This video is video 12 of 15 in the Inspirations for Everyday series.
Shaykh Mokhtar Maghraoui talks about the self being both a barrier and a path. We often boast about having “freedom of choice”. Yet this is only because we have a self which can lead us to make terrible decisions. At the same time, it is through crossing the field of the self that leads us to Allah ﷻ. We were created with a self so that we can make The Choice: whether we choose to love and obey Allah ﷻ.