Quotations on Islam from Notable Muslims
Abdur-Rahman Muhammad is a Washington-based African-American Muslim writer who was once the Imam of a mosque where he taught 'radical' Muslim ideology.
Ali Abu Al-Hasan
Ali Abu Al-Hasan is an Egyptian cleric. Following are excerpts from a Friday sermon which aired on Al-Hekma TV (January 6, 2012).
Europe has realized this. After a while, Europe will become a single Islamic state, which will know nothing but "There is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is His Messenger." This will happen whether they like it or not. This is the decree of Allah. Islam is coming!
Asra Q. Nomani
Asra Q. Nomani is a writer for The Daily Beast and author of Standing Alone: An American Woman's Struggle for the Soul of Islam.
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I believe the Qurans are being burnt because we, as Muslims, haven't dealt sincerely and intellectually with very serious issues that certain Quranic passages raise, particularly in the West. These include verses—when literally read—that say that disobedient wives can be beaten “lightly,” that Muslims can't be friends with the Jews and the Christians, and that it's OK to kill converts from Islam.
We, as Muslims, need to tear a few pages out of the Quran—symbolically, at least, by rejecting literal adherence to certain problematic verses.
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Look at one literal reading of the 34th verse of the fourth chapter of the Quran, An-Nisa, or Women. "[A]nd (as to) those on whose part you fear desertion, admonish them and leave them alone in the sleeping-places and beat them," reads one widely accepted translation. Based on a literal reading, Saudi scholar Abdul Rahman al-Sheha concludes that when dealing with a “disobedient wife,” a Muslim man has a number of options. First, he should remind her of “the importance of following the instructions of the husband in Islam.” If that doesn't work, he can “leave the wife's bed.” Finally, he may “beat” her, though it must be without “hurting, breaking a bone, leaving blue or black marks on the body and avoiding hitting the face, at any cost.”
Fouad Belkacem (alias Abu Imran) is the spokesman for Sharia4Belgium, a Belgian Muslim organization which denounces democracy and calls to reform Belgium into an Islamic state.
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That's really funny when I hear someone say I was speaking to a 'democratic Muslim.' It's the same thing as saying I was speaking to Christian Jew, or a Jewish Muslim or something like that. It's impossible. How could you meet a Jewish Muslim or a Christian Jew? And the Muslim who says he's against Sharia, he's not a Muslim. It's impossible.
Haj Amin al-Husseini
Haj Mohammed Effendi Amin el-Husseini (1897 – 1974) was a Palestinian Arab nationalist and Muslim leader in Mandatory Palestine. He was also a Nazi ally personally acquainted with Adolf Hitler. While speaking on German Nazi radio (March 1, 1944):
Muhammad Yousef Al-Mlaifi
Muhammad Yousef Al-Mlaifi, is director of the Kuwaiti Ministry of Endowment's research center. In reaction to Hurricane Katrina which hit the US and left 1,833 dead, he wrote an article titled "The Terrorist Katrina is One of the Soldiers of Allah, But Not an Adherent of Al-Qaeda."
Naseem Hamed (also known as Prince Naseem; born 12 February 1974) is an English former professional boxer. He is the former WBO, WBC, IBF, and Lineal featherweight champion, and European bantamweight champion.
Omar M. Ahmad
Omar M. Ahmad is the co-founder of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), an organization that was named by U.S. Federal prosecutors in 2007 as an un-indicted co-conspirator in a Hamas funding case involving the Holy Land Foundation.
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (born February 26, 1954) is the Prime Minister of Turkey and chairman of the ruling Justice and Development Party. Erdoğan served as Mayor of Istanbul from 1994 to 1998. His political origins are with the radical and political Islamist movement Milli Gorus.
"And anyway, for the love of Allah, what is this secularism? You ask them to define it. They can't. They say that it varies from place to place. So what sort of a strange thing is this [secularism]?
"Today, for every concept there is a definition in the dictionary. Every concept must have a definition […] The interior minister comes and says that the state can interfere with religion. What about the rest? Why don't you say the rest? No! He does not say that the religion can interfere with the state.
"Yesterday I was at the Bosphorus University; and some of the – probably impressionable – young people there asked me, 'Mr. Mayor, what do you think about secularism? There are concerns that secularism is disappearing. What will happen?'
"This is what I said to those young friends: 'In the West they say, Render unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s, and unto God the things that are God's. But this country's interior minister says that Caesar has rights but God does not!'"But the fact is that 99% of the people of this country are Muslims. You cannot be both secular and a Muslim! You will either be a Muslim, or secular! When both are together, they create reverse magnetism [i.e. they repel one another]. For them to exist together is not a possibility! Therefore, it is not possible for a person who says 'I am a Muslim' to go on and say 'I am secular too.' And why is that? Because Allah, the creator of the Muslim, has absolute power and rule!"
"They began to laugh. I asked them why they were laughing. Do the people have such a privilege, other than once every five years? Then what's-his-name says – and where does he say this? – it is in 1985 and we are having a discussion on the constitution in a meeting in the Marmara Hotel. He gets up and says 'No, this is not right.'
"At that moment, the former finance minister, who was completely drunk, also joins in to give advice. I told them that they must have prepared this constitution at the same table [at which they together consume alcohol]. Why? Because they do not prepare these constitutions with sober heads, but with drunken heads! That is why their constitutions last no more than two years."Now, this constitution is full of gaps and holes. Like a rag with patches. The other day journalists asked me what I think about this [constitution]. I said, Look, what do they say? That sovereignty belongs unconditionally to the people. You must think well. When [does the sovereignty belong to the people]? It is only when they go to the polls [every five years] that sovereignty belongs to the people. But both materially, and in essence, sovereignty unconditionally and always belongs to Allah!"
Salem Abu Al-Futuh
Salem Abu Al-Futuh is an Egyptian cleric. Following are excerpts from an interview with him which aired on Al-Nas TV on August 18, 2010.
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By Allah, we will conquer Italy. By Allah, we will conquer Italy and move into [the rest] of Europe. Islam will enter that entire region. Even America, you ask? Yes, even America. North or south America? Both North and South America. We will enter all these countries, and people there will be joining Islam in droves.
Tawfik Hamid (born in 1961) is an Egyptian-born Muslim scholar and author opposed to Islamic fundamentalism.
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- Turkish PM Erdogan in Speech During Term As Istanbul Mayor Attacks Turkey’s Constitution - MEMRI, Special Dispatch No.1596, May 23, 2007
- We Will Conquer Italy and the Rest of Europe, as Well as North and South America; The West Will Convert to Islam - MEMRI, Clip No. 2597, August 18, 2010
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