What can my enemies do to me? My paradise is in my heart, it is with me wherever I go. To imprison me is to provide me with seclusion. To send me into exile is to send me away in the Path of Allah. And to kill me is to make me a martyr.— Ibn Taymiyyah
Most Powerful Martyred quotations
A martyr is the one who bears witness that the Shari'ah of Allah is more valuable to him than his own life.
When we say that Jesus Christ was produced without sexual union, was crucified and died, and rose again, and ascended to heaven, we propound nothing new or different from what you believe regarding those whom you call the sons of Jupiter.
Eighty and six years have I served Christ, nor has He ever done me any harm.
How, then, could I blaspheme my King who saved Me?....I bless Thee for deigning me worthy of this day and this hour that I may be among Thy martyrs and drink the cup of my Lord Jesus Christ.
India is calling Blood is calling to blood.
Get up, we have no time to lose. Take up your arms ! we shall carve our way through the enemy's ranks, or if God wills, we shall die a martyr's death. And in our last sleep we shall kiss the road that will bring our Army to Delhi. The road to Delhi is the road to Freedom. Chalo Delhi (March to Delhi).
The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church.
Sometimes we esteem others more important than ourselves.
We always become the martyr. It is wonderful to be self-sacrificing, but watch out for self-disdain! If we don’t apply some of the medicine that we use on others to strengthen ourselves, our patients will be healed and we will be dying.
Feast of Stephen, Deacon, First Martyr, the man who will not act until he knows all will never act at all.
Not all of us are called to die a martyr’s death, but all of us are called to have the same spirit of self-sacrifice and love to the very end as these martyrs had.
Ancient societies had anthropomorphic gods: a huge pantheon expanding into centuries of dynastic drama; fathers and sons, martyred heroes, star-crossed lovers, the deaths of kings - stories that taught us of the danger of hubris and the primacy of humility.
Martyrs, martyrs, martyrs,... we want a million martyrs to march on Jerusalem.
The hocus-pocus phantasm of a God, like another Cerberus, with one body and three heads, had its birth and growth in the blood of thousands and thousands of martyrs.
Martyrs are needed to create incidents.
Incidents are needed to create revolutions. Revolutions are needed to create progress.
I am no martyr upon cross, but I would gladly give my life so that those more deserving may live.
It fills me with joy to realize that I can lay down my life daily for God, that I can sacrifice it willingly for Him. I may not be a martyr for the faith, but I can be a martyr of charity.
The king has been very good to me. He promoted me from a simple maid to be a marchioness. Then he raised me to be a queen. Now he will raise me to be a martyr.
These martyrs of patriotism gave their lives for an idea.
To many Americans, everything from the Easter morning to the Ascension had to be made up by the groveling enthusiasts as part of their plan to get themselves martyred.
People genuinely happy in their choices seem less often tempted to force them on other people than those who feel martyred and broken by their lives.
I've come to believe that God, in His wisdom, allows martyrdom in every generation in part because, without them, the reality of Christ's death for us becomes increasingly blurry... As we look at [the martyrs], the mist that sometimes enshrouds first-century Golgotha is burned away, and we see...the Lord nailed to the cross.
You victorious martyrs who endured torments gladly for the sake of God and Savior, you who have boldness of speech toward the Lord Himself, you saints, intercede for us who are timid and sinful men, full of sloth, that the grace of Christ may come upon us, and enlighten the hearts of all of us so that we may love Him.
What I do know is that Charlie Hebdo cartoonists have been converted into the closest thing the West has to religious-like martyrs in the war against radical Islam, which means that anything short of pure reverence for them generates tribal rage and vilification.
Men do not accept their prophets and slay them, but they love their martyrs and worship those whom they have tortured to death.
We shall remember Gaddafi our whole lives as a great fighter, a revolutionary and a martyr.
The sad truth is that societies that demand whistleblowers be martyrs often find themselves without either, and always when it matters the most.
We must all have the spirit of martyrdom, though we may not all die martyrs.
Suffering is the ancient law of love;
there is not quest without pain; there is no lover who is not also a martyr.
The tyrant dies and his rule is over, the martyr dies and his rule begins.
We may never be martyrs but we can die to self, to sin, to the world, to our plans and ambitions. That is the significance of baptism; we died with Christ and rose to new life.
As Elisabeth Elliot points out, not even dying a martyr’s death is classified as extraordinary obedience when you are following a Savior who died on a cross. Suddenly a martyr’s death seems like normal obedience.
All of us have a secret desire to be seen as saints, heroes, martyrs.
We are afraid to be children, to be ourselves.
What has violence ever accomplished? What has it ever created? No martyr's cause has ever been stilled by an assassin's bullet...
God has given me the bread of adversity and the water of trouble.
Jesus did not come to live as an example of how to die as a martyr, but as a substitute, taking the place that we deserve in order that we might enjoy what we don't deserve. This is good news. Let us tell all our friends!
I would sooner read five lines of the Bible than hear five masses in the "Church".