10 Great Non-Muslim Quotes on Islam You Need to Read

“I wanted to know the best of the life of one who holds today an undisputed sway over the hearts of millions of mankind… I became more than ever convinced that it was not the sword that won a place for Islam in those days in the scheme of life. It was the rigid simplicity, the utter self-effacement of the Prophet the scrupulous regard for pledges, his intense devotion to his friends and followers, his intrepidity, his fearlessness, his absolute trust in God and in his own mission. These and not the sword carried everything before them and surmounted every obstacle. When I closed the second volume (of the Prophet’s biography), I was sorry there was not more for me to read of that great life.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi
Mahatma Gandhi

“The Islamic teachings have left great traditions for equitable and gentle dealings and behavior, and inspire people with nobility and tolerance. These are human teachings of the highest order and at the same time practicable. These teachings brought into existence a society in which hard-heartedness and collective oppression and injustice were the least as compared with all other societies preceding it….Islam is replete with gentleness, courtesy, and fraternity.” – H.G. Wells

HG Wells (Herbert George)
HG Wells (Herbert George)

“Islam is a religion of success. Unlike Christianity, which has as its main image, in the west at least, a man dying in a devastating, disgraceful, helpless death… Mohammed was not an apparent failure. He was a dazzling success, politically as well as spiritually, and Islam went from strength to strength to strength.” – Karen Armstrong

Karen Armstrong
Karen Armstrong

“… since September 11th event, in many occasion I always come forth, with a defense of Islam. Islam like any other major tradition. I think the very praising Allah means love, infinite love, compassion, like that. I understand Islam, they usually carry rosary, all 99 beads, different name of Allah, all refer compassion, or these positive things.” – Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama
Dalai Lama

“Islam brings hope and comfort to millions of people in my country, and to more than a billion people worldwide. Ramadan is also an occasion to remember that Islam gave birth to a rich civilization of learning that has benefited mankind.” – George W. Bush

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George W. Bush

“Love Sufism …’the divinity of the human soul… Within Our spiritual heart there is a direct connection to God… I have respect for all faiths. All faiths. But what I’m talking about is not faith or religion. I’m talking about spirituality.” – Oprah Winfrey

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Oprah Winfrey

“… the religiosity of Muslims deserves respect. It is impossible not to admire, for example, their fidelity to prayer. The image of believers in Allah who, without caring about time or place, fall to their knees and immerse themselves in prayer remains a model for all those who invoke the true God, in particular for those Christians who, having deserted their magnificent cathedrals, pray only a little or not at all.” – Pope John Paul II

Pope John Paul II
Pope John Paul II

“It was the first religion that preached and practiced democracy; for, in the mosque, when the call for prayer is sounded and worshippers are gathered together, the democracy of Islam is embodied five times a day when the peasant and king kneel side by side and proclaim: ‘God Alone is Great’… “ – Sarojini Naidu

Sarojini Naidu
Sarojini Naidu

“I have been struck […] by the human and moral values which Americans as a people share with Islam. We share, first and foremost, a deep faith in the one Supreme Being. We are all commanded by Him to faith, compassion, and justice. We have a common respect and reverence for law. Despite the strains of the modern age, we continue to place special importance on the family and the home. And we share a belief that hospitality is a virtue and that the host, whether a nation or an individual, should behave with generosity and honor toward guests. On the basis of both values and interests, the natural relationship between Islam and the United States is one of friendship. I affirm that friendship, both as a reality and as a goal […] [and] am determined to strengthen, not weaken, the longstanding and valued bonds of friendship and cooperation between the United States and many Muslim nations.” – Jimmy Carter

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Jimmy Carter

“The legislation of Quran will spread all over the world, because it agrees with the mind, logic and wisdom.” – Leo Tolstoy

Leo Tolstoy
Leo Tolstoy

Written by Craig Considine

Craig Considine

Craig Considine (Irish: Carrig MacConsáidín) is a Catholic American and native of Massachusetts. As a sociologist, he focuses on religion, Islam, Christianity, interfaith, race and ethnicity, identity as well as comparative research and ethnography.

  • shan

    Great Diseminated information.

  • cécile stevens

    HG wells on islam.. the truth..

