Awliya' of Allah and of Satan

Q 1: Who are the righteous and pious Slaves of Allah and the allies of Satan?

A: The Awliya' (pious people) of Allah are the pious believers as Allah (Exalted be He) says in the Ayah (Qur'anic verse) which states: No doubt! Verily, the Auliyâ’ of Allâh [i.e. those who believe in the Oneness of Allâh and fear Allâh much (abstain from all kinds of sins and evil deeds which he has forbidden), and love Allâh much (perform all kinds of good deeds which He has ordained)], no fear shall come upon them nor shall they grieve. Those who believed (in the Oneness of Allâh - Islâmic Monotheism), and used to fear Allâh much (by abstaining from evil deeds and sins and by doing righteous deeds). (Part No. 2; Page No. 434) Iman (Faith) and Taqwa (fear/wariness of offending Allah) are to act upon the obedience of Allah and His Messenger (peace be upon him) and to abstain from all that Allah and His Messenger forbade including Bid`ahs (innovations in religion), superstitions and acts of Shirk (associating others with Allah in His Divinity or worship).The allies of Satan are his followers including Mushriks (those who associate others with Allah in His Divinity or worship), believers of superstitions and innovators who deaden the Sunnah (supererogatory acts of worship following the example of the Prophet) and revive Bid`ah and prohibitions. Allah (Exalted be He) says: His power is only over those who obey and follow him (Satan), and those who join partners with Him (Allâh i.e. those who are Mushrikûn i.e. polytheists. See Verse 6:121). Those who assume servitude (to Allah) or it is attributed to them will not be true servants until they believe in the Oneness of Allah, act according to the Book of Allah and the Sunnah of His Messenger and abstain from Shirk (associating others with Allah in His Divinity or worship) and acts of Bid`ah.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.