The following audio is from the Friday khutbah at Middle Ground Muslim Center as well as the regular monthly program, The Text In Context. This Friday we discussed Ibn Juzayy al-Kalbi’s Fifteen Merits of Piety (Taqwa) from his work, al-Tas’hil l’Ulum al-Tanzil (Making Easy The Knowledge of Revelation). See the khutbah for more extensive notes.
Ibn Juzayy’s fifteen merits of piety (taqwa):
- Relief from anxiety (lit. “an exit from grief”).
- Provision supplied from where one does not expect it.
- Easing of affairs.
- Forgiveness of sins.
- Magnification of reward.
- Acceptance of good deeds.
- Good news.
- Entering Paradise.
- Salvation from The Fire.