86+ Best Islamic Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational Islamic quotes will encourage you to think a little deeper than you usually would and broaden your perspective.

Famous Islamic Quotes

Many sisters complain that people don’t want to marry them unless they stop wearing hijab. No man is worth your hijab, and a real man wouldn’t request you to take it off in the first place. – Omar Suleiman

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

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

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

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

The religion of Islam actually restores one’s human feelings, human rights, human incentives, human, his talent. – Malcolm X

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

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

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

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

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

Islam 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 best hijab is in the eyes of the beholder. – Benazir Bhutto

In Islam, the legislative power and competence to establish laws belong exclusively to God Almighty. – Ruhollah Khomeini

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

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

It is the nature of Islam to dominate, not to be dominated, to impose its law on all nations and to extend its power to the entire planet. – Hassan Al-Banna

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

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

Islam is not just a religion. Islam is everything. – Cat Stevens

That they should draw their veils over their bosoms. – Surah An-Nur

Islam will be victorious through the blood of martyrs who spread its light in every dark corner of this earth. – Mohammed Bouyeri

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

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

Hijab is beautiful, so make it look beautiful, wear it with love, wear it with pride and most of all wear it Right. – Anonymous

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

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

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

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

Traditional Islam is a mixture of all obedience to Allah, and if that requires militancy, so be it. – Deepak Chopra

Hijab includes the way a person walk, talks, looks and thinks, All of it should be Done modestly and applies to both Men and Women. – Anonymous

The Muslim world is threatened by religious fanaticism. The western world is threatened by secular fanaticism. – Dennis Prager

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

When it comes to the hijab – why to wear it, whether to wear it, how to wear it there is theology and then there is practice, and there is huge diversity in both. – Randa Abdel-Fattah

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

That person is not a perfect Muslim who eateth his fill, and leaveth his neighbors hungry. – Muhammad

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

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

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

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

Our hijab is our Strength and our obedience to Allah. – Anonymous

The Muslim call to prayer is one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset. – Barack Obama

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

Islam understands its earthly mission to extend the law of Allah over the world by force. – Robert Spencer

For many, the hijab represents modesty, piety and devotion to God, and I truly respect that. But the hijab should not be used as a means of applying social pressure on people. – Queen Rania of Jordan

Surely Islam has nothing to fear from criticism even if it be unreasonable. – Mahatma Gandhi

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

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

There are irrational fears. If you see a woman wearing a hijab and fear is your first thought, something’s really wrong. – Hamza Yusuf

Hijab forces a man to look at a woman with respect rather than as an object. – Anonymous

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

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

Islam appeals to people because it appeals also to reason. – Mahatma Gandhi

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 hijab, or sikh turban, or Jewish skullcap are all explicit symbols, but they do not represent a threat or affront to others, and have no bearing on the competence, skills and intelligence of a person. – Randa Abdel-Fattah

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

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

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

The sun doesn’t lose its beauty when covered by the clouds. The same way your beauty doesn’t fade when being covered by Hijab. – Angelina Jolie

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

There is nothing more Islamic than critical thinking. – Tariq Ramadan

This Hijab, This mark of Piety, is an act of faith, a symbol for all the world to see. – Anonymous

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

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

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

Too many people look at it as though it (the hijab) has bizarre powers sewn into its microfibers. Powers that transform Muslim girls into UCOs (Unidentified Covered Objects), which turn Muslim girls from an ‘us’ to a ‘them. – Randa Abdel-Fattah

Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance. – Barack Obama

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. – Muhammad

How can hijab be oppressive when in most of countries it requires greater courage to wear it than to remove it yet it is worn? – Mufti Menk

Hijab isn’t hiding your beauty with tight cloths, Its how you handle your beauty for the sake of God. – Hijab Girls

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

Hijab is a personal choice. It is personal choice to submit to Allah(God) rather than the fashion of society. To be beautiful to God rather than people. – Yasmin Mgahed

Islam is not a set of rules. It’s a way of seeing life and the world. – Nouman Ali Khan

The Muslim Brotherhood is a fundamentalist group. – Richard Engel

The very word Islam means peace, which is nonviolence. – Mahatma Gandhi

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

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

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

The point of Islam is to promote peace. – Lupe Fiasco

Islam is not a religion of peace. Islam is a religion of submission. Islam means submit. – Stephen Bannon

The ultimate decision [of wearing hijab] must be that of the individual. Western opinions on the hijab or burkas are rather irrelevant. We don’t get to decide for Muslim women what does or does not oppress them, no matter how highly we think of ourselves. – Roxane Gay

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

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

Some of us cover to protect our bodies some of us cover to protect our souls in both cases, respect their choices. – Anjum Choudhary

To all hijabis who are wearing niqab/hijab/abaya in this heat, may Allah shade you on the day that there is no shade but only His shade. – Abida

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