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إِنَّ أَوْلَى ٱلنَّاسِ بِإِبْرَاهِيمَ لَلَّذِينَ ٱتَّبَعُوهُ وَهَـٰذَا ٱلنَّبِيُّ وَٱلَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ وَٱللَّهُ وَلِيُّ ٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ
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-Âl ‘Imrân ( آل عمران )

Al Qushairi Tafsir

Surely the people with the best claim, Abraham, are those who followed him, and this Prophet, and those who believe; and God is the Protector of the believers.
Whereas whims (ahwāÌ) and blameworthy innovations (bidaʿ) break up [a group] so that each faction ends up in error, the people of truth (ahl al-ḥaqq) in every era, and every time and moment, hold to the best proof and will be a single party. They will be those with the best claim [to Abraham] over others. Abraham was a companion of truth (ṣāḥib al-ḥaqq).
Whoever professes his religion (dīn)-as in the example of our Messenger ﷺ and his community-belongs to the religion of Abraham (عليه السلام), which is the declara- tion of the unity (tawḥīd) of God (سبحانه وتعالى).
And God is the Protector (walī) of the believers because they have been entrusted108 with His religion (dīn) and they act in harmony with the declaration of His unity (tawḥīd). The protecting friendship (walāya) of God comes with aid (ʿawn), help (nuṣra), selection (takhṣīṣ), and nearness (qurba).