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Hadhrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Daamat Barakaatuhu)

Writing of Durood Shareef

madina-shareef-21Hazrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Daamat Barakaatuhu) mentioned:

A unique feature that we find in the famous books of hadeeth like the sihaah sittah i.e. Saheeh Bukhaari, Saheeh Muslim, Tirmizi, etc. is that when the authors recorded the ahaadeeth, they always wrote the durood on Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) in full. They never used abbreviations as we find nowadays like ‘S.A.W.’. It didn’t matter even if the durood took up a third of the kitaab. Hence, we find that upon their demise, Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) personally came to welcome and receive them. Thus, they lived for the sunnah and died for the sunnah.

Through the blessings of the ahadeeth and abundant durood, they were honoured during their lifetimes and even after death. The grave of Imaam Bukhaari (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) would give off a fragrant smell.

The Essence of Righteousness

Fill your heart with the love of AllahHazrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Daamat Barakaatuhu) mentioned:

Two qualities are the essence of righteousness:

1. Fulfilling the commands of Allah Ta‘ala and abstaining from His prohibitions must become natural within oneself.

2. Good character towards the creation and fulfilling their rights.

The Manner in which News should be Disseminated

share PCHazrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Daamat Barakaatuhu) mentioned:

Not everyone knows how to handle news. People very quickly publicise news without verifying it and understanding its repercussions. In many cases this leads to confusion.

Advise, Don’t Despise

sunsetHazrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Daamat Barakaatuhu) mentioned:

We cannot despise and look down on anyone, since we don’t have any guarantee of the future. The magicians came out in the morning to challenge Hazrat Moosa (‘alaihis salaam) which was the worst crime, but by the end of that very same day, they passed away as the greatest saints of the time. The incident of Hazrat ‘Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu)’s acceptance of Islam teaches us the same lesson. However this doesn’t mean that we must not advise anyone. In fact, this is a very important duty which the Ummah has neglected and is one of the causes for our du‘aas not being answered.

The Importance of Self-reformation

heart repairHazrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Daamat Barakaatuhu) mentioned:

There are two types of injunctions. One is that which relates to the outer-self (e.g. salaah, fasting, etc.), and the other is that which relates to the inner-self (e.g. ridding the heart from jealousy, pride, etc.). Rectifying the inner-self is also imperative and it cannot be achieved without a tutor (shaikh).