CHAPTER 24 Allah’s AWLIYA (Allah’s Friends)
“Allah’s friends” are those true #Muslims whom He loves and who love Him.
They are all the righteous Muslims who truly believe in Allah and constantly follow His commands.
Their reward is a good life in this world, and nearness to Allah in the Hereafter, in His Paradise.
However, they cannot do anything to help anybody after their death, nor in their life except through normal reasons.
#Allah (Glory be to Him) says of them: “Behold! Verily on ‘friends of Allah’ there is no fear, Nor shall they grieve. Those who believe and constantly guard against evil. For them are Glad Tidings in this life and in the Hereafter; No change can there be in the Words of Allah, This is
indeed the supreme felicity” [The #Qur’an 10:62-64]
Therefore, be a good Muslim and you will be one of them.
Allah (Glory be to Him) says: “Those who obey Allah and the Messenger. Are with those who are blessed by Allah, Of the prophets, the (sincere) believers, the martyrs and the righteous (doers of good). And how excellent a company are they!” [The Qur’an 4:69]
On top of “Allah’s Friends” are His Noble #Prophets .
And among them too are the true and sincere followers of Prophets.
And Prophet Muhammad’s companions and wives (Mothers of the Faithful).
The best of his companions are the Ten who were mentioned by name by Prophet Muhammad – Salla ‘Allahu alaihi wa sallam – as those who will be in Paradise.
These chosen companions are distinguished and known for their precedence, firmness and sacrifice in Islam.
On top of these Ten are the four righteous Caliphs (Khalifas) who were chosen by Muslims to rule the Muslim state after Prophet Muhammad – Salla ‘Allahu alaihi wa sallam – They are (in their caliphate order);
Abu Bakr As-Siddiq (The sincere believer) (d. 13 AH)
‘Umaru Ibnul _Khattab (d. 23 AH)
‘Uthmanu bnu Affan, (d. 35 AH)
‘Aliy-yu bnu ‘Abi Talib. (d. 40 AH)
The rest of the Ten are: Az Zubayr ibn Al-Awwam, Sa‘d ibn Abi Waqqas, Talhatu ibn ‘Ubaydillah, ‘Abdurrahman ibn ‘Awf, ‘Abu ‘Ubaidah ‘Amru ibn Al-Jarrah and Sa‘eed ibn Zayd. (May Allah be pleased with them and with all other companions).