Thursday, September 7, 2017

What is Taqwā (piety)?

What is Taqwā

‘Umar b. ‘Abd al-‘Azīz (d.101H):

“Taqwā (piety) is not to fast during the day and pray during the night whilst (at the same time) mixing it with that which is forbidden. Rather, taqwā is to avoid that which Allah – the Exalted – has prohibited and to act in accordance to that which He has obligated. Whoever is granted an increase on those two things has been granted goodness added to his goodness (that he already has).”

[Ad-Dur al-Manthūr (v. 1 pp. 62-63)]

Translated by Abū Ruqayyah ‘Abd us-Samad حفظه الله

Source:, 11/10/15, 12:59 AM