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Abud Darda (radiyallahu ‘anhu) explains what is perfect Taqwa

Question

What is the translation of following?

وقال أبو الدرداء : تمام التقوى أن يتقي الله العبد حتى يتقيه من/في مثقال ذرة وحتى يترك بعض ما يرى أنه حلال خشية أن يكون حراما حجابا بينه وبين الحرام

 

Answer

Translation:

Sayyiduna Abud Darda (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said: “Perfect and complete Taqwa is that a person fears Allah, so much so that he fears him even in [minute/small aspects], and as a barrier between him and haram, he leaves out some of what he deems permissible out of fear that it be impermissible.”

(Hilyatul Awliya, vol. 1 pg. 212. Also see: Nu’aym ibn Hammad’s additions on Kitabuz Zuhd of Imam ‘Abdullah ibn Al Mubarak, Hadith: 79)

 

Note:

A similar narration has also been recorded as a Hadith of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam). See here.

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar