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289+ Mufti Menk Motivational and Inspirational Life Quotes

mufti menk quotes, Hate less and love more.

Hate less and love more.

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mufti menk quotes on life, Have faith. Have hope.

Have faith. Have hope.

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mufti menk quotes facebook, You are judged by how you treat others. So work on it.

You are judged by how you treat others. So work on it.

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mufti menk quotes instagram, I am inspired by those who are very humble yet they have achieved more than most.

I am inspired by those who are very humble yet they have achieved more than most.

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mufti menk quotes twitter, Insulting others is never a way of correcting them. Instead it causes more damage and proves that we need help ourselves.

Insulting others is never a way of correcting them. Instead it causes more damage and proves that we need help ourselves.

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mufti menk quotes on love, We love ourselves after so many mistakes, so why do we hate others for one or two mistakes they’ve made.

We love ourselves after so many mistakes, so why do we hate others for one or two mistakes they’ve made.

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mufti ismail menk quotes, If people display bad character towards us, it should not make us drop our good character as a result.

If people display bad character towards us, it should not make us drop our good character as a result.

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mufti menk twitter quotes , 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.

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.

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mufti menk islamic quotes, Whenever you are alone, remind yourself that the Almighty has sent everybody away so that it’s only you and Him.

Whenever you are alone, remind yourself that the Almighty has sent everybody away so that it’s only you and Him.

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mufti menk motivational quotes, 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.

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.

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mufti menk inspirational quotes, We live in a strange world where the poor walk miles to get food, and the rich walk miles to digest food.

We live in a strange world where the poor walk miles to get food, and the rich walk miles to digest food.

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mufti menk best quotes, When someone tries to offend you, remember you can’t control your response. Save yourself and don’t react.

When someone tries to offend you, remember you can’t control your response. Save yourself and don’t react.

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mufti menk quotes on friends, If it doesn’t involve you, don’t get involved.

If it doesn’t involve you, don’t get involved.

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mufti menk quotes on trust, It is better to lose something for the Almighty than to lose the almighty for something.

It is better to lose something for the Almighty than to lose the almighty for something.

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mufti menk quotes on sabr, Clothing yourself with the best character is more appealing than clothing yourself with expensive labels.

Clothing yourself with the best character is more appealing than clothing yourself with expensive labels.

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mufti menk quotes on relationship, If you want peace to prevail in your heart, remove anger, resentment, blame and worry.

If you want peace to prevail in your heart, remove anger, resentment, blame and worry.

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mufti menk quotes on parents, Always leave loved ones with loving words. It may be the last time you see them.

Always leave loved ones with loving words. It may be the last time you see them.

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mufti menk quotes on patience, If you want to be respected, learn to respect others.

If you want to be respected, learn to respect others.

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mufti menk quotes on marriage, Your brain and your heart are the two most powerful organs in your body. Do not give control of them to anybody.

Your brain and your heart are the two most powerful organs in your body. Do not give control of them to anybody.

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mufti menk quotes on jealousy, We want to make the world a better place but we are not prepared to improve ourselves.

We want to make the world a better place but we are not prepared to improve ourselves.

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Whilst smiling is considered an act of reward, putting a smile on the face of others is considered an even bigger act of reward. - Mufti Ismail Menk

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. - Mufti Ismail Menk

Do not let your pain make you unkind. Nobody knows what the other person is going through. There is too much suffering in the world already. - Mufti Ismail Menk

Why do we lie? Is it because we are afraid of displeasing people? Or do we lie in order to appear to be better than we really are? Examine the heart. Whatever the reason, work on it! - Mufti Ismail Menk

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. - Mufti Ismail Menk

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. - Mufti Ismail Menk

Humility is everything. No matter how successful, how good looking, how rich or how smart you are remember, nobody likes arrogance. Stay connected to people. Stay real. That is the hallmark of true success! - Mufti Ismail Menk

What is this life but a number of days. Remember, with each passing day, a part of us passes away, as we get closer to our final destination. So do good and be the best you can be. That’s how you’ll be remembered. - Mufti Ismail Menk

When you learn to discipline your tongue, you’ll stop scrutinizing, judging and condemning others. You’ll then focus on your own weaknesses. - Mufti Ismail Menk

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

When someone has failed in what they set out to do, don’t push them down even harder. Give a word of encouragement. Uttering good words to someone after failure is worth more than all the praise you can give after success. - Mufti Ismail Menk

In this life, periods of ease and hardship will keep alternating; that’s why we should never get complacent when things are good. Remember, the best worship is waiting for the ease to come when you’re experiencing hardship. - Mufti Ismail Menk

I really appreciate those who correct me because without them, I might have been repeating my mistakes for a long time. - Mufti Ismail Menk

When people walk out of your life, perhaps the Almighty knew it was best for you and chose to protect you from unforeseen harm. - Mufti Ismail Menk

We all get hurt. We all have wounds, but you cannot let that be an excuse to just sit around and do nothing. Remember, pain is part of life. Your emotional wounds strengthen you because they show you have lived a purposeful life. - Mufti Ismail Menk

Haters are just people with low self esteem. They don’t believe in themselves; so they try to put other people down in a sick way to lift themselves up! Don’t let their criticism and negativity distract you from your goals in life! - Mufti Ismail Menk

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. - Mufti Ismail Menk

Insulting others is never a way of correcting them. Instead, it causes more damage and proves that we need help ourselves. - Mufti Ismail Menk

No matter how good you are to certain people, they may never reciprocate and treat you in the same way. Learn to accept this. It may not be easy but it’s the most logical and wise thing to do! Such is life. Don’t lose sleep over it! - Mufti Ismail Menk

Whatever it is you want to do, do it now. Don't use the excuse of waiting for perfect timing to procrastinate. Perfection is not for this world. So before you end up miserable because you’ve been stuck waiting, act on it and start today. - Mufti Ismail Menk

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. - Mufti Ismail Menk

When a matter has been resolved, we should not keep bringing up the past. - Mufti Ismail Menk

If you live your life worrying about who hurt you and who broke you down, you’re going to end up being miserable. Learn to look at the positive side; who was always there and helped you back on your feet again and made you smile once more! - Mufti Ismail Menk

The better you are, the more successful you become, the bigger you get, the more you’ll be criticized or just have nasty things said about you or even to you; anonymously online. It usually stems from jealousy. Don’t waste time responding! - Mufti Ismail Menk

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? - Mufti Ismail Menk

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. - Mufti Ismail Menk

Learn to walk away from people and situations that threaten your peace of mind, self-respect, values, morals or self worth. Don’t argue with them. Don’t get into a debate with them. It’s not worth your effort. It’s also a sign of maturity. - Mufti Ismail Menk

Don’t let unkind people stop you from being kind. Remember, the people most in need of some kindness are those who seem strangers to it. So go out of your way to be kind to those most in need of our kindness, the unkind people of the world. - Mufti Ismail Menk

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. - Mufti Ismail Menk

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. - Mufti Ismail Menk

Don’t be sad to the extent that we think nobody could possibly be in a worse situation than what we’re facing now. That’s not true. Always look at those who are in far worse situations than ourselves when we’re feeling hopeless and depressed. - Mufti Ismail Menk

Don’t waste your time explaining to people who have already made up their minds about you; those who are committed to misunderstand you! They have an agenda. Don’t stress over them and get on with your life. They don’t deserve your attention. - Mufti Ismail Menk

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. - Mufti Ismail Menk

Marry someone who is deeply interested in the way of God because that is who your children will follow. - Mufti Ismail Menk

Always try to put yourself in someone else's shoes. Have a heart. Be compassionate. Everyone has a story. Choose kindness no matter what is being dished out. Try your best to remember this when you find being compassionate is too hard for you. - Mufti Ismail Menk

Don't be fooled and let the world tell you that when you win, you show immense strength. No. Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. The more you’ve gone through hardship and trials, the stronger you become! - Mufti Ismail Menk

Be careful what you say to others because you may not get a chance to take back your words. You may say things you don’t mean at the height of anger and live to regret it. It is so easy to get worked up on a daily basis. Don’t. It’s not worth it! - Mufti Ismail Menk

