Top 105 Muslim Quotes

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“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

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

― Aasif Mandvi

“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

“He who becomes a Muslim does so in his own interest.”

― Abu Bakr

“I am a Muslim Arab, in my actions oriented very to the left, in my convictions.”

― Ahmed Ben Bella

“I was seen as a traitor for marrying a Muslim – a Pakistani at that.”

― Amitava Kumar

“I’m not a practising Muslim.”

― Art Malik

“In 1985 as a teenager in Kenya, I was an adamant member of the Muslim Brotherhood.”

― Ayaan Hirsi Ali

“I was a Muslim once, remember, and it was when I was most devout that I was most full of hate.”

― Ayaan Hirsi Ali

“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

“I don’t think being a Muslim or being a non-Muslim has been an advantage or disadvantage.”

― Azim Premji

“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

“I have Muslim members of my family. I have lived in Muslim countries.”

― Barack Obama

“Not every Muslim is out to get us.”

― Brian Kilmeade

“I thought everybody would embrace and understand my reasons for becoming Muslim.”

― Cat Stevens

“My national identity is first American. My religious identity is first Muslim.”

― Dalia Mogahed

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

― Deepak Chopra

“Muslim women can save the world from ISIS.”

― Deeyah Khan

“Freedom of expression is essential for feminists and dissidents in the Muslim world.”

― Deeyah Khan

“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

“Music, performance, and a woman is very rarely accepted within Muslim communities.”

― Deeyah Khan

“The Muslim world is threatened by religious fanaticism. The Western world is threatened by secular fanaticism.”

― Dennis Prager

“I tend not to believe radical Muslim movements.”

― Ehud Barak

“I would never agree to an exclusive Muslim sovereignty over areas that are religiously important to Jews and Christians.”

― Ehud Olmert

“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

“Syria’s population is 74% Sunni Muslim.”

― Elliott Abrams

“There are no Muslim ghettos in the U.S.”

― Elliott Abrams

“My dad was a strict Muslim. He had a lot of rules.”

― Fantastic Negrito

“The Taliban is the Muslim version of the Salem witch trials.”

― Fatema Mernissi

“’Jihad’ can mean holy war to extremists, but it means struggle to the average Muslim.”

― Feisal Abdul Rauf

“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

“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

“Being a Muslim in America, I’ve noticed that there’s a ton of crossover between the Muslim community and geekdom.”

― G. Willow Wilson

“It’s patently impossible for a Muslim character to represent ‘all Muslims.’”

― G. Willow Wilson

“It’s important that we work very closely with moderate Muslim forces locally, nationally and internationally.”

― Gijs de Vries

“Muslim organisations tend to have a low level of organisation. The communities in Europe are quite diverse.”

― Gijs de Vries

“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

“The greatest preventative to terrorism is Muslim religious literacy.”

― Hamza Yusuf

“I am a Muslim, but my favourite festival is Holi, so that is how it is.”

― Hina Khan

“Americans should be wary of the Muslim Brothers in Egypt but not scared of them.”

― Ian Lustick

“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

“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

“We condemn any kind of abuse of Muslim women or women anywhere in the world.”

― Ibrahim Hooper

“A 2014 survey found that 74% of law-enforcement agencies reported antigovernment extremism as one of the top terrorist threats. Just 3% of those agencies viewed the threat from Muslim extremists as severe.”

― Ibrahim Hooper

“I’m a good Muslim and I’m only interested in Islam.”

― Idi Amin

“I was never a practicing Muslim. But I do consider myself a Muslim.”

― Iman

“Liberty in Islam is the liberty to be a Muslim, democracy likewise, individualism likewise.”

― James Buchan

“The British, and most European countries, have struggled to accommodate Muslim immigrants, but they have nevertheless welcomed them in large numbers.”

― Jay Parini

“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

“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

“I lived in the Muslim world for 10 years.”

― Juan Cole

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

― Laura Loomer

“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

“I’m Muslim. I’m Palestinian. I’m a woman in a hijab.”

― Linda Sarsour

“Wearing hijab made you know that I was Muslim.”

