• Four Practical Steps to Taqwa, Step 1: Muhasabah

    Photo Credit: Pienw (Flickr) The first practical step to gaining taqwa is accountability, known as muhasabah in Arabic; taking account of your actions. We see this concept from the beginning of Islamic history.: In the Qur’an In Surah Al-Hashr, Allah says: يا ايها الذين امنوا اتقوا الله ولتنظر نفس ما قدمت لغد واتقوا الله ان الله خبير بما تعملون Translation: O you who have believed, fear Allah .