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OmAbdullah
09-02-2015, 07:00 PM
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Ninety-Nine Beautiful Names Of Allah And Their Meaning

( First are the Asmaa’ullahi Al-Husna in Arabic only, then is Their transliteration and translation in English, followed by their explanation One By One)


هوالله الذي لا إلاه إلا هو ألرحمن, ألرحيم,

الملك, القدوس, السلام, المؤمن, المهيمن, العزيز,


الجبار, المتكبر, الخالق, البارئ, المصور, الغفار,

القهار, الوهاب, الرزاق, الفتاح, العليم, القابض,

الباسط, الخافض, الرافع, المعز, المذل, السميع,


البصير, الحكم, العدل, اللطيف, الخبير, الحليم,


العظيم, الغفور, الشكور, العلي, الكبير, الحفيظ,


المقيت, الحسيب, الجليل, الكريم, الرقيب, المجيب,


الواسع, الحكيم, الودود, المجيد, الباعث, الشهيد,


الحق, الوكيل, القوي, المتين, الولي, الحميد,


المحصي, المبدئ, المعيد, المحي, المميت, الحي,

القيوم, الواجد, الماجد, الواحد, الأحد, الصمد,

القادر, المقتدر, المقدم, المؤخر, الأول, الآخر,


الظاهر, الباطن, الوالى, المتعالى, البر, التواب,


المنتقم, العفو, الرؤوف, مالك الملك, ذوالجلال و


الإكرام, المقسط, الجامع, الغني, المغني, المانع,


الضآر, النافع, النور, الهادي, البديع, الباقي, الوارث


الرشيد, الصبور


In some other books there are three more beautiful names
, they come in place of Al-Muqeet, and before Al-Muntaqim and Al-Maani’ respectively, they are :

المغيث, المنعم, المعطي.






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Lady A
09-02-2015, 07:42 PM
Thank you for this post. I'm currently in the process of learning Allah's 99 attributes. Looking forward to more posts, details. :sunny:
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OmAbdullah
09-03-2015, 10:06 PM
English Transliteration and translation of the Asmaa’il-Husna

Allah The Greatest said in surah Al-A’raaf verse 180 (its English translation is):

180. And (all) the Most Beautiful Names belong to Allah, so call on Him by them, and leave the company of those who belie or deny (or utter impious speech against) His Names.
They will be requited for what they used to do.

The Beautiful Names of Allah are present in The Holy Quraan. These Excellent Names express Allah’s Attributes of Perfection.

In the Hadeeth 99 names of that Exalted and Pure Being have been enumerated, which Tirmidhi and Ibn Maajah have related on the authority of Abu Hurairah. If one studies these Names as mentioned in the Holy Quraan and the Hadeeth carefuly, he/she can easily understand the Great, Excellent and Perfect Qualities of Allah.


  1. Al-Rahmaan, The Beneficent



  1. Al-Raheem, The Merciful

  2. Al-Malik, The Monarch, Sovereign

  3. Al-Quddoos, The Holy One

  4. Al-Salaam, The Source of safety

  5. Al-Mo’min, The Giver of peace

  6. Al-Mohemin, The Guardian

  7. Al-Azeez, The All Mighty

  8. Al-Jabbaar, The Enforcer of His decrees


10. Al-Mutakabbir, The Ever Supreme

11. Al-Khaaliq, The Creator

12. Al-Baari’o, The Evolver

13. Al-Musawwir, The Bestower of Forms

14. Al-Ghaffaar, The Forgiver

15. Al-Qahhaar, The Omnipotent, The Irresistible

16. Al-Wahhaab, The Bestower of bounties

17. Al-Razzaaq, The Giver of sustenance

18. Al-Fattaah, The Opner

19. Al-Aleem, The Omniscient, The All-Knowing,

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OmAbdullah
09-05-2015, 12:25 PM
Asmaa’ullahi Al-Husna continued:

20. Al-Qaabid, The Restainer

21. Al-Baasit, The Stretcher

22. Al-Khaafid, The Humbler

23. Al-Raafi’ The Exalter

24. Al-Mu’iz, The Bestower of honor

25. Al-Mudhil, The Giver of disgrace

26. Al-Samee’, The All-Hearing

27. Al-Baseer, The All-Seeing

28. Al-Hakam, The Arbitrator

29. Al-Adal, The Just

30. Al-Lateef, The Gracious

31. Al-Khabeer, The All-Knowing

32. Al-Haleem, The Forbearing

33. Al-Azheem, The Immense

34. Al-Ghafoor, The Forgiving

35. Al-Shakoor, The Acknowledger of gratitude

36. Al-Ali, The Exalted

37. Al-Kabeer, The Great

38. Al-Hafeezh, The Protector

39. Al-Muqeet, The Controller

40. Al-Haseeb, The Reckoner


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OmAbdullah
09-06-2015, 09:12 PM
Asmaa’ullahi Al-Husna continued:

41. Al-Jaleel, The Mighty one

42. Al-Kareem, The Generous

43. Al-Raqeeb, The Watchful One

44. Al-Mujeeb, The Responder to prayer

45. Al-Wasi, The All-Comprehending

46. Al-Hakeem, The All-Wise

47. Al-Wadood, The Loving One

48. Al-Majeed, The Majestic One

49. Al-Baa’ith, The Resurrector

50. Al-Shaheed, The Witness

51. Al-Haqq, The Truth

52. Al-Wakeel, The Trustee

53. Al-Qawiyy, The Possessor of All Strength, The All-Powerful

54. Al-Mateen, The Forceful One

55. Al- Waliyy, he Governor, The supporter

56. Al-Hameed, The Praiseworthy

57. Al-Muhsi, The Appraiser

58. Al-Mubdi, The Originator

59. Al-Mu’eed, The Restorer

60. Al-Muhyi, the Giver of life

61. Al-Mumeet, The Taker of Life, The Causer of death

62. Al-Hayy, The ever-Living One

63. Al-Qayyum, The Self-Existing One, The Eternal Guardian

64. Al-waajid, The Bringer into existence, The Finder

65. Al-Maajid, The Glorious

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OmAbdullah
09-07-2015, 06:44 PM
The Beautiful Names of Allah continued:

