Ramadan = Self-Discovery

March 24, 2023

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

Jumu‘a Mubaraka!

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.

BarakAllahu Fikum!

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