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

May, 2021

  • 12 May

    Ramadan 2021 – Eid al-Fitr Night

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

  • 12 May

    Ramadan 2021 – Day 30: Farewell

    “Such sweet sorrow as we bid farewell to a blessed month and welcome a festive day. May Allah grant us many more moons of Ramadan and Eid.” – Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq

  • 11 May

    Ramadan 2021 – Day 29: Eid

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

  • 10 May

    Ramadan 2021 – Day 28: Change

    “During Ramaḍān, there is a wind of Rahmah which touches everyone. This is why people change in Ramaḍān; there is a natural inclination to good.” – Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq

  • 9 May

    Ramadan 2021 – Day 27: Sacred State

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

  • 8 May

    Ramadan 2021 – Day 26: Purpose of Fasting

    “During daily fasting in Ramaḍān, it is easy to lose sight of the purpose of fasting.” – Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq

  • 7 May

    Ramadan 2021 – Day 25: Pure Speech

    “Purity of speech leads to purity of deeds.” – Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq

  • 6 May

    Ramadan 2021 – Day 24: Tranquility

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

  • 5 May

    Ramadan 2021 – Day 23: Unchained

    “The shayatīn (devils) are locked up in Ramaḍān so why do we still sin? The shayatīn are chained but we remain unchained – our nafs is weak.” – Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq

  • 4 May

    Ramadan 2021 – Day 22: Spiritual Retreat

    “The original meaning of i’tikāf was 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 ibadah of Allāh to the exclusion of everything else.” – …

  • 3 May

    Ramadan 2021 – Day 21: Time For Change

    “The atmosphere and climate of Ramaḍān has a positive effect – it is a good time to change.” – Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq

  • 2 May

    Ramadan 2021 – Day 20: Bad Speech

    “Fasting involves passively avoiding food and drink but actively avoiding bad speech.” – Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq

  • 1 May

    Ramadan 2021 – Day 19: Constant Review

    “Committing certain sins has become second nature to us; there is no remorse, guilt or repentance. To deal with this, we need a higher level of consciousness. We need to constantly review and meditate upon what we need to do to become a better person.” – Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq

April, 2021