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.
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Saturday, 07 June 2014 14:57
(Highlights of Mufti Ebrahim Salejee’s majlis - Saturday 24th May)
1. This world is a world of varieties and assortments and this is the test that we face. The first part of the trial is to identify the genuine from the artificial and the second part is to then hold firm to the genuine. It is like a soccer match; you will have to identify the goal post and then continuously rush to it and aim. However, on account of the similarities there appears to be confusion in identifying the genuine and true path. The further you move away from the time of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), the thicker the fog and mist of ambiguity gets. If the path and road is not clear, then even if you are an experienced and licensed driver you will not be able to identify the path and you may meet up in an accident. Nowadays, on account of the abundance of filth and evil, the path has become misty. One type of confusion that has overcome us is that we have adopted the mere appearance of Islam and then become confused feeling that this is correct and we become complacent.
2. The word nifaaq actually means to take refuge from an enemy in an underground tunnel. You would find generally that there are three types of behaviours that people adopt with regards to sinning: (1) A person does not feel ashamed and does the sin and evil openly. (2) The person does the evil, but in the confines and tunnel of a club, just in order to save his respect. (3) The individual does the sin individually and all alone within the confines of his home and very few people may know about it, and people think him to be a pious person. It does not matter whether it is a small sin or not, for a sin is a sin after all. When one persists upon a small sin, it then turns into a major sin. One will outwardly show a glamorous picture of himself, but within there is a deep corrosion. So Allah Ta‘ala wants that which is genuine and not artificial.
Thursday, 29 May 2014 10:25
(Highlights of Mufti Ebrahim Salejee’s majlis - Saturday 17th May)
1. Hazrat Mufti Mahmood Saheb (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) and Hazratjee Ml. Maseehullah (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) were contemporaries and studying together. Much of the good works that we find nowadays is linked directly or indirectly to them. During their studying days, they never stretched out their hands to anyone, even if they required something. They possessed true taqwa.
Taqwa generally translates as guarding yourself. It has three levels: (1) Protecting yourself against shirk – this is found in every Muslim. (2) Safeguarding yourself against the disobedience of Allah Ta‘ala – This is the way of a committed Muslim. (3) The third level which is the highest level is that of the auliyaa and siddeqeen. One reaches a stage where his mind and heart are continuously flourishing with the pleasure and love of Allah Ta‘ala and Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). He does not find any interest and excitement in anything else.
Tuesday, 20 May 2014 14:57
(Highlights of Mufti Ebrahim Salejee’s majlis - Saturday 10th May)
1. Shammas bin Qais was a Jew and could not withstand the fact that the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) who were enemies at one stage were now living in peace and harmony. He understood that Islam was the reason for this change and he felt the need to break them apart. Hence, he instigated them to speak of the virtues of their forefathers. This then lead to quarrelling among themselves and eventually deciding to go to battle. This was the consequence of the misuse of the tongue.
Misuse of the tongue has a very disastrous outcome. There must have been some reason that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) stressed on the misuse of the tongue. The hadeeth speaks of the fast being lost because of the misuse of the tongue. Sometimes it is just one word that breaks up a home and a marriage. With a single sentence, a person is able to instigate and spur one against the other.
Tuesday, 13 May 2014 10:55
(Highlights of Mufti Ebrahim Salejee’s majlis - Saturday 3rd May)
1. Allah Ta‘ala speaks of the love and concern that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) had for his ummah and it is on account of this love that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) looked for ways whereby we would be able to progress and be successful. Thus, he has shown us the way of preparing before the arrival of any event. Hence, it was Nabi’s (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) habit to have the wudhu water prepared for tahajjud before going to sleep. He discouraged us from sleeping before ‘esha in case we miss our salaah. Likewise we should not engage in futile discussions and actions after ‘esha as this will cause us to miss the tahajjud salaah. Thus, he wants us to win and not be losers. He is showing us procedure and mannerisms.
2. As Ramadhaan approaches we read the fadhaail and virtues of Ramadhaan so that we can motivate ourselves. A businessman markets and advertises his products and then he sees the customers coming in. Likewise, these ahaadeeth will motivate us to prepare and be ready for the month of Ramadhaan.
Sunday, 04 May 2014 11:50
(Highlights of Mufti Ebrahim Salejee’s majlis - Saturday 26th April)
1. Allah Ta‘ala’s love for His servants is more than the love the servants have for themselves. Hence, it is on account of this love that Allah has placed procedures and systems for man to follow. A person conducts business following some procedure and system. He understands that if he follows the procedure then he will achieve his goal. He will do the presentation, marketing and pricing well and then he will see the customers coming in.
Likewise when working for the aakhirat, one needs to work for it, but using the correct procedure – was‘aa lahaa sa’yahaa. Allah Ta‘ala wants us to make an effort but we should do it correctly. So it will be wrong for one to justify his stance and say that he made an effort, though he had not followed the correct procedures. It is like a matric student who barely studies and after failing the exams says that he studied. However, he will be asked whether he studied following the correct procedure for studying. He cannot say that this was taqdeer.
Sunday, 27 April 2014 10:56
(Highlights of Mufti Ebrahim Salejee’s majlis - Saturday 19th April)
1. Allah Ta‘ala wants that we ask of Him and He wants to grace us, but are we appreciative and do we also long for Him. His treasures are never short, but do we show Him that we really need Him. One of the greatest sins is when man shows a don’t-care attitude. At no time should we assume the form of a person who does not care and is not concerned.
2. The correct way is that we consult when we require direction. We should not act by our own judgement. Further, when consulting one should consult with those who are competent, not anyone and everyone. Don’t take an independent decision as this is extremely dangerous as with the passage of time one begins to feel that why should I subject myself to others and listen to others. This is borne out in several aayaat of the Quraan Majeed. Hence, when we are faced with any important matter we should consult. Further, the person being consulted should look at the interest of the person asking.
3. The downfall of Muslims is their unconcerned attitude. As one reaches the age of 35 to 40 one needs to think of the future and not only of himself, but think of what one has passed on to one’s children. Have they received true values? A person becomes valuable because of the values he has within him, and strip him off the values then he becomes valueless. It is like honey; without the sweetness, it becomes valueless.
Saturday, 19 April 2014 14:36
(Highlights of Mufti Ebrahim Salejee’s majlis - Saturday 12th April)
1. With the approaching of the month of Ramdhaan, every person’s desire is that whatever he does must be accepted. Thus, for acceptance you require to ensure that the asbaab (means) of acceptance are also in place. The hadeeth speaks of a person’s fast being rejected when he breaks his fast with haraam, whether it is haraam food or food purchased with haraam wealth. The pain that you undertake does not deserve rejection, but one has brought into it something that has ruined it. Similarly, engaging in gheebat and vain talk causes the fast to be rejected. For many of us it is better to sleep and save ourselves from these ruining deeds. Some Mashaayikh say that if one has the urge to make gheebat then make gheebat of one’s parents and pass over your thawaab to them as they deserve it the most. The appropriate thing is that one should get into a routine before the month of Ramadhaan comes. One should get things in order, pay off all outstanding debts even if you are put into constraints. Likewise, covering up qadhaa namaaz, fasts etc.
2. One serious problem in our lives is the aspect of pride. We are speaking of gheebat, but why is it so serious, that it is considered worse than zina which we consider so filthy. The zina which we do not consider as zina is the porn that we watch or the novels that we read or the billboards that we look at. This is absolute zina, yet we do not consider it as zina. This is the nature of sin, gradually we become accustomed to it and the disgust for it is lost and it eventually becomes acceptable. The right way is to nip it in the bud. One should not go to such places where there is a chance to fall into sin. Yes, if there is a need to go to such places then just go to the extent of the need and return. Nowadays going to malls has become like a culture. We all know what happens there. In reality we acquire everything in the musjid and then we are dumping it there. The second wrong in gheebat is that the person is not there to defend himself. So this is a sign that one is a coward and speaking ill of the next person behind is back. Another point is that you make gheebat of someone who you feel inferior to yourself. You won’t hear someone making gheebat of Hadhrat Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) or Sayyid Abdul Qaadir Jeelaani (rahmatullahi ‘alaih). So in gheebat you are despising someone. This pride was what had got shaitaan banished and rejected. He had pride and arrogance.
