Where Is the Taqwá?
A lecture recorded on cassette from around the year 2000. An admonition from ʿAbdullāh Aḥmad (raḥimahullāh) about the virtues of taqwá.
No one is exempted from fearing Allāh
Allāh tells us to fear Him in many ayaat in the Qurʾān
Allāh only accepts deeds from those who fear Him
The meaning of al-Taqwá́ is having a barrier (wiqāyah) between you and the punishment of Allāh and staying away from that which He prohibited
In the past the people asked a man from the Salaf, “Described to us al-Taqwá, tell us what al-Taqwá means.” He said, “It is to act upon the obedience of Allāh, tabaaraka wa Taʿālá. And you hope for the mercy of Allāh, tabaaraka wa Taʿālá, upon the light the guidance of Allāh tabaaraka wa Taʿālá, and staying away from sins.”