Part Eight of Six Answers by Shaykh Hisham Kabbani
Allah Orders Believers to Accompany Sadiqeen
And Allah says:
“Bismillah ir-Rahman ir-Raheem, …” “Ya ayyuhal-ladheena aamanu ittaqullaha wa koonu ma’a as-saadiqeen” (Tawba, 119).
“O ye who believe, fear Allah and keep company with those who are True to their word”
The Sadiqeen mentioned here are the ones mentioned above in Ibn Taymiyya’s quotations. And the verse above is a daleel for the need to accompany and to associate with Allah’s Near Ones, the Sadiqeen, who are the highest-level of awliya (saints), as mentioned in Qur’an:
“alaa awliya-ullahi laa khawfun ‘alayhim wa laa hum yahzanun.”
“Nay they are the Friends of God, no fear shall come upon them neither shall they grieve.”
The Sadiqeen are the ones who reached one of the highest stations of faith and they are mentioned again in Qur’an:
“min al-mu’mineena rijaalun sadaqu maa ‘ahadu-Allaha ‘alayh”
“Among the Believers are men who have been true to theirCovenant with Allah”
this verse continues:
“fa minhum man qada nahbahu wa minhum man yantathir wa maa badalu tabdeela”
“and of them some have died and some still wait but they have never changed their determination (in the least.)”
This means that in every time there are people who are holding fast to the Covenant of Allah.
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