Arabic is the language of the Qur'an, but Arab culture is not the culture of Islam.— Tariq Ramadan
Delighting Arabia quotations
All the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand! Oh, oh, oh!
I feel now, that Arabia could easily be evangelized within the next thirty years if it were not for the wicked selfishness of Christians.
The Saudi government's denial of basic rights to women is not only wrong, it hurts Saudi Arabia's economic development, modernization and prosperity.
I'm telling you, you can't compare Saudi Arabia to other countries.
The name Muhammad is the most common name in the world.
In all the countries around the world - Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon - there are more Muhammads than anything else.
Before I go off and direct a movie, I always look at four films.
They tend to be The Seven Samurai, Lawrence Of Arabia, It's A Wonderful Life and The Searchers.
Sweden is the Saudi Arabia of feminism.
Why is it not possible to build a church in Saudi Arabia where as we in the Netherlands have almost 500 mosques being built; why is it not possible to buy or sell a Bible in any Muslim or most of the Muslim countries, whereas we can buy a Koran here on every street corner? This is the exact example of the fact that Islam is an intolerant society.
Making Saudi Arabia a world judge on women's rights and religious freedom would be like naming a pyromaniac as the town fire chief.
The smell of gunpowder is sweeter to me than all the perfumes of Arabia.
Do not try and do too much with your own hands.
Better the Arabs do it tolerably than you do it perfectly. It is their war, and you are to help them, not win it for them.
I cannot fiddle, but I can make a great state from a little city.
It's very simple ; once the Western countries stop supporting those terrorists and making pressure on their puppet countries and client states like Saudi Arabia and Turkey and others, you'll have no problem in Syria. It will be solved easily.
In fact, an Islamic revival - already abetted from the outside not only by Iran but also by Saudi Arabia - is likely to become the mobilizing impulse for the increasingly pervasive new nationalisms, determined to oppose any reintegration under Russian - and hence infidel - control.
There may be honor among thieves, but there's none in politicians.
Muslims, who have a completely different value system, come to the West, then they should accept that there are certain basic values in the West intrinsic to our culture. Just as I wouldn't suggest that any Westerner walk down the streets of Saudi Arabia in a bikini.
I should like to repeat what I stated recently in the Jeddah Economic Forum in Saudi Arabia: It won't be the religion, but rather the world-view of some of its followers that shall be made current.
We need more American energy. It keeps wealth at home. It keeps our wealth from ending up in Venezuela and Saudi Arabia. It creates jobs at home.
The desert is an ocean in which no oar is dipped.
I don't believe that in a couple of months Erdogan and the United States regime, and the Western regimes in general, and of course Saudi Arabia and Qatar, are going to stop the support of the terrorists.
The bulk of extra supplies that could be put into the market come from two places. One, they come from other Persian Gulf suppliers, of which Saudi Arabia is at the top of the list.
One reason why I am quite angry with what is happening in Nigeria today is that everything has collapsed. If I decide to go back now, there will be so many problems - where will I find the physical therapy and other things that I now require?
No matter how powerful, countries cannot rule the whole world.
The world is ruled by brains, by justice, by morals and by fairness.
Four years after the death of Justinian, A.
D. 569, was born at Mecca, in Arabia the man who, of all men exercised the greatest influence upon the human race . . . Mohammed . . .
You know, Saudi Arabia has a lot of poverty also.
Regardless about what you hear about the viceroy and people being rich, et cetera.
My own center, my Kingdom Center, which is the highest priced tower in Saudi Arabia, was vacated twice because of terrorist attacks, terrorist threats.
A genial and cultured Arab, Ameen Rihani, whose English is perfect and whose eloquence is astounding. He will discuss with equal eagerness and knowledge the merits of Picasso or Van Gogh, or the Zionist question, or the British achievements in Arabia.
As to women, the Islamic faith has given women rights that are equal to or more than the rights given them in the Old Testament and the Bible.
There is nothing in the desert and no man needs nothing.
The Crown Prince has said he needs to broaden political participation in the governing of Saudi Arabia.
Breaking a glass in the northwest is rather like belching in Arabia, for it appears to be done as a mark of appreciation or elation.
India is the Saudi Arabia of human resources for the 21st century.
The power that we used to get from oil in 20th century, we will get it from people like you in 21st century.
Too many countries that do not play by the free trade rules of the World Trade Organization - including, notably mercantilist China and monopolist Saudi Arabia - have been allowed in, to the detriment of both the WTO and the liberal trading environment it is supposed to sponsor.
Street protests in Saudi Arabia might warm our hearts, but they could easily lead to $250 a barrel oil and a global recession.