Highlights of Hadhrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee Saheb's Majlis
1. The catalyst for Shaytaan becoming a kaafir was pride. It seems small and insignificant, but the problems that it gives rise to are numerous and enormous. The Mashaayikh have realised that this is the root for most of the problems, therefore they place great emphasis on eliminating it from the system.
2. The hadeeth says that: “Backbiting is worse than fornication.” Why is this so? There are two apparent reasons for this:
a) Generally the one who fornicates becomes very remorseful over his action, whilst the one who backbites does not even bat an eye.
b) The catalyst behind backbiting is pride. Therefore a person does not backbite someone who he believes to be more superior than him. So when pride is the catalyst, then the hadeeth says that the one who has an iota of pride will not enter Jannat. On the other hand, another hadeeth explains that even a fornicator will be entered into Jannat on account of his imaan.
3. We need to ponder over our beginning and our reality. When we ponder over this, we will realise that we are from sand and are returning to sand. Whatever excellence we may have is not our personal achievement, rather is only through the grace of Allah Ta‘ala. Hence there is nothing that we can be boastful about. When we lose focus of this reality, we become intoxicated and our entire mind goes off. Hazrat Moulana Yusuf (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) used to say: “The intoxication of wine wears off by the morning, but the intoxication of wealth never wears off.”
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