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A collection of words of wisdom and excerpts from the spiritual gatherings of Shaykh Abu Yusuf Riyadh ul Haq

April, 2023

  • 21 April

    Ramadan 2023 – Eid

    “Eid Mubarak to everyone! May Allah accept our deeds, and on this auspicious day may He bring peace and joy to everyone’s hearts and homes.” – Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq  

  • 20 April

    Ramadan 2023 – Night of Eid

    “O Allāh! Cause the crescent to dawn upon us with blessing and īmān and with safety and Islām. (O Crescent) my Lord and your Lord is Allāh!” – Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq  

  • 20 April

    Ramadan 2023 – Day 29

    “A person’s Eid will only be Eid if their Ramadan was Ramadan.” – Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq

  • 19 April

    Ramadan 2023 – Day 28

    “No one will wrestle with religion except that religion will defeat him” – Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq

  • 18 April

    Ramadan 2023 – Day 27

    “Similar to ṣalāh and ḥajj, fasting is a sacred state.” – Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq

  • 17 April

    Ramadan 2023 – Day 26

    “When fasting we need to avoid indecency. Indecency can be in deed, speech or thought.” – Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq

  • 16 April

    Ramadan 2023 – Day 25

    “He who wastes time in Ramaḍān is truly deprived of the virtues and forgiveness of this month.” – Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq

  • 15 April

    Ramadan 2023 – Day 24

    “The spirit of the masjid is calmness and tranquility. Masjids are a place of silence and contemplation, of dignity and respect.” – Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq

  • 14 April

    Ramadan 2023 – Day 23

    “We get obsessed with ḥalāl and ḥarām but forget about the essence of worship.” – Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq

  • 13 April

    Ramadan 2023 – Day 22

    “The original meaning of iʿtikāf was not just restricted to this. It meant to devote oneself and focus oneself on something to the exclusion of everything else. Ramadan is a form of iʿtikāf for the entire month. We should treat the whole of Ramaḍān as a spiritual retreat where we devote ourselves to, and focus on, the ʿibādah of Allāh …

  • 12 April

    Ramadan 2023 – Day 21

    “The Qurʾān is about serving the Creator and fulfilling the rights of the Creator, but also about serving the creation and fulfilling the rights of the creation.” – Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq

  • 11 April

    Ramadan 2023 – Day 20

    “There should be a fast of the mind and the heart. Do not harbour ill emotions. We should remove malice, hatred, doubt from our hearts.” – Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq

  • 10 April

    Ramadan 2023 – Day 19

    “What good is our ṣalāh, our zakāh, our ʿibādah, our ṣiyām, when we hurt and abuse and accuse others? That is not what the Qurʾān is about.” – Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq

  • 9 April

    Ramadan 2023 – Day 18

    “The Qur’ān warns us against sins of the mind, sins of the heart along with sins of the flesh.” – Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq

  • 8 April

    Ramadan 2023 – Day 17

    “The world is abuzz with Qurʾānic recitation in Ramaḍān. The Qurʾān, by far, is and will always be the most oft read and recited book ever.” – Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq

  • 7 April

    Ramadan 2023 – Day 16

    “Acting on the Qurʾān is more than just the 4 pillars of ʿibādah.” – Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq

  • 6 April

    Ramadan 2023 – Day 15

    “Ramaḍān is about charity. Charity is not just about giving wealth. Charity is about volunteering our time, emotions and sharing in every way” – Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq

  • 5 April

    Ramadan 2023 – Day 14

    “Let us try to instil humility and patience within us during this month.” – Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq

  • 4 April

    Ramadan 2023 – Day 13

    “Ramaḍān is about selflessness and eradicating selfishness.” – Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq

  • 3 April

    Ramadan 2023 – Day 12

    “Let not our Ramaḍān be selfish. The idea is that we learn to think about others.” – Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq