Indicators of Piety, Part III
This series explains the merits and consequences of piety (taqwa) as seen in the Qur’an, hadith, and the lives of the Ahlul Bayt. Piety is one of the most important concepts in the Qur’an by which people are ranked before God as it goes beyond the actions of the body, and is related to the intention behind all actions and is required to reach salvation. In Part I, the merits of piety according to the Qur’an were studied. The previous part explored the definition of piety along with the factors that contribute to its formation. This part further illustrates the qualities of the pious according to the Qur’an, that the pious are those who have faith in the unseen, establish prayer, give charity, believe in the hereafter, and have faith in what has been revealed to the Prophet as well as the previous prophets.