Highlights of Hadhrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee Saheb's Majlis
1. Moulana Habeebur Rahman Ludhyaanwi had asked Hazrat Shaikhul Hadeeth (rahmatullahi ‘alaih), “What is this tasawwuf all about?” Hazrat Shaikh replied: “It commences with the rectification of intention and terminates with the state of ihsaan (to be conscious of the presence of Allah Ta‘ala at all times).” As long as one’s intention is not correct, there can be no progress. People have different agendas and reasons for linking with a shaikh, but the only purpose should to reform and rectify oneself.
2. One should not get involved any type of laaya’ni. In essence, laaya’ni refers to that which does not concern one’s necessary worldly aspects or one’s Jannat and Aakhirat. At times these things border with sin or they are sin. These vain talks are a ‘killer’ in the path of reformation. Mashaayikh go to the extent of saying that one should even refrain from vain glances, where one allows one’s sight to wander about.
3. In this time and age, the thing that is lacking the most in us all is fanaaiyyat. To understand fanaaiyyat, look at the concept of taqleed of one of the four Imaams of fiqh. We follow our respective Imam without asking for the proof for any masalah. We wholeheartedly accept that he has the proof by him and he is correct in his judgement. In the same way, one should have that level of confidence in the Shaikh in matters pertaining to islaah that we wholeheartedly accept what he asks us to do without any reservation.
4. Without fanaaiyyat a person at times will take a year to achieve something which normally could be acquired within days. This is what the people of the past possessed resulting in their steady progress. They never asked why they needed to do anything. They merely complied with the teachings of their Mashaayikh.
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