Taqwa in Ramadan-Hadiths and Quran

by | Jul 4, 2015

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Fasting Ramadan, the perception of Taqwa in Ramadan, and the disclosure of the Qur’an in Ramadan all together shape an intelligible relationship. They all happen to be in Ramadan. The three frames are a triangle of temperance, and thus the goal to get one can’t occur splendidly without the other two.

Fasting in Ramadan

Ramadan can’t be effective without fasting, and fasting can’t be perfect without presenting the Qur’an. So having fear of Allah Almighty is additionally challenging to land at on the off chance that we are to situated the Qur’an or fasting aside. So it’s an intense relationship.

The Quran prescribes fasting for believers in these words:

يَٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوا۟ كُتِبَ عَلَيْكُمُ ٱلصِّيَامُ كَمَا كُتِبَ عَلَى ٱلَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُونَ

“O you who believe, the fasts have been enjoined upon you as they were those before you so that you may have taqwa.” 

(2:183).

What is the Importance of Taqwa in Ramadan?

Taqwa in Ramadan is a measure of a man’s authentic worth. An enslaved person with a more elevated amount of fear of Allah is superior to the expert. A poor person with a more prominent awareness of Allah is more respectable than a ruler. Allah judges a man’s honour and regards as indicated by the level of his Taqwa in Ramadan.

Prophet(SAW) lets us know that a few weak, powerless individuals have no position in the public arena. However, on the off chance that they take the promise by Allah, Allah will satisfy it due to their virtue and quality of devotion. In seeing Allah, the decent is not with riches and position but with fear of Allah. The fairest is the one with the most Taqwa. 

True Faith in Allah and His Prophets

Faith in Allah, His Prophets, and His Books will spare a man from everlasting judgment. However, simple conviction less fear won’t be sufficient to limit him from the discipline in the great beyond, except for the one on whom Allah shows leniency. Therefore, a faithful Muslim endeavours to create Taqwa in Ramadan.

وَيُنَجِّى ٱللَّهُ ٱلَّذِينَ ٱتَّقَوْا۟ بِمَفَازَتِهِمْ لَا يَمَسُّهُمُ ٱلسُّوٓءُ وَلَا هُمْ يَحْزَنُونَ

“Allah will convey the individuals who had taqwa to their place of salvation: no abhorrence should touch them, nor might they lament.” 

(39:61).

وَسَارِعُوٓا۟ إِلَىٰ مَغْفِرَةٍ مِّن رَّبِّكُمْ وَجَنَّةٍ عَرْضُهَا ٱلسَّمَٰوَٰتُ وَٱلْأَرْضُ أُعِدَّتْ لِلْمُتَّقِينَ

And hurry to forgiveness from your Lord and a garden [i.e., Paradise] as vast as the heavens and earth, prepared for the righteous.

(3:133)

When the Messenger of Allah located the place of Taqwa, he pointed to his heart and said:

“Taqwa is over here” -thrice.

As in the hadith of Abu Hurayrah reported in Muslim. He(SAW) further clarified in a Hadith from Al-Numan bin Basheer:

“Indeed, there is a piece of flesh in the body which if it is sound, then the whole body is sound, and if it is corrupt, then the whole body is corrupt. Indeed it is the heart.” 

(Bukhari and Muslim).

Taqwa in Ramadan is a level of earnestness one can’t guarantee effectively. The simple vicinity of Ramadan can’t just get it; there is a ton from each person with a specific end goal to get to that degree. By the by, Ramadan, in any event, gives and encourages a gigantic chance to land at such a level if we watch the guidelines of Ramadan honourably.

The virtues and benefits of having Taqwa

Having fear of Allah  is one of the most natural attributes a Muslim can have. 

Allah says:

 إِنَّ أَكْرَمَكُمْ عِندَ ٱللَّهِ أَتْقَىٰكُمْ ۚ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ عَلِيمٌ خَبِيرٌ

“Verily, the most honourable of you with Allah is that (believer) who has At-Taqwa. Verily, Allah is All-Knowing, All-Aware.” Quran 49:13. 

1. To whom Allah Loves 

فَإِنَّ ٱللَّهَ يُحِبُّ ٱلْمُتَّقِينَ

“Indeed, Allah loves the Muttaqeen.” 

Quran 3:76

Through these verses, we understand that the believers most praised by Allah are those that have Taqwa.

2. Allah’s Satisfaction

If we want to please Allah and earn Allah’s satisfaction, we should seek to have Taqwa.

Abu Sa’id Al Khudri narrated that the Messenger of Allah ﷺ was asked, 

“Which of the people are most virtuous?” He said, “A man who takes part in Jihad in Allah’s cause.” They said, “Then whom?” He said, “Then a believer who stays in one of the mountains paths out of Taqwa for his Lord, leaving the people secure from his evil.” Al Tirmidhi.

3. Taqwa leads to guidance from Allah.

ذَٰلِكَ ٱلْكِتَٰبُ لَا رَيْبَ ۛ فِيهِ ۛ هُدًى لِّلْمُتَّقِينَ

“This is the Book about which there is no doubt, a guidance for the Muttaqeen”

Quran 2:2

4. Distinguish between truth and False

Taqwa endows us with the ability to distinguish between truth and falsehood,

يَٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوٓا۟ إِن تَتَّقُوا۟ ٱللَّهَ يَجْعَل لَّكُمْ فُرْقَانًا وَيُكَفِّرْ عَنكُمْ سَيِّـَٔاتِكُمْ وَيَغْفِرْ لَكُمْ ۗ وَٱللَّهُ ذُو ٱلْفَضْلِ ٱلْعَظِيمِ

“O you who have believed, if you have Taqwa of Allah, He will grant you a criterion, remove your misdeeds, and forgive you. And Allah is the possessor of the great bounty. ” Quran 8:29

5. How Taqwa helps Ease Difficulties, 

When encountering difficulties, those who have fear of Allah  will be blessed with a way out by Allah and will be blessed the ease in their affairs,

وَمَن يَتَّقِ ٱللَّهَ يَجْعَل لَّهُۥ مَخْرَجًا وَيَرْزُقْهُ مِنْ حَيْثُ لَا يَحْتَسِبُ

“And whoever has Taqwa of Allah will make a way out and provide for him from where he does not expect.” Quran 65:2-3 

 وَمَن يَتَّقِ ٱللَّهَ يَجْعَل لَّهُۥ مِنْ أَمْرِهِۦ يُسْرًا

“And whoever has Taqwa of Allah will make his matter easy for him.” Quran 65:4

6. Refrain from sins 

Fearing Allah Almighty helps you get rid of major and minor sins from your life. 

Abu Hurairah رضي الله عنه narrated that I have heard the Messenger of Allah ﷺ say:

What I have forbidden you, stay away from. What I have ordered you to do is do as much of it as possible. Verily, destroy the people before you only because of their excessive questioning and disagreement with their prophets.- BUKHARI

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