Inspirational & Beautiful Mufti Menk Quotes
Assalamualaikum Readers, here’s a list of inspirational Mufti Menk Quotes for your source of motivation.
Mufti Menk is a famous Islamic scholar who is highly-respected, especially among the Muslim community in Singapore. His videos are widely shared across different online channels such as Youtube & Facebook as well as his quotes on Instagram, Pinterest & Tumblr, as he dishes out timely advice and good reminders on how Muslims should carry themselves, especially in this today’s era where Islam is often being put in a spotlight.
Who is Mufti Menk?
Ismail ibn Musa Menk, also known as Mufti Menk, is a Muslim cleric and Grand Mufti of Zimbabwe. He is also the director of the Daarul Ilm (Islamic Educational Centre) of the Majlisul Ulama.
The Majlisul Ulama Zimbabwe is an Islamic welfare organization which caters to the needs of the Muslim population of Zimbabwe, especially in Islamic education.
His Educational Background
Dr Mufti 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.
His Style & Approach
Mufti Menk’s personal and down-to-earth personality in his lectures made him to be one of the most sought-after Islamic scholars in recent times. His lecture series, a Mufti Menk trademark, are widely watched on Youtube and other social media platforms and have quickly gained attention and popularity across the globe.
He travels the world often to deliver his messages and one of his profound yet simple note to his followers is, “Do good, help others while preparing for the Hereafter”.
As I was working on this write-up, I received news that the Singapore government decided to ban Mufti Menk from coming to the country for safety reasons pertaining to his thoughts on greeting believers of other faiths during festivals such as Christmas and Deepavali. It took me some time to decide if I should proceed posting this, and I decided to do so.
When I first started, one of the objectives of QOI is to share the beauty of Islam through meaningful quotes and words of wisdom, in line with the teachings of our beloved Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. and the words of Allah s.w.t in the Holy Quran.
Mufti Menk has long been advocating peace & tolerance in his lectures and his words of wisdom has benefited many Muslims around the world today. Now – don’t get me wrong that I’m siding on his thoughts above-mentioned. In fact, I don’t – if it holds true. Especially in countries like Singapore which thrives for the past 52 years in a multi-racial and multi-religious society, any ideologies that aim to cause divide among societies have to be taken seriously and necessary actions have to been taken.
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However, I feel there’s plenty of positive takeaways we can learn from his lectures which is invaluable not to share with you guys. Whether or not his words hold true or merely being taken out of context, I’m not here to pass judgement nor I would like to. Importantly, we can identify the positives and filter out the negatives, where deem necessary.
Mufti Menk Quotes (On Love)
One of the most sincere forms of love and care is when someone prays for you without you ever knowing. Be that beautiful someone.
Perhaps the purest and deepest form of love is having someone praying and supplicating for you, without you ever knowing.
We love ourselves after so many mistakes, so why do we hate others for one or two mistakes they’ve made?
Always leave loved ones with loving words. It may be the last time you see them.
Mufti Menk Quotes (On Marriage)
The type of person you marry plays a big role in the type of children you have, so do your unborn children a favour by choosing wisely.
There are people who might not appear to be the best of Muslims but their struggle to gain the love of their Maker is far greater than those who may appear to be the best of Muslims.
Mufti Menk Quotes (On Friendship)
“Love your friend moderately lest he becomes your enemy one day, and hate your enemy moderately lest he becomes your friend one day!” [Tirmidhi] When we get extremely close to people and lower our guard by letting them know every detail of our life, trusting them with everything, a day can come when we regret because they can hold us ransom with what they know about us if the friendship is broken for some reason. At times we cannot correct people because we have allowed them to get so close to us that they would use against us some of what they know of us.
The greatest of friends are those who are truthful enough to correct us and advise us even when it is very bitter to digest.
When the sun’s up, there’ll many ‘friends’ around. Try counting how many remain when clouds gather and a storm breaks. Know a true friend.
