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.

    • Usman Ahmed

      Justice Pierre Craibites Famous American Jurist and Chief Judge at International Court of Justice.. Greatest Champion of Women’s Rights
      Ever was Muhammad
      “Mohammad was probably the greatest champion of women’s rights the world has ever seen. Muhammad’s outstanding contribution to the cause of women, resides in the property rights that he conferred upon the wives of his people. The juridical status of a wife, is so technical a term may be pardoned, is exactly the same as that of a husband. The Moslem spouse in so far as her property is concerned, is as free as a bird. The Law permits her to do with her financial assets whatsoever she pleases without consulting her consort. In such matters he has no greater rights than would have any perfect stranger.
      A wife technically speaking, does not even take her husband’s name. A Moslem girl born Aisha bint Omar (Aisha daughter of Omar) may marry ten times, but her individuality is not absorbed by that of her various husbands. She is not a moon that shines through reflected light. She is a star planet, with a name and a legal personality of her own”
      Th

  • 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!

      • Usman Ahmed

        IN A MAORI POLL BETWEEN 2001-2011 IN THE UK ALONE OVER 100 000 PEOPLE CHANGED THEIR NAMES TO MUSLIM NAMES.. THE AVERAGE TIME EACH CONVERT SPENT BEFORE CHANGING NAME WAS 7 YEARS, IN THAT TIME THEY LEARNT ABOUT OTHER RELIGIONS BEFORE REVERTING TO ISLAM.. 80% OF CONVERTS HAD UNIVERSITY DEGREES.. 72% WERE WOMEN..

      • Usman Ahmed

        A History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, pp. 329-330 Is written, Four years after the death of Justinian, A.D. 569, was born at Mecca, in Arabia the man who, of all men exercised the greatest influence upon the human race.. Mohammed.. John William Draper, M.D., L.L.D.

  • 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.

          • Billy Bob

            It is a curios thing to say that members of radicalized terrorist groups
            who behead their enemies are in fact misguided about the Quran. There are more than just one such group. They all follow the Quran devoutly and are true to its word. They are likely to be MORE devout than moderates. Instead, you are saying is that Islam is in fact peaceful and loving. Also that it is just a coincidence that the top 10 or so Terrorist groups all share the same religious affiliations. The odds of that are … not significant?

            Even if you take only to top 20 religions and take the top 5 terrorist groups, that is 1/20 raised to the power of 5. That is 3.125e-7. Which to some folks here is not significant odds that something is wrong here. Furthermore, it has been this way for some time. That too is not significant. Frankly I think that there isn’t much that can be done to convince some people of any trends here. It would be like finding a murderer over the body holding the murder weapon, with a motive and covered in blood with no other person around for miles and camera footage and them saying, that its just circumstantial evidence. You know because the guys said that he was innocent.

            It seems to me that you would need to be blind, or extremely stupid to just ignore the facts out there.

          • Maverick007

            See Billy Bob, you’ve identified the problem in your last line:

            “… It seems to me that you would need to be blind, or extremely stupid to just ignore the facts out there.”

            Except, that line is about you.

            You’re not familiar with how and why those extremist groups are disobeying Qur’anic and Islamic commandments. You – in your willful ignorance and hatred – want to believe that these extremists are somehow model representatives of Muslims and Islam. You are not interested in exploring otherwise.

            The simple fact that you keep parroting terms like “terrorist groups” while ignoring larger groups that kill far more innocents (like the US military or the IDF) says a lot about your intentions and motives here.

        • 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

          • Usman Ahmed

            Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe German writer, biologist, theoretical physicist. Considered as genius of modern German literature.
            “Us, Europeans, with all our concepts could not reach what Mohammad has reached, and no one will be able to precede him. I have looked in the history of humanity for an example and found that it was Mohammad, as the truth must be revealed. Indeed, Mohammad succeeded to subdue the entire world to monotheism.”