Be careful when you blurt out harsh words in harsh tones. The hurt might pierce deeper than you could ever imagine. You probably think a simple sorry can fix it. But think again. Words can leave scars. Some scars are more permanent than others. - Mufti Ismail Menk

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. - Mufti Ismail Menk

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. - Mufti Ismail Menk

Do good deeds purely for the Almighty. Don’t expect recognition, congratulations or gratitude from anyone. Seek your rewards from Him alone. - Mufti Ismail Menk

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. - Mufti Ismail Menk

Don't let people manipulate your mind, feelings and emotions or control how you think about yourself. No one should be allowed to do that. Your thoughts are your own. It’s the most powerful thing you have. Never give that power to someone else! - Mufti Ismail Menk

Just because you took longer than others doesn’t mean you’ve failed. Don’t compare your journey to those around you. You’ll end up disappointed and disillusioned. Tread your path the best way you can. Focus on the route ahead. Don’t be distracted! - Mufti Ismail Menk

Do not attach your heart to those who lead a sinful life for you might one day find yourself in deep regret. It’s so important to choose your friends wisely because knowingly or unknowingly they can make a huge difference to your life. Take heed! - Mufti Ismail Menk

Recognize when things no longer serve a purpose. You let them go not because of arrogance or pride but because they don’t fit into your life anymore. So close the chapter, learn the lessons and shake off the dust. Don’t waste your life. Move on. - Mufti Ismail Menk

Don’t envy the lives of others. Often you only see the surface. If you delve deeper, everyone faces challenges. Each one; without exception. - Mufti Ismail Menk

A negative mind will interpret the most positive messages negatively but a positive mind extracts the best, even from a negative message. - Mufti Ismail Menk

Arrogance creates a mental block preventing you from taking good advice. Humility allows you to open up, seek advice and imbibe knowledge. - Mufti Ismail Menk

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. - Mufti Ismail Menk

Be careful when choosing the kind of people you want to surround yourself with. The ones you trust the most may actually be trying to bring you down. Remember, the saddest thing about being betrayed is that it doesn’t usually come from your enemy! - Mufti Ismail Menk

Hiding behind anonymity to attack others on social media is a cheap act of cowardice. Respectful people use their real identity to address matters of importance in a dignified manner. Anonymous insults hold no value. They’re worthless. Ignore them. - Mufti Ismail Menk

If you’re constantly on edge, tense and irritable, always complaining about the slightest thing, low on tolerance and upset with people around you, be wary. These are signs of weak faith. Learn to cultivate more patience and tolerance in your life. - Mufti Ismail Menk

Be mindful of your old habits. Don’t go back to them. Remember, toxic behaviour and negative energy have a way of creeping back into your life when you’re doing better. Make a conscious effort to boot them out once and for all. Be firm. Be focused. - Mufti Ismail Menk

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. - Mufti Ismail Menk

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. - Mufti Ismail Menk

Peace with oneself brings about positiveness, calmness, focus, contentment, and goodness in our thoughts, actions, character and being. - Mufti Ismail Menk

Life is not guaranteed at all but death is absolutely guaranteed upon all, yet we still prepare for life more than death. - Mufti Ismail Menk

Remember, people don’t know what you’re going through. They don’t feel what you feel. Train yourself to ignore what they say about you. You’ll feel liberated and at ease. You’ll feel a huge burden off your back. Your heart will feel so much lighter! - Mufti Ismail Menk

People tend to follow the crowd. They think if everyone else is doing it, there must be something to it. They don’t want to miss out on whatever it is. Stop! Many in the crowd actually don’t know why they’re there. Be unique. Be yourself. Be a leader. - Mufti Ismail Menk

One of the most precious gifts we have is time. If we only knew how much time we had left in this world, we wouldn’t get distracted and lose focus, wasting our energy and attention on useless, pointless, meaningless things. Wake up before it’s too late! - Mufti Ismail Menk

Be kind and don’t abuse your spouse. Lack of kindness is the source of marital conflicts and the cause of most divorces. Anger, selfish or irresponsible behavior and criticism, push away kindness. Bit by bit, lack of kindness chips away the marriage foundation. - Mufti Ismail Menk

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. - Mufti Ismail Menk

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 - Mufti Ismail Menk

If your heart is always content, then you are the same as or even better than he who has everything in this world. - Mufti Ismail Menk

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. - Mufti Ismail Menk

We have literally become obsessed with taking photos and videos of ourselves and others. It’s just another way of separating our lives that we show off on social from reality. Somehow, our devices have become our vices; they've begun to control our lives! - Mufti Ismail Menk

The best arguments are those that you avoid. Try your best to stay out of arguing when it’s worthless and can lead to enmity. But they can be commendable when they are intended to show the truth or to direct others to the truth. Choose your battles wisely! - Mufti Ismail Menk

Be wary of keyboard warriors who engage in disputes on matters in which they have no right to speak about due to their lack of knowledge. Yet, they will openly and recklessly make online comments and verdicts on matters even the learned are cautious about. - Mufti Ismail Menk

Don't take those closest to you for granted. They’re humans too and need to know they’re appreciated and cherished. Don’t just assume they know how you feel. Tell them using the kindest and most loving words. Remind them that they’re a blessing in your life. - Mufti Ismail Menk

Why do we always feel the need to be nosey? Why do we have to know everything that’s going on in someone else’s life? You would be surprised with how much positive changes that you could make in your life, if you made it a priority to mind your own business! - Mufti Ismail Menk

You may think the hardest trials are with your wealth, health or loss of a loved one. But the tragic truth is the worst trial is possibly a heart that is hardened, a heart that feels nothing when a sin is committed and a heart that rejects repeated warnings! - Mufti Ismail Menk

Stop judging and questioning someone's intention. So much goodwill is lost when we do that. Instead, be honest and try to empathise with people. Always think good thoughts and follow through with good actions. It makes for a much more pleasant life all round! - Mufti Ismail Menk

Some people find it so hard to apologize when they’ve done wrong. It’s to do with their pride. You can never get them to say sorry, no matter how obvious their mistake is. Beware such pride; for even the size of a mustard seed will not let you smell Paradise. - Mufti Ismail Menk

Your real test comes when you do the right thing even when it is difficult to do so; you’re able to keep a good attitude even though people are not treating you right and when you can go the extra mile while nobody is watching. That is true character! Respect! - Mufti Ismail Menk

Hiding pain under a smile is not easy. It can be one of the hardest things to do. You do it when you care about others more than you do for yourself. But remember, a smile can hide so much.. fear, pain, sadness, tears. But they reflect one main thing. Strength! - Mufti Ismail Menk

The truth is we’re becoming dissatisfied with what we have, what we see and do because, as soon as we go online, we see someone who has achieved, seen or done something better. Or at least, that’s how they’ve made it look. Don’t let social media ruin your life! - Mufti Ismail Menk

Whatever you do, don’t fall into this trap. Don’t try to paint an awful picture of someone else in order to paint a perfect picture of yourself. It will come back to haunt you and it won’t be a beautiful sight. Remember, what goes around comes around. Take heed! - Mufti Ismail Menk

Don’t hold on to grudges. Grudges are for those who insist that they’re owed something. It’s one sure way to become miserable. Let it go and heal your heart. You’ll find it easier to move on. Looking back isn’t going to help you. Moving forward is what we must do. - Mufti Ismail Menk

Each day that you spend with negative thoughts, crying over what others may have done to you, feeling hopeless and that life is meaningless, is a day wasted. Pick yourself up. Learn to energise yourself. Be positive. Be strong. Be hopeful. Don’t give up on life! - Mufti Ismail Menk

Do you know that we judge others because we’re insecure? When we judge, we are often projecting something we don't want to feel about ourselves or something that we feel is missing in our own lives. Think about this the next time you’re tempted to pass judgement! - Mufti Ismail Menk

Why do you feel the need to answer to your critics? You don’t have to. You don’t have to try and prove to people who you are. Your journey is yours alone. Remain steadfast. Honour Him. He will work things out for you in the end. Just remain calm and bear patience. - Mufti Ismail Menk

