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MUTTAQÎ – متقی


One who avoids harams or impropriety. One who has taqwâ. One who protects himself from the acts and things that Allah (jalla jalâluhu) does not approve of.


O ill one, who is deprived of his ‘ibâdah and awrâd due to illness and grieves for such deprivation! Know that it is established by the Hadith that a muttaqî mu’min gains the sawâb of his constant awrâd, which he cannot perform due to illness. An ill person, who carries out the fardh as far as possible during the time of severe illness through patience and tawakkul and through carrying out his fardh ‘ibâdah, the illness takes the place of other Sunnahs; it takes their place in a sincere form.

Also, illness makes a person perceive his impotence and weakness. Through the tongue of such impotence and weakness, it causes him to offer du'â verbally and by his being. Janâb-i Haqq gave to man a boundless impotence and infinite weakness so that he would perpetually seek refuge at the court of Allah, beseech and offer du'â. According to the mystery of the âyah قُلْ مَا يَعْبَؤُا بِكُمْ رَبِّى لَوْلاَ دُعَاؤُكُم that is, “What importance would you have if you did not have du'â?", the hikmah of man's creation and the reason of his value is sincere du'â and supplication. Since one cause of them is the illness, from this point of view, it should not be complained about but should be offered shukr to Allah, and the fountain of du'â, which illness opened, should not be closed by regaining health.

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