Taqwa is that individual undertakes that which will protect them from the punishment of Allaah. And that is done by establishing the commands of Allaah...and leave that which has been prohibited by Allaah upon knowledge and understanding.
Every prophet stands under this covenant and agreement that if Muhammad, comes forth and that prophet is still alive that they would follow him and his revealed guidance.
He should strive to live his life in the best way according to the guidance of Islaam within his society, and invite to the path of Allaah, the Most High, with wisdom and good admonition as much is he is able.
However, a believer’s hopes to be blessed with Allaah’s mercy, and be saved from Hellfire, through what he puts forth of the worship of Allaah alone without associating any partners with Him...
Source: Sheikh Saalih al-Fawzan What is the Meaning of Concealing Faults? al-Isbaah fee Bayaan Manhaj al-Salaf fee al-Tarbiyyah w’al-Islaah, by sheikh ‘Abdullah ibn Saalih al-‘Ubaylaan, pg. 121-122 It is not appropriate for a…