    A Short History of the World, first published in 1922, promised
    to be a concise form of world history for the general reader. In a
    chapter entitled ‘Muhammad and Islam’, Wells makes several disparaging
    remarks about the Prophet Muhammad, pronouncing him a man of ‘very
    considerable vanity, greed, cunning, self-deception and quite sincere
    religious passion’.

  • Yoyoyoyolanda

    This is nice. Stop hating.

    • Islam Must Be Stopped.

      Yes we MUST STOP THE HATRED. Starting at the root source.

      Quran 9:5 Fight and kill the disbelievers wherever you find them, take them captive, torture them, lie in wait and ambush them using every stratagem of war.

      Quran 47:4 “so when you meet those who became infidels, so strike the necks (decapitating) until you have made a great slaughter among them.”

      Quran 4:89 Seize them (Infidels) and kill them wherever you find them, and do not take them as friends or helpers.

  • NUNEZ

    VRY NICE QUOTES

    • Islam Must Be Stopped.

      Quran 4:89 Seize them (Infidels) and kill them wherever you find them, and do not take them as friends or helpers.

      Quran 9:5 Fight and kill the disbelievers wherever you find them, take them captive, torture them, lie in wait and ambush them using every stratagem of war.

      Quran 8:12 Your Lord inspired the angels with the message: I am with you. Give firmness to the believers. I will terrorize the unbelievers.
      Therefore, smite them on their necks and every joint and incapacitate them. Strike off their heads and cut off each of their fingers and toes.

      Quran 47:4 “so when you meet those who became infidels, so strike the necks (decapitating) until you have made a great slaughter among them.”

  • Brig Gen Jahangir Kabir

    Islam may have compassion but Muslims today are illiterate & intolerant brute. Non-Muslims are not expected to read Quran but carry an impression by looking at the Muslims. And that is the tragedy of both the Muslims and Islam.

    • Biswajit

      Not all Muslims are illiterate & intolerant. From my experience I have seen when Muslims protest against intolerance their voices aren’t heard & similarly when Christian radicals oppress in Africa they also not shown!

  • Wukilig

    What a sad sad quotes from these people. All muslims are first and face value people. You never know who a muslim really is even after 100 years in some cases. The split of second is more than enough for the muslim to prove the exact nature of his belief system to you. The scar will be permanent if one survives it all. In most cases it is not the muslim, thus the long pretext and hypocrisy, but what islam demands from the muslim, which are torture, enslavement and death of the non-muslim everywhere.

  • Jennifer Hargett

    A sad commentary on how people misunderstand and are being misled about Islam.

    • Islam Must Be Stopped.

      Yes Indeed. A sad comentary.

      Quran 9:5 Fight and kill the disbelievers wherever you find them, take them captive, torture them, lie in wait and ambush them using every stratagem of war.

      Quran 8:12 Your Lord inspired the angels with the message: I am with you. Give firmness to the believers. I will terrorize the unbelievers.
      Therefore, smite them on their necks and every joint and incapacitate them. Strike off their heads and cut off each of their fingers and toes.

      Quran 47:4 “so when you meet those who became infidels, so strike the necks (decapitating) until you have made a great slaughter among them.”

    • Maverick007

      Right. Of course, because you’re a professional and academic expert on Islam with decades of personal experience and deep scholarly knowledge as well.

      • Appalachian American

        I do my homework.

        • Maverick007

          HAHAHAHAHA

          No you don’t.

        • Pacifist

          So do I, if you don’t try to understand the Quran then it may seem violent to you and that baffled me at first but i did lots and lots of homework on it and I understand now what they mean. Isis and every other terrorist group didn’t bother to study and understand it and look where it’s taken them, they have killed innocent people and they recruit brainwashed youngsters, they are the worst kind of people alive, we were warned of these people who would one day appear and start wars and we cannot start wars, because as long as people are willing to live peacefully with us we should be peaceful with them, whatever some person is probably gonna totally disregard my comment anyway
          sorry for my rant
          have a nice day – Pacifist

  • When someone knows what is Islam, he will love it.

    • Islam Must Be Stopped.

      I agree. When someone knows Islam HE will love it, but SHE will hate it.

      Allah made the following pronouncements on women in the Quran.

      Quran 4:34 Men are superior to women – Men must scourge their wives before they become rebellious.

