Allah (AWJ) is Sufficient for the believers

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Allah (AWJ) is Sufficient for the believers

As for the sufficer, it is Allah (SWT) alone, as He (AWJ) says.

"Those unto whom men said: 'Verily, the people have gathered against you (a great army) therefore fear them.' But it (only) increased them in Faith. And they said: 'For us Allah is sufficient, and He is the Best Disposer (for us).'" [Aal 'Imraan: 173]; and

"O Prophet (Muhammad SAAWS)! Sufficient for you is Allah and (also for) those who follow you of the believers." [Al-Anfaal:64]

That is, sufficient for you (Muhammad) and sufficient for those believers who followed you is Allah (AWJ). Whoever thought that the meaning is: the sufficer for you (Muhammad) are Allah and the believers together, is surely making a tremendous error. We explained this in a different book (1).


1) See Ibn Taymiyah's Minhaaj As-Sunnah, Vol. 4, p. 55, first edition, for his refutation of those who believe that verse 64 of Surat Al-Anfaal was revealed in reference to Alee bin Abee Taalib (RAA). They claim that Allah (SWT) and Alee (RAA) are sufficient for Muhammad (SAAWS). However, Ibn Taymiyah clearly proved that according to Al-Quraan and As-Sunnah one must believe that only Allah (AWJ) is sufficient for Muhammad (SAAWS) and for all the creatures, otherwise one cannot escape Kufr.