Friday, June 12, 2009

Quranic Definition of Taqwa

Allah (swt) has defined Taqwa in The Glorious Qur'an in a very clear cut manner.
According to Verse no. 177 of Surah Al-Baqarah, Taqwa is:

1. To believe in Allah and the Last Day, and the Angels, and the Book, and the Messengers.
2. To spend of your substance, out of love for Him, for your kin, for orphans, for the needy, for the wayfarer, for those who ask, and for the ransom of slaves
3. To be steadfast in prayer, and practice regular charity
4. To fulfil the contracts which ye have made
5. To firm and patient, in pain (or suffering) and adversity, and throughout all periods of conflicts.

Put yourselves on this scale and measure your level of Taqwa

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Seeking Forgiveness From Allah

"Say: O Ibadi (My slaves) who have transgressed against themselves (by committing evil deeds and sins)! Despair not of the Mercy of Allah, verily Allah forgives all sins. Truly, He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful" (Quran 39:53)

"And those who cry not unto any other god along with Allah, nor take the life which Allah hath forbidden save in (course of) justice, nor commit adultery - and whoso doeth this shall pay the penalty; (68) The doom will be doubled for him on the Day of Resurrection, and he will abide therein disdained for ever; (69) Save him who repenteth and believeth and doth righteous work; as for such, Allah will change their evil deeds to good deeds. Allah is ever Forgiving, Merciful. (70) [Quran 25:68-70]

Allahuma innaka 'afuwwun karimun tuhibbul 'afwa fa ‘afu anni
(O Allah! You are the Most Forgiving and Most Gracious! You love to forgive, so forgive my errors and sins)