Wilaayat

Meanings Of Wali
There can be three meanings of Wali found; 1. Guardian 2. Ally 3. Friend Which is to be selected The ally and friend has nearly the same meanings, both can be expressed as a friend in common language, if the meanings of Wali are of friend then what in case of Nikah (the necessity of the admittance of Wali of bride can be expressed as the admittance of the friend of bride which is not the case at all) the meanings of Wali taken are of Guardian, there are some verses of Holy Quran also which clears the meanings.

Concept of Wilaayat
Keep us on the right path. The path of those upon whom Thou bestowed favors. Not (the path) of those upon whom Thy wrath is brought down, nor of those who go astray. ( 1:6 end) The concept given in the above verses of Surah-e-Fateha presents two things one is the blessings of Allah are upon those who follow the right path, and the second thing is that there are more than one on the right path. The most important conclusion that can be easily drawn is that one has to follow the people (Whom Allah bestowed Favors) this is the concept of Wilaayat. Wilaayat is the guardianship and Wali is the guardian (in the case of Nikah the guardian who show you the way of worldly life and in the case of religion the guardian who show you the way of religious life.). This is not the only verse of Holy Quran that gives the concept of Wali but there are several verses in Holy Quran on the topic, which broaden the concept and clear all complexities in the mind (later on you will find in this article).

Importance of Wilaayat
Those who take unbelievers for guardians rather than believers, Do they seek honor from them? Then surely all honor is for Allah (4:139)

this verse presents two concepts. the concept of Wilaayat is completely presented in these verses. in some translations it is replaced by “and”. Those who ally themselves with GOD and His messenger. absolutely. This verse of Surah-e-Maida gives the same concept as in the last verse (4:139) and if it is observed with its neighboring verses. and those who believed. The concept of reward is presented in this verse unlike in the last verse (4:139). this verse points the . it is confirm from the verse (for me it is Farziat of Wilaayat) a Muslim must have Wali but from believers rather than unbelievers.For guardian the Arabic word used here is of Wali. if it is the righteous you will be the victorious otherwise the loser (the victory and losing doesn’t means the victory in war or victory in any worldly competition only. Properties Possessed by a Wali At the moment after observing the above three verses following properties can be found in a Wali. (These will be presented to you later). These two verses presents the both conditions to the readers. the word I underlined here is “while”. and pay the poor-rate while they bow down. one is simply do not prefer unbelievers over believers (Not in case of Judgment) for honor the second important concept that I have to elaborate is the importance of Wilaayat. • He must be on the right path (path of Takhwa in Arabic) ( From Surah-e-Fateha) • He must belong to believers not from disbelievers • He could lead to the victory. This will be cleared in the upcoming text). if you and if you don’t. you can find the instructions about Halal. and of Wali. it presents the whole Islamic law. they are the victors. robbery. but it is the victory at the Judgment Day. The Arabic word used at the place is “Wahum” ‫ و‬as I know can be found ___ places which is in most of the other verses used as while by the same translator. belong in the party of GOD. and it is a part of grammar so it doesn’t have more than one completely different meaning and for “and” in the Holy Quran many times the word used is . These shows the importance of the Wali. etc. and the believers who observe the Contact Prayers (Salat). Your real guardians are GOD and His messenger. Another straight forward verse of Surah-e-Maida that completes our search is as under. Haraaam the punishments for different false acts like killing. • From general observation one could say that the guardian should be able to guard. Readers of the articles if have different perspective the can guide me by giving examples and explanations (I am not an Arabic Scholar so presenting before you what I observed.) Back to the topic. (5:56) Surah-e-Maida the fifth Surah of Holy Quran (and third last Surah in the order of revelation) has a specialty.(5:55) This verse doesn’t need a wide explanation here at the moment it is very much clear.

stern with the disbelievers.. and to purify you with a thorough purification. Omniscient. They will be kind with the believers. GOD is Bounteous. (5:56) If you observe the verse from two or three verses back you will know more. and will strive in the cause of GOD without fear of any blame.S) who gave away the poor-rate (Zakat) as his finger ring while he bowed down (Rukuh) during prayers. and the believers who observe the Contact Prayers (Salat).) from you. He must be on the Right Path of Takhwa Ahl-e-Bait (family members of the Prophet Muhammad (P. So not . then GOD will substitute in your place a nation whom He loves and who love Him. . This is upto you. Such is GOD's blessing. and pay the poor-rate while they bow down. He bestows it upon whomever He wills. Now let’s verify the properties of Wali that we came across earlier. Who is the Wali? The answer of the question is mentioned in the last verse (5:55). etc. I have to restrict myself to the topic.U.B..(5:55) Those who ally themselves with GOD and His messenger. (5:54) Your real guardians are GOD and His messenger. they are the victors. so if Rijs is removed the left is Takhwa. This is not the only verse even I will give you some other verses as well. O members of the family (of the Prophet SAW). belong in the party of GOD. this verses was reveled afterwards lets check the verse with the neighboring ones you will feel yourself lucky. absolutely. History recognizes that person as Hazrat Ali (A. if you revert from your religion.Wali (other than Allah and His messenger) out. O you who believe. and those who believed.(33:33) The word mentioned and underlined in the verse that is Ar-Rijs which is used in opposite to the word Takhwa in Arabic.H)) were purified from any evil deeds and sins as prescribed in the second part of the 33rd verse of Surah-eAhzaab.Allah wishes only to remove ArRijs (evil deeds and sins. the believers who observe the prayers and pay the poor-rate while they bow down.

when he asked the attackers to return his camels they replied. But his status was lifted as compared to others in Ghazwa-e-Khandaq. “Aren’t you worry about Ka’aba of which you are Guardian” .S).S) but his forefathers were also the believers of Allah. and those who strive hard in Allah’s way with their property and their persons are not equal. He replied.S) defeated the fort and killed the great Khaibar warrior Marhab.only Hazrat Ali (A. Most Merciful. He Should be Capable to Lead the Nation to the Victory As I wrote earlier that here victory is not of the conventional war only but also the victory at the Judgment day.S) but all the Ahl-e-Bait were Muttaki.S) was the Waali-e-Ka’ba (Guardian of Ka’aba) the attacking force stole his camels.(4:96) On the event of the War of the Khaibar.U.B. As Quran says on the event of Ghazwa-e-Auhad.H) and father of Hazrat Ali(A. He must belong to the believers Not only Hazrat Ali (A. It is from history that when the Ka’aba was attacked by the force having elephants the grandfather of Hazrat Ali (A. when all the Companions (Ashaab) of the Prophet Muhammad failed to defeat the fort. Quran says . when he was given the flag of Islam Hazrat Ali(A. GOD is Forgiver.U. These historical facts increase his level against all who claimed the descendants of Islam and didn’t took a part even in Ghazwas.B. as well as forgiveness and mercy.(4:95) The higher ranks come from Him. In Ghazwa-e-Khandaq He was the sole warrior and solely by the Grace of Allah defeated Omro bin Abdobad. The holders back from among the believers. “These camels belong to me and I am responsible of there security. not having any injuri. Ghazwa-e-Auhad and in the war of Khaibar. We have many examples of the bravery of Hazrat Ali(A. Ka’aba belongs to Allah and He is responsible of the security of Ka’aba” That was the belief of Abdul Mutallib the grand father of Prophet Muhammad (P. Auhd and all. In the war of Khaibar.H) and Hazrat Ali (A.S) and it is also the historical fact that Muslims were secured in Mecca before the death of Hazrat Abu Talib the uncle of Prophet Muhammad (P.S) in Ghazwas of Badr. So the fist condition is satisfied.

(48:29) and from (26:213) to (26:218). Grateful. That is of which Allah gives the good news to His servants. this will be the conclusion of the written text and the decision is left upon you. That is said in the above verse of Sorah-e-alShoura. and whoever earns good. surely Allah is forgiving.H) asked the Muslim army that a day before that “Tomorrow I will give the flag to the warrior who takes Allah as a Friend and Allah takes him as a friend” And the next morning the Flag was awarded to Hazrat Ali(A.(42:23) If you love the relatives of the Prophet (P. software by Quran Foundation & University of Karachi.usc. Sahih Bukhaari English translation from http://www. Conclusion Refferences: • • • • Holy Quran Translation from http://www.S) and he then defeated the Khaibar Fort.H). There are many other verses of Quran that I could present here but due to limited knowledge I couldn’t expand the topic enough but I recommend for readers to read and observe the verses (5:39).edu/dept/MSA/fundamentals/hadithsunnah/bukhari/ Idea of the Nikah for the meanings of Wali was given to me by Allama Talib Jauhari in Majlis-e-Aza of 20th Ramazan For Readers: . Say: I do not ask of you any reward for it but love for me my near relatives. (4:83). and that may be a sign for the believers and that He may guide you on a right path.H) failed. The last property is of general observation that is the ability to guard the nation. (4:59). then He hastened on this one for you (Khaibar) and held back the hands of men from you.com/quran HodaPro® Urdu.U. (to) those who believe and do good deeds. you will receive more reward of your every good deed.(48-20) The guidance on that event that commonly drawn is that Hazrat Ali guided Muslims to the victory in the path of which all the other companions of the Prophet (P. This property of Hazrat Ali(A. The Prophet (P. The next property is that a Wali should be capable to lead the nation to the victory at the Judgment Day. There is nothing more left for me to say in this regards. we give him more of good therein.B.Allah promised you many acquisitions which you will take.U.B.PakData.S) is stated in the following verse of the Holy Quran.B.U.

At the end of Every verse of the Holy Quran the Surah number and verse number is mentioned in the form as shown below (Surah Number: Verse number) like. I require strong feedback suggestions from the readers.I am a human and there is always a chance of Human error . Please do report any error (conceptual or typing) in this document to me.com . Pray for me and forgive me if I wrote any thing wrong in the document. Author’s Information: Syed Najeeb Haider Zaidi For feedback E-Mail: snhz_2k4@hotmail. (5:1) for 1st verse of the 5th Surah.

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