66. Al-Waahid, The One

67. Al-Ahad, The Only One

68. Al-Samad, The Absolute Master and Refuge for all,

69. Al-Qaadir, The All-Powerful

70. Al-Muqtadir, The Creator of All Power

71. Al-Muqaddim, The Expediter

72. Al-Mu’akhkhir, The Delayer

73. Al-Awwal, The First

74. Al-Aakhir, The Last

75. Al-Zaahir, The Manifest One

76. Al-Baatin, The Hidden One

77. Al-Waali, The Protecting Friend

78. Al-Muta’ali, The Supreme One

79. Al-Barr, The Doer of good

80. Al-Tawwaab, The Acceptor of repentance

81. Al-Muntaqim, The Avenger

82. Al-Afuww, The Forgiver

83. Al-Ra’ouf, The Affectionate

84. Maalikul-Mulk, The Owner of dominion

85. Dhu-al-Jalaal- wa al-Ikraam, The Lord of majesty and bounty

(Dhul-Jalaali-wal-Ikraam)

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OmAbdullah
09-09-2015, 10:17 PM
The Beautiful Names of Allah continued

86. Al-Muqsit, The Equitable

87. Al-Jaami’, The Gatherer

88. Al-Ghanee, The Rich One

89. Al-Mughnee The Enricher

90. Al-Maani’, The Preventer of harm

91. Al-Daar, The Distresser, (The Giver of distress)

92. Al-Naafi’, The Beneficial, (The Giver of benefit)

93. Al-Noor, The Light, The Illuminator

94. Al-Haadee, The Guide

95. Al-Badee’, The Originator

96. Al-Baaqee, The Everlasting One

97. Al-Waarith, The Inheritor of all and everything

98. Al-Rasheed, The Rightly Directing One

99. Al-Saboor, The Patient
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OmAbdullah
09-13-2015, 06:29 PM
Some Explanation of the Beautiful Names of Allah

الله

Allah


Allah
is the Name of Almighty God which is All- inclusive of the meanings and Beautiful Attributes of Allah. According to some scholars like Ibn Qayyim, Sebawiyyah and Al-Tabari, it is derived from Al-ilah while others don’t consider it to be derived from any word. This name is called Lafaz “Jalaalah”. Al-Tabari said that the Name “Allah” is Dho-Al-Alohiyyah wa Al-Maboodiyyah which means that it is related with God-hood and worshipping. Allah is the only One Ilah (God) and the only One Mabood (The Supreme Being to be worshipped).

We find the Name Allah in many verses that tell us about Tawheed. Tawheed means the absolute Oneness of God and that is Allah Alone. The examples of such verses are:

Kalemah Tayyibah:


Laa ilaaha illa Allah, Muhammadur-Rasoolullah.

There is no God except Allah and Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah.

Kalemah Shahaadah:

Ash-hadu anlaa ilaaha illa Allah, wa ash-hadu anna Muhammadar-Rasoolullah.

I testify that there is no God except Allah, and I testify that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah.

Kalemah Tawheed:


Laa ilaaha illa Allaho wahdahoo laa shareeka lah, Lahul mulku wa lahul hamdu, yuhyee wa yumeetu wa huwa Hayyun laa yamoot abadan abada Dhul-Jalaali wal- Ikraam, bi-yadihil khair wa huwa ala kulli shai’in Qadeer.

There is no God but Allah, The One Who has no associate/partner. HIS is the kingdom and HIS are the praises, HE gives life and death and HE is always alive, and will never die, HE is the Lord of Majesty and Bounty, in HIS Hand is all good, and HE has power over all things.

The first verse of surah Al-Ikhlaas:

Qul howa-Allaho Ahad

Say, “HE is Allah the Unique One”.

WE see that in all of the above verses, which describe the Oneness of God, the Name Allah is used.
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OmAbdullah
09-20-2015, 03:40 PM
الرب

Al-Rabb
The Lord

This beautiful name of Allah is not given in the above collection of the beautiful names but it is present in some other collections. Also the name Al-Rabb has come in the Holy Quraan hundreds of times as is mentioned in the book Fiqh Al-Asmaa’-il-Husna It is also repeatedly recited in our daily prayers, for e.g. Alhamdu-lillahi Rabbil-aalameen, (surah Al Fatiha 2nd verse)
It means: All praises are due for Allah, the Lord of the worlds.

Subhaana
Rabbiyal Azeem, (Glorified is my Lord, The Magnificent) It is recited in rakoo’ when we bow down in our prayer.

Subhaana
Rabbiyal A’la (Glorified is my Lord, The Highest). It is recited in sujood (prostrations).

Allah said in the Holy Quraan in surah AL-Naba’ verse 37 :

Rabbi-ssamaawaati wal- ardi wa maa bainahumaa-Al-Rahmaan laa yamlikoona minhu khitaabah

English translation:


The Lord of the heavens and the earth, and whatsoever is in between them, is the Rahmaan, none can dare to speak with Him (on the Day of Resurrection except after His Leave).