Your faith is your tree of life. The deeper the roots, the stronger the faith. Water the tree with good deeds; or it’ll wither and die.
Mufti Menk Quotes (On Hijab & Modesty)
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 & deep inner contentment.
Mufti Menk Quotes (On Trust in Allah)
A sincere call to Allah can change what you may have thought was impossible to change.
If a human being closes one door upon you, trust the Almighty to open another ten doors for you.
Hardship is actually a gift from the almighty. If you endure and stay firm, no matter how difficult, He’ll reward you and elevate your status.
As you begin to trust the Almighty more and more, you’ll have confidence, hope and a heart filled with peace like never before. Blessed!
In life we may not understand why certain things happen to us but we believe that the Almighty has teh best plan for us, so don’t lose hope.
Whatever we do, whether good or dad, will come back to us. So avoid creating obstacles and hardships for others.
Whenever you feel the journey’s too hard, remember He makes things happen for a reason. Every trial has a purpose. That should comfort us!
Whenever you are alone, remind yourself that the Almighty has sent everybody away so that it is only you and Him.
Whatever the dilemma, there’s a cure. Whatever the difficulty, there’s a solution. That’s the Almighty’s Promise. He never fails. Stay firm.
At times, we feel there aren’t enough words to describe feelings so we remain silent. Don’t fret. He understands it better than anyone else.
Do good deeds purely for the Almighty. Don’t expect recognition, congratulations or gratitude from anyone. Seek your rewards from Him alone.
Difficult times are meant to bring you closer to the Almighty. So if you’re having a rough day or tough month, be calm. Let His Plan unfold.
If you turn to the Almighty each time you face a calamity, Satan’s effort to depress you will weaken because of your strong link with Him.
The Almighty is more Merciful than a mother is to her child. So no matter what mistakes you’ve made, return to Him with regret and repent.
In one narration, the hadith says “Allah tests you according to how much he loves you”, when he loves you more, he tests you more.
Mufti Menk Quotes (On Women & Mothers)
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.
Your daughter is entrusted to you by the Almighty, so look after her well. But your daughter in law is entrusted to you BOTH the Almighty as well as her family, so fulfill the trust with greater care.
Don’t like stretch marks on your wife after pregnancy?
Do you know what men are guilty of? They don’t realize that the stretch marks on the belly of the woman, those are actually signs of contributing to the Ummah of Muhammad SAW. Wallahi, they are signs of jihad. They are signs of a huge sacrifice. May Allah SAW grant us the ability to understand that those marks are actually the marks that might take the woman to Jannah. May Allah SAW take them to Jannah Insya’Allah.
When you see a female dressed in a manner in a manner that is unacceptable Islamically, do not for a moment think that she is lower than you spiritually. If you do that, you are lower than her. Believe me, that is the teaching of your religion. She might have a link with her creator that you do not know about. She might have a heart that is tons better than yours. She might have one weakness that is outward, and you have 50 weaknesses that are hidden.
Mufti Menk Quotes (On Good Character)
Clothing yourself with the best character is more appealing than clothing yourself with expensive labels.
A beautiful heart lets you see the good in everyone while a beautiful tongue lets everyone see the good in you.
If you want to go far in life, learn to be very well-mannered and polite towards every single person you come across.
Having a bad opinion of others is a disease of the heart. Give them the benefit of the doubt, be kind & show people that you’re honourable.
Being generous is not confined to material wealth. Be generous with your good character and expressions too. It costs nothing and makes a world of difference.
Smiles are amazing. They hide so much – pain, fear, sadness.. but they reflect strength. A smile is one of the best acts of charity.
Mufti Menk Quotes (On Seeking Forgiveness)
“Almighty. Forgive me for the times I forgot to thank You and took the blessings for granted. Yet You continued giving and keeping watch over me.”
A single teardrop begging for His forgiveness with sincerity can wipe out your sins. The Almighty loves to forgive! Don’t hesitate. Repent.
