Hadhrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Daamat Barakaatuhu)

April, 2014

  • 23 April

    Look at others with Respect and at Ourselves with Suspect

    Generally, we would like that our name be preserved and maintained, and that people should speak greatly about us etc., but we do not worry about how we view others. However, the reality is that ‘we should look at others with respect and at ourselves with suspect’. We should always …

  • 16 April

    Striving in the path of Allah Ta’ala

    The problem that many of us have is that we will only do something if we get the ideal. However this is incorrect. If we cannot get the ideal it does not mean that we should not acquire what is within our capability. What we can earn now, earn it. …

  • 9 April

    Method of Reciting the Qur’an

    Allah Ta‘ala instructs that the Qur’aan should be recited with tarteel. With regards to tilaawat, there are two levels of recitation: (1) Preservation of what has been memorised. For this a haafiz is required to read at a swift pace to cover a good amount of recitation. Otherwise, by reciting …

  • 2 April

    Adopting the ways of the Kuffaar

    It appears in the hadeeth that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said that I absolve myself from the one who joins up with the kuffar. There are different explanations given to this Hadeeth, but the preferred explanation is that this refers to adopting their styles, customs and ways. Hence, when …

March, 2014

  • 26 March

    Referring to those who are Knowledgeable and Experienced in Deen

    When the haq (truth) is pronounced then those who are seeking the truth will see it and accept it, but those who do not wish to see the truth will refuse. What can you do if the bat cannot see the light of the sun? When Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) …

  • 19 March

    The Manner of Correcting People

    There is a procedure in correcting a person. If we go against the procedure then it will only create fitnah and problems. Going against the procedure and adopting a hard approach is only for those who are divinely assisted, for if they adopt a harsh approach then through the aid …

  • 12 March

    The Need for a Senior in Deeni Matters

    Western education shows us only external aspects of life, but Islamic education shows us the external and it also changes our outlook and mentality. It brings about mental discipline. However, this comes when you constantly consult with your elders. Hadhratje  Moulana Maseehullah Khan Saheb (rahimahullah) would say that the corruption …

  • 5 March

    Why Imitate Them?

    Ebrahim (Alayhis Salaam) had made it clear to his people who were disbelievers that he is free from them and their ways. After all, the kuffaar don’t imitate us Muslims, so why should we imitate them. Imitating them and leaving our Islamic ways is a sign of suffering from an …

February, 2014

  • 26 February

    The Lofty Status of the Sahaabah (Radhiyallahu Anhum) and the Need to Respect them

    Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) had secretly discussed among the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) of his plans to attack Makkah Mukarramah. However, Haatib bin Abi Balta’ (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) had sent a letter to the people of Makkah Mukarramah informing them of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam)’s intention. Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) came to …

  • 19 February

    A True Muslim

    When you accept a wrong that has become a norm then you will become lax in some aspects of deen and firm in others. You will make a selective version of Islam. But what Allah Ta‘ala wants is total submission. You cannot negotiate in the laws of Allah Ta‘ala. After …