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Definition of piety in the Quran Learn Quran online

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Number of Quranic verses about piety of the heart Quran Learn Quran online

As a result of the importance of piety in the Islamic religion and Quran

As the first pillar upon which Islamic Sharia and its provisions are established in Quran

The word “taqwa” is one of the most frequently mentioned words in the Holy Quran

Where the number of verses of piety in the Quran is about  

155 Quranic verses

While the word piety and its derivatives came in the wise revelation circa

240 times

Which makes it one of the most frequently mentioned words in the Qur’an, which indicates its importance.

Ayaat  from the Quran

{ ٱلْحَجُّ أَشْهُرٌ مَّعْلُومَٰتٌ فَمَن فَرَضَ فِيهِنَّ ٱلْحَجَّ فَلَا رَفَثَ وَلَا فُسُوقَ وَلَا جِدَالَ فِي ٱلْحَجِّ وَمَا تَفْعَلُوا مِنْ خَيْرٍ يَعْلَمْهُ ٱللَّهُ وَتَزَوَّدُوا فَإِنَّ خَيْرَ ٱلزَّادِ ٱلتَّقْوَىٰ وَٱتَّقُونِ يَٰأُولِي ٱلْأَلْبَٰبِ }  [البقرة:197].

The Hajj (pilgrimage) is (in) the well-known (lunar year) months (i.e. the 10th month, the 11th month and the first ten days of the 12th month of the Islâmic calendar, i.e. two months and ten days). So whosoever intends to perform Hajj  therein by assuming Ihrâm), then he should not have sexual relations (with his wife), nor commit sin, nor dispute unjustly during the Hajj. And whatever good you do, (be sure) Allâh knows it. And take a provision (with you) for the journey, but the best provision is At-Taqwa (piety, righteousness, etc.). So fear Me, O men of understanding! { surah al baqarah 197}

{ وَإِن طَلَّقْتُمُوهُنَّ مِن قَبْلِ أَن تَمَسُّوهُنَّ وَقَدْ فَرَضْتُمْ لَهُنَّ فَرِيضَةً فَنِصْفُ مَا فَرَضْتُمْ إِلَّا أَن يَعْفُونَ أَوْ يَعْفُوَا ٱلَّذِي بِيَدِهِ عُقْدَةُ ٱلنِّكَاحِ وَأَن تَعْفُوا أَقْرَبُ لِلتَّقْوَىٰ وَلَا تَنسَوُا ٱلْفَضْلَ بَيْنَكُمْ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ بِمَا تَعْمَلُونَ بَصِيرٌ }  [البقرة:237].

And if you divorce them before you have touched (had a sexual relation with) them, and you have appointed unto them the Mahr (bridal money given by the husbands to his wife at the time of marriage), then pay half of that (Mahr), unless they (the women) agree to forego it, or he (the husband), in whose hands is the marriage tie, agrees to forego and give her full appointed Mahr, And to forego and give (her the full Mahr) is nearer to At-Taqwa (piety, right-eousness, etc.), And do not forget liberality between yourselves. Truly, Allâh is All-Seer of what you do.

{ surah al baqarah 237}

Also Almighty says

{ يَٰأَيُّهَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوا لَا تُحِلُّوا شَعَٰئِرَ ٱللَّهِ وَلَا ٱلشَّهْرَ ٱلْحَرَامَ وَلَا ٱلْهَدْيَ وَلَا ٱلْقَلَٰئِدَ وَلَا ءَامِّينَ ٱلْبَيْتَ ٱلْحَرَامَ يَبْتَغُونَ فَضْلًا مِّن رَّبِّهِمْ وَرِضْوَٰنًا وَإِذَا حَلَلْتُمْ فَٱصْطَادُوا وَلَا يَجْرِمَنَّكُمْ شَنَءَانُ قَوْمٍ أَن صَدُّوكُمْ عَنِ ٱلْمَسْجِدِ ٱلْحَرَامِ أَن تَعْتَدُوا وَتَعَاوَنُوا عَلَى ٱلْبِرِّ وَٱلتَّقْوَىٰ وَلَا تَعَاوَنُوا عَلَى ٱلْإِثْمِ وَٱلْعُدْوَٰنِ وَٱتَّقُوا ٱللَّهَ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ شَدِيدُ ٱلْعِقَابِ }  [المائدة:2].

O you who believe! Violate not the sanctity of the Symbols of Allâh, nor of the Sacred Month, nor of the animals brought for sacrifice, nor the garlanded people or animals, etc. [Marked by the garlands on their necks made from the outer part of the tree­stems (of Makkah) for their security], nor the people coming to the Sacred House (Makkah), seeking the bounty and good pleasure of their Lord. But when you finish the Ihrâm (of Hajj or ‘Umrah), you may hunt, and let not the hatred of some people in (once) stopping you from Al­Masjid­al­Harâm (at Makkah) lead you to transgression (and hostility on your part). Help you one another in Al­Birr and At­Taqwa (virtue, righteousness and piety); but do not help one …{ surah al maidah 2 }

Ayaat  from the Quran

{ يَٰأَيُّهَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوا كُونُوا قَوَّٰمِينَ لِلَّهِ شُهَدَاءَ بِٱلْقِسْطِ وَلَا يَجْرِمَنَّكُمْ شَنَءَانُ قَوْمٍ عَلَىٰ أَلَّا تَعْدِلُوا ٱعْدِلُوا هُوَ أَقْرَبُ لِلتَّقْوَىٰ وَٱتَّقُوا ٱللَّهَ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ خَبِيرٌ بِمَا تَعْمَلُونَ }  [المائدة:8].

O you who believe! Stand out firmly for Allâh and be just witnesses and let not the enmity and hatred of others make you avoid justice. Be just: that is nearer to piety, and fear Allâh. Verily, Allâh is Well­Acquainted with what you do. { surah al maidah 8 }

{ يَٰبَنِي ءَادَمَ قَدْ أَنزَلْنَا عَلَيْكُمْ لِبَاسًا يُوَٰرِي سَوْءَٰتِكُمْ وَرِيشًا وَلِبَاسُ ٱلتَّقْوَىٰ ذَٰلِكَ خَيْرٌ ذَٰلِكَ مِنْ ءَايَٰتِ ٱللَّهِ لَعَلَّهُمْ يَذَّكَّرُونَ }  [الأعراف:26].

O Children of Adam! We have bestowed raiment upon you to cover yourselves (screen your private parts, etc.) and as an adornment, and the raiment of righteousness, that is better. Such are among the Ayât (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) of Allâh, that they may remember (i.e. leave falsehood and follow truth ). {surah al araf 26} 

Also Almighty says

{ لَا تَقُمْ فِيهِ أَبَدًا لَّمَسْجِدٌ أُسِّسَ عَلَى ٱلتَّقْوَىٰ مِنْ أَوَّلِ يَوْمٍ أَحَقُّ أَن تَقُومَ فِيهِ فِيهِ رِجَالٌ يُحِبُّونَ أَن يَتَطَهَّرُوا وَٱللَّهُ يُحِبُّ ٱلْمُطَّهِّرِينَ (108) أَفَمَنْ أَسَّسَ بُنْيَٰنَهُ عَلَىٰ تَقْوَىٰ مِنَ ٱللَّهِ وَرِضْوَٰنٍ خَيْرٌ أَم مَّنْ أَسَّسَ بُنْيَٰنَهُ عَلَىٰ شَفَا جُرُفٍ هَارٍ فَٱنْهَارَ بِهِ فِي نَارِ جَهَنَّمَ وَٱللَّهُ لَا يَهْدِي ٱلْقَوْمَ ٱلظَّٰلِمِينَ (109) }  [التوبة:108-109].

Is it then he, who laid the foundation of his building on piety to Allâh and His Good Pleasure, better, or he who laid the foundation of his building on an undetermined brink of a precipice ready to crumble down, so that it crumbled to pieces with him into the Fire of Hell. And Allâh guides not the people who are the Zâlimûn (cruel, violent, proud, polytheist and wrong-doer).

The building which they built will never cease to be a cause of hypocrisy and doubt in their hearts, unless their hearts are cut to pieces. (i.e. till they die). And Allâh is All-Knowing, All-Wise.

{surah al tawba 108 & 109 } 

{ وَأْمُرْ أَهْلَكَ بِٱلصَّلَوٰةِ وَٱصْطَبِرْ عَلَيْهَا لَا نَسْءَلُكَ رِزْقًا نَّحْنُ نَرْزُقُكَ وَٱلْعَٰقِبَةُ لِلتَّقْوَىٰ }  [طه:132].

And enjoin As-Salât (the prayer) on your family, and be patient in offering them [i.e. the Salât (prayers)]. We ask not of you a provision (i.e. to give Us something: money, etc.); We provide for you. And the good end (i.e. Paradise) is for the Muttaqûn (pious – see V.2:2).

