Filed under: Taqwaa
What is Taqwaa? Allaamah Sayyid Mahmood Aaloosi Baghdaadi Rahamatullahi alayh, quoting a couplet, defines Taqwaa very beautifully:
Abstain from all sins, minor and major, that is Taqwaa
Never undermine a minor sin, because the mountains are made up of small pebbles.
Abstaining from all sins – major and minor – is Taqwaa. And one who adopts Taqwaa will become the Friend of Allah. Today, when we begin to commit a sin, we say to ourselves, ‘is this a major sin or a minor one? If it is a major sin, I should abstain from it and if it is a minor sin, then it doesn’t really matter.’ Our elders and pious predecessors have said that every sin whether minor or major is a sin in the Eyes of Allah. Why? Because it is disobedience to the Creator:
disobeying the Creator Who has given us eyes;
disobeying the Creator Who has given us a tongue;
disobeying the Creator Who has given us ears;
disobeying the Creator Who has given us life;
disobeying the Creator Who has given us health and wealth;
disobeying the Creator Who has given us wife and children;
disobeying the Creator Who has honoured us with Imaan;
disobeying the Creator Who has created us in the Ummah of the sovereign of both worlds, Muhammad-ur-Rasoolullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
one who has love for Allah Ta’aalaa,
one who intends to become a Friend of Allah cannot commit sins – major or minor, because it is disobedience to Allah.
Abstaining from all sins, both major and minor, is Taqwaa. And, never undermine the minor sin. Do not think that if I commit this sin it does not really matter; it is only a minor sin. Why? Because the mountain that you see in front of you has been made up of small pebbles. If the small pebbles can make up a mountain, then the minor and small sins will lead a person to commit major sins.