Taqwa as Explained by Shaykh Muhammad ibn Hadi Al-Madkhali

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تعريف التقوى لفضيلة الشيخ محمد بن هادي المدخلي -حفظه الله-

التقوى

تقوى الله جل وعلا إذا حلت في القلب وصل القلب بصاحبه إلى الله تبارك وتعالى.

فالتقوى: أن تعمل بنور من الله ترجو ثواب الله سبحانه وتعالى وتخشى عقابه، وهذا معلوم لكل من نوَّر الله بصره وبصيرته بنور العلم والإيمان.

ومثال التقوى قد أجاب عنها بعض السلف بقوله: “أرأيت إن حفيت بأرض قد كُسر بها زجاج ما أنت صانع؟ فقال المسئول: أشمر وأتقي” يشمر ثيابه ويتقي فلا يضع رجله أو رجليه إلا في موضع السلام من هذا الزجاج المكسور حتى لا يقطع أقدامه وربما احتاج إلى أن يمشي على أطراف قدميه في مثل هذه الصور.

قال: فكذلك التقوى، فالتقوى أن تعمل بنور من الله ترجو ثواب الله – سبحانه وتعالى- وتخشى عقابه، وهذا معلوم لكل من نوَّر الله بصره وبصيرته بنور العلم والإيمان.

http://ar.miraath.net/fawaid/6915 :المصدر

Translation

Al-Taqwá

When taqwá of Allāh the Majestic and High becomes established in the heart, the heart will convey its owner to Allāh the Great and All-High.

So taqwá is that you do deeds with [the aid of] a light from Allāh while you seek Allāh’s reward—far removed is He from any imperfection and All‑High—and you fear His punishment; and this is known to everyone whose sight and insight Allāh has enlightened with the light of knowledge and īmān (belief and all that it entails on the heart, tongue and limbs).

And the what taqwá is like [is something] one of the Salaf answered by saying: “Do you see that if you were surrounded on all sides by ground upon which glass had broken—what is it you would do?”

The one asked then said, “I’d roll up and take great care.” He would roll up his clothes and take great care not to place his foot or feet except somewhere safe from this broken glass so that he not cut his feet, and it may be that he would need to walk on the tips of his toes in a case like this.

[The scholar] said: Then that is what taqwá is like; sotaqwá is that you do deeds with [the aid of] a light from Allāh seeing His reward—far removed is He from any imperfection and All‑High—and you fear His punishment; and this is known to everyone whose sight and insight Allāh has enlightened with the light of knowledge and īmān (belief and all that it entails on the heart, tongue and limbs).

 

Translated by Mikail ibn Mahboob Ariff

Arabic Article Source: http://ar.miraath.net/fawaid/6915

English Article  Source: http://www.miraathpublications.net/taqwa-as-explained-by-shaykh-muhammad-ibn-hadi-al-madkhali/

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