Posts Tagged ‘taqwa’

The Arqam Effect: From Reading the Qur’an to Action

Those familiar with the biography of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ (peace be upon him)  are versant with the story of a young man named Arqam. Arqam played an instrumental role in the unfolding of the history of the Arabian Peninsula. Despite his key role in history, he is noted in the books of Prophetic biography to […]

Why Are They Leaving Islam?

By Matthew Longacre Whether it is in the masjid, on the street, or online, these incidents are too numerous to count. If you haven’t heard these stories, then you haven’t been listening. Every day, time and time again, a troubled Muslim reaches out and communicates to someone, in one way or another, that they are […]

To Become Allah’s Wali

How to Achieve Tranquility of the Heart Series: Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV | Part V | Part VI | Part VII| Part VIII | Part IX | Part X | Part XI | Part XII | Part XIII | Part XIV | Part XV | Part XVI | Part XVII | Part XVIII | Part XIX | Part XX Today we will move on […]

The Reality of Taqwa, its Scope and 10 of its Causes

An Abridgment of Muhammad bin Ahmad al-Mayara’s Writings Its Definition Taqwa means to abandon religious prohibitions and observe religious injunctions. It is defined by Shari’ah as, “A person’s protection from what will harm him in the Hereafter.” Its Scope Abandoning the prohibitions and observing the injunctions implies an inner and outer reality. Thus, its application […]

Constants on the Path: 5 levels of Taqwa and 4 Ways to Acquire it!

Being mindful of one’s relationship with God is an individual obligation whose foundation is knowledge, and whose life is practice according to Islam. Allah call’s the believers, ordering them to be cautious: “Oh you who believe, be cautious of Allah.” 5 Stations of Taqwa (God-consciousness) Ibn Juzay al-Maliki a great classical scholar, wrote, “The degrees […]