Ten things which awaken TAQWA

There are ten things which awaken Taqwa (Fear of Allah):


  1. Fear of punishment in the next life;


  1. Fear [of punishment] in this life;


  1. Hope of worldly reward;


  1. Hope of the reward of the next world;


  1. Fear of the reckoning;


  1. Shyness and bashfulness before the gaze of Allah, and this is the station of fearful watchfulness [muraqabah];


  1. Showing gratitude for His blessings by obeying Him;


  1. Knowledge, because of His words, “They only fear Allah, of His slaves, the ones who have knowledge”;


  1. Exalting and honouring His majesty, and it is the station of awe;
  2. Sincerity in love for Allah.

Source: Al-Kalbi, Ibn Juzayy. Kitabu-t Tashil li ‘Ulumu-t Tanzil. Trans. Abdassamad Clarke. Unpublished.


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