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188 Inspirational Islamic Sayings

Islamic Sayings

In this post you will find inspirational Islamic sayings and quotes.


“Do not allow your stomachs to become graveyards.” —Prophet Muhammad PBUH

“Prayer isn’t for Allah. It’s for you. Allah doesn’t need you. You need Him.” —Dr. Bilal Philips

“I believe in the religion of Islam. I believe in Allah and peace.” —Muhammad Ali

“No amount of guilt can change the past, and no amount of worrying can change the future.” —Hazrat Umer RA

“Truth lifts the heart like water refreshes thirst.” —Jalaluddin Rumi

“Suffering is a gift. In it is hidden mercy.” —Jalaluddin Rumi

“Knowledge is better than money. You protect money but your knowledge protects you.” —Hazrat Ali RA

“It is difficult to be patient but to waste the rewards of patience is worse.” —Hazrat Abu Bakar Sadique RA

“The rose and the thorn, and sorrow and gladness are linked together.” —Saadi

“The Worst of our faults is our interest in other people’s Faults.” —Hazrat Ali RA

“The biggest gift after Iman (Faith) is your wives.” —Hazrat Umer RA

“The tongue is like a lion. if you let it loose , it will wound someone.” —Hazrat Ali RA

“The less attachment to the world, the easier your life.” —Hazrat Umer RA

“Seek the wisdom that will untie your knot. Seek the path that demands your whole being.” —Rumi

“The best place to be is in someone’s dua because they talk to Allah about you and Allah is the best Listener.” —Dr. Bilal Philips

“When you let go of who you are, you become who you might be.” —Rumi

“What Allah wants from you is your intention and will.” —Fudayl ibn Iyad

“A friend cannot be considered a friend until he is tested in three occasions: in time of need, behind your back, and after your death.” —Unknown

“To get what you love, you must first be patient with what you hate.” —Imam Ghazali

“These pains you feel are messengers. Listen to them.” —Rumi

“Allah will help him who moves in the way of Allah.” —Hazrat Abu Bakar sadique RA

“It is a matter of shame that in the morning the birds should be awake earlier than you.” —Hazrat Abu Bakar sadique RA

“When Allah is your strength, nothing can break you.” —Dr. Bilal Philips

“The most capable of pardoning is he who is most powerful to punish.” —Unknown

“The thing we tell of can never be found be seeking, yet only seekers find it.” —Bayazid Bistami

“To repress desire is to suppress a divine impulse.” —Hazrat Inayat Khan

“The greatest gift in this life is Islam. If Allah blessed us with that gift, everything else is secondary.” —Dr. Bilal Philips

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

“Every night ask yourself, have you taken a step closer to Allah or a step further away?” —Unknown

“Never make a businessman the head of state.” —Hazrat Ali RA

“There is no God but Allah and Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah.” —The Quran

“This is your world that you strive to gain and that you cry over.” —Hazrat Umer RA

“Forgiveness is the best revenge.” —Hazrat Ali RA

“Attain knowledge before old age settles in.” —Hazrat Umer RA

“Do not grieve over what has passed unless it makes you work harder for what is about to come.” —Hazrat Umer RA

“Be empty of worrying. Think of who created thought.” —Rumi

“Knowledge is the life of the mind.” —Hazrat Abu Bakar sadique RA

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

“Ignore those that make you fearful and sad.” —Rumi

“Worry increases stress, whereas prayer releases peace.” —Dr. Bilal Philips

“It is not the knowledge which should come to you, it is you who should come to the knowledge.” —Malik ibn Anas

“The moon stays bright when it doesn’t avoid the night.” —Rumi

“If you expect the blessings of God, be kind to His people.” —Hazrat Abu Bakar sadique RA

“Don’t search for happiness in a place where you will not find it. Know that true happiness comes from Allah and lasts forever.” —Dr. Bilal Philips

“He who takes pity even on a sparrow and spares its life, God will be merciful to him on the Day of Judgment.” —Prophet Muhammad PBUH

“You yourself are your own obstacle—rise above yourself.” —Unknown

“I regard every obstacle on my path as an incentive to success.” —Hazrat Inayat Khan

“Don’t hate each other, but rather be servants of Allah as brother.” —Sahih al-Bukhari

“Reflection is the lamp of the heart. If it departs, the heart will have no light.” —Abd Allāh ibn

“The source is within you. And this whole world is springing from it.” —Rumi

“Fanaticism and terrorism have no place in Islam.” —Feisal Abdul Rauf

“Salah is better than sleep.” —Ibne Maja

“Language is the key to the heart of people.” —Ahmed Deedat

“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

“To educate a material person is like placing a sword in the hands of a robber.” —Hazrat Umer RA

“Do not be a slave to others when Allah has created you free.” —Hazrat Ali RA

“The less of the World, the freer you live.” —Hazrat Umer RA

“Do not trust the character of one who cannot control his temper.” —Hazrat Umer RA

“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” —Rumi

“Desires make slaves out of kings and patience makes kings out of slaves.” —Imam Ghazali

“If you want to control other people, first control yourself.” —Hazrat Abu Bakar sadique RA

“Knock. And he’ll open the door.” —Rumi

“The disease of the heart is worse than the disease of the body.” —Hazrat Ali RA

“They say there is a doorway from heart to heart, but what is the use of a door when there are no walls?” —Rumi

“Death is the easiest of all things after it, and the hardest of all things before it.” —Hazrat Abu Bakar sadique RA

“Remain attached to Allah during your happiness and during your sadness.” —Dr. Bilal Philips

“Allah is with the believers.” —Al Quran

“Asking good questions is half of learning.” —Unknown

“In the heart of sorrow there is a seed of joy.” —Hazrat Inayat Khan

“Your sin is not greater than God’s mercy.” —Nouman Ali Khan

“Find the sweetness in your own heart, that you may find the sweetness in every heart.” —Unknown

“Pray until your situation changes. Miracles happen every day. So never stop believing. Allah s.w.t. can change things very quickly.” —Unknown

“The intellect is a natural disposition which learns from experience.” —Hazrat Ali RA

“When things are too hard to handle, retreat & count your blessings instead.” —Unknown

“Never put off for tomorrow what you can do today.” —Hazrat Umer RA

“Many skin colors. One  Ummah. No Racism in Islam.” —Unknown

“Do not disappoint the one whose hope lies in you.” —Hazrat Ali RA

“Avoidance of sin is lighter than the pain of remorse.” —Hazrat Umer RA

“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.” —Rumi

“The happiness of the drop is to die in the river.” —Imam Ghazali

“As you start to walk on the way, the way appears.” —Rumi

“A man of bad character punishes his own soul.” —Imam Ghazali

“Not only the thirsty seek the water, the water as well seeks the thirsty.” —Rumi

“Solitude is better than the society of evil persons.” Hazrat Abu Bakar sadique RA

“The best cure for worry is to surrender it all to Allah.” —Dr. Bilal Philips

“A father gives his child nothing better than a good education.” —Unknown

“If words come from the heart, they will enter the heart. If they come from the tongue, they will not pass beyond the ears.” —Sufi Proverb

“A virtue carried too far may become a sin.” —Hazrat Inayat Khan

“Allah is sufficient for us.” —Quran

“The soul has been given its own ears to hear things the mind does not understand.” —Rumi

“Men and women have equal rewards for their deeds.” —Quran

“Fear Allah in relation to your prayers. It is the pillar of your religion.” —Hazrat Ali RA

“Do not taunt and curse anyone for this gives rise to collective evils in a person.” —Hazrat Umer RA

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

“What you seek is seeking you.” —Rumi

“A wise man first thinks and then speaks and a fool speaks first and then thinks.” —Hazrat Ali RA

“The hypocrite looks for faults; the believer looks for excuses.” —Imam Ghazali

“Do not feel lonely, the entire universe is inside you.” —Rumi

“The lamps are different, but the light is the same.” —Rumi

“Imaan is knowledge in the heart, words on the tongue and action with the physical faculties.” —Hadith

