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TAQWA. A crucial Islamic concept, taqwa essentially signifies "god-consciousness" and "godfearing" and, by extension, "piety," with which it seems to have a partially comparable semantic history. Taqwd and its derivatives occur more than 250 times in the Qur'an; it has been rendered variously as: fear, godfearing, godliness, piety, right conduct, righteousness, virtue, warding-offevil, wariness. A survey of its usage in the Qur'an indicates that taqwa is often paired with faith, goodness, justic ...more

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