- "The highest goal of Islam is to lead the soul to the 'Abode of Peace' by guiding us to live a virtuous life and to establish inner harmony with the help of Heaven."
—Seyyed Hossein Nasr in The Heart of Islam
- "When I meet another Muslim I automatically know I am meeting someone who understands my heritage, who believes in one God. This recognition between Muslims is part of the fitra of all Muslims. We are over a billion brothers and sisters, living all over the world and yet sharing core beliefs."
—Asma Hasan in Why I Am a Muslim
- "May you be wrapped in tenderness, you my brother, as if in a cloak."
—The Qur'an in Intimate Death by Marie de Hennezel
- "If you put the world between you and God, the world becomes a spiritual obstacle; if you use the world to remember God, the world becomes your spiritual friend."
—Robert Frager in The Wisdom of Islam
- "Do not attach yourself to any particular creed exclusively, so that you may disbelieve all the rest; otherwise you lose much good, nay, you will fail to recognize the real truth of the matter. God, the omnipresent and omnipotent, is not confined to any one creed, for, he says, 'Wheresoever ye turn, there is the face of Allah.'"
—Ibn al-Arabi in The Spiral Staircase by Karen Armstrong
- "Who says that it's easy being a Muslim today? Was it ever easy? To fly the flag in solidarity with Muslims suffering somewhere may well be; to wear the tag, even easier. To be a submitter to the will of Allah, the literal meaning of the word muslim, is an infinitely more difficult kettle of fish."
—Farid Esack inOn Being a Muslim
- "All that the Qur'an requires is that men and women strive to create a just society, where the vulnerable are treated decently. This was the bedrock of the Qur'anic message. . . . The early message of the Qur'an is simple. It is wrong to stockpile wealth to build a personal fortune, but good to give alms and distribute the wealth of society."
—Karen Armstrong in Muhammad: A Biography of the Prophet
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