“Say: I do not ask of you any reward but love for my near relatives…” (Qur’an 42: 23)

Tawalla means to love and follow the teachings of the Prophet (pbuh) and his Ahlulbayt. However, it is not enough to express the love only through words, but the words must be coupled with actions, i.e. following the laws and guidelines laid out by them and being available whenever needed.