What is the real fear? | ما هي الخشية الحقيقيّة ؟

إِنَّمَا ذَٲلِكُمُ ٱلشَّيۡطَـٰنُ يُخَوِّفُ أَوۡلِيَآءَهُ ۥ فَلَا تَخَافُوهُمۡ وَخَافُونِ

 إِن كُنتُم مُّؤۡمِنِينَ

It is only Shaitân (Satan) that suggests to you the fear of his Auliyâ’ [supporters and friends (polytheists, disbelievers in the Oneness of Allâh and in His Messenger, Muhammad SAW)], so fear them not, but fear Me, if you are (true) believers

[Surah Al Imran (3) : 175]

What is the real fear? | ما هي الخشية الحقيقيّة ؟
By Sheikh Muhammad Hassan (click link below to view)

Some sayings of the early scholars & selaf regarding Taqwa, conciousness and fear of Allah swt:

Abu Qasim (rahimahullah) said that whoever fears something runs away from it, and whoever fears Allaah runs to Him. (Ihya Ulum 4/153)

Abu Hafs (rahimahullah) said Khawf is the whip of Allaah that disciplines those who desert Him. Khawf is a lamp in the fear: a person can see by its light what is good and what is evil. Everybody who fears creation runs away from it. Those who fear Allaah run to Him. (Madirij Salikin 1/550 and Qushariyah epistles)

Sufyan ath-Thawri (rahimahullah) said, “They have been called, ‘The Fearing’, because they fear what is not usually feared.”

Umar ibn Abdul-Aziz (rahimahullah) says, “Taqwaa is not fasting by day and standing for prayers at night. Rather it is to refrain from what Allaah has prohibited and act upon what He has mandated. Whoever is granted anything beyond (this level of obedience), he has been given goodness upon goodness”

Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu anhu) was asked about taqwa so he asked the questioner whether he had trodden a thorn-infested path. The man said he had. Abu Hurayrah asked how he walked on it. The man said: ‘When I saw a thorn, I took evasive action, lest I was pricked by it.’ Abu Hurayrah answered him by saying: ‘That is exactly what taqwa means (to take evasive action on seeing sin).’

Ibn Rajab (rahimahullah) says, “The essence of taqwaa is to make a shield (which guards) against Allaah’s anger and punishment. That shield is to obey His commands and abstain from His prohibitions. Perfect taqwaa requires that one performs all voluntary and recommended acts as well as refraining from all reprehensible and dubious acts. This is the ultimate form of taqwa.” (Jamiul Ulum wal Hikam 190/191)



Filed under Ibada, Quotes, The Salaf

3 responses to “What is the real fear? | ما هي الخشية الحقيقيّة ؟

  1. jazakALLAH… but the video or audio (flash) aint workin for me

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