Make Your Medina

December 2, 2022

A Friday Reflection shared from our Suhba Online Program with Shaykh Mokhtar Maghraoui.

Jumu‘a Mubaraka!

The recitation of Surat al-Kahf on the day of Jumu‘a protects me from the Dajjal. 

The Arabic word dajal is the antithesis of sidq.  Dajal means to trick, falsify and gloss falsehood with the veneer of truth.  The first casualty in an era of dajal is my akhlaq, inner character. 

The Dajjal offers a world of untruths and insincerities – a ‘virtual’ world – and countless avenues for its suhba. 

A hadith teaches me that the Dajjal will travel far and wide but will be powerless to enter the sanctuary of Medina. 

In Arabic, the root of medina is from debt, or something indebted.  Here: a sanctuary indebted in its sacred akhlaq to the presence of Rasulullah ﷺ.

Through my salawat today, and everyday, let me protect my heart and its akhlaq from the spell of dajal by making it a medina, a Medina, of his presence ﷺ.

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