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

Humility before Arabic

We were taught humility before we were taught Arabic.

Adab before Ilm

We learnt adab before we learnt ilm from our teachers.

[A saying of scholars of the past].

Ramaḍān 2018 – Day 29: True Eid

A person’s Eid will only be Eid if their Ramaḍān was Ramaḍān.

Ramaḍān 2018 – Day 28: Wind of Mercy

During Ramaḍān, there is a wind of Rahma which touches everyone. This is why people change in Ramaḍān; there is a natural inclination to good.

Ramaḍān 2018 – Day 27: Sacred States

Similar to salāh and Hajj, fasting is a sacred state.

Ramaḍān 2018 – Day 26: Losing Sight of the Goal

During daily fasting in Ramaḍān, it is easy to lose sight of the purpose of fasting.

Ramaḍān 2018 – Day 25: Purity

Purity of speech leads to purity of deeds.

Ramaḍān 2018 – Day 24: A Place of Dignity

The spirit of the masjid is calmness and tranquillity. Masjids are a place of silence and contemplation, of dignity and respect.

Ramaḍān 2018 – 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.

Ramaḍān 2018 – Day 22: Seclusion

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.

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