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Asr majlis – Saturday 14th Ramadhaan / 12th July

1. In the earlier times, people gained the proximity of Allah Ta‘ala through the tilaawat of the Quraan Majeed, nafl salaah and zikr. Equal emphasis was placed on all three. However in latter times more emphasis is placed on zikr. The reason for this is that when the body lacks something, it first needs to be strengthened before it can take benefit from all the nutritious foods. Similarly the spiritual self first needs to be strengthened through zikr, before it can derive full benefit from tilaawat and nafl salaah. 

2. The madaaris face a major dilemma in today’s times. On one hand they need to educate the child and nurture him correctly without compromising on deen in any way. They need to instil in him the inner dimension of Islam as well. On the hand when the child goes home he sees something totally different. Now the child is confused and grows up with a split personality. Together with this the environment is so bad. Therefore we find so much of wrong taking place in the madaaris as well. If the madrasah has to be firm the child runs away. So what must they do? This is a community problem and not only the madrasah’s problem. Hence everyone needs to be concerned about it. The first step is that we cannot be complacent; rather we need to understand that we are facing a major problem. 

 

Asr majlis – Friday 13th Ramadhaan / 11th July

1. Everyone desires that his du‘aas be answered. In principle, every du‘aa is answered, however the manner of answering varies. We should not question this, rather we should leave it to Allah Ta‘ala. The beauty of life is to move with the flow. Many wisdoms of the plan of Allah Ta‘ala are only understood after time. Allah Ta‘ala wants to test our endurance.

2. Everything looks good in its place. We are slaves and our duty is to accept. We need to understand this position and place of ours and be happy with the decision of Allah Ta‘ala. We should not be questioning the reasons behind His commands as this is a sign of the lack of imaan and love.

3. The banks survive 95% on the greed of people. They first incite a person’s greed and aspiration through advertising. Then when the person aspires for it and cannot afford it they say that we are here to help you. If everyone had to be content with his lot and live according to what he can afford, these banks would have never survived.

   

Asr majlis – Thursday 12th Ramadhaan / 10th July

1. The hadeeth teaches us to have system in our life. Any collective or individual work requires system and planning. We need to prepare for a situation before it arises. Despite Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) being the leader of the Mutawakkileen (those who have trust in Allah Ta‘ala) he wore a double armour at the occasion of the Battle of Uhud. However our trust should not be on our planning, rather on Allah Ta‘ala alone.

2. Everything requires a superior and a head, be it a country, town or even a home. Hence Allah Ta‘ala in His divine wisdom has made men rulers over women. This is not for the man to express his position, rather for him to take extra responsibility and arrange more serious affairs due to his superior mental and physical strength.

3. A major cause for marital problems presently is that we are paying more attention to education than application. When a girl is sixteen or seventeen, she is supposed to be settling down, but now the focus is that she must complete her studies. Therefore she does not get any training in house work, because in the school or madrasah the entire focus is on completing a syllabus. Then when she comes home the mother feels that my daughter is so tired, so she doesn’t ask her to do any work. When she does not receive this practical training from her mother, she does not become the bundle of joy for her husband which the hadeeth speaks about.

   

Asr majlis – Wednesday 11th Ramadhaan / 9th July

Highlights of Hadhrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee Saheb's Majlis

1. Hazrat Moulana Room (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) says: “Shut your eyes, ears, mouth and heart from anything wrong and doubtful and then if you do not experience noor in your heart you can blame me.” As soon as something doubtful comes before our eyes or ears we need to avoid it. For example if there is someone approaching and we are not sure whether it is a boy or a girl, we should not look to ascertain who it is, as there is a possibility of us falling into wrong. Similarly if we are listening to a discussion which is bordering on backbiting or any other wrong, we need to either stop it or move away.

2. The great Imaams of the past, like Imaam Bukhaari (rahimahullah) and the four Imaams of fiqh, must have exercised such great precaution for them to be blessed with noor which is lasting up till this day. The reason for this was that as soon as they heard a hadeeth of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) they took it seriously and practiced upon it immediately. They understood the very desire of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam); hence they were blessed with such great opportunities to serve the deen.

3. The closer we are to the era of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) the greater the noor, and as we move further away, the noor becomes weaker and ambiguity increases. Hence we need to value each day since the next day will be less in barkat. Similarly we need to look at the ways of the people of the past since they were closer to the time of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) and the noor was stronger then as compare to now.

   

Asr majlis – Tuesday 10th Ramadhaan / 8th July

Highlights of Hadhrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee Saheb's Majlis

1. One of the last words that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) uttered before leaving this world was that of istighfaar. This impresses upon us that a believer can never be complacent since he does not know where he may have slipped up.

2. The way of Aadam (‘alaihis salaam) is that he did not justify his mistake. Justifying one’s wrong is extremely dangerous since it can even lead to one losing his imaan. Nowadays wrong is being repackaged and given another name in an effort to justify it. Hence Islamic terms are being used to legalise insurance and other interest based transactions.

3. When the disbelievers objected to the impermissibility of usury by saying that “Usury is just like trade”, Allah Ta‘ala did not even show them the difference between the two, rather he merely said: “Allah Ta‘ala has made trade permissible and usury impermissible.” Thereby making it clear that this is not a topic of discussion.

   

Asr majlis – Monday 9th Ramadhaan / 7th July

Highlights of Hadhrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee Saheb's Majlis

1. The system of Allah Ta‘ala is that He grants virtue to certain people, places and times over others. For example the Ambiyaa (‘alaihimus salaam) have been given superiority over the entire creation, then the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) and then the Awliyaa. Similarly the Ka’bah Shareef and the earth in which Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) is resting have superiority over even the ‘arsh of Allah Ta‘ala. The day of Jumu‘ah is more virtuous than the rest of the week. This virtue is by divine selection and it is pointless to question the reason for this.

2. One should not pursue those things that are impossible or normally don’t happen. For example one of us desires to become the king of Saudi Arabia. Although it is possible but it normally does not happen. Such a person will always remain in agony. One should desire those things that are possible and manageable for him. Similarly one should not waste his time in grieving over the injustice and abuse that were done to him in the past. This grief then affects all those that are around the person. Rather one should be happy with what one has, as this happiness brings about stamina and motivation.

3. Life is like a marathon and one will only be able to gauge his success or failure at the finishing line, which is death. Hence it is stupidity for one to rejoice over any success or to be grieved by any failure before death. On the Day of Qiyaamah those who were privileged in this world will wish that their bodies be cut up with scissors when they see the great rewards that will bestowed to the one who underwent difficulties in this world.

   

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