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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. 

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