Sawāb or Thawāb (Arabic: ثواب) is an Arabic term meaning "reward". Specifically, in the context of an Islamic worldview, thawab refers to spiritual merit or reward that accrues from the performance of good deeds and piety.
1 Pronunciation 2 Activities for earning thawab 3 See also 4 References
The word thawab is used throughout the Islamic world, so the spelling
and pronunciation is slightly different from one region to another. In
Kazakh society, for instance, it may be pronounced as "sauap", in Iran
as "savab", in Arab areas as "thawab" and in
Islamic views on piety
^ Shan Muhammad. The Indian Muslims: The Tripoli and Balkan wars. Meenakshi Prakashan, 1980. ... The consideration which the giver of the Sadka receives is the Sawab or religious merit. God promises Sawab in future and the Quran lays down that the promise of God is sure to be realized ... ^ Bruce G. Privratsky. Muslim Turkistan: Kazak religion and collective memory. Psychology Press, 2001. ISBN 978-0-7007-1297-7. ... the Quran will "touch" them (tiye bersin), and the family will be blessed because of the merit (sauap; Ar. savab) ... ^ Michael M. J. Fischer, Mehdi Abedi. Debating Muslims: cultural dialogues in postmodernity and tradition. Univ of Wisconsin Press, 1990. ISBN 978-0-299-12434-2. ... dictation exercises plague Iranian schoolchildren, for instance, when teachers dictate kar-e savab savab darad ("there is merit in good deeds"), and expect the children to know that the first savab is spelled sawab ("good, right"), while the other is thawab ("merit, divine reward") ... ^ Catalunya Trade, 2011. "iSawab Islamic App". ... The app's main basis is the Quranic injunction to enjoin good and forbid evil (3:110). While this app encourages and reminds users to do good (earn Sawab), hopefully this will also serves to forbid evil and ignorant acts....
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