Taqwa.pdf - Taqwa Its Definition and its Benefits The summation of taqwa is avoiding prohibitions and fulfilling injunctions both inwardly and outwardly

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Taqwa : Its Definition and its Benefits The summation of taqwa is avoiding prohibitions and fulfilling injunctions both inwardly and outwardly. By that it is achieved. The great Imam al-Jurjani in his book of definitions defines it accordingly: Linguistically it means ward off. In other words, it is to take precaution. According to the scholars of Tazkiya it is to protect oneself from the punishment of Allah by obedience to Him. It is to guard the self from Allah's punishment due to either omission of a right action or commission of a wrong action. What is intended in one's obedience is sincerity.” Thus its aspects are four in number, and these for the wayfarer are the
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Unformatted text preview: pathways of benefit. 1. Fulfilling obligations outwardly 2. Fulfilling obligations inwardly 3. Avoiding prohibitions outwardly 4. Avoiding prohibitions inwardly Thus, the wayfarer on the path to purification and success is someone committed to struggling with the four matters, which involve eight things: the heart and the seven inroads to the heart possessed by the vast majority of humanity: 1. Tongue 2. Eyes 3. Ears 4. Stomach 5. Genitals 6. Hands 7. Feet A human being is responsible for all of them, and if he or she is vigilant about them and struggles to guard them then he or she is on a path to achieving taqwa....
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