Although Babur was a Muslim ruler who established an empire in which Islam was a minority religion, there is relatively little direct discussion of religion in his memoir. Accordingly, expressions of religiosity have remained a relatively understudied aspect of this important text. While Babur scarcely refers directly to Islam in his memoir, his Islamic religiosity is very much evident in his dream narratives, which describe his oneiric encounters with Sufī awliyā, or saints. Viewing the Baburnama as a reflection of the political and religious milieu in which Babur lived, I analyze one of the two principal dream narratives included in his memoir as an articulation of Timurid religiosity and kingship. When properly contextualized, this particular dream narrative emerges as a textual space in which understandings of walāya, or saintly authority, and Turko-Mongol kingship are negotiated. Analysis of this particular dream narrative suggests that in Babur’s milieu, walāya and royal sovereignty were two closely connected forms of authority—with royals competing for the support of politically-involved Sufī shaykhs and, conversely, with members of Sufī groups vying for the loyalty of various royals. Ultimately, my analysis attempts to provide new perspectives on the role of Islam in Timurid-Mughal conceptions of political legitimacy and kingship.