Sunday, 13 April 2014 11:15
(Highlights of Mufti Ebrahim Salejee’s majlis - Saturday 22nd March)
1. At the beginning of every century Allah Ta‘ala sends a mujaddid and a revivalist. It happens in different ways; sometimes it is just one individual and at times different individuals for different departments of deen. Around the 13th century there were several people whom Allah Ta‘ala had used to revive the different departments of deen. Hadhrat Moulana Anwar Shah Kashmiri Sahib (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) in the field of hadeeth, Hadhrat Moulana Husain Ahmad Madani (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) in field of jihaad and striving, Hadhrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas Sahib (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) for tableegh and Hadhrat Moulana Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) for tasawwuf.
As a token of appreciation to Allah, Moulana Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) used to say that I have been sent with work for a hundred years. It is almost seventy years since he has passed on yet his works are found everywhere. Though he is not around but his works are still around. So he is as good as alive. Thus, when Moulana looked at the department of tasawwuf, he found that people had misconstrued this whole branch of deen and he felt that this should be clarified and publicised.
2. Allah Ta‘ala loves that things be done in sequence and with planning. Look at the clouds; what a great system Allah has put in place for rain and Allah moves clouds that weigh tons. There are so many signs to show that there is a creator, that it will only be a madman who will reject the concept of a creator. Allah is Az-Zaahir (the one who is most apparent and clear), but our minds are poisoned by the secularist education that we receive and we are made to think incorrectly. He is so clear that we cannot even see Him. We say that we believe in that which we see. If we cannot see it then we do not believe in it. However, for example, if there is a person who is sane you will say that he has brains and intelligence. On the other hand, you have someone who is insane and you say that he does not have brains. But for a moment, can anyone see intelligence? It cannot be shown but you believe that he has brains and intelligence. So by signs and indications you accept and believe that he has intelligence. Thus, Allah’s signs are also so clear and apparent. Really, if we get our imaan right we will get the true taste of life. If we have the belief of taqdeer then life will be enjoyable. We will have no complains and ill-feelings. Our imaan is incomplete without the belief in taqdeer.
Wednesday, 26 March 2014 07:31
(Highlights of Mufti Ebrahim Salejee’s majlis - Saturday 15th March)
Allah Ta‘ala has created a natural bond of love between parent and child. There is no way that this can be erased and removed. Mashaayikh explain that there are two types of relationships where the senior wishes that the junior excels him. One is the father and child and the other is the shaikh and mureed. In any other relationship the one will want to outdo the other. However, the thing to see is how do we maintain this love. It shows itself in different ways and it is Allah Ta‘ala that has created it. But in the feeling of emotions not every person knows how to express this love.
Because of the bond you cannot say that all your decisions are right and that because I love my child I will make all the decisions in his life. At one level are our emotions, but above that is intellect and above that is the Sharee‘ah. Allah Ta‘ala wants us to express love, but at the same time we should consult because with emotions at times our reasoning becomes clouded. So you will take mashwarah, but the umbrella over everything is the Sharee‘ah.
Thursday, 20 March 2014 15:15
(Highlights of Mufti Ebrahim Salejee’s majlis - Saturday 8th March)
The first hadeeth in the chapter of business in Bukhaari Shareef starts off with ‘al-halaalu bayyinun walharaamu bayyinun’. Halaal is clear and haraam is clear. Water is halaal and there is no doubt in it. Similarly, fish is halaal and you do not need to ask whether it is halaal. On the other hand, pork is haraam and this is clear. You will not ask whether you get halaal pork. However, between the both you get mushtabihaat, that which is unclear and doubtful. So what must you do in such cases? The hadeeth instructs us that we should refrain from doubtful areas. Had Allah Ta‘ala wished He could have made all things abundantly clear without anything being doubtful. However, this world is a place of test and thus in His wisdom Allah has allowed these doubtful areas to come about in order to test a person.
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