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The Prophet’s SAWS Family Life – Delivered by Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq on 4th March 2016 at Al Kawthar Academy, Leicester (UK)

Many of our cultural norms affect the way we behave with our family members. These often conflict with the way our noble Prophet SAWS behaved within his home. Being a role model and inspiration to Muslims around the world, the Prophet SAWS lived a simple life and was the best towards his family. But what exactly would he do at home?

This lecture will detail some of the routines the Prophet SAWS would have. The simplicity in his life and the way he would help family members is an example which, unfortunately, many of us have forgotten today. This lecture will also mention what the Prophet SAWS wanted for his family and how he worked together with them to ensure their success in the hereafter.

Find out more on how Rasulullah SAWS conducted himself with his wives, highlighting his tolerance and patience, with many examples taken from the Quran and Hadith.

Below are some of the timecodes and topics relating to this talk:

5:20 – Why would Rasulullah sleep early?
19:38 – Being diverted from our true purpose in life
24:39 – The Tasbih of Fatimah
33:54 – The purity of the wealth of the father of Imam Bukhari
48:15 – The diet of the Prophet
56:32 – The testimony of the wives of the Prophet about him.
1:05:58 – Balance in trying to please the wife
1:11:54 – The jealousy between the wives of the Messenger
1:23:42 – The strong women of the Ansar
1:30:39 – What did Rasulullah do at home

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Shaykh Abu Yusuf Riyadh ul Haq was born in Gujarat, India in 1971. He came to the UK at the age of three, to join his father Moulana Muhammad Gora sahib who was serving as an Imam and religious leader for the Muslim community in Leicester, UK.

His father, himself renowned for his piety and learning, began his son’s religious instruction at a very young age. By the age of ten the Shaykh had memorised the entire Qur’an, and also completed the study of a number of books in various Islamic topics. When he was thirteen he enrolled at Darul Uloom al Arabiyyah al Islamiyyah, Bury, UK, (the first and most prestigious Muslim seminary in the West) and graduated six years later, in early 1991. In Darul Uloom the Shaykh undertook an intensive study of many Islamic topics including Arabic, Qur’anic tafseer, hadith and fiqh under traditionally qualified scholars. His eminent and erudite teachers from whom he has ijazah in various Islamic sciences include Shaykh Yusuf Motala and the late Shaykh Islamul Haq. He also has ijazah in hadith from the late Mufti Mahmood Hasan Gangohi and the famous Muhaddith, Shaykh Yunus of Saharanpur, India.

Until 2003 the Shaykh served as the honorary principal of Madinatul Uloom al Islamiyyah, Kidderminster, UK (a branch of Darul Uloom, Bury, UK) where he had also been head teacher since 1992. Since graduation he has selflessly devoted himself to the work of deen and remained actively involved in dawah and teaching. He has taught and commented on many classical Islamic works and has lectured extensively on a range of topics including Qur’anic tafseer, hadith, aqeedah and fiqh. He has also travelled widely teaching and lecturing in various countries in the Middle East, Africa, Europe and North America. Many of his inspirational sermons and lectures are recorded and are widely available. He has also authored two books, ‘The Salah of a Believer in the Qur’an and Sunnah’ and ‘The Causes of Disunity’.

Shaykh’s extensive knowledge, command of both Arabic and English, together with his natural ability and eloquence in conveying the words of Allah and His Rasul SAWS moved the hearts of many and continue to do so.

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