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Hazrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (d.b.)’s Ramadhaan Programs

Hazrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee Saheb (d.b.)’s programs for the month of Ramadhaan are as follows:
 
1. +/- 10:30 am – Ta’leem of Mawaa‘ize Faqeehul Ummat and majlis
 
2. +/- 4:00 pm – Majlis
 
3. +/- 11:00 pm – Salaat & salaam, ta'leem, majlis, du'aa, and zikr
 
For live audio streaming of these programs, click here
 

Asr majlis – Friday 27th Ramadhaan / 25th July

Highlights of Hadhrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee Saheb's Majlis

1. Death is indiscriminate. It takes anyone at anytime. There is a sequence for coming into this world, i.e. first the grandfather, then the father and then the son. However with regards to leaving, there is no system. The grandson may pass away while the grandfather is still living.

2. We all have to return to Allah Ta‘ala. However, what we need to see is how can we make the return journey enjoyable and pleasant? The answer is simple: Make your life pleasant and beloved to Him, and He will make your end pleasant and enjoyable to you.

3. Some people pass away in such a blessed manner, as if they had requested the angel of death to take their soul in that way. These things happen even up to this day but generally to those whose hearts are very clean. We just need to make slight adjustments to our eyes, ears, tongue and heart.

   

Asr majlis – Thursday 26th Ramadhaan / 24th July

Highlights of Hadhrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee Saheb's Majlis

1. The oyster waits with its mouth open. When a raindrop gets into it, after some time it becomes a pearl. In the similar manner we need to constantly focus towards Allah Ta‘ala. Our attention, concern and concentration needs to be towards Him in all conditions. There must be a constant cry. During our private time or when we are driving alone, we should be crying from our hearts and engaging in zikr. We never know which zikr will be accepted and when that lucky moment may come and His grace may engulf us.

2. We should not look at our limitations, rather we should focus at the shore-less ocean of Allah Ta‘ala’s power. Let your heart be with him no matter what your condition may be. Even if you are in sin, focus towards him.

3. Hazrat Mufti Mahmood Saheb (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) had a frame in his room in which “Ana ‘abdullah (I am the slave of Allah Ta‘ala)” was inscribed. This serves as a constant reminder that Allah Ta‘ala has the right to command and I have the duty to obey. This duty should be with beauty as well. That is we should carry out our duties happily and not grudgingly.

   

Asr majlis – Wednesday 25th Ramadhaan / 23rd July

Highlights of Hadhrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee Saheb's Majlis

1. The element which really expedites one’s progress in this path is the element of love for Allah Ta‘ala. It needs to be developed and enhanced. This could be done by us pondering over the favours of Allah Ta‘ala.

2. When we partake of our meals, we should ponder over the numerous bounties of Allah Ta‘ala that are contained within one meal. So many systems work together in order for one morsel to come to us. At times, the ingredients for one morsel may have come from 6 different countries. Then the food is served to us with so much of respect and love. Together with the different varieties of food that we enjoy in one meal, more so in the Month of Ramadhaan. When we ponder over all these favours and our not being deserving of them, the love of Allah Ta‘ala will increase in our hearts.

3. If we join the company of the lovers of Allah Ta‘ala, we will also be blessed and favoured. The third class of a train reaches wherever the first class reaches. A dog is impure and najis. However the dog that accompanied the Ashaab-e-Kahf (people of the cave), who were a group of lovers of Allah Ta‘ala, became so valuable that it has been mentioned in the Quraan Majeed which will recited even in Jannat.

4. Allah Ta‘ala takes an oath on the horse and it’s loyalty in Surah Wal-‘aadiyaat. The master merely feeds it and takes a little care of it, yet it is prepared to risk its life and do anything for him. Now when Allah Ta‘ala has created us and does everything for us, how much more loyal aren’t we supposed to be to him?

   

Night majlis – Tuesday 25th Ramadhaan / 22nd July

Highlights of Hadhrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee Saheb's Majlis

1. We hear the word “muraaqabah - meditation and reflection”, but what does it mean? In essence it is to engage the mind in a thought that will bring one closer to Allah Ta‘ala. For example, contemplating over the grave or Jannat and Jahannam etc.

2. Allah Ta‘ala speaks of the intelligent ones. They are the ones who apart from zikr, also contemplate and reflect over the greatness and majesty of Allah Ta‘ala in His creation. It is this reflection that brings about a whole revolution in one’s life.

3. Muhammad bin Ka’b Qurazi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) said that the greatest ‘ibaadat is abstention from sin. If a person fulfils the faraaidh, waajibaat and sunnats and does not do much nafl, but at the same time he abstains from sins then this is in fact a great achievement. It is like a labourer who is punctual and does whatever instructions he receives. He will earn the favour of the employer. On the contrary if the labourer does some of the instructions received and carries out things against the desire of the employer, then he will not be respected and honoured.

4. Among the greatest trials are that of wealth and women. Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) has already forewarned us regarding these two in the hadeeth. The trial of women is such that it just lasts for a short duration of time. Once a person resists his temptation, the rest then becomes extremely easy for him.

   

Night majlis – Monday 24th Ramadhaan / 21st July

1. In most modern countries the government has a milk fund, where an allowance is given for infant children. However, this is not something that came up recently. Rather, it is something that West has taken from Muslims. It was actually in vogue from the time of the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum).

2. A Muslim’s way of life is that he lives and lets others live and he enjoys and lets others enjoy. We should not be concerned for ourselves only. We should have others at heart as well. It is the capitalist system that makes one concerned of oneself only. Therefore if there is an abundance of a food product they will be able to dump tons of that product despite the multitudes that are in need. On the contrary, the Islamic teaching is that one cannot sleep whilst his neighbour remains hungry.

