Three Steps towards Taqwa

20 08 2011
  1. Knowledge: The first step towards achieving Taqwa is to learn. You must know your Lord, His names and attributes. Read Tafsir and books written by knowledgeable scholars. This is a continuous process and you must continue to strive hard until you die.
  2. Reflection: One must reflect upon his life, actions and surroundings every day. Think deeply and evaluate yourself every day.
  3. Action: This is the last step but the most important of all. You must work hard to convert your knowledge into actions. Your knowledge is of no use unless you are turning them into ACTIONS and making  physical efforts.

Dua

Dua is the basis of the three steps mentioned above. It is what recharges your tired/dead soul. Dua brings mercy and guidance-without them no one can gain knowledge or make any effort to do anything. All power belongs to Allah alone. He is the One who guides you and gives you the strength needed to make any effort.

Things to keep in mind.

  1. Wasting time is worse than death
  2. Don’t be complacent.
  3. Be careful about permissible things and avoid them when necessary.
  4. If you are bored or tired, then don’t look for halal entertainment- Reflect instead. Reflecting doesn’t need any physical energy
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