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« on: April 29, 2005, 05:58:16 PM »
Al Walaa Wal Baraa' is one of the Usul ud Deen. The Deen has three usul:


The driving force behind all questions to do with: "are you british or Muslim? etc" is Al Walaa wal Baraa'

AL WALAA WAL BARAA' is divided into two:

Walaa and Baraa is a part of Usul ud Deen, not an issue of hatred to the kuffar, we hate the kuffar as a matter of Deen for the sake of Allah (swt), it is nothing personal. We do not hate the jews for their noses or the way they look; Allah (swt) is the one who created their looks, our hate for them is for the sake of Allah alone.

Al Walaa wal Baraa' is divided into two:


To Love for the Sake of Allah, or Al Muwalaat. Al Muwalaat Linguistically means 'Love in the heart.' Abdullah ibn Abbas said:
"Al Muwalaat is the Love in the heart and the total support by the limbs and the tongue for the Deen of Islam exclusively."

This rules out the kuffar, Walaa is always to Allah (and the Deen of Islam) Exclusively, and Al Baraa' is from kufr and Shirk.

Allah (swt) said:
"O you who believe, do not take the kafireen as awliyaa' instead of the Believers, do you wish to take Allah as a proof against you?" [EMQ 4: 144]

So we can only have Al Muwalaat with the Believers, but what is Al Muwalaat? It means:
- To Love
- To keep close to
- To befriend
- To accompany
- To help
- To respect
- To elevate
- To have alliance with
- To support

All things are for Allah (swt) and those who he ordered us to have Muwalaat with, not for the disbelievers.


Hatred for the sake of Allah, or Al Mu'adaat, this is the opposite of Al Muwalaat, it is:
- To Hate
- To keep distance from
- To be enemy to
- To desert
- To decline to help
- To disrespect
- To put down
- Not to ally with
- Not to support

Allah ordered us to have Baraa, from the kuffar and from kufr and shirk. He (swt) ordered us to have walaa with the Anbiyah' and the believers, However this is not to be confused with Al Birr. Al Birr is a special circumstance with those kuffar with which we have a covenant with.

Allah (swt) said:
"Allah forbids you not, with regard to those who fight you not for (your) Faith nor drive you out of your homes, from dealing kindly and justly with them: for Allah loves those who are just." [EMQ 60: 8]

Al Walaa wal Baraa' has the most explicit ayat clearly declaring it, more than any other thing in the Qur'an after Tawheed, it is not something that we can argue and dispute over.

The Scholars known to have spoken the most regarding Al Walaa' Wal Baraa' and Al Ta


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