“Your heart is the size of an ocean. Go find yourself in its hidden depths. ” —Rumi

“Muslims should live like brothers.” —Hazrat Abu Bakar sadique RA

“Always remember that Allah’s decisions are better than your wishes.” —Dr. Bilal Philips

“The secret of life is balance, and the absence of balance is life’s destruction.” —Hazrat Inayat Khan

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

“Acquire wisdom from the story of the dead.” —Hazrat Usman RA

“Love the poor and let them come to you and Allah will draw you near to Himself.” —Bukhari

“Humble living does not diminish. It fills. Going back to a simpler self gives wisdom.” —Rumi

“If Allah brings you to it, He will bring you through it.” —Muslim Aid

“Don’t sit idle, for indeed death is seeking you.” —Hassan Albasri

“Death is the best teacher.” —Hazrat Umer RA

“When the world pushes you to your knees, you’re in the perfect position to pray.” —Hazrat Ali RA

“If you are irritated by every rub, how will you be polished?” —Rumi

“To eat less is healthy, to speak less is wisdom, and to sleep less is worship.” —Hazrat Umer RA

“Everything in the universe is within you. Ask all from yourself.” —Rumi

“The universe is not outside of you. Look inside yourself; everything that you want, you already are.” —Rumi

“Be to Allah as He wishes, and He will be to you more than you can wish for.” —Ibn al-Qayyim

“If you do not prepare now for the Afterlife, then when will you do so?” —Imam Ghazali

“I searched for God and found only myself. I searched for myself and found only God.” —Rumi

“He who avoids complaint invites happiness.” —Hazrat Abu Bakar sadique RA

“The real winners are the people of Jannah. May Allah make us from amongst them.” —Dr. Bilal Philips

“The shortest distance between a problem and its solution is the distance between your knees and the floor.” —Dr. Bilal Philips

“While man judges another from his own moral standpoint, the wise man looks also at the point of view of another.” —Hazrat Inayat Khan

“Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy.” —Saadi

“When Muslims are disunited, they will falter in their faith and will become bereft of their inherent strength.” —Hazrat Usman R.A

“No sin is minor if it is continuous.” —Ibn Abbas RA

“Prayer clears the mist and brings back peace to the soul.” —Rumi

“Some people have passed away, but their character has kept them alive. Others are alive, but their character has killed them.” —Muslim Aids

“Raise your words not voice. It is rain that grows flowers not thunder.” —Rumi

“The most beloved of people to me is he that points out my flaws to me.” —Hazrat Umer RA

“Attitude and way of speaking reflects the true picture of human.” —Hazrat Ali RA

“Yesterday is gone and its tale told. Today new seeds are growing.” —Rumi

“He who does now know evil will fall into it.” —Hazrat Umer RA

“You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.” —Rumi

“The word of Allah is the medicine of the heart.” —Unknown

“Those who look for seashells will find seashells; those who open them will find pearls.” —Imam Ghazali

“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

“Good actions are a guard against the blows of adversity.” —Hazrat Abu Bakar sadique RA

“To Allah (Almighty God) we belong, and to Him is our return.” —Quran

“If you don’t have time for Allah, nothing is going to work out right in your life.” —Dr.Bilal Philips

“The mind is its question, and it is itself its answer.” —Hazrat Inayat Khan

“To read the Quran is worthy, but to act according to its orders is necessary.” —Hazrat Usman R.A

“If you have a friend who helps you to obey Allah, hold onto him.” —Imam Sahfi RA

“The heart is the secret inside the secret.” —Rumi

“If you are in doubt ask Allah s.w.t. Perform Salat Istikhara.” —Unknown

“There is nothing like marriage, for two who love one another.” —Ibn Maja

“Don’t forget your own self while preaching to others.” —Hazrat Umer RA

“Love is the bridge between you and everything.” —Rumi

“When some blessings come to you, do not drive them away through thanklessness.” —Hazrat Ali RA

“Sit with those who love Allah, for that enlightens the mind.” —Hazrat Umer RA

“If you find the mirror of the heart dull, the rust has not been cleared from its face.” —Rumi

