Majlis Audio Downloads
The Majalis (programmes) of Hadhrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee Saheb, are held on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays after `Asr Salah at the Madrasah Taleemuddeen Musjid during those times of the year when Madrasah is open. In the month of Ramadaan, during which Hadrat Mufti Saheb spends the entire month in I`tikaaf, there are three Majlis's daily. One at 9.30 a.m., a second after the Asr salah and a third at night after the taraweeh salaah daily.
Although these majalis of Hadrat have been conducted for many years recordings of only the past few years are available in audio format. Due to lack of space and bandwidth we will only be able to make available a few of these on this website.
All files are in MP3 format. You will need Windows Media Player or any other MP3 player to listen to the file once downloaded. You may need to Right Click the Link and choose "Save Target As" to first save the file to your PC.
Thursday, 16 May 2013 11:27
(Highlights of Mufti Ebrahim Salejee’s majlis - Saturday 11th May)
Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) once explained that a woman who marries without the consent of her parents or guardians then her marriage is incorrect. Although the nikaah will not be invalid, but this is an incorrect procedure where a woman goes about arranging her own marriage. The reasons could be multiple, but one would be that it would lead to a whole host of problems. Firstly, if she is going to seek her own partner then as it is common, the boy will only show that side of himself that is appealing and she will only realise his true colours after marriage. Secondly, at times she will have to go through several men and in this way it will lead to her having an ill-reputation. Therefore, the Hadeeth advises that all these matters should be handled by the parents and family elders.
People tend to give a very narrow meaning to ‘tasawwuf’, whereas tasawwuf covers all aspects of deen. At times, Hadhratjee (rahmatullahi alaih) would even dedicate the entire majlis to discussing aspects of politics and he would say: “There is no deen which does not have politics and there is no politics which does not have deen.” However, politics does not refer to what we find nowadays. Instead, it means to apply your mind correctly in passing a judgement or making a decision.
Thursday, 09 May 2013 11:45
( Mufti Ebrahim Salejee’s Ladies Program - Thursday 2nd May)
Size: 7.2 MB
Thursday, 09 May 2013 08:45
(Highlights of Mufti Ebrahim Salejee’s majlis - Saturday 4th May)
Allah Ta`ala speaks of two qualities that allowed the Bani Israa’eel to be appointed as leaders i.e. guides for dispensing hidaayat. One is the quality of yaqeen and conviction. When a person has the conviction of anything then he will be prompted to achieve it. For example, a matriculant has the conviction that his success in life depends on him becoming a doctor. Hence, he will thereafter dedicate eight to nine years of his life to acquire a mastery in that field. When it comes to deen then this should also be our attitude and outlook.
The second quality was that of sabr. We normally confine sabr to a very narrow meaning and feel that it applies only at the time of a calamity. However, it covers a very broad meaning. It actually means to commit oneself with consistency. Thus, in any given situation, one commits himself to deen with consistency. Among the things that one commits himself to, is the teachings of his elders. However, this again should be with consistency. It should not be for a day or two, or whenever one feels like. When one commits himself to their teachings and informs them of all that which relates to one’s islaah then this will allow one to gain progress in this path.
Size: 9.6 MB
Saturday, 04 May 2013 10:53
(Mufti Ebrahim Salejee’s majlis - Saturday 27th April)
Size: 8.3 MB
Monday, 29 April 2013 11:15
(Highlights of Mufti Ebrahim Salejee’s majlis - Saturday 20th April)
Allah Ta`ala states in the Qur’aan Majeed: “Turn away from everything and keep your face erect and firm for that Deen that is absolutely straight and correct.”
Allah Ta`ala speaks of two aspects in this aayat. The first is to remain firm and straight on Deen. This is the test of man, for he has been created with feelings. A pillar can remain firm and straight and will not be affected with conditions. However, a human has feelings and gets affected with surrounding conditions.
The other aspect that Allah Ta`ala later speaks of in this aayat is that of fitrat. Fitrat could be translated as ‘natural disposition’ or ‘instinct’. Every creation has a fitrat. We study the fitrat (instinct) of ants, honey bees, and many other creations, but what about the fitrat of man. As long as everything remains within the demands of its natural characteristic and instinct then it seems pleasant. Hadhrat Shah Waliyyullah Sahib (rahmatullahi alaih) who was one of the greatest ulama and philosophers in the past three centuries explains that man’s fitrat is to seek his Creator and understand who He is. Once a person identifies his Creator, then the very next question is that how do I appreciate Him? What must I do to please Him?
Saturday, 20 April 2013 10:24
(Summary of Mufti Ebrahim Salejee’s majlis - Saturday 13th April)
All acts of ibaadat are branches of Imaan. Without imaan, there is no reward for any act irrespective of the quantity. Amongst these ibaadats are those whose rewards are recurring. For example, the growing of a beard. For as long as a person has a beard, his reward will be recurring at every moment of his life. Similar is the case of nikaah. Thus, when this is the situation with some of the branches, then greater would be the case with Imaan. Its rewards are recurring for as long as a person has faith and imaan.
If we only reflect over the details of Imaan then there would be no reason for any person to grieve and be sorrowful. With Imaan we believe that Allah Ta`ala is the Absolute Controller of all affairs. Hence, when we realise this then this is the recipe to happiness. We have the tendency to look at things negatively and only think of the misfortunes and difficulties that overcome us. Instead, forget the hardships and think of the many bounties and favours we enjoy.
For perfecting Imaan, there are certain requisites. These are outlined in the Qur’aan where Allah Ta`ala explains three requisites: (1) Nabi’s (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) decision is final in all matters. (2) There should not be even the slightest reservation within one’s heart and mind regarding the decision. (3) One should wholeheartedly accept the decision irrespective of the circumstance and situation.
Saturday, 13 April 2013 09:36
(Summary of Mufti Ebrahim Salejee’s majlis - Saturday 23rd March)
In Surah Furqaan, Allah Ta`ala speaks of `Ibaad-ur-Rahmaan. Allah Ta`ala wants `abdiyyat (servitude) from us and this requires ma`rifat (recognition) of Allah Ta`ala. We are from dust and we will turn into dust. The quality of dust is that it complies with whatever is done to it. So one should be in agreement with whatever Allah Ta`ala does. You will beg Allah Ta`ala for aafiyat (ease), but thereafter accept whatever conditions come your way. It must not be the opposite where our name and reputation becomes primary and Allah Ta`ala becomes secondary. Whatever the matter be, a wedding, friendship, etc. the primary thing in all these is the pleasure of Allah Ta`ala. Understand your position and yourself, as to what you are and what you are made of. Repeatedly ponder over this. Allah Ta`ala attributes the word `Ibaad to Rahmaan. The purpose being that Allah Ta`ala wants us to become embodiments of mercy and compassion.
Saturday, 16 March 2013 10:12
(Summary of Mufti Ebrahim Salejee’s majlis - Saturday 9th March)
To gain visibility one requires two types of lights: the light of the eyes and the external light of the sun or a lamp etc. Then only will one be able to clearly see what is before him. With the absence of any one of the two one will not be able to see anything and is likely to lose his way or fall into danger. Likewise, for spiritual guidance and sight, one needs the noor (light) of the heart and the noor (light) of the sunnat. Without any one of them one will create confusion in Deen and is very likely to go astray.
One sunnat of Rasullallah (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) is far more superior than a 1000 spiritual states of ecstasy that a person experiences. It is the commitment to the sunnat that will take a person forward. If one holds firm to the sunnat, but does not experience any spiritual state etc. he will be successful. On the other hand, if a person is not committed to the sunnat, but has spiritual experiences then this is not a sign of him being successful.
Thursday, 07 March 2013 16:46
(Summary of Mufti Ebrahim Salejee’s majlis - Saturday 2nd March)
It is the good fortune of man that he acknowledges the favours of Allah Ta`ala. Whatever we have is from Allah Ta`ala as He alone is the Controller and Conferrer. But the moment a person begins to feel that he has acquired whatever he has on account of his own doing and attaches his absolute ownership to everything that he has, it is the stepping stone to his peril. Imagine for a moment, a person lends his brand-new Porsche to his friend for a month or two. However, the friend connives and tries to forge the log book and transfer the car on to his name. How upset and distraught won’t his friend feel! Similar is the case with the favours of Allah Ta`ala. When man begins to assume complete ownership over them and forgets Allah, then this is the worst of crimes he could ever commit.
Saturday, 02 March 2013 10:25
(Summary of Mufti Ebrahim Salejee’s majlis - Saturday 23rd February)
True love for Allah Ta`ala demands that we practise the commands of Allah Ta`ala without asking the wisdom behind it. Asking such questions is a sign of a lack of love. A husband does not ask for the wisdom behind giving his wife a rose. It is the instinctive love that he has which prompts him to make the bunch available for her. This should be our attitude to the injunctions and commands of Allah Ta`ala.
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