Al Wala' Wal Bara'

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Al-wala' wa-l-bara' (Arabic: الولاء والبراء‎‎) is an Arabic term in Islam, meaning "loyalty and disavowal". It signifies loving and hating for the sake of Allah. [1] Al-wala' wa-l-bara' is referred to as holding fast to all that is pleasing to Allah, and withdrawing from and opposing all that is displeasing to Allah; namely the Kafirs (non-muslims) who are to be hated, for the sake of Allah. This is for their calling towards something other than submission to Allah, whether on purpose or by nature of disbelief. Muslims cannot befriend or love disbelievers. Loving for the sake of Allah means to love Allah and to show loyalty to Him by following His Shariah. It means to love all that is good and permissible in the Quran and Sunnah. This type of love requires one to defend Allah's deen and to preserve it. It is to love those who are obedient to Allah and to defend and assist them. Hating for the sake of Allah signifies showing anger towards those who oppose Allah, His Messenger, His deen, and the believers. It is to struggle and fight against them in order to uphold and spread the way of Allah and His Messenger.[2]

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