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The way to attain the fear of God in Ramadan

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Published April 18, 2021
The way to attain the fear of God in Ramadan

News Desk: Fasting in the month of Ramadan is one of the means to attain taqwa or fear of Allah. The Holy Qur’an says, ‘O you who believe! Fasting is prescribed for you, as it was prescribed for those before you, that you may become righteous. ‘(Surat al-Baqara, 183)

The above verse proves that one of the main purposes of fasting in the month of Ramadan is to attain the fear of Allah. So the fasting person should try to attain the fear of Allah.

Fear of God is the root of all things:

Rasulullah (Sa.) Abu Jarr (Ra.) He advised him to fear Allah. He said, ‘I advise you to fear Allah. Because it is the root of everything. ‘(Musnad Hakim and Sunan Ibn Hibban)

Characteristic of God-fearing people:

Ali ibn Abi Talib (Ra) identified the pious and God-fearing people and said, ‘They are dignified people. They tell the truth, adopt a moderate way of life, walk with humility, avoid haraam vision, and be interested in acquiring useful knowledge. They are not satisfied with a little period and do not think much of a period. They feel guilty and care about Amal. Their sign is that they are steadfast in religion, firm in faith, interested in knowledge, aware of their surroundings, moderate in abundance, humble in worship, patient in poverty and danger, halal seeker, enlightened in the right path, far from greed, engaged in virtuous deeds in all circumstances. His evening is in gratitude and his morning is in gratitude to Allah. His words and deeds are similar. ‘(Biharul Anwar, page 315)

The way to attain the fear of God:

The Qur’an and Hadith describe some of the characteristics of a God-fearing person, which can make a person God-fearing.

1. Caution: The God-fearing person also avoids doubtful legitimate matters. Rasulullah (Sa.) Said, ‘A person cannot rise to the level of God-fearing until he gives up legitimate harm for fear of getting involved in harmful deeds.’ (Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 2451)

2. Forgiving others: Forgiveness and generosity are a means of attaining the fear of God. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): “And forgiveness is nearer to piety.” (Surat al-Baqara, 237)

3. Doing justice: Doing justice to people is a characteristic of pious people. Irshad has said, ‘Do justice, it is closer to taqwa.’ (Surah: Maida, verse: 8).

4. Following the truth: Accepting the truth and following it is the means of attaining taqwa. Irshad said, “Those who bring the truth and those who accept the truth as the truth are God-fearing.” (Surah: Jumu’ah, verse: 33)

5. Praying: Taqwa is a special grace of Allah. So it is necessary to pray to God Almighty to achieve it. The Holy Qur’an says, ‘And those who pray, O our Lord! Give us wives and children who will be pleasing to us and follow us for the pious. ‘ (Surah: Furqan, verse: 74)

6. Taking God-fearing company: The company and companionship of God-fearing people helps people to be God-fearing. The Holy Qur’an says, ‘O you who believe! Be careful of (your duty to) Allah and be with the truthful ones. ‘ (Surah: Tawba, verse: 119)

The reward of taqwa

There are many rewards for taqwa or fear of Allah in the Qur’an and Hadith. Here are some of them:

1. Gaining the love of Allah: It has been said in the Holy Qur’an, “Surely Allah loves the pious.”
(Surah: Ale Imran, verse: 76)

2. Allah’s help: Allah says, “Surely those who fear Allah and those who are righteous, Allah is with them.”
(Surah: Nahl, verse: 128)

3. Gaining respect: Irshad said, ‘Surely those of you who are more God-fearing are more respected by God. Surely Allah is Knowing, Aware.
(Surah: Hujurat, verse: 13)

4. Freedom from Hell: Allah says, “Then I will save the God-fearing and leave the wrongdoers there on their knees.”
(Surah: Maryam, verse: 72)

5. Ease in worldly life: Irshad has said, ‘Whoever fears Allah, Allah will guide him and give him sustenance from his unimaginable source. God is sufficient for him who puts his trust in Him. ‘
(Surah: Talaq, verses: 2-3)

6. Forgiveness of sins: It has been said, “Whoever fears Allah, Allah will forgive his sins and give him a great reward.”
(Surah: Talaq, verse: 5)

7. Protection from the enemy: Allah says, ‘If you are patient and fear Allah. Their conspiracy will do you no harm. ‘
(Surah: Ale Imran, verse: 120)

8. Congratulations to the angels: Irshad said, ‘Those who feared their Lord will be taken to Paradise in groups. When they come to Paradise and its gates are opened and the keepers of Paradise say to them, ‘Peace be upon you, be happy and enter Paradise for ever.’
(Surah: Jumu’ah, verse: 73)

May Allah grant everyone the tawfiq to achieve His fear. Amen.

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