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, 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.
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.
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.
Sunday, 29 March 2015 09:58
(Highlights of Mufti Ebrahim Salejee’s majlis - Saturday 14th March)
1. Literally da’wat means to invite, but in the shar‘ee context it means to call people to Allah Ta‘ala completely and correctly. This is a broad definition. So how does it apply? There will be different levels and different types of people: (1) To invite a person out of Islam into Islam. This was done during the entire lifetime of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). (2) A person has just come into Islam. So how do you work with this person? (3) One who is already in Islam and Muslim by birth, but he has no motivation and spirit, and he does not have any commitment. (4) A person has commitment, but it is not consistent or incomplete. For each one is a different type of da’wat.
2. In all of this it will be told “yassiroo wa laa tu‘assiroo” – take it easy and don’t be overbearing. Allah Ta‘ala forbid, if you are overbearing and the person begins to dislike Islam or some part of Islam, then on who does the sin fall? One needs to know how to bring a person into Islam; bring him gracefully. Many a times I discourage a new Muslim from going to the hifz class. The reason is obvious, because one knows what goes on in a hifz class. If he is going to go he will feel that Islam is so hard.
Thursday, 19 March 2015 10:42
(Highlights of Mufti Ebrahim Salejee’s majlis - Saturday 28th February)
1. Hijrat means to give up one’s residence and live in another land. In the shar‘ee context it means to leave one’s land purely for the sake of Allah Ta‘ala and find a place that is deeni friendly. The rewards are great. One is that Allah Ta‘ala promises a better abode in the land you are travelling to. The second is that the reward of the Hereafter is even greater. The third is that the people living in these lands you are travelling to will welcome you and respect you. The fourth is that your children will also enjoy the fruit of this.
Saturday, 21 February 2015 06:52
(Highlights of Mufti Ebrahim Salejee’s majlis - Saturday 3rd January)
1. On one occasion Hadhrat Yahya bin Mu‘aaz (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) addressed some people and said: “Allah Ta‘ala extends an invitation to Darus Salaam (Jannah). Darus Salaam means a place of peace, because Jannah is an embodiment of peace.” The world is not a place of peace; something works out and something else does not work out. Something or the other will make life difficult and miserable. The business takes a dip whilst something else comes up. A person is relaxing on holiday and suddenly he hears that his father has passed away. This is the world we live in and its reality. We constantly hear all these stories. They are not isolated and remote. However, what man feels is that it will happen to others and not to me. This is his naivety and foolishness.
Saturday, 31 January 2015 16:03
(Highlights of Mufti Ebrahim Salejee’s majlis - Saturday 27th December)
1. A youngster asked a question and all of a sudden my mind went in a direction that it never went before. However, this is a sign of the questioner’s sincerity that it opens up the mind. No person can be counted as insignificant. The important thing is the level of sincerity and concern. There are some indications whereby you can understand this. Sometimes it is your actions and mannerisms that betray your intentions. In tasawwuf the greater thing is what is the level of sincerity and concern. So the youngster asked that what should one’s intention be in a madrasah or khanqah or jamaat.
Wednesday, 07 January 2015 16:22
(Highlights of Mufti Ebrahim Salejee’s majlis - Saturday 20th December)
When Shaytaan was rejected he was disturbed because he served and worshipped Allah Ta‘ala for so many years, yet Aadam (‘alaihis salaam) was given all the recognition. When we analyse the situation, we will realise that it was his fault and incorrect rationale. What he should have thought was that I had dedicated myself for the pleasure of Allah Ta‘ala, and my personal pleasure is something else. So it is at the time of the crunch that we find where one’s loyalty lies.
Tuesday, 30 December 2014 14:47
(Highlights of Mufti Ebrahim Salejee’s majlis - Saturday 13th December)
On the occasion of the Battle of Mutah, a Sahaabi who was not officially part of the army killed one of the Roman warriors and as per the normal system, it was understood that he will be able to take the weaponry and armour of this warrior as part of his share of the booty. However, at the time of the distribution of the booty Hadhrat Khaalid bin Waleed (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) decided to join it with the general booty. Hadhrat ‘Auf bin Maalik (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) objected but Hadhrat Khaalid did not accept it. After returning to Madeenah, both these Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhuma) went to Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) to enquire as to what was the correct decision to have been taken.
Tuesday, 16 December 2014 06:34
(Highlights of Mufti Ebrahim Salejee’s majlis - Saturday 15th November)
1. On one occasion, Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) wrote a letter to Hazrat Moulana Raipuri (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) without his father’s knowledge. When his father Moulana Yahya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) came to know of it, he reprimanded him saying: “Your father is still alive and you have already hoisted the flag of independence.” Thereafter when he was a little older, around the age of 19 or so, he went for a few days to Raipur to spend in the company of Hazrat Raipuri (rahmatullahi ‘alaih). Whilst there, he wrote to his father saying that he was missing him a lot. Moulana Yahya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) wrote back saying that you need the care and direction of your senior as long as you are not firm in your nisbat.
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