Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Salih Al-Uthaymin
Fearing Allah is the shield for us and our families in this life, for whoever fears Allah then he is protected. It is from amongst the best provisions for a believer, benefiting him in this world, easing his affairs for him, protecting him from Shaytaan, causing him to enjoy high station in the world, as well as east and good tidings at the time of death. Fearing Allah is a treasure which each one of us should seek as the virtues, blessing, and fruits attached to it are vast, indeed the advice which Allah has given his servants from the time of Adam up until now, has been to have taqwa (fear of Him).
The Pious Predecessors (Salaf) did not stop giving mutual advice for having taqwa (fear) of Allah in their sermons, their corresponding letters and their testaments after the Messenger of Allah passed away.
The author lists twenty-four benefits which a believer can attain in this world due to having fear of Allah. And twenty-two benefits which a believer can attain in the Hereafter due to having fear of Allah. It has been compiled simply and concisely, with verses of the Qur’an, sayings of the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam), and reports from the Pious Predecessors.
We ask Allah the Mighty and Majestic to make us from His servants who have fear of Him and who are thankful. All praise is due to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds.