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Mufti Ismail Menk

This is a collection of quotes from Mufti Ismail Menk. @muftimenk on twitter.

Humans are strange. We trust people, even those we don't know at times; yet we often doubt & are unsure about the Almighty's plans for us.

Never think you’re a bad person. Don’t let Satan plant such thoughts in your head. We make mistakes almost daily. Just try to do better.

People want perfection from you. But not the Almighty. He wants you to make progress on His Path. Don't bother what others do. Keep going.

How mature you are has little to do with age. It’s the strength of your soul. The more you’ve endured, the stronger & more mature you get.

Each hardship you face is designed specially for you by your Creator. It's for you to get closer to Him. He knows you can handle it.

Don’t feel like you have to explain your intentions to others. He knows what’s in the heart. We’re all answerable to Him not His creation!

If you have a good heart, you'll be hurt. That's reality. Whatever others do, they know you'll forgive. But don't keep the hurt inside you.

We’re all a work in progress. We’re not perfect. As long as we’re trying to be better than we were yesterday, that’s what matters most.

If something is meant for you no one can prevent it. The one you want to marry, that job, that promotion will come if it's yours. Patience!

Nothing happens by accident. The Almighty plans every step for us to learn life’s lesson. Trust Him; keep going. You’ll smile in the end!

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We keep asking for more. Before doing that, look at what we've been blessed with. Don't ask for more than we need. Learn to be grateful!

Free yourself from the expectations of people & place it in the hands of your Creator. You’ll see the world from a different lens. Peace!

Begin your day with prayer, end it with prayer. Everything in between will fall into place. You'll feel a sense of calm, your heart at ease.

Life goes on, with or without you. So don’t worry about what others say about you. Work towards pleasing your Maker. Our days are numbered.

Wipe someone's tears with a smile. Reach out to those needing a hand. Lend an ear to solve a problem. The Almighty loves doers of good!

If you find someone who’ll look past your imperfections & befriend you for who you are, standing by you through sun & storm, treasure them.

It's natural for us to stumble, lose hope & get impatient during trials. But if we remember He's in control, we'll see the hidden blessings.

Check yourself often & correct your faults. Quit blaming others. Take responsibility for your own life. That’s the only way you can grow!

The world will trick you into believing its own definition of beauty. But in the end, we'll only remember the most beautiful heart & soul.

Keep going. The race of life is not given to the strongest person. It’s for the one who says, “I won’t quit because Paradise is worth it!”

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Remember you can either complain about it or have faith in the Almighty to guide you through it, learn from it & grow. The choice is yours.

The Almighty’s the only One who knows what lies in your heart. So don’t feel you have to justify yourself to anyone. Only He matters!

Keep your modesty in check for both women & men. The most beautiful are those who don't need validation from people as well as social media.

Learn to breathe & smile more. Every challenge you’re facing will have a solution. He’ll see to that. Do your part & He’ll do the rest!

Don't just be impressed with what's on the outside in people. Look deeper. Look for integrity & sincerity; things that matter in the end.

Social media is scary. It makes you think you need to be perfect. So we hide our flaws, pretending it’s all good. Don’t fall into this trap.

Stop being impressed by wealth & status. Instead, be impressed by those who treat other human beings well, in both good times & bad.

Keep your good deeds between you & the Almighty. Don’t show them off in public to win praise. He knows what lies in your heart. Purify it!

Good or bad, what we do in our lives will come back to us at some stage. So if you want goodness, stop making life difficult for others.

Whatever you want, ask Him. Ask sincerely; cure from illness, relief from stress, a way out of your struggle. He will respond. Trust Him.

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Nobody owes you anything. Any good coming from them to you is a bonus. Don't be disappointed or frustrated by people. Manage your reaction.

Never mind if people don’t fully appreciate your worth. The Almighty does. That’s what matters. Do your best & you’ll reach your goals.

Give without expecting anything in return. That's the beauty of your heart. It's ok if people don't see that. The Almighty keeps count!

Don’t be sad when you lose something. He will somehow, someday & in some way replace your loss. He’ll also reward you for the good you do.

Many think silence is a weakness. It's not. It's an inner strength. It teaches us to listen & tells us that at times staying quiet is best!

Pray for others. Yes. Don’t pray only for yourself. People may be facing struggles they’ll never tell you about. So spare a thought. Pray.

Today it's hard to find people who don't judge by status, looks or money. But they exist. They appreciate you for who you are. As a person.

You think you’ve no one to turn to when it hurts. You think no one understands you. Turn to the One who made you. He’ll accept you totally!

Beware those who are only there when you're doing well. They befriend you for some personal gain. Value those who value you for who you are.

The more challenges you face, the more you grow as a person. So never complain about your tests. You’ll look back & thank Him one day.

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Never feel like the Almighty is getting tired of you. So even if you've been sinning repeatedly, repent. He loves it when you repent.

Life is not about having it all. Be thankful for empty pockets and days of wanting. Those are the times you learn most about what life is!

Your happiness doesn't depend on how much wealth you have or what's happening around you. It comes from deep within you. From your heart!

Prayer is everything. It can change any condition for you. You never walk away empty handed. It’s the most powerful weapon you have. Use it!

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.

We’re guilty of this. We tend to focus on what we want. It’s never enough. We take for granted what we have. Appreciate our blessings!

Our weakness is often from our hearts. Seek the Almighty's help to purify it. A heart that's busy thinking of Him has no time to do bad.

When you do things to please people, someone will always be complaining. Nothing’s ever good enough. Choose to please the Almighty.

No matter how hard you try not to be judged, you can't control the actions of others. But you can choose to live your life with integrity!

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!