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Mufti Menk Nationality: Where does he live now?

Famous Islamic speaker, Mufti Menk nationality is Zimbabwean. He was born in Salisbury, Rhodesia to Gujarati-Indian Muslim parents.

Menk is the Grand Mufti (head of regional muftis, Islamic jurisconsults) of Zimbabwe’s Muslim community.

Similarly, this Islamic speaker is also the head of the fatwa department for the Council of Islamic Scholars of Zimbabwe.

Not to mention, for his notable works, he was honored as one of the 500 Most Influential Muslims in the world by the Royal Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought in Jordan in 2013, 2014, and 2017.

Also, as a Muslim leader, Menk was awarded with KSBEA 2015 Award for Social Guidance in 2015.

As the famous Islamic speaker and the Grand Mufti, people are curious to know about Mufti Menk nationality and personal life.

Mufti Menk Nationality and Family Background

Mufti Ismail ibn Musa Menk aka, Mufti Menk was born on June 27, 1975, in Salisbury, Rhodesia (present-day Harare, Zimbabwe) representing him with Zimbabwean nationality.

As of 2024, Menk is living in his late 40s i.e., 48 years of age.

Menk was born to Gujarati Indian Muslim parents from the Bharuchi Vohra Patel community. He is the son of Maulana Musa Ibrahim Menk, a Muslim preacher in Zimbabwe.

Mufti Menk Islamic Speaker
Mufti Menk Zimbabwean Islamic Speaker

Learning from his father with Indian heritage, Menk learned to speak Gujarati and Urdu and memorized the Quran and Arabic.

Menk went to St. John’s College for senior school and completed his religious education and Mufti course from Kantharia Darul Uloom in Gujarat, India.

He also studied in Madinah and received a Doctorate of Social Guidance from Aldersgate University.

Furthermore, he has been identified as a Deobandi and as a Salafi.

As a Motivational speaker, he is active on his social platforms where he has massive followers. He has over 8.4 Million followers on his Instagram and 5.1 Million subscribers on his YouTube channel.

Where does he live now?

As a Motivational speaker, Menk keeps traveling the world to spread a simple but profound message, “Do good, help others while preparing for the Hereafter”.

Well, Mufti Menk currently resides in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Menk is a member of the Majlisul Ulama Zimbabwe and the African Fatwa Council.

Similarly, he is also an associate of the Islamic Information Centre in the UAE providing educational materials to students and the community.

Mufti Menk Controversy

Multi Menk was banned from Singapore borders on 31 October 2017 as it believed that he expresses views incompatible with its multicultural laws and policies.

Similarly, according to the Straits Times, he has asserted that, during festivals such as Christmas or Diwali, it is blasphemous for Muslims to greet believers of other faiths.

However, his rejection to enter Singapore was for a short period of time. In November 2018, Menk was again banned by the Danish government from entering its borders for 2 years.

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Where does Mufti Menk live now?

Mufti Menk lives in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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