Ramadan is the best time to attain Taqwa
What is Taqwa?
Taqwa is an Arabic word. Its lexical meaning is the refrain, abstinence, etc. In the terminology of Islamic Shariah, Taqwa is to abstain from all evil deeds out of fear of Allah alone. A person who has Taqwa in him is called a ‘Muktaki’. Taqwa is one of the great virtues of pious people. He who has Taqwa in him does not do any evil deeds in the greed of worldly life. He always keeps himself engaged in the work of welfare.
Relationship between Ramadan and Taqwa
The main purpose of every Ramadan fast is not only to avoid eating but also to have a deeper philosophy behind it.
“O Believers, the Fast has been made obligatory on you just as it was prescribed for the followers of the Prophets before you. It is expected that this will produce piety (Taqwa) in you.” (2: 183)
From this verse, we can know the relationship between fasting and Taqwa. If we analyze the literal meaning of fasting, then we can understand that fasting means suppressing one’s inner desires. Taqwa can be achieved from this mentality.
Taqwa also means to suppress oneself, to put it bluntly, to suppress oneself from those deeds which are displeasing to Allah.
The main way to attain Taqwa is to abstain from the evil desires that are created by the impure self-sufficiency in oneself.
Ramadan and Taqwa
Ramadan teaches us hands-on ways to control ourselves. We become worthy of attaining Taqwa by giving up possible things in our lives.
Man can suppress himself from the power that is created by giving up this, abstaining from Haram.
All this can be learned from the holy month of Ramadan. This teaching of Ramadan is not only religious but also equally useful in daily life.
Self-control is the only way to achieve success in every aspect of our lives. The life that can be found without losing oneself in the cycle of accepting the necessary things and avoiding everything else is the life of true happiness.
During the holy month of Ramadan, all fasting people claim to be pious.
Allah has given us all the ways to become true Muslims. It contains everything from the Quran to regular prayers.