15 of the Best Quotes by Omar Suleiman


  1. “I tell people this over and over again: don’t attach your faith to people. People will come and go. People will disappoint you. People will divulge dark secrets. People will turn out to be the opposite of what you thought. Allah is perfect. His Messenger (peace be upon him) is a perfect example, and the religion is a perfect methodology. Attach yourself to the principles instead of the people. That way no Shaykh going wild or role model going rogue will be able to shake your faith.”

  2. “The people that truly love you won’t tell you what you want to hear, but what you need to hear even if it means it’ll make you hate them. And because they love you so much, they will leave their doors open to receive you and readily forgive you when you wake up and regret your mistake. ‪#‎TrueFriends.”

  3. “The only way we rise above our differences internally is by genuine brotherhood, sincere advice, and collectively striving to please Allah. Blessed to hang out with so many awesome people. May Allah preserve them all and guide us to the straight path.”

  4. “Allah doesn’t make mistakes in His planning. You will not go through a single hardship in this life before attaining ease except that the hardship was just as essential in making you the person you are as the ease is. Stop asking why it happened and focus on how you should respond.”

  5. “This is a dua that has helped me immensely in life. I’d recommend you memorize it as well.

اللَّهُمَ حَبَّبْ إِلَيْنَا الْإِيمَانَ وَزَيِّنْهُ فِي قُلُوبِنَا، وَكَرِّهْ إِلَيْنَا الْكُفْرَ وَالْفُسُوقَ وَالْعِصْيَانَ، وَاجْعَلْنَا مِنَ الرَّاشِدِينَ

“O Allah make our faith beloved to us and beautify it in our hearts and make hateful to us disbelief, wickedness and disobedience. And make us of the rightly guided.”

  1. “Many people ask Allah for guidance. But the problem is they’re either not sincere when they ask for that guidance, or they don’t follow it when it comes to them.”

  2. “Imagine meeting Allah and having done everything right and you’re about to enter Jannah. But then Allah reveals to you the people you’ve wronged. One person you may have joked about in a prohibited way. One person you backbited because everyone else in the gathering was doing it. One person you had an argument with and raised your voice at. One person you got into with on Social Media…At that point, do you think winning the argument would’ve been worth it? That extra dollar or even a thousand? Was the joke really that funny? Was your unrelenting ego worth the loss of Jannah?”

  3. “Dawah is not about how to be impressive with your speech, but instead how to reach the other person’s heart.”

  4. “One of my all-time favorite quotes is: “If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.” Honesty is what the Prophet (peace be upon him) was known for before Islam. Truthfulness is the trait that Allah chose to praise Abraham (peace be upon him) with in the Quran. Both the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and the Prophet Abraham (peace be upon him) had many noble qualities, but that was the trait most beloved to Allah and that made them beloved to the people.”

  5. “Embrace your physical imperfections and work on the ones that are spiritual. Many times we are so focused on how we look that we lose focus of who we are. We’re so distracted with our insecurities in this world, that we stop working to secure our fates in the hereafter. We’re so obsessed with how people see us, that we disregard how Allah sees us.”

  6. “I ALWAYS tell people who are thinking about becoming Muslim, just call upon God and ask Him to guide you to the path most pleasing to Him. If your heart opens up to Islam, then all praises are due to Him. Faith is a beautiful experience and there is nothing like that first moment of acknowledgment.”

  7. “Our Prophet (peace be upon him) taught us to be angry when we see injustice. But even as he was angry, he remained noble. If you’re angry for Allah, you won’t disobey Allah in your anger. You will remain dignified and not transgress because it is transgression that upset you in the first place.”

  8. “When your brother or sister suddenly behaves in a bizarre manner on social media in an uncharacteristic way, instead of trying to refute them, try to find out what’s really going on with them and show them support. It’s your duty to correct them when they’re wrong, but an even greater duty to support them when they’re down.”

  9. “A reflection as I’m in transit on the way to the city of the Beloved (SalAllahu alayhi wa salam).

  10. “O, you who believe! Be conscious of Allah and always speak the truth. He will guide you to righteous deeds and forgive you for your sins. And whosoever obeys Allah and His Messenger has indeed achieved a great achievement.” (Quran: Al Ahzab 33:70-71)

Notice how Allah connects speaking the truth to obedience to Him and His Messenger (salAllahu alayhi wa salam)? The two, for the believer, are absolutely inseparable.”


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