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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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The Responsibility of a Leader

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Tuesday, 08 December 2015 14:47

(Summary of Mufti Ebrahim Salejee’s majlis - Saturday 14th November)

In the time of ‘Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), there was a prominent Syrian who used to frequent his gathering. For some time ‘Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) noticed that he was not coming, whereas he used to come regularly. So he enquired regarding him. This is called tafaqqud, it is to enquire. When a person is in a position of authority and people have vested their confidence in him, how should he conduct himself? The way of the pious of the past was that they would find out regarding those under them; perhaps the person may be in some constraints and difficulty and I have neglected the person. ‘Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) considered himself to be responsible. On account of this responsibility he would say that if a wolf has to devour a sheep on the banks of the Euphrates River then I will be held responsible for it. They never considered position and rulership as a thing to glorify or be boastful of. People would take it with a lot of fear and concern. It was pushed on to them and they had to accept it, and sometimes it was pushed on to them with the force of the sword. Nonetheless, when ‘Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) had taken on the helms of the kingdom, he used to make tafaqqud. We hear the incidents of him patrolling the streets and outskirts of Madeenah at night. In proportion to the wealth and power they enjoyed they considered their responsibilities greater. People normally yearn and desire for these two, wealth and power, but they don’t realise the responsibility that comes with it. Hence, the pious of the past viewed it differently and understood that they will have to take care of those who are lesser privileged, not to pile it up.

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The Lessons Learnt from Sulaiman’s (‘alaihis salaam) Construction of Baitul Muqaddas

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Monday, 23 November 2015 14:42

(Summary of Mufti Ebrahim Salejee’s majlis - Saturday 7th November)

When Hazrat Sulaimaan (‘alaihis salaam) had completed the construction of Baitul Muqaddas he got on to the sakhrah –  the rock beneath the dome of the rock and expressed his gratitude saying that O Allah, you have allowed me to complete this, so give me the taufeeq of offering shukr and gratitude for accomplishing this. Every step of the path of a nabi is a lesson. First, he is offering thanks for he has been allowed to complete the construction and then thanks that he has been granted the opportunity to construct this. He had a big feast and couple a thousand animals were slaughtered and he invited many people. At that time he made several du‘aas, that whoever comes here without any ulterior motive but to perform namaaz and remember Allah Ta‘ala then allow him to leave the musjid with all his sins forgiven like the day he is born. If he comes with any need then fulfil his need, if he is suffering from any ailment then cure him, if he is seeking asylum from his enemy then grant him refuge and asylum.

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The Oaths that Allah Ta‘ala Takes and the Importance of Consulting

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Saturday, 14 November 2015 16:27

(Summary of Mufti Ebrahim Salejee’s majlis - Saturday 31st October)

An oath is generally taken to impress upon the listener that what I am saying is the truth. But when Allah Ta‘ala takes an oath then there is no need for Him to impress, for there can be nobody more truthful than Allah Ta‘ala. Further, everything is subject to Him. There isn’t anything that is above Him. When we speak we need to impress on people about our might, glory and power. But Allah Ta‘ala does not need that. When He speaks, He speaks to us at our level out of compassion for us in order that we understand. It is like a father who has a young child in pre-primary school; if he wishes to explain to him a concept he will come down to his level and explain it. Hence, at times Allah Ta‘ala will impress by taking an oath and at times He will impress by witnessing Himself.

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Understanding the Position of Allah Ta‘ala

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Monday, 09 November 2015 14:48

(Highlights of Mufti Ebrahim Salejee’s majlis - Saturday 24th October)

Hazrat Mu‘aawiyah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) had written to Mugheerah bin Shu’bah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), who was one of his governors, and at that time the Islamic empire had spread far and wide, up to part of Russia and reaching up to China. When the state had expanded so far, it was required that different areas be managed separately. Hazrat Mugheerah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) was perhaps dispatched to Egypt. Hazrat Mu‘aawaiyah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), in spite of his might and glory, and extensive empire, did not see himself not in need to increase his knowledge. Hence, he writes up to Mugheerah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) asking him, “Tell me something that you heard directly from Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) as far as what Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) would read after salaah.” This was the style of the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) that they always wanted to progress and wanted to know about their deen. 

