(divine favour) and whose very mention is a rahmat (divine mercy) for the world. They have reached Allah and they deliver others to Allah (i.e. they are both Waasil ilallaah and Mْsil ilallaah). Most aptly does the following gracious Qur’aanic aayat apply to these illustrious Souls:
“Those first ones who have taken the lead among the Muhaajireen and
the Ansaar and those who have followed them with the firmest conviction of Imaan (Ihsaan), Allah is well-pleased with them and they are well-pleased with Him.”
They were the true and perfect Mu’mins. They were excellent Muslims.
In reality they were the slaves of Allah. They fully fulfilled the design declared in the aayat:
“I have not created jinn and man except that they worship Me.”
Written by Muhammad Zakariya Kandhlawi