Qul aghair-Allahi abghi rabban wa huwa Rabbu kulli shai’

Al-An’aam, 164

English translation:

Say: "Shall I seek a lord other than Allah, while He is the Lord of all things?...

Qul inna salaatee wa nusukee wa mahyaaya wa mamaatee lillahi Rabbil-aalameen. Al-An’aam 162

English translation:

Say: "Truly, my prayer and my service of sacrifice, my life and my death, are (all) for Allah, the Cherisher of the Worlds:



This name Al-Rabb is related with Tawheed-Al-Raboobiyyah which means the absolute oneness of Lord-hood

According to this tawheed we must believe that Allah is the Lord of everyone and everything and there is no Lord other than Allah.
The meaning of Rabb is Al-Malik-al-Mudabbir i.e. The Master, The Sovereign, Who is the Manager of all affairs of the universe,.
And the Raboobiyyah of Allah on HIS creation means that HE (Allah) is the Only One Who creates them, all are in HIS possession and HE alone manages the affairs of all creation including mankind and Jinn.

The Oneness of Rabb also means to believe that Allah Subhaanahu wa Ta’ala is the One Who gives us life and death, benefits and harms, accepts and answers our du’aa (prayers, supplication), HE is the Provider as well as the Preventer; and HE has power over all HIS creation. In short, HIS is the creation and HIS is the Command as Allah Almighty said in surah Al-A’araaf verse 54:
….. Ala lahul khalqu wal-amr, Tabaarak-Allaho Rabbul-aalameen.

English translation of the complete verse 54 of surah Al-A’araaf:
54. In fact, your Guardian-Lord is Allah alone , Who created the heavens and the earth in six days, and then firmly established on the throne (of HIS Kingdom); Who makes the night cover the day, each seeking the other in rapid succession; Who created the sun, the moon, and the stars, (all) governed by laws under His command. Note it well: HIS is the creation and HIS the Command (HIS is the Sovereignty). Full of blessings is Allah, the Lord of the worlds!

Under the Attribute Al-Rabb also comes destiny. Our fortune/luck is all in the hands of that single and unique Lord, “AL-Rabb”. So whatever good or bad befalls us, it happens by Allah Almighty’s Knowledge, Will and Power. Nothing can happen in this universe without Allah’s Will. Therefore, Allah, Al-Rabb has the right to be worshipped and obeyed; and that we must remain humble and grateful to HIM. Du’aa, request must be done to the One Whose is the creation and Command and we all must fear only HIM.

Allah is Rabbil-Arshil-Azeem, i.e. The Lord and Master of the Great Throne. So Allah Almighty is the real true King and the Law-Giver. Therefore all of us mankind is obligated to follow the rules and regulations given by our Rabb Allah. All chiefs/rulers must implement the Laws that the True Lord Allah has revealed in the Holy Quraan and are explained in the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad (Allah's Peace and Blessings be upon him). Every Chief must take lesson from the fate of Fir’on (Pharaoh) whose body, along with the bodies of his army, are preserved in the pyramids of Egypt for warning!



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OmAbdullah
10-06-2015, 09:31 PM
الرحمن و الرحيم

Al-Rahmaan and Al-Raheem


The Beneficent and The Merciful


(Note: In Arabic some words are written as Al-Rabb, Al-Rahman and Al-Raheem but are read as Ar-Rabb, Ar-Rahmaan and Ar-Raheem.)

These two beautiful names “Al-Rahmaan and Al-Raheem are great names which are of great benefit for us (mankind). These have frequently come in the Holy Qur’aan for e.g.
Al-Rahmaanu alal Arshi-stawa (surah Taha, 5)

5. (Allah) Most Gracious is firmly established on the throne (of authority).

Al-Rahmaanu allamal Qur’aan (surah Al-Rahman, 1 and 2)


Al-Raheem

This name usually comes in conjucation with other names for e.g. Ar-Rahmaanir-Raheem (written as Al-Rahmani-Al-Raheem), Al-Barrur-Raheem, Al-Ghafoorur-Raheem (Al-Ghafooru Al-Raheem).

These two names (Al-Rahmaan, Al-Raheem) are the essential part of the verse Bismillahir-Rahmaanir-Raheem (written as “Bismi Allahi Al-Rahmaani Al-Raheem).This is the starting verse of all surahs except surah Al-Tawbah (read as At-Tawbah) which is not started with this verse because this verse presents vast Kindness and Mercy of Allah Almighty. In the surah Al-Tawbah Allah announced the breaking of peace treaty with the mushrikeen (idolaters) therefore, it was not started with this verse of Mercy and Rahmaaniah. The peace treaty was already broken from the side of the idolaters as they acted against it again and again; and due to that Allah ordered the Final Prophet (Allah's Peace and Blessings be upon him) to announce its cancellation.

The verse “Bismillahir-Rahmaanir-Raheem” is revealed in the Holy Qur’aan 114 times, 113 times in the beginning of all surahs except surah Al-Tawbah and once inside surah Al-Namal. There it is in the beginning of a letter written by the Prophet Sulaimaan (Allah's Peace and Blessings be upon him) to the queen of Sabaa to invite her to Islam. In fact a bird called Hudhud had informed Sulaimaan alaihi salaam that a queen and her nation worshipped the Sun instead of One God Allah. Then Sulaimaan alaihi salaam wrote the letter to invite her to the worship of One Single God Allah, started it with Bismillahir-Rahmaanir-Raheem and sent it to her by the same bird “Hudhud”!!!

Here is an important point to note, i.e. birds and animals know that only One God Allah must be worshipped but most of the human beings know it not, alas!!!

