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

Personal Achievement

What a person achieves or accomplishes is not out of one’s own greatness or position but its through the divine enablement of Allah. In any personal achievement one should always be humble and grateful to Allah.

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When to Speak

An alim said that whenever the nafs tell me to speak that I know that is when I should keep quiet. Whenever the nafs tell me to remain quiet, I know that is when I should speak. [This short excerpt …

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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. …

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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 …

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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)

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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 …

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Ihsaan

In the famous hadeeth of Jibril عليه السلام narrated by Sayyiduna Abu Huraira رضى الله عنه (Hadeeth 47, Abridged Saheeh al-Bukhari), Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم.says ‘Ihsaan is that you worship Allah as though you see Him. Then, if you do …

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Nafsun Mutma’innah

We are not humans because of the physical body but rather due to the soul. We need to focus on the soul on its entire journey from its origin till the final destination that Allah has designated it. By focussing …

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