Mufti Menk, the renowned Muslim cleric and Grand Mufti of Zimbabwe is one who keeps his private life where it should be, Yes, PRIVATE! and I firmly believe not an atom of info about his wife/ wives can be found on the internet and it would probably stay that way till he decides to give the world a glance. I had the same perception for his children too.
The Mufti Menk Family
Mufti Menk has a son called Ibraheem Menk, who took to his father’s steps of being a Muslim preacher. The carbon copy son is doing so well and known by many that I don’t think he is a part of the great things you never knew about Mufti menk.
Nevertheless, these 2 men of the menk family are not the centre of attention today. Introducing another genius son of Mufti Ismail Ibn Musa Menk, ZAYD MENK. Zayd is an artist who draws exceptional and unique paintings of everyday things he sees around him, from a screw to a rope to a whole city.
The Genius Zayd Menk
Browsing the web, I chanced on an interview which talked about how Zayd Menk went on a 3 month journey building the midtown Manhattan city with man-made computer junk and old phones. on a small scale with Mathematically accurate measurements. Of course, wondering would never evade you upon seeing the phrase “Zimbabwe-based artist” attached to the name Zayd Menk. I drew my conclusion after a few research and realized , Oh so there is actualy another genius in the Mufti Menk Family – Zayd Menk.
Above is the Master piece artwork of Zayd Menk which took 263 hot glue sticks, 11 CPUs, an unprecedented number of wikipedia searches, 27 motherboards, 10 CRT monitor motherboards, 15 batteries, 2 clocks, 4 watches, 3 hard drives, 3 graphics cards, 4 audio cards, 7 power supplies, 13 floppy disk readers, a lot of maths, much patience, ‘a few other bits and pieces’.
In the interview young Menk disclosed:
I used google maps, wikipedia and a few other sites to research the heights of the buildings. some buildings were particularly challenging to build because of the weird shapes — I remember the bank of america tower took me 2 days to make, trying to figure out all those different angles. after collecting the data and calculating the scale, I used a hacksaw to cut all the pieces, and hot-glue to stick them all together.
He has since been featured on popular websites such as Motherboard and designboom. We wish him the best of luck and guidance . You can Follow his works on Social Media using the links below –
Link to the Interview: Interview with Zayd Menk
Facebook: Zayd Menk
Twitter: Zayd Menk
Instagram: Zayd Menk
Youtube: Zayd Menk
And oh did I forget to add daddy mentioned how proud he was of young menk and that he watched the Project unfold.
— Mufti Ismail Menk (@muftimenk) February 19, 2018