Are you guilty of deriving pleasure from the misfortune of others? Something bad happens to someone else and you’re secretly happy. Be careful. It shows a poisonous heart which will get worse if you don’t check it. Empathize, be kind and show compassion instead.Mufti Ismail Menk (Twitter)
Being Conscious of The Creator
Nourishing the soul
Ramadan symbolises positive change. The fact that our diets change dramatically signals the change that our souls are going through as a result. By depriving our stomachs of food, it gives a chance for our souls to be nourished with Quran, Dhikr & ibadah (worship)Asim Khan (Twitter)
The state of the heart
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 close attention to the state of your heart because everything you do flows from it.Mufti Ismail Menk (Twitter)
Defeat the ego
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