Message of Thaqalayn

A Quarterly Journal of Islamic Studies

Indicators of Piety, Part IV

Indicators of Piety focuses on the advantages of piety (taqwa) in the Qur’an, hadith, and the lives of the Ahlul Bayt. Piety – one of the most important qualities a person can have – is how people are ranked before God as it is related to the intention behind all actions and is required to reach salvation. Part I and II delved into the merits of piety in the Qur’an and explored the definition of piety along with the factors that contribute to its formation. Part III illustrated the qualities of the pious as 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. This part further defines the faithful as those who will achieve true success and offers an illustration of who the faithful are, and what they will achieve in this world and the next.


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