        • Usman Ahmed

          Historian De Lacy O’Leary in ‘Islam at the Crossroads,’ History makes it clear, however, that the legend of fanatical Muslims sweeping through the world and forcing Islam at the point of sword upon conquered races is one of the most fantastically absurd MYTHS that historians have ever repeated.

      • Usman Ahmed

        Lamartine, Historie de la Turquie, Vol. 11 pp. 276-2727 It’s written, “Philosopher, Orator, Apostle, Legislator, Warrior, Conqueror of ideas Restorer of rational beliefs, of a cult without images; the founder of twenty terrestrial empires and of one spiritual empire, that is Muhammed. As regards all standards by which human greatness may be measured, we may well ask, is there any man greater than he?”

      • Usman Ahmed

        Montgomery Watt Oxford “His readiness to undergo persecutions for his beliefs, the high moral character of the men who believed in him and looked up to him as leader, and the greatness of his ultimate achievement all argue his fundamental integrity. To suppose Muhammad an impostor raises more problems than it solves. Moreover, none of the great figures of history is so poorly appreciated in the West as Muhammad.”

    • Usman Ahmed

      Edward Montet “Islam is a religion that is essentially rationalistic in the widest sense of this term considered etymologically and historically….the teachings of the Prophet, the Qur’an has invariably kept its place as the fundamental starting point, and the dogma of unity of God has always been proclaimed therein with a grandeur a majesty, an invariable purity and with a note of sure conviction, which it is hard to find surpassed outside the pale of Islam….A creed so precise, so stripped of all theological complexities and consequently so accessible to the ordinary understanding might be expected to possess and does indeed possess a marvellous power of winning its way into the consciences of men.”

  • 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.”

    • Usman Ahmed

      Justice Pierre Craibites Famous American Jurist and Chief Judge at International Court of Justice.. Greatest Champion of Women’s Rights
      Ever was Muhammad
      “Mohammad was probably the greatest champion of women’s rights the world has ever seen. Muhammad’s outstanding contribution to the cause of women, resides in the property rights that he conferred upon the wives of his people. The juridical status of a wife, is so technical a term may be pardoned, is exactly the same as that of a husband. The Muslim spouse in so far as her property is concerned, is as free as a bird. The Law permits her to do with her financial assets whatsoever she pleases without consulting her consort. In such matters he has no greater rights than would have any perfect stranger.
      A wife technically speaking, does not even take her husband’s name. A Muslim girl born Aisha bint Omar (Aisha daughter of Omar) may marry ten times, but her individuality is not absorbed by that of her various husbands. She is not a moon that shines through reflected light. She is a star planet, with a name and a legal personality of her own” Things Muhammad Did For Women

    • Usman Ahmed

      Sister Noor, University Of Essex “My Experiences And How I Find That Islam Does Not Oppress Women” In these days of so called “society of equal rights”, you are expected to have a boyfriend and to not be a virgin. So this is a form of oppression even though some women do not realise it. When I reverted to Islam, it was obvious that I had finally found permanent security. A religion, a belief that was so complete and clear in every aspect of life. Many people have a misconception that Islam is an oppressive religion, where women are covered from head to toe, and are not allowed any freedom or rights. In fact, women in Islam are given more rights, and have been for the past 1400 years, compared to the only-recently rights given to non-Muslim women in some western and some other societies. But there are, even now, huge societies where women are still oppressed, like Hindu women whom I do not wish to offend.

  • Yannik Anglehart

    What a Propaganda, Lol! Muhammad a moral example, really? Islamic Terrorists Follow These Teachings:
    [Remember] when your Lord inspired to the angels, “I am with you, so strengthen those who have believed. I WILL CAST TERROR INTO THE HEARTS OF THOSE WHO DISBELIEVED SO STRIKE [THEM] UPON THE NECKS (BEHEAD) AND STRIKE FROM THEM EVERY FINGERTIP.” Quran 8:12

    “WHEN YOU MEET THE UNBELIEVERS, SMITE THEIR NECKS [BEHEAD], then when you have made wide slaughter among them, tie fast the bonds, then set them free, either by grace or ransom, until the war lays down its burdens”. Quran: 47:4

    • Maverick007

      Yannik, why did you exclude context?

