Do you fear God as you would fear a dangerous beast?

I have asked many young people while doing a survey, about the word TAQWA [Arabic word found in the Quran], nobody has been able to answer me and a few have said: FEAR of God
Now, my question is: what type of fear is that?
If you fear a wolf, you run away. This is logic. If you fear a killer, you run away
What about Allah? Do you run away from Him?
They become confused. This is the society we are bringing up and it is sad
TAQWA is a kind of consciousness that you develop while you get knowledge  of Deen. It develops God Consciousness and this kind of fear that prevents you from doing sin, is in fact a protection. It is a Spiritual Fear
This is why in the month of Ramadan, as you become aware that you need to fast, you prepare yourself spiritually. You become conscious that even though, nobody is watching you, you cannot eat and drink during a period of time. Even it is hot, and you want to drink some chilled sherbet, you will not do so, because you are God Conscious [you have developed taqwa].

“O ye who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, that ye may achieve Taqwa.” Qur’an Al Baqara 2:183.

Taqwa is also one of the main objectives of the revelation of the Qur’an. Allah subhanahu wa ta’aala says:

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Of course, by protecting yourself from the warnings and punishment of Allah, you obtain this unique understanding of Taqwa.
This is the main objective of fasting during the month of Ramadan. Allah has commanded people young and old to fast, in order to train them for taqwa.
So, the whole month of Ramadan [during 29 to 30 days], people are training their brain in accepting the fact that they have to fast privately and publicly, refusing to eat, drink and having sexual relationship with their wives during a period of time [while all these are normally legal actions] but during the month of ramadan, for several hours, those things are considered HARAM TO THEM
“O ye who believe! if ye fear Allah, He will grant you a Criterion (to judge between right and wrong)…” Al Anfaal 8:29.
This fear is developed with knowledge, understanding and striving in the path of truth. When you realize that your disobedience will have direct consequences on you [punishment], you develop fear and this fear takes you to negate sins. you want to stay away from sins, not from Allah!!! you become aware, conscious, you want to protect yourself and you are fearful of the consequences of your acts of disobedience.
I appeal to you to read this message with understanding by giving it a deep thought
Sister Ammaara Uddeen
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Ramadan : i will miss you….

O Allah, i have been waiting for Ramadan for such a long time, making plans and hoping that everything will be so perfect….

I have planned so many good actions in order to please You only….

But reality is not the same….

so many trials and added to this, our own weaknesses….

But what i  am wishing is that the last days of Ramadan, i will witness the night of Qadr…

O the Most Powerful, O the Magnificent, change our destiny for the better and remove all our sufferings, pains and allow us to glorify You as You like it most.

Oh the most Generous, turn the hearts of all muslims and myself towards Your pleasure,

Turn their hearts towards wisdom, awareness and love for You alone….

Keep us away from passion, vain desires that the accursed Shaytan instills within us….as he  makes us forgetful of our duties towards You

O Allah, accept this Ramadan from us and make it a shield against the attacks of our bitterest enemy: shaytan

Elevate us through our actions and effort done sincerely to gain Your Divine Love

Forgive us any weaknesses, any bad habits, any passion….for this ephemeral world and the tricky idea of loving somebody else secretly  and desiring his love…

Show us the straight path and make it easy for us….

Let our mind focus on it day and night so that we never lose our objectives….never!!!

O Ramadan, we have witnessed you…you are leaving….we are all hoping of  reaping what we have sowed…

Shall we witness you again next year?

Sister Ammaara

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