وقال طلق بن حبيب رحمه الله : التقوى أن تعمل بطاعة الله على نور من الله ترجو ثواب الله وأن تترك معصية الله على نور من الله تخاف عقاب الله
Talq ibn Habeeb said: “Taqwa is to act in obedience to Allah, upon a light from Allah, hoping for reward from Allah. And to avoid acts of disobedience to Allah upon a light from Allah and fearing Allah’s punishment.”
Jaami al-Uloom wal hikam.
I asked one of my teachers regarding what could be understood by the word “light”.
He explained it to either to mean: The ability to stay away from the shubahaat or to distinguish between haqq and baatil. Allah knows best.
A very nice video on the all important matter of taqwa, mashAllah.