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Auliya Allah - Friends of ALLAH (Azzo Jal)
TYPES OF Auliya
(Friends, Protectors, Helpers, Supporters)
According to Quran and Sunnah
who believe! Take not the Jews and the Christians as 'Auliya' (friends,
protectors, helpers etc.), they are but 'Auliya' to one another. And if any
amongst you takes them as 'Auliya' then surely he is one of them. Verily, Allah
guides not those people who are the Zalimun (polytheists and wrongdoers and
"O you who believe!
Take not My enemies and your enemies (i.e. disbelievers and polytheists, etc.)
as friends, showing affection towards them, while they have disbelieved in what
has come to you of the truth (i.e. Islāmic Monotheism, this Qur'ān, and Muhammad
), and have driven out the Messenger (Muhammad ) and yourselves (from your
homeland) because you believe in Allāh your Lord! If you have come forth to
strive in My Cause and to seek My Good Pleasure, (then take not these
disbelievers and polytheists, etc., as your friends). You show friendship to
them in secret, while I am All-Aware of what you conceal and what you reveal.
And whosoever of you (Muslims) does that, then indeed he has gone (far) astray,
(away) from the Straight Path. 60, 1.
"Should they gain the upper hand over you, they would behave to you as enemies,
and stretch forth their hands and their tongues against you with evil, and they
desire that you should disbelieve". 60, 2.
relatives nor your children will benefit you on the Day of Resurrection (against
Allāh). He will judge between you. And Allāh is the All-Seer of what you do".
Indeed there has
been an excellent example for you in Ibrāhim (Abraham) and those with him, when
they said to their people: "Verily, we are free from you and whatever you
worship besides Allāh, we have rejected you, and there has started between us
and you, hostility and hatred for ever, until you believe in Allāh Alone,"
except the saying of Ibrāhim (Abraham) to his father: "Verily, I will ask for
forgiveness (from Allāh) for you, but I have no power to do anything for you
before Allāh ." Our Lord! In You (Alone) we put our trust, and to You (Alone) we
turn in repentance, and to You (Alone) is (our) final Return, 60, 4
has been in them an excellent example for you to follow, for those who look
forward to (the Meeting with) Allāh (for the reward from Him) and the Last Day.
And whosoever turn away, then verily, Allāh is Rich (Free of all wants), Worthy
of all Praise. 60, 6
Perhaps Allāh will
make friendship between you and those whom you hold as enemies. And Allāh has
power (over all things), and Allāh is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. 60, 7.
Allāh does not forbid you to deal justly and kindly with those who fought not
against you on account of religion and did not drive you out of your homes.
Verily, Allāh loves those who deal with equity. 60, 8.
It is only as
regards those who fought against you on account of religion, and have driven you
out of your homes, and helped to drive you out, that Allāh forbids you to
befriend them. And whosoever will befriend them, then such are the Zālimūn
(wrongdoers those who disobey Allāh). 60,9
O you who believe!
Take not as friends the people who incurred the Wrath of Allāh (i.e. the Jews).
Surely, they have been in despair to receive any good in the Hereafter, just as
the disbelievers have been in despair about those (buried) in graves (that they
will not be resurrected on the Day of Resurrection). 60, 13.
O you who believe!
Take not for 'Auliya' (supporters and helpers) your fathers and your brothers if
they prefer disbelief to Belief. And whoever of you does so, then he is one of
the Zalimun (wrongdoers, etc.) 9:23
Then what is the matter with you that
you are divided into two parties about the hypocrites? Allah has cast them back
(to disbelief) because of what they have earned. Do you want to guide him whom
Allah has made to go astray? And he whom Allah has made to go astray, you will
never find for him any way (of guidance). They wish that you reject Faith, as
they have rejected (Faith), and thus that you all become equal (like one
another). So take not 'Auliya' (protectors or friends) from them, till they
emigrate in the Way of Allah (to Muhammad ). But if they turn back (from Islam),
take (hold) of them and kill them wherever you find them, and take neither 'Auliya'
(protectors or friends) nor helpers from them. 4:88-89
Those who take
disbelievers for 'Auliya' (protectors or helpers or friends) instead of
believers, do they seek honour, power and glory with them? Verily, then to Allah
belongs all honour, power and glory. 4:139
O you who believe!
