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Taqwa - Should We Love God or Fear Him?

Taqwa - Should We Love God or Fear Him?

God-consciousness is the core of taqwa because God-consciousness is acknowledging, feeling, and realizing God’s presence at all times, and knowing that He is looking after you and knows what you are doing and even what your soul whispers to you.

Meaning Taqwa

What is "Taqwa" and How Can I Develop It?

Short Answer: Taqwa essentially means “awareness of God” or “piety,” but has sometimes been translated as “fear of God,” though not with the usual meaning of “fear.” In order to develop taqwa, one should remember Allah often, learn more about Him, repent often, fast often, remember death often, and work to increase your good deeds while decreasing your …

Do You Have Taqwa? Take the Test!

Do You Have Taqwa? Take the Test!

The amazing thing about taqwa and this kind of selfish protection, living an examined and God conscious life, is that part of being selfish is being selfless. Because if we truly understood our own existence, we would also understand that we are inseparably linked to every human…

Feel Connected

I Do Not Feel Connected with God: What Am I Doing Wrong?

Short Answer: Prayer is the most important aspect of your life as a Muslim. If you are regularly missing prayers, there’s something wrong with your imaan. First, try to remedy what’s wrong by learning as much as possible about Islam. Cut out all major sins from your life as much as possible. Also, be sure your source of …


Is God Interested In Each Individual's Choices & Destiny?

Short Answer: Yes, God says he is interested in each of us. The Qur’an says that God is closer to a person than his or her jugular vein.  Just as the jugular vein takes blood from the brain to the heart, it also takes knowledge of God from the brain to the spiritual heart. Science justifies this belief, …

Taqwa Reward

What Is Taqwa and What Is Its Reward?

Salam Dear Reader, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. Allah (SWT) says in the Noble Quran (as translated into English): {O you who have believed, decreed upon you is fasting as it was decreed upon those before you that you may [gain taqwa]} (Quran 2:183) So, what is taqwa? The …

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