There can be no Wilaayah without Bara’aah

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وَ رُوِيَ عَنِ الرِّضَا ع اَنَّهُ قَالَ: كَمَالُ الدِّينِ وَلَايَتُنَا وَ الْبَرَاءَةُ مِنْ عَدُوِّنَا ثُمَّ قَالَ الصَّفْوَانِيُّ وَ اعْلَمْ اَنَّهُ لَا يَتِمُّ الْوَلَايَةُ وَ لَا تَخْلُصُ‏ الْمَحَبَّةُ وَ لَا تَثْبُتُ الْمَوَدَّةُ لاِلِ مُحَمَّدٍ اِلَّا بِالْبَرَاءَةِ مِنْ عَدُوِّهِمْ قَرِيبًا كَانَ اَوْ بَعِيدًا فَلَا تَأْخُذْكَ بِهِ رَأْفَةٌفَاِنَّ اللهَ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ يَقُولُ‏ لا تَجِدُ قَوْمًا يُؤْمِنُونَ بِاللَّهِ وَ الْيَوْمِ الْآخِرِ يُوادُّونَ مَنْ حَادَّ اللهَ وَ رَسُولَهُ وَ لَوْ كانُوا آباءَهُمْ اَوْ اَبْناءَهُمْ اَوْ اِخْوانَهُمْ اَوْ عَشِيرَتَهُمْ‏ الْآيَةَ.

It is narrated from Imam Reza (peace be upon him) that he (peace be upon him) said, “The perfection of religion is (acceptance of) our mastership and expressing enmity towards our enemies.” Safwaani says, “Know that mastership will not be complete, love will not be pure and adoration for the progeny of Muhammad (peace be upon him and his holy progeny) will not be firm except by expressing enmity towards their enemies, whether near or far. So let not any kindness for them seize you. Surely, Allah – Mighty and Majestic be He – says, ‘You will not find a nation believing in Allah and the Day of Judgment befriending those who act in opposition to Allah and His Apostle, even though they were their (own) fathers, or their sons, or their brothers, or their kinsfolk;… till the end of the verse’. (Surah Mujaadilah (58): Verse 22)


1.    Al-Saraaer al-Haavi, vol. 3, p. 640

2.    Behaar al-Anwaar, vol. 27, p. 58, H. 19

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