In reality, there is no deity or divinity except Allah (swt).
When your heart skips a beat, you're not in love; you're having a heart attack! - Sheikh Hamza Yusuf
Love is not when you cannot eat/sleep at night, it is when you go to McDonald's and someone offers you some of their fries without wanting any of yours. - Sheikh Hamza Yusuf
Love is when my grandma makes coffee for my grandpa and takes a sip out of it, before giving it to him to make sure it tastes right. - Sheikh Hamza Yusuf
Give the things you own a name because on the day of judgment, everything testifies. - Sheikh Hamza Yusuf
Glorify the name of your Lord before the sun comes up and goes down in order for him to be content. Contentment is one of the great blessings of the heart.
This isn't the real dunya. Now the dunya is predictable, there's no imagination. More people commit suicide from the loss of wealth than finding out they have a disease.
As Muslims we honour honesty and labour of a worker! There is no good in a gathering that does not have poor people in it...We revel in complaints even though we have so much, yet we're content with so little. We need to question all of our social institutions, what is going on this planet? More money is spent on drugs vs. food!
The only free people on our planet now are really the homeless people.
We were created to know Allah (swt). These laws that were given to the Prophet salAllahu alayhi wasalam and the challenge is to renew that within our hearts because we're in dark times and people are suffering. People don't like to talk about the end of time, our Prophet salAllahu alayhi wasalam said, "When you see the holes dug in mountains of Mecca and you see the buildings of Mecca reach beyond the mountain tops, the hour has casted shadow! ~ It's prophecy.
Speak about the essence of things; don't be trapped in the symbols – Professor Tariq Ramadan
Don't be scared when it comes to speaking about praying, fasting, and the meaning of it all. At the end of the day you're trying to get closer to Allah (swt) so bring the meaning of things into your community. We are people of remembrance. Our dignity is in the way we remember.
The way you deal with power and principles is good. Bring ethics into your daily life, you have values, morality and you stand for something, people can see that you’re doing something, but don’t put Islam as a jail to understand what you want.
Every single human being should be treated with dignity!
You should be the voice of voices.
You should stand up for justice. Your mind should be your first weapon. We have all have different interpretations but it should be clear.
The problem with Muslims is that they're dreaming the past and dreaming the future and blaming the present. Be humble but at the same time be ambitious.
You should not love for others what you do not love for yourself.
People say they fall in love. But you only fall when you're compelety bodyless. Love is times fool. Love doesn't change when the women's face changes. When you see things changing you love those things...like when your wife grows old and gets wrinkles, you fall in love with those wrinkles.
Whoever loves you for a thing won’t love you when that thing is gone!
Love is not love that alters when it alteration finds!
God is beautiful and loves beauty!
Most of us have the Quran in our ROM (Read-Only-Memory) but we should have it in the RAM (Random-Access-Memory)
Apply the 10 commandments of Allah to your daily lives.