Take not for 'Auliya' (protectors or helpers or friends) disbelievers instead of
believers. Do you wish to offer Allah a manifest proof against yourselves? 4:144
Awliya for Muslims
verily on the friends of Allah there is no fear nor shall they grieve. 10.62;
Those who believe and (constantly) guard against evil. 10,63.
As to those who turn (for friendship) to Allah His Apostle and the (fellowship
of) believers it is the fellowship of Allah that must certainly triumph. 5, 56.
Those who believed and adopted exile and fought for the faith with their
property and their persons in the cause of Allah as well as those who gave
(them) asylum and aid these are (all) friends and protectors one of another. As
to those who believed but came not into exile ye owe no duty of protection to
them until they seek your aid in religion it is your duty to help them except
against a people with whom ye have a treaty of mutual alliance: and (remember)
Allah seeth all that ye do . 8, 72.
Let not the
believers take for friends or helpers unbelievers rather than believers; if any
do that in nothing will there be help from Allah; except by way of precaution
that ye may guard yourselves from. 3, 28.
Verily, your Walī
(Protector or Helper) is Allāh, His Messenger, and the believers, - those who
and give Zakāt, and they bow down (submit themselves with obedience to Allāh in
What hadith says
about Awliya Allah
The Prophet (s)
said, "'ulama ummati ka anbiya'i Bani Isra'il" which means "the scholars of my
Nation are like the prophets of the Bani Isra'il." And the Prophet (s) said in
another hadith "al-'ulama warithat ul-anbiya," (Ibn Majah and Tirmidhi) which
means "the scholars are the inheritors of the prophets." Therefore it is
difficult to see a way in Islam which allows one to discard scholars and
narrated that Rasool Allah (saw) said (hadith Qudsi), " Whoever harms any of my
Deputies, I shall declare war on him. The striving of my Servant to please Me
does not receive a reward greater than that of fulfilling what I have commanded
him to do. My servant volunteers in his perseverance, offering supererogatory
devotion to please Me and to earn my Love. Once I cast My love upon him, I
become his hearing with which he hears, his sight with which he sees, his hand
with which he exacts justice, and his foot that carries him. Should my servant
pray for something, I will answer his prayers and should he seek refuge in me, I
will protect him. Indeed, there is nothing that I have decreed, which I hesitate
to do for the sake of a believer except causing him to experience death. He
dislikes it, and I hate to displease him, but I have thus ordained."
`Umar ibn Al-Khattaab once found Mu`adh ibn Jabal (ra) sitting and crying near
the Grave of RasuuluLLah (saw). He asked him, " Why are you crying?" Mu`adh
said, " I remember something RasuuluLLah said : "The slightest ostentatiousness
is Shirk, and whoever harms any of Allah`s Deputies has surely earned Allah`s
`Umar ibn Al-Khattaab (ra) said, " Some of Allah blessed servants are neither
Prophets nor Martyrs, they are special People, who on the Day of Reckoning, the
Prophets and the Martyrs will envy them for their ranks and nearness to their
Lord. " Someone asked, " O RasuuluLLah , who are they, and what kind of deeds do
they perform so that we may love Them as well?" RasuuluLLah said, " They are
People who love one another in Allah, even though they have no consanguineous
ties, money to exchange or worldly business to barter with. I swear by Allah on
the Reckoning, their faces will be effulgent lights and they will be raised on
Pulpits of Light. They will not be subject to fear when the creation is seized
by the awesomeness of the Day of Resurrection, nor will they be subjected with
sorrow when the rest of creation will be seized by it." He then recited <<
Surely, Allah`s Deputies are not subject to fear nor shall they grieve>> (Quran
No Muslims in Town to be Friends With?
Or have they taken
(for worship) Auliyā' (guardians, supporters, helpers, protectors, etc.) besides
Him? But Allāh, He Alone is the Walī (Protector, etc.). And it is He Who gives
life to the dead, and He is Able to do all things. 42:9 And whoever takes
Shaitān (Satan) as a Walī (protector or helper) instead of Allāh, has surely
suffered a manifest loss. 4:119