Islamic Sayings and Quotes

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


Islamic culture has given us majestic arches and soaring spires; timeless poetry and cherished music; elegant calligraphy and places of peaceful contemplation.     

Barack Obama

The desired Islamic state might be likened to an orchard planted with olive and palm trees that will take a relatively long time to produce fruit.     

Yusuf Al-Qaradawi

There is nothing more Islamic than critical thinking.     

Tariq Ramadan

The Islamic ethic is that if God has given you the capacity or good fortune to be a privileged individual in society, you have a moral responsibility to society.     

Aga Khan IV

Islamic tradition is full of examples of supporting the autonomy of women and the empowerment of women. Very few people know that in Islamic history there have been well over two thousand women jurists.     

Khaled Abou El Fadl

The wave of the Islamic revolution will soon reach the entire world.     

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Islamic state means a state based on justice and democracy and structured upon Islamic rules and laws.     

Ruhollah Khomeini

According to Islamic principles, when a man is accused of heresy, he is given the choice between repentance and punishment.     

Naguib Mahfouz

While many Islamic countries pay lip service to the idea of freedom of religion, they don't put up with conversion from Islam to another religion.     

Ibn Warraq

The great Islamic nation cannot ... be indifferent and remain silent on the injustice done to you. The Islamic nation is required to assist you in any way it can.     

Ali Khamenei

The universality of Islam is not uniformity, it is unity with diversity.     

Tariq Ramadan

As with fascism, the rise of Islamic totalitarianism has partly to do with its populist appeal to the class resentments of an economically oppressed population and to anger at political subordination and humiliation.     

Ellen Willis

The religion of Islam brings out of the individual all of his dormant potential.     

Malcolm X

Islam is not a set of rules. It's a way of seeing life and the world.     

Nouman Ali Khan

In Islam, all living things have souls. We are made pure by the fire of the lord compassion.     

John Speed

The message of Islam asks you to be intellectually, spiritually, socially, and politically independent.     

Tariq Ramadan

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

Pervez Musharraf

Let me put it this way: There is nothing in Islam that is fundamentally against the quest for knowledge.     

Ahmed Zewail

Islam stands for the unity and brotherhood of mankind, and not for disrupting the oneness of the human family.     

Mahatma Gandhi

Of all religious systems, Islam alone declares that individual perfection is possible in our earthly existence.     

Muhammad Asad

In Islam religion and politics cannot be separated. Unlike other religions, Islam is political by its very nature.     

Ali Sina

The religion of Islam actually restores one's human feelings, human rights, human incentives, human, his talent.     

Malcolm X

If Islam's sole interest is the welfare of mankind, then Islam is the strongest advocate of human rights anywhere on Earth.     

Mos Def

Islam is a faith that brings comfort to people. It inspires them to lead lives based on honesty, and justice, and compassion.     

George W. Bush

The point of Islam is to promote peace.     

Lupe Fiasco

Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance.     

Barack Obama

Islam is not just a religion. Islam is everything.     

Cat Stevens

The very word Islam means peace, which is nonviolence.     

Mahatma Gandhi

Islam appeals to people because it appeals also to reason.     

Mahatma Gandhi

In Islam there is not much room for anything else but Islam.     

Geert Wilders