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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.

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Being Graceful and Enduring in One’s Approach to Situations


Thursday, 01 October 2015 16:21

(Highlights of Mufti Ebrahim Salejee’s majlis - Saturday 5th September)

1. Hazrat Munzir bin Qays (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) came to Madeenah Munawwarah with a delegation from his tribe. As they reached, the rest of the delegation went ahead to meet Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) while Munzir remained behind. In their absence he took care of their animals and luggage. When they returned, he took a bath and put on clean clothes and gracefully and gradually came to meet Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was pleased with him and explained that he has two good qualities, hilm – endurance, and the other inaa‘ah – to do things gracefully and gradually.

Overall, when we have endurance and a good level of understanding then the work that we undertake does not go wrong. Everybody will be pleased with the results. However, if we are in a rush and hurry to do it then we will spoil things. Allah Ta‘ala loves that we do things gradually and with understanding and endurance.

2. A pious person had a mureed who asked him to teach him the ism-e-a’zam – that name of Allah Ta‘ala which when read before any du‘aa, the du‘aa is accepted. The shaikh told him that you do not have the endurance for it. Eventually after much persistence, the shaikh asked him to go to a certain street and report back what he sees. When he reached there he found a weak old person carrying a large bundle of firewood that he had collected and a policeman was forcefully and brutally commanding him to take it to his house instead. The mureed in his mind felt that had I only known the ism-e-a’zam I would curse this policeman. When he reported back to the shaikh what he witnessed and what he felt to himself, the shaikh replied that this is why I said that you do not have the required level of endurance. Otherwise, you would have cursed every person that inconveniences you.

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The World – The Prison for a Mu’min


Sunday, 06 September 2015 10:56

(Highlights of Mufti Ebrahim Salejee’s majlis - Saturday 29th August)

1. A buzurg once passed by a Hindu yogi who had denounced the world. The yogi told him that the hadeeth says that the world is a prison for a Muslim and a paradise for a kaafir, but then look at my condition; I do not have proper clothing, a proper home, etc. On the other hand, look at yourself; you have so many attendants and so much of wealth, etc. Allah Ta‘ala allowed the buzurg to perform a karaamat and he told the yogi to place his foot over his. After some time, he asked the yogi, “What did you see?” He replied that he saw Jannat and Jahannum. So he asked the yogi, “Is Jannat better or that which I am enjoying now? He replied that what you have, seems to be like a prison compared to Jannat. He then asked the yogi, “And what about Jahannum compared to what you have?” He replied that what I have seems to be like paradise compared to Jahannum. So this is a relative thing. Hazrat Moulana Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) explains this hadeeth in a different way. He explains that Jannat is a place where there is no anxiety, stress, and worry, etc., and Jahannum is a place where there is stress, fear, etc. Hence, a Mu’min is not relaxed in this world. He is not familiar with its surroundings. 

It is like when you visit someone who is not hospitable to you. You will feel uneasy and unfamiliar, and you will want to get out of there. Similarly, a Mu’min does not experience total satisfaction and comfort, even if he is in the height of his sin. He understands that he is not supposed to be around there because he knows that he does not belong there. On the other hand, a kaafir feels extremely relaxed and complacent of the world. The focus of a Mu’min is totally different compared to the focus of a kaafir. This can be compared to a prison. One is the prisoner who is behind bars and the other is the warden. Both are in the same place, but the prisoner is uneasy and tense, and the warden is at total ease. Hence, in whichever situation a Mu’min is, he will not get total satisfaction. This world was never faithful to anybody. Sometimes, in one go it takes a person by surprise and leaves him without anything. Therefore, a Mu’min does not need to worry if he does not feel relaxed and easy.

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Eliminating Arrogance and Adopting Total Submission


Saturday, 29 August 2015 15:21

(Highlights of Mufti Ebrahim Salejee’s majlis - Saturday 22nd August)

1. Hazrat Moulana Rasheed Ahmad Gangohi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) was simple and would be comfortable with whatever was provided to him. Comfort or discomfort wouldn’t make a difference to him. Towards the end of his life, he lost his sight. On one occasion at around Zuhr time, he noticed that there were 3 layers of carpet spread out for him. At Asr time, when he felt the area where the carpets were laid out he found that one was missing. So he enquired as to what had happened to it. At first there was no response until he asked Moulana Yahya Saheb directly. He then explained that a nawaab saheb (a wealthy and influential person) had come to the khanqah, and in order to make him feel comfortable one carpet was used for him. Moulana Rasheed Ahmad (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) immediately responded saying: “Does the nawaab saheb have a shortage of carpets?” Through this single statement, half of his nawaabiyyat (feeling of greatness and honour) was smashed down. These great buzurgaan-e-deen were extremely focused because people used to come to them for their personal correction. Hence, they needed to be focused and understand what type of correction each individual required, for at times some people don’t even know the reason for them coming to a buzurg; someone feels that I have a business problem and it will get sorted out, someone feels that I have a lot of tension in my life and it will disappear. However, the work of the mashaayikh is to put people on track and get their alignment right.

