Looking for beautiful quotes about mosques? Elegant masjids around the world have inspired some truly lovely quotes. So whether you’re looking for spiritual inspiration or Mosque Instagram captions or Facebook statuses after visiting one of the world’s most beautiful mosques, here are my favorite mosque quotes!
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The Best Quotes about Mosques & Mosque Instagram Captions
Here are my favorite quotes about mosques, including inspiration from poems, literature, pop culture, and quotes by famous Islamic authors!
Make sure only to use these respectfully. Islam is a beautiful religion. Many travelers who visit mosques for the first time realize what special places these are. If you are not Muslim, please make sure to follow the dress code for the mosque for your visit as well as acting with complete respect during your visit.
Everyone takes part in the mosque for one reason; to have a prayer answered. -S
I looked in temples churches and mosques. But I found the Divine within my heart. -Rumi
I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit. -Khalil Gibran
I go to mass every Sunday, but love going to mosques too. Muslims pray in a beautiful way. -Yann Martel
I am in love with every church
And any kind of shrine
Because I know it is there
That people say the different names
Of the One God.
I was a very devout boy and one day I heard the music of an Egyptian Koran singer in the mosque. The melancholy of this music touched me so deeply that it brought me to tears. -Shahin Najafi
I will fight to the death for one’s right to be able to practice in their temple, their mosque, or in their church, even if they have a different belief than I do. -Otis Moss III
We had stayed up all night, my friends and I, under hanging mosque lamps with domes of filigreed brass, domes starred like our spirits, shining like them with the prisoned radiance of electric hearts. For hours we had trampled our atavistic ennui into rich oriental rugs, arguing up to the last confines of logic and blackening many reams of paper with our frenzied scribbling. -Filippo Tommaso Marinetti
Praying is a perfect peace. –
Get up off of your knees. Come out of your churches, your mosques, your temples. God can hear your prayers for peace, justice, and hope in this broken world just fine while you’re out creating peace, working for justice, and giving hope to this broken world. When are we finally going to realize that humanity is the solution to inhumanity?
When will we finally understand that we are all drops of the same ocean, hurting together, healing together, hoping together? Don’t just pray for hands to heal the hurting. Pray with hands that are healing the hurting. Don’t just pray for arms to help the helpless. Pray with arms that are helping the helpless.
Don’t just pray for feet to respond to need. Pray on feet that are responding to need. Don’t just pray for someone to do something. Be someone who does something. Don’t just pray for answers. Be the answer. –
When one loses the deep intimate relationship with nature, then temples, mosques, and churches become important. -Jiddu Krishnamurti
Let God’s grace be the mosque, and devotion the prayer mat. Let the Quran be the good conduct. Let modesty be compassion, good manners fasting, you should be a Muslim the like of this. Let good deeds be your Kaaba and truth be your mentor. Your Kalma be your creed and prayer, God would then vindicate your honor. -Guru Nanak
I love you, my brother, whoever you are – whether you worship in a church, kneel in your temple, or pray in your mosque. You and I are children of one faith, for the diverse paths of religion are fingers of the loving hand of the one supreme being, a hand extended to all, offering completeness of spirit to all, eager to receive all. -Khalil Gibran
The same three non-Muslims show up to our open house every year. They get serenaded as though they’re royalty because we get to post “Mosque Opens Door to Greater Community, and THEY CAME! –
It was the first religion that preached and practiced democracy; for, in the Mosque, when the call for prayer is sounded and worshippers are gathered together, the democracy of Islam is embodied five times a day when the peasant and king kneel side by side and proclaim: ‘God Alone is Great’… I have been struck over and over again by this indivisible unity of Islam that makes man instinctively a brother. -Sarojini Naidu
Everyone, whether he is self-denying or self-indulgent, is seeking after the Beloved. Every place may be the shrine of love, whether it be a mosque or synagogue. -Hafez
And some needs and hurts are so deep they will only respond to a mentor’s touch or a pastor’s prayer. Church and charity, synagogue and mosque, lend our communities their humanity, and they will have an honored place in our plans and laws. -George W. Bush
You can study God through everything and everyone in the universe because God is not confined in a mosque, synagogue, or church. But if you are still in need of knowing where exactly His abode is, there is only one place to look for Him: in the heart of a true lover. -Shams Tabrizi
At the beginning, I thought the best Islamic work was in Spain – the mosque in Cordoba, the Alhambra in Granada. But as I learned more, my ideas shifted. I traveled to Egypt, and the Middle East many times. I found the most wonderful examples of Islamic work in Cairo, it turns out. I’d visited mosques there before, but I didn’t see them with the same eye as I did this time. They truly said something to me about Islamic architecture. -I. M. Pei
Allah says in the Qur’an not to despise one another. So the criterion in Islam is not color or social status. It’s who is most righteous. If I go to a mosque – and I’m a basketball player with money and prestige – if I go to a mosque and see an imam, I feel inferior. He’s better than me. It’s about knowledge. -Hakeem Olajuwon
Six days after 9/11 George W. Bush visited a mosque and said quote, “Islam is peace.” -Wolf Blitzer
Tear down the mosque, the temple, everything in sight. But don’t break a human heart. For that is where God resides. -Bulleh Shah
I’ve watched towns and cities evolve and become very resilient, and fun, and unique, and prosperous on their own terms. And the secret is bridging. It’s when the local church has a fun clothing swap fundraiser with a temple, and then the next year they bring in the mosque. -Dar Williams
The place that Solomon made to worship in, called the Far Mosque, is not built of earth and water and stone, but of intention and wisdom and mystical conversation and compassionate action. -Jalal Al-Din Muhammad Rumi
The city as a center where, any day in any year, there may be a fresh encounter with new talent, a keen mind, or a gifted specialist-this is essential to the life of a country. To play this role in our lives a city must have a soul-a university, a great art or music school, a cathedral or a great mosque or temple, a great laboratory or scientific center, as well as the libraries and museums and galleries that bring past and present together. A city must be a place where groups of women and men are seeking and developing the highest things they know. -Margaret Mead
We have our values from the church, the temple, the mosque. Do not rob, do not murder. But our behavior changes the minute we go into the corporate place. Suddenly all of this is irrelevant. -Anita Roddick
If the chanting in a temple would help inner peace, if the preaching in a mosque would address humanity, and the choirs in a church would sing songs of universal love, I am not against religions! –
I tried Zen and Ching, numerology, tarot cards, and astrology. I tried to look back into the Bible, and could not find anything. At this time I did not know anything about Islam, and then, what I regarded as a miracle occurred. My brother had visited the mosque in Jerusalem and was greatly impressed that while on the one hand, it throbbed with life. -Cat Stevens
One frequently only finds out how really beautiful a really beautiful woman is after considerable acquaintance with her; and the rule applies to Niagara Falls, to majestic mountains, and to mosques-especially to mosques. -Mark Twain
In our own country, we have seen America pay a terrible price for any form of discrimination, and we have seen us grow stronger as we have steadily let more and more of our hatreds and our fears go. As we have given more and more of our people the chance to live their dreams. That is why the flame of our Statue of Liberty, like the Olympic flame, carried all across America by thousands of citizen heroes will always burn brighter than the flames that burn our churches, our synagogues, our mosques. -William J. Clinton
How much more of the mosque, of prayer and fasting?
Better go drunk and begging round the taverns.
Khayyam, drink wine, for soon this clay of yours
Will make a cup, bowl, one day a jar.
When once you hear the roses are in bloom,
Then is the time, my love, to pour the wine;
Houris and palaces and Heaven and Hell-
These are but fairy-tales, forget them all.
