Taqwa: Means Vs Ends - Imam Ali: Defining Taqwa - 2/5

- Taqwa is considered a protective clothing in the words of Allah
- Goal of a muttaqi is to avoid displeasing God, while seeking his ridha, even at the expense of worldly gains
- Remember, the ends do not always justify the means, both must be legitimate
- Umawi politics was about grabbing and maintaining power at any cost, while Alawi politics was about maintaining power only by legitimate means
- This day was predicted in the khutba of the Prophet welcoming Ramadhan