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Gaining the True Deeni Mind-Set and the Acquisition of Noor


Saturday, 22 August 2015 14:48

(Highlights of Mufti Ebrahim Salejee’s majlis - Saturday 15th August)

1. We were once by Hazrat Mufti Mahmood Saheb (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) and it was meals time. Someone suggested that it will be nice that we read our namaaz first and then eat comfortably and relaxed. Hazrat Mufti Saheb replied: “Since when did you find a Muslim eating comfortably and relaxed? Yes, his namaaz and ‘ibaadat is performed very relaxed and comfortable.” It is not the way of a Muslim to eat comfortably and sit for a long time eating. That is the way of the kuffaar. Although this person was an ‘aalim, but he had not thought about it in this manner. When a Muslim performs his salaah with total ease and in a relaxed and comfortable manner then all the stress etc. automatically goes away. However, the salaah should not be read for this reason; it should be performed for Allah Ta‘ala. Don’t do it for relaxation and as an exercise program.

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The Fleeting Nature of this Dunya


Monday, 17 August 2015 14:46

(Highlights of Mufti Ebrahim Salejee’s majlis - Saturday 8th August)

1. Imaam Shaafi‘ee (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) used to say that there is something in life that brings so much of joy that I cannot contain the joy. It is the meeting of friends who share the same line of thought, goals and objectives. One can well imagine the type of joy this class of people experience when they get together. It is as though one is stepping into Jannah because the common goal is the pleasure of Allah Ta‘ala; it is not for any material benefit. It is just for the sake of Allah Ta‘ala that you have a liking for the person. You will travel from one point of the earth to the other just for the mahabbat and love of the person. When a person loves a woman, what doesn’t he do? However, that love is for something that is transitory and fleeting. As much as you want to be with the person, you will have to separate. Imagine how enjoyable the company of Allah Ta‘ala will be, when the company of friends brings so much of joy.

2. ‘Umar bin ‘Abdul ‘Azeez (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) was counted as the fifth khaleefah after the Khulafaa-e-Raashideen. He is regarded as the first mujaddid. When he would get up in the morning, he would address himself reciting the aayat: “afa ra-ayta immatta’naahum sineen”. This aayat was revealed in answer to an objection of the kuffaar. They would tell their respective Nabi that where is the ‘azaab and Qiyaamat, if you are speaking the truth. In response to this objection, Allah Ta‘ala asks them that if We have to give you a few years of enjoyment and then that which is inevitable, death, has to suddenly come, then will that wealth and whatever was amassed be of any benefit. ‘Umar bin ‘Abdul ‘Azeez (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) used to recite this aayat and then address himself saying: “O oblivious one, who is blinded off from reality, your days are spent in running after amusement and entertainment.” Is there anything else that we are chasing? We have addicted ourselves to these things. Therefore, at times we begin to feel to ourselves that how will life be able to continue without these things of amusement and entertainment, since it has become an addiction. We normally look with contempt at a person who is on drugs because of his addiction, but we are also addicted.

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Remaining Firm on One’s Ma’mool and the Acquisition of Barkat


Saturday, 08 August 2015 14:50

(Highlights of Mufti Ebrahim Salejee’s majlis - Saturday 1st August)

1. Shaikh-ul-Hind (rahmatullahi ‘alaih), the ustaad of Moulana Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once visited Moulana Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) at a time which Moulana had set aside for preparing a kitaab. Moulana was confused as to what he should do at that time, whether to attend to his ustaaz or continue with his work. Hence, he presented this matter before his ustaad. Hazrat Shaikh-ul-Hind replied that don’t leave out any of your ma’mool (routine work) on account of my presence. So Moulana went to do his work, but his mind was still in deep thought about doing the khidmat of his ustaaz. Therefore, he did a little work and returned to remain in the company of his ustaaz. We learn from here that when we have a ma’mool then we should stick to it even if we cannot complete it entirely. The reason for this is that by stopping it the barkat will no longer be there. Hazrat Mufti Mahmood Sahib (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) used to say that if one has a ma’mool of mutaala‘ah (studying a kitaab) and one day’s mutala‘ah is left out then this will affect a person for forty days. Even if it is reading the book again and again, for every new reading will bring about more lessons.

2. It is the system of the world that you will go through some struggle. Many people comment and say that they do not want to listen to things about azaab and punishment. But the simple thing is, how is the system of the world going to continue without azaab and punishment? If there is a traffic officer who is lenient, there will be no system and order and there will be problems on the road. But if they take a hard stance there will be no problem, so it is logical. Every country has a law system and they are very strict. In the absence of these laws everything will happen. 

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The Dream of this World and the Reality of the Hereafter


Wednesday, 27 May 2015 14:56

(Highlights of Mufti Ebrahim Salejee’s majlis - Saturday 2nd May)

1. The incidents of the Ambiyaa (‘alaihimus salaam) have lessons, great moral support, and they strengthen the heart and mind, and the same is with the incidents of those who are closer to the Ambiyaa. It is man’s nature that he wants to first see and then emulate; he will see and follow. He will weigh the facts very heavily. If we have the head of a conventional bank to give a jumu‘ah talk in a place where the crowd is to capacity and the topic we choose is interest, will the talk have any effect? The reason is obvious. So these Buzurgaan-e-Deen and Awliyaa did not work much on their oratory style and ability to express things or their ability to catch the attention of the audience, rather they worked more on attracting the attention of Allah Ta‘ala. When this is achieved then it is Allah Ta‘ala who changes the hearts around. In the flash of a second, He can change the hearts. With one word or action, you may not know how He changes the hearts of others around.

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Understanding the Essence of Deen


Thursday, 21 May 2015 10:30

(Highlights of Mufti Ebrahim Salejee’s majlis - Saturday 18th April)

1. Someone had asked about the sunnat namaaz as to whether they should be performed at home or at the musjid. I explained that in the time of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) the sunnats were normally performed in the homes, and they were encouraged to do the sunnats in the homes. Hence, you can imagine that if a person performed his fardh and went home, then someone is reaching home in 3 minutes and someone in 6 minutes. Thus, the interval between the fardh and sunnats was tolerated. Therefore, to say that one must perform the sunnats straight away, and if one does not then it is bid‘ah, then this claim in itself is bid‘ah. However, after some time the bid‘atis and others started to leave out the sunnats that are emphasised.  Hence, the ‘Ulama had advised that the sunnats should be performed in the musjid so that it may be a form of encouragement for others.

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The True Spirit of Islamic Finance


Saturday, 02 May 2015 15:35

(Highlights of Mufti Ebrahim Salejee’s majlis - Saturday 28th March)

1. Someone came to a businessman to offer some rolls of fabric complaining that he couldn’t get it selling. So the businessman in turn tells him that there is actually a demand for this fabric, and he then shows him a particular c.m.t. and tells him how he should go about doing the deal. In the end, this person who could not get the fabric selling makes half a million. However, another way that this businessman could have looked at this situation was that this person is hard-pressed to sell and I can get the fabric at a bargain and make a huge profit. He will then go about bragging in front of his friends telling them how he had helped that person out and did him a favour by paying him cash for the fabric. In all of this, we have to see whether we are Muslim tradesmen or tradesmen first and then Muslims. If we are Muslim tradesmen then Islam comes first and then trade.

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Our Attachment to the Hereafter


Thursday, 16 April 2015 14:22

(Highlights of Mufti Ebrahim Salejee’s majlis - Saturday 21st March)

1. This universe is going through a change all the time. Thus, it is a sign of it not being eternal. The whole universe is going through a change and even scientists agree to it. The sun is even going through a change. So when it is coming to an end then what is the way forward? Don’t attach your heart to it. Rather attach it to something eternal. For example, if you have a property to lease and you have an anchor tenant who will be renting for 50 years, you will definitely hold on to it for you can foresee the returns and profits. But if you know that the tenant will be there for only 6 months then will you invest your money there?

2. From birth you go through so many changes. As a baby you are totally helpless. Then at 6 or 9 months changes begin to appear and you start moving around. Then the child becomes an infant and begins going to school and crèche. Then as one gets older and develops strength and power this same helpless baby starts claiming that who is greater than me. However, after some time the strength and power fades away. So this is the law of the universe that everything reaches its peak and then declines. The only thing that will continue is the Aakhirat.

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