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Friday, March 26, 2010

At-Taqwa Ha Huna

When Rasulullah PBUH was asked about the meaning of Taqwa,
He said:
"At-taqwa ha huna.."

(Taqwa is here)

And in saying so, he pointed to his chest 3 times.

Umar ibn Khattab (R.A) once asked Ibn Ka’ab (R.A) the definition of taqwa. In reply Ibn Ka’ab asked, “Have you ever had to traverse a thorny path?” Umar replied in the affirmative and Ka’ab continued, “How do you do so?”
Umar said that he would carefully walk through after first having collected all loose and flowing clothing in his hands so nothing gets caught in the thorns hence injuring him. Ka’ab said, “This is the definition of taqwa, to protect oneself from sin through life’s dangerous journey so that one can successfully complete the journey unscathed by sin.”

“It is not taqwa that you turn your faces toward East or West, but it is taqwa to believe in Allah and the Last Day, and the Angels, and the Book and the Messengers, to spend of your substance out of love for Him, for your kin, for orphans, for the needy, for the wayfarer, for those who ask, and for the ransom of slaves; to be steadfast in prayer and practice regular charity; to fulfill the contracts you have made; to be firm and patient, in pain and adversity. Those are the truthful and those are the muttaqun.” [Qur’an 2:177]

Subhanallah, how generous of our beloved prophet, reminding us that no matter what we do, in every aspect of our 'amal we must return back to our heart. It is not the point of knowing that others see us as a muttaqee, but it matters if our heart knows that we are doing it for the sake of taqwa..
Alhamdulillah, my fellow brothers and sisters..that is the basis of taqwa.

When you feel that tingling shake of your heart in prayers, thats TAQWA.

When tears drop, knowing youve done many sins, thats TAQWA.

When you smile alone,eventhough life's too hard, thats TAQWA.

When you look into your heart everytime and see that Allah is there, thats TAQWA

AT-TAQWA HA HUNA

2 comments:

  1. praying to get the sweetness in ibadah...
    istiqmh in your ibdah.... not easy to be muqarrobin, but it doesnt mean you cant try to get close to Allah.....

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  2. Erm... That ayah from suratul baqarah, isn't it about iman??

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