Find it in your heart to fully forgive the one who’s wronged you. It’s difficult but the rewards are great & given by the Almighty himself.
Forgiving others is not a weakness. It takes a strong person to forgive.
Mufti Menk Quotes (On Pain & Sadness)
There’s beauty in pain. We connect better with the Almighty when we’re in pain than when we’re content. That’s how He draws us closer.
Pain is there for a reason. It will soften your heart. It will draw you closer to the Almighty.
Tonight before we 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.
At times, the hurt is so bad that the scars won’t ever fade away. Don’t despair. Confide in the Almighty. He’s All Compassionate.
When the pain becomes unbearable, don’t despair. Let the Almighty take over and mend your heart. You’ll bounce back stronger and better.
A word of truth that may hurt for a while is better than a lie that will hurt for a lifetime.
The reality is no one truly knows how much a person is hurting. You could be with someone who’s totally broken without ever knowing it.
When you give the Quran, the importance it is supposed to be having, it combats your sadness without you realizing.
Mufti Menk Quotes (On Respecting Others)
We have not similar views on things. That’s alright. We don’t have to agree with every choice a person makes but say it respectfully.
Greeting others & responding appropriately has given much importance. The words taught are in fact a prayer for peace, mercy & blessings upon each other. The value attached to this signifies the importance, not only of abstaining from harming one another but promoting peace, love & understanding among people as well as mutual prayer. Hence the greeting is considered an act of worship.
Be careful how you treat others. What you do to them today will be done to you tomorrow. Accord people the respect & dignity they deserve.
Those who boost your morale guide you in a beautiful way, respect you, and don’t expect much in return, are rare. Become one.
Mufti Menk Quotes (On Being Humble)
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.
Pride blinds you into believing you are what you’re not. Humility gives you clear vision. Stay humble always.
When you do good deeds, make it a personal thing between you and your Creator. There’s no need to shout about it as it may end up a show off.
You will always face trials and challenges. The more you’re blessed, the more negativity you can expect. Stay humble. Be patient.
Be a decent human being. It costs nothing. Know that we don’t own a thing in this world, it’s all on lease before our time is up. Be humble.
Mufti Menk Quotes (On Repentance)
After a thousand tears of joy at committing sin, a single tear of sincere repentance washes it all.
Mufti Menk Quotes (On Overcoming Weaknesses)
We all have our weakness. But often we find it hard to correct ourselves. So listen when someone gives good, sincere advice. There’s no need to get defensive. It shows the person cares about you.
Mufti Menk Quotes (On Sincere Acts)
The one with a beautiful heart doesn’t shout for attention. Every act is sincere; not to impress or show off but to please the Almighty
Mufti Menk Quotes (On Jealousy)
Be happy when others do well. Guard your heart from jealousy – one of the worst emotions that can consume and destroy you.
The tongue utters what’s in the heart. So rid your heart of envy, hatred, malice and doubts. You’ll have gracious speech from a pure heart.
The moment you start comparing your life with others is the start of your downfall. You’ll lose your peace & sense of gratitude. Thank the Almighty.
Jealousy is destructive. It harms you more than the one you’re jealous of. It also robs you of your good deeds. Avoid it.
Don’t envy others. Count your own blessings & give thanks. The bitter jealousy & selfish ambition in your heart can eat you & destroy you.
Mufti Menk Quotes (On Bearing Grudges & Make Peace)
Don’t bear grudges. Don’t let your heart be troubled by anything that makes it lose its peace. Stay calm and let go of what you can’t change.
If you want peace to prevail in your heart, remove anger, resentment, blame and worry.
A rich person is he who can sleep at night knowing that he has not wronged a soul.
Mufti Menk Quotes (Be Calm Under Adversity)
I’ve learnt that when others lie about you & distort what you’ve said to tarnish you, the result is almost always very positive so be calm.