“Sins slowly kill the heart, and abandoning sins brings life to the heart.” —Abdullah ibn Mubarak

“The real friend is the one who, when you ask him to follow you, doesn’t ask Where? but gets up and goes.” —Imam Ghazali

“You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?” —Rumi

“When the belly is empty, the body becomes spirit; and when it is full, the spirit becomes body.” —Saadi

“He who fears to weep, should learn to be kind to those who weep.” —Hazrat Abu Bakar sadique RA

“Eman is like a tree. If not watered by good deed, it will little by little, wilt and die.” —Unknown

“As long as what you are trying to do is good, its worth never giving up.” —Dr. Bilal Philips

“Life is an opportunity, and it is a great pity if man realizes this when it is too late.” —Hazrat Inayat Khan

“The happiest people are those who have found that Allah is enough.” —Unknown

“When you find Islam, Happiness finds you.” —Unknown

“Strive always to excel in virtue and truth.” —Prophet Muhammad PBUH

“No matter what your physical appearance, when you have kindness in your heart, you’re the most beautiful person in the world.” —Mufti Ismail Menk

“A fool’s mind is at the mercy of his tongue and a wise man’s tongue is under the control of his mind.” —Hazrat Ali RA

“Luxury does not last forever.” —Hazrat Umer RA

“Every breath you take is a step towards death.” —Hazrat Ali RA

“Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.” —Rumi

“A man may be as straight as an arrow, but even then he will have some critics.” —Hazrat Umer RA

“Two there are who are never satisfied — the lover of the world and the lover of knowledge.” —Rumi

“Whoever desires to purify his heart then let him prefer Allah to his desires.” —Ibn al-Qayyim

“Advice is easy, what is difficult is accepting it, for it is bitter in taste.” —Imam Ghazali

“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.” —Rumi

“He, who is not impressed by sound advice, lacks faith.” —Hazrat Abu Bakar sadique RA

“Riches doesn’t mean, having a great amount of property, but riches is self-contentment.” —Sahih Bukhari

“Don’t stop making dua thinking it’s impossible, nothing is impossible for Allah.” —Dr. Bilal Philips

“The love of nature is the true worshipper of God.” —Hazrat Inayat Khan

“Do not look at the sins of others while you forget your own sins.” —Abu Hurairah RA

“Indeed, prayer prohibits immorality and wrong-doing.” —Quran

“The worldly comforts are not for me. I am like a traveler, who takes rest under a tree in the shade and then goes on his way.” —Prophet Muhammad PBUH

“All matters are subject to destiny so much so that sometimes death results from effort.” —Unknown

“The overly jealous seek to harm and hurt other, but in the end only harm themselves.” —Dr Bilal Philips

“The best way to defeat someone is to beat him at politeness.” —Hazrat Umer RA

“Anything which can be counted is finite and will come to an end.” —Hazrat Ali RA

“Your heart knows the way. Run in that direction.” —Rumi

“When you see that any scholar loves the world, then his scholarship is in doubt.” —Hazrat Umer RA

“Silence is the language of god, all else is poor translation.” —Rumi

“A person’s tongue can give you the taste of his heart.” —Ibn al-Qayyim

“Be generous but not extravagant; be thrifty but not miserly.” —Unknown

“This visible world is a trace of that invisible one and the former follows the latter like a shadow.” —Imam Ghazali

“I closed my mouth and spoke to you in a hundred silent ways.” —Rumi

“A Man who is Shy and Modest, is An Amazing Character, but a Women who is Shy and Modest is Beyond Amazing.” —Hazrat Abu Bakar sadique RA

“And if you should count the favors of Allah , you could not enumerate them. Indeed, Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.” —Quran

“Never trust your tongue when your heart is bitter.” —Dr Bilal Philips

“I saw my Lord with the eye of the heart. I said, “Who are you.” He said, “You”.” —Al-Hallaj Sufi

“Islam and terror cannot come together. The word Islam means Peace.” —Tayyip Erdogan

“Indeed we belong to Allah and indeed to him we shall return.” —Quran

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