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31+ Tariq Ramadan Quotes – Updated with Images

Tariq Ramadan QuotesTariq Ramadan is a lecturer, philosopher, and a writer. He was born in Switzerland on 26 August 1962 to a Muslim family from Egypt. His family contributed a lot in Egypt through various efforts which resulted in ‘Muslim Brotherhood’, which resulted in the exile of his family from to Switzerland.

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Tariq Ramadan holds ijaza (Degree/Certificate to Teach) in seven different areas and was a student of wise in Al-Azhar University. He also holds masters in philosophy and a Ph.D. in Arabic literature.

Tariq Ramadan talks, books and writings are straightforward and full of contemporary wisdom. Here, in this post, I have curated 31+ Tariq Ramadan Quotes so that you can have a sneak peak of his thoughts and wisdom.

31+ Tariq Ramadan Quotes – Updated with Images

1. Saying that Islam is in heart, is similar to giving back the exam’s paper completely white and saying: knowledge is in the brain. –  Tariq Ramadan Quotes

2. The philosophy of fasting calls upon us to know ourselves, to master ourselves, and to discipline ourselves the better to free ourselves. To fast is to identify our dependencies, and free ourselves from them. –  Tariq Ramadan Quotes

3. Arabic is the language of the Qur’an, but Arab culture is not the culture of Islam. –  Tariq Ramadan Quotes

4. A true teacher doesn’t teach you to think like him, but to think without him. –  Tariq Ramadan Quotes

5. Never forget your dialogue with God, it is your strength. –  Tariq Ramadan Quotes

6. The more you look into and understand yourself, the less judgmental you become towards others. –  Tariq Ramadan Quotes

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7. Tell me what you are doing with your suffering, and I will tell you who you are. –  Tariq Ramadan Quotes

8. The dogmatic and, therefore, invulnerable core in Islam is understandably simple: acknowledgement of faith, prayer, charity and fasting. Almost everything else is open to interpretation and modification in space and time. –  Tariq Ramadan Quotes

9. You can’t be good to others if you’re not strict with yourself. The more shallow you are with yourself, the harsher you are with others. The more profound you are with yourself, the more generous you are with others. –  Tariq Ramadan Quotes

10. In Ramadan, you should eat less and think more. –  Tariq Ramadan Quotes

11. Behind every great man is not a woman, she is beside him, she is with him, not behind him. –  Tariq Ramadan Quotes

12. A Muslim should be sincerely religious AND politically aware. –  Tariq Ramadan Quotes

13. Compelling a woman to wear a headscarf is against Islam, and compelling her to remove it is against human rights. –  Tariq Ramadan Quotes

14. We must master our egoism, and through this mastery, step outside ourselves and educate ourselves in giving. Fasting requires that we rediscover all that is alive around us, and reconcile ourselves with our environment. –  Tariq Ramadan Quotes

15. Humility is knowing that you can get an answer from anybody: be it a child, another person, or nature. –  Tariq Ramadan Quotes


17. If you read the Qur’an with your head, you find repetition. If you read it with your heart, you find depth. –  Tariq Ramadan Quotes

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18. Fasting is, first and foremost, an exercise for identifying and managing adversity in all its forms. With faith, in full conscience, fasting calls women and men to an extra degree of self-awareness. –  Tariq Ramadan Quotes

19. Proud to be a Muslim isn’t a stamp you have on your heart, it’s a light you have in your heart. –  Tariq Ramadan Quotes

20. If you want to have a good life, never forget that you are going to die. –  Tariq Ramadan Quotes

21. Our task is to change the world for the better, not to adapt ourselves to the world. –  Tariq Ramadan Quotes

22. I believe my religion is the truth, but I am not the truth and the truth doesn’t belong to me I’m trying to belong to the truth. –  Tariq Ramadan Quotes

23. If you do not have boundaries, you do not have a path. –  Tariq Ramadan Quotes

24. The most dangerous prisons are those with invisible bars. –  Tariq Ramadan Quotes

25. Don’t treat people the way they treat you. Treat them better. –  Tariq Ramadan Quotes

26. If you are not at peace with yourself then you cannot spread peace. –  Tariq Ramadan Quotes

27. Prayer is better than to sleep. Wake up. Wake up & pray. This is the way you free yourself. –  Tariq Ramadan Quotes

28. You’re a man, but the day you raise your voice to your mother, you’re not anymore. –  Tariq Ramadan Quotes

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29. I’m not talking about reforming Islam. It is to reform the Muslim minds & the Muslim understandings of the texts. –  Tariq Ramadan Quotes

30. Islam came to teach us that there is no faith without intelligence and here we are: destroying our intelligence in the name of faith. –  Tariq Ramadan Quotes

31. We are in a world that is connected but is not communicating. – Tariq Ramadan

32. If there is a smoke, there is a fire, the saying goes, that is quite true, but one should find what the fire is, and who lit it. – Tariq Ramadan

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Disclaimer: All the quotes are curated with care and dedication. However, none is free from mistake except Allah. If you find any mistake of any kind in the quotes above, kindly contact us or post it in comments so I can rectify it. If any of your image or quotes has been used, you can contact us to add credit also. 



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