The Reality of Taqwa

العلم النافع

The noble shaykh Ahmad ibn Idris (may Allah be pleased with him) said:

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Taqwa is to make Allah, most high, a protection between yourself and everything other than Himself. It is not as has been said, to make something a protection for you between yourself and between Himself, for that would be a veil between you and Him. Taqwa is therefore a very high rank. Allah most high said:

{O People, worship Allah who created you and those who came before you, so that perhaps you might achieve taqwa}  (2:21)

He – most high and transcendent – wanted to pull us to worship Him, and so reminded us of His blessings upon us, to drive us to Him. At other times, He would drive us toward Him by mentioning what He has prepared for us in Paradise, and at other times He drives us toward Him through warnings and…

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