      Do you know why, when, where, and about what those verse were revealed? Do you actually believe they have blanket application or specific? Please enlighten us with your wisdom.

      (Or, if you don’t have that wisdom you can just slink away quietly.)

      • Usman Ahmed

        Rev. R. Bosworth-Smith, writes, Head of the State as well as the Church, he was Caesar and Pope in one; but, he was Pope without the Pope’s pretensions, and Caesar without the legions of Caesar, without a standing army, without a bodyguard, without a police force, without a fixed revenue. If ever a man had the right to say that he ruled by a right divine, it was Muhummed, for he had all the powers without their supports. He cared not for the dressings of power. The simplicity of his private life was in keeping with his public life.

    • Usman Ahmed

      Major Arthur Glyn Leonard British Military Expert Author and Historian None Found God, Except Muhammed pbuh
      “If ever any man on this earth has found God; if ever any man has devoted his life for the sake of God with a pure and holy zeal then, without doubt, and most certainly that man was the Holy Prophet of Arabia.
      It was the genius of Mohammed, the spirit that he breathed into the Arabs through the soul of Islam that exalted them. That raised them out of the lethargy and low level of tribal stagnation up to the high watermark of national unity and empire. It was in the sublimity of Mohammed’s deism, the simplicity, the sobriety and purity it inculcated the fidelity of its founder to his own tenets that acted on their moral and intellectual fiber with all the magnetism of true inspiration.
      An Arab by accident of birth he put God and nature before everything. It was this that made him a humanist; this that placed him before his age. For Mohammed without a shadow of doubt was centuries before his age.” Islam, Her Moral and Spiritual Value

    • Usman Ahmed

      “In Mohammadanism every thing is different here. Instead of the shadowy and the mysterious, we have history….We know of the external history of Muhammad….while for his internal history after his mission had been proclaimed, we have a book absolutely unique in its origin, in its preservation….on the Substantial authority of which no one has ever been able to cast a serious doubt.”
      Reverend Bosworth Smith

    • Usman Ahmed

      Pandit Gyanandra Dev Sharma Shastri..”The critics are blind. They cannot see that the only ‘sword’ Muhammad wielded was the sword of mercy, compassion, friendship and forgiveness – the sword that conquers enemies and purifies their hearts. His sword was sharper than the sword of steel. But the biased critics of Islam are prejudicial and partisan, who are narrow minded and whose eyes are covered by a veil of ignorance. They see fire instead of light, ugliness instead of beauty and evil instead of good. They distort and present every good quality as a great vice. It reflects their own depravity.”

    • Mike

      If u please look at the history of the world and see who killed and destroyed the world the most then u will find out who is the real terror.
      Listening to the media (the fake news) is the worst thing because the want u to know just what is good for them
      The smartest thing to do is to search the truth from other than the news agencies we have which is controlled by some rich people

  • Igsaan

    Most things non Muslims know about Islam is what they were told about islam,they mostly never had the decency to look up or inquire (via books,cd,islamic scholars or internet) what the true Islam is about.Mockery is tantamount to ignorance.Ignorance is more dangerous than a double edged sword…

    • Usman Ahmed

      Edward Montet “Islam is a religion that is essentially rationalistic in the widest sense of this term considered etymologically and historically….the teachings of the Prophet, the Qur’an has invariably kept its place as the fundamental starting point, and the dogma of unity of God has always been proclaimed therein with a grandeur a majesty, an invariable purity and with a note of sure conviction, which it is hard to find surpassed outside the pale of Islam….A creed so precise, so stripped of all theological complexities and consequently so accessible to the ordinary understanding might be expected to possess and does indeed possess a marvellous power of winning its way into the consciences of men.”

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