Probably the best definition for Taqwa

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.

http://www.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/EBBD727B-9B7E-4DD9-820B-7DBA6B42E1DC.htm

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