No matter what hate & abuse people hurl at you, be kind. Don’t go down to their level. Let the Almighty deal with them. He’s All-Knowing.
Mufti Menk Quotes (On Patience/Sabr & Perseverance)
Be patient with others. You took years or decades to change your wrong ways but you become impatient with them in seconds or minutes.
When giving advice, do so kindly. Do it sincerely with patience. Don’t do it to show that you are intelligent or better than others.
Be patient with yourself. We’ve all been hurt and learned painful lessons. But each time, we pick ourselves up and move on with quiet confident.
We’re so stressed out today because we believe everything needs to happen right now. We forget that everything happens in His timing.
Learn to be patient; even when you feel like giving up after waiting for so long. The Almighty doesn’t waste effort of those who persevere.
Endure the test so He’ll raise you.
Mufti Menk Quotes (On Fairness)
Being unjust towards an enemy creates many many more.
Mufti Menk Quotes (On Happiness)
Remedies for sadness.
1. Develop your salah
2. Take your time when it comes to Quran
3. Appreciate what Allah has blessed you with
4. Consider nature
Nothing in nature lives for itself. Rivers don’t drink their own water. Trees don’t eat their own fruit. The sun doesn’t give heat for itself. Flowers don’t spread fragrance for themselves. Benefiting others is the rule of nature and the path to happiness.
Always sleep with a clean heart. Erase all the bad that happened in the day. Forgive those who’ve hurt you. Repent and always remember Him.
Learn to be happy & wish happiness for others. Don’t be jealous when others have more than you. Be grateful & He will grant you more.
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.
Keep your heart calm. Attach it to your Creator. Ignore all the noise. The day you walk in Paradise is when every hardship will make sense.
Every blessings he has bestowed comes & goes for a reason. If you thank him & trust him, your heart will aways be at peace, no matter what.
Mufti Menk Quotes On Life, Success & Death
It is better to lose something for the Almighty than to lose the Almighty for something.
Whatever you send out, comes back to you; a general rule to live by because life’s an echo. What you give, you get! What you sow, you reap.
Your heart will continue to be restless & keep hurting until you realize that the heart is created by the Almighty. If you want peace, turn to Him.
If you want to go far in life, learn to be well-mannered and polite towards every single person you come across.
If you’re always filled with worry, stress & anxiety, you need to relook your life. You’re supposed to trust the Almighty & His plans.
If you want comfort in your life, remember Allah (SWT).
Your wealth & social status don’t matter or make you more attractive as a person. What counts is the beauty you radiate from within.
Don’t use the term “Don’t judge me” in order to run away from religious advice.
The Almighty doesn’t work on our schedules. He knows when it’s best.
Never allow yourself to be deceived by your wealth or health. Use your time wisely and be charitable. Remember that every moment that goes by will never return so make the most of it.
Be recognised for having a beautiful heart. So when you leave, that memory of you lingers.
No matter how much wealth you possess, how huge your bank account is, there’s one thing you’ll never be able to buy: Inner Peace.
Don’t worry about what’s in Jannah, but worry how to get there.
Life is not guaranteed at all but death is absolutely guaranteed upon all, yet we still prepare for life more than death.
If you want to be respected, learn to respect others.
When you finally realize that nothing is permanent in this life, you will become more tolerant, more forgiving and less judgemental.
We plan, but the Almighty’s plan overrides all plans. He knows what is best for us even though our minds do not always comprehend.
The book that you will be surprised to read although you authored it is your own book of deeds on the day of judgement so author it well.
You will never be able to please all of the people all of the time, so concentrate on pleasing your Maker because that’s what really matters.
No grave has a sign saying ‘for senior citizens only’, so try to be ready at all times, no matter how old you are.
We’re in this state today because we focus more on wealth, status, beauty & titles. We’ve put integrity, humility, kindness & empathy aside.
People remember our bad deeds and forget the good we’ve done whereas The Almighty remembers our good deeds and forgives the bad we’ve done.
