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

April, 2021

  • 23 April

    Ramadan 2021 – Day 11: Argument

    “Ramaḍān is the last of times to argue or raise our voices” – Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq

  • 22 April

    Ramadan 2021 – Day 10: Cautious

    “Fasting makes a person conscious of Allāh. When a person is conscious of Allāh, he will be cautious of Allāh. This is Taqwā.” – Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq

  • 20 April

    Ramadan 2021 – Day 8: True Fast

    “A true fast is also of the heart and mind: to observe a true fast you do not entertain any thoughts or feelings which are ḥarām.” – Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq

  • 19 April

    Ramadan 2021 – Day 7: Silence

    “It is easy to abstain from food but avoiding a slip of the tongue is difficult. Ramaḍān is a good time to practice silence.” – Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq

  • 18 April

    Ramadan 2021 – Day 6: Ruh

    “For eleven months of the year we starve the rūḥ and lavish all our attention on the external carriage (our physical body)” – Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq

  • 17 April

    Ramadan 2021 – Day 5: Training

    “Ramaḍān is a month of training, to allow us to refrain from ḥarām and all harmful things including vulgar speech.” – Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq

  • 16 April

    Ramadan 2021 – Day 4: Sanctity

    “The hours, days and nights of Ramaḍān are sacred and one should be mindful of their sanctity just as one is mindful of the sanctity of the ḥaram.” – Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq

  • 15 April

    Ramadan 2021 – Day 3: Quality

    “Our fast should be of quality; avoid all forms of ḥarām, abstain from ḥarām speech, conversation, thoughts and sight” – Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq

  • 14 April

    Ramadan 2021 – Day 2: Switch

    “Fasting is not difficult. All it takes is for a person to switch on mentally and it can be done. It is within our capability.” – Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq

  • 13 April

    Ramadan 2021 – Day 1: Du’a

    “May Allāh make this Ramaḍān Mubarak for all of us, adorn our tongues with Qurʾānic recitation, and accept our deeds and supplication. Āmīn.” – Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq

June, 2020

  • 11 June

    Guard Your Speech

    We are very unguarded when it comes to speech. Bodily actions require a lot of motivation and energy. Speaking, in contrast, requires little effort. We have a habit of always speaking, making a comment or offering an opinion on matters that do not concern us. Many scholars mention that if someone regards their speech as being deep, they will be …

May, 2020

  • 23 May

    Ramadan 2020 – 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

  • 22 May

    Ramadan 2020 – Day 29: Distraction

    “Let not the fatigue of our month’s endeavours or the excitement of the pending Eid distract us from the last few blessed moments of Ramadan.” – Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq

  • 21 May

    Ramadan 2020 – Day 28: Spiritual Bends

    “One can prevent post-Ramadan ‘spiritual bends’ (decompression) by acclimatising through the 6 Shawwal fasts and other continued good deeds.” – Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq

  • 20 May

    Ramadan 2020 – Day 27: True Knowledge

    “A smattering of learning often breeds arrogance. True knowledge, which ultimately is a realisation of one’s ignorance, instills humility.” – Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq

  • 19 May

    Ramadan 2020 – Day 26: Legacy

    “Among other things, early Muslims have bequeathed us a truly astounding legacy of reciting and memorising the Quran, especially in Ramadan.” – Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq

  • 18 May

    Ramadan 2020 – Day 25: Spiritual Nourishment

    “As a living being the soul needs nourishment, nurture and protection to survive and thrive. This is Ramadan’s preparation for the whole year.” – Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq

  • 16 May

    Ramadan 2020 – Day 24: Vulgarity

    “The first sin the Prophet ﷺ warned against while fasting is vulgarity. Let us observe the fast of the tongue by avoiding all obscenity.” – Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq

  • 15 May

    Ramadan 2020 – Day 23: Sacred State

    “Let’s not fast passively and unconsciously, merely being hungry and thirsty, but actively remaining conscious of the sacred state we’re in.” – Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq

  • 14 May

    Ramadan 2020 – Day 22: Culmination

    “The Prophet’s ﷺ devotion increased in Sh’aban, then again at the beginning of the new month, culminating in the last ten days of Ramadan.” – Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq