Ramadan Reformations: Mufti Menk’s 50 quotes that tap hearts and minds alike

Ramadan Reformations: Mufti Menk’s 50 quotes that tap hearts and minds alike

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Mufti Ismail Menk is a leading global Islamic scholar born and raised in Zimbabwe. He studied Shariah in Madinah and holds a Doctorate of Social Guidance from Aldersgate University.

Mufti Menk’s work has gained worldwide recognition and he has been named one of “The Top 500 Most Influential Muslims in the World” since 2010. He has millions of followers across his social media platforms.

Mufti Menk’s personable style and down to earth approach has made him one of the most sought-after scholars in our time. May his quotes inspire you to be a good person and get closer to God so that you may attain success.

  1. “We love ourselves after so many mistakes, so why do we hate others for one or two mistakes they’ve made.”
  2. “If people display bad character towards us, it should not make us drop our good character as a result.”
  3. “Don’t let past mistakes make you lose hope of achieving good. Some of those with the worst past have made a great future for themselves.”
  4. “Whilst smiling is considered an act of reward, putting a smile on the face of others is considered an even bigger act of reward.”
  5. “When you feel heartbroken and disappointed because things don’t seem to make sense, put your hands up and talk to the Almighty. You don’t need words if the hurt is too much. Speak silently from your heart. He made it. He will surely mend it.”
  6. “Every test in life makes us bitter or better. Every problem comes to make us or break us. The choice is ours to become victims or victorious.”
  7. “Whenever you are alone, remind yourself that the Almighty has sent everybody away so that it’s only you and Him.”
  8. “The moment you start comparing your life with others is the start of your downfall. You’ll lose your peace and sense of gratitude. Thank the Almighty.”
  9. “As long as you’re alive, you’ll have problems. Face them head on and try your best to solve them. Running away from them is never an option.”
  10. “We live in a strange world where the poor walk miles to get food, and the rich walk miles to digest food.”
  11. “When someone tries to offend you, remember you can’t control your response. Save yourself and don’t react.”
  12. “When you learn to discipline your tongue, you’ll stop scrutinizing, judging and condemning others. You’ll then focus on your own weaknesses.”
  13. “In this age of nudity, the more you reveal the cheaper you are regarded, even if the world makes you feel you are liberated. Modest dress plays a key role in purification of the soul and deep inner contentment.” Mufti Ismail Menk
  14. “I really appreciate those who correct me because without them, I might have been repeating my mistakes for a long time.”
  15. “When people walk out of your life, perhaps the Almighty knew it was best for you and chose to protect you from unforeseen harm.”
  16. “Not all your days will be the same. A day of sadness and another of happiness. A day of profit and an another of loss. That’s the test of life.”
  17. “If it doesn’t involve you, don’t get involved.”
  18. “It is better to lose something for the Almighty than to lose the almighty for something.”
  19. “Insulting others is never a way of correcting them. Instead, it causes more damage and proves that we need help ourselves.”
  20. “Clothing yourself with the best character is more appealing than clothing yourself with expensive labels.”
  21. “Find it in your heart to fully forgive the one who’s wronged you. It’s difficult but the rewards are great and given by the almighty himself.”
  22. “If you want peace to prevail in your heart, remove anger, resentment, blame and worry.”
  23. “When a matter has been resolved, we should not keep bringing up the past.”
  24. “Why do we keep holding grudges? Is it really worth wasting that mental energy? Shouldn’t we just forgive and reap the rewards for letting go?”
  25. “Always leave loved ones with loving words. It may be the last time you see them.”
  26. “Pain is there for a reason. It’ll soften your heart. It’ll draw you closer to the Almighty. It’ll let you see His divine wisdom. Embrace it.”
  27. “When you control your anger, you earn His pleasure. It’s a test of the strength of your character. Be conscious of it so you won’t regret.”
  28. “No matter how detached you feel when you pray, don’t let go of the link. It’s your path back to the Almighty. Keep at it.”
  29. “It’s never about material stuff, wealth, fame. It’s always about the heart. The Almighty looks not at how you look but what’s in your heart.”
  30. “Marry someone who is deeply interested in the way of God because that is who your children will follow.”
  31. “If you want to be respected, learn to respect others.”
  32. “Being so kind, polite and cheerful towards the women of the world holds no value when we cannot be such to our own wives, sisters, and mothers.”
  33. “Never utter mean words out of anger. Your anger will pass. But your mean words can scar a person for life. So, use kind words or be silent.”
  34. “Do good deeds purely for the Almighty. Don’t expect recognition, congratulations or gratitude from anyone. Seek your rewards from Him alone.”
  35. “Tonight before you get into bed, say a prayer for those without a bed, without a roof above their head, clothing or a morsel with which to be fed.”
  36. “Don’t envy the lives of others. Often you only see the surface. If you delve deeper, everyone faces challenges. Each one; without exception.”
  37. “Your brain and your heart are the two most powerful organs in your body. Do not give control of them to anybody.”
  38. “A negative mind will interpret the most positive messages negatively but a positive mind extracts the best, even from a negative message.”
  39. “Arrogance creates a mental block preventing you from taking good advice. Humility allows you to open up, seek advice and imbibe knowledge.”
  40. “If you want a meaningful day, try spending it doing something for others, care for the aged and sick, make someone happy and spread goodness.”
  41. “Have faith. Have hope.”
  42. “If you’re doing good work, don’t stop. Press on and keep working, no matter what others say or how much they discourage you.”
  43. “Life’s a constant struggle. Always try to do better. When others make mistakes, don’t look down on them. Help them up with your wisdom.”
  44. “Peace with oneself brings about positiveness, calmness, focus, contentment, and goodness in our thoughts, actions, character and being.”
  45. “Life is not guaranteed at all but death is absolutely guaranteed upon all, yet we still prepare for life more than death.”
  46. “When you keep looking for flaws in others, that’s all you’ll see. You won’t see their beauty. Start focusing on what’s good in people.”
  47. “Don’t be busybodies, meddling into affairs of others. Avoid prying into things which are of no concern to you. Focus on your own life.”
  48. “If your heart is always content, then you are the same as or even better than he who has everything in this world.”
  49. “We want to make the world a better place but we are not prepared to improve ourselves.”
  50. “Fortunate is he who has everything in the world but remains as humble as ever, bearing in mind that he has to leave it all behind.”
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