بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم..
In sha Allah I’m gonna quote a few verses from the Qur'an about the Muttaqun ( May Allah make us among them…Allahuma Ameen)
“Unquestionably (for) the Allies of Allah there will be no fear concerning them, nor will they grieve. Those who believed and were fearing Allah” (10:62-63)
“Then We shall save those who had Taqwa and We shall leave the Dhalimun therein (humbled) to their knees (in hell) (19:72)
"And as for him who feared standing before His Lord and restrained himself from impure evil desires/lust, verily Paradise will be his abode” (79:40-41)
“But for him who fears the standing before His Lord, there will be Two gardens (in Paradise)” (55:46)
“And warn with it (I.e Qur'an) those who fear that they will be gathered before Their Lord, when there will be neither a protector nor an intercessor for them beside Him” (6:51)
“It is only those who have knowledge among His slaves that fear Allah” (35:28)
“Verily, then Allah Loves those who are the Al Muttaqun (the God Fearing) (3:134)
HOW TO ATTAIN THE FEAR OF ALLAH…
We all want the lofty palaces in jannah and hope for the love and mercy of the most Loving and most Merciful right? Here’s a few steps to attain the fear of Allah….
1. Lowering the gaze.
2. Controlling the tongue (from backbiting, slandering, lying, carrying tales e.tc)
3. Expelling hatred, jealousy and envy from the heart.
4. Thinking well of your Muslim brother/sister.
5. Contemplating over the creation of Allah. (I.e The mountains, sky, moon, the birds, yourself e.t.c)
6. Remembering death and the grave.
7. Being wary of The hereafter and the meeting with your Lord! E.t.c
8. Recitation of the Qur'an while pondering and contemplating on the meaning.
9. Indulging yourself in istighfar.
Ghazali (rahmatullahi `alayhi) said: ~Fear rips away desires and muddens luxuries so that cherished sins become reprehensible, just as a honey lover is repelled by it when he learns that it has poison in it. This is how fear burns desires; disciplines the organs; subordinates the heart and gives it tranquility. It also enables the heart to rid itself of pride, hatred, and envy; and it leaves it absorbed in it (fear). Hence, the heart becomes preoccupied with its own worries and looks towards its best interest in the long run. It is then engaged in only matters like meditation, self-analysis and struggle. It cherishes its time and moments.~ [Ihya: 4/160]
Abdullah ibn Mubarak (rahimahullah) said about fear:
When night befalls, they endure it and see it through bowing in ruku. Fear has released their sleep, so they stand and acquire security in vigilance.
Hasan ibn Hani (rahimahullah) composed the following (it has been credited to Imam Shafi`ee (rahimahullah)):
Fear Allah and hope for every good thing from Him; Don’t follow your adamant self, lest you regret it; Remain in between hope and fear and you will rejoice with the Pardon of Allah if you submit. [Muajjamul Udaba: 17/303 credited to Imam Shafi`ee and also in the Divan of Hasan.]
The prophet (s.a.w) said, "Taqwa is here” whilst pointing to his chest. (Muslim)
May Allah make us Among the Muttaqun and unite us in Al Firdaus a3laa…Allahuma Ameen.