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Muhammad Ali
I believe in the religion of Islam, which means I believe there is no God but Allah, and Elijah Muhammad is His Apostle. This is the same religion that is believed in by over seven hundred million dark-skinned peoples throughout Africa and Asia.

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Abdurrahman Wahid
Those who say that I am not Islamic enough should re-read their Koran. Islam is about inclusion, tolerance, community.
Abdurrahman Wahid, October 1999

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Arnold Toynbee
The extinction of race consciousness as between Muslims is one of the outstanding achievements of Islam, and in the contemporary world there is, as it happens, a crying need for the propagation of this Islamic virtue.

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This mosque in an-Najaf, Iraq, is widely considered by Shias to be the final burial place of ʿAlī
Knowledge is of two kinds: that which is absorbed and that which is heard. And that which is heard does not profit if it is not absorbed.

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Malcolm X
My thinking had been opened wide in Mecca. ... I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it is for or against. I'm a human being first and foremost, and as such I'm for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole.

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Benazir Bhutto
I really do think that there is at least some degree of causality that most major terrorist attacks took place when the extremists did not have to deal with a democratic Pakistani government, when they operated without check and oversight. I believe that if my government had not been destabilised in Pakistan in 1996, the Taleban could not have allowed Osama bin Laden to set up base in Afghanistan, openly recruit and train young men from all over the Muslim world and declare war on America in 1998.

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Service (is) the cause of your getting distant from pride.

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Muhammad al-Baqir
The parable of a man greedy of this world is the parable of the silk worm: the more it winds the thread round itself the farther it becomes from salvation, until it dies of grief.

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Muhammad in calligraphy
Religion is very easy and whoever overburdens himself in his religion will not be able to continue in that way. So you should not be extremists, but try to be near to perfection and receive the good tidings that you will be rewarded.

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Hasan ibn Ali
I wonder at those who think about their body's food, but do not think about their soul's food. They keep away disturbing food from their belly, but fill up their hearts with destructive subjects.

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Imām Husayn Mosque in Karbalā, Iraq
Among the signs of a learned man is criticising his own words and being informed of various viewpoints.

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Ali Zayn al-Abidin
If people realize the value of science and knowledge, they will sacrifice themselves for earning it.

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There are three things that signify the magnanimity of a person: good temper, patience, and to avoid aggressive gaze.

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Mūsā al-Kādhim, along with his grandson Muhammad at-Taqī are buried within the al-Kādhimiya Mosque in Baghdad, Iraq
Silence is a great wisdom.

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Shrine of Imam Ali Ridha in Mashhad, Iran
The miserly one is never restful; the envious is never pleased; the grumbler is never loyal; the liar has no conscience.

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Muhammad al-Taqi
The one who acts without knowledge, destroys and ruins more than he rectifies.

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The graves of ‘Alī an-Naqī and his son Hasan al-‘Askarī, can be found within the al-‘Askarī Mosque in Sāmarrā', Iraq
Compensate for the regret and negligence in previous works by working hard in the future.

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Hasan al-Askari
Know that coyness has a certain extent and if exceeded, shall turn to weakness; generosity has a certain extent and if exceeded, shall become wasting; economy has a certain extent and if exceeded, shall be stinginess; and courage has a certain extent, which if exceeded, becomes recklessness.

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The name of the 12th Shiite Imam as it appears in calligraphy at the Prophet's mosque, Masjid Nabawai in Madina
Whenever an authority disappears, another one appears; and if a star sets, another one rises.

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Mahmoud Abbas
I simply want tomorrow to be better than today. I want Palestine to be independent and sovereign... Do not let the olive branch fall from my hand.

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I decided to say this after it was clear that over several years Saudis have been leaving for jihad. They did this because they are passionate about their religion but they are not wise enough to know right from wrong.

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Abdullah of Saudi Arabia
Fanaticism and extremism cannot grow on an earth whose soil is embedded in the spirit of tolerance, moderation, and balance. Good governance can eliminate injustice, destitution and poverty.

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And we will turn our motherland into the graveyard of the U.S forces and their families should wait for their dead bodies. The Taliban's war is only for the freedom of Afghanistan from the enemies of Muslims.

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Mohsen Kadivar
There are approximately 100,000 clerics in Iran and over 60,000 of them are in Qom. Most of them are theology students who have been studying there for many years, between 10-25 years on average.... Every student has to study a minimum of 25 years before he can attain the status of ‘ayatollah’, however most students spend 10 years studying in the hawza.

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Ruhollah Khomeini
Islam's jihad is a struggle against idolatry, sexual deviations, plunder, repression, and cruelty. The war waged by [non-Muslim] conquerors, however, aims at promoting lust and animal pleasures. They care not if whole countries are wiped out and many families left homeless. But those who study jihad will understand why Islam wants to conquer the whole world. All the countries conquered by Islam or to be conquered in the future will be marked for everlasting salvation. For they shall live under [God's law].

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Morteza Motahhari
According to Islamic tradition (sunnah), marriage has been deemed to be an essential requirement. Celibacy has been regarded as a malevolent condition fraught with evils.

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The elite are the men of religion, political leaders, media and press people, and teachers. Everyone can understand the truth and know what is right. These have the responsibility of showing this right and truth to the people. They should not remain silent....It is the responsibility of people to look for right and truth. As they hear me now, they should not accept everything I say. Even the masses of Hezbollah and the resistance should not do so....Forget what my faith is and what yours is. Hear what I say and see what I do and hear what others say and see what they do, and then decide.

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Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
Much of the prejudice against Islam in the West stems from a lack of understanding of the true nature of Islam as a religion professed by 1.4 billion people in the world.

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Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
Religion is a link between God and man and man and man. Political ideology is a link between man and man. For this reason the great religions of the world like Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam, the last of all religions, have outlived and outlasted political ideologies. If an unlearned adventurer in his quest for political power and perpetuation brings religion down from its celestial plane to a mundane level by converting it into a narrow political ideology, the adventurer endangers the link between God and man and man and man.

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Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
The mosques are our barracks, the domes our helmets, the minarets our bayonets and the faithful our soldiers...


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