A Brief Profile of Hazrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee Saheb

Birth: Born in South Africa in 1956.

Hadhrat Mufti Saheb studied hifz and five years of the ‘aalim course at the Waterval Islamic Institute under the great saint Haafiz Abdur Rahman Mia (rahimahullah) and other competent scholars such as Mufti Ebrahim Sanjalvi (rahimahullah).

After completing Mishkaat Shareef, Hazrat Mufti Saheb took admission into Darul Uloom Deoband, India, where he completed the Mishkaat and Daurah Hadeeth levels under great scholars like Hazrat Qaari Muhammad Tayyib Saheb (rahimahullah), Hazrat Mufti Mahmood Hasan Saheb Gangohi (rahimahullah), Moulana Anzar Shah Kashmiri (rahimahullah), (the son of Moulana Anwar Shah Kashmiri [rahimahullah]) and many others.

Upon completion, Hazrat Mufti Saheb spent a considerable amount of time (approximately 9 months) with his Shaikh, Hazrat Moulana Maseehullah Khan Saheb (rahimahullah), of Jalalabad, the khaleefah of Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thaanwi (rahimahullah) and held a formal relationship of islaah with him until the demise of Hazratji (rahimahullah) in 1992.

Hazrat Mufti Saheb completed the ifta course under the supervision of the Grand-Mufti of India Hazrat Mufti Mahmood Hasan Saheb Gangohi (rahimahullah).

After graduating as a mufti, Hazrat Mufti Saheb returned to South Africa and began teaching hifz and a few elementary kitaabs from his house in Isipingo Beach. A few years later, the madrasah moved to a private house which was situated where the madrasah hifz hall is today.

As the number of students increased, a building was erected and later the house was demolished and a complete structure for a darul uloom was built. Subsequent to this, many extensions were carried out.

Hazrat Mufti Saheb received khilaafat from both Hazratji Moulana Maseehullah Khan Shaeb (rahimahullah) and Hazrat Mufti Mahmood Hasan Saheb Gangohi (rahimahullah), both belonging to the Chishti Silsilah of Tasawwuf.

Hazrat Mufti Saheb has since been involved in making the islaah of many people who have initiated a link with him. For this purpose an islaahi majlis is held four times a week after Asr Salaah at the madrasah masjid. During the month of Ramadhaan an i’tikaaf program for the entire duration of the month is held.

Besides islaahi efforts and other administrative duties, Hazrat Mufti Saheb personally teaches the famous Book of Hadeeth Jamius Saheeh, famously known as Bukhaari Shareef and Sunan Abi Dawood.

Hazrat Mufti Saheb has also spearheaded many other projects in various areas. Of particular significance is the Maktab project of the Jamiatul Ulama (KZN) that presently has under its wing over 100 makaatib in rural and residential areas.

Hazrat Mufti Saheb also actively offers his services answering istiftaas (questions) received by the public. He also serves in an advisory capacity to many madaaris affiliated to Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen.

We make du‘aa that Allah Ta‘ala grant Hazrat Mufti Saheb a long life and good health so that the Ummah continues to derive benefit from his blessed presence.

Silsilah of Tasawwuf

Sayyiduna Muhammad Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam)

 Sayyiduna Ameerul Mu-mineen, Ali bin Abi Taalib (karramallahu wajhahu)

Sayyiduna Hasan Basri (rahmatullahi ‘alaih)

Khwaajah Abdul Waahid bin Zaid (rahmatullahi ‘alaih)

Shah Fuzail bin Iyaaz (rahmatullahi ‘alaih)

Shaikh Ebrahim bin Ad-ham (rahmatullahi ‘alaih)

Shaikh Huzaifah Mara’shi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih)

Shah Abu Habeerah Basri (rahmatullahi ‘alaih)

Khwaajah Mumshad Alawi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih)

Shaikh Abu Ishaaq Shaami (rahmatullahi ‘alaih)

Shah Ahmad Abdaal Chishti (rahmatullahi ‘alaih)

Shah Abu Muhammad (rahmatullahi ‘alaih)

Shah Abu Yusuf (rahmatullahi ‘alaih)

Khwaajah Maudood Chishti (rahmatullahi ‘alaih)

Shah Shareef Zindeni (rahmatullahi ‘alaih)

Khwaajah Uthmaan Harooni (rahmatullahi ‘alaih)

Shah Moinuddeen Chisti Ajmeri (rahmatullahi ‘alaih)

Khwaajah Qutbuddeen Bakhtiyaar Kaaki (rahmatullahi ‘alaih)

Shaikh Fareeduddeen Shakar Ganj (rahmatullahi ‘alaih)

Shah Alaa-udin Saabir (rahmatullahi ‘alaih)

Shaikh Shamsuddeen Turk (rahmatullahi ‘alaih)

Shah Jalaaluddeen (rahmatullahi ‘alaih)

Shaikh Ahmad Abdul Haq (rahmatullahi ‘alaih)

Shaikh Ahmad Aarif (rahmatullahi ‘alaih)

Shaikh Muhammad (rahmatullahi ‘alaih)

Shah Abdul Quddus Gangohi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih)

Shah Jalaaluddeen (rahmatullahi ‘alaih)

Shah Nizaamuddeen Balkhi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih)

Shah Abu Saeed (rahmatullahi ‘alaih)

Shah Muhibbullah (rahmatullahi ‘alaih)

Shah Muhammad (rahmatullahi ‘alaih)

Shaikh Muhammadi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih)

Shah Izzuddeen (rahmatullahi ‘alaih)

Shah Abdul Haadi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih)

Shah Abdul Baari (rahmatullahi ‘alaih)

Haaji Abdul Raheem Shaheed (rahmatullahi ‘alaih)

Hazrat Noor Muhammad (rahmatullahi ‘alaih)

Haaji Imdaadullah Makki (rahmatullahi ‘alaih)

Hakeemul Ummat, Moulana Ashraf Ali Thaanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih)

Hazrat Moulana Rasheed Ahmad Gangohi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih)

Hazrat Moulana Khaleel Ahmad Sahaaranpuri (rahmatullahi ‘alaih)

Hazrat Moulana Maseehullah Khan (rahmatullahi ‘alaih)

Hazrat Shaikhul Hadeeth, Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya

(rahmatullahi ‘alaih)

Faqeehul Ummah, Mufti Mahmood Hasan Gangohi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih)

Hazrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee Saheb (daamat barakaatuhum)