Content Soul

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

June, 2017

  • 5 June

    Ramadan Day 10

    Ramadan Day 10: The first sin the Prophet ﷺ warned against while fasting is vulgarity. Let us observe the fast of the tongue by avoiding all obscenity.

  • 4 June

    Ramadan Day 9

    Ramadan Day 9: The world is abuzz with Quranic recitation in Ramadan. The Quran, by far, is and will always be the most oft read and recited book ever.

  • 3 June

    Ramadan Day 8

    Ramadan Day 8: Fasting curbs the cravings of the lower self, for when the body is hungry the nafs is full but when the body is full the nafs is hungry.

  • 2 June

    Ramadan Day 7

    Ramadan Day 7: In Ramadan we should deny our overindulged bodies their earthly gratification and instead provide heavenly food for our malnourished souls.

  • 1 June

    Ramadan Day 6

    Ramadan Day 6: The body is earthly and its nourishment comes from the earth. The spirit, however, is celestial and its nourishment comes only from Heaven.

May, 2017

  • 31 May

    Ramadan Day 5

    Ramadan Day 5: Ramadan is the time to implement personal resolutions as it is the perfect month for creating positive, profound and enduring change.

  • 30 May

    Ramadan Day 4

    Ramadan Day 4: Fasting in Ramadan with constant awareness and mindfulness is the easiest and most effective course for anger management and self discipline.

  • 29 May

    Ramadan Day 3

    Ramadan Day 3: Ramadan was the chosen month of divine revelation, and it remains a unique time of devotional communication through prayer and supplication.

  • 28 May

    Ramadan Day 2

    Ramadan Day 2: If, even in the blessed and sanitised atmosphere of Ramadan, we do not reform our character and conduct then we must ask ourselves: ‘When?’

  • 27 May

    Ramadan Day 1

    Insha’Allah everyday in Ramadan Content Soul will bring you a beautiful quote from Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq for you to reflect upon during this blessed month.

  • 25 May

    Spiritual Retreat

    Iʿtikāf is a form of seclusion and retreat where we stay in the masjid for a number of days, devoting ourselves to the ibadah of Allah and staying away from worldly affairs. The original meaning of i’tikāf was not just restricted to this. It meant to devote oneself and focus oneself on something to the exclusion of everything else. Ramadan …

  • 18 May

    Ramadan Preparation

    Our preparation for Ramadan should be physical, mental and spiritual. Rasul ﷺ spoke to the sahabah before Ramadan not only about the virtues of Ramadan but also about practical preparation so that they would make the most of the month and not to let it go to waste. Practically, we should look at ways of freeing up time for the …

January, 2017

  • 23 January

    It’s easy to slip…

    It’s very easy to slip into complacency and become relaxed in religion. There is never inertia in religion. Man never stands still. He is always being pulled or pushed, in one direction or another. In whichever direction he is travelling in, he gathers pace in that direction. The more a person carries on down that path, the more difficult it …

  • 19 January

    It’s easy to slip…

    It’s very easy to slip into complacency and become relaxed in religion. There is never inertia in religion. Man never stands still. He is always being pulled or pushed, in one direction or another. In whichever direction he is travelling in, he gathers pace in that direction. The more a person carries on down that path, the more difficult it …

November, 2016