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A Clean Heart

Summary of Hadhrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee Saheb's morning majlis on the 23rd of Ramadhaan 1433

Allah Ta'ala has designed and fashioned every limb and organ of man in a unique and special way. Whilst every organ is special, there is one that is superior to the rest and is known as "The king of the organs". This is the heart. Every limb executes the instructions given by the heart and is subservient to it. Even in Jannah, the heart will enjoy this position that a person will receive comforts according to his heart's desire. Hence the need arises to rectify this heart and keep it clean at all times. For if the king is corrupt, the effects must surface in the subordinates (i.e. the other limbs). The Hadith informs us that keeping the heart clean is the means of securing the auspicious company of Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) in Jannah. Even in this world, the one with a clean heart loves people and is loved by them.

A music file 23rd_Ramadhaan_Morning.mp3 [9.56 MB] [2012-08-12 21:21:53]

 

Incidents of Mirza Mazhar Sahib (RA)

Summary of Hadhrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee Saheb's after Asr majlis on the 23rd of Ramadhaan 1433

Shah Waliyullah (rahimahullah) mentioned: "Allah Ta'ala has shown me all the Auliyaa of the time. Today I do not find anyone greater than Mirza Mazhar Jaane Jaana (rahimahullah)". He had an extremely sensitive temperament and this was his test and trial. He was once shown that if you wish further progress, you should marry a certain woman. He married her and she had a very bad temper. She would take off with him all the time but he made Sabr on all of this.

Once a discussion took place between some pious people that if Allah Ta'ala had to give you an opportunity to ask for something which will definitely be given to you, what will you ask for? Everyone replied according to their understanding. Mirza Saheb (rahimahullah) replied: I will ask for good company.

A music file 23rd_Ramadhaan_Asr.mp3 [6.49 MB] [2012-08-12 21:22:57]

   

Muraaqabah and Pondering

Summary of Hadhrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee Saheb's night majlis on the 24th of Ramadhaan 1433

A unique feature in the life of Moulana Qasim Nanotwi (rahmatullahi alaih) was that he always endeavoured to understand themansha (purport) of the ahaadeeth of Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam). Thus, he attempted to follow the way of Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) in every aspect of life, to the extent that after receiving a warrant of arrest, he remained in hiding for just three days, practising on Nabi’s (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) stay of three days in the Cave of Thaur.

We have to ponder (make muraaqabah) over the reality of things. An easy prescription for beginners is to ponder over the nature of life; we come from Allah Ta'ala and we have to return to Him. We make such elaborate arrangements and preparations for this short worldly life. What preparations and provisions have we made for the life of the hereafter? The best provision is that of Taqwa which Allah Ta`ala declares in the Qur’aan.

A music file 24th_Ramadhaan_Night.mp3 [8.04 MB] [2012-08-13 21:17:18]

   

Innovations in Deen

Summary of Hadhrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee Saheb's morning majlis on the 24th of Ramadhaan 1433

The only religion which has remained in it's pure and original form is Islam. No other religion enjoys that privilege for the simple reason that with the passage of time people began to add things into their religions which had no basis whatsoever, and there was no one to weed them out. As a result it became difficult for them to differentiate between original and innovated. However Allah Ta'ala has taken the responsibility upon himself to preserve this Deen of Islam in it's pristine condition. Therefore he sends revivalist in every century who will trim and shave off the innovations that people introduced. 
The Ulama explain that innovations are worse than sin, because sin is such that the perpetrator regards it to be wrong and may repent one day from his crime. Whereas he regards an innovation to be an act of virtue, hence he will never make Taubah from it.

A music file 24th_Ramadhaan_Morning.mp3 [7.85 MB] [2012-08-13 21:17:19]

   

The Reality of Nazams

Summary of Hadhrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee Saheb's after Asr majlis on the 24th of Ramadhaan 1433

Unfortunately, today Nazams have become so common that it has taken the place of people's Nafl Salaah, Tilaawat, Duaa, Zikr and Ta'leem. These things are the original and the Nazams were meant to be a booster when a person is feeling spiritually low. Furthermore, those elders who have permitted Nazams have done so together with conditions. Some of them are:
  1. The reciter must be a righteous person who is committed to Deen outwardly and inwardly.
  2. The listeners must also be committed to Deen.
  3. The contents must not be anything impermissible.
  4. It must not be accompanied by musical instruments.

A music file 24th_Ramadhaan_Asr.mp3 [6.05 MB] [2012-08-13 21:19:20]

   

Death – A Wonderful Experience/Importance of a Guide

Summary of Hadhrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee Saheb's night majlis on the 25th of Ramadhaan 1433

We tend to become scared and afraid upon hearing about death, whereas death is an enjoyable experience. It is something which the friends of Allah Ta'ala look forward to. All that is required is that we build a taste for it.

