Who is a good Muslim by Mufti Menk

By |2018-02-17T08:54:58+00:00August 14th, 2017|

Last updated on February 17th, 2018 at 08:54 am

A good Muslim spends time with his family

Today the crises we are facing, people are prepared to spend time with their friends every night, doing only what Allah knows and they know.  And there are spouses and family members whom they are supposed to be spending time with. They are responsible for little orphans whose parents are alive. We don’t spend time with our family members. And we call ourselves good Muslims?

And we are depressed, we are sad, and sometimes we lose our families, we have children who grew up all on drugs and bad habits, because you never spend time with them. Rather enjoying yourself.

What’s wrong with taking your family out? Force yourself to enjoy that little time that Allah has given you to start with.

What’s the point of having a thousand friends when your own family is crying for your company and you can’t spend 5 minutes with them?

A good Muslim is an example to others

I remember once I was traveling and we stopped to refill in one of the petrol stations. There were a group of people in another vehicle, who looked at us and start laughing because we were Muslimeen, and we could see it. I told the brothers with me, just ignore them.

They had left 5 minutes before us. Some way down they had an accident, a huge accident. And we were one of the first people who met them in their accident and Masha-Allah that was an opportunity. I didn’t just look at them and say you guys laughed at me, you guys were so arrogant and now goodbye. No, we didn’t say that,

I stopped, ignored what happened before. Are you guys ok?  Is everything fine? And I noticed there were injuries.

Not only with my vehicle and few other vehicles, we pick them to the nearest hospital and thereafter, we happen to help them with their vehicle.

A lot happened as a result of our patients. I want to share with you a statement that was uttered to me down the line. One of them came to me and he told me, I thought Islam was a very barbaric religion that never ever respected human life. But for what I’ve seen today, I’ve changed my mind forever. Allahu-Akbar!

I didn’t ask him brother, enter Islam, but I told him, brother, here are three booklets, and here are two DVDs, I only want you to know what I believe. Here you are.

By the will of Allah, at least the best minimum is, the world can become a better place, People can start studying, they can start seeing, and they can ask questions. What a great opportunity that Allah gave us. This is supposed to be the quality of a good Muslim. May Allah make us good Muslimeen!

The worse among us is he or she who behaves in a way that people who already have no bad impressions of Islam start having worst impressions. We call ourselves good Muslims, and then we complained about the image of Islam on the globe when we have contributed towards it.

You are not a good Muslim because you were born a Muslim

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You are not a good Muslim just because you Pray 5 times a day! - Mufti Menk -Click To Tweet

So it’s about time we revisit the rules of the game Subhanallah. How can someone want to play football when they don’t even know the rules of the game? And this brings me to a powerful point? If you want to be good Muslim you need to know revelation. You need to know what Allah wants from you.

It’s not good enough to say, well, you know I was born a Muslim, and its ok I pray 5 times a day. Islam is not just about praying five times a day.

There are so many people who pray 5 times a day, but their lives are upside down. They leave their lives like the worst of people, but one thing that happens is that they pray 5 times a day.

So let us not reduce Islam to just a faith which we should be proud of only during Ramadan. Once Ramadan goes, it’s over, everything goes. Our dress code changes and all the music series come back into our lives. May Allah grant us goodness and ease!

We sometimes think that once you enter a Masjid, then it’s ok, we are good Muslims by that.

But you’ll notice people frowning at people meanwhile they pray 5 times a day. Some people who claim to be more religious are rather the worse of people. You’ll find them dressed so appropriately, and Masha-Allah he looks like he’s such a religious person but when he looks at you with the eyes, he frowns and looks like he is not happy to meet you. And when you great Asalaamu-Alaikum he is frowning. If you come to Africa even the lions don’t do that, they’ll smile at you. Isn’t it amazing? May Allah forgive us!

Really it’s sad, it brings tears to the heart to see people who are supposedly good, sometimes people have complained about this.

New Muslim sisters have complained of other sisters. They say some of the sisters who turn out to be so religious, they have unfriendly attitudes that they don’t even want to great, they don’t even want to look at the other sisters and make them feel at home.

And this is why people who reverted to Islam after a long time sometimes find it difficult. They look at their sisters and feels that nobody turns to them. I’m talking here of the sisters in particular.  Nobody gives them any importance, and they feel wow, “I was far better at the church”.

Brothers and sisters this is happening. But is that what a good Muslim is? We allow racism to overtake us? Impossible! Please help yourself be a better Muslim.

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  1. Ruzimurod August 23, 2018 at 6:51 pm - Reply

    I learn a lot thing about muslims rules and a lot complained of other sisters And this is why people who reverted to Islam after a long time sometimes find it difficult.

    • Seekers Elite August 25, 2018 at 3:37 am - Reply

      Everything at the start always seems difficult and will definitely become easy and understandable with time. All new Muslims just need the patience to deal with their newly found faith. May Allah make it easy for everybody.

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