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Published on 14 Apr 2014
Description: The meaning of taqwa and an outline of some of the benefits of attaining taqwa.
Excerpt: Taqwa is an Arabic word that does not easily translate into one or two words of English. It is most often defined as God-consciousness but sometimes it will be translated as piety or fear of Allah. Taqwa is from the root letters which mean ‘to shield’. Thus Islamically taqwa takes on a distinct meaning. Being conscious of Allah, His presence and His knowledge makes a shield. According to some scholars taqwa is being conscious of Allah’s presence and His knowledge thus being motivated to perform righteous deeds and avoid those, which are forbidden. Noted Islamic scholar Ibn Rajab said the essence of taqwa was to make a shield to guard against Allah’s anger or punishment. (Read more...)