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Being Mindful of Allah Ta‘ala

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Monday, 02 November 2015 13:53

(Highlights of Mufti Ebrahim Salejee’s majlis - Saturday 17th October)

1. Hazrat Dawood and Hazrat Sulaimaan (‘alaimas salaam) were great kings of their times and it is quite popular of Hazrat Sulaimaan (‘alaihis salaam) that he was from among those people who ruled over the entire world. Perhaps why Allah Ta‘ala speaks of them is to impress on us that in riches and wealth you can still be a devout Muslim. Many a times, we misinterpret and say ‘chasing and running after the dunya’, but we do not understand what we are speaking about. Moulana Room (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) says that what is meant by chasing after the dunya, and that a person is soaked in the dunya? He says that the essence of it is: ‘az khuda ghaafil budan’ – to become unmindful of Allah Ta‘ala. 

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Influenced by Wrong Environments

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Sunday, 25 October 2015 06:31

(Highlights of Mufti Ebrahim Salejee’s majlis - Saturday 10th October)

1. Hazrat ‘Abbaad bin Bishr and Usayd bin Hudhayr (radhiyallahu ‘anhuma) asked Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) that when a woman is in her menses then the Jews cut themselves off completely from her, they don’t eat or drink together, and they don’t even sleep in the same room. On the other hand, we eat and drink together and sleep in the same room. Shouldn’t we also be sharing the bed together to oppose them completely? Their question seemed correct since we are commanded to oppose the Jews and Christians. However, what we need to understand is that Islam has asked us to oppose all their ways and follow one way, as the hadeeth says ‘maa ana ‘alayhi wa as-haabee’ – the group that conforms to me and my Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) i.e. it conforms at every level; in belief, deeds, socialising, clothing, weddings and waleemahs, interacting and associating, etc. Therefore, at every level, we should oppose them and we need to make it clear that we are different. Their constant effort is that we become identical to them. They will try in different ways for you to follow them. Your Islam will then just be a surface Islam.

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Zikr – The Spiritual Maintenance

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Saturday, 17 October 2015 13:45

(Highlights of Mufti Ebrahim Salejee’s majlis - Saturday 3rd October)

1. The hadeeth says that the simile of the one who remembers Allah Ta‘ala and the one who does not is like the living and the dead. Sometimes when we hear about zikr then we restrict it to just holding a tasbeeh and reciting some zikr. Yes, we cannot underestimate and undermine this, for it has its value and effect even if done unmindfully. However, zikr has a deeper meaning. What do you mean by zikr? It refers to having the consciousness of the presence of Allah Ta‘ala with His sifaat and great qualities i.e. His power, authority, might, etc. One needs to have this level of the presence of the mind. When you remember Allah Ta‘ala with this level of remembrance then it is virtually impossible to commit a sin. If someone has got a loaded gun and you know he is hot-tempered and short-fused, and his daughter is before you and he has his finger on the trigger, will you flirt with his daughter? Even if you think of doing it your feelings will die. This is the type of feeling and awareness of Allah Ta‘ala you should bring in your mind.

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Allah Ta‘ala’s Focus is on the Heart

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Saturday, 17 October 2015 13:35

(Highlights of Mufti Ebrahim Salejee’s majlis - Saturday 12th September)

1. Hazrat Luqmaan (‘alaihis salaam) is the only non-nabi whose advice is mentioned in the Quraan. He comes from an Abyssinian background with all the features of a black man. Despite this, Allah Ta‘ala speaks of him in the Quraan, for in the sight of Allah Ta‘ala lineage, looks, facial features and social standings don’t make a difference, nor is it a concern. What Allah Ta‘ala looks at is the deeds and the condition of the heart. It is like a person working at your office. You will look at how competent and honest he is, and whether he is easy going. You will not worry about his features. The job will be given to him due to his competence.

2. More important than our deeds is our niyyat and intention. The hadeeth says that deeds are based on the niyyat. At times, a person has many deeds to his credit, but he then will be sent to Jahannum. In fact, Jahannum will be set alight with these three people; the qari, mujaahid and wealthy person. Each one of them did great works but their hearts and intentions were corrupt. However, you will not find the one whose heart was good going to Jahannum though he may have not had many good deeds to his credit. The hadeeth speaks of a person who committed all types of sins. Before he died, he told his children to burn his body and then scatter half the ash on land and half in the sea, and he said that if Allah Ta‘ala only gets hold of me then I will be punished. When he died Allah Ta‘ala commanded that his ashes be put together, his body formed once again and he was summoned before Allah Ta‘ala. When asked the reason for making such a bequest, he replied that it was out of the fear of Allah Ta‘ala. Allah Ta‘ala then forgave him. So this person, though his deeds were bad, but his heart was good. On the other hand, the qari, mujaahid and wealthy person, their actions are good but their hearts are bad. Therefore, the focal point is the heart. The better the heart the greater the yearning and enthusiasm.

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Being Graceful and Enduring in One’s Approach to Situations

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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.

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The World – The Prison for a Mu’min

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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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