{surah taha 132 }

Allah Almighty says Almighty says in the Holy Quran

{ ذَٰلِكَ وَمَن يُعَظِّمْ شَعَٰئِرَ ٱللَّهِ فَإِنَّهَا مِن تَقْوَى ٱلْقُلُوبِ }  [الحج:32].

Hunafâ’ Lillâh (i.e. to worship none but Allâh), not associating partners (in worship, etc.) unto Him

and whoever assigns partners to Allâh, it is as if he had fallen from the sky, and the birds had snatched him, or the wind had thrown him to a far off place.

{surah al hajj 32 }

{ لَن يَنَالَ ٱللَّهَ لُحُومُهَا وَلَا دِمَاؤُهَا وَلَٰكِن يَنَالُهُ ٱلتَّقْوَىٰ مِنكُمْ كَذَٰلِكَ سَخَّرَهَا لَكُمْ لِتُكَبِّرُوا ٱللَّهَ عَلَىٰ مَا هَدَىٰكُمْ وَبَشِّرِ ٱلْمُحْسِنِينَ }  [الحج:37].

It is neither their meat nor their blood that reaches Allâh, but it is piety from you that reaches Him. Thus have We made them subject to you that you may magnify Allâh for His Guidance to you. And give glad tidings (O Muhammad SAW) to the Muhsinûn (doers of good).

{surah al hajj 37 }

Also Almighty says in the Holy Quran

{ وَٱلَّذِينَ ٱهْتَدَوْا زَادَهُمْ هُدًى وَءَاتَىٰهُمْ تَقْوَىٰهُمْ }  [محمد:17].

While as for those who accept guidance, He increases their guidance, and bestows on them their piety.

{surah muhammed 17 }

{ إِذْ جَعَلَ ٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا فِي قُلُوبِهِمُ ٱلْحَمِيَّةَ حَمِيَّةَ ٱلْجَٰهِلِيَّةِ فَأَنزَلَ ٱللَّهُ سَكِينَتَهُ عَلَىٰ رَسُولِهِ وَعَلَى ٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَأَلْزَمَهُمْ كَلِمَةَ ٱلتَّقْوَىٰ وَكَانُوا أَحَقَّ بِهَا وَأَهْلَهَا وَكَانَ ٱللَّهُ بِكُلِّ شَيْءٍ عَلِيمًا }  [الفتح:26].

When those who disbelieve had put in their hearts pride and haughtiness the pride and haughtiness of the time of ignorance,

then Allâh sent down His Sakinah (calmness and tranquillity) upon His Messenger ( SAW) and upon the believers,

and made them stick to the word of piety (i.e. none has the right to be worshipped but Allâh),

and they were well entitled to it and worthy of it And Allâh is the All-Knower of everything.

{surah al fateh 26 }

ALLAH  Almighty also says in the Holy Quran

{ إِنَّ ٱلَّذِينَ يَغُضُّونَ أَصْوَٰتَهُمْ عِندَ رَسُولِ ٱللَّهِ أُولَٰئِكَ ٱلَّذِينَ ٱمْتَحَنَ ٱللَّهُ قُلُوبَهُمْ لِلتَّقْوَىٰ لَهُم مَّغْفِرَةٌ وَأَجْرٌ عَظِيمٌ }  [الحجرات:3].

Verily! Those who lower their voices in the presence of Allâh’s Messenger (SAW),

they are the ones whose hearts Allâh has tested for piety. For them is forgiveness and a great reward.

{ surah alhajrat 3 } 

{ يَٰأَيُّهَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوا إِذَا تَنَٰجَيْتُمْ فَلَا تَتَنَٰجَوْا بِٱلْإِثْمِ وَٱلْعُدْوَٰنِ وَمَعْصِيَتِ ٱلرَّسُولِ وَتَنَٰجَوْا بِٱلْبِرِّ وَٱلتَّقْوَىٰ وَٱتَّقُوا ٱللَّهَ ٱلَّذِي إِلَيْهِ تُحْشَرُونَ }  [المجادلة:9].

O you who believe! When you hold secret counsel, do it not for sin and wrong-doing, and disobedience towards the Messenger (Muhammad SAW)

but do it for Al-Birr (righteousness) and Taqwa (virtues and piety); and fear Allâh unto Whom you shall be gathered.