Make whole world of difference to your life; face anger with calmness, contempt with compassion, cruelty with kindness. Forgive and move one.
Our train is heading towards death and we are worried about life.
Islam is knowledge based. The more you know about it, the more you will love it. The less you know about it, the more you will dwindle.
When a bird is alive it eats ants, yet when it dies, the ants eat it. Circumstances can change at anytime and the tables usually turn over a period of time. Do not oppress, despise or hurt anyone during your lifetime. You may be powerful today but remember, time is more powerful than you! Just like one tree makes a million matchsticks, yet when the time comes then only a single match is needed to burn a million trees.
“Knowledge is an ocean that has no coast.” So if anyone thinks they know it all, then what they have is something besides knowledge. Keep swimming! It requires energy, dedication, sacrifice and continuity together with sincerity to acquire knowledge. Without an effort one cannot attain knowledge. Knowledge wipes the frost off our glass and allows us to see much clearer. The cycle of knowledge should be to keep on learning, putting into practice and conveying to others.
If the world was free of problems, paradise would lose it’s value.
Whilst smiling is considered an act of reward, putting a smile on the face of others is considered an even act of reward.
We live in a strange world where the poor walk miles to get food, and the rich walk miles to digest food.
Every second of every minute of every hour of every week of every month of every year of every decade of our lives is an opportunity to do better than the previous one.
Mufti Menk Quotes (On Negative People)
Stay away from those who mess with your mind. They’re the ones who say and do things just to upset you. Apology is the farthest from their mind.
Insulting others is never a way of correcting them. Instead it causes more damage & proves that we need help ourselves.
At times, you need to distance yourself from the noise others are making to hear what the Almighty is saying to you. Silence speaks volume.
Beware the ones who are so overtaken by their own arrogance & ego that they forget to make amends & mend ties with the people they’ve hurt.
Some people dislike you because your strength shows up their weakness. As long as your conscience is clear, learn to ignore them. Press on.
No matter how good you are, people will let you down. Learn to expect less of others. Only the Almighty won’t let you down.
Be wary of those who meddle with affairs of others & ask too many questions. Often silence is the best answer & smiling, the best reaction.
Beware the ones who appear ‘religious’ but still backbite & gossip freely. Don’t get involved with them. Spread love & compassion instead.
If people dislike you for calling towards the truth, then remember that those better than you and I were disliked for the same reason.
Some people complain about everything but never tolerate a single complaint about themselves.
Avoid loud & boisterous people who create a lot of drama around you. Keep the peace & tranquility in your heart. Don’t entertain them.
What motivates some to criticise & put others down? Is it to feel they’re one up on the other person? Or hide their inferiority complex?
Not everyone will get to know the real you. People will talk and criticize based on what they hear and what they think you are. So be it.
Mufti Menk Quotes (Have Faith In Yourself)
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.
The world judges your appearance. The Almighty judges your heart. Never compare yourself to anyone. You’re special. Because He made you.
Mufti Menk Quotes (On Prayers)
Try to pray Tahajjud at least once a week and you will find a big difference in your life.
When you complete your prayer, you feel like you’ve just had communication with your Rabb (Lord).
Do not be selfish in prayer by praying for yourself. Pray for others too and stand a better chance of having your own prayers answered.
Pray for others. Don’t be selfish & pray for yourself. Want for others what you want for yourself. Feel your heart grow with love.
No matter what hardship you may be going through, never underestimate the power of prayer with conviction.
Never underestimate the power of prayer! Constant prayer, with full conviction, without loss of hope no matter how prolonged it may be, really does create miracles! What seems ‘impossible’ for us is simple for the Almighty. Many have already see this in their lives! We are also taught to maintain closeness to the Almighty at times of ease & then during hardship He has promised to come to our aid. Let us know be from those who only worship when they are suffering or when their lives are chaotic.
Get up to pray in the dark when all are asleep and see how your path is lit and your life begins to shine.
