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Night majlis – Thursday 17th Ramadhaan / 25th July

Highlights of Hadhrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee Saheb's Majlis

1. The muhadditheen never compromised in the writing of durood. At times, one-third of a page in the kitaab is taken up by the durood. Moreover, in a time when writing was not as easy as it is nowadays. Read and write the durood as a manner of expressing our gratitude to Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). Secondly, hold firmly to the sunnat and thirdly, pass it on to others. Think of the sunnats of the different occasions, sunnat of dealing with children, parents, etc. and endeavour to inculcate them.

2. Moulana Gangohi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) advised that one should recite a minimum of 300 durood daily. Our elders emphasised the excessive recitation of durood on account of their extreme love for Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). The durood does not have to be a lengthy durood, even a short durood is sufficient. However, recite with total love and concentration.

 

 

Asr majlis – Thursday 16th Ramadhaan / 25th July

Highlights of Hadhrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee Saheb's Majlis

1. One of the main reasons for activating the grace and forgiveness of Allah Ta‘ala is showing respect to the symbols of Deen (eg. the azaan, the musjid, Ramadhaan etc.) or anything connected to Deen. There are incidents of people who were forgiven on account of showing respect to the azaan, the Quraan Shareef etc. 

2. Those children who are learning Deen deserve utmost respect and consideration. Even the pure angels show respect to them. They are children after all and will have many mistakes and weaknesses. We need to rectify them in an appropriate manner as we would correct our own children.  

   

Morning majlis – Thursday 16th Ramadhaan / 25th July

Highlights of Hadhrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee Saheb's Majlis

1. The Mashaayikh of the past would work very hard on their disciples. They would adjust everything in the life of that disciple no matter how insignificant it may seem. Then you find that he comes out as an embodiment of hidaayat (guidance). The very same results which were achieved in the past can be achieved today also. But we need to play our part and give ourselves to the shaikh. Then only would it be possible for him to work on us and make the necessary adjustments.

2. Our focus in Ramadhaan should primarily be two things:

a) Think that Allah Ta‘ala is watching me. Ponder over the verse: “Wahuwa ma‘akum aynama kuntum” (And Allah Ta‘ala is with you wherever you may be) or the verse: “Alam ya’lam biannallaha yaraa” (Does he not know that Allah Ta‘ala is watching). 

b) Express gratitude for all the favours you enjoy from Allah Ta‘ala. When we ponder deeply then it becomes clear that what hasn’t Allah Ta‘ala done for us. All the peace, comfort and satisfaction which we all endeavour for comes only from him. He has blessed us with so much so we need to now cry to him out of gratitude. Ponder over the hadeeth: “Should I not be a grateful servant.” 

3. One person wrote an article that the mentality of South Africans is that we are a nation of cry babies. We are always looking for sympathy. Whereas Islam teaches us something else. Allah Ta‘ala likes resolve and determination. So we need to be positive, work with determination and look for a way forward when we are landed with any difficult situation. 

   

Night majlis – Wednesday 16th Ramadhaan / 24th July

Highlights of Hadhrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee Saheb's Majlis

1. Life after death is a reality. Even an atheist, in the bottom of his heart has the understanding that there is another life to follow and that there is a god that we should obey. The belief in one god is natural and it is like a chip implanted within the mind of every human being. Even a mushrik who is struck by a calamity, for example, drowning in the middle of the ocean will call out to Allah Ta‘ala. It is only Allah Ta‘ala who can be of real assistance.

2. Allah Ta‘ala loves His servants. Even at the time of committing a wrong, Allah Ta‘ala sends a reminder and causes your conscience to trouble you. However, if you ignore this, then gradually this defence system weakens. When a haraam is abandoned for the sake of Allah Ta‘ala, Allah Ta‘ala will grant a person the same thing in a halaal manner.

3. We need to contemplate over the favours of Allah Ta‘ala, that He has bestowed upon us so much despite our faults. Think of them and cry for our sins and reflect as to how we can pay back. This should not be seasonal and only done in the month of Ramadhaan. Rather, think that how will I be able to continue after Ramadhaan as well. Create the link with Allah Ta‘ala and He will then open out the ways for you.

   

Asr majlis – Wednesday 15th Ramadhaan / 24th July

Highlights of Hadhrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee Saheb's MajlisHighlights of Hadhrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee Saheb's Majlis

Some people receive benefit from the graves of pious people. Although this is possible, neither is it a sign of acceptance, nor is it an evidence in sharee‘ah, since it is also possible that Shaitaan made up something or his imagination got the better of him. If it was so straight forward and simple, there would be no need to sit in the company of any pious person, rather everyone would go to the raudha of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) and derive all the benefit directly from there.

   

Morning majlis – Wednesday 15th Ramadhaan / 24th July

Highlights of Hadhrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee Saheb's Majlis

Most people were destroyed when they became proud and arrogant. When a person shows off and becomes boastful over the bounties he is blessed with, this becomes a means of those bounties being snatched away. The solution to rid oneself of pride is to ponder over one’s beginning and end, initially a drop of impure fluid and eventually decomposed bones beneath the earth. When one thinks over this correctly, the reality hits him that I am definitely not worthy of any respect, title or position.

   

Night majlis – Tuesday 15th Ramadhaan / 23rd July

Highlights of Hadhrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee Saheb's Majlis

1. Hadhrat Aadam (‘alaihis salaam) was sent to the dunya and commissioned to make it liveable. Thus, the real test for mankind commenced from the time of Nooh (‘alaihis salaam) after everyone was settled. Thereafter, with time deen progressed until the time of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) when it reached its peak. Thereafter, with the passage of time the decline in deen began. When there is a decline, then the good that was there is now becoming scarce and there is a demand for that. Qualities like honesty and truth are in demand. Hence, the reward for it will be greater. That is why Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) had explained that in such a time the reward for holding on to deen will be like the reward of 50 Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum). Therefore, this opportunity needs to be exploited. 

2. In this time of fitnah, there seems to be evil everywhere. Hence, how will one protect himself? Create a safe-haven. This will be possible as explained by the hadeeth by doing 3 things: (1) Control the tongue. This does not only refer to speech, but also writing which is also a form of communication. (2) Don’t leave the home unnecessarily. Though it is not haraam, but if one knows that a certain place is infested with malaria, will he go there unnecessarily. Though it is not haraam, but he will not go. (3) Cry over your sins. 

   

Asr majlis – Tuesday 14th Ramadhaan / 23rd July

Highlights of Hadhrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee Saheb's Majlis

1. One should not make a display of his wealth, especially expensive food items. Others will get tempted by this, and the least that will happen is that by them staring at it the barkat (blessings) is lost. 

2. For reformation, one has to surrender himself to someone. Otherwise he will present some reasoning and his nafs (carnal self) will counter reason. This cycle will never stop. Therefore he will have to shut-off at some point and listen to someone.

3. The shaikh (spiritual guide) that one chooses must be someone who has seen the entire path thoroughly. If he is an amateur he will be experimenting and the progress would be very slow. The mureed (seeker) must also be very committed.

   

Morning majlis – Tuesday 14th Ramadhaan / 23rd July

Highlights of Hadhrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee Saheb's Majlis

In contemporary times people become obsessed with some hobby or past time. Some get into sport. Others into politics and the list goes on. Their obsession becomes such that whenever they get a chance then this is their topic of discussion. As believers we are exhorted to regularly reflect on the Aakhirah (Hereafter) as it is a fundamental aspect of our faith. Pondering over the Aakhirah was a common feature in the lives of our pious predecessors. But sadly today sometimes days or even weeks pass without our mind going in that direction for even a single moment.

   

Night majlis – Monday 14th Ramadhaan / 22nd July

Highlights of Hadhrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee Saheb's Majlis

1. There are those auliyaa of Allah Ta‘ala who are known to people and their positions are also known. On the other hand, there are those auliyaa who are not known at all. Both these classes are manifestations of Allah Ta‘ala’s qualities of Az-Zaahir (the Apparent Being) and Al-Baatin (the Concealed Being).

2. In this world, we do not have the ability to experience or even see things of the Aakhirat. The Aakhirat is a totally different realm.

3. For physical progress, you will have to follow a diet etc. Likewise, to progress spiritually you have to go against the physical by destroying the lust, temptation etc.

4. One needs to abandon two things: (1) Temptation (of wealth, women, etc.) (2) Ego. We have come to the khanqah to break ourselves, but at the same time we desire that everybody should honour and respect us. Lose sight of yourself and you will get sight of Allah Ta‘ala. 

 

   

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