Characteristics of the People of Taqwa – 1

In the name of Allaah, the Most Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy.

Happiness and success in this life and the Hereafter is for the people of Taqwa. Allaah (the Exalted) mentioned the characteristics of the people of Taqwa in a number of Aayaat. He said,

{Alif, Lam, Meem.

This is the Book about which there is no doubt, a guidance for the people of Taqwa.

Those who believe in the unseen, establish prayer, and spend out of what We have provided for them.

Those who believe in what has been revealed to you, [O Muhammad], and what was revealed before you, and of the Hereafter they are certain [in faith].

Those are upon [right] guidance from their Lord, and it is those who are the successful.} [02 : 01-05]

From the above Aayaat, the characteristics of the people of Taqwa are:

  1. Their belief in the message of the Book is with certainty (yaqeen).
  2. The Qur’an is their manual of guidance.
  3. They believe in the unseen, and that it is for Allaah alone.
  4. They place importance to and establish the Prayer.
  5. They appreciate the blessings of wealth by giving some of it to charity.
  6. By giving in charity they show their concern for the poor and needy.
  7. They believe in the revelation to the Prophet (sal Allaahu alayhi wa sallam).
  8. They believe in the revelations to the previous Prophets and Messengers
  9. They believe in the Hereafter, desiring its rewards and fearing its punishments

{They are upon guidance from their Lord, and it is those who are the successful} [02 : 01-05]

O Allaah, guide us to your obedience and keep us protected from your disobedience.

Written by the one in need of Allaah,

Abul Abbaas Naveed Ayaaz
Nelson, Lancashire

He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2010. He currently resides in Nelson, Lancashire and is the Imam of Masijd Sunnah.

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