The following are some notable quotes from Mufti Ismail Menk, most of which have been “Facebook, twitter, online social networking, chats, instant messaging. Copy link to Tweet; Embed Tweet. Mufti Menk & Ali Dawah Halal Dating http:// n3ws.info PM - 23 Jan 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes. Reply. The latest Tweets from Mufti Ismail Menk (@muftimenk). Mufti Ismail Menk of Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe.Why Bother About Halal?
Those who spy, eavesdrop or hack should blame none but themselves when their own lives crumble. Let that not be the first time we are properly covered.
It does not cost us anything to improve in this aspect. It can also destroy family ties, break up marriages, result in loss of children to drugs etc. Of what use are those earnings when things around us are crumbling.
Take a break with the family for a weekend. The same applies when praying for others who are going through difficulty etc before praying for ourselves. Hence when the fast comes to an end each day do not forget to pray for humanity at large! We are taught that when we pray for others, the angels ask that the same be given to us!
We respect our scholars but should not raise them above being human just like others. It should be a reminder to us to fulfill our duties too. Sadly many parents become unhappy when their daughters seek to please the Almighty by dressing more appropriately or their sons become religious! Many people have regretted their utterances but very few have regretted their silence. We should never be shy or hesitate to downgrade our entire lifestyle when our earnings have been affected.
Husbands become stressed, wives complain, children develop bad habits ultimately disintegrating the once cosy home, solely becuase we choose to live a fake life to display to others that we have what we cannot really even afford! What is the point of that when the whole house is in disarray!
Humble beginings result in more appreciated relationships that last longer in most cases. So the most wealthy are looked up to as the most successful. So who is considered successful? If we applied that to all the instructions of the Almighty we would achieve true piety.
Surprising how we can fast so well bearing every second in mind but we tend to ignore the the same Creator when it comes to other matters!
Suddenly your heart begins to silently or violently demand the newer one, yet yours always served your purpose. Moral is never allow yourself to run behind the world because there is no end to it! It makes us people who are more likely to achieve great heights as opposed to those who live an aimless life, fulfilling whatever comes to their minds at each moment.
A single day spent aimlessly is a great loss that cannot be retrieved! It sometimes seems that as technology advances, so does the devil. Remember, the same technology, if used wisely, can result in all round positive unimaginable growth! We tend to be quick to point at others when we are drowning in the same or worse. Satan makes us feel it is fine for us to sin privately but others should be exposed. The Messenger pbuh used to ask the Almighty to grant him the love for the poor. Had there been no poor people, where were we going to give our charities.
Hence we are should be thankful that through them, a great act of worship known as charity is fulfilled! Those who take care of the poor shall be taken care of by the Almighty, the Supreme! Never be upset when you really wanted a boy but had a girl. Those who become sad when informed of the gender of the child are forgetting that others do not have children at all. Such ingratitude is unacceptable from a believer.
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We pray the Almighty bless those with no offspring by creating for them that miracle! This trap of Satan affects a very large number of people. Why should we drop ourselves to their level when the Almighty has blessed us!
We MUST value our mothers before they are taken away. Once we marry, although life changes drastically, the status of a mum should never be forgotten. Success lies in appreciating those closest to us! Satan tries to make us fail or limit our spiritual progress by making us feel we have not been forgiven or that what we did was unforgivable.
How will we solve global issues when we refuse to address matters within us that glare us in the face daily. This is why the Almighty says the condition of a nation can only improve if each individual resolves to improve! When a match goes into extra time, the real excitement begins. Not only do the players strive to score that decisive goal but even the spectators roar in excitement, cheering them on.
For those of us who have been blessed with an extra day of fasting, consider it a golden opportunity to be able to score the decisive goals towards the Pleasure of the Almighty in these final moments of the month! Mufti Ismail Menk, August 30, Have a Blessed Day!
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Those who choose the opposite will contribute towards achieving the opposite! The fact that some people use it irresponsibly does not make it prohibitted for the rest. Great self-discipline is a prerequisite! Many a misguided person has been guided by something they came across coincidentally.
When the Almighty guides, He can cause a drunkard to become a saint! Hence we will also bear the sin of their wrongdoings at work, school, clubs etc. It will be too late to cry then whilst we ignored them when they cried out for us! This happens because we desperately needed the message for our self improvement.
The Almighty is the One who makes him choose a relevant topic that has in it a message directed to us from HIM as a reminder! To castigate a scholar due to him conveying the truth regarding current issues in our lives makes us suffer untold loss! They chose to focus more on developing their emotional intimacy, with the occasional hug or kiss.
Out of respect for their religious beliefs, Ileiwat and her boyfriend decided not to engage in any advanced sexual activity until they're married. For young couples like them, the idea of dating is common, and it means balancing their religious views with their desire for emotional intimacy.
But the term "dating" still invites an offensive suggestion for many Muslims, especially older ones, irrespective of how innocent the relationship may be. Dating is still linked to its Western origins, which implies underlying expectations of sexual interactions — if not an outright premarital sexual relationship — which Islamic texts prohibit. But Islam does not forbid love. Ismail Menk, a renowned Islamic scholar, argues in one of his lectures that love, within boundaries and with expectations of marriage, is an accepted fact of life and religion — if done the right way.
This "right way," he says, is by involving the families from an early stage. Before the rise of a Western cultural influence, finding a spouse was a task almost solely assigned to parents or relatives.
But young Muslims have now taken it upon themselves to find their partners, relying on their own version of dating to do so. Older Muslims continue to reject dating because they worry that a Western world will also create Western expectations of premarital sex in these relationships.
So the way that we label events or phenomena, such as dating, is definitely going to provide a certain perspective on what that means for us," he says. Therefore, taking on the dating vernacular to describe their relationship and labeling their significant other as "boyfriend" or "girlfriend" does put some couples at risk of falling into the physical expectations that come with dating, Hodges says. But, he adds, these fears can be allayed because "the most important connotation that is borrowed is the ability to choose your own mate," which is also the main precept of dating in the West.
One way that some young Muslim couples are rebutting the idea of dating being offensive is by terming it "halal dating. By adding the permissibility factor, some young couples argue, they are removing the idea that anything haram, or prohibited, such as premarital sex, is happening in the relationship.
On the other hand, some young couples believe there should be no stigma attached to dating and, therefore, reject the idea of calling it halal. Khalil Jessa, founder of Salaam Swipe, a dating app that caters to young Muslims, also believes that the negative associations attached to dating depend on the particular society. When they take the word dating, they're adding this connotation to it, and I don't think that's necessarily the case.
It's up to each individual and each couple to choose how they wish to interact with one another," Jessa argues. Getting to know someone and making the informed decision to marry them is not an alien concept in Islamic societies. Abdullah Al-Arian, a history professor at Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar, says that the idea of courtship has been present in Muslim societies for centuries but was subdued in colonial times.
When the British and the rest of Europe colonized much of the world, they also placed social restrictions on sexual interactions between unmarried couples, Arian says.
These social restrictions also took hold in certain Islamic societies, with religious restrictions on sex leading some to go as far as segregating the genders as much as possible, including in schools, universities and even at social gatherings. These practices began to disintegrate as women started entering the workforce, demanding their rights for universal education and pursuing higher education, Arian says.
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Segregating because of religious dogma became harder. And so, as the genders mixed, dating relationships also took root in some societies.
This, he says, further facilitated the imitation of Western relationships. Changing ideas about modernity, widespread urbanization and the West's cultural hegemony influenced something as intimate and personal as relationships, Arian says. But the most influential factor is globalization. These "shared experiences," as he calls them, have given birth to third-culture kids.
These multicultural generations are growing up with a "very different moral compass that is rooted in a number of influences; and not just the local, but the global as well," Arian says.
Before social media and the prevalence of pop culture, it was a lot easier to enforce whatever ideologies you wanted your child to follow.