Shaykh Ibn al-‘Uthaymeen (rahimahullaah) said:

“The true wali is the last of the people to call to himself and place a halo of glorification, reverence and the like around himself. You find that he is a believer, pious, unassuming, and he does not make himself known, nor does he love fame, nor does he like people to turn their attention to him, nor to place their hopes or fears in him.

So, simply by wanting people to venerate him, to hold him in esteem, to revere him, to want to be the one they refer to, and upon whom they depend, such person in truth negates taqwa and he negates wilaayah.”

[Fataawaa Arkaan Al-Islaam, 1/232]

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