{surah mujadila 9 }

{ وَمَا يَذْكُرُونَ إِلَّا أَن يَشَاءَ ٱللَّهُ هُوَ أَهْلُ ٱلتَّقْوَىٰ وَأَهْلُ ٱلْمَغْفِرَةِ }  [المدثر:56].

And they will not receive admonition unless Allâh wills; He (Allâh) is the One, deserving that mankind should be afraid of.

and should be dutiful to Him, and should not take any Ilâh (Allah) along with Him, and He is the One Who forgives (sins).

{ surah al mudassir 56 }

{ فَأَلْهَمَهَا فُجُورَهَا وَتَقْوَىٰهَا }  [الشمس:8].

Then He showed him what is wrong for him and what is right for him; {surah ashames 8 }  

{ أَوْ أَمَرَ بِٱلتَّقْوَىٰ }  [العلق:12].

Or enjoins piety? { surah al alaq 12 }

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14 Comments

  • nabeel atif

    following the teacings of Islam necessiate stuyding the Holy Quran and meantime reciting it delibrately will open our hearts and purifies bodies from all diseases ths spiritual and the ohysical ones and thiscan come through our daily recitation and delibration to apply it in our day to day life .

  • nabeel zubair

    in accordance with private principles. of Islam that calls for mutual respect and peeaceful coexistence among all people in the whole world regardless their religion ,we have to cement our nearness to Allah the Almighty through being in touch with Him on and on via recitation and implementation the Holy Quran .

  • sameer ali

    It opens our minds to the ways of peace and guides us to do the good deeds which boost our spiritual relation with Almighty Allah on the one hand ,and make us lead lovely lives based on the Islamic teachings and and the vital values that our true religion has urged to stick with them

  • hashir muhammad

    Almighty Allah says in His Noble Book ,”Indeed this Quran guides to that which is most suitable and gives good tidings to the believers who do righteous deeds they will have a great reward. “ ( Surat Al- isra the 17:9). guidance to the most convenient way and most appropriate life but for particular people who do the deeds which please Almighty Allah and His Messenger[PBUH].

  • irfan ahsan

    The Noble Quran tells us about man’s hastiness in his supplication for both good and evil , as Allah the Almighty says in His dear Books, “ And man supplicatesfor evil as he supplicates for good and man is ever hasty. “ he is rash according to his human nature .

  • nabeel junaid

    The Almighty Allah describes the believers in the Holy Quran which stated they are truly believers, saying , “ The believers are only those who , when Allah is mentioned . their hearts become fearful .” because of their firm faith and their recognition of the spiritual sense of the verses of Allah when they are recited to them .

  • huzaifa zayan

    Believing in the importance of the Noble Quran in our daily life increases our inclination to keep reciting it and helping other Muslims who are in need to learn it and keep it either.

  • mohsin ali

    Here the awareness of the importance of the Noble Quran manifests obviously concerning worship besides Allah , where He says ,”Indeed those you [ polytheists] call upon besides Allah are servants like you . so call upon them and let them respond to you . If you should be truthful .So realization raising of calling upon other deities means associating them in worship with Allah be Exalted and Glorified .

  • aryan zahid

    Almighty Allah tells us the enormous dimension of refusal and obstination of most people to believe but sadly they had backslidden from the straight path ,He says ,” We have certainly diversified for the people in this Quran from every [kind ] of example , but most of the people refused [ anything] except disbelief . .

  • ridwan aqib

    Almighty Allah as well enjoin His Messenger [PBUH] saying , “ And do noprsue that of which you have no knowledge . Indeed the hearing , the sight and the heart – abou all those [ one]will be questioned .

  • amir muhammad

    Once more Almighty Allah says , “ And lower to them the wing of humility out of mercy and say, My Lord have mercy upon them as they brought me [when I was] small, “ This treatment reflects how far they should be treated ,we have to lower wing of compassion and unpretentiousness .

  • ahsan fahad

    Almighty Allah has ordered us as He says, “And seek help through patience and prayer , and indeed , it is difficult except for the humbly submissive [to Allah] .after Allah has the believers with humble submission to Allah , He added describing them:” those who are certain that they will meet their Lord and that they will return to Him .

  • asif maaz

    Almighty Allah also remembers us saying , “ Satan threatens you with poverty and orders you immorality , while Allah promises you forgiveness from Him and bounty . And Allah is all – Encompassing and all -Knowing .

  • sufian imran

    Almighty Allah also tells His Messenger Moses with His Oneness too, saying ,”Indeed , Iam Allah . there is no deity except Me , so worship Me and establish prayer for My remembrance .”

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