We have great cities to visit: New York and Washington, Paris, and London; and further east, and older than any of these, the legendary city of Samarkand, whose crumbling palaces and mosques still welcome travelers on the Silk road. -Clive Barker
I, as a Muslim woman living in 1993, I want to have two things – the mosque and the satellite, both at the same time. And no one can mutilate me by telling me I cannot have the mosque or the Koran. -Fatema Mernissi
Americans practice different faiths in churches, synagogues, mosques, and temples. And many good people practice no faith at all. -George W. Bush
Except for a couple of hours in the morning which I passed in the company of a sage I stayed in bed without food only a few mouthfuls of water “you are a fine-looking old man” I said to myself in the mirror “and what is more, you have the correct attitude You don’t care if it ends or if it goes on And as for the women and the music there will be plenty of that in Paradise” Then I went to the Mosque of Memory to express my gratitude. -Leonard Cohen
I’d love to go and visit the Mosque in Mecca again, just for the sheer beauty of it, not for God – much the way a non-Catholic might go to Vatican City because of the beauty of the buildings and the artifacts. -Ayaan Hirsi Ali
I’ve always said I’m the worst representative of Muslim-Americans that’s ever existed because I’ve been inside more bars than mosques. -Aasif Mandvi
At Jerusalem, I went to the mosque and sat down. A man asked me what I wanted. I told him I was a Muslim. Now I realize I can get direct contact with God, unlike Christianity or any other religion. -Cat Stevens
I went to a mosque in Philadelphia with [my wife] in December 24, 1999. And we went to this mosque in Philly, and I just had such a strong reaction to the prayer. And I was really emotionally – I felt really grounded at that time. And so to be in this prayer and the imam is doing the prayer in Arabic and I don’t understand a word of Arabic but I just remember these tears just coming down my face and it just really connecting to my spirit in a way that felt like I needed to pay attention to that. -Mahershala Ali
My first memory as a child growing up is of playing in the gardens, the mosque is really a gigantic garden, probably the biggest in all of East Jerusalem. Our house was about 100 meters from the mosque. -Rula Jebreal
We don’t find God
in temples and cathedrals.
We don’t find Him
by standing on a
prayer rug or sitting in a pew.
God appears when we
love someone other than ourselves.
And we continue to feel His presence
when we do good for others.
Because God is not found
in mosques and synagogues.
He resides in our
Later I sat in the mosque balcony as the sun rose, watching while it unpicked the dark and misty folds of the forest and colored the Bashgul river. We were all overcome by the fabulous richness of the landscape, the opulence of the wooden architecture, the yellow-green coombes of ripening corn, the glistening trees. –
A blessed deed is saying hello with a smile to someone you meet on the street, in the shop, in the bus, in the office, in the church, in the holy places, in the mosque, at the park, at the school, at the university…..’ This is the greatest action of belonging to one another. –
Knock, And He’ll open the door
Vanish, And He’ll make you shine like the sun
Fall, And He’ll raise you to the heavens
Become nothing, And He’ll turn you into everything.
If you want a quote that specifically uses the word masjid, here are a few beautiful ones!
He who builds a masjid in the way of Allah, God will build a house for him in the paradise. -Abu Bakr
Once, at the end of a field trip to the Atlanta Masjid of Al-Islam, the imam ended his meeting with students by saying, ‘Our deepest desire is not that you become Muslim, but that you become the best Christian, the best Jew, the best person you can be. In the name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. Thank you for coming.’ Then he was gone, leaving me with a fresh case of holy envy. -Barbara Brown Taylor
The earliest version of the story we have received relates that it was in the year 622, 13 years after his mission had commenced, the Prophet Muhammad constructed his first masjid at the palm oasis of Yathrib, which would eventually become Medina. -Rizwan Mawani
This is the real house of God, this is where those who have lost God will find Him, not the white masjid with its bright diamond lights, and towering minarets. There’s a God, there has to be, and now I will pray, I will pray that He forgive that I have neglected Him all of these years, forgive that I have betrayed, lied, and sinned with impunity only to turn to Him now in my hour of need, I pray that He is as merciful, benevolent, and gracious as His book says He is. -Khaled Hosseini
I began to travel, explore and pray within countless masjids around the world, that I realized how much local culture, politics, and interpretations of history influence the shaping of a mosque and its architecture. -Rizwan Mawani
you and i
belong to this city
this city which
we both love
this city of stupa
of temple and arati
of church and hymn
of masjid and namaz
of gurudwara and
this city of love and
this city of culture and
this city reaching
for a modern sky
yet its roots deep
you and i
belong to this city
this city which we
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