At times we may not be able to help those in need except through prayer. Do not underestimate its power.
Cry out to the Almighty in the darkest hours of the night when others are fast asleep. See His Mercy touch you miraculously.
A sincere call to Allah (SWT) can change what you may have thought was impossible to change.
When you want something badly, confide in the Almighty. Talk to Him when the world sleeps; away from distraction of the waking hours.
A special prayer for all those who are suffering in silence, those who keep smiling yet are struggling to cope. May the Almighty bless you!
Think you’re strong? Try lifting up your blanket at Fajr!
Mufti Menk Quotes (On Self-Control)
Don’t let your temper control you. A strong person controls his temper.
When you learn to discipline your tongue, you’ll stop scrutinizing, judging and condemning others. You’ll then focus on your own weaknesses.
Beware the limits to joking and teasing. Beyond that, they become offensive and hurtful.
If people display bad character towards us, it should make us drop our good character as a result.
If you are right, there is no need to get angry. And if you’re wrong, you have no right to be angry.
Whenever you’re greeted with angry, unkind, rude words, pray for strength. Ask the Almighty to make you respond with the complete opposite.
Stay calm if someone gossips or backbites you. They’re taking away your bad deeds & giving you their good ones as they engage in bad acts.
We may never know what issues people are facing which make them think, act and react in certain ways. Be helpful rather than judgemental.
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.
Be wary of your desires. Don’t let it get out of control. Remind yourself of what you want in the end. Paradise is worth all the sacrifice.
You can’t be happy till you learn to ignore gossips and unkind words hurled at you. If you have the Almighty you’re in a happy state.
Mufti Menk Quotes (On Taking Responsibility)
It is easy to break the hearts of others or hurt their feelings but not as easy to bear the consequences later.
Mufti Menk Quotes (On Being Appreciative)
Do not let the huge mansions of others make you lose appreciation of your little hut.
I really appreciate those who correct me, because without them, I might have been repeating my mistakes for a long time.
A believer sees blessings in all things. In trials, his faith isn’t shaken. He’s thankful the test wasn’t far worse. he knows the rewards.
I refuse to judge you based on your sin because it can be wiped out in a flash. I’d rather search for the good you’ve done and appreciate it.
One day, you’ll back on your life & thank the Almighty for every little thing that has brought you where you’ve always wanted to be!
Mufti Menk Quotes (On Self-Improvement)
Bad habits can’t be changed overnight. You need willpower, patience and commitment. Above all, seek His guidance to help mend your ways.
Admit it. We are all impatient. We want results right now to everything that’s going on in our lives. The reality is – it doesn’t work that way. Stay on course. The Almighty will make sure the moment comes. Not one second sooner!
When a person we love falls ill, we say it is a test, but when a person we dislike falls ill, we say it is a punishment. When a person we love is afflicted with hardship, we say it is because he is a good person, but when a person we dislike is afflicted with hardship, we say it is because he has wronged others. Be very careful of handing out the wisdom of the Almighty behind his Decree based on your desire.
Be in the company of those who boost your spirituality and motivate you to do good than those who make you feel low and unworthy.
Seeking knowledge is obligatory upon every Muslim.
Do something daily to improve your relationship with the Almighty. No matter how small the act, just do it. You’ll feel the difference.
What is meant to happen will always happen, but how we chose to look at it, is what will help us through it or make unbearable.
You don not own paradise nor were you made its gate keeper, so stop dooming others, pretending you are in charge.
Making mistakes isn’t the end of the road. There’s life after that if we learn from it. Seek Him. He can change your life for the better.
If you’re connected to evil, there’s no telling how far you’ll go. Separate from it and ask for forgiveness from even putting yourself near temptations. That will release you and make your blessings ten fold.
Mufti Menk Quotes (On Parenting, Husband & Wife)
You owe your parents a lot. You never prayed to have them, but they may have prayed to have you.