Taqwa in Quran

What is Taqwa?

 Taqwa is translated as the fear and consciousness of Allah (ta’ala). When you are conscious of a thing, it is constantly present in your thoughts. You reflect on it frequently, and many of your activities are influenced by it.

Taqwa is not limited to outward rituals but extends to the inner state of the heart. It involves a profound sense of reverence, fear, and love for Allah that motivates individuals to shun wrongdoing and strive towards righteousness.

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In Surah Al-Baqarah (2:197), Allah instructs the believers to observe the rites of Hajj, but adds, “And take provisions, but indeed, the best provision is Taqwa.” Classical commentators expound that this verse underscores the primacy of spiritual preparedness over material arrangements. Just as a traveler prepares provisions for a journey, a believer adorns their heart with Taqwa as they embark on the journey of life.

Benefits of Taqwa

The reward of Taqwa is pleasure of Allah swt and Jannah.

It comes in a hadith of Rasul Allah sallalahu alaihe wa sallam,

Abu Hurairah narrated that the Messenger of Allah was asked about that for which people are admitted into Paradise the most, so he said: “Taqwa of Allah, and good character.” And he was asked about that for which people are admitted into the Fire the most, and he said: “The mouth and the private parts.” (Tirmidhi)

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It comes in another hadith,

Abu Hurayra reported that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “Do you know what it is that makes most people enter the Fire?” “Allah and His Messenger know best,” they said. He said, “The two empty ones: the genitals and the mouth. Do you know what it is that makes most people enter the Garden? Taqwa of Allah and good character.” (Al-Adab Al-Mufrad)

Taqwa and mindfulness

Taqwa instills a profound sense of awe and consciousness of Allah, while mindfulness nurtures a heightened awareness of His presence in every facet of life. As Surah Al-Hujurat (49:13) beautifully articulates, “O mankind, indeed We have created you from male and female and made you peoples and tribes that you may know one another. Indeed, the most noble of you in the sight of Allah is the most righteous (i.e., one with the most Taqwa) of you. Indeed, Allah is Knowing and Acquainted.”

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This verse emphasizes that the essence of nobility lies in righteousness and Taqwa, reflecting an intimate understanding of Allah’s divine attributes.

In Surah Al-Baqarah (2:164), Allah says, “Indeed, in the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the alternation of the night and the day, and [in] the [great] ships which sail through the sea with that which benefits people, and what Allah has sent down from the heavens of rain, giving life thereby to the earth after its lifelessness and dispersing therein every [kind of] moving creature, and [His] directing of the winds and the clouds controlled between the heaven and the earth are signs for a people who use reason.”

The Quran encourages believers to engage in deep contemplation, leading to self-awareness, gratitude, and humility.

Taqwa in the Quran

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May Allah increase all of us in Taqwa.

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Practicing Taqwa: Practical Tips

Cultivating a Heart of Remembrance

In Surah Al-Baqarah (2:152), Allah says, “So remember Me; I will remember you.”so we should engage in regular supplications, remembrance of Allah’s names, and seeking His forgiveness.

Prayer and Fasting

Salah (prayer) and fasting are central acts of worship in Islam that enhance Taqwa.In Surah Al-Baqarah (2:183), Allah says, “O you who have believed, decreed upon you is fasting as it was decreed upon those before you that you may become righteous.”

Mindful Consumption

Prioritize what enters your body, as it impacts your spiritual state. In Surah Al-Baqarah (2:172), Allah instructs, “O you who have believed, eat from the good things which We have provided for you.”

Upholding Truth and Justice

In Surah Al-Hujurat (49:9), Allah commands believers to “repel [evil] by that [deed] which is better; and thereupon the one whom between you and him is enmity [will become] as though he was a devoted friend.”

Seek Knowledge

In Surah Al-Mujadila (58:11), Allah says, “Allah will raise those who have believed among you and those who were given knowledge, by degrees.”

Practice Gratitude

In Surah Ibrahim (14:7), Allah states, “And [remember] when your Lord proclaimed: ‘If you give thanks [for My favors], I will surely increase you [in favor]; but if you deny, indeed, My punishment is severe.'”

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