For many of us, saying "no" is hard! We want others to like us, accept us; we want to meet their expectations and please them. Learn to say "no" when you really mean "no" because it’s good for your well-being. We need time out; time for ourselves. Don’t feel guilty! - Mufti Ismail Menk

It’s all part of life. People will cause you pain, hurt you, put you down, make you feel bad about yourself. It’s how you react that will determine the outcome. Remember, they are powerless until you choose to empower them. Don’t give them the ammunition they need! - Mufti Ismail Menk

Ultimately, even the greatest of deeds can be of no benefit if the hearts are sick; if the hearts are corrupt; if the hearts are laced with envy, pride, jealousy, hatred etc. So pay great attention to the state of your heart because everything you do flows from it! - Mufti Ismail Menk

When you want to give advice, do so in such a way that people would want to listen to you. Don’t be mean and hurtful. Don’t use harsh words. Don’t put people down. Be genuine and nurturing in wanting to correct them, mend their ways and help them get back on track. - Mufti Ismail Menk

Why do we often feel like we can speak with authority on someone’s life? How can we when we’ve not experienced what the other person has; we’ve not walked in their shoes. We have the tendency to stereotype people and think like we know it all. The truth is we don’t! - Mufti Ismail Menk

A heart does not turn cold unless it has been treated badly for a long while. Yet, some will still endure and not show it. So cherish all those with good hearts in your life. Don’t take them for granted. Be compassionate. Learn to show them the gratitude they deserve! - Mufti Ismail Menk

Be less quick to react to people or situations. Often, they are powerless when you are less reactive. When people provoke you, try distancing yourself from them. They want you to lose your cool and get angry. Don’t give in to them. Train yourself to stay calm instead. - Mufti Ismail Menk

There will be times when you feel like everything that could possibly go wrong is going wrong. You feel like it’s the end of the road for you and you’re stuck in a rut. Remember, sometimes you have to go through the roughest patch to arrive at your best. Be patient! - Mufti Ismail Menk

Don’t be obsessed with things that went wrong or didn’t work out. That’s life in a nutshell. Keep going. You’ll never win this race of life if you keep looking back. The mistakes you’ve made don’t define who you are today. Think positive that things will get better! - Mufti Ismail Menk

Protect your good deeds at all costs. Foolish is the one who does a lot of good but doesn’t control his tongue and engages in backbiting, gossip and slander without batting an eyelid. He may turn up Judgement Day as a bankrupt, having to repay everyone he has wronged! - Mufti Ismail Menk

Be serious about your repentance. The one who’s truly remorseful is the one who is regretful of his past sins. He has a deep fear of falling into them again. And more importantly, he stays away from bad company and those who are likely to encourage him to sin again. - Mufti Ismail Menk

Don't let the trials and pain that you’re experiencing make you unkind. Everyone has struggles. Nobody knows what the other person is going through. There's too much suffering in the world already. Bear patience. It may be bitter now but the end result will be sweeter! - Mufti Ismail Menk

Respect other people’s time. We often have a very selfish attitude towards time; we expect everyone to adjust their schedules around us but we won’t let anyone mess our day. Stop being self-centered and inflexible. Remember, what goes around, comes around Eventually! - Mufti Ismail Menk

Today, we can’t seem to have a decent debate without getting angry. We’re so caught up with putting our points across and we forget to listen to the other side. Always be fair, remain calm, respectful and committed to let the other party have their say. It’s good ethics! - Mufti Ismail Menk

Think well of others and see what it does to your heart. Each time you hear something bad about someone, don’t spread it, give him the benefit of the doubt. Put yourself in his position. Protect yourself from worrisome thoughts that disturb your mind. Keep the peace! - Mufti Ismail Menk

It doesn’t matter if you’ve made mistakes. We all do. You don’t need to carry around labels or mistakes from yesterday as if they define you. Whatever’s done, is done. It’s over. It doesn’t have to brand you and affect the new choices you're making today. Go forward. - Mufti Ismail Menk

When you’re set on revenge and want to pay someone back, bear in mind that your actions will hurt you, not them. Learn to rise above it all. Revenge may give you a temporary high but it’s not worth it in the long term because you’re made for bigger and better things! - Mufti Ismail Menk

Don’t underestimate any act of kindness, no matter how small you think it is. Every act of kindness is a seed. All seeds will grow eventually and produce a harvest for you to reap the reward. Never tire of doing good and a bountiful harvest of blessings will be yours! - Mufti Ismail Menk

Social media can take a toll on your self-confidence. Many today are using it to compare themselves with others. Many more use it as a benchmark for how much they’ve achieved in life. Don’t fall into the trap. Always remind yourself of who you are and your self-worth. - Mufti Ismail Menk

Learn to stay away from arguments and other people’s drama. They sap your energy and rob your peace of mind. It takes a mature person to not get into an argument. Stay in your lane and watch from the sidelines if you must but don’t get involved. Maintain your calmness. - Mufti Ismail Menk

Just because you want peace around you doesn’t mean agreeing with everyone all the time. You have to stand your ground and believe what you believe. But don’t shove your thoughts and beliefs down someone’s throat. Sometimes you have to agree to disagree. Be respectful. - Mufti Ismail Menk

You can be the most successful person around but if you have no humility, you won’t go far. There are many out there who strut around behaving like they own the world. It's a shame that those with less to boast about, do it the most. Such is the state of society today. - Mufti Ismail Menk

Remember that kindness is a strength. It’s not easy being kind, especially to those who are rude to you. On the other hand, being rude is easy. But it shows a sign of weakness. So choose to be strong and choose to leave a trail of kindness and goodness wherever you go! - Mufti Ismail Menk

Be careful what you share on social media. Even among our family members, there may be people who hide ill feelings towards our achievements, beauty and lifestyles behind their smiles. The sad part is that most of the time, people envy what we know isn’t completely real! - Mufti Ismail Menk

Don’t worry about how people act. That’s on them not you. Always choose kindness, that’s under your control. Spread it far and wide, whichever way you can, even if it means giving a smile or a word of encouragement. Never underestimate how contagious being kind can be! - Mufti Ismail Menk

Be extremely careful when making assumptions about others. When you lack complete information, you have to fill in the blanks yourself; based on what you may have heard from others. You connect the dots and as a result you’re most likely to jump to the wrong conclusion! - Mufti Ismail Menk

When life gets hard it’s easy to think of the worst and stop dreaming of good things because it feels like they are unachievable. You’ll get days when you want to quit. But firm faith and the belief that after hardship, there’ll be ease, should see you through your journey! - Mufti Ismail Menk

More are suffering from diseases of the heart because of social media. Jealousy, unhappiness, feelings of inadequacy take root when the difference between real or fake vanishes. Sadly, a lot of what we see is fake. Don’t fall for it. Flaws and imperfections make us human! - Mufti Ismail Menk

Beware the uncontrolled ego; it will self-obsess you until you can’t stop thinking about yourself! You’re preoccupied with your own life and circumstances; sparing little or no thought about others. It can be destructive and the consequences are normally dire. Drop the ego! - Mufti Ismail Menk

Be in the company of mature people. Those who admit they're wrong. Those who don't point fingers and blame others for their mistakes. Those who take responsibility for their actions. Those who don’t hesitate to apologise. These are people who will help you grow in life! - Mufti Ismail Menk

Do you feel like you’re running around doing too much for this world, leaving little time for your Hereafter? You’re not alone. It’s easy to get sucked into one thing after another; there seems to be no end. Learn to pause and take stock of your life before it's too late. - Mufti Ismail Menk

Each day is a mixture of good and bad, highs and lows, pleasure and pain, joy and sorrow. That’s the cycle of life. Have the ability to see life beyond your own needs; empathize with others, give a little of yourself or your time to someone else for a change. Make a difference! - Mufti Ismail Menk

There will always be critics. Some will be constructive while others just want to tear you down. Don’t waste your time trying to convince the wrong people; just keep running your race and do what you do best. Focus on the positives and don’t feel the need to engage them! - Mufti Ismail Menk

What is this life? We all know that this worldly life is temporary. It’s nothing but an illusion, play and amusement. It will trick you. It will entice you. And yet we spend a disproportionate amount of time on it, forgetting to build our everlasting life in the Hereafter. - Mufti Ismail Menk

Give people the time and space they need to to heal from their hurt. Don’t rush them. We all deal with trials and tribulations in our own unique ways. Lend an ear, lend a helping hand, make sure they know you’re there if they need you. That’s the best help you can offer! - Mufti Ismail Menk

We all face challenges in life. And at times, it can feel like those challenges may just beat you down. But if you want something, you have to keep going. Don’t let the idea of quitting enter your mind; stay strong. The people who win in life are the ones who don’t quit. - Mufti Ismail Menk

In this world, that’s full of negativity and harsh criticism, be a beacon of hope and positivity. How difficult is it to say a good word, to encourage and motivate others? And if you can’t, at least don’t hurt people with your words or actions. It’s best to remain quiet. - Mufti Ismail Menk

Sometimes, a task can seem almost impossible. But remember to take baby steps; one foot in front of the other. You can always pause when you’re tired out. But take that first step, come what may! Don’t procrastinate. Before you know it, you would have completed the task! - Mufti Ismail Menk

Learn to say no to people who mess with your head. The ones who keep doing things intentionally to upset you. The ones who always play the victim even though it’s obvious they’re wrong. The ones who expect you to prioritise them but won’t do the same for you. Avoid them! - Mufti Ismail Menk

Everyone wants to succeed in life but only a few will be truly happy for your success. The truth is, people will generally only support your goals and dreams until you make it and end up doing more than them. Sadly, they want to see you do good, but never better than them! - Mufti Ismail Menk

This world is such that there’ll be people who love you and those who will hate you. Remember, you’re not for everyone and that’s ok. You’re not in this world to win a popularity poll. So don’t waste your time with such people. Share your journey with those who value you. - Mufti Ismail Menk

Whatever goals you’re setting, often it’s better to keep that thought to yourself. Not everyone is a well-wisher. While you’re telling someone about your next ambitious move, they might not always want the best for you. There’s a lot of competition and jealousy out there! - Mufti Ismail Menk

No matter what’s going on, always uphold good character and conduct. Let people criticise, let them pick on petty issues, let them say nasty things. Be good and kind-hearted even if they aren’t. Rise above it. What goes around comes around. Remember there’s Judgement Day! - Mufti Ismail Menk

We have to accept that regardless of what we want in this world and regardless of whether or not we get it, we’re still going to want more and so much more. That’s just the nature of Man. Learn to focus more on what’s to come, the Hereafter. You’ll be the happiest person! - Mufti Ismail Menk

Social media has many benefits but the quality of our life has become largely dependent on what we post online and how it compares to everyone else in our feed. Don’t let your value be attached to your online presence. It’s unhealthy. Appreciate life. Stop the comparison! - Mufti Ismail Menk

Some people especially love it when they hear something that makes someone look bad. They seem to thrive on it and can’t wait to spread it. Even though the temptation to gossip is powerful, you will always win when you choose NOT to engage in it. Make that commitment today. - Mufti Ismail Menk

We live in uncertain times. The world is becoming a more dangerous place; nothing can be taken for granted. Much of the world seems to be in a state of bewildering confusion. Don’t neglect the link with our Maker. That’s the only way to keep our sanity during these times! - Mufti Ismail Menk

Thinking of death will help you prepare for that meeting with your Creator. It will help you reflect on how you will appear before Him. Full of regret and shame or with a deep sense of happiness for having been dutiful. The choice is yours. Don't let this world trick you. - Mufti Ismail Menk

Many of us are stressed because we are in a hurry. We have this mental schedule which must be achieved by a certain time; get a degree, a good job, get married, have kids. We get upset when the schedule is out of sync. Trust that what He has decreed for you will be yours! - Mufti Ismail Menk

True friends are hard to come by these days. The sad reality is many friends will only like you for what you can do for them instead of for who you are. Identify such friends. Make a conscious effort to change for the better. You’ll start seeing a difference in your life! - Mufti Ismail Menk

When you feel like you can't keep going, turn your heart to the One who knows about very aspect of your life. Tell Him you can’t carry on. But He can. Only He can turn things around for you. Ask Him to replace what's lost, mend what's broken and make you feel whole again! - Mufti Ismail Menk

We shouldn’t be defined by others' viewpoint of us, but rather by our actions and our own words. The words we choose to describe people can have a huge impact on them. We never know what each one is experiencing. Let people live their own lives. Let us not judge and label. - Mufti Ismail Menk

If you’ve managed to clean up your act so far in this blessed month, that’s really commendable. Make a commitment to never let anger, envy, hatred, malice, slander, gossip, backbiting, obscene talk, swear words and the likes from your mouth, come back into your life again! - Mufti Ismail Menk

Before speaking bad about others, ask yourself; if present, would the person spoken about dislike and become unhappy about what you’re saying? If so, then consider staying quiet. It is better to communicate directly with someone than to speak about others behind their backs! - Mufti Ismail Menk

Jumping to conclusions is one of the most common forms of negative thinking. You usually jump to a negative conclusion without any justifiable facts of the situation. As a result, you become negative, depressed, anxious, sad or angry. Put a stop to it. Change your mindset! - Mufti Ismail Menk

Always remember, your value is not based on what you look like, what you do, or who you know, your status in life! Also you are not defined by your past. Use the past to learn lessons for the present and future. Your true value comes from how close you are to your Creator! - Mufti Ismail Menk

We live in an age of envy. Where envy is being taken to extremes. People are generallly dissatisfied with their lives because they can’t achieve the lifestyle they want but which they see others have. This is dangerous. Be grateful for what you have before you lose it all. - Mufti Ismail Menk

Take a break from social media periodically. Reconnect with the real world. Plug in to real people and places around you. Find time to actually see someone in person instead of sending them a message online. Connections with family and friends are more meaningful face to face! - Mufti Ismail Menk

When you give others a sincere compliment, words of encouragement or just a warm smile, you’re making their world a little better. You’re making them feel appreciated and valuable. You’ll feel more fulfilled because you have done something to make someone else’s life better. - Mufti Ismail Menk

Learn to listen. People just want to be heard. To feel that their voice matters. Give them a listening ear. Show them that in the chaos of this world, someone is concerned and can empathize with them, free from judgment. Be that person for someone. Show your ability to care! - Mufti Ismail Menk

In a world that’s trying to make you hate, judge and not care about others, learn to be considerate and compassionate. Be the bigger person. Be tolerant. Be the one who will go out of your way to help someone. Be the one showing kindness not just in bad times but all the time! - Mufti Ismail Menk

When you speak about negative traits in others and spread untruths and vicious rumors about them, you’re sinning. Be wary. What they are and who they are - that’s none of your business anyway. Just stay away from this bad habit and you’re working your way towards Paradise! - Mufti Ismail Menk

Remember there’s no problem that cannot be solved or resolved. Life throws us curveballs on occasions and more often than not, what we worry about is not even important in the long term. Always seek guidance and strength from the One who has the answer to all our problems! - Mufti Ismail Menk

One of the biggest flaws in humans is pretending to be blind to their own shortcomings but they’re the first to jump down someone's throat when others make a mistake. Learn to be more self-critical instead of pointing fingers. Leave the judging to the fairest Judge of all! - Mufti Ismail Menk

Let us admit that we all need love, kindness and care to get through that tough week, the grey skies and storm clouds in life. For the times when things go wrong, when we feel lost, when everyone else appears to be doing well, know that any act of goodness goes a long way. - Mufti Ismail Menk

It doesn’t matter if everyone else is doing it. You don’t have to be part of that crowd. It will get you nowhere. Let go of the need to compare yourself with everyone else. Do what matters most in your life. After all it is your life; you’re not living someone else’s life! - Mufti Ismail Menk

When you judge others, you’re actually issuing an invitation to them to judge you. Stop focusing on people’s faults; instead focus on their strengths. Train yourself to only look for the good in others. You’ll be a happier person, attracting more positivity into your life. - Mufti Ismail Menk

The way you treat your parents says a lot about you as a person. Some of us are more mature than others. But it’s never easy, there's always a rough patch because we are only human. Your parents just want to see you do things they couldn't do. Be the best child you can be! - Mufti Ismail Menk

The truth is nobody is born a racist. You have to be taught. Are we dealing with racism, bigotry and prejudice in our own lives so that we can be examples to our children and those under our charge? Do we reject someone only because of his skin colour? Time for reflection! - Mufti Ismail Menk

Remember, attitude is everything. You have a choice daily as to how you react to things. The bulk of what happens during the course of your day depends largely on your reaction. Have a positive attitude and see how your morale increases and things get better! Choose right! - Mufti Ismail Menk

Train yourself to remain polite even in the most difficult situation. Stand your ground firmly but politely. Let them curse and swear. Choose to rise above cheap, verbal abuse which is widespread today. Sooner or later they’ll realize their mistake and how offensive they were! - Mufti Ismail Menk

The truth is many of us spend a lot of time inside our own mind, overthinking, worrying about what’s to come, regretting past events and generally complaining about life. These cause stress and sap your energy. Train your mind to think positive. You’ll lead a more content life! - Mufti Ismail Menk

What goes around comes around. Whatever you give, comes back to you. What you sow, you reap. Give kindness, compassion, joy, encouragement, motivation and it will find its way back to you somehow, someday. Do you get the drift? So why would anyone want to spread negativity? - Mufti Ismail Menk

Do you have friends who are constantly complaining about other people or judging other people. They will make no effort to hide their discontent and they’ll try to drag you into their pit of despair, except they won’t even realize that they are the source of the discontent! - Mufti Ismail Menk

Many people make the mistake thinking that a confident person is the one who is better than everyone else. That is far from the truth. Confidence isn't strutting into a room thinking you're better than everyone else; it's walking in not having to compare yourself to anyone. - Mufti Ismail Menk

The most important thing you can do when you’ve done something wrong is to have the courage to own up and admit your fault. Aplogise to the people you’ve wronged. Don’t look for excuses or scapegoats. A sincere apology shows you’re taking responsibility for your own action. - Mufti Ismail Menk

Being quiet and gentle doesn’t mean you’re weak. Such people show deep, inner strength that’s under control. It’s knowing when to speak and when to listen; when to take action and when to wait. Don’t underestimate such people. They walk the earth with the greatest strength! - Mufti Ismail Menk

When you want to give advice, do so in such a way that people will want to listen to you. Don’t be mean and hurtful. Don’t use harsh words and turn them off. Be genuine in wanting to correct their ways and help them get back on track. Your sincerity will long be remembered. - Mufti Ismail Menk

Even the nicest people have their limits! Don’t push them too far; don’t try to reach those limits. Once the boundary is crossed, they’ll never be the same person you used to know and you’ll only have yourself to blame! If you can’t be kind, remain quiet. Don’t hurt people! - Mufti Ismail Menk

Some love being controversial and argumentative just to get recognition in life. They love making headlines and being in the limelight. Be careful. Think of the consequences when you’re alone in your grave or worse having to defend yourself before your Creator on Judgement Day! - Mufti Ismail Menk

The evil eye is real and should not be taken lightly. Most people are negligent in protecting themselves and do not worry about showing off their blessings; posting every detail of their life on social media. Know that not everyone who sees your story will be happy for you! - Mufti Ismail Menk

Keep praying for patience and contentment. We live in such a materialistic world that it can be hard to resist stuff you see around you. Don’t be tempted to have the latest in everything; fashion, electronic gadgets, computers and cars. Spend that money on a good cause instead! - Mufti Ismail Menk

Don’t measure worldly success by a rich lifestyle and all the modern day trappings. Measure it by the number of hearts you’ve touched, the faces who smile when they hear your name, the things people say about you in your absence! That’s a life well lived! Strive to get there! - Mufti Ismail Menk

How worthy you are to others depends on your words. Choose them wisely. Once spoken, you can’t undo them. Many people are careless with their words. They curse, swear, hurl vulgarities, use harsh words which hurt others in the process. Don’t live to regret what you uttered! - Mufti Ismail Menk

The evil eye is real. Protect yourself as best you can. Take precautions. For many, this will be hard because we live in such a self-serving society today. We want to show off! There’s a need within many of us to be validated and accepted by others; even people we don’t know! - Mufti Ismail Menk

Family interference is one of the reasons why marriages fail. When spouses share personal or internal problems with family members, be prepared for trouble. Problems get distorted. Problems become larger than life. Try and settle your disputes without taking them to others. - Mufti Ismail Menk

You can forgive completely but still choose to keep a safe distance from that person to protect yourself from unwanted harm or a repeat of what happened in the first place. Forgiving doesn't require you to embrace or interact with the one you forgave. Don't confuse the two. - Mufti Ismail Menk

Forgive the one who wronged you for your own sake. You will still remember what happened, but you’ll no longer be bound by it. But remember, forgiveness is a process. It may not happen immediately. It requires strength and you’re working towards it! That’s all that matters! - Mufti Ismail Menk

Today, bullying no longer occurs only in schools. Social media has provided another way for bullies who seek to demean others. Home is no longer safe for victims of bullying; a Facebook status can hurt just as much, if not more, than hearing the typed words spoken out loud! - Mufti Ismail Menk

Misunderstanding often leads to grudges. When we hold a grudge, we give someone power over our emotions. Without forgiveness, it’s easy to let things get out of hand. When we forgive, our doors and avenues to goodness open up. It puts our relationship with Him back on track! - Mufti Ismail Menk

If your intent is wrong, your deeds done for the sake of humankind will come to nought. Check your intentions often. Because you don’t want to fall into the trap; you think you’re doing a lot but when you arrive on Judgement Day, you’re a bankrupt! That would be devastating! - Mufti Ismail Menk

We live in angry times. All the sharing on social media makes it worse. Learn to control your innermost urge to retaliate. You don’t have to give as good as you got! If you don't slow down when you start to see red, you can do significant damage to your life. Keep the peace! - Mufti Ismail Menk

Making peace with your inner self is important. It starts from the inside first. It could mean mending broken relationships that have been bugging you, strengthening existing ones or simply making sense of your negative feelings. Let go of resentments. Don’t wait. Start now. - Mufti Ismail Menk

Hypocrites love to gossip, they love to know what everyone else is doing; their ins and outs. They may even make up gossip if it’s not juicy enough. It can be hurtful and upsetting when you are the subject of the untruthful gossip. Confront them peacefully and pray for them! - Mufti Ismail Menk

We all have our scars. We all have broken pieces. But the beauty in all that is they come together to create the real you! The you who survived the pain and hardship, the you who emerged stronger, kinder and more compassionate! The you who’s ready for whatever life dishes out! - Mufti Ismail Menk

Hiding pain under a smile is not easy. It can be one of the hardest things to do. You do it when you care about others more than you do for yourself. But remember, a smile can hide so much; anxiety, fear, pain, sadness, tears. But they reflect one main thing. Inner strength! - Mufti Ismail Menk

Arrogance is being full of yourself, you're always right. You strut around like you know everything. Confidence is humble, quiet and doesn't shout. You’re full of useful knowledge and you share it in a manner that doesn’t make the other person feel ignorant! Know the difference! - Mufti Ismail Menk

Remember, nothing lasts. Next year, you’re unlikely to be in the same place that you are now. Things happen, people change. That’s life. New happenings await you. New blessings. New trials. New opportunities. So always be aware and keep your focus. Change is the only constant. - Mufti Ismail Menk

It is human nature to always want the best ‘view’ when we’re in a beautiful place. That’s what we’ll have in Paradise. Sadly, many of us have become distracted and. absorbed by this temporary world and forgotten our purpose and goals for our Hereafter. Strive to get back on track! - Mufti Ismail Menk

