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

Ramadan Day 28

Ramadan Day 28:

‘There are many who purify their clothes yet pollute their faith!’ – The companion Abu Ubaydah ibn al-Jarrah (رضى الله عنه). 

Ramadan Day 27

Ramadan Day 27:

We can get obsessed with halal and haram but we forget about the essence of worship, the core spirituality.

Ramadan Day 26

Ramadan Day 26:

In Ramadan the nafs is grinded, pressured, burdened and weaned off its desires.

Ramadan Day 25

Ramadan Day 25:

During Ramadan we should spend more moments in silence, meditation, reflection and try more consciously to engage in tasbeeh and dhikr (remembrance of Allah).

Ramadan Day 24

Ramadan Day 24:

A beautiful du’a (supplication) of the Prophet  ﷺ is:

‘Oh Allah! Grant my soul its taqwa and purify it, for you are the best who can purify it, for you are the Master of my soul and you are the Keeper of my soul’

Ramadan Day 23

Ramadan Day 23:

Ramadan is the month of mujaahadah (striving) and our greatest mujaahadah would be to overcome the laziness and lack of motivation of the nafs in reciting the Qur’an.

Ramadan Day 22

Ramadan Day 22:

He who wastes his time in Ramadhan is truly deprived of the virtues and forgiveness of this month. The sahabah رضى الله عنهم ensured that not a moment passed in futility.

Ramadan Day 21

Ramadan Day 21:

An alim (scholar) was asked ‘How do you learn to control your tongue?’. His reply was amazing. He said ‘My way of controllingmy tongue is as follows; whenever my nafs tells me to speak, I remain silent. Whenever my nafs tells me to remain silent, I speak’.

Ramadan Day 20

Ramadan Day 20:

The original meaning of i’tikāf was not just restricted to this. It meant 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 Ramadan as a spiritual retreat where we devote ourselves to, and focus on, the ibadah of Allah to the exclusion of everything else.

Ramadan Day 19

Ramadan Day 19:

When fasting we should not even shout or raise our voices let alone argue. This is the month in which we should all remain silent as much as possible and not say or do anything which inconveniences others.

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