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

November, 2019

  • 21 November

    Sunnah beyond Worship

    We should be endeavouring to follow in the footsteps of the Prophet ﷺ and follow him in every aspect of our lives. We should remember that his sunnah is not just in his worship. Sunnah is in our dealings with each other, in the softness of his words, his akhlāq, in the way he behaved with others, in the way he …

  • 16 November


    The life of the Prophet ﷺ should be emulated not just celebrated.

October, 2019

  • 24 October

    The Final Message

    What was the last verse of the Qur’an to be revealed? Many people believe it to be: On this day I have completed my blessing and favour to you and I am content with Islam  as a deen and religion for you [ Surah al-Māʾidah 5:3] However this was not the case.The last verse to be revealed is in Surah …

August, 2019

  • 15 August

    Utter Devotion

    Allāh told the Prophet ﷺ at the beginning of Prophethood ‘Read by the name of your Lord.’ [Sūrat ul-ʿAlaq]. We look at this verse and think look how much the Qurʾān has emphasised learning and education. It is true. But, has the the Qurʾān focussed on, and emphasised, learning and education purely for the the sake of reading, or learning …

  • 8 August

    Success and Wealth

    We think money will buy us everything – power, love, influence, recognition, peace, joy, happiness and so on. Money cannot necessarily buy these things. We think success is in wealth. We often say that he or she is ‘successful’ meaning that they are wealthy. If someone does well in business, they are considered successful. Hence, we equate wealth with success …

  • 1 August

    Rise and Fall

    We want perfection in everything around us. We would all want the weather to be perfect, for example, but we have to learn that we have no control over it. When the weather is not the best, how do we react? If we accept, we may see beauty in what we accept. If not, there will be bad weather outside …

June, 2019

May, 2019

  • 31 May

    Ramadan 2019 – Day 26: Last Friday

    As the final hours of the last Jumuah of this Ramadan pass, let not the beauty and blessings of these moments escape us. Du’as!

  • 30 May

    Ramadan 2019 – Day 25: Malnourished Souls

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

  • 29 May

    Ramadan 2019 – Day 24: Content

    Instead of learning to just ‘live’ with what we have but learning to be actually ‘content’ with what we have is true belief in Allah’s Qadr.

  • 28 May

    Ramadan 2019 – Day 23: No Equal

    A hadith on fasting: Abu Umamah al-Bahili relates: I said, ‘O Messenger of Allah! Instruct me with a deed through which Alläh will benefit me.’ He ﷺ replied, ‘Adhere to fasting for it has no equal.’ (al-Nasai in his Sunan)

  • 27 May

    Ramadan 2019 – Day 22: Vigil

    Aishah رضي الله عنها  said: When the last ten days would begin the Prophet ﷺ would fasten his cloth, keep vigil, and awaken his family. (al-Bukhari)

  • 26 May

    Ramadan 2019 – Day 21: Last Ten

    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.

  • 25 May

    Ramadan 2019 – Day 20: Seclusion

    The Prophet’s ﷺ practice of i’itikaf began even before Quranic revelation when he would seclude himself in the cave of Hira during Ramadan

  • 24 May

    Ramadan 2019 – Day 19: Expiators

    The five prayers, Friday to Friday, and Ramadan to Ramadan are all expiators of what’s in between them if one avoids major sins. (Muslim)

  • 23 May

    Ramadan 2019 – Day 18: 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.

  • 22 May

    Ramadan 2019 – Day 17: Quran

    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.

  • 21 May

    Ramadan 2019 – Day 16: Curb the Nafs

    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.