A Friday Reflection shared from our Suhba Online Program with Shaykh Mokhtar Maghraoui.
What greater gift than to know my self?
Ramadan is a month of my deepest, richest, self discovery.
How? A hadith teaches that the Shayatin are chained in this month. With the usual suspects in jail, there’s only one culprit: me.
Ramadan is my truest mirror. What I think, feel and want during this month tells me a lot about who I truly am.
If the reflection in the mirror is less than flattering, then what? Gloom? No.
The texts speak of so many gifts: The doors to Paradise (and good) are wide open; the doors to Hell (and evil) are shut. The du’a of the fasting person is always accepted. To give a fasting person something for iftar is rewarded with Sayyiduna Jibril (‘alayhi al-salam) shaking my hand and softening my heart (to change it).
If I seek the best version of me, what better opportunity than Ramadan?
Let’s not forget to recite Surat al-Kahf today and send abundant salawat on Rasūlillah ﷺ.