۱۹ تیر ۱۳۹۹ | Jul 9, 2020
Du‘â’ du 22e jour du mois béni de Ramadan

اَللّـهُمَّ اجْعَلْني فيهِ مُحِبَّاً لأوليائك،

O Allah, on this day, make me among those who love Your friends,

وَمُعادِياً لأعدائك،

and hate Your enemies,

مُسْتَنّاً بِسُنَّةِ خاتَمِ أنبيائك،

following the way of Your last Prophet,

يا عاصِمَ قُلُوبِ النَّبِيّينَ.

O the Guardian of the hearts of the Prophets.

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* Awliyā’ of Allah set the Standard for the Assessment of People’s Deeds 

Mankind is going to be compared to the most righteous servants of Allah in order for their deeds to be assessed and recompensed with the due reward. This means that the more one’s convictions, character qualities, and deeds resemble those of these chosen servants of Allah, the weightier their record of good deeds will be in the Hereafter.

These great Godly figures set an example for the people and also the standard for the assessment of their deeds; therefore, the more the people’s words and deeds resemble these exemplary individuals, the more chance they stand to be accepted and rewarded by Allah in the Hereafter.

Though the greatest manifestation of their example will be in the Hereafter, the most righteous servants of Allah are examples in this world as well because the people’s deeds are frequently compared to those of such righteous.

* Who are the true Awliyā’ [i.e. most righteous servants] of Allah? 

One of the most important characteristics of these chosen servants of Allah is that they know for certain that this world is a transitory one and that it should be viewed only as a place to do good deeds for the eternal life of the Hereafter.

They are also constantly on their guard because they know how dangerous the temptations and the complicated evil plots of Satan and his evil accomplices are. This is because these righteous servants of Allah take sides with the truth and are enemies of wrongdoing, oppression, and injustice.

Their hearts are filled with a sense of fear of Allah’s retribution and also hope in His mercy. This is why they neither feel any attachment to anyone other than Him nor do they consider anyone else to have any power over their destiny, nor do they fear anyone except Him.

The righteous servants of Allah know that all worldly positions and wealth will be taken away from them one day and they will have to set out on their journey toward the Hereafter with a simple white shroud. So they never develop any attachment to the transitory glitters of this world.

These true friends of Allah never consider the glitters of this world, whether its wealth, power, or important positions, to be an honor to have. In fact, they consider having these things the reason behind losing the opportunities to work toward pleasing Allah.

These chosen servants of Allah are the ones who teach the people the true understanding of the Quran because the source of their vast knowledge is the Quran itself. The great rank and standing of these righteous individuals with the people is made known by the Quran itself.

The Awliyā’ of Allah derive their knowledge from the infinite Knowledge of Allah and then they go on to spread their knowledge to the entire human world through their teachings.

Due to their unique role in spreading knowledge in the human world and raising the awareness of people, the holy Quran has greatly praised them and has made their significance clear to everyone.

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