Pray for those you love. Pray for those who hate you. Pray for those who try to harm you. Why? Because prayer is the most precious gift you can give someone and a good prayer may soften their heart and lead them to be guided. Imagine the rewards that await you! Keep praying! - Mufti Ismail Menk

You’re disappointed not because of other people’s behavior but because of your own expectations. Accept the fact that people will let you down. Time and again. They’ll show you their true colours eventually. Learn to expect only from the One who made you. He always delivers! - Mufti Ismail Menk

Negative thoughts produce bad feelings like anger, envy, jealousy, hatred, anxiety, etc. These are thoughts about the world, our wealth, our status, people we do not like or who have wronged us... Detach your heart from these worldly things which don’t last. Feel the relief! - Mufti Ismail Menk

We criticize others because we’re impatient. We don’t tolerate those who behave differently. We expect people to behave like us. When we focus on someone else’s flaw, we stop seeing the person. We just see their mistakes. Get rid of this bad habit. Work to improve ourselves! - Mufti Ismail Menk

The truth is you’re going to be slandered from time to time, so don’t allow it to throw you into emotional turmoil when it happens. If you feel the need to defend yourself against a lie, the best approach is to give yourself time to cool off. Think the matter through calmly. - Mufti Ismail Menk

Someone did you wrong? Learn to let it go. The truth is they will ruin more of your life if you allow them to invade your mind like a virus. This will in turn affect the quality of your life. The best thing to do is to move on. Show that you’re strong enough to take control. - Mufti Ismail Menk

Many people crop, tweak, add filters and manipulate their images to present an impression of how they want to be perceived. Separating reality from the online image can be tough. Often, young people end up looking harshly at themselves as a result. They think they’re failures! - Mufti Ismail Menk

No matter how negative you may feel, always try and communicate in as positive a manner as possible. If you choose words that are negative, that’s the impression you will leave with the person on the receiving end. So don’t respond when you’re angry or when others annoy you! - Mufti Ismail Menk

We’re only human and we tend to feel down or upset at times. But don’t allow such feelings to interfere with how you communicate with others. It’s easy to lash out and vent your anger but learn to control yourself. It’s one of the hardest things to do. But the rewards are great! - Mufti Ismail Menk

Be wary of toxic people around you. Those who come in to lower your self-esteem. Those who come into your life and leave you worse off than you were before. They will hinder your growth and cause you misery. Learn to spot them. Don’t get involved with them. Say a prayer for them. - Mufti Ismail Menk

Sometimes change means starting over. Don’t be afraid to do that. At times, you need to overhaul your life to see your steps ahead. So whatever you’re experiencing, don’t be afraid to start over. This time, you’re not starting from scratch but you’re starting from experience! - Mufti Ismail Menk

What have we become today? We hardly speak to people anymore. Even phone calls are being replaced by WhatsApp. We hide our feelings and turn them into tweets and blogposts. Our memories are merely a collection of photos on Instagram. Let us strive not to lose the human touch! - Mufti Ismail Menk

Social media has given a voice to the voiceless. Our videos, posts and comments online are a reflection of who we are and what we stand for. Unfortunately, people with ill intent use them to spew hate and spread ignorance. Don't let their comments affect you. Such people need help! - Mufti Ismail Menk

Love, trust and mutual respect are the bedrock of a solid marriage. It doesn’t come easy. It’s hard work and has to be nurtured daily. Don’t let mistrust creep into the equation. Don’t give your spouse reason to mistrust you. Once trust is broken, it will not be the same again. - Mufti Ismail Menk

Keep negativity out of your life at all costs. Don’t focus on the negatives, not just today but every day because it will only eat at your soul, slowly but surely. You’ll become a thankless person, always nitpicking over tiny details. Keep reminding yourself of the blessings! - Mufti Ismail Menk

Publicizing a sin is so much more serious than the sin itself because it carries with it a level of arrogance and promotion of illicit behavior. Instead of remorse over committing the sin, we are more caught up in trying to figure out how to show off what we did to our friends! - Mufti Ismail Menk

Beware the hypocrite. He’s always looking for faults or advising you about your life, job, habits, etc. But he never follows his own advice. Some have an agenda and can hurt your self-confidence badly. Don’t give your time to deceitful people, pretending to be what they’re not! - Mufti Ismail Menk

Take time out to disconnect from your surroundings occasionally. Enjoy your own company because it’s easy to get overwhelmed by life and all that it offers. Keep your heart connected to the One who made you and you’ll achieve that inner peace and contentment that we all badly need! - Mufti Ismail Menk

Are you among those who when asked for advice, you hardly ever try to understand the person’s unique situation and needs; you give advice based on your own bitterness and cynicism; you live in a constant state of dissatisfaction. If that’s you, it’s time to be more compassionate! - Mufti Ismail Menk

Stop stressing yourself over how your life is going to turn out. Nobody has it all figured out. Only the One who made you knows what will happen. So live your life the best way you can and attach your heart to the One who matters most. It’s one sure way to attain contentment! - Mufti Ismail Menk

Are you guilty of deriving pleasure from the misfortune of others? Something bad happens to someone else and you secretly take pleasure from it. Be careful. It shows a poisonous heart which willl get worse if you don’t check it. Empathize, be kind and show compassion instead! - Mufti Ismail Menk

The past is the past. You can't change it and whatever has happened is out of your control. Truth is, the past can hurt, but it's also what you make of it. Choose to let those memories go. Learn whatever lessons you can but don’t dwell and keep harping on them. Lighten your load! - Mufti Ismail Menk

When you’re always making assumptions about others, you damage your capacity to relate to them. You’re always assuming you know how they think and feel, so you stop listening and communicating, leading to misunderstanding. Be mindful of this. It can spiral into negative thinking! - Mufti Ismail Menk

Don't take anything for granted. You never know when you'll have it for the last time. Life is a precious gift, cherish every moment while you can. It’s truly such a blessing to be alive and to be able to impact the lives of others. You’ll never know whose life you’re touching. - Mufti Ismail Menk

Today, it's just so easy to take pictures of all the good things going on in your life, post them on social media and to a random person looking at your feed it may look like that's how your life always is. Who are we fooling? Ourselves! Be wary not to believe your online life! - Mufti Ismail Menk

Beautiful patience is a gift. Not everyone has it. It’s the ability to accept what happens at the first sign of a calamity and the ability to hold on to that patience till the trial is over. No complaining, no whinging, just a calm accepting heart from the start till the end! - Mufti Ismail Menk

When you encounter hate in any form, in speech or action, you must immediately denounce it, report it and stop it. It’s your duty. It should not be tolerated whether in our everday lives, on main stream or social media. Say no to hate. Say no to violence! End the vicious cycle! - Mufti Ismail Menk

Being successful and having everything doesn’t define your self-worth. Being positive is one of the main things you need for survival. The ability to see the glass half full rather than half empty is the key to being happy and appreciating where you are in life. Thank Him always! - Mufti Ismail Menk

In this make believe world of social media, people will only show you what they want you to see. Remember, everyone has a chapter in their lives where they don’t read out loud. So don’t be fooled by the “perfect front” that you often see. You’d be foolish to believe all that. - Mufti Ismail Menk

Social media trolls take it upon themselves to make negative, derogatory and even abusive comments about everything you say or do. They are acknowledging the impact you have on others and are jealous of the good you do. Ignore them and their agenda. Smile and carry on your good work! - Mufti Ismail Menk

We’re careful what we put into our mouths, choosing our foods meticulously so that they keep our bodies functioning well. The same should apply to what comes out of our mouths. If we choose to spew hateful, curse and swear words, imagine how that would impact the ones affected. - Mufti Ismail Menk

When things are smooth, when everything is easy, you don’t learn much; you’re hardly growing as a person. Remember, the greatest lessons are learnt when you go through hardship and the storms of life. Embrace them and know that you will emerge stronger and better than before! - Mufti Ismail Menk

The truth is always more important than what others think of you. However, there is a way of presenting the truth. There is no need to insult, abuse and defame others in the process. Kind words with wisdom, showing true concern and care are more likely to have the desired impact. - Mufti Ismail Menk

