Talq on Taqwa: Godfearing righteousness is to obey Allah by His light

Bakr ibn Abdullah reported: Talq ibn Habib, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Godfearing righteousness is to act in obedience to Allah upon a light from Allah, hoping in the mercy of Allah. Godfearing righteousness is to abandon disobedience to Allah upon a light from Allah, fearing the punishment of Allah.”

Source: al-Zuhd wal-Raqā’iq 1343

عَنْ بَكْرِ بْنِ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ قَالَ طَلْقُ بْن حَبِيبٍ رحمه الله التَّقْوَى عَمَلٌ بِطَاعَةِ اللَّهِ عَلَى نُورٍ مِنَ اللَّهِ رَجَاءَ رَحْمَةِ اللَّهِ وَالتَّقْوَى تَرْكُ مَعْصِيَةِ اللَّهِ عَلَى نُورٍ مِنَ اللَّهِ خِيفَةَ عِقَابِ اللَّهِ

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