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

November, 2016

September, 2016

July, 2016

June, 2016

May, 2016

April, 2016

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  • 21 April

    A Beautiful Garden

    The heart should be thought of as a garden. To make a beautiful garden, one of the first thing you have to do is clean out the garden – remove all the nettles, brambles, weeds, clean and prepare the soil. You have to then maintain the weeding to prevent them from overgrowing. To cultivate a good heart and grow the …

March, 2016

February, 2016

December, 2015

  • 31 December

    Stopping at a Critical Time

    We focus a lot on children’s tarbiyah at a young age but then stop at a critical time during their teenage years. We never focus on the tarbiyah of adults. Rasul ﷺ did tarbiyah on the sahabah. Who will do our tarbiyah? We are in need of nurturing and cultivation. We are need of someone to help us to develop …

  • 17 December

    Value of the Teacher

    ‘Those who don’t have a teacher appreciate the value of a teacher.’ (Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq)

  • 10 December

    Heart to Heart

    Knowledge in Islām is not just from mouth to ear or from books, but knowledge in Islām is predominantly from heart to heart.’ (Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq)

  • 7 December

    A Mechanical Performance

    A routine, mechanical performance of salah in reality is not sufficient although it may fulfil the obligation. We also need to consider social etiquettes, and fulfilling the rights of the creation as well as the creator. We can get obsessed with halal and haram but we forget about the essence of worship, the core spirituality. [This short excerpt is based …