Forgiveness can be more challenging with family because deeper emotions are involved when a family member hurts us. Choosing not to forgive and breaking ties of kinship is wrong. So do the right thing and forgive because forgiveness helps both sides! It’ll give you peace of mind! - Mufti Ismail Menk

If you still think money is the route to happiness, you’re wrong. A healthy body, a tranquil soul, a pure heart, a caring spouse and children, a mother’s love; these are just some of the things that will give meaning to your life. All the wealth in the world can’t buy you that! - Mufti Ismail Menk

Beware the toxic "friends" who will never compliment you. They'll never have a good word or congratulate you on your achievements. In fact, they're much more likely to kick you when you're down. It’s always about them. They’ll drain you of all your energy! Keep your distance! - Mufti Ismail Menk

All the wealth you painstakingly amass will remain here. You won’t be able to take one single thing with you. Always remember this. What are you gaining really, and at what price? Are you sacrificing your Hereafter for some glitz and glamour of this world that many call luxury? - Mufti Ismail Menk

There are people who won’t hesitate to provoke you, trying their best to bring out the worst in you. When they’ve achieved that, they’ll play the victim and make you feel bad. Be mindful of such people. They really need help. Try your best to remain calm. Keep your composure! - Mufti Ismail Menk

Parenting is not an easy task. But no matter what obstacles you face, keep going. Keep leading by example. Keep being a role model for your children. The good we teach our children stays with them and will become a part of their daily lives. So plant good seeds in their hearts! - Mufti Ismail Menk

Admit your mistakes. It’s a good trait to have and it gains respect from the ones around you because it shows both humility and your willingness to learn. Remember, it’s easy to claim responsibility when things go well, but it’s hard when they don’t. Don’t look for scapegoats! - Mufti Ismail Menk

We need to realize that our constant need to complain has a simple and fundamental reason: we lack of a sense of contentment. The truth is we are often dissatisfied and it has taken the place of contentment in our hearts. So everything that we say is a reflection of how we feel! - Mufti Ismail Menk

Don’t engage friends who speak ill of their spouses to you. No matter how close you are to them, learn to keep friendship separate from their personal life. You have to draw the line. The erring spouses could have repented and changed their ways and you’re still bad mouthing them. - Mufti Ismail Menk

Beware the negativity that keeps popping up in your mind. At times, this is related to a setback you’ve had. You need to counter it and don’t worry what people may think. They’ll talk anyway. You can’t stop them. What you can do is to focus on the positive and goodness around you! - Mufti Ismail Menk

The company you keep says a lot about you. Friends have a big influence over how you feel, think and behave. Beware the ones who will mould you to become like them. Some will control you till you mimic their behaviour. If you’re weak-willed, chances are you’ll succumb and cave in! - Mufti Ismail Menk

When we hear bad about others, we're so quick to believe it. But when we hear good about them, we find it hard to believe. It shouldn't be so for a true believer. Don't believe the bad about others until it’s proven beyond any doubt and if it doesn't concern you, stay out of it. - Mufti Ismail Menk

What is this life but a marathon, one that’s customised for each and every person. To win this race, you mustn’t give up. You must keep going and cross the finish line. There’ll be many distractions along the way. Don’t give in to them. Keep your heart and mind focused on your goal. - Mufti Ismail Menk

Learn not to tell people more than they need to know. This can be difficult but be conscious of the information that you choose to divulge. People have no business to know everything about you. The less you tell, the better for you. It can save you from a whole lot of trouble. - Mufti Ismail Menk

Pray for those who've passed away and prepare for the day you and I will leave this world. Today, we've lost a legend. Ebrahim Gangat. You were loved by millions and will surely be missed. Your legacy lives on. May your shortcomings be forgiven and may you be granted Paradise. Aameen. - Mufti Ismail Menk

You become what you constantly think about. If you think you can’t, you probably won’t make it. If you think you’re a failure, you’ll end up not doing anything significant in life. If you think negative thoughts always, you’ll end up with negative results. Guard your thoughts! - Mufti Ismail Menk

We’re bombarded with the temptation to be popular daily. The pressure to do what others are doing. Don’t fall into this trap. Even if “everyone is doing it,” wrong is never right. Evil, wrongdoings and darkness will never be the truth, even if popular. Let your faith stand firm! - Mufti Ismail Menk

People with large egos can be difficult to deal with. Signs of a big ego include over confidence, blindness to personal flaws, focus on self over others and difficulty seeing other points of view. Be wary of such people. They may not take kindly to advice. Pray for them instead! - Mufti Ismail Menk

There’s no doubt that life can be incredibly hard at times. The sick, terminally ill, sadness, oppression, adversity. The list goes on. But the one thing we have is our ability to help someone in their time of need. Let them know that someone cares. What a difference it makes! - Mufti Ismail Menk

Don’t believe anyone who says that he has it all together; there’s no such thing. Every single one of us is fighting an unseen battle that is often hidden by a brave exterior. That's why it is so important to be compassionate. Always try and put yourself in someone else’s shoes! - Mufti Ismail Menk

Social media is making us forget how to interact with people in real-life. For some, posting what they want others to see helps them feel better about themselves, making them feel they’re connected to others. But technology isn’t life. Spend more time with people! Not devices! - Mufti Ismail Menk

We often hear people say the grass is greener on the other side. That’s not true. Stop comparing your lawn with someone else’s. The truth is it’s greener where you water it! It’s greener where you nurture it. Focus on the major things in life and you’ll see how it will thrive! - Mufti Ismail Menk

You will learn more from the bad days than the good days because they’re designed to toughen you, provided you learn the life lessons attached to them. Some don’t and they get stuck at a certain level because they refuse to or cannot see the whole picture yet! Pray for guidance! - Mufti Ismail Menk

Some people just cannot communicate in a straightforward manner. They will use sarcasm as a defence mechanism, send mixed signals or act like nothing is wrong. If you cannot help such people, stay away from them. Life’s complicated enough without having to second-guess others! - Mufti Ismail Menk

Couples need to work together to keep outside forces that may try to break them or their family. At times, this could be in the form of in-laws or the extended family. Hold your ground firmly and respectfully. You’ll end up with longer lasting and happier married lives together! - Mufti Ismail Menk

When you stain your tongue with slander, backbiting and gossip, your spirituality goes down significantly. You may think you’re harming the other person but in actual fact, you’re harming yourself. So learn to hold your tongue because it has the power to make you or break you! - Mufti Ismail Menk

If you are often stressed, anxious, feel like a failure or you're not doing what you think you should be doing in life, consider this. Start serving others. You’ll feel a sense of self worth that you’re actually helping someone and making a difference. See how your life changes! - Mufti Ismail Menk

In a world where there’s so much fake, find it in your heart to be yourself. Be you. Don’t be a hypocrite. No apologies. Say no when you don’t want something. Don’t be forced into saying yes. Be honest. Be authentic. Don’t be part of anything fake. Your heart will be at peace! - Mufti Ismail Menk

Be wary of those who lie to make themselves feel good. They have an ego problem. They discredit others out of jealousy, always wanting to be one up and to show the world that they’re the good ones. It won’t last. The truth will out. It will lead to their own downfall eventually! - Mufti Ismail Menk

Be kind to people. Never think you're better than others. The trouble with those who appear pious is that they think they’re on a higher level and scoff at everyone else who may seem less pious! It’s a terrible trait to have. Don’t be hard on others. Piety comes with gentleness. - Mufti Ismail Menk

In our bid to solve problems, we sometimes create even bigger problems. Repairing a burst pipe requires glue. Using a drill will destroy whatever remains of the pipe. Be wary. In a fit of rage, we may cause greater loss to ourselves instead of resolving the issue we’re facing. - Mufti Ismail Menk

Have the courage to walk away from the drama and people who create it around you. It’s most often about them and not you. Surround yourself with those who support you and believe in you. Focus on the positive. Love those who treat you well, pray for the ones who don't! They need it! - Mufti Ismail Menk

As you go about spreading goodness and lending a hand to others, remember that you’re just as important as other people. Learn to say "no" when your obligations and responsibilities get too much. Don’t spread yourself so thin that you’ll end up no good for yourself or anyone else! - Mufti Ismail Menk

Always remind yourself that this life is short. It’s like a visa given to you for a temporary stay. So keep the Hereafter in mind and learn to do things which will add value to your life. Choose virtuous, righteous people as friends; those who will keep you on the straight path! - Mufti Ismail Menk

Learn to take things in your stride. Ups and downs happen to everyone. Remember, we'll all experience pain, hardship, heartache, disappointment, betrayal, loss, fear, loneliness, grief and suffering. It’s your ability to react to them correctly that will determine your life story. - Mufti Ismail Menk

Patience is a quality of the heart. The more patient you are, the better person you become. An effective way to strengthen our patience is through the link with our Creator. Don't lose that link. Exercise patience for His sake and He won’t let you down in your darkest moments. - Mufti Ismail Menk

Don’t give up now. You’ve come this far. The difficult days will make way for happier days soon enough. Remember, nothing lasts. So when you see a day where you think you can’t possibly get out of bed to face the world, don’t worry or panic. Better and brighter days are ahead! - Mufti Ismail Menk

Be wary when angry. When you react in anger thinking you must hurt those who hurt you, think again. In fact, you’re hurting yourself. That’s why it’s always better to calm down and act rationally later on. When you choose to react immediately, the consequences can be disastrous! - Mufti Ismail Menk

Some get a big thrill from boasting about their achievements or showing off their possessions. They believe that they’re better than others. They may even end up pushing people around. That’s wrong. Remember, whatever you have, someone will have more! That’s life! Stay humble! - Mufti Ismail Menk

Many want to marry but they forget that staying married is hard work. It doesn’t just happen. “Easy” was never part of the agreement. Don’t think divorce is the easy way out because it isn’t. Work hard at your marriage. Remember, everything in life improves when we work at it! - Mufti Ismail Menk

Before pointing a finger, nitpicking on others or condemning another person's shortcomings, do remember that we’re all sinners. No one is prefect. We are all answerable to our Creator. He is All-Knowing. So choose to advise with wisdom and patience over exposing people’s faults! - Mufti Ismail Menk

If you’re true to yourself, whatever bad someone tries to do or whatever they did to embarrass you can only strengthen you. Don’t worry about the plotters and evil doers, they will have their day. Remember, the consequences of their actions will have to be dealt with eventually. - Mufti Ismail Menk

Be mindful of the online world. When you let yourself go, you run into the danger of slipping too far into it and losing a sense of real life, real self and real priorities. It can distract people so much from reality that they may forget who they really are! It’s happening now! - Mufti Ismail Menk

Remember, the ones who need kindness the most are the ones who are strangers to it. Their hearts are hard and cold; they’d generally have little or no regard about how their words and actions affect others. Still, be kind to them because your actions reflect who you truly are! - Mufti Ismail Menk

Don’t think that there are people with a problem-free life out there. Every single person is fighting a battle, often hidden by a brave front. That’s why it’s important to have good character and conduct. Remember, this world will break you. So lend a hand and have a good heart! - Mufti Ismail Menk

We are all guests in this world. As the rule goes, all guests will have to leave sooner or later. Death is the common factor for all. If this becomes the cornerstone of our lives, then it gets easier to rid our hearts of animosity, hatred, jealousy, envy, grudge and hostility! - Mufti Ismail Menk

Beware the gossiper. He usually has bad intent. He speaks negatively about others and belittle their worth to increase his own. If you’re in the company of such people and the talk turns negative, look for ways to bring it back to a positive focus that is not belittling to others. - Mufti Ismail Menk

Don’t let negative people ruin your positive mindset. Let them go before they completely infiltrate your mind. Such people have issues with themselves and with everything and everyone around them. Make a conscious effort to stay away from them. Don’t entertain such friendship! - Mufti Ismail Menk

If you’re tempted to share something on social media, investigate before you do. Anything you post comes from you, which means you’re responsible for it’s accuracy, even if you got it from somewhere else. Things can come back to haunt you in the most unimaginable way. Be wary. - Mufti Ismail Menk

Train yourself not to stress over negative comments made about you on social media. In fact, don't respond. People hide behind their screens to release their frustrations. Their mean words and baseless allegations say more about them than anyone else. Don't lose sleep over them. - Mufti Ismail Menk

Your time is the most valuable gift you can give to your family. Money comes and goes but the memories will stay far beyond all that. The strong bond you develop will last a long while. Start giving the gift of time before it’s too late. Don’t put it off because life’s too short! - Mufti Ismail Menk

Don’t feel that you have to tell everyone what you’ve been up to in your life. You don’t! Nobody needs to know everything. Don’t announce it on social media too because having people with eyes that constantly pry into your private life is not healthy. It attracts envy and hatred. - Mufti Ismail Menk

Know when to get involved and when to lay off. Some things just aren’t worth your energy. There’s too much going on around us and it’s easy to get sucked into other people’s drama. Learn to take a step back and look at things in perspective. Don’t be too quick to take the plunge. - Mufti Ismail Menk

Don’t let success go to your head. Be the first to apologize for your mistakes. You’ll never learn anything or impress anyone by making excuses and shifting the blame. Treat everyone with dignity and respect. You may be successful, but that doesn’t make you better than anyone else! - Mufti Ismail Menk

The reason many people are on social media is because they want attention. It’s measured by the number of likes, views, retweets, comments etc. Remember, you don't have to rely on others for your confidence and self-esteem. Disengage from seeking attention. Love yourself first! - Mufti Ismail Menk

Why can’t we be happy for others when they achieve something? As in truly happy; no snide remarks or sarcastic comments. It all stems from the heart. The positive energy you exude towards others will come back to you. So the next time, you hear such news, celebrate, don’t hate! - Mufti Ismail Menk

Don’t be disheartened if you can’t help much with charity in terms of material stuff. You can always be the one who adds value to the lives of others. Find ways to be a source of encouragement everywhere you go. Spread goodness and kindness always. It will all come back to you. - Mufti Ismail Menk

Drawing inspiration from another person is allowed. But there are dangers of looking to so-called celebrities as role models. Remember, they’re just people. It's easy to forget this when society elevates them to superhuman status. They’re not. They make mistakes like all of us! - Mufti Ismail Menk

Take a long, hard look at yourself in the mirror. See if the person staring back at you is the person you want to be. Do this often as it is a good form of self-reflection. There’s always room for improvement. Focus on trying to be a better person today than you were yesterday. - Mufti Ismail Menk

Some people just thrive being in the spotlight. They put on a show for everyone to see. They love being praised; it does wonders to their egos. They’ll create dramas just to be the centre of focus. Minimize your dealings with them if possible. Don’t get drawn into their circle. - Mufti Ismail Menk

Don’t be narrow-minded and think of doing things only for yourself. It’ll frustrate you; you’ll want something more. Learn to do things for others. Learn to help any which way you can. When you help others, it opens the door for you to be blessed! Do it without batting an eyelid. - Mufti Ismail Menk

Don’t make it your business to gossip about those who are trying hard to improve themselves. Pray for them instead. Motivate and encourage, add a good word but never put them down. Don’t be arrogant and think you’ve got it all good. No one is perfect. We are all a work in progress. - Mufti Ismail Menk

If there’s nothing more important in one’s life than prayer, why is it that we don’t place enough importance on it. Some even neglect it. How can we expect to have success in this world and the next when we turn a deaf ear to the call to success daily? Let's change our priorities - Mufti Ismail Menk

Some won’t understand you. Some won’t support you. Some will leave you. Some won’t even care if you’re down in the dumps. But no matter what others put you through, your Creator will always be there for you. He knows every moment of your struggle. He will compensate you greatly - Mufti Ismail Menk

Don’t engage small-minded, petty people unless you’re able to help them. What you say and do will never be good enough for them. They’ll make your life difficult. Focus on controlling our own actions. We can’t allow ourselves to get sucked into their madness or we’ll end up hurt! - Mufti Ismail Menk