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The Pursuit of Perfection

3/28/2019
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The Pursuit of Perfection Delivered by Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq on Sunday 16th December 2018 at Al Kawthar Academy, Leicester. Video: https://youtu.be/t4uRlYBHWfw Perfectionism is a human trait. We seek to have everything perfect around us, yet we neglect the agitation and harm this causes to our mental state and spirituality. The life of the Prophet ﷺ was anything but perfect; where he was an orphan from a young age, was persecuted by his own family and suffered the loss of all his children...

Duration:01:34:09

Our Duty to the Prophet ﷺ

3/13/2019
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Our Duty to the Prophet ﷺ Delivered by Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq on Friday 30th November 2018 at Al Kawthar Academy, Leicester (UK) Video: https://youtu.be/N8c0aUfzoKA Our lives are filled with relationships between various people. Many of these relationships require reciprocal behaviour for them to be long lasting and successful. Allah shares a relationship with his creation, where He promises to provide and care for them in return that they worship Him alone. Our relationship with the Prophet ﷺ...

Duration:01:37:13

Reverence for the Prophet ﷺ

2/28/2019
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Reverence for the Prophet ﷺ Delivered by Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq on Friday 9th March 2018 at Al Kawthar Academy, Leicester (UK) Video: https://youtu.be/UXaUDLHd2sM "Verily, We have sent you (O Muhammad ﷺ) as a witness, as a bearer of glad tidings, and as a warner. In order that you (O mankind) may believe in Allah and His Messenger ﷺ, and that you assist and honour him ﷺ, and (that you) glorify (Allah's) praises morning and afternoon." [Surah 48 : Verses 8-9] Allah has instructed us to not only...

Duration:01:28:52

Benedictions & Salutations on the Prophet ﷺ

2/22/2019
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Benedictions & Salutations on the Prophet ﷺ Delivered by Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq on Friday 23rd February 2018 at Al Kawthar Academy, Leicester (UK) Video: https://youtu.be/UqBUZ4fmGD8 "Verily Allah and His angels send their benedictions upon the Prophet ﷺ. O you who believe! Send your benedictions upon him and salute him with a goodly salutation" [Surah 33 : Verse 56] Allah has instructed the believers to send salutations upon the Prophet ﷺ as he was sent with the message of Islam and will...

Duration:01:15:02

The Prophet's ﷺ Love for his Companions

2/20/2019
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The Prophet's ﷺ Love for his Companions Delivered by Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq on Friday 9th February 2018 at Al Kawthar Academy, Leicester (UK) Video: https://youtu.be/4ltVDHjL_kA This talk shows how the Prophet ﷺ had a great impact on the Sahaba and how they loved him in return without any wealth influencing them. Given this love from the Sahaba and the Prophet’s ﷺ unique character, it would have been inconceivable that he wouldn't requite this love. His love for them was both explicitly...

Duration:01:15:14

The Companions' Love for the Prophet ﷺ

1/31/2019
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The Companions' Love for the Prophet ﷺ Delivered by Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq on Friday 2nd February 2018 at Al Kawthar Academy, Leicester (UK) Video: https://youtu.be/ZulWYQUIvJY The companions displayed immense love for the Prophet ﷺ and this talk demonstrates the depth of this love with many examples. It becomes clear that the companions loved the Prophet ﷺ more than anyone else, including themselves, and preferred his own happiness and well-being over anyone else's. The companions loved the...

Duration:01:04:56

The Miracle of Qurʾānic Memorisation

1/28/2019
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The Miracle of Qurʾānic Memorisation Delivered by Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq on Friday 6th October 2017 at Al Kawthar Academy, Leicester (UK) Video: https://youtu.be/H9Icdg0LVd0 The Qurʾān has been preserved by Allah and He has placed it in people's hearts in a miraculous manner. This talk shows how difficult various other things are to memorize and retain in comparison to the Qurʾān. It also shows how children are able to playfully memorize the Qurʾān, even academically challenged ones, and how...

Duration:01:25:05

The Virtues of Memorising the Qurʾān

1/24/2019
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The Virtues of the Noble Qurʾān Delivered by Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq on Friday 29th September 2017 at Al Kawthar Academy, Leicester (UK) Video: https://youtu.be/1N6yhIiBBCE Millions of individuals have memorised the Qurʾān and continue to do so today. This unique method of preservation is an unchanged tradition stretching back to the Prophet ﷺ and the angel Jibril. This talk explains how the aspects of words, meanings and recitation of the Qurʾān is all from Allah and preserved by him, in...

Duration:01:15:48

The Virtues of the Noble Qurʾān

1/21/2019
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The Virtues of the Noble Qurʾān Delivered by Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq on Friday 22nd September 2017 at Al Kawthar Academy, Leicester (UK) Video: https://youtu.be/nojKrvANPhc The recitation of the Qurʾān is emphasized for all, even for those who recite with difficulty. The effect of its recitation on both the reciter and those who listen is explained in this talk along with examples. Many of the Arabs, including those who were enemies of Islam, were affected by listening to the miraculous nature...

Duration:01:21:20

Respect in Islam

1/18/2019
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Respect in Islam Delivered by Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq on Friday 10th March 2017 at Al Kawthar Academy, Leicester (UK) Video: https://youtu.be/hJ9sUdSPotQ Respect is an integral part of Islam; from respecting the symbols of Allah and his Messenger ﷺ to respecting those who carry knowledge of the Quran and Sunnah. A person should not view showing respect as reducing their honour, rather it is a means of raising themselves in the eyes of Allah. We have been commanded to respect our parents in...