― Linda Sarsour

“I’m not just a token Muslim.”

― Linda Sarsour

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

― Maajid Nawaz

“The fact is that there is a serious problem of extremism with minority groups within Muslim communities.”

― Maajid Nawaz

“Today, the Muslim world is the poorest of the global powers.”

― Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

“It does our Muslim compatriots no favors to fuel suspicions and leave things unspoken.”

― Marine Le Pen

“This clash of the culture, East and the West, us and them, Muslim and Christian, does not exist.”

― Marjane Satrapi

“Muslim Americans in general tend to be an underrepresented political group.”

― Matt Apuzzo

“My whole family was Muslim, and most of the people I knew were Muslim.”

― Maya Soetoro-Ng

“To pretend that there is no such thing as the Muslim world is specious, self-deluding, and – frankly – plain silly.”

― Mehdi Hasan

“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

“I am a believing and practising Muslim – but I am also a social democrat.”

― Mehdi Hasan

“The Salafists, the Muslim Brotherhood, and Al Qaeda in Iraq are the major forces driving the insurgency in Syria.”

― Michael T. Flynn

“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

“The goal of isolating extremists and making them unwelcome in Muslim communities has been abandoned.”

― Mike Pompeo

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

― Miroslav Volf

“Muslim views are not a monolithic blob.”

― Mona Eltahawy

“Does every Muslim commit terror? Of course not.”

― Monica Crowley

“I, therefore, demand the formation of a consolidated Muslim State in the best interest of India and Islam.”

― Muhammad Iqbal

“I was never turned down because I was a Muslim. I was turned down because I was not right for the part.”

― Naseeruddin Shah

“Since his inauguration, Trump has signed numerous executive orders that negatively impact poor, black and brown, queer, Muslim, and other communities.”

― Patrisse Cullors

“If the Muslim is Sharia-compliant, that is in direct conflict with the U.S. Constitution.”

― Paul Nehlen

“I do not think a Muslim ban is in our country’s interest.”

― Paul Ryan

“I cannot discriminate on the basis of Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, Christian.”

― Rajnath Singh

“I’m very proud to be of Muslim faith.”

― Rashida Tlaib

“There exists an unmistakable demand in the Middle East and in the wider Muslim world for democratization.”

― Recep Tayyip Erdogan

“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

“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

“Every single interview I have ever done on TV or in print says I’m a Muslim.”

― Reza Aslan

“The Muslim community is completely fractured – it doesn’t really exist anymore; the only place it does exist is online.”

― Reza Aslan

“ISIL is more threatening to the Muslim world than it is to western civilization.”

― Richard Burr

“The Muslim Brotherhood is a fundamentalist group.”

― Richard Engel

“The Muslim Brotherhood is much more hardline than Turkish Islamists.”

― Richard Engel

“Unfortunately, more and more Muslim voices are calling for boycotts of the United States and its products.”

― Richard Neal

“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

“I’ve got many letters from Muslim organizations thanking me for making ‘Kingdom of Heaven.’”

― Ridley Scott

“I am from Scotland, and I am Christian, not Muslim.”

― Rory Stewart

“If Woody Allen were a Muslim, he’d be dead by now.”

― Salman Rushdie

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

― Salman Rushdie

“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

“Nobody has the right – even a Muslim – to talk for all Muslims.”

― Sebastian Gorka

“I don’t teach my children what is Hindu and what is Muslim.”

― Shah Rukh Khan

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

― Stephen Kinzer

“I was raised orthodox Muslim. Very sheltered, very conservative.”


“The Muslim Brotherhood membership includes designated terrorist organizations like Hamas.”

― Trent Franks

“There’s a difference between being a fundamentalist and being al-Qaeda and being Muslim. It’s absurd to think otherwise.”

― Tyler Winklevoss

“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

“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

“The blatant aggressiveness of theocracies I find distressing, because I grew up when Christians, Muslim and animists lived peacefully together.”

― Wole Soyinka

“There are millions and millions of patriotic Muslim Americans.”

― Wolf Blitzer

“To be a veiled Muslim woman on screen is a very scary minefield for me.”

― Yasmine Al Masri
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