roseAllah ta’ala says:

أَلَا إِنَّ أَوْلِيَاءَ اللَّهِ لَا خَوْفٌ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلَا هُمْ يَحْزَنُونَ

Lo! verily the friends of Allah are (those) on whom fear (cometh) not, nor do they grieve.[Qur’an 10:62]

and

إِنَّ الَّذِينَ قَالُوا رَبُّنَا اللَّهُ ثُمَّ اسْتَقَامُوا فَلَا خَوْفٌ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلَا هُمْ يَحْزَنُونَ

“Indeed, those who have said, ‘Our Lord is Allah’, and then remained on a right course – there will be no fear concerning them, nor will they grieve.” [Quran 46:13]

Shaykh Zufiqar Naqshbandi explains:

Khauf refers to fear from an outside source whereas huzn is fear from within, and Allah says that His Friends the Auliyaa of Allah ta’ala are protected from both of these kinds through His Mercy. This special status is only reserved for these honored people, whom Allah ta’ala defines as:

“Those who believe and guard against evil” (10:63)

Allah ta’ala further specifies the rewards of His Auliyaa:

“For them are glad tidings in the life of the present and the Hereafter” (10:64)

Allah ta’ala honours His decisions and promises. Hence, people should practice taqwa in order that they enter into such an honoured category of people such as the Auliyaa.

 

 

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