Duration:01:33:45

True Success

1/15/2019
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True Success Delivered by Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq on Friday 3rd March 2017 at Al Kawthar Academy, Leicester (UK) Video: https://youtu.be/JU9U_6_qNoU A person may equate success to worldly possessions and status whereas Allah declares success to be simpler than that. The markers of success, as recorded by Allah, are listed in this talk with numerous examples brought from the Quran and hadith. The dangers of a person being greedy and envious for the wrong reasons are also mentioned with reference...

Duration:01:27:46

Capitalise on 5 before 5

1/10/2019
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Capitalise on 5 before 5 Delivered by Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq on Friday 24th February 2017 at Al Kawthar Academy, Leicester (UK) Video: https://youtu.be/FRz2Xa-6h84 This commentary of hadith emphasises on the need for a person to capitalise on their time before losing out. The gift of time from Allah is explained in detail and how a person should be grateful and use their time wisely. The talk does well to give warnings to those who wish to delay their time before acting on good deeds and...

Duration:01:34:05

The Lure of Shaytan & the Promise of Allah

1/6/2019
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The Lure of Shaytan & the Promise of Allah Delivered by Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq on Friday 3rd February 2017 at Al Kawthar Academy, Leicester (UK) Video: https://youtu.be/NgLMJinRAPk Shaytan has made a promise to Allah that he will do whatever he can to misguide mankind. He has promised to try and lure mankind away from Allah with material possessions and fame, while threatening them with poverty. Verses of the Quran show Shaytan's promise not just to Allah but to mankind as well. Allah promises...

Duration:01:28:56

The Prophet's ﷺ Love & Concern for his Ummah

1/1/2019
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The Prophet's ﷺ Love & Concern for his Ummah Delivered by Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq on Friday 15th December 2017 at Al Kawthar Academy, Leicester (UK) Video: https://youtu.be/Tzr1Mc6-fg0 Every prophet has been sent like a father to their nation in order to guide them towards Allah. Their care and concern for their ummah comes from a place of love and responsibility rather than that of authority. Many of these examples have been brought in the Quran, showing the words used by these messengers...

Duration:01:36:52

Love for the Prophet

12/28/2018
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Love for the Prophet ﷺ Delivered by Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq on Friday 8th December 2017 at Al Kawthar Academy, Leicester (UK) Video: https://youtu.be/nOFJ2--KZ3g It is part of complete faith for a believer to have love for the Prophet ﷺ to the extent that he should love him more than himself, his family and the rest of mankind. This love should not just be in a person’s speech, but should also be reflected in their actions and obedience to the Prophet ﷺ. People tend to make sacrifices when in...

Duration:01:09:28

The Exalted Status of the Prophet

12/15/2018
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The Exalted Staus of the Prophet ﷺ Delivered by Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq on Friday 1st December 2017 at Al Kawthar Academy, Leicester (UK) Video: https://youtu.be/qMX6oNc49kg All the moments in a Muslim's life, from birth to death, have an element of the mention of the Prophet ﷺ. His position has not been elevated just in this world, but also in the hereafter. The believers are encouraged to send salutations upon him frequently, however if they do not then Allah has mentioned that the angels are...

Duration:01:11:53

The Spirituality of the Prophet ﷺ

12/4/2018
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The Spirituality of the Prophet ﷺ Delivered by Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq on Sunday 17th December 2017 at Al Kawthar Academy, Leicester (UK) Video: https://youtu.be/uF0bsGYOkkc With all the events during the life of the Prophet ﷺ and the revelation of the Quran, it can become easy for us to overlook or forget the spiritual connection the Prophet ﷺ had with Allah. From the first verse to the last, Allah constantly reminded the Prophet ﷺ to engage in His remembrance and for the believers to follow...

Duration:01:11:21

The Prophet's ﷺ Triumph over Hearts

9/11/2018
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The Prophet's ﷺ Triumph over Hearts Delivered by Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq on Friday 16th March 2018 at Al Kawthar Academy, Leicester (UK) Video: https://youtu.be/QHPSmHBoNek The Prophet ﷺ displayed the perfect example of showing softness to his bitterest enemies, inclining most of them to eventually embrace Islam. His character was not one of harshness and retaliation, but rather one of leniency and forgiveness. Those staunch enemies of Islam, whom Allah had revealed verses of the Quran...

Duration:01:37:04

The Purpose of Life

6/14/2018
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The Purpose of Life Delivered by Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq on Friday 27th January 2017 at Al Kawthar Academy, Leicester (UK) Video: https://youtu.be/8Fb1cqSqC-U We may understand the purpose of our existence, but in practice it may be easy for us to become forgetful of our end goal. Allah has mentioned that we have not been created in vain and that we shall be returned to Him, but how do we maintain that level of consciousness so that we do not stray? Taqwa is the key to maintaining a focus on...

Duration:01:23:33

Fasting: Food for the Soul

5/31/2018
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Fasting: Food for the Soul Delivered by Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq on Sunday 13th May 2018 at Al Kawthar Academy, Leicester (UK) Video: https://youtu.be/N-wDj2ysfso Allah has commanded Muslims to fast during the month of Ramaḍān not for any physical benefit, but for the nourishment of the soul. A believer is restricted from nourishing their body during the day so that they may create a higher awareness of Allah. This element of taqwa is closely linked to ihsan - the worship of Allah as though one...

Duration:01:15:17