Excerpts

October, 2016

  • 14 October

    Do Not Pride Yourself Over Your Strengths

    Do not pride yourself over your strengths

    An Excerpt from the Lecture, ‘The Kabah & The Quraysh: A Tafsir of Surat 105 & 106 – al-Fīl & Quraysh’

  • 7 October

    The Miracles & Powers of Allah

    Miracles and powers of Allah

    An Excerpt from the Lecture, ‘The Kabah & The Quraysh: A Tafsir of Surat 105 & 106 – al-Fīl & Quraysh’

  • 6 October

    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.

September, 2016

  • 30 September

    What Does the Word ‘Qur’an’ mean

    What Does the Word 'Qur'an' mean

    An Excerpt from the Lecture, ‘The Kabah & The Quraysh: A Tafsir of Surat 105 & 106 – al-Fīl & Quraysh’

  • 23 September

    Fear Allah Alone

    Fear Allah Alone

    An Excerpt from the Lecture, ‘Accountability & Requital: A Tafsīr of Sūrat 107 – al-Māʿūn’

August, 2016

  • 9 August

    Being Grateful to the Lord

    Grateful to Allah

    An Excerpt from the Lecture, ‘Victory & Farewell: A Tafsīr of Sūrat 110 – al-Nasr – Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq’

July, 2016

June, 2016

May, 2016

April, 2016

  • 28 April

    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 is based on a spiritual gathering held by Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq on 17th April 2016].

February, 2016

  • 20 February

    The Beloved of the Beloved of Allah

    This is an excerpt from Lesson 184 of al Tajrid al Sarih (The Abridged Saheeh al Bukhari) by Shaykh Abu Yusuf Riyadh ul Haq. Delivered on Friday 15th February 2008 at Al Kawthar Academy, Leicester.

December, 2015

  • 24 December

    Mark of a Believer

    ‘Sincerity is a mark of a believer.’ (Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq)

January, 2015

  • 15 January

    Guarding Oneself

    The most succinct definition of taqwa is to guard oneself from the displeasure of Allah by guarding oneself from the disobedience of Allah. We must guard our eyes, ears, tongue, hands, feet and even our heart from any act, thought, sentiment and emotion of disobedience and displeasure. How does a person develop taqwa? There are many ways of developing taqwa …

January, 2014

  • 9 January

    Staying Afloat

    There is no concept of remaining stagnant in deen. We are either rising or falling, progressing or deteriorating, but we never remain at a constant level of spirituality and devotion. In order to remain afloat in water, we have to do something proactive or else we will sink. Similarly, the greatest benefit of attending gatherings of learning is that they …