The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said, “Verily, the best people to Allah are those who are first to greet with peace.”
Defeat the ego and be the best possible Muslim you can be.Dr. Omar Suleiman (Twitter)
Being kind and compassionate
What others gain from being petty & cruel, is nothing compared to what Allāh will give you for being kind & compassionate. So choose ur behaviour wisely.Asim Khan (Twitter)
Every man for himself
We live in a selfish world today. Every man for himself. But don’t be selfish with your prayer. Pray for your friends, your family, loved ones, as well as those you don’t know. Remember, you may think it’s not much but your sincere prayer could change someone’s situation.Mufti Ismail Menk (Twitter)
Order and principles
In this pick & mix age order and principles are seen as madness, hence Islam is unappealing. That is until we realise how much in need we are of order and principles.Imran Hussein (Twitter)
We are consumers of war
The growing profitability of the arms industry has not gone unnoticed by fund managers more generally. The Canada Pension Plan (CPP), to which every Canadian earning a paycheque must contribute, holds in excess of $1 billion in investments in thirty-seven of the world’s top one hundred arms-producing companies. I could easily fill the next one hundred pages of this book with the ominous holdings of some of North America’s most respected investment plans, but it would only be restating the obvious: we are consumers of war.Damned Nations by Samantha Nutt, MD. Page 37
No matter what sign they see they still won’t believe
It is certainly We Who have revealed the Reminder (the Qur’an), and it is certainly We Who will preserve it.
Indeed, We sent messengers before you ˹O Prophet˺ among the groups of early peoples,
but no messenger ever came to them without being mocked.
This is how We allow disbelief ˹to steep˺ into the hearts of the wicked.
They would not believe in this ˹Quran˺ despite the ˹many˺ examples of those ˹destroyed˺ before.
And even if We opened for them a gate to heaven, through which they continued to ascend,
still they would say, “Our eyes have truly been dazzled! In fact, we must have been bewitched.Al-Qur’an, Chapter 15 (Al-Hijr), Verses 9 to 15
A lesson for people of insight
Do you not see that Allah gently drives the clouds, then joins them together, piling them up into masses, from which you see raindrops come forth? And He sends down from the sky mountains ˹of clouds˺ loaded with hail, pouring it on whoever He wills and averting it from whoever He wills. The flash of the clouds’ lightning nearly takes away eyesight.
Allah alternates the day and night. Surely in this is a lesson for people of insight.
And Allah has created from water every living creature. Some of them crawl on their bellies, some walk on two legs, and some walk on four. Allah creates whatever He wills. Surely Allah is Most Capable of everything.
We have indeed sent down revelations clarifying ˹the truth˺. But Allah ˹only˺ guides whoever He wills to the Straight Path.The Holy Quran – Chapter 24 (Al-Noor, The Light) – Verses 43-46 – Translation: Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran
You don’t have to be wealthy to be generous
You don’t have to be wealthy to be generous; though having both qualities would be a bonus. Generosity means giving more than just money. It’s about sacrifice, your time & effort. It keeps you close to the Almighty & Paradise. Avoid being miserly. Give even if you have little.Mufti Ismail Menk (Twitter)
A prayer and a healing
Almighty. Heal the wounds we have collected and kept inside for so long. Grant us success in this world and the Hereafter. Don’t let our achievements get to our heads. Guide us and show us a way out of our difficulties. Aameen.Mufti Ismail Menk – Twitter
Making gratitude an attitude
Cultivate the habit of making gratitude an attitude; a way of life. When you’re able to appreciate the Almighty’s blessings, no matter how small, you’ll be much happier.Mufti Ismail Menk (Twitter)