3. Nowadays the mindset that we have is that whatever extra we have should be spent on ourselves only. We will go for ‘umrah trips and on holidays but not see to the plight of the poor. We need to prioritise ourselves.

4. Some people complain that these are the same people that shoot and kill us. So why should we spend on them? This is incorrect because in every community there will be bad elements. But on account of those few we cannot write off all of them.

5. The way of the people of the past was that they would always feed and take care of others. And this in fact is the teaching of the hadeeth where Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) had encouraged feeding.

   

Asr majlis – Tuesday 24th Ramadhaan / 22nd July

Highlights of Hadhrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee Saheb's Majlis

1. The Quraan Majeed permits us to show some outward consideration to the disbelievers in order to save ourselves from their evil and cruelty. For example if a person of influence may implicate one unnecessarily, it would be permissible to use some words of respect for him etc. This would be a mere outward display of respect and not true respect and love.

2. It is also permissible to show consideration to someone in order to draw him closer to Islam or to Allah Ta‘ala. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) gave hoards of wealth to certain new Muslims to draw them closer. This is also a hallmark of the Mashaayikh that they show consideration to certain people who are not so committed to deen in order to bring them closer. They may even show consideration and respect to a beardless person to win him over. Since their intention is great, it will be permissible and will not fall under the ambit of the prohibition of respecting a sinner. We should not just jump to conclusions and say that they are discriminating. They may have noble intentions for doing so.

3. A very serious issue is when a person shows consideration and respect to a disbeliever and has a compromising approach in order to secure some material benefit. For example a person joins his Hindu business counterpart in his celebrations and customs because of business interests. 

   

Asr majlis – Monday 23rd Ramadhaan / 21st July

Highlights of Hadhrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee Saheb's Majlis

1. Islam is absolutely pure. It cannot tolerate that other cultures and religions be merged or mixed with it. Ebrahim (‘alaihis salaam) very clearly explained to his people that we are totally different from you and have nothing to do with your beliefs and ways. There will be perpetual enmity between us until you conform to our standards. Allah Ta‘ala says that this is a beautiful example for you to follow. 

2. Islam is second to none in showing kindness and compassion. We are commanded to be kind to every living creature, let alone human beings. Muslims showed kindness and upheld justice even when dealing with their enemies at the time of war. There are numerous examples of this nature in the life of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). 

3. A person can make big claims about himself, but his real personality comes out when he is in a crunch and there is a clash. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) showed exemplary character to his enemies even at these crucial moments. 

4. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) accepted the partial terms of the disbelievers in Hudaibiyyah although the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) were prepared to fight. This explains to us that Muslims are not people who love fighting and killing, rather this is done only as a last resort. 

5. We are not allowed to have a friendship with the disbelievers or to imitate them in their ways. There are different levels of this. One level is that if something is an outstanding feature of theirs, then although it may be permissible in Islam, it would be prohibited. The example of this is urinating while standing. Although in principle it may be permissible, but since it has become an outstanding feature of the disbelievers, it would be forbidden. Now we need to ask ourselves that shaking hands using only one hand or not wearing a topee, who’s ways are these? The answer is obvious, that these are outstanding features of the disbelievers. Hence although in principle they may be permissible, they would be prohibited.   

   

Night majlis – Sunday 23rd Ramadhaan / 20th July

Highlights of Hadhrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee Saheb's Majlis

1. Allah Ta‘ala discusses several etiquettes of women in the beginning of the 22nd para. The first etiquette is that they should not talk in soft and luring tones. Women are naturally blessed with attraction. Hence it is likely that if they speak in such tones, that strange men may get attracted to them. The second aspect is that they should remain within the confines of their homes. For 20 centuries women lived comfortably within their homes. They did not find the need to venture out. It is only now in the 21st century that they have come with the excuse that what if she is divorced etc., then she will have some form of a support. The third aspect is that women should not expose their beauty as was the case in the former period of ignorance. Prior to Islam, the women would also emerge with their body parts exposed. Presently we are experiencing the latter period of ignorance. 

2. Everything looks good in its place. If the followers go ahead of the Imaam in salaah, their salaah will not be accepted. However it was only a matter of them changing their place. Likewise, a woman’s place is inside the home. As long as she remains within the home she preserves her respect and honour. Once she leaves and goes out, she becomes public property. Her respect and dignity is then lost. 

3. When you find a pious man then most of the time it is on account of the piety of his mother. She is the one who instils values in the child, moulds him and later allows him to develop and become a pious person.  

A music file 23rd_Ramadhaan_Night.mp3 [21.73 MB] [2014-07-22 15:30:50]

   

Night majlis – Saturday 22nd Ramadhaan / 19th July

Highlights of Hadhrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee Saheb's Majlis

1. The Quraan and hadeeth say that by giving sadaqah, we will get an increase in our wealth. However if a person has one million and he gives hundred thousand in sadaqah then he will not find it increasing. Instead, it will decrease to nine hundred thousand. But this is what our minds and eyes will tell us, that it has decreased and there is no increase. However, the reality is that our eyes may see wrong and our minds may reason incorrectly, but the words of Allah Ta‘ala and Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) can never be wrong. So what does this increase mean? (1) The sadaqah will be a means of our wealth being protected from being destroyed, through theft ect. (2) The sadaqah will safe guard the wealth from being wasted and spent incorrectly. In essence, much good will be gained through the wealth.

2. We have to understand that this wealth is not just to amass and hoard. It has to be spent on the creation of Allah Ta‘ala. Mufti Shafee’ Saahib (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) used to keep aside one-tenth of his savings and whenever the need arose he would give sadaqah from that amount.

A music file 22nd_Ramadhaan_Night.mp3 [17.56 MB] [2014-07-22 14:34:15]

   

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