Gems from Al-Maghrib Seminar #2

Assalam alaikoum wa Rahmatullaah wa Barakaatuh,

[Extracted from Valley of Seekers Seminar: Living with the Beautiful Names of Allah]

Al-Waliy: The Protecting Friend, The Nearby Guardian

(root: w-l-y: to be near, close, nearby, defend, guard). Al-Wali emphasizes the aspects of lordship, ownership and mastery of the One who is also friend and helper. Al-Wali also emphasizes the nearness and loving, protective, guarding and helping aspects of the One who is also the Lord and Master.

Did He not find you (O Muhammad (Peace be upon him)) an orphan and gave you a refuge? [93:6]

“My Lord! You have indeed bestowed on me of the sovereignty, and taught me the interpretation of dreams; The (only) Creator of the heavens and the earth! You are my Wali (Protector, Helper, Supporter, Guardian, etc.) in this world and in the Hereafter, cause me to die as a Muslim (the one submitting to Your Will), and join me with the righteous.” [12:101]

If Allah becomes your Waliy:

  • You shall have no fear nor grieve
  • He will enlighten your life
  • He will make you victorious

No doubt! Verily, the Auliya’ of Allah [i.e. those who believe in the Oneness of Allah and fear Allah much (abstain from all kinds of sins and evil deeds which he has forbidden), and love Allah much (perform all kinds of good deeds which He has ordained)], no fear shall come upon them nor shall they grieve [Yunus: 101]

Allah is the ally of those who believe. He brings them out from darknesses into the light. And those who disbelieve – their allies are Taghut. They take them out of the light into darknesses. Those are the companions of the Fire; they will abide eternally therein. [Al-Baqarah: 257]

  • A miracle is a proof of prophethood
  • A special gift (Karama) can happen to devout, righteous believers.
To earn the Walaya of Allah, one needs:
  • Firm belief in Allah
  • Adherence to the prayers
  • Voluntary prayers (An-Nawafel)
  • Helping the needy

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