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Morning majlis – Friday 17th Ramadhaan / 26th July

Highlights of Hadhrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee Saheb's Majlis

1.    Every age has a different challenge. When Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) left this world then there was the challenge of those who reneged from Islam. Then in one age there existed the challenge of preserving the ahaadeeth of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). These challenges always existed throughout every era and will continue to surface in different ways till the Day of Qiyaamah. But there will always be the group who will stand out for the truth. They will work hard to preserve Islam in the face of these challenges and clear the way for the rest of the Muslim Ummah.
2.    Although it is the desire of every believer to settle down in the holy lands of Makkah Mukarramah and Madeenah Munawwarah, we need to see what is the most prudent thing to do? A person can go for his own personal benefit but looking at the broader interests of the people it would be better for him to stay in the land he is in, and work on those who are not so committed to Deen. This applies more to those who have a higher level of deeni commitment like ‘Ulama etc. People feel at ease and find a direction when deeni elders around.
3.    We need to do whatever we can to uphold and promote deen. Perhaps others will come after us and continue and advance these deeni efforts. What is required of us is to remain firm and to do our best. One advantage we have is that whatever challenges and trials we are encountering now have already taken place in India and Pakistan. All we need to do is look at what was the response of our elders and how did they curb it. We will have to just do a little searching and we will find the solutions. But the vital element to achieve this is to stay connected to our elders.
4.    Allah Ta‘ala says in the Quraan Majeed: “We have made for everyone of you a sharee‘at to follow and a path.” The goal is to get every aspect of deen into our lives and to reach Allah Ta‘ala. But there has to be a route and pathway to get there. This path is called tareeqat.  Just as when someone intends going for haj, then the goal is the Ka’bah Shareef, but he must also adopt the necessary means to get there. He will have to have a passport, apply for visa, get accreditation etc. So similarly in Deen also, there is a means and procedure which a person will have to adopt to reach his goal. This means is known as tasawwuf. The shaikh knows the path as well as the goal, hence he will guide you using different methods. At times he may tell you to do zikr in a loud voice, or to remain silent and not to associate and speak unnecessarily, or to move the head in a certain way whilst making zikr etc. These are all different procedures to reach the goal. Whilst none of them will be classified as farz, waajib, or sunnah, they are vital in achieving the objective. Just as going to school and university are procedures which have to be adopted in becoming a doctor. No one says that they are farz or waajib, but generally in today’s time no person turns out to be a successful doctor without them. So similar is tasawwuf. The methods adopted may not be sunnat etc. but they are vital procedures without which a person will generally not reach his goal.

A music file 17th_Ramadhaan_Morning.mp3 [9.66 MB] [2013-07-28 17:27:43]
 

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