Taqwa means being concious of Allah, being aware of Him, leaving sins due to His fear and turning towards obedience to Him due to hope from Him. Abu Huraira R.A. explained God-fearing mindfulness to man as being similar to the mindfulness of the one who walks on a thorny path, avoiding and dodging the thorns in his path. In the Qur’an, Surah Ale Imran 3:133, attaining taqwa is shown as the way to Jannah (heaven).


  1. Al-Zuhd al-Kabir 963