      Quran 5:6 Touching women makes men unclean because women in Islam are dirtier than dirt.

      Quran 2:282 The witness of two females is equal to half that of one man.

      Allah permits you to shut them in separate rooms and to beat them, but not severely. If they abstain, they have the right to food and clothing.
      Treat women well for they are like domestic animals and they possess nothing themselves. Allah has made the enjoyment of their bodies lawful in his Quran.” (Tabari Volume 9, Page 113)

      In the case of rape, a Muslim woman must have four male witnesses to support her claim (Quran 24:6), or she stands the risk of being charged with adultery and a possible death sentence.

      The Prophet said, ‘Isn’t the witness of a woman equal to half of that of a man? He said, ‘This is because of the deficiency of a woman’s mind.'” (Bukhari: V3, B48, N826)

  • Rahib

    Precise references should have been added imo!

    • Islam Must Be Stopped.

      You are correct. I hope these precise references will help.

      Quran 9:5 Fight and kill the disbelievers wherever you find them, take them captive, torture them, lie in wait and ambush them using every stratagem of war.

      Quran 8:12 Your Lord inspired the angels with the message: I am with you. Give firmness to the believers. I will terrorize the unbelievers.
      Therefore, smite them on their necks and every joint and incapacitate them. Strike off their heads and cut off each of their fingers and toes.

      Quran 47:4 “so when you meet those who became infidels, so strike the necks (decapitating) until you have made a great slaughter among them.”

  • Islam Must Be Stopped.

    Allah’s Apostle said: Whoever changes his Islamic religion, then kill him.
    Hadith – Bukhari 84:57

  • Islam Must Be Stopped.

    Quran 9:5 Fight and kill the disbelievers wherever you find them, take them captive, torture them, lie in wait and ambush them using every stratagem of war.

  • Islam Must Be Stopped.

    Quran 47:4 “so when you meet those who became infidels, so strike the necks (decapitating) until you have made a great slaughter among them.”

  • Islam Must Be Stopped.

    Quran 5:51 Believers, take not Jews and Christians for your friends.

  • Islam Must Be Stopped.

    Quran 4:34 Men are superior to women – Men must scourge their wives before they become rebellious.

    Quran 5:6 Touching women makes men unclean because women in Islam are dirtier than dirt.

    Quran 2:282 The witness of two females is equal to half that of one man.

  • Islam Must Be Stopped.

    What Islam teaches regarding women:

    Allah permits you to shut them in separate rooms and to beat them, but not severely. If they abstain, they have the right to food and clothing. Treat women well for they are like domestic animals and they possess nothing themselves. Allah has made the enjoyment of their bodies lawful in his Quran.” (Tabari Volume 9, Page 113)

  • Islam Must Be Stopped.

    Islam the religion of peace and tolerance:

    Quran 7:166 Jews were cursed and became monkeys until resurrection day.

    Quran 98:6-8 Jews and Christians who do not believe in Islam are the worst of creatures and will go to hell forever. Muslims are the best of creatures, and their reward is the Garden of Eden forever.

  • Islam Must Be Stopped.

    Quran 4:89 Seize them (Infidels) and kill them wherever you find them, and do not take them as friends or helpers.

  • Islam Must Be Stopped.

    One of the greatest myths of Islam, the hijab or veil, is worn as a symbol of modesty. The real reason Mohammad commanded Muslim women to wear veils; Muslim men could easily identify them as the property of other Muslim men and they would not be molested or raped.

    Qur’an 33:59 “Prophet! Tell your wives and daughters and all Muslim women to draw cloaks and veils all over their bodies (screening themselves completely except for one or two eyes to see the way). That will be better. They will not be annoyed and molested.”

  • Love + Peace = Prosperity
    Hate + War = losers

  • AR

    As a Muslim I always thought of helping people. When I see people at dinner or lunch unable to eat food they have in their plate and throw left over food in the garbage .I thought of poor people who do not afford to eat. When I was a kid my mother always told me “never throw food in the garbage. Just take what you can eat” Always value God given provision and thank Him.

  • Keri Black

    And from Sir Winston Churchill:

    “The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property—either as a child, a wife, or a concubine—must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men. Individual Moslems 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 paralyzes 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.”