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

April, 2022

  • 3 April

    Ramadan 2022 – Day 2

    “The fast if for the day and the nights of Ramaḍān are for the Qurʾān” – Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq

  • 2 April

    Ramadan 2022 – Day 1

    “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

February, 2022

  • 9 February

    Guidance and Deviation

    A student at Al Kawthar Academy shares some of his key takeaways from Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq’s talk last Friday night: ❝Allāh ﷻ says, ‘Whoever finds guidance he finds guidance for the good of his own soul, and whoever is deviated then he is deviated to the detriment of his own soul’ (Qurʾān 17:15). He ﷻ also says, ‘No soul …

December, 2021

  • 5 December

    Obligation of Ilm

    An attendee at Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq’s talk on Friday night writes about one of his key takeaways: ❝The obligation of practising on what one knows is not restricted to only those we (or others) may deem ʿulamāʾ. Rather, the obligation falls on everyone, for in a sense each of us is simultaneously ʿālim (knowledgeable) and jāhil (ignorant). We are …

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

  • 30 April

    Ramadan 2021 – Day 18: Gain Knowledge

    “We cannot remain ignorant about the words of Allāh; we have a duty to understand and gain knowledge about the words of the Qur’ān” – Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq

  • 29 April

    Ramadan 2021 – Day 17: Quranic Recitation

    “The world is abuzz with Qur’ānic recitation in Ramaḍān. The Qur’ān, by far, is and will always be the most oft-read and recited book ever.” – Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq

  • 28 April

    Ramadan 2021 – Day 16: Training

    “Ramaḍān is only for a few select days, but it provides training for the entire year.” – Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq