30 Inspiring Nouman Ali Khan Quotes

Nouman Ali Khan is an Islamic speaker, Arabic instructor, and the founder of Bayyinah as well as serves as a lead instructor for several programs including Dream, traveling seminars, and Bayyinah TV.

Nouman served as a professor of Arabic at Nassau Community College until 2006 when he decided to take Bayyinah on as a full-time project. Since then he has taught more than 10,000 students through traveling seminars and programs.

With millions of social media followers, Nouman is one of the most influential young western scholars. He has retained this influence despite being recently embroiled in controversy about aspects of his personal life.

Nouman Ali Khan Quotes

“Your sin is not greater than God’s mercy.”

“Islam is not about “we’re better than you”. Rather it is about “let me show you something that is better for you”

“If you believe in justice, surely you believe in the hereafter because this world is not just.”

“The real dawah to Islam is the character of a Muslim.”

“Our religion doesn’t demand perfection but instead a manageable strive to better ourselves.”

“We live in a society where we wake up our kids for schools but not for Fajr.”

“The people who test your patience are a blessing. Without them, you can’t practice patience.”

“The Heart is like a fuel tank, that you always have to keep filling up with Imaan”

“Forget bad deeds, even the good we do are full of mistakes.”

“What you desire is what YOU want, what you have is what ALLAH wants.”

“Appreciate what Allah has given you, then Allah will take care of you!”

“The more knowledge (of deen) you have the more humble you should be. Instead, you are becoming judgemental.”

“Sabr is not remaining quiet and allowing anger to build up inside you. Sabr is to talk about what’s bothering you without losing control of your emotions.”

“A time when morality will keep shifting, you need something that stands straight and can stay in place.”

“When people are offering you help, that might be from Allah, that might be the answer to your Dua’.”

“Forgiving someone isn’t just about doing good to another. It’s also about healing a scar in your own heart.”

“The definition of Ar-Rahman: The fact that we only take from Allah and He only gives; we never thank but He still gives; we rarely remember Him but He still increases in love for us.”

“Low self-esteem is rooted in many things. One of them is not spending time to appreciate the gifts we’ve been given.”

“The worst expression of the Prophet’s (Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wa Sallam) anger towards his wife was that he would remain silent.”

“I should be grateful for the tough times because Allah chose me, though I was good enough to go through it.”

“If Satan has entered into your heart – evil will look beautiful to you and good will seem tiring and exhausting.”

“If someone corrects you, and you feel offended, then you have an ego problem.”

“When you’re not patient, you start complaining. And the fact that you’re complaining is a sign that you’re not grateful.”

“You can’t just pretend that the things you watch, and the things you hear, and the places you go will not have an impact on your character. They will.”

“There is nothing wrong with having a good job, there is nothing wrong with having a nice house, there is nothing wrong with that. There is something wrong when that is your goal.”

“When you’re going through something hard and you start wondering where Allah is, just remember, the Teacher is always quiet during a test.”

“Every Hour has its own value. Every minute is precious. Every second is irreplaceable. Thank Allah for the time you have, be it little. If you thank Allah for something, He will surely increase it in its blessings.”

“Every single success you experience is a combination of two things: your effort and Allah’s help.
When you don’t put in enough effort, Allah does not give His barakah. And sometimes you might put in a lot of effort but you may not see the result you expected. That, also, is Allah’s barakah.”

“When you pay attention to the Quran, you discover that it can only be from Allah. It becomes clearer and clearer to you that it cannot be from a human being. But many people don’t perceive the Quran this way because Allah doesn’t open its doors to people who do not pay attention.”

“Husbands and wives, if you guys don’t have a beautiful marriage, a loving marriage, a romantic marriage you are ruining your Imaan! You have to have a marriage so awesome that you don’t have to look at the character of a movie or a play and say ‘I wish I had a marriage like this, your marriage should be better than that because otherwise, Shaytan will come to each one of you and say ‘man I wonder, is there anything better out there, why am I stuck in this?’ Both husband and wife have to work hard to make their relationship work not for yourselves but for your Imaan!”

Nouman Ali Khan Books

Nouman’s deep and profound bond with the Quran is at the heart of his work and the focus of his teachings, which manage to reach out to millions of Muslims, from many different countries.

Here are his most popular books: