Piety helps get your sins forgiven

Piety helps get your sins forgiven
Piety is a virtue that combines all kinds of righteousness and goodness.

By piety, man can distinguish between truth and falsehood, good and evil and the harmful and the beneficial.



By Khwaja Mohammed Zubair

Published: Thu 15 Jun 2017, 8:58 PM

Last updated: Thu 15 Jun 2017, 11:03 PM

Piety in Islam is one of the most important Islamic ethics, which normally refers to as Taqwa meaning 'to safeguard' or 'to abstain'. In the Islamic terminology it is defined as the action of restraining oneself from disobeying the commands of Allah.
Meanwhile, every act of abstaining from sinning is not called as piety but the power of self-restraint and self-control responsible behind this abstaining is called piety.
In the Islamic school of thought, piety has been assigned the most important position and the pious believers are regarded as the most distinguished and respectable persons in an Islamic Society. The phrase piety in the Quranic verses and narrations has been repeated quite frequently. The Holy Quran considers piety as the sole criteria for appraising the value and worth of individuals.
Piety is a virtue that combines all kinds of righteousness and goodness. 
"And take a provision (with you) for the journey, but the best provision is Taqwa (piety, righteousness). So fear Me, O men of understanding!" ( Holy Quran 2:197)
By piety, man can distinguish between truth and falsehood, good and evil and the harmful and the beneficial. It helps get our sins forgiven, as Allah Almighty has said: "O you who believe! If you obey and fear Allah, He will grant you Furqan (a criterion to judge between right and wrong), or and will expiate for you your sins, and forgive you; and Allah is the owner of the Great Bounty.
The pious are kept safe by their righteousness from the blindness of the heart; by the light of piety they become successful in their deeds in this worldly life and in the Hereafter. They (those who are pious) are the best people: For Allah, precedence or superiority is neither by prestige, sovereignty nor wealth.
Piety can be achieved by anyone whenever he or she abandons lustrous desires and hastens to perform acts of obedience, as shown in the words of Allah Almighty: "That (believer) who has Taqwa not that of the best ancestries and lineages amongst you, not the richest, not the most prestigious nor the most powerful, nay: it is but just the most pious among you."
 


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