Alliance and Enmity
- One of the conditions of al-Tawheed, and the foundations of the Deen, is to love Allah exclusively and not to love anyone else except for his sake. This is also called al-Walaa’ wal-Baraa’ (To love/ally and hate/have enmity for the sake of Allah). The Prophet (saw) said,
“The strongest knot of Imaan is al-Hubbu-Fillah (To love only for the sake of Allah) and al-Bughdu-Fillah (To hate for the sake of Allah).”
This essential principle is the basis for our relationship with Muslims and non-Muslims and the standard by which we choose our friends and recognise our enemies.