When we keep Allah Ta'ala before us and build an affinity with him, then we will experience such an enjoyment that is unimaginable. There was a person who related that whenever he took the name of Allah Ta'ala, he literally felt as if someone is placing a toffee on his tongue.

In matters of Deen we need to have a guide. The Mashaayikh state that the one who does not have a guide for his Deeni matters then it will be Shaytaan that will lead him. When this happens then one will go astray.

A music file 25th_Ramadhaan_Night.mp3 [8.95 MB] [2012-08-14 21:26:24]

   

Jealousy, Taqwa and Imitating the West

Summary of Hadhrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee Saheb's morning majlis on the 25th of Ramadhaan 1433

1. The first crime to be committed on the surface of the earth was jealousy. Qaabeel felt jealous of his brother Haabeel and murdered. Haabeel explained to his brother that the criteria for divine acceptance is Taqwa. Really our prosperity as well as that of our progenies lies in Taqwa. We should make a moderate effort for ourselves and our children as far as the material, but primarily a concerted effort has to be made to inculcate within them the golden values of Taqwa etc. for these will assure them comfort here as well as in the Aakhirah.

2. The Hadith tells us that a person will be joined up with those whom he loves. Therefore it is imperative that our deepest love and true loyalty be for Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) and Sahaabah (radiyallahu anhum). Their ways should find a special place in our hearts and should be preferred over all others. The styles and fashions of the West actually distance us away from the Sahaabah (radiyallahu anhum) and take us closer to the Kuffaar. A distinguishing feature between us and the Kuffaar is our dress code. This is our identity and cannot be compromised at any cost. Even if it may seem something insignificant like the Topee, we should never discard it.

A music file 25th_Ramadhaan_Morning.mp3 [9 MB] [2012-08-14 21:24:08]

   

Good Character

Summary of Hadhrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee Saheb's after Asr majlis on the 25th of Ramadhaan 1433

People have a misunderstanding of Tasawwuf and therefore feel it to be difficult. Whereas it is something which is manageable to every believer. One of the main aspects in Tasawwuf is good character which could be defined thus "Conducting oneself in a way that is pleasing to the Creator and to the creation." If a person parks his car incorrectly and blocks the Masjid driveway to get the virtue of the first Takbeer, this is not good character, because although outwardly he has pleased the Creator, he has displeased the creation by inconveniencing them.Good character is the foundation of spiritual progress. Anyone who adopts the character of Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) will be honoured, even if he be a Kaafir.

A music file 25th_Ramadhaan_Asr.mp3 [6.66 MB] [2012-08-14 21:22:03]

   

Sensual Pleasures/The brilliant Lamp of Nubuwwat

Summary of Hadhrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee Saheb's night majlis on the 26th of Ramadhaan 1433

Beauty is something that is desired and sought for, but it comes with its price. When Yusuf (alaihis salaam) was in prison some of the inmates started to take a liking for him. So he cautioned them thus, that whenever anybody took a liking for him it was he that eventually suffered. One who saves himself from lust and sensual pleasures in his work place will be rewarded with immense barkat in his sustenance.

Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) has been likened to a brilliant lamp (siraajam-muneera) in the Qur’aan instead of a shining sun. Various reasons have been given. Among them is that a lamp is something that is accessible and which man is familiar with. This was evident in the life of Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam). Another reason is that one lamp can light up thousands of other lights whereas this is not the case with the sun.

Mufti Muhammad Shafee` Sahib (rahmatullahi alaih) explains that the manner in setting alight our lamps through the lamp of Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) is by emulating the sunnat of Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) and sending abundant Durood upon our beloved Rasul (sallallahu alaihi wasallam).


A music file 26th_Ramadhaan_Night.mp3 [7.35 MB] [2012-08-15 21:15:12]

   

The Benchmark of Imaan

Summary of Hadhrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee Saheb's morning majlis on the 26th of Ramadhaan 1433

Imaan is the foundation of a believer. When the foundation is firm, then so too will be the structures erected upon it. There will always be a clash between the demands of Imaan and the demands of people, occasions etc. But as believers we need to ensure that we give preference to the demands of Imaan over everything else.

What is the benchmark by means of which a person can gauge whether his Imaan is on par or not? Allah Ta'ala mentions in the Qur'aan Majeed: "They will not be true believers until they make You (Nabi sallallahu alaihi wasallam) the judge to decide over all their affairs, and thereafter they do not have any reservations within their hearts and accept wholeheartedly." The teachings and instructions of Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) should serve as final and one should not have complains regarding any aspect of Deen.

A music file 26th_Ramadhaan_Morning.mp3 [8.8 MB] [2012-08-15 21:16:28]


   

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