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Our link with Allah and Inculcating True Sifaat (qualities)


(Summary of Mufti Ebrahim Salejee’s majlis (Saturday 2nd February)

Hadhrat Moulana Husain Ahmad Madani (rahmatullahi alaih) was an illustrious personality amongst our Akaabir of Deoband. His seniority was acknowledged by all his contemporaries, the likes of Hadhrat Moulana Thanwi (rahmatullahi alaih). When Hadhrat Shaikh Zakariyya (rahmatullahi alaih) requested him to spend the month of Ramadhaan in Deoband so that people would be able to derive benefit from him, he replied that he has many associates in Deoband and he will not be able to remain focused due to them interrupting his schedule. Thus, the primary concern of our Akaabir was their link with Allah Ta`ala, that it must not get affected at all.

What these mashaayikh really want is that the taalib (student – mureed) comes with true earnestness and complies with their instructions. They want to see production. A businessman wants business. If he sees no business from a client he will not pay much attention to him. Getting involved in unnecessary discussions and activities was against their temperament.  They were sometimes firm in their approach because they wanted production and work to take place. This is what brings cheer and happiness to their heart. It was the complaint and cry of many buzurgaan-e-deen that people come and talk of all other things, but their personal reformation.

Mulaaqaat and meeting with mashaayikh should be beneficial. However, this will come about when the time spent in the company of the buzurg is spent correctly and the focus is firm. By staying initially for short periods of time one will be able to achieve this. Allah Ta`ala will then bless one with the opportunity of spending longer periods of time in their company. Everything has a process and procedure to be followed in order to achieve its goal; the same with islaah and self-reformation.  Some complain that I am sitting in the company of the buzurg for so long but I find no progress. However, the question to ask is, how was that time spent. Dedication, motivation and commitment are required.

The criteria by Allah Ta`ala is sifaat and quality. Food prepared with quality fetches a great price but if there is no quality in it then nobody will want to even pay for it. Our values have become so corrupt nowadays. If someone excels in stupidity, in lahw and la`ib (sports) people are prepared to pay millions for him. So one can imagine if one excels in things that have worth in the sight of Allah Ta`ala then what will Allah Ta`ala give for him excelling in that? And people have limitations, whereas Allah has no limitation in His treasures. What Allah wants to see is the sifaat and quality. If a person returns in the same state as he was before, then the time spent was not worthwhile.

We need to work out and investigate what type of relationship do we have with Allah Ta`ala. How seriously do we take it? Our life and death is for Allah, whereas we are prepared to compromise our relationship with Allah Ta`ala. Imagine if a person wants to have a wife and also keep a girl friend. The wife will never tolerate that. Now when it comes to our relationship with Allah Ta`ala, we try to adopt a compromising attitude with all the technological distractions that we have with us. However, this relationship is something that is non-negotiable. We cannot compromise in any way. To progress we need to completely annihilate ourselves

Date: 2012-02-02

Duration: 57:01

Format: MP3

Size: 9.8 MB

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