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

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.

Ramaḍān 2018 – Day 21: Time to Change

The atmosphere and climate of Ramaḍān has a positive effect – it is a good time to change.

Ramaḍān 2018 – Day 20: Bad Speech

Fasting involves passively avoiding food and drink but actively avoiding bad speech.

Ramaḍān 2018 – Day 19: Second Nature

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.

Ramaḍān 2018 – Day 18: Understand the Message

We cannot remind ignorant about the words of Allāh; we have a duty to understand and gain knowledge about the words of the Qurʾān.

Ramaḍān 2018 – Day 17: The Most Recited Book

The world is abuzz with Qurʾānic recitation in Ramaḍān. The Qurʾān, by far, is and will always be the most oft read and recited book ever.

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