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Hadhrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Daamat Barakaatuhu)

Reasons for our Dawat not being Effective – Part 1

sceneryOne of the reasons why the da’wat nowadays is not effective is the abundance of haraam we are involved in. It won’t be an exaggeration if it is said that 70 to 80 percent of people engage in indecent works (including porn etc.). It brings you to a level when you begin to consider the wrong as right. One begins to feel nothing about it; there can be free mixing at work, at weddings, etc. Then at the wedding which is mixed, we will want to invite some Moulanas. So we will make a separate area for them and even say to them that we considered you and made this separate arrangement. It is as if we are doing that part for them, but then there is no consideration for Allah Ta‘ala and the sharee‘ah in the rest of the nikaah. Look at the manners of finance, interest, gambling and insurance. People get involved in it to such an extent that they go to the level of denial and begin to say that how can life carry on without these things. On account of the abundance of haraam the heart becomes disfigured and the mind and understanding are distorted. The whole family can be sitting in front of the TV and watching someone else’s wife and husband. This is wholesale zina.

Source: Al-Haadi

Quality of a True Leader

Hadhrat Umar (Radhiallahu Anhu)-4In the past, it was easy to correct a person directly. Nowadays, you are unable to do so and you have to go in a roundabout way. As a result many don’t even get the message. Hazrat ‘Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) was such that despite him being the Ameerul Mu’mineen, but even if an ordinary person corrected him he would immediately accept the correction. Such a person is fit to be a leader. If they are asking people to do work then they also are doing work; it is not that they are relaxed. Having a selective attitude is not right; what seems nice and enjoyable then we will do that and other works are handed over to others. On one occasion, Hazrat ‘Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) heard that a trade caravan had arrived on the outskirts of Madeenah Munawwarah. Hence, he took Hazrat ‘Abdur Rahman bin ‘Auf (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), one of the wealthiest Sahaabah to do the security for the entire night. He did not remain behind and just send others.

Source: Al-Haadi

Doing Things Gracefully

Musjid Nabawi 3Hazrat Munzir bin Qays (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) came to Madeenah Munawwarah with a delegation from his tribe. Upon reaching, the delegation went ahead to meet Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) while Munzir remained behind. In their absence he took care of their animals and luggage. When they returned, he took a bath and put on clean clothes and gracefully and respectfully came to meet Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was pleased with the manner he conducted and explained that he has two good qualities, hilm – endurance, and the other inaa‘ah – to do things gracefully and gradually.

Overall, when we have endurance and a good level of understanding then the work that we undertake does not go wrong. Everybody will be pleased with the results. However, if we are in a rush and hurry to do it then we will spoil things. Allah Ta‘ala loves that we do things gradually and with understanding and endurance. 

Source: Al-Haadi

The Meaning and Levels of Da’wah

Dawah trainingLiterally da’wat means to invite, but in the shar‘ee context it means to call people to Allah Ta‘ala completely and correctly. This is a broad definition and one will need to know how it will be applied in different situations. There will be different levels and different types of people: (1) To invite a person who is out of Islam into Islam. This was done during the entire lifetime of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). (2) A person has just come into Islam. How should he be introduced to Islam and educated? (3) One who is already in Islam and Muslim by birth, but he has no motivation and spirit, and he does not have any commitment. One will need to understand how to create motivation and enthusiasm in such a person to remain committed on Deen. (4) A person has commitment, but his commitment is incomplete and not consistent at all times. For each of the above there is a different type of da’wat and a different way of working with the person. In all of this the Hadith teaches us “yassiroo wa laa tu‘assiroo” – take it easy with the person and do not be overbearing. Allah Ta‘ala forbid, if you are overbearing and the person begins to dislike Islam or some part of Islam, then upon whom will the sin fall?

Source: Al-Haadi

Keeping the Balance

balanceIn this world everything goes well if it is in correct proportion. If the tyres in a car are inflated in correct proportion, then the car will move smoothly. Accordingly, if all the vitamins in the body are well-balanced then one will enjoy a good quality of life, otherwise one’s health will suffer and life will be difficult. By the same token, you are in a marital life and you want it to continue well. So the proportion of attachment and affinity needs to be right between the people that you have in your life. If you do not give quality time to your wife and instead you give more time to work then this will cause instability and your life will be rocky. Moulana Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) used to say that the fight between the husband and wife is the root of all fights.

Source: Al-Haadi