So tell me: What is Taqwa?
Taqwa is not our manners…
Taqwa is not about looking islamic…
Taqwa is not about sporting a beard / wearing a Hijab… Taqwa is not appearance
Taqwa is when you miss a single prayer, you feel uneasy the whole day… Taqwa is when you speak a lie , your instinct feels bad.. Taqwa is the guilt that follows when u hurt someone knowingly or unknowingly,
Taqwa is the shame and regret that follows a sin you did knowing fully well about it’s stand in the sight of Allah,
Taqwa is when you cannot sleep the whole night after disobeying or disrespecting your parents.. Taqwa is to cry in the depths of night fearing none but the one above the Arsh.
Taqwa is the fear that refrains us from sinning even when we are alone and nobody is looking… Taqwa is the guts and the will to please Allah, even when the whole world is hell bent on displeasing Him… Taqwa is to wear that beard and Hijab for the sole reason of pleasing Our Rabb and to keep it as per sunnah…. Taqwa is to stay happy and smiling even after knowing this world is a prison for believers… Taqwa is the good manners and character that loving and fearing Allah brings in us… Taqwa is the struggle to better yourself according to Islam with each passing day… Taqwa is not only about rising in deen, it is more about falling but rising up again and never letting go… Taqwa IS ALL ABOUT WHAT LIES IN THE HEART.
And if YOUR heart is filled with proper Taqwa, then actions automatically follow… And the sweetness of these actions are so much better.. Subhan’Allah