Bismillahir-Rahmaanir-Raheem is a kalimah/verse which the Prophet Muhammad (Allah's Peace and Blessings be upon him) used to read in the beginning of every work and we, the Muslims are advised to read the same. Then we will have to do only good, kind and merciful actions because we cannot start doing evil things with this verse/kalimah of mercy.

Al-Rahmaan—The Beneficent, Gracious and Compassionate--- is the quality of Allah due to which we enjoy all of the blessings in body as well as in the surrounding. This Attribute is equally beneficial for both of the Muslims and non-Muslims. Rather the non-Muslims and carefree non practicing Muslims enjoy more Rahmaaniah (blessings due to this quality) of Allah. The reason is that for the non-Muslims there is only Fire in the Hereafter. So any good that they do here is rewarded in this world by Allah’s blessings!

The blessings of Allah due to Rahmaaniah are numerous. Allah said in surah Al-Nahal verse 18:

18. If you want to count the blessing of Allah, you will not be able to count it. Surely, Allah is Forgiving Merciful.


.Here Allah used the singular word “ni’mah" which means a blessing. But Allah said that we cannot count it. Let us take the example of a single blessing “eyes”.
This one blessing contains 2 eyes and not one. Allah gave us vision i.e. the ability to see with these two eyes.

Vision: We can see things in bright day, but we also have ability to see at night. Sometimes we come across a patient having night blindness. So we must be thankful to Allah for ability to see even at night. Then there are patients who are color-blind. They cannot enjoy the beauty of this colorful world. Again, a patient may complain that he doesn’t know green color because he is color-blind for green color only. That means we have separate vision for each color. There are so many colors!!! Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar wa lillahil-hamd!!!

Then eyes are also the sign of beauty! Although Allah Almighty keeps our body’s balance through the ears but some of the balance is also maintained through the eyes. So one blessing is composed of many blessings! But this counting is according to our very little knowledge, Its full count may be beyond human understanding! Allah Almighty knows the best.

Then, o Jinn and humankind, which of the blessings of your Lord will you deny?
We must be very thankful to Allah Almighty for HIS blessings.

Al-Raheem:
This Quality is that of the Mercy of Allah. Allah is Arhamur-Raahimeen (Allah is the Most Merciful, none has mercy equal to Allah). Allah is the Creator of all mercy as well as the Bestower of all mercy. Allah’s mercy surpassed HIS anger.

According to a unanimous hadeeth shareef of Muhammad salla Allaho alaihi wa sallam, Allah sent 1/100 part of HIS mercy among Jinn, mankind, all animals and vermins. Due to this mercy they have sympathy and mercy with each other; and a wild animal is kind to its young ones. And Allah left 99/100 of HIS mercy to use for HIS servents on the Day of Judgment. [Unanimous (Bukhaari and Muslim)].

In the Hereafter the 99/100 parts of Allah’s mercy shall be only for the Prophets alaihim salaam and for the believers while kafirs/ unbelievers shall be deprived of Allah’s mercy.

Allah said in surah Al-A’raaf 156 (its English translation is):

155.
And Moses chose from his people seventy men for Our appointment. And when the earthquake seized them, he said, "My Lord, if You had willed, You could have destroyed them before and me [as well]. Would You destroy us for what the foolish among us have done? This is not but Your trial by which You send astray whom You will and guide whom You will. You are our Protector, so forgive us and have mercy upon us; and You are the best of forgivers.

156.
And decree for us in this world [that which is] good and [also] in the Hereafter; indeed, we have turned unto You." [ Allah ] said, "My punishment - I afflict with it whom I will, but My mercy encompasses all things." So I will decree it [especially] for those who fear Me and give zakah and those who believe in Our verses -

[In the above two verses, only the last part of the verse 156 (bold) is related with the mercy of Allah Almighty but I had to write complete 2 verses 155 and 156 to understand the situation.]

From the above principle of Allah regarding HIS mercy, we must understand that although the mercy of Allah is encompassing everything but as for mankind, Allah will ordain it only for those who:



  1. Fear Allah and guard themselves against disobedience to HIM,
  2. They regularly pay the obligatory charity,
  3. They believe in the verses/signs of Allah.


Also to get more mercy of Allah, a Muslim should take guidance from the verses like Al-An’aam 155, Al-Noor 56, Al-A’raaf 56 and many others. The English translation of some of these verses is:

Al-An’aam 155:
And this is a blessed Book (the Quran) which We have sent down, so follow it and fear Allah (i.e. do not disobey His Orders), that you may receive mercy (i.e. saved from the torment of Hell).

Al-A’raaf 56:

And do not do mischief on the earth, after it has been set in order, and invoke Him with fear and hope; Surely, Allah's Mercy is (ever) near unto the good-doers.

Al-Noor 56:

And perform As-Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat), and give Zakat and obey the Messenger (Muhammad SAW) that you may receive mercy (from Allah).


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OmAbdullah
10-23-2015, 12:06 AM
الملك و المليك

Al-Malik and Al-Maleek


It means that Allah Almighty is The King, The Sovereign; and The Owner and Possessor of all man-kind as well as of all of the creation.
Both of these beautiful names have come in the Holy Qur’aan. The name Al-Malik can be seen in the following verses of surah Al-Hashar and Al-Mo’minoon.

Al-Hashar 23:
هو الله لذي لا الاه الا هو الملك القدوس .....


سورة المؤمنون 116 : فتعالى الله الملك الحق ...

The English translation of these verses is:

Al-Hashar 23:

He is Allah , other than whom there is no deity, the Sovereign, the Pure, the Perfection, the Bestower of Faith, the Overseer, the Exalted in Might, the Compeller, the Superior. Exalted is Allah above whatever they associate with Him.


Al-Mo’minoon 116:

116. So exalted is Allah , the Sovereign, the Truth; there is no deity except Him, Lord of the Noble Throne.


Al-Maleek

Al-Maleek occurs in verse 55 of Surah Al-Qamar:

إن المتقين في جنت ونهر . في مقعد صد ق عند مليك مقتدر.

54. Indeed, the righteous will be among gardens and rivers,


55. In a seat of honor near a Sovereign, Perfect in Ability.

It also means that Allah is the King / the Sovereign of the entire universe and not of a particular region or of a specific country. HIS Sovereignty and Rule comprehends the whole universe and creation. Allah is the Owner of all treasures in the Heavens and the earth and those in between them. These two names prove that Allah Almighty is the Owner of everyone and everything and Allah can use the things and the creation in any way that HE wills. Also, it is true that all depend upon Allah for every necessity. So they cannot become independent of Allah. We all are Allah’s servants, no one can escape HIS possession nor can anyone live without HIS help and blessings.

Allah said in Al-Zukhruf 85:

85. And blessed is He to Whom belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth, and all between them: with Him is the Knowledge of the Hour (of Judgment): and to Him shall ye be brought back.


And in Surah Faatir 15-17:

15. O mankind, you are those in need of Allah , while Allah is the Free of need, the Praiseworthy.

16. If He wills, He can do away with you and bring forth a new creation.
17. And that is for Allah not difficult.

And in Al-Ankaboot 60:

60. And so many a moving (living) creature there is, that carries not its own provision! Allah provides for it and for you. And He is the All-Hearer, the All-Knower.


Some examples of the quality of Malikiyyah (Ownership) of Allah can be described in the following fields. ( this is according to the understanding of the Muslim scholars in the Holy Quraan and the Sunnah, otherwise the vast Malikiyyah of Allah Almighty is beyond the scope of human knowledge):


Ahkaam Al-Qadariyyah (the fortune /destiny of the creation),

Ahkaam Al-Shariyyah (all affairs of the religion)

Ahkaam Al- Jaza’iyyah (the recompense) in this world as well as in the Hereafter.

Allah the Al-Malik has absolute power, Honor, Ability, and Knowledge to comprehend, encompass, and control everything. Allah uses HIS vast Wisdom, Mercy and Justice to carry out HIS plans … Allah has a general command for the upper world (heavens) and the lower world (earth + oceans) etc. as well as for this world and for the Hereafter.

Allah has HIS fixed plans and does and orders whatever HE wills in HIS Sovereignty. There is no one to stop HIS orders or to turn the things against HIS will.
Allah said in Surah Ali-Imran 189 (its English translation is):

189.
And to Allah belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth, and Allah has power over all things.

And in Surah Al-Furqan 25-26 (their English translation is):

25.
And [mention] the Day when the heaven will split open with [emerging] clouds, and the angels will be sent down in successive descent.
26. The sovereignty on that Day will be the true (sovereignty), belonging to the Most Beneficent (Allah), and it will be a hard Day for the disbelievers (those who disbelieve in the Oneness of Allah Islamic Monotheism)

… and in Surah Ghafir 16 (its English translation is):

16.
The Day they come forth nothing concerning them will be hidden from Allah . To whom belongs [all] sovereignty this Day? To Allah , the One, the Irresistible.
So the scholars described the attribute of Al-Malik as follows:

Ahkam Al- Qadariyyah)

The life and death of all is ordained by Allah’s Command. When death of someone is ordained by Allah’s Command, no one can prevent it. If Allah ordained, for someone, loss and for another one gain, no one can change it or stop it from happening. Giving honor or humiliation, illness or health, wealth or poverty, high or low status, to some Allah gives sons, to some daughters, to some both and to some no children at all, all of these things are ordained by Allah as HE wills and none else has the power to control these things.

Ahkaam Al-Shariyyah:

For the Commands of religion Allah sent Prophets and Messengers and revealed Divine Books having Laws and Commands. The Prophets and messengers were ordered to guide mankind to live by the Laws and Commands of Allah. So we all must live by the faith and actions ordered by Allah, and abstain from crossing the limits ordained by HIM.

Ahkaam Al-Jaza’iyyah:

Allah shall recompense us all, for good and bad deeds, in the Hereafter. Allah also rewards and punishes in this world according to HIS Wisdom but the place for Final Justice and Recompense is the next world in the life Hereafter.
All of these Commands are according to Allah’s wisdom, knowledge and justice and all are in HIS possession. None has the power to control them. Allah said in

surah Al-Anbiyaa 23 (its English translation is):

23. He cannot be questioned as to what He does, while they will be questioned.


Ibn. Qayyim said: “The truth about Sovereignty ( Al-Malik) is providing, preventing, honoring and dishonoring, rewarding with good or punishing according to Allah’s pleasure or anger respectively, giving high position ( like to a king ) or taking it away from them. Allah said in surah Ali-Imraan 26-27, (the English translation of these verses is):

26.
Say, "O Allah , Owner of Sovereignty, You give sovereignty to whom You will and You take sovereignty away from whom You will. You honor whom You will and You humble whom You will. In Your hand is [all] good. Indeed, You are able to do all things.

27. You cause the night to enter the day, and You cause the day to enter the night; and You bring the living out of the dead, and You bring the dead out of the living. And You give provision to whom You will without account."

And Allah said in surah Al-Rahmaan verses 29 -30, (their English translation is):

29. Whosoever is in the heavens and on earth begs of Him (its needs from Him). Every day He has a matter to bring forth (such as giving honour to some, disgrace to some, life to some, death to some, etc.)!

Another translation of the same verse is:

29. Of Him seeks (its need) every creature in the heavens and on earth: every day in (new) Splendour doth He (shine)!


30. Then which of the Blessings of your Lord will you both (jinns and men) deny?


Allah forgives whom HE wills, gives health to sick and removes his pain, removes grief from and helps the oppressed ones, catches the cruel oppressors, makes beggars rich, will give honor to a low person and will bring down a powerful person, will take away some people and bring others in their place, will give rise and fall to nations and has written and ordained everything in fixed measure so that nothing comes earlier or later than its ordained time. So HE alone is The Malik and Possessor of all. All of HIS ordinances for HIS creation stay within HIS mercy, justice and wisdom; and nothing can go beyond HIS will and power.
Here is the English translation of a few verses for your understanding:

Surah Faatir 13-14;

13. He merges the night into the day (i.e. the decrease in the hours of the night are added to the hours of the day), and He merges the day into the night (i.e. the decrease in the hours of the day are added to the hours of the night). And He has subjected the sun and the moon, each runs its course for a term appointed. Such is Allah your Lord; His is the kingdom. And those, whom you invoke or call upon instead of Him, own not even a Qitmir (the thin membrane over the datestone).


14. If you invoke (or call upon) them, they hear not your call, and if (in case) they were to hear, they could not grant it (your request) to you. And on the Day of Resurrection, they will disown your worshipping them. And none can inform you (O Muhammad SAW) like Him Who is the AllKnower (of each and everything).

Surah Al-Maa’idah 76;
Say (O Muhammad SAW to mankind): "How do you worship besides Allah something which has no power either to harm or to benefit you? But it is Allah Who is the All-Hearer, All-Knower."

Surah Al-Isra 56;

56. Say (O Muhammad SAW): "Call unto those besides Him whom you pretend [to be gods like angels, Iesa (Jesus), 'Uzair (Ezra), etc.]. They have neither the power to remove the adversity from you nor even to change them."
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OmAbdullah
11-06-2015, 10:25 PM

القدوس, ِالسبوح
Al-Quddoos, Al-Subooh ( read as As-Subooh)

Al-Quddos means The Holy One and Al-Subooh means The Prais-Worthy.


Al-Qudoos is mentioned in the Holy Quraan for e.g. in surah al-Hashar verse 23 and surah Al-Jummah verse 1.

Al-Subooh has come in the Sunnah. Ayishah rAa said that the Messenger salla Allaho alaihi wa sallam used to say in his rakoo and sujood ( bowing and prostration), “ Subboohun Quddoosun Rabbul Malaa’ikati wa Al-Rooh (read as Ar-Rooh).

The Two names confirm that Allah is very high above any defect, and weaknesses. For e.g. Allah is always alive and shall never die, is always awake and never sleeps. Even Allah doesn’t become drowsy. Allah is high above the weakness of needing or having children or wife. Allah cannot be resembled to any creation nor can any creation be resembled to HIM.

The exp. Note No. 37 of the verse 23 of surah Al-Hshar in the Commentary tafheem.net, (go to Towards Understanding the Quraan) gives good explanation of the name Al-Quddoos. It is here in the following:

*37 Quddus is a superlative. It means that AIlah is far exalted that He should have a fault or defect or demerit: He is the purest Being, no evil can be imagined about Him. Here, one should clearly understand that the attribute of holiness is a foremost accompaniment of sovereignty. Man's intellect and nature refuse to believe that a being who is the bearer of sovereignty may be mischievous, ill behaved, ill-natured, who may be characterised with these base qualities from whose power and authority his subjects might be in danger of suffering evil instead of being blessed with good. That is why wherever man thinks sovereignty is centred, he assumes holiness also to be there, even if it is not there, for absolute sovereignty is inconceivable without holiness. But. obviously, there is no real Sovereign except Allah, Who is holy, nor can there be. Whether it is monarchy, or sovereignty of the people, or dictatorship of the socialist system, or some other form of human rule in any case holiness for it is inconceivable.

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OmAbdullah
11-13-2015, 09:39 PM
Verse 23 of surah Al-Hashr has a few beautiful names of Allah Almighty which are explained in the Tafheemul-Quraan. I have already explained some of them. For the remaining I will post the exp. notes of the same verse. The verse and its English translation are here:
هُوَ اللّٰهُ الَّذِىۡ لَاۤ اِلٰهَ اِلَّا هُوَ​ۚ اَلۡمَلِكُ الۡقُدُّوۡسُ السَّلٰمُ الۡمُؤۡمِنُ الۡمُهَيۡمِنُ الۡعَزِيۡزُ الۡجَـبَّارُ الۡمُتَكَبِّرُ​ؕ سُبۡحٰنَ اللّٰهِ عَمَّا يُشۡرِكُوۡن23)

(59:23) He is Allah: there is no god but He: the King,36 the Holy,37 the All-Peace,39 the Giver of security,38 the Overseer,40 the Most Mighty,41 the Overpowering,42 the All-Great.43 Exalted be He from whatever they associate with Him.

Al-Salaam (read as As-Salaam):

The All-Peace

Exp-note 38:


38. The word As-Salam as used in the original means peace and Secure, Allah’s being called As-Salam means that He is peace and safety personified. He is far exalted that some calamity or weakness or defect should befall Him, or His Perfection should suffer a decline or blemish.

Al-Mu’min (The Giver of security):


Exp-note 39:


39. The word Al-Mu'min is derived from amn, which means to secure from fear, and Mu'min is one who provides security to others. Allah has been called Al-Mumin in the sense that He provides security to His creatures. His creatures are secure from the fear that He would ever wrong them, or deprive them of their rights, or allow their rewards to go to waste, or would violate the promises He has made with them. Then, since no object has been mentioned with this subject, but the epithet of Al-Mumin has been used absolutely, it automatically gives the meaning that His security comprehends the entire universe and all that it contains.


Al-Muhaimin


Exp-note 40:


40. The word Al-Muhaimin has three meanings:

(1) The Guardian and Protector.

(2) The Observer who sees what everyone does.

(3) The Being Who has taken up the responsibility to fulfill the needs and requirements of the people.

Here also, since the word Al-Muhaimin has been used absolutely, and no object has been mentioned of this subject, therefore, it by itself gives the implied meaning that He is guarding and protecting all creatures, is watching the acts and deeds of everyone, and has taken up the responsibility of sustaining and providing for every creature in the universe with its needs and requirements.


Al-Azeez: (The All-Mighty):


Exp-note 41:


41. Al-Aziz: such an Almighty Being against Whom no one may dare raise his head, no one may have the power to resist His decrees, before Whom everyone may be helpless and powerless.


Al-Jabbaar (The Enforcer of HIS decrees):


Exp-note 42:


42. The word Al-Jabbar as used in the original is derived from jabr which means setting something right by use of power, reforming something by force. Allah has been called Al-Jabbar in the sense that He sets the system of His universe right by the use of power and enforces His will, which is entirely based on wisdom. Moreover, the word Jabber also contains the meaning of greatness and glory. Thus, a palm-tree which is too tall for the people to pluck its fruit is called jabber in Arabic. Likewise, an act which is grand and glorious is called amal jabbar.


Al-Mutakabbir (The Ever Supreme)


Exp-note 43:


43. The word Al-Mutakabbir has two meanings.

(1) The one who is not actually great but poses as great.

(2) The one who is actually great and sets himself up as such.

Whether it is man or Satan, or some other creature, since greatness does not, in fact, belong to it, its posing itself as great and claiming superiority over others is, a false claim and a vice. Contrary to this, Allah Almighty is truly Great and greatness actually belongs to Him, and everything in the universe is low and insignificant as against Him. Therefore, His being Great and setting Himself up as Great is no false claim but reality; it is not an evil quality but a virtue and excellence, which no one else has but Allah.

(My point: according to a hadeeth shareef, if a person has takabbur equal to a small particle in his/her heart /mind, he/she cannot enter Paradise.
Allah knows best the actual words of HIS Prophet (Allah's Peace and Blessings be upon him) . I don’t remember the name of the book of this hadeeth)


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TMGuide
11-13-2015, 10:37 PM
Jazakillaahu khairan, This is such a great reminder to memorize all the names inshaa allah. I had started to but subhannallah not sure why stopped, inshaa allah time to restart and set a target to memorize as many of them.
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OmAbdullah
11-14-2015, 08:10 PM
Originally Posted by TMGuide
Jazakillaahu khairan, This is such a great reminder to memorize all the names inshaa allah. I had started to but subhannallah not sure why stopped, inshaa allah time to restart and set a target to memorize as many of them.
Assalaamo alaykum,


The Prophet Muhammad salla Allaho alaihi wa sallam has advised us to read the Asmaa-Al-Husna every day after Maghrib prayer ( to protect our selves, our food and animals etc. from the harmful effects of night). If you start reading these names every day after evening prayer, insha Allah, you will learn them by heart.
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OmAbdullah
11-14-2015, 08:21 PM
Here is the verse 24 of surah Al-hashr along with its English translation:

هُوَ اللّٰهُ الۡخَـالِـقُ الۡبَارِئُ الۡمُصَوِّرُ​ لَـهُ الۡاَسۡمَآءُ الۡحُسۡنٰى​ؕ يُسَبِّحُ لَهٗ مَا فِى السَّمٰوٰتِ وَالۡاَرۡضِ​ۚ وَهُوَ الۡعَزِيۡزُ الۡحَكِيۡمُ24‏ 

24. He is Allah, the Creator, the Evolver, the Bestower of Forms (or Colours). To Him belong the Most Beautiful Names: whatever is in the heavens and on earth, does declare His Praises and Glory: and He is the Exalted in Might, the Wise.
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This verse 24 of surah Al-Hashr has some of the beautiful names of Allah Almighty. For their explanation, I am posting the exp.notes from the Tafheemul Qur’aan.

Al-Khaaliq
(The Creator, The Planner of creation)

Al-Baaree’ (The Evolver)

Al-Musawwir (The Bestower of forms and shapes, the Fashioner)

Exp. note 45:

45. That is, the entire world and everything in it, from the initial plan of its creation till its coming into existence in its final, finished form, is entirely Allah’s work of creation. Nothing has come into existence by itself nor come about accidentally, nor has anyone else the least share in its creation and development. Here, Allah’s act of creation has been described in three separate stages, which take place one after the other. First is the stage of khalq, which means to ordain, or to plan. It is like an engineer’s conceiving the design of a building, which he intends to build for a specific purpose and draws out its detailed diagram and model. The second stage is barr, which actually means to separate, to cut, to split asunder. The Creator has been called Al-barii in the sense that He enforces the plan He has conceived and brings out the thing from non-existence into existence. It is Analogous to the engineer’s putting marks on the ground of the full measurements of the building according to the plan, digging the foundations, raising the walls and completing all the practical preliminaries of the construction work. The third stage is taswir, which means to give shape; here it implies giving something its final complete shape. In all these three stages there is no resemblance whatever between Allah’s work and human works. None of human plans is such as may not have been derived from previous models and plans. But each of Allah’s plans is, unique and His own original creation. Whatever man makes, he makes it by combining the substances created by Allah. He does not bring anything from nonexistence into existence, but composes and constructs by different methods whatever is present and available. Contrary to this, Allah has brought everything from non-existence into creation, and the substance itself of which He has made the universe is created by Him. Likewise, in the matter of giving shape also man is not the inventor but an imitator, and only a poor imitator. The real Maker of forms and shapes is Allah, Who has given a unique and matchless shape to every species and individual and has never repeated exactly the same shape or from.

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OmAbdullah
11-16-2015, 10:40 PM

Al-Ghaffaar (The Forgiving )

This is the Attribute of Allah due to which Allah forgives the sins of mankind. There are three Attributes related with forgiveness. The other two will be described later insha Allah. These are Ghaafir, Al-ghafoor and Al-Ghaffaar
Ghaafir: The One Who forgives sins.

Al-Ghafoor: The One who forgives a lot of sins.

Al-Ghaffaar: The One Who forgives a lot more sins. We may consider this

Attribute like the superlative degree of the forgiving quality of Allah Almighty.

Allah said in verse 82 of surah Taha:

82. وَاِنِّىۡ لَـغَفَّارٌ لِّمَنۡ تَابَ وَاٰمَنَ وَعَمِلَ صَالِحًـا ثُمَّ اهۡتَدٰى‏ 


Its English translation is:

82. (20:82) But I am indeed Most Forgiving to him who repents and believes and does righteous works and keeps to the Right Way."60

The explanation given in the Tafheemul-Qur’aan is:

60. According to this (verse 82), there are four conditions for forgiveness:

(1) Repentance: to refrain from rebellion, disobedience, shirk or disbelief.

(2) Faith: sincere belief in Allah and the Messenger and the Book and the Hereafter.

(3) Righteous works: to do good deeds according to the instructions of Allah and His Messenger.

(4) Guidance: to follow the right way steadfastly and to refrain from straying into any wrong path.
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We must remember that the vast forgiveness of Allah has conditions as you see in the verse 82 of surah Taha. Also we must keep in mind the following verses of surah Al-Nisaa for seeking forgiveness, (When a person turns to Allah for seeking forgiveness, his action is called repentance /tawbah. Also we say the word tawbah to Allah to forgive our sins. The other words are astaghfaar and astaghfirullah.

The verses of surah Al-Nisaa and their English translation is:

اِنَّمَا التَّوۡبَةُ عَلَى اللّٰهِ لِلَّذِيۡنَ يَعۡمَلُوۡنَ السُّوۡٓءَ بِجَهَالَةٍ ثُمَّ يَتُوۡبُوۡنَ مِنۡ قَرِيۡبٍ فَاُولٰٓٮِٕكَ يَتُوۡبُ اللّٰهُ عَلَيۡهِمۡ​ؕ وَكَانَ اللّٰهُ عَلِيۡمًا حَكِيۡمًا‏ 17

(4:17) (And remember that) Allah's acceptance of repentance is only for those who commit evil out of ignorance and then soon repent. It is towards such persons that Allah turns graciously. Allah is All-Knowing, All-Wise.


وَلَيۡسَتِ التَّوۡبَةُ لِلَّذِيۡنَ يَعۡمَلُوۡنَ السَّيِّاٰتِ​ ۚ حَتّٰۤى اِذَا حَضَرَ اَحَدَهُمُ الۡمَوۡتُ قَالَ اِنِّىۡ تُبۡتُ الۡـــٰٔنَ وَلَا الَّذِيۡنَ يَمُوۡتُوۡنَ وَهُمۡ كُفَّارٌ ​ؕ اُولٰٓٮِٕكَ اَعۡتَدۡنَا لَهُمۡ عَذَابًا اَ لِيۡمًا‏ 18


(4:18) But of no avail is repentance of those who do evil until death approaches any one of them and then he says: 'Now I repent.' Nor is the repentance of those who die in the state of unbelief, of any avail to them. For them We have kept in readiness a painful chastisement.27
Exp-note 27:

27. The Arabic word tawbah means 'to return, to come back'. A man's tawbah after he has sinned means that God's servant, who had turned away from his Master in disobedience, has repented, and has returned to obedience and service. On the other hand, tawbah on the part of God means that the attention of the Master, which had turned away from His erring servant, has once again turned towards him. In this verse, however, God makes it clear to His servants that tawbah is acceptable only from those who commit errors inadvertently and out of ignorance. Such persons will always find the door of God open for them whenever they turn to Him in repentance.



But this tawbah is not for those who pile sin upon sin throughout their lives in sheer indifference to God and who cry for pardon as soon as they see the angel of death approaching. The Prophet (peace be on him) has warned against this attitude in the following words: 'God accepts the repentance of a slave until the gurgling (of death) begins.' (Tirmidhi, 'Da'wat', 98; Ibn Majah, 'Zuhd', 30; Ahmad b. Hanbal, Musnad, vol. 2, pp. 132 and 153, and vol. 3, pp. 425 - Ed.) For when the last leaf of a man's book of life has been turned, what opportunity remains for a man to return to righteous conduct? Likewise, if a person spends even the very last moment of his life in a state of disbelief and then on the threshold of the Next Life he comes to discover that the facts are quite contrary to what he had imagined, what sense is there for him to seek forgiveness?
(From the commