fun. He worked in television for years. He was a Black Panther. – SZA

My mom works at the VA; she’s been working at the VA for 15 plus years, and yet she’s helping so many veterans coming back from brown Muslim countries, and my mom treats them. It’s this weird – sometimes I feel torn. It’s this dual identity. I’m so proud to be American, and at the same time, I disagree with our foreign policy. – Hasan Minhaj

My mother is a Chitrapur Saraswat from Mangalore and half-Telugu, and my father is a Bohri Muslim. My mother’s father, J Rameshwar Rao, was the Raja of Wanaparthy, a principality of Hyderabad. He was influenced by the socialist movement and became the first Raja to give up his title. – Aditi Rao Hydari

My mother is a Muslim – she walks five steps behind my father. She doesn’t have to. He just looks better from behind. – Shazia Mirza

My mother is an ordained minister. I’m a Muslim. She didn’t do back flips when I called her to tell her I converted 17 years ago. But I tell you now, you put things to the side, and I’m able to see her, and she’s able to see me. We love each other. The love has grown. – Mahershala Ali

My mother was a Muslim and dad a Hindu. I got the best upbringing that anyone could. Never did I see any angst in my family owing to that: each practiced their own religion. My existence is the harmony that these two communities can achieve if they try. – Mahesh Bhatt

My mother’s family is Christian: her father was a Baptist lay preacher, and her brother, in a leap of Anglican upward mobility, became a vicar in the Church of Wales. But my mother converted to Islam on marrying my father. She was not obliged to; Muslim men are free to marry ahl al-kitab, or people of the Book – among them, Jews and Christians. – Shereen El Feki

My mum is a rock star, and I idolise her. She was born in a conservative Muslim family, where the girls were not educated much, and she was required to wear a burkha. She felt repressed but dreamt of driving her own car, walking around in jeans and wearing sunglasses, and she did. – Ileana D’Cruz

My national identity is first American. My religious identity is first Muslim. – Dalia Mogahed

My observance as a practicing Muslim in the NBA is somewhat uncommon. Since joining the league in 2011, my dedication to my faith has aroused the curiosity of teammates, coaches, trainers and fans. – Enes Kanter

My parents are really conservative. My dad is Muslim, and my mom is the most conservative woman you’ve ever met. They’re very aristocratic in the most quaint suburban way. – SZA

My Success is only by Allah. – The Holy Quran

My upbringing was completely liberal from the start. In fact, I didn’t even have a Muslim identity. – Maajid Nawaz

My whole family was Muslim, and most of the people I knew were Muslim. – Maya Soetoro-Ng

My wife and I have what’s known as mixed marriage. I am a Methodist, she is a Muslim. So we’re keeping it in the M’s. – Grover Norquist

Neither Muslims nor anyone else truly worships the true God if they reject Jesus as he really is in the Gospels. – John Piper

Never break a Muslim’s heart by refusing what he offers you, when you know that anything that comes to you through him is in reality from Allah, and he is only His powerless and compelled means. – Abdullah ibn Alawi al-Haddad

Never doubt the mercy of Allah. He can take us out from the deepest of troubles.Never lose hope. – Dr. Bilal Philips

Never think that any request you have is too much for Allah. He says: “BE” And it is. – Unknown

Never think that you are alone when facing hardships , The teacher is always quiet during a test. – Nouman Ali Khan

Nirvana is something within you. It is not an external reality. No god thunders down from the mountaintop. Just as the great mystics in the Christian, Jewish and Muslim faiths all discovered, God is within the self. God is virtually inseparable from ourselves. – Karen Armstrong

No country in Europe has a larger proportion of men and women of immigrant descent, mainly from the African continent and mainly Muslim: an estimated six to seven million of them, or more than 10% of the population. – Timothy Garton Ash

No Matter How Hurt
You Are, You Will Always Find Comfort With Allah. – Unknown

No matter whether you are black or white, man or woman, gay or straight, Christian, Muslim, or Jew, we all share the same emotions, the same human condition. – James Blunt

No Muslim country has ever done as much as Turkey to make itself over in the image of a European nation-state; the country’s westernised elite brutally imposed secularism, among other things, on its devout population of peasants. – Pankaj Mishra

No one besides ALLAH can rescue a soul from hardship. – The Holy Quran 53:58

No one can be a true Muslim and a true American simultaneously. – Wafa Sultan

No one can have two viewpoints about terrorism. There is no religion of terrorism. I am often asked my viewpoint on this, maybe because i am very proud to be a Muslim. – Shah Rukh Khan

No one questioned “who is a Serb, who is a Croat, who is a Muslim (Bosniak)” we were all one people, that’s how it was back then, and I still think it is that way today. – Josip Broz Tito

Nobody has the right – even a Muslim – to talk for all Muslims. – Sebastian Gorka

Not Christian or Jew or Muslim, not Hindu, Buddhist, Sufi or zen. Not any religion or cultural system. I am not of the East, nor of the West…. My place is placeless, a trace of the traceless. – Rumi

Not every Muslim is out to get us. – Brian Kilmeade

Now the canvas is not just my country Pakistan, but now the canvas is the entire world. Now the canvas is the entire ummah (Muslim nation). – Junaid Jamshed

O ye who believe! Avoid suspicion as much (as possible): for suspicion in some cases is a sin: And spy not on each other behind their backs. – Holy Quran 49:12

Obama has no way to conceal that Osama was executed in front of his children and wives, who are now under the custody of the authorities of Pakistan, a Muslim country of almost 200 million inhabitants, whose laws have been violated, its national dignity offended, and its religious traditions desecrated. – Fidel Castro

Obama is not a secret Kenyon, or a secret Muslim, he’s a secret Republican. – Bill Maher

Obama’s entire foreign policy was predicated on the notion that by existing, he would bridge all gaps and bury all hatchets. Instead, the Muslim world burns his picture even as he tells them he respects their radicalism. It turns out that diversity is a one-way street for the devotees of global Islam. – Ben Shapiro

Obviously, there’s always a battle over philosophical leanings and persuasions, but the bottom line here is that Americans need to understand that this is an ideology in jihadist terrorism that is dangerous beyond words, and we need the moderate Muslim voices to be heard here if this is to be diminished in Islam itself. – Trent Franks

Offend a Christian and he is obliged to pray for your salvation. Offend a Muslim and he is obliged to murder you.Robert Stacy McCain

On Fox News, Donald Trump said Obama’s birth certificate could indicate that he’s a Muslim. Trump said he doesn’t trust anyone with a foreign-sounding name, and neither does his daughter Ivanka. – Conan O’Brien

On the Continent and elsewhere in the West, native populations are aging and fading and being supplanted remorselessly by a young Muslim demographic. – Mark Steyn

Once you start listening to the comics, be they Jewish, Muslim, Italian, Filipino or whatever, the material often springs from the same source – the overbearing mom, the parents who want you to marry from within your community. That’s why the ‘Ethnic Show’ works so well. – Maz Jobrani

One has to inculcate a feeling that if I build a road, then a Hindu or a Muslim or a Parsi or a Christian can walk on that road. We all have equal right to share water, electricity, or road. – Smriti Irani

One has to wonder what Donald Trump will say next as he ramps up his anti-Muslim bigotry. Where is there left for him to go? Are we talking internment camps? Are we talking the final solution to the Muslim question? I feel like I’m back in the 1930s. – Ibrahim Hooper

One of the big mistakes of the Moroccan elite and the elite in the Muslim world was to be afraid of the conservatives. They are fighting for their ideas. Why shouldn’t we fight for our ideas? – Leila Slimani

One of the challenges that happened in Europe is that in accepting many Muslim people they didn’t explain to them that those countries have particular values like equality of all people before the law. Islam does not accept people are equal before the law. – Mark Durie

One of the great strengths of the United States is… we have a very large Christian population – we do not consider ourselves a Christian nation or a Jewish nation or a Muslim nation. We consider ourselves a nation of citizens who are bound by ideals and a set of values. – Barack Obama

One of the misperceptions that exists in the Muslim world, which needs to be fixed, is the perception that Muslims in America are – are – are living in – in very, very, very bad circumstances. They cannot practice religion freely. It is not the truth at all. The fact is, we are practicing. We fast, we pray, we do our prayers. – Feisal Abdul Rauf

One of the people in the world I hate the most is Osama bin Laden, because he tarred the bright face of Islam. – M. Fethullah Gulen

One of the problems we’re facing is, in my view, that there are no globalized, youth-led, grassroots social movements advocating for democratic culture across Muslim-majority societies. – Maajid Nawaz

One of the themes of ‘The Longest War,’ my book, which came out before the Arab spring happened, was how al-Qaida and bin Laden was losing the war of ideas in the Muslim world, not because the United States was winning them, but because al-Qaida was simply losing them. – Peter Bergen

One of the things I’ve thought about ‘Midnight’s Children’ is that it is a novel which puts a Muslim family at the centre of the Indian experience. – Salman Rushdie

One thing I agree with Donald Trump on is, there’s something going on in the Muslim world. – Michael T. Flynn

One thing that I feel very, very strongly is that we talk about Islamic countries, Islamic people, Islamic leaders, as either moderates or extremists. It’s almost like there are only two categories of Muslims. And actually, that doesn’t show respect. It shows lack of understanding of the diversity of Muslim thought. – David Miliband

One who commits terror cannot stay as Muslim. – M. Fethullah Gulen

One-fifth of Americans, 20% believe that Barak Obama is, himself, a Muslim and in fact – amongst Republicans that number is almost 40%. Polls show in this country, that the more you disagree with Barak Obama’s domestic policies, the more likely you are to think that he is a Muslim. – Reza Aslan

Only in America can the first-generation Indian American Muslim kid get on the stage and make fun of the president. – Hasan Minhaj

Osama bin Laden characterized his terrorist activities as ‘defensive jihad,’ provoked by ‘debauched infidels’ bent on enslaving the Muslim world. The lead industry blamed ‘ignorant parents’ for applying lead paint to juvenile furniture.Albert Bandura

Osama bin Laden’s death has been in the news all day. Leftish stations are going, ‘President Obama saves the world.’ Stations on the right are going, ‘Obama kills fellow Muslim.’ – Craig Ferguson

Our brothers and sisters in Muslim countries can’t celebrate Christmas-or any aspect of their faith-openly for fear of persecution and death. And yet we, with all our freedoms, often choose to make Christmas a celebration of commercialism! – Erwin W. Lutzer

Our culture is a very diverse one, and I think now it is incredibly dangerous and very wrong to persecute Muslims and say there is something wrong with being a Muslim. – Chrystia Freeland

Our ideals are under the constant threat of extremism, whether in the form of radical Muslim groups or the emergence of other elements seeking to deny the rights and freedoms of others. – Reuven Rivlin

Our Jewish friends are no more responsible for the actions of Israel or the Netanyahu Government than our Muslim friends are for those of various self-styled Islamic states or organisations – .Jeremy Corbyn

Our mission… it will be difficult, it will take time, it will be demanding for all men and women… will be to act in such a way that French people of the Muslim faith are always more proud of being French than of being Muslim. – Emmanuel Macron

Our Muslim friends must learn from previous waves of immigration. – Edward Leigh

Our relationship with Israel is another reason we’re being attacked. But an American politician – whether Muslim or not – who criticizes Israel as a martyrdom operation in American politics cannot survive as an official or as a politician. – Michael Scheuer

Our success and failure is in the hands of Allah, not people. If He is with you, no one can harm you. – Unknown

Pakistan and Afghanistan are not mere neighbours, we are more than that, we are connected by Muslim bond of brotherhood. – Ashraf Ghani

Pakistan not only means freedom and independence but the Muslim Ideology which has to be preserved, which has come to us as a precious gift and treasure and which, we hope other will share with us.Muhammad Ali Jinnah

Pakistanis can’t trust. They’ve seen in history that people, particularly politicians, are corrupt. And they’re misguided by people in the name of Islam. They’re told: ‘Malala is not a Muslim, she’s not in purdah, she’s working for America.’ – Malala Yousafzai

Paradise lies at the feet of the mother. So how can a Chechen, a Muslim, violate the rights of women? – Ramzan Kadyrov

Part of me has always resisted the Western clichèd image of Muslim women, depicting them as nothing more than silent victims. My art, without denying repression, is a testimony to unspoken female power and the continuing protest in Islamic culture. – Shirin Neshat

Part of the French political class is realising that there is are large number of Muslim people coming from the ghettos who want to make themselves heard, politically, especially about foreign policy issues. Its electoral weight can bring back to the forefront the Palestinian issue. – Tariq Ramadan

People came as immigrants from all over the world, and Hindu and Muslim and Buddhist and Sikh communities became part of the landscape of the U.S. – Diana L. Eck

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

People from all over the world were killed in the attacks on the World Trade Centre. They came from many different cultural, ethnic and religious backgrounds. Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Hindu believers were killed together as they worked in the towers. – David Blunkett

People lament that there’s no roles being written for South Asian or Muslim characters. But their parents don’t want their children to go into the entertainment field. You don’t get it both ways. – Aasif Mandvi

People Of Alhamdulillah
Don’t Have Time To Complain. – Unknown

People see me as Andre first. Then they see me as someone who happens to be a Muslim. – Andre Carson

People think a Muslim has to have a turban or a big beard. It’s stupid. – T-Pain

People value Halloween, like Valentine’s Day, because they can tell themselves that it’s not merely secularized but actually secular, which is to say, not Christian, Jewish, Hindu or Muslim. – Amity Shlaes

People’s identities as Indians, as Asians, or as members of the human race, seemed to give way – quite suddenly – to sectarian identification with Hindu, Muslim, or Sikh communities. – Amartya Sen

Perhaps we should worry less about judging people for being Mormon or Baptist or Muslim or gay or straight or black or white or Latino or by their religious or political brands and worry more about electing thoughtful, serious and ethical politicians on both sides of the political isle who are willing to work together for progress. – Charity Sunshine Tillemann-Dick

Plays can create empathy. If you put a Muslim character on stage, and make him a full character, you’re making it possible for the audience to feel empathy, and a little empathy on both sides would help. – Motti Lerner

Practising Islam Beautifies Ones Character If It’s Making You Intolerable Impatient And Grumpy Then You’re Doing it Wrong – Unknown

President Obama held a ceremony at the White House to celebrate the first night of Hanukkah. In response, Republicans said, ‘It’s even worse than we thought. He’s a Jewish Muslim.’ – Conan O’Brien

President Trump’s executive order creating a Muslim ban undermines the foundational ideals of the United States, a nation founded by immigrants. – Mike Quigley

Progressives are concerned about reports of Muslim students feeling ‘marginalized’ and discriminated against after the shooting massacre by an Islamic terrorist in Orlando, but there is little concern that – for years – students in the United States have been taught to dislike their country. – Rush Limbaugh

Protect yourself from Muslim vampires by making your neck non-halal. – Stephen Colbert

Proud to be a Muslim isn’t a stamp you have on your heart, it’s a light you have in your heart. – Tariq Ramadan

Put your trust in Allah – he will see you through everything. – Nouman Ali Khan

Radicalization does not happen to young people with a strong grounding in the American Muslim mainstream; increasingly, it happens online, and sometimes abroad, among the isolated and disaffected. – Suhaib Webb

Rags, wretchedness, poverty and dirt, those signs and symbols that indicate the presence of [Muslim] rule more surely than the crescent-flag itself, abound. – Mark Twain

Rather than stressing about things we cannot control, pray to The One in control and find relief. – Unknown

Real Muslims have never seen, and cannot see terrorism as a way for solving their problems. – M. Fethullah Gulen

Real religion is not about being a Christian or a Jew or a Muslim. Real religion is about loving God, & dedicating ones life to be an instrument of Gods compassion, kindness towards other living beings. – Radhanath Swami

Realize that a Muslim will know that his wife was seen naked in this machine. You know what would be the reaction?… Terrible. I believe there’s technology out there that can identify bomb-type materials without necessarily, overly invading our privacy. – Isaac Yeffet

Religion is a huge part of me; I’m a practicing Muslim. I’m pretty much open about it if people were to answer questions. At the end of the day, I’m just a normal girl. I have my own beliefs just like everyone else. I have a strong belief in something, but I also love music. – Yuna

Religion must not be exploited as a political instrument. – M. Fethullah Gulen

Religion to me is when man gets a hold of spirituality: “My god is right, yours is wrong.” Religion to me is the human condition. “If you’re a Muslim, you can’t be a Christian.” That to me is religion. – Denzel Washington

Religions cannot change you. If you are angry, you will become an angry Muslim or Hindu. If you are righteous, you will become a righteous Christian or Jew. – Gary Zukav

Repentance and yearning, and yearning and repentance: this is the total harvest of life. – Khurram Murad

Representing the struggle that Muslim minorities go through today is something I personally experience. So I know that at the end of the day, I have a voice for many millions of people who don’t have any representation at all. – Lazarus of Bethany

Researchers looked at news programs on major broadcast and cable networks between 2008 and 2012 and found that of those labeled as domestic terrorists, 81% were identifiable as Muslims – this despite the fact that FBI reports from the period studied revealed that only 6% of domestic terrorist suspects were Muslim. – Ibrahim Hooper

Respect different opinions and accept everyone as they are. – M. Fethullah Gulen

Reviling a Muslim is disobedience to God, and fighting with him is infidelity. – Elijah Muhammad

Right after 9-11, as far as I know, one newspaper in the United States had the integrity to investigate opinion in the Muslim world: the ‘Wall Street Journal.’ – Noam Chomsky

Saddam Hussein was not an Islamist. He’s not a radical jihadist. He’s not a radical Muslim. I mean, he was a – he was a Baathist. He was a secular – even though he professed to be a good and devout Muslim. – Rick Santorum

Saladin had the same immediate successor as all the great Muslim leaders of his time: civil war. Barely had he died that his empire was dismembered. – Amine Maalouf

Saying that I am talking out of both sides of my mouth just proves my very point. Politicians would bypass real social issues by referring to my grandfather, who founded the Muslim Brotherhood, or to my brother, currently chairman of the Islamic Centre in Geneva. – Tariq Ramadan

Saying that the origin of the Islamic State (IS) is within the Muslim Brotherhood organisation only strengthens IS. – Tariq Ramadan

Serving Your Parents In Their Old Age Is As Good As Opening The Doors Of Paradise So Don’t Miss Out. – Unknown

Shortly after he became the first Muslim to attend cabinet, I urged Sadiq Khan to be prepared. The Islamophobes, the new McCarthyites, would at some stage come after him. He laughed it off. Yet it was only a matter of time. – Mehdi Hasan

Silence is the language of Allah, all else is poor translation. – Rumi

Since his inauguration, Trump has signed numerous executive orders that negatively impact poor, black and brown, queer, Muslim, and other communities. – Patrisse Cullors

Since Sept. 11, many of the wars of our generation are in the Muslim world. So as a woman, I have access to 50 percent of the population that my male colleagues don’t.L – ynsey Addario

Sixty-three percent of our university students are female. But you still see violations of women’s rights in Iran. A Muslim man can have up to four wives. He can divorce his wife without offering any reason, while it is quite difficult for a woman to get a divorce. – Shirin Ebadi

So be patient. Indeed, the promise of ALLAH is truth. – The Holy Quran

So the premise of ‘The Submission’ is that there’s an anonymous competition to design a 9/11 memorial and it’s won by an American Muslim, an architect born and raised in Virginia, and his name is Mohammad Khan. – Amy Waldman

Soccer, more often than not, helps to unite the world. What this Muslim ban is doing is dividing it: separating ‘Us’ and ‘Them’ to another degree, adding more division to a country that already struggles with race, religion, sexual orientation, and gender. – Becky Sauerbrunn

Social media has emboldened an army of online Islamophobes; in the real world, mosques have been firebombed and politicians line up to condemn Muslim terrorism/clothing/meat/seating arrangements. – Mehdi Hasan

Some Muslim children, both male and female, have little choice in who to marry, what to study, what their careers will be, and who they can socialise with. Their lives are constrained under the expectations of family ‘honour.’ – Deeyah Khan

Some Muslim students experience secularism as an act of aggression. – Najat Vallaud-Belkacem

Sometimes it seems that what really worries the Israeli governments, even more than the Muslim Brotherhood, is the real Egypt. – Sayed Kashua

Speaking as somebody with three sisters and a very largely female Muslim family, there is not a single woman I know in my family or in their friends who would have accepted the wearing of a veil. – Salman Rushdie

Spend money to make character but don’t spend character to make money. – Allama Iqbal

Stay close to anything that Reminds you of Allah. – Unknown

Strangely, or maybe not so strangely, a lot of the roles that I am offered are of Muslim characters, maybe because I looked a certain way in ‘Neerja.’ But I am actually Parsi. – Jim Sarbh

Suffering is a gift. In it is hidden mercy. – Rumi

Suicidal violence is not the exclusive property of the Muslim world. Suicide bombings were a tactic of nationalist struggles in 19th-century Europe and Russia, the far east during the second world war and the Vietnam war, and in modern Sri Lanka. – James Buchan

Syria’s population is 74% Sunni Muslim. – Elliott Abrams

Take every day as a chance to become a better Muslim. – Unknown

Tamerlan Tsarnaev, one of the two brothers who carried out the marathon bombing, was a non-practicing Muslim who only became an Islamist militant once his dreams of becoming an Olympic boxer faded. At the time of the attack, he was unemployed. – Peter Bergen

Ten percent of the American population thinks that Barack Obama is a Muslim. Those are the people that have not learned the skill of filtering information from the vast barrage of inaccurate information that we’re all faced with everyday. I think that’s a very 21st century skill. – Michael Azerrad

Terror leads to disaster in this world, and it leads to Hell in the next world. – M. Fethullah Gulen

Terrorism cannot be a means for any Islamic goal, and a terrorist cannot be a Muslim, nor can a true Muslim be a terrorist. – M. Fethullah Gulen

Terrorism is among major sins the Qur’an threatens with Hellfire. – M. Fethullah Gulen

That person is not a perfect Muslim who eateth his fill, and leaveth his neighbors hungry. – Prophet Muhammad

The ( Catholic ) church, as far as I know, has not endorsed any war as just since it supported General Franco ‘s invasion of Spain to destroy the Spanish republic with a Muslim mercenary army in the thirties, on the side of Hitler. – Christopher Hitchens

The aim of militants such as Boko Haram, whose very name means ‘Western education is a sin,’ is to sow hatred and enmity between Muslim and Christian communities, which have co-existed largely peacefully for generations. Education, in particular the education of women, is a threat to Boko Haram’s goals. – Ann Cotton

The al-Aqsa compound is occupied territory that, as per the status quo, is administered by the King of Jordan and the Muslim Waqf. – Ayman Odeh

The arrival of thousands of Muslim infiltrators to Israeli territory is a clear threat to the state’s Jewish identity. The refugees’ place is not among us, and the initiative to transfer them to Australia is the right and just solution. – Danny Danon

The attacks on the Paris Metro in the 1990s were committed by members of the local Muslim community, immigrants from the Maghreb region of North Africa. – Otto Schily

The beautiful thing about calling out to your Lord is that you don’t always have to put your feelings into words. – Dr. Bilal Philips

The best counter to the kind of radicalization and marginalization that we’ve seen in other parts of the world is to create an inclusive society where everyone, including especially Muslim Canadians, have every opportunity to succeed, just like anybody else. – Justin Trudeau

The best cure for worry is to surrender it all to Allah. – Dr. Bilal Philips

The best example is that if any person, any Muslim wants to leave Islam, then the penalty is death. It is not even allowed to leave it. That’s why I believe Islam should not be compared with other religions like Christianity or Judaism. – Geert Wilders

The best way to marginalize the Muslim Brotherhood [in Egypt] is in the ballot box, not through arrests and killing people. – Kelly Ayotte

The best way to prevent the homegrown-inspired attacks is literally positive engagement with Muslim communities. Making sure that any immigrant population that comes into America assimilates, becomes part of our culture. That has been our history; it has made us strong. – Ron Johnson

The biggest desire of a Muslim is the after life.Osama bin Laden

The black people in this country are taught that their religion and the best religion is the religion of Islam, and when one accepts the religion of Islam, he’s known as a Muslim. – Malcolm X

The blatant aggressiveness of theocracies I find distressing, because I grew up when Christians, Muslim and animists lived peacefully together. – Wole Soyinka

The bottom line is this. When it comes to preventing violent extremism and terrorism in the United States, Muslim Americans are not part of the problem, you’re part of the solution. – Denis McDonough

The British, and most European countries, have struggled to accommodate Muslim immigrants, but they have nevertheless welcomed them in large numbers. – Jay Parini

The caricature of Islam as a violent and intolerant religion is horrendously incomplete. Remember that those standing up to Muslim fanatics are mostly Muslims. – Nicholas Kristof

The Christian take on Hellfire seems less dramatic than the Muslim vision, which I grew up with, but Christian magical thinking appeals to me no more than my mother’s angels and djinns. – Ayaan Hirsi Ali

The combat [with ISIS] on the ground must be done by Muslim troops with our support. We must not get involved in perpetual warfare in the Middle East. – Bernie Sanders

The corruption of religions comes from turning them to mere words and appearances. – Imam Ghazali

The country of the Two Holy Places has in our religion a peculiarity of its own over the other Muslim countries. In our religion, it is not permissible for any non-Muslim to stay in our country. Therefore, even though American civilians are not targeted in our plan, they must leave. – Osama bin Laden

The defining mission of the Muslim Brotherhood is the implementation of sharia. – Andrew C. McCarthy

The Department of Justice has become a de-facto legal arm for Muslim Brotherhood groups. I mean, they are suing towns, they are suing schools, they are suing prisons, really to impose the Shariah. – Pamela Geller

The discriminations that are found in the Muslim majority countries are more Cultural than Islamic. …. I have always said to the Muslim women, please do not nurture the victim mentality. Stand up for your rights. – Tariq Ramadan

The dunya is not the resting place, it is the testing place. – Unknown

The eight-year-long Algerian war was to bring down six French prime ministers, open the door to de Gaulle – and come close to destroying him, too. The war was the last of the grand-style colonial struggles, but, perhaps more to the point, it was also the first campaign in which poorly equipped Muslim mujahedin licked one of the top Western armies. – Alistair Horne

The eradication of the Muslim Brotherhood is nothing less than an abolition of democracy and a guarantee that Arabs will continue living under authoritarian and corrupt regimes. – Jamal Khashoggi

The existence of such an [international Islamic] army rules out the superpowers’ interference in disputes among Muslim countries. – Mohsen Rezaee

The fact is that there is a serious problem of extremism with minority groups within Muslim communities. – Maajid Nawaz

The fact is the enemy right now is within the Muslim community. A small percentage but it’s there. – Donald Trump

The first responsibility of the Muslim is as teacher. That is his job, to teach. His first school, his first classroom is within the household. His first student is himself. He masters himself and then he begins to convey the knowledge that he has acquired to the family. The people who are closest to him. – H. Rap Brown

The first thing I think about when somebody says you’re going to be the first Muslim is celebrate this moment. – Rashida Tlaib

The forces that led to radical Islam, the Muslim Brotherhood, Al Qaeda, Islamic State, can ultimately only be defeated by moderate Muslims around the globe, countries like U.A.E. that have led the fight within their own border to promote tolerance. – Tom Cotton

The fundamental idea which defines a human being as a Muslim is the declaration of faith: that there is a creator, whom we call God – or Allah, in Arabic – and that the creator is one and single. And we declare this faith by the declaration of faith, where we… bear witness that there is no God but God. – Feisal Abdul Rauf

The fundamentalists of every faith remain blind to the truth that the ‘sigh within the prayer is the same in the heart of the Christian, the Muslim, and the Jew.’ I have seen this unity with my eyes, heard it with my ears, felt it with all my being. – David James Duncan

The gift I have to give to my fellow countrymen and people around the world, the facts are the Muslim community are our gift. They are the fabric of what makes America great. – Mandy Patinkin

The goal of isolating extremists and making them unwelcome in Muslim communities has been abandoned. – Mike Pompeo

The God of Quran is trying to unskin Muslims from their humanity. Muslims are good people. But their God is absolutely bad. – Mosab Hassan Yousef

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

The greatest compliment of the book [One Thousand Gifts]? Maybe the Muslim man in Iraq who was given the book and came to a saving knowledge of Jesus, wanted to live his life in thanks to God? – Ann Voskamp

The greatest jihad is to battle our own soul. to fight the evil within yourself. – Prophet Muhammad

The greatest preventative to terrorism is Muslim religious literacy. – Hamza Yusuf

The hajj is one of the five essential practices of Islam; when they make the pilgrimage to Mecca, Muslims ritually act out the central principles of their faith. – Karen Armstrong

The Haram path is easy and tempting but remember the price of Jannah isn’t cheap. – Dr. Bilal Philips

The hard reality is that attacks by vehicles in public places are very hard to defend against in a free and open society. The best defense against such attacks is good intelligence, and that often comes from inside the Muslim community. – Peter Bergen

The hardest [part] is some of the misperceptions that are leveled against me as a person and against Muslim women. – Queen Rania of Jordan

The hatred Muslim extremists feel against the West feeds on certain conflicts in the world. – Otto Schily

The heart and mind of every Muslim is affected by whether or not the Israel-Palestine issue is dealt with fairly. – Jimmy Carter

The heart is like a bird: love as its head and its two wings are hope and fear. – Ibn al Qayyim

The hearts of the people of Muslim countries are beating with the call of jihad. – Osama bin Laden

The hostility that America continues to express against the Muslim people has given rise to feelings of animosity on the part of Muslims against America and against the West in general. – Osama bin Laden

The human family is a great one, and the Muslim branch is certainly worth knowing. – Hamza Yusuf

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

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

The idea that I had anything to do with speaking about Islam or about the Muslim world was just absurd to my family. … I hadn’t been to the mosque in like 10 years. – Aasif Mandvi

The increasing mistrust between the Arab-Muslim peoples and the western world is rooted in the conflict in Palestine. – Ismail Haniyeh

The intellect of two thousand asses cannot bring forth a single man’s thought. – Allama Iqbal

The international community is pushing things forward in Bosnia… but it is doing it at expense of the Muslim people. I feel it as an injustice, these are the things that I cannot live with. – Alija Izetbegovic

The Islamic tradition does show some areas of apparent incompatibility with the goals of women in the West, and Muslims have a long way to go in their attitudes towards women. But blaming the religion is again to express an ignorance both of the religion and of the historical struggle for equality of women in Muslim societies. – Hamza Yusuf

The Kansas secretary of state Kris Kobach who helped write the immigration laws in Arizona said that [Donald] Trump’s policy advisors are drafting, they’re discussing drafting a proposal, to reinstate a registry for immigrants from Muslim countries. – Megyn Kelly

The Kurds are the greatest fighting force and our strongest allies. They’re Muslim. – Jeb Bush

The late King’s great service for the Muslim world and his noble deeds of charity and assistance for the poor of humanity will be long remembered with reverence. – Khaleda Zia

The latest horror to hit the U.S. looks to have been caused by people of Middle Eastern origin, bearing Muslim names. Again, shame. This fuels more hatred for a religion and a people who have nothing to do with these events. – Cat Stevens

The leaders who we admire who have been able to bring great change in the past – Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela – they’re all inspirational religious leaders and smart tacticians. It would be nice to find the Muslim Gandhi, wouldn’t it? – Dennis C. Blair

The logic of freedom of religion implies freedom to be an atheist, even though, from a historical perspective, this has not been accepted in the Muslim world. – Tariq Ramadan

The members of the Muslim Brotherhood in Syria are also part of the Syrian people, and they have the right to exercise their democratic rights. – Recep Tayyip Erdogan

The Middle East is now filled with death and destruction and that was the aim of Neo-Conservatives who planned this destruction of seven Muslim nations in five years and they are on schedule and the final nation in their sights to destroy is the Islamic Republic of Iran. – Louis Farrakhan

The militant Muslim is the person who beheads the infidel, while the moderate Muslim holds the feet of the victim. – Marco Polo

The modern Muslim state has never presented itself as secular. Muslim nationalist forces, trapped by a militant and colonialist West unable to share or export its humanism, were driven to build up a rampart, to entrench themselves within the past. – Fatema Mernissi

The more I photographed Muslim women, the more I was able to metaphorically strip away the burqas and hijabs, and start chipping away at the profound misconceptions that existed in other parts of the world about these women and their culture. – Lynsey Addario

The most likely victim of actual religious discrimination in British society is a Muslim, but the person who is most likely to feel slighted because of their religion is an evangelical Christian. – Trevor Phillips

The ‘Ms. Marvel’ mantle has passed to ‘Kamala Khan,’ a high school student from Jersey City who struggles to reconcile being an American teenager with the conservative customs of her Pakistani Muslim family. – G. Willow Wilson

The Muslim Brotherhood and the Salifist parties are a real force in the Egyptian society. – Ahmed Zewail

The Muslim Brotherhood and the Salifist parties are a real force in the Egyptian society. No civil, liberal government can succeed, even after new elections, if the Islamists are forced to work underground as a foe and the country remains divided. – Ahmed Zewail

The Muslim Brotherhood can’t even penetrate the Egyptian government, – Ibrahim Ali

The Muslim Brotherhood has decades of violent history covertly operating in the United States and is recognized by experts as having 100 times more active members than Al-Qaeda. – Trent Franks

The Muslim Brotherhood is a fundamentalist group. – Richard Engel

The Muslim Brotherhood is a global movement whose members cooperate with each other throughout the world, based on the same religious worldview – the spread of Islam, until it rules the world. – Mahdi Akef

The Muslim Brotherhood is a global movement whose members cooperate with each other throughout the world, based on the same religious worldview – the spread of Islam, until it rules the world. – Mohammed Mahdi Akef

The Muslim Brotherhood is a religiously conservative group. They are a minority in Egypt. They are not a majority of the Egyptian people, but they have a lot of credibility because all the other liberal parties have been smothered for 30 years. – Mohamed El Baradei

The Muslim Brotherhood is much more hardline than Turkish Islamists. – Richard Engel

The Muslim Brotherhood is the parent organization of extreme ideology. They are the godfather of all terrorist organizations. They spread it all over the world. – Abdel Fattah al-Sisi

The Muslim Brotherhood membership includes designated terrorist organizations like Hamas. – Trent Franks

The Muslim Brotherhood, or ‘the Brotherhood’ for short, is an Islamic group founded in Egypt in 1928. It has been pursuing a secret campaign to take over the government since its creation. – Richard Engel

The Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated media outlets in Egypt tried to sour the ties between our two countries, but our ties are very strong. No negative stance has been taken by either side against the other. Rumors are being spread by the enemies of our two countries. We pay no attention to them. – Mohammad bin Salman

The Muslim Brotherhood’s declaration of war against the United States is real, and the Obama Administration is again asleep at the wheel, continuing a policy of self-destruction. – Trent Franks

The Muslim call to prayer is one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset. – Barack Obama

The Muslim community is completely fractured – it doesn’t really exist anymore; the only place it does exist is online. – Reza Aslan

The Muslim community should not be treated as a problematic community, but treated as a community that is willing to play its role in the mainstream. – Iqbal Sacranie

The Muslim companies should become self-sufficient in producing goods equal to the products of Western companies. – Osama bin Laden

The Muslim heaven features prominently in the Quran, Arabic poetries and Hadith. The Jewish heaven, though, is still a mystery; it’s mystic. – Joshua Cohen

The Muslim is as much an Indian as I am and of the same blood.Mahatma Gandhi

The Muslim leaders swallow the advice of the Western powers and bodies like the IMF and World Bank, even when it is bad for their countries and they know this. – Abu Bakar Bashir

The Muslim population in India is, largely speaking, not radicalised. From the beginning, they were always very secular-minded. – Salman Rushdie

The Muslim Prophet Mohammed was a big believer in charity and firmly established helping those in need as a basis of the religion. – Richard Engel

The Muslim religion is so unreformed since it was created that nowhere in the Muslim world has there been any real advance in science, or art or literature, or technology in the last 500 years. – Norman Tebbit

The Muslim Representative from Minnesota was elected by the voters of that district, and if American citizens don’t wake up and adopt the Virgil Goode position on immigration, there will likely be many more Muslims elected to office and demanding the use of the Koran. – Virgil Goode

The Muslim world and its subset the countries of the Middle East have been left behind in the marathon of political, economic and human development. For that, there is a tendency to blame others as the primary cause. – Recep Tayyip Erdogan

The Muslim world is deeply hurt by the campaign of violence initiated against our Palestinian brothers. – Ahmet Necdet Sezer

The Muslim world is threatened by religious fanaticism. The Western world is threatened by secular fanaticism. – Dennis Prager

The Muslim world just doesn’t believe that skin color is all that important. Obama may be half-black, but he’s still all-Western, according to them. It doesn’t matter whether you’re black, white or green – if you’re not a devotee of Muhammad, you don’t matter. – Ben Shapiro

The Muslim world suffers from internal divisions, antidemocratic practices, and the violation of fundamental human rights and freedoms. – Fethullah Gulen

The name Muhammad is the most common name in the world. In all the countries around the world – Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon – there are more Muhammads than anything else. When I joined the Nation of Islam and became a Muslim, they gave me the most famous name because I was the champ. – Muhammad Ali

The next time you see a Muslim or Sikh at the airport, don’t judge us – sympathize with us. Understand our humiliation every time we’re pulled to the side for additional screenings simply because of who we are. – Debbie Almontaser

The nexus of Donald Trump’s hateful behaviors and policies around Muslim people and immigrants comes together right here in Minneapolis. I knew immediately that the people I represent were going to be very, very scared and very, very worried for their safety. – Betsy Hodges

The nonsense about President Obama being a Muslim has got to stop. I rise to defend him from this absurd accusation by pointing out that he is obviously an atheist. – Ann Coulter

The notion that Americans can be protected from “terror” by giving up the Bill of Rights is absurd. Democrats are complicit in this absurd notion. Many were intimidated into voting for police state legislation, because they lacked the intestinal fortitude to call police state legislation by its own name. The legislation that has been passed during the Bush regime is far more dangerous to Americans than Muslim terrorists. – Paul Craig Roberts

The Obama Justice Department has decided to cease the prosecution of the Muslim Brotherhood’s U.S.-based front groups, identified as unindicted coconspirators in the Holy Land Foundation case – the largest terrorism finance case in U.S. history. – Trent Franks

The obvious objections to the execution of Saddam Hussein are valid and well aired. His death will provoke violent strife between Sunni and Shia Muslims, and between Iraqis in general and the American occupation forces. – Richard Dawkins

The opposition tried to brand us as the ‘Ground Zero megamosque.’ The language was deliberately wordsmithed in order to arouse hostility against us. But the idea that the Jewish mayor of New York City and the president of the United States supported a mosque at Ground Zero, and took a lot of flak for it, raised their stature in the Muslim world. – Feisal Abdul Rauf

The Palestine I know is a place where Christians and Muslims are equal. My mother, a Muslim village girl, attended a Catholic girls’ school in Ramallah, and my refugee husband spent the Second Intifada side by side with his Christian brothers from Bethlehem. – Maysoon Zayid

The people like me because I don’t have to pretend that I’m a good Muslim – when I talk about my faith, it’s between me and my God. – Julia Perez

The position of the Muslim community in the face of all provocations seems to be: Islam is a religion of peace, and if you say that it isn’t, we will kill you. – Sam Harris

The problem is that television executives have got it into their heads that if one presenter on a show is a blonde-haired, blue-eyed heterosexual boy, the other must be a black Muslim lesbian. – Jeremy Clarkson

The problem of the Muslim presence is increasingly worrying. There are more and more clashes, more and more demands. And I doubt the compatibility of Italian law with Muslim law, because it’s not just a religion but a law. – Matteo Salvini

The problem with Muslim women is less that we cannot speak the language, but that no one listens to us. – Deeyah Khan

The problems that the world faces – from nuclear proliferation to climate change – can’t be tackled by the West alone. They need a coalition of not just West and East, but they need a coalition of Christian and Jew and Muslim. – David Miliband

The Quran is for ourselves, not our Shelves – Unknown

The Quran obliges every able Muslim to participate in jihad and fight in the way of Allah those who fight you, and kill them wherever you find them … an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth. – Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab

The Qur’an, Islam’s sacred Book, declares that one who takes a life unjustly is as if he/she took the lives of all humankind, and that one who saves a life is as if he/she saved the lives of all. – M. Fethullah Gulen

The Qur’anic references for the principle of individuality of crime are well known and even memorized in its original Arabic by many Muslims “No bearer of a burden can bear the burden of another [The Qur’an, Chapters An’am, 6:164; Nahl, 16:15; Fatir, 35:18].”M. Fethullah Gulen

The real crime of Hosni Mubarak is that he ruled for 30 years and left behind an Egypt where the Muslim Brotherhood is the single strongest player. – Elliott Abrams

The real dawah to Islam is the character of a Muslim. – Nouman Ali Khan

The real joy of life is to combat difficulties and miseries with firm determination. – Tipu Sultan

The reality in Iraq is that we are creating new terrorists and severely damaging the public impression of the United States in the Muslim world. – Sherrod Brown

The reason we have Christian president and Muslim vice president or Muslim president and Christian vice president is to have balance. – Yemi Osinbajo

The religious fundamentalists of the Republican party are a mirror image of the religious fundamentalists of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood. – Mona Eltahawy

The Renaissance of Europe did not take place in the 15th century. Rather it began when Europe learned from the culture of the Arabs. The cradle of European awakening is not Italy. It is the Muslim Spain. – Robert Briffault

The right of an individual cannot be violated in the interest of the community. – M. Fethullah Gulen

The rise of Donald Trump is explained not so much by the hatred of Muslims, but rather the hatred of just one Muslim. The one who is not a Muslim. – Lawrence O’Donnell

The Salafists, the Muslim Brotherhood, and Al Qaeda in Iraq are the major forces driving the insurgency in Syria. – Michael T. Flynn

The search of knowledge is an obligation laid on every Muslim. – Elijah Muhammad

The sweetest sound I know is the Muslim call to prayer. – Barack Obama

The Syrian border town of Qa’im was the main gateway Islamic radicals used to go to Iraq. Syria became the passageway for extremists from Egypt, Libya, Afghanistan, Yemen, Saudi Arabia and other Muslim nations to fight a jihad against American forces in Iraq. – Richard Engel

The Taliban is the Muslim version of the Salem witch trials. – Fatema Mernissi

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

The Teen Challenge ministry was born out of those humble early days of ministry. It now includes over 500 drug and alcohol rehab centers around the world, even in Muslim countries. These include homes for girls and women addicts and alcoholics, all which are reaching many. – David Wilkerson

The term ‘Muslim Brotherhood’… is an umbrella term for a variety of movements: in the case of Egypt, a very heterogeneous group, largely secular, which has eschewed violence and has decried Al Qaeda as a perversion of Islam. – James Clapper

The terrorists are traitors to their own faith, trying, in effect, to hijack Islam itself. The enemy of America is not our many Muslim friends; it is not our many Arab friends. Our enemy is a radical network of terrorists, and every government that supports them. – George W. Bush

The terrorists who committed the 2003 Istanbul attacks were locals, that is, Turks. And when filmmaker Theo van Gogh was murdered in the Netherlands last year, the murderer and his supporters were also part of the Muslim community. – Otto Schily

The thematic core of ‘X-Men’ is tolerance. It’s that for those of us who are different in any way – in a big way, whether it’s you’re a minority, you’re a woman, you’re a Muslim, you are suppressed or marginalized – it can go the whole spectrum – but even if you are shy or you feel like an outsider – and X-Men are outsiders. – Lauren Shuler Donner

The theory of permanent Muslim-Christian enmity, though it flourishes in the caves of Tora Bora and parts of the American academy, was long ago exploded by the historians. – James Buchan

The thing is, what most people don’t understand is that there are so many of us growing up in Europe who are not free to be ourselves. We’re not allowed to be who we are. We are not free to marry or to be in relationships with people that we choose. We can’t even pick our own career. This is the norm in the Muslim heartlands of Europe. – Deeyah Khan

The tongue is like a lion. if you let it loose , it will wound someone. – Ali Ibn Talib

The treatment of women in Muslim communities throughout the world is unconscionable. All civilized nations must unite in condemnation of a theology that now threatens to destabilize much of the Earth. – Sam Harris

The truth is nobody was a Muslim until Public Enemy came out. Then, everybody was Muslim this and Muslim that. It’s a bandwagon thing. Islam is a way of life… it’s a religion. It’s not just something you put on a record. – KRS-One

The truth of the matter is that although not all Muslims are terrorists, unfortunately, in today’s world, most of the terrorists – 99 per cent – are Muslim. – Shohreh Aghdashloo

The truth that we must finally confront is that Islam contains specific notions of martyrdom and jihad that fully explain the character of Muslim violence. – Sam Harris

The ultimate aim of the ego is not to see something, but to be something. – Allama Iqbal

The ultimate vision is to instate in the Muslim world the notion of multiculturalism, which is part of our heritage and history, part of the fundamental, mainstream ideals of Islam. – Feisal Abdul Rauf

The unimaginable brutality of this latest manifestation of Political Islam in the Arab world is too much to bear for many Muslim Arab.Hisham Melhem

The United States has been enriched by Muslim Americans. Many other Americans have Muslims in their families or have lived in a Muslim-majority country – I know, because I am one of them. – Barack Obama

The United States must continue to support efforts made by Middle Eastern governments to educate Muslim youth and steer them away from violent radicalization. – Elise Stefanik

The vast majority of Muslim residents of the United Kingdom voted to stay in the EU. And the balance of the British population voted to leave the European Union. – Rush Limbaugh

The vast majority of Muslim residents of the United Kingdom voted to stay in the EU. And the balance of the British population voted to leave the European Union. – Ruqaiyyah Waris Maqsood

The vast majority of Muslims living here are peaceful citizens. Unfortunately, however, we also see religious and political fanaticism among Muslim groups in Germany. – Otto Schily

The very moment you understand that being a Muslim and being American or European are not mutually exclusive, you enrich your society. Promote the universal principles of justice and freedom, and leave the societies elsewhere to find their model of democracy based on their collective psychology and cultural heritage. – Tariq Ramadan

The waves of religion based on terrorism in the 1990s are based on the tormented response of a mutilated Muslim society whose progressive forces have been savagely emasculated. Why on earth is the Arab world so hostile to women? Why can it not see women as a force for development? – Fatema Mernissi

The wealth of a miser is as useless as a pebble. – Hazrat Ali Ibn Abi Talib

The whole history of the 20th century is a history of resistance groups which are either nationalist or, in large parts of the Muslim word, religious groups. – Tariq Ali

The wise Jewish Israeli must work with the moderate Muslim and the Christian leader of the free world against the crazy Muslims. – Tzipi Livni

The word ‘Islam’ means ‘peace.’ The word ‘Muslim’ means ‘one who surrenders to God.’ But the press makes us seem like haters. – Muhammad Ali

The world badly needs more peaceful and loving men like Sri Chinmoy. I am a Muslim and he is serving all people of peace. Sri Chinmoy is doing so much for the world, for people of all faiths, because of his own peace and faith. – Muhammad Ali

The wound is the place where the Light enters you. – Rumi

There are 20,000 Muslim physicians in the United States, Americans putting their lives in the hands of Muslims every day. – Hamza Yusuf

There are a lot of Arabs that are not Muslims. They are Christians; they are Jews. Muslim Arabs, especially in my family, are just so ecstatic that I get to play Jesus. They’re so proud.Haaz Sleiman

There are a lot of Christian fundamentalists; there are a lot of Muslim extremists. Every religion – Mormonism – has something way on the side that’s completely using the religion as some weird backbone for their twisted faith. It has nothing to do with their religion. – Patrick Wilson

There are a lot of Christian fundamentalists; there are a lot of Muslim extremists. Every religion – Mormonism – has something way on the side that’s completely using the religion as some weird backbone for their twisted faith. It has nothing to do with their religion. – Patrick Wilson

There are always going to be Muslim atrocities! Whenever the media starts obsessing with ISIS, I think you’re hiding something. – Ann Coulter

There are enough fools in Washington to destroy the country without any help from Muslim terrorists. – Paul Craig Roberts

There are individuals who are working very hard to promote fear and antagonism towards Islam and Muslims in this country. It’s fueled, in part, by the first African-American president that we have. Obama’s father was a Muslim and people have used this to arouse hostility against him.Feisal Abdul Rauf

There are many positive values that come with a Muslim upbringing. But when religion becomes about rules and hierarchies, when it starts to feel like a prison, I’m not interested. – Yasmine Hamdan

There are millions and millions of patriotic Muslim Americans. – Wolf Blitzer

There are Muslim women wearing hijab in our nation’s military. Whether it’s hijab or beards or turbans, to cling to these outdated ‘traditions’ merely out of a sense of not wanting to change anything is, I think, untenable in this day and age and in our increasingly diverse society. – Ibrahim Hooper

There are no authentic reports in any of the Muslim books of history of the Prophet Muhammad punishing anyone for same-sex acts.Mehdi Hasan

There are no globalized, youth-led, grassroots social movements advocating for democratic culture across Muslim-majority societies. There is no equivalent of Al-Qaeda without the terrorism. – Maajid Nawaz

There are no Muslim ghettos in the U.S. – Elliott Abrams

There are plenty of Muslim women who are backbones of the community, but they aren’t usually at the forefront. There just aren’t a lot of me out there – women in hijabs, doing what I do. – Linda Sarsour

There are real radical Muslim groups out there that really are pretty villainous. You don’t have to make them up. – Jeff Sharlet

There are signs that Allah will grant Islam victory in Europe – without swords, without guns, without conquests. The 50 million Muslims of Europe will turn it into a Muslim continent within a few decades. – Muammar al-Gaddafi

There are so many Muslim women that feel like they don’t fit society’s standard of beauty. I just wanted to tell them it’s OK to be different; being different is beautiful, too. – Halima Aden

There are some who believe that secularism and Islam are not compatible. But Muslims should show everyone that this is not the case. It’s up to them to show that you can be French and Muslim and still respect secular rules. – Marine Le Pen

There exists an unmistakable demand in the Middle East and in the wider Muslim world for democratization. – Recep Tayyip Erdogan

There have been huge Muslim demonstrations against cartoons depicting Muhammad and any other perceived insult against Islam. But I am unaware of a single demonstration of Muslims against Muslim terror directed at non-Muslims. – Dennis Prager

There have been reports of many child marriages taking place in the Malabar region in Kerala, especially among the Muslim community. However, under Muslim Personal Law, a girl can be married once she attains puberty, and hence we cannot say that such marriages are not valid. – Girija Vyas

There is a misconception that young Muslim women are oppressed. That simply isn’t the case. I choose to dress modestly and choose to cover my hair with a hijab; not all Muslim women make that choice, and that’s okay. We are all different! – Halima Aden

There is a warning for those Muslim countries, which witnessed all these as a silent spectator. What had earlier been done to the innocent people of Iraq, Chechnya, and Bosnia? – Osama bin Laden

There is a widespread difficulty in the Muslim world, which has to do with how the people are taught about examining their own history. A whole range of stuff has been placed off limits. – Salman Rushdie

There is no apology from any Muslim leader for all the massacres of Christians. – Dennis Prager

There is no difference in the realization of the Truth either by a Muslim, Hindu, Zoroastrian, or a Christian. The difference is only in words and terms. Truth is not the monopoly of a particular race or religion. – Meher Baba

There is no more effective way to radicalize American Muslim youth than for political leaders to make public displays of prejudice against all Muslims. Suspicion will undermine their sense of identification with America and alienate some from both the culture and from politics. – Miroslav Volf

There is no moving creature on earth but its sustenance depends on God. And He knows where it lives and where it rests. Everything is in a Clear Book. – The Holy Quran

There is no Muslim version of ‘love your enemies, pray for those who persecute you’ or ‘if anyone strikes you on the right cheek turn to him the other also’. – Robert Spencer

There is no sign saying ‘good Muslim’ or ‘bad Muslim.’ How many lives will be lost or destroyed trying to determine who is good or who is bad? – Pauline Hanson

There is not a Musselman[Muslim] alive who would not imagine that he was performing an action pleasing to God and his Holy Prophet by exterminating every Christian on earth, while the Christians are scarcely more tolerant on their side. – Denis Diderot

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

There is nothing more worrisome to ISIS than cooperation between ‘the West’ and the Muslim world, for it defies the narrative of a clash of civilisations the group is trying to revive. – Federica Mogherini

There is nothing surprising in a Muslim or a Pathan like me subscribing to the creed of nonviolence. It is not a new creed. It was followed fourteen hundred years ago by the Prophet all the time he was in Mecca. – Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan

There is only one God and He is God to all; therefore it is important that everyone is seen as equal before God. I’ve always said we should help a Hindu become a better Hindu, a Muslim become a better Muslim, a Catholic become a better Catholic. – Mother Teresa

There is reward for Kindness to every living thing. – Prophet Muhammad

There Is Something I Fear For My Ummah More Than The Dajjal. Misguided And Astray SCHOLARS. – Prophet Muhammad, Musnad Ahmad

There was deep knowledge on the part of members of the Nation of Islam regarding the planning, in sight of the OAAU and the Muslim Mosque Incorporated regarding the events at the Audubon. They knew when they were going to be there, they knew what the schedules were. – Manning Marable

There will be associations and partnerships between some Muslim countries and some Christian countries. Those already exist. And they may shift as different regimes come and go and interests change. – Samuel P. Huntington

Therefore, the observation must be explicitly made: In the Middle East and in the Muslim world, suspicions linger concerning the objectives of the West and notably the US. – Recep Tayyip Erdogan

There’s a big film industry in Egypt, and quite a big one in Syria, and there’s a big Muslim community in Paris. – Ridley Scott

There’s a difference between being a fundamentalist and being al-Qaeda and being Muslim. It’s absurd to think otherwise. – Tyler Winklevoss

There’s a love of rhetorical skill in the Muslim world. Osama bin Laden doesn’t just go on tape cassettes and say, ‘America sucks.’ He recites poetry; he finds things that ‘America sucks’ rhymes with. – P. J. O’Rourke

There’s a sense of being under siege in many Muslim communities. People just assume there are agents or informants in their mosque now. It’s a fact of life. – Ibrahim Hooper

There’s no question that Donald Trump has said things that are very unsettling. I mean, whether it’s comparing Mexicans to rapists, demonizing Muslim Americans, excoriating the federal judge who was handling the case. – Donna Brazile

There’s no question that homophobia is rampant among the world’s 1.5 billion Muslims – but that doesn’t negate the fact that there are huge groups of Muslims who have easily reconciled their faith and sexual orientation, like LGBT people in other faith communities. – Reza Aslan

There’s one profound difference between secular and religious pilgrimages. It’s inconceivable that a Muslim would feel a sense of anticlimax when reaching Mecca. But for a secular pilgrim, the potential for disappointment is always there. – Geoff Dyer

There’s something different about growing up black and Muslim, especially in New Jersey. It’s like when I left the mosque and I left my dad, I felt unprotected, but I also felt a weird sense of pride, like I was involved in this other way of living that was cool to me. – SZA

There’s the basket of deplorables, who are bigots of various stripes, misogynists, anti-Muslim, racists, homophobes. – George Packer

They [American Muslim community] need to have close working cooperation with law enforcement in these communities, not be alienated and pushed away as some of Donald’s [Trump] rhetoric, unfortunately, has led to. – Hillary Clinton

They are scared that the BBC or CNN may call them radicals, so they remain soft instead. The problem lies there, with the Muslim leaders, not the Muslim masses. – Abu Bakar Bashir

They do not want people committing violence, either in their community or in the name of their faith, and so some of our most productive relationships are with people who see things and tell us things who happen to be Muslim. – James Comey 

They read these texts literally and mostly out of context without examining what precede or follows them. The results are disastrous: they misinterpret their religion and then put this misunderstood religion into practice; consequently they are misguided and they misguide others’. – M. Fethullah Gulen

Things need to be properly named. Political confusion starts with terminology confusion. Islamism implies some sort of political and social plan for Muslim people. In that classification, we find different categories. – Tariq Ramadan

Think of ISIS as a pathogen that preys on weak hosts in the Muslim world. In fact, there is something of a political law: The weaker a Muslim state, the stronger will be the presence of ISIS or like-minded groups. – Peter Bergen

This American right to bear arms with, practically, a Muslim fierceness, sometimes seems as if it must be age-old, an ancient tradition from a tenacious frontier holdover. – Michael Wolff

This clash of the culture, East and the West, us and them, Muslim and Christian, does not exist. – Marjane Satrapi

This is a problem that Islam has. I called upon Muslim leaders to call out and denounce these murders, these terrorists. Decrying violence isn’t enough. – Donald Trump

This paranoid Islam, which blames outsider, ‘infidels’, for all the ills of Muslim societies, and whose proposed remedy is the closing of those societies to the rival project of modernity, is presently the fastest growing version of Islam in the world. – Salman Rushdie

Those are values that help guide not just my family’s Christian faith, but that of Jewish Americans, and Muslim Americans; nonbelievers and Americans of all backgrounds. And no one better embodies that spirit of service than the men and women who wear our country’s uniform and their families. – Barack Obama

Those in the west who dismiss the repressiveness of laws against women in countries like Iran, no matter how benign their intentions, present a condescending view not just of the religion but also of women living in Muslim majority countries, as if the desire for choice and happiness is the monopoly of women in the west. – Azar Nafisi

Those people who kill women, children, and defenseless civilians are about as Muslim as mass murderer Christopher Columbus was a Christian. – Immortal Technique

Those who look for seashells will find seashells, those who open them will find pearls. – Imam Ghazali

To be a veiled Muslim woman on screen is a very scary minefield for me. – Yasmine Al Masri

To be slapped with a shoe is a dirty insult in the Muslim world. – Richard Engel

To get what you love, you must first be patient with what you hate. – Imam Ghazali

To make ‘depression’ synonymous with ‘dangerous’ is as bad as saying ‘Muslim’ is synonymous with ‘terrorist.’ – Matt Haig

To me, every fundamentalist Muslim, no matter how peaceable in his own behavior, is part of a murderous movement and is thus, in some fashion, a foot soldier in the war that bin Laden has launched against civilization. – Daniel Pipes

To pretend that there is no such thing as the Muslim world is specious, self-deluding, and – frankly – plain silly. – Mehdi Hasan

To speak of the Muslim world is not to endorse a totalitarian project, nor to bolster an Islamist narrative, nor to suggest that variety, plurality, and diversity are lacking in what Muslims think, believe, speak, and do as Muslims. – Mehdi Hasan

To speak specifically of our problem with the Muslim world, we are meandering into a genuine clash of civilizations, and we’re deluding ourselves with euphemisms. We’re talking about Islam being a religion of peace that’s been hijacked by extremists. If ever there were a religion that’s not a religion of peace, it is Islam. – Sam Harris

To suggest that a Muslim cannot think for himself sounds to me very much like an incident of anti-Muslim bigotry. – Maajid Nawaz

To the Muslim woman, the hijab provides a sense of empowerment. It is a personal decision to dress modestly according to the command of a genderless Creator; to assert pride in self, and embrace one’s faith openly, with independence and courageous conviction. – Randa Abdel-Fattah

To think I need a gun to protect against those who’d kill me for being Muslim … It’s too bad they don’t know about my true religion of noodling – a reason to get their nuts in a snit. – Manil Suri

To understand the fanatic rejection of women’s liberation in the Muslim world, one has to take into account the time factor. Most of us educated women have illiterate mothers. The conservative wave against women in the Muslim world is a defense mechanism against profound changes in both sex roles and the touchy subject of sexual identity. – Fatema Mernissi

Today we can establish Sharia law because our nation will acquire well-being only with Islam and Sharia. The Muslim Brothers and the Freedom and Justice Party will be the conductors of these goals, – Mohammed Morsi

Today, I am equally sad for the Israeli children who are under the threat of deadly missiles, as I am sad for the dying Iraqi children. Killing innocent children has no place in our faith. – M. Fethullah Gulen ,  During the first Gulf war. While Saddam was sending missiles to Israeli cities.

Today, the Muslim world is the poorest of the global powers. – Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Too often, when Muslim women speak out, some in our ‘community’ accuse us of ‘making our men look bad’ and of giving ammunition to right-wing Islamophobes. – Mona Eltahawy

Trump is a cultural candidate for president, not an economic one. He clearly loves America and wants America to stay America. America won’t be America if it has open borders and mass Muslim immigration. – Milo Yiannopoulos

Trump’s racism has clearly driven his policy decisions during his first year in office – from his Muslim ban and his despicable treatment of DREAMers to his ruthless ramp-up of immigration raids and the callous termination of protections for Haitians and Salvadorans who fled natural disaster and violence. – Opal Tometi

Turkey knows the importance of its ties with Israel; it knows it’s in the same moderate camp with Israel, the moderate Palestinians and other Muslim countries, and the threat to Turkey is not from us. – Tzipi Livni

Typically, in the cities there can be resistance to the gospel or just to Americans, or anybody that’s Western. When you get back into the villages, the people are very welcoming. Then when you get into Muslim areas, it definitely gets a little more difficult. – Michael Scott

Unbeliever is he who follows predestination even if he be Muslim, Faithful is he, if he himself is the Divine Destiny. – Muhammad Iqbal

Unfortunately, more and more Muslim voices are calling for boycotts of the United States and its products. – Richard Neal

Unfortunately, terror is now linked to immigration, and anyone with dark skin or a beard or a Muslim name is suspect. Russia, France, then the United Kingdom, and now even Germany have no qualms about going far beyond their borders to strike at the enemies of their countries. – P. Chidambaram

Unlike the United Kingdom or the Commonwealth, the umma, or Muslim community, has no symbolic leader, let alone a formal one. – Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Until I see an Arab country, a Muslim country, with a democracy, I won’t understand how anyone can have a problem with how they’re treated. – John Lydon

US presidents can make all the commitments and declarations they want until they are blue in the face, in the Muslim world they will always be perceived as partisan. – Daniel Barenboim

Usually in films, when Muslims pray, it’s either before or after they’ve blown something up. – Khaled Hosseini

Verily, I constantly renew my Islam until this very day, as up to now, I do not consider myself to have ever been a good Muslim. – Ibn Taymiyyah

Verily, the word of Allah teaches us, and we implicitly believe it, that for a Muslim to kill a Jew, or for him to be killed by a Jew, ensures him immediate entry into Heaven and into the august presence of Allah. – Ibn Saud

Very interestingly in a movement that I call now the hijab lobby, sadly promulgated by women that some of us refer to as Muslim mean girls and their friends, are trying to put out this meme that we are denying women their choice. – Asra Nomani

Violence is almost an everyday occurrence in some Muslim lands: it should not be exacerbated by revenge attacks on more innocent families and communities. – Cat Stevens

Virtually all of Darfur’s six million residents are Muslim, and, because of decades of intermarriage, almost everyone has dark skin and African features. – Samantha Power

Vision without power does bring moral elevation but cannot give a lasting culture. – Allama Iqbal

Was Sen. Barack Obama a Muslim? Did he ever practice Islam? The presidential candidate officially rejects the claims, but the issue of Obama’s personal faith has re-emerged amid conflicting accounts of his enrollment as a Muslim during elementary school in Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim nation. – Aaron Klein

We all are Indians, and that should be our only religion. What is the need to be called a Hindu, Muslim, or Christian? Does anybody have any religion or caste at the time of birth? – Nana Patekar

We are a multicultural family. My mother is Hindu, my father Muslim. We celebrate every festival, be it Diwali or Eid. – Soha Ali Khan

We are Christian and Jewish and Muslim and Hindu and none of the above. We are gay and straight. We are black, brown, white, and innumerable combinations. We are young and old, female and male, with and without disabilities, urban and rural, and liberal and conservative. Every one of us is an equal American. – Sheldon Whitehouse

We are determined to defeat them and destroy them on the walls of our capital, as we are determined to destroy their miserable armies in every Muslim spot. – Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

We are Germans. We are Armenians. French, Italian, Russian, American, Asian, African… many other nationalities. We are Christians, Jewish, Muslim and Hindu. We are black, we are white. We are a community of some many differences, so complex and yet so simple. We do not need to have war! – Michael Jackson

We are going to be able to defeat ISIS on the ground there, as well as in this world, because of the Muslim Americans in our country and throughout the world who understand that this brutal and barbaric group is perverting the name of a great world religion. – Martin O’Malley

We are Muslims. My father would pawn off his Muslim in-laws as Hindus just so that he could get free pancakes. – Aasif Mandvi

We are very proud, wherever we are in the world, to tell you about Canadian values and what we think is the right thing for Canada to do. And when it comes to refugees, we very much believe in welcoming refugees to our country, and that includes Syrian refugees, and that includes Muslim refugees. – Chrystia Freeland

We can’t be French and Muslim at the same time. And that’s exactly what ISIS wants that population to think. – Michael Leiter

We can’t say what God is, and until the modern period, Jewish, Christian, and Muslim theologians in the three God religions all knew that. They insisted that we have no idea what we meant when we said that God was good, or wise, or intelligent. – Karen Armstrong

We certainly love the Muslim people. But that is not the faith of this country. And that is not the religion that built this nation. The people of the Christian faith and the Jewish faith are the ones who built America, and it is not Islam. – Franklin Graham

We condemn any kind of abuse of Muslim women or women anywhere in the world. – Ibrahim Hooper

We don’t know something called elections in Libya. We are a muslim country. We don’t know something called colonialism and political parties. – Al-Saadi Gaddafi

We don’t pray to exist. We exist to pray. – Unknown

We don’t understand enough about the Islam religion and Muslim world. – Madeleine Albright

We formed in 1993 to make it clear that we don’t take our marching orders from anyone overseas, we have no connection to the Muslim Brotherhood. – Mahdi Bray

We have a Muslim population which is better off economically, better engaged, and less drawn to the fight in ISIS. But as we’ve seen in places like California and elsewhere, we still have a threat, even if smaller. – Michael Leiter

We have been sold a Muslim boogeyman. We are buying into it, and we are terrified, and that terror is causing people to lash out at comedians like myself or women wearing hijabs, or anyone who seems to defend equality for Muslims worldwide. – Maysoon Zayid

We have religious freedom – which is important. But we want everyone in our country to respect our laws, and our laws on Islam say it is not acceptable to have influence abroad on the Muslim community in Austria, and it is not acceptable that Islamic organizations or imams are financed from abroad. – Sebastian Kurz

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

We have to defeat them on the battlefield and in the marketplace of ideals. And PBS, I believe, owed the nation the chance to hear the moderate Muslim voices who decry terrorism and Jihadism, and they didn’t give them that chance, and that’s a terrible thing. – Trent Franks

We have to free the Muslim mind from the obsession with limits and rules and forgetting the path and objective. This is truly a liberating process, and for me this is Islam: liberation from the ego, and in this case liberating ourselves from the wrong understanding of the religion. – Tariq Ramadan

We heard from a professor at an evangelical college who wore a hijab in solidarity with Muslim women. Now we have a different perspective. Asra Nomani co-wrote an op-ed in The Washington Post titled in part “As Muslim Women, We Actually Ask You Not To Wear The Hijab.” – Ari Shapiro

We know that in the Muslim communities around the world, they do not like us. They recruit people from poor areas and turn them into terrorists. – Bob Beckel

We know that U.S. voters, and world leaders, allow Obama extraordinary leeway when it comes to deadly drone strikes, precisely because of his politics, character and background. (We are talking about a man, after all, who won the Nobel Peace Prize while ordering the automated killing of suspected Muslim terrorists around the world). – Glenn Greenwald

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

We must not forget; but we must forgive. Suffering often such compassion from the Jewish community. It was Jewish groups in the US who were in the forefront in opposing the ethnic cleansing of Muslim in Bosnia. – George Soros

We need a president that shows the courage that Egypt’s President al-Sisi, a Muslim, when he called out the radical Islamic terrorists who are threatening the world. – Ted Cruz

We need someone who will stand up and speak up and speak out for the people who need help, for people who are being discriminated against. And it doesn’t matter whether they are black or white, Latino, Asian or Native American, whether they are straight or gay, Muslim, Christian, or Jews. – John Lewis

We need spies that look like their targets, CIA officers who speak the dialects terrorists use, and FBI agents who can speak to Muslim women who might be intimidated by men. – Jane Harman

We need to focus our energies there, not these broad, blanket, kind of statements that will make it harder for us to deal with ISIS. We need to deal with ISIS in the caliphate. We need a strategy to destroy ISIS there. You can’t do that without the cooperation of the Muslim world because they’re as threatened as we are.Jeb Bush

We need to not be scared [of muslim], but understand each other. When you’re around these people, you see they have much more in common than their differences. – Julian Schnabel

We need to reflect the true identity of Muslims, how peaceful they are and really be able to talk to the Western media about the true look and heart of the Muslims. – Hesham Qandil

We need to understand why there is a void of participation in public life from the Muslim community and why it is a growing issue, and we need to understand the impact of this on wider civil society. – Dominic Grieve

We regard this as a continuation of the American policy based on oppression and the shedding of Muslim and Arab blood”¦We condemn the assassination and the killing of an Arab holy warrior. We ask God to offer him mercy with the true believers and the martyrs. – Ismail Haniyeh

We should profile Muslims, or anyone who looks like he or she could conceivably be Muslim, and we should be honest about it. – Sam Harris

We stand with our Muslim community as President Trump singles them out for attack and unfairly-targeted policy. – Betsy Hodges

We tend to forget in the West that the United States has more Muslim blood on its hands than Al Qaeda has on its hands of innocent non-Muslims. – Feisal Abdul Rauf

We usually speak of the Jewish-Christian civilization perhaps, the time has come, especially with regard to the Middle East conflict, to talk about the Jewish-Muslim civilization as an axis opposed to Christianity. – Slavoj Zizek

We want to be, I think, an example for the rest of the Arab world, because there are a lot of people who say that the only democracy you can have in the Middle East is the Muslim Brotherhood. – Abdallah II of Jordan

We weren’t raised Muslim – we were born Muslim. I didn’t go to a Muslim school, but it was just the theme song. It was ambient. – Lupe Fiasco

We who don’t want radical Islam to spread must compete with the agents of radical Islam. I want to see what would happen if Christians, feminists and Enlightenment thinkers were to start proselytizing in the Muslim community. – Ayaan Hirsi Ali

we will encourage more Americans to study in Muslim communities. – Barack Obama

We would never ask any other faith community to stand up and condemn acts of violence committed by people within their groups. The fact that this is only directed at the Muslim community is something that I personally can’t accept. – Linda Sarsour

Wearing hijab made you know that I was Muslim. – Linda Sarsour

Wearing modest clothing is a belief, and I’m not going to say that every Muslim woman is in my shoes, but the majority of us do have a choice. – Halima Aden

Well, I don’t think that the Obama administration knows what’s Jesus, what belongs to Jesus and what belongs to them. That’s my big gripe. Apparently, he doesn’t know. But then, that’s because he’s not a Christian. He’s Muslim, – Christine O’Donnell

Well, the correct answer is he is not a Muslim, he’s a Christian. He’s always been a Christian. But the really right answer is, what if he is? Is there something wrong with being a Muslim in this country? – Colin Powell

Well, to be clear, I am a scholar of religions with four degrees, including one in the New Testament and fluency in Biblical Greek who has been studying the origins of Christianity for two decades who also happens to be Muslim,Reza Aslan

We’re a Muslim family, but we’re also very cultured and we have a mixture of different religions. For example, my brother-in-law is Catholic, and my sister converted and my nephews are baptized. I have an uncle who just graduated and currently he’s a priest. – Rima Fakih

We’re working with our friends in the Middle East, many of which, as you know, are Muslim majority nations. – Hillary Clinton

Western countries in particular can today no longer be separated from Muslim societies, because they have them within themselves. They are themselves internally globalized. – Ulrich Beck

Western European societies are unprepared for the massive immigration of brown-skinned peoples cooking strange foods and maintaining different standards of hygiene. All immigrants bring exotic customs and attitudes, but Muslim customs are more troublesome than most. – Daniel Pipes

Western products could only be boycotted when the Muslim fraternity is fully awakened and organized. – Osama bin Laden

We’ve been dealing with this kind of terrorism since the fifties, since the Muslim Brotherhood came to Syria at that time. – Bashar al-Assad

We’ve got a Muslim for a president who hates cowboys, hates cowgirls, hates fishing, hates farming, loves gays and we hate him! – Hank Williams, Jr.

We’ve got to stop thinking everybody who is Muslim is a terrorist. – Lisa Ling

What I hope to do in the States is to break up this stereotyping of Muslims and Arabs. I mean, we are basically the only sub-culture that is not represented in Hollywood. And it’s funny because everybody is talking about the Muslim world and the Arab world, and we are not represented. – Bassem Youssef

What is a Muslim neighborhood? How many Muslims have to be in a neighborhood before it becomes worthy of checking papers and kicking in the doors of homes and businesses? – Ibrahim Hooper

What shall I say, O Muslims, I know not myself, I am neither a Christian, nor a Jew, nor a Zoroastrian, nor a Muslim. – Rumi

What sort of Europe do we want to have? Parallel societies? Muslim communities living together with the Christian community? – Viktor Orban

What the Muslim Brotherhood said in the explanatory memorandum that was discovered during the Holy Land Foundation Trial was that, ‘they will take advantage of our PC attitude to get us’. – Benjamin Carson

What we need to do is lead an international coalition which includes very significantly the Muslim nations in that region who are going to have to fight and defend their way of life. – Bernie Sanders

What would people say if I had only asked to ban Muslim clothing? They would burn me as a Muslim hater. – Marine Le Pen

Whatever we once were, we are no longer a Christian nation – at least, not just. We are also a Jewish nation, a Muslim nation, a Buddhist nation, and a Hindu nation, and a nation of nonbelievers. – Barack Obama

What’s my audience? British society. Am I received relatively well? Yes. Is there within that… if you break it down, challenges with Muslim communities? Of course there are. – Maajid Nawaz

When a person thinks, I am a Christian, this other person is a Muslim, therefore he is my enemy, or I am a Muslim, this other person is a Hindu, therefore she is my enemy, they reveal their own lack of spiritual depth. No religion teaches this, and any understanding of any religion that adopts this divisive attitude proves itself false by doing so. – Tulsi Gabbard

When Allah talks about giving to those who are in need of money, food, clothing, etc. in Surah al-Isra, He doesn’t refer to it as “helping the miskeen” or “giving charity to the miskeen.” Allah refers to this act as giving them what is their right and what they deserve. It is their right upon me and you and Allah is watching. – Ust. – Nouman Ali Khan

When better screening certain Muslim immigrants first came up, one of the big defenders was Carl Higbie. He’s a former Navy Sean and a [Donald] Trump supporter. – Megyn Kelly

When I first started in Malaysia, having a Muslim Malay girl singing and holding a guitar was new to everyone. Even Muslims there had issues with it; they found it weird. – Yuna

When I get on a plane, I got to tell you, if I see people who are in Muslim garb and I think, you know, they are identifying themselves first and foremost as Muslims, I get worried. I get nervous. – Juan Williams

When I hear real faithful people – whether it’s a real Christian, or a real Buddhist, or a real Muslim – I hear them use the language I use for a friend. So my metaphor for God is friend. – Patch Adams

When I started in government, I said that children who come here should take German classes before they start regular classes so they can follow what the teachers say. I said it should be possible to be a believing Muslim and a proud Austrian at the same time. – Sebastian Kurz

When I started running for Congress, it actually took me by surprise that so many people were fascinated with me being the first Muslim in Congress. – Keith Ellison

When I walked out of the house with hijab on, i felt beautiful in the eyes of Allah. I felt protected, shielded – i just felt somebody was watching over me’ – Nadia, a reverted Muslim – Na’ima B. Robert

When I watch a TV show I wouldn’t notice if someone was Muslim or wearing a hijab. It’s nice to be on a show where your skin colour or religion is incidental. – Nadiya Hussain

When I’m out of town, I always try to get some readings or some type of new information to where I’m learning more about Islam, just to become the best Muslim I can become. – Dave East

When it comes to political forces in Norway and elsewhere, I – simply put – sympathize with all those who wish to throw out every single Muslim and Jew from Europe, all those who wish to ‘dismantle’ the E.U., and all those who want to nationalize all countries in our world. – Varg Vikernes

When it comes to the Sunnis and Shiites, it is not for the United States or for us or for anyone else to settle who was the heir of Muhammad. This is a Muslim and Arab problem, and they have to deal with it. – Shimon Peres

When Love Is For The Sake Of Allah, It Never Dies. – Unknown

When Mohamed Morsi was elected president of Egypt in 2012, many in the country, including me, were hopeful that he would become a democratic president for all Egyptians – not only for the Muslim Brotherhood. – Ahmed Zewail

When my cousin sister got married to a Muslim boy, my family was baffled. All the brothers had abandoned her. But I said there is nothing wrong in it. We have not lost our sister. In fact, we got another family member in the form of that boy. – Nana Patekar

When Pakistan was carved out of India’s rib in 1947, it was assumed by some that Bollywood’s Muslim stars would defect to the new state and thus boost the Lahore film industry. But Lollywood did not happen. – Tariq Ali

When we were discussing ‘Holby City, ‘I told the producers that I wanted the Art Malik character to be honourable, and my other requirement was that he be a Muslim, because we need Muslims on TV. – Art Malik

When we were getting married the Hindu way in Arrah, we had an old guest who asked my wife what her ‘good name’ was. I think she’d heard that I had married a Muslim. When my wife said, ‘Mona Ahmed Ali,’ the lady looked at me and exclaimed, ‘Oh, so you’ve married a terrorist.’ – Amitava Kumar

When you call yourself an Indian or a Muslim or a Christian or a European or anything else, you are being violent. Do you see why it is violent? Because you are separating yourself from the rest of mankind. When you separate yourself by belief, by nationality, by tradition, it breeds violence. – Jiddu Krishnamurti

When you feel low or sad look around you. Who are your friends? Surround yourself with those who remind you of Allah and become happy. – Unknown

When you have friends that are Muslim, Jewish, gay, from any marginalized group, you realize that they are so much more than this esoteric talking point. – Hasan Minhaj

Muslim Quotes

When you write about a Muslim woman, like I did with my previous novels – ‘Minaret’, for example, which is about a woman who starts to wear the hijab – it sets all the alarm bells ringing. – Leila Aboulela

When you’re a brown Muslim from Iran talking about Jesus on TV, you need to keep your cool at all times, OK? That’s not rocket science. – Reza Aslan

Whenever some kind of mass shooting or any other kind of violent activity takes place, we kind of hold our breath until we are sure that no Muslim was involved, because we know that these incidents will be treated differently if a Muslim is involved versus if somebody of another background is involved. – Ibrahim Hooper

Where are the Muslim people’s sponsors? Where are its kings? Where are its leaders? The Muslim people is calling upon you, Jerusalem is appealing to you, will anyone answer? – Ahmed Yassin

Whether they are Jewish, Muslim, Christian, or atheist, everybody has a place in this society. – Frans Timmermans

While it may be true — and probably is — that not all Muslims are terrorists, it also happens to be true that nearly all terrorists are Muslim. – Dan Gillerman

While Muslim men describe themselves as insecure in their harems, real or imagined, Westerners describe themselves as self-assured heroes with no fears of women. The tragic dimension so present in Muslim harems – fear of women and male self-doubt – is missing in the Western harem. – Fatema Mernissi

While no Muslim worthy of his name would lose his respect for God, the Prophet Muhammad, and other symbols of Islam, he might well refrain from using legal prosecution or violent reaction to those who do not show the same respect. My basis for this claim is nothing other than the holiest source of Islam, the Quran. – Mustafa Akyol

While the primary focus continues to be on religious minorities – the Christian religious minorities and the Jewish community – ISIS will also go after people who interpret and believe the Muslim faith differently than they do. – Pete Hoekstra

While the West tries to turn its civilization into cultural variety hour, Islam tries to turn Muslim lands into a cultural monolith. The same West that justifies the rap culture thinks that every Muslim terrorist bombing is an expression of economic angst or social alienation. – Ben Shapiro

While the White House has condemned anti-Muslim rhetoric as divisive, the administration is also worried such talk will hurt antiterrorism efforts. – Audie Cornish

Who cares if virtually the entire world views Obama’s drone attacks as unjustified and wrong? Who cares if the Muslim world continues to seethe with anti-American animus as a result of this aggression? Empires do what they want. – Glenn Greenwald

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

Whoever treads a path seeking knowledge, Allah will make easy for him the path to Paradise. – Prophet Muhammad, Bukhari & Imam Muslim – Anonymous

Why is one view permissible and the other criminally barred-other than because the force of law is being used to control political discourse and one form of terrorism (violence in the Muslim world) is done by, rather than to, the west? – Glenn Greenwald

Why must I run against a Negro? We have had enough of Negroes running against and fighting with each other. The better bet is that we would put a Muslim candidate in the field against a devil, somebody who is against all we stand for. – Malcolm X

Why Wish Upon A Star? When You Can Pray To The One Who Created it. – Unknown

Widely distributed reports have noted in January 1968, Obama was registered as a Muslim at Jakarta’s Roman Catholic Franciscus Assisi Primary School under the name Barry Soetoro. – Aaron Klein

With literature, sometimes a book is presented in the media as being say, a Muslim story or an African story, when essentially it’s a universal story which we can all relate to it, no matter what race or social background we come from. – Shawn Johnson

With the 5-to-4 decision upholding Trump’s Muslim ban, arbitrary discrimination is now formal U.S. policy, celebrated by a president who campaigned on a ‘total ban’ of Muslims entering the United States. – Ben Rhodes

Without doubt, Malaysia is the great economic star of the Muslim world.Martin Jacques

Without my services, Pakistan would never have been the first Muslim nuclear nation. We were able to achieve the capability under very tough circumstances, but we did it. – Abdul Qadeer Khan

Women were everywhere in the revolution. Women participated in it, and many women were killed. Then we had the right to speak up and gain some more rights, but what happened was there was a backlash. Why? Because we have the Salafists, Muslim Brothers, religious groups. – Nawal El Saadawi

Women were free in older times when the Islamic nation was strong. There are so many examples in history, not more than a thousand years ago, when Muslim women were leaders, scientists, professionals, and so on. It is all about justice, and justice can be attained through having the rulers accountable to their people. – Tawakkol Karman

World leaders and, particularly, Muslim religious leaders need to stand up and protect the oppressed. – Nadia Murad

Worries End When Salah Begins – Unknown

Worry increases pressure whereas prayer releases peace. – Unknown

Ya Rabb Don’t Put Me Back Into What You Once Took Me Out From – Unknown

Yes I am, I am also a Muslim, a Christian, a Buddhist, and a Jew. – Mahatma Gandhi

Yes, i am muslim. no, i don’t hate Jews and Christians. – Unknown

Yes, we get death threats every week… from the Muslims. – Jack Chick

Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself. – Rumi

You can be a Christian. You can be Jew. You can be a Muslim. You can be atheist. This is your own choice. But the law, the constitution, the law of the people is above God’s law. So when somebody arrives in Europe, people need to accept those rules. – Charles Michel

You can’t claim you tried everything If you never got up in the last third of the night to ask Allah for it. – Unknown

You can’t just read the Koran to understand Muslim life. You have to look at history, at personalities, at economics, and so on. – Daniel Pipes

You have to be realistic about terrorism. Certain groups of people, certain groups, Muslim fundamentalists, Christian fundamentalists, Jewish fundamentalists, and just plain guys from Montana, are going to continue to make life in this country very interesting for a long, long time. – George Carlin

You just don’t see Muslims being matter-of-fact Muslim. They’re always defined by their Muslim-ness. We’re either terrorists, or we’re fighting terrorists. I remember seeing ‘True Lies’ and going, ‘Why are we always the bad guys? – ‘Kumail Nanjiani

You know you’re a bigot when you can’t take out the word ‘Muslim’ from a sentence you stated and replace it with ‘Jew’ and still have it be socially acceptable. – Cenk Uygur

You listen to all the [Barack] Obama intelligence officials all saying ISIS will infiltrate that [immigrants] population. We have so many majority-Muslim countries that are not impacted, but the media insists on calling this a Muslim ban. – Sean Hannity

You say you’re a Christian, cause God made you, you say you’re a Muslim cause God made you, you say you’re a Hindu and the next man a Jew, but then we all kill each other cause God told us to? Naw! – Michael Franti

You see that wealth is scattered all across the Muslim world but not a single TV channel has been acquired which can preach Islamic injunctions according to modern requirements and attain an international influence. – Osama bin Laden

You’ll be pleased to hear, Christopher, that I am no longer a Muslim liberal but an atheist [….] I find that it obviates the necessity for any cognitive dissonance. – Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Young people, some of whom are not born into the faith, are being fired up by preachers using basic Islamic scripture and mobilized to wage jihad by radical imams who represent themselves as legitimate Muslim clergymen. – Ayaan Hirsi Ali

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

Yusuf Qaradawi is probably the most well-known legal authority in the whole Muslim world today. – Feisal Abdul Rauf

Muslim Quotes

Muslim Love and Marriage Quotes

A good husband wipes her tears, but a great husband listens to the story of whys she’s crying. – Unknown

A successful marriage requires falling in love many times always with the same person. – Waleed Basyouni

A thousand half-loves must be forsaken to take one whole heart home. – Rumi

All too often people concentrate on finding the right spouse, little realizing that half of any marriage is being the right spouse. – Yasir Qadhi

Among His signs is that He created for you mates from among yourselves, in order to have tranquility with them and He put love and mercy between your (hearts) : verily in that are signs for those who reflect. – Holy Quran 30:21

And still, after all this time, the Sun has never said to the Earth, You owe me. Look what happens with love like that. It lights up the sky. – Hafez

Forbidden love stories end at marriage, while true halal love stories begin at marriage and end with both entering paradise. – Abdulbary Yaha Bari

Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation. – Rumi

I closed my mouth and spoke to you in a hundred silent ways. – Rumi

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. – Rumi

Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground. – Rumi

Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along. – Rumi

May these vows and this marriage be blessed. May it be sweet milk, this marriage, like wine and halvah. May this marriage offer fruit and shade like the date palm. May this marriage be full of laughter, our every day a day in paradise. May this marriage be a sign of compassion, a seal of happiness here and hereafter. May this marriage have a fair face and a good name, an omen as welcome as the moon in a clear blue sky. I am out of words to describe how spirit mingles in this marriage. – Rumi

My wife and I have what’s known as mixed marriage. I am a Methodist, she is a Muslim. So we’re keeping it in the M’s.  – Grover Norquist

None but a noble man treats women in an honorable manner, and none but an ignorant treats women disgracefully. – Hadith

On a day when the wind is perfect the sail just needs to open and the world is full of beauty. Today is such a day. – Rumi

Once you begin to see everything beautiful as only a reflection of God’s beauty, you will learn to in the right way. – Yasmin Mogahed

Reason is powerless in the expression of Love. – Rumi

That which God said to the rose, and caused it to laugh in full-blown beauty, He said to my heart, and made it a hundred times more beautiful. – Rumi

The beauty of You delights me. The sight of You amazes me. For the Pearl does this… and the Ocean does that. – Hafez

The man dreams of a perfect woman and the woman dreams of a perfect man and they don’t know that Allah created them to perfect one another. – Ahmad AlShugairi

The minute I heard my first love story, I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along. – Rumi

The most perfect believer in faith is the one whose character is finest and who is kindest to his wife. – Hadith

The successful marriage is not when you can live in peace with your wife, but when you can’t live in peace with out her. – Yasir Qadhi

The whole world is a provision, and the best object of benefit of the world is the pious woman. Hadith

There have been reports of many child marriages taking place in the Malabar region in Kerala, especially among the Muslim community. However, under Muslim Personal Law, a girl can be married once she attains puberty, and hence we cannot say that such marriages are not valid. – Girija Vyas

This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally, to take a step without feet. – Rumi

Two there are who are never satisfied — the lover of the world and the lover of knowledge. – Rumi

We do not see for those who love one another anything like marriage. – Hadith

When I am with you, we stay up all night. When you’re not here, I can’t go to sleep. Praise God for those two insomnias! And the difference between them. – Rumi

When someone proposes marriage to one of you whose religion and character pleases you, then you should marry him. If you do not do so, there will be tribulations in the earth and the proliferation of corruption. – Hadith

When talking about marriage, Allah says your spouses are garments for you. A garment may or may not fit perfectly-but either way, it covers imperfections, protects and beautifies. – Yasmin Mogahed

Words are a pretext. It is the inner bond that draws one person to another, not words. – Rumi

Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it. – Rumi

Muslim Quotes

Presidential Quotes on Islam & Muslims

[Americans know] the traditional values of Islam, devotion to faith and good works, to family and society, are in harmony with the best of American ideals. – Bill Clinton

[Islam] inspires countless individuals to lead lives of honesty, integrity, and morality. – George W. Bush

And I’m not a student of religion, but I don’t find anything in what the principal teachings of Islam that put us in contradiction at all. In fact, the principles are the same as what—we have a diverse religious culture. But it’s kindness, it’s be good to your neighbor, it’s love, and it’s take care of children. It’s all these things that—so there’s no anti-Islam. – George H.W. Bush

Civilization owes to the Islamic world some of its most important tools and achievements…the Muslim genius has added much to the culture of all peoples. – Dwight Eisenhower

For nearly two hundred years, our nation has derived its strength from the diversity of its people and of their beliefs. That strength has been greatly enhanced by [the Islamic] religious heritage. – Gerald Ford

From the beginning, the United States has enjoyed close and valued ties with the Muslim world. – Jimmy Carter

Here in the United States our Muslim citizens are making many contributions in business, science and law, medicine and education, and in other fields…[they are]upholding our nation’s ideals of liberty and justice in a world at peace. – George W. Bush

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

Islam has demonstrated through words and deeds the possibilities of religious tolerance and racial equality. – Barack Obama

Islamic culture has given us majestic arches and soaring spires; timeless poetry and cherished music; elegant calligraphy and places of peaceful contemplation. – Barack Obama

On the basis of both values and interests, the natural relationship between Islam and the United States is one of friendship. – Jimmy Carter

The United States of America…has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion, or tranquility of Muslims. – John Adams

We have the deepest respect and reverence for Islam and all who share the faith of Islam. – Jimmy Carter

Muslim Quotes

From Wikiquote

  • Individual Muslims may show splendid qualities. Thousands become the brave and loyal soldiers of the Queen; all know how to die; but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it had vainly struggled, the civilization of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilization of ancient Rome.
    • Winston Churchill, The River War (1899), first edition, Vol II, pages 248-250, London
  • I’m a Christian, But Muslims are misunderstood. Intentionally misunderstood. We should all be more like them. They make sense, especially with their children. There is no other group like the Black Muslims, who put so much effort into teaching children the right things: They don’t smoke, they don’t drink or overindulge in alcohol, they protect their women, they command respect. And what do these other people do? They complain about them, they criticize them. We’d be a better world if we emulated them. We don’t have to become black Muslims, but we can embrace the things that work.
    • Bill Cosby, “Bill Cosby: A plague called apathy”. New York Post. (June 9, 2013).
  • At the beginning of the twentieth century, every single leading Muslim intellectual was in love with the west, and wanted their countries to look just like Britain and France. Some of them even said that the Europeans … were better Muslims than they themselves, because their modern society had enabled them to create a fairer and more just distribution of wealth, than was possible in their pre-modern climates, and that accorded more perfectly with the vision of the Quran.
    Then there was the experience of colonialism under Britain and France, experiences like Suez, the Iranian revolution, Israel, and some people, not all by any means… have allowed this … these series of disasters to corrode into hatred.

    • Karen Armstrong, in NOW Interview with Bill Moyers, at PBS
  • Ever since I became a Muslim … I’ve had to deal with attempts to damage my reputation and countless insinuations seeking to cast doubt on my character and trying to connect me to causes, concepts or sayings which I do not and would never wilfully subscribe to.
    • Yusuf Islam, as quoted in The Guardian (29 March 2005)
  • A Muslim is a person who has dedicated his worship exclusively to God.
    • Ibn Arabi, Commentary on the Qur’an, Razi, I, p. 432, Cairo, 1318/1900
  • Thus, when Muslims crossed the straits of Gibraltar from North Africa in 711 CE and invaded the Iberian Peninsula, Jews welcomed them as liberators from Christian Persecution.
    • Zion Zohar, Sephardic & Mizrahi Jewry, New York, 2005, pp. 8 – 9.
  • “Existing peacefully with non-Islamic beliefs is an essential Islamic principle that is clearly stated in many Qur’anic verses, and that has been practiced by Muslims throughout their history. It is not something that Muslims impose on their religion or something that they have to resort to because of exceptional external circumstances. It is a requirement demanded by the nature of the religion.”
    • Jaafar Idris, [www.jaafaridris.com/an-islamic-view-of-peaceful-coexistence]
  • The Church regards with esteem also the Moslems. They adore the one God, living and subsisting in Himself; merciful and all- powerful, the Creator of heaven and earth, who has spoken to men; they take pains to submit wholeheartedly to even His inscrutable decrees, just as Abraham, with whom the faith of Islam takes pleasure in linking itself, submitted to God. Though they do not acknowledge Jesus as God, they revere Him as a prophet. They also honor Mary, His virgin Mother; at times they even call on her with devotion. In addition, they await the day of judgment when God will render their deserts to all those who have been raised up from the dead. Finally, they value the moral life and worship God especially through prayer, almsgiving and fasting.
    • Pope Paul VI, Declaration on the Relation of the Church to non-christian religions – Nostra aetate, October 28, 1965.

Muslim world

The terms Muslim world and Islamic world commonly refer to the unified Islamic community (Ummah), consisting of all those who adhere to the religion of Islam.

  • When the Imam said that “the relations with the America are like the relations between a wolf and a sheep,” he meant that the tension in these relations would continue until America renounces its imperialist essence — and it is not about to do so for the time being. The Imam was talking about the struggle between Islam and America, not about compromising with America. He said: “We will not allow you to have interests in the world of Islam.”
    • Hasan Rahimpur Azghadi, in an televised address Iranian leader: “We Are Stronger Than America and the West (June 2006).
  • I think there is a massive gulf in the understanding and knowledge between Muslims and non-Muslims — I mean particularly the West and the Islamic world. What we are talking about in reality is a strong minority of people committed to their own particular interpretation of Islam, who seek to impose it on others. I do not believe that the totality of the Islamic world recognizes the Taliban interpretation of the faith as being representative of its own view. There is no unanimity in Islam with regard to this interpretation. Generally you will see as much diversity in the Islam as you do in the Christian world today. But the West does not really understand the pluralism of the Islamic world.
    • Aga Khan IV‎‎, in an interview with Robert Ivy (FAIA), in Architectural Record (31 August 2001).
  • If we judge from Islamic history, there is much to encourage us. For century after century, the Arabs, the Persians, the Turks and many other Islamic societies achieved powerful leadership roles in the world — not only politically and economically but also intellectually… The fundamental reason for the pre-eminence of Islamic civilizations lay neither in accidents of history nor in acts of war, but rather in their ability to discover new knowledge, to make it their own, and to build constructively upon it. They became the Knowledge Societies of their time.
    • Aga Khan IV‎‎, in an address to the 2006 Convocation of the Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan (2 December 2006).
  • The Muslim world, with its history and cultures, and indeed its different interpretations of Islam, is still little known in the West… The two worlds, Muslim and non-Muslim, Eastern and Western, must, as a matter of urgency, make a real effort to get to know one another, for I fear that what we have is not a clash of civilisations, but a clash of ignorance on both sides.
    • Aga Khan IV‎‎, in his Closing Address by His Highness the Aga Khan at the “Musée-Musées” Round Table Louvre Museum, (17 October 2007).
  • If there is much misunderstanding in the West about the nature of Islam, there is also much ignorance about the debt our own culture and civilization owe to the Islamic world. It is a failure, which stems, I think, from the straight-jacket of history, which we have inherited. The medieval Islamic world, from central Asia to the shores of the Atlantic, was a world where scholars and men of learning flourished. But because we have tended to see Islam as the enemy of the West, as an alien culture, society and system of belief, we have tended to ignore or erase its great relevance to our own history.
    • Charles, Prince of Wales, “Islam and the West” at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies (27 October 1993).
  • The extinction of race consciousness as between Muslims is one of the outstanding moral achievements of Islam, and in the contemporary world there is, as it happens, a crying need for the propagation of this Islamic virtue; for, although the record of history would seem on the whole to show that race consciousness has been the exception and not the rule in the constant interbreeding of the human species, it is a fatality of the present situation that this consciousness is felt -and felt strongly- by the very peoples which, in the competition of the last four centuries between several Western powers, have won at least for the moment the lion’s share of the inheritance of the Earth.
    • Arnold Joseph Toynbee, Civilization on Trial, Oxford University Press, 1948, p. 205.

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