Highlights of Hadhrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee Saheb's Majlis
1. The salient feature of the Muslims as opposed to the Jews is that they don’t use their intellect and apply their reasoning before the commands of Allah Ta‘ala. When the Bani Israaeel (Jews) were commanded to slaughter a cow, they asked various types of questions regarding the colour and description, until they finally made it extremely difficult for themselves. On the other hand, a Muslim has this mindset that when my Allah has commanded me to do it, then I must “do and die,” not ask “who and why?”
2. A person will question the reasoning behind the commands of Allah Ta‘ala when he either lacks love or respect. When a person is intimate with his wife, he doesn’t question the reasoning behind every move that he makes. Rather he does it in the spirit of love. Hence if we have the love of Allah Ta‘ala, we will be prepared to sacrifice a hundred lives for him and still ask: “What more can I do?” In the same manner, when we have love for Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), then no sunnat will be too difficult.
Likewise if we have respect for Allah Ta‘ala, we won’t question. A simple example for this is that a garden boy has respect for his employer, therefore he does not question him regarding the reasoning and wisdom behind his instructions, and regarding his personal issues. If he has to do this, the employer will not tolerate him and will dismiss him.
3. For the West, religion is an additional thing in their life. Therefore they fix certain days in the year for their celebrations and duties, and they use these events for socialising and celebrating, e.g. Christmas Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day etc. However as Muslims, Deen is part of our life, and in fact the priority in our lives, so it is an everyday affair. Our legacy is so rich that if we had to celebrate the birth, demise and important events of our great personalities, everyday and perhaps every hour would be a time to celebrate.
4. We need to primarily submit to Allah Ta‘ala, then to Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), and then to the Ulul Amr (Deeni elders). The Deeni elders are of two types, those who have focused on the outward commandments (i.e. the Fuqahaa – jurists), and those who focus on those commandments that pertain to the inner-self (i.e. the Mashaayikh). Just as every other thing in this world is received via a means, progress in Deen is also received via these personalities. However the requirement is submission.
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