Allah is the “Walî” (Protecting Friend) of those who believe (who are âmenû, those who wish to reach Allah before death). He brings them (their souls’ hearts) out of the darkness into the light; and (as to) those who disbelieve, their friends are the Tâgût (Satans) (they take satans as their friends, Satan does not become a friend to anyone). They take them out of the light into the darkness; they are the inmates of the Fire, in it they shall abide forever.
Have you not seen him who disputed (in anger) with Abraham about his Lord, because Allah had given him the kingdom? When Abraham said (to him): “My Lord is He who gives life and causes to die”, (he said): “I give life and cause death (too)”. Abraham said: “So surely Allah causes the sun to rise from the east, then make it rise from the west”; thus he who disbelieved (in Allah) was confounded (He could not answer him). And Allah does not make the unjust people attain Guidance (Hidayet).
Or the like of him who passed by a town and it had fallen down upon its roofs; he said: “How can Allah give life to this town, now that it is dead”? And Allah caused him to die, and after a hundred years, brought him back to life. He (Allah) said (to him): “How long have you stayed (dead)”? He said: “(Perhaps) I stayed a day or part of a day”. He said: “Nay, you have remained for a hundred years; then look at your food and drink: they have not rotted; and look at your Donkey! And thus We have made of you a (vivid) sign for the people, and look at the bones, how We bring them together and clothe them with flesh”? So (when the Donkey was brought to life and) everything becomes clear to him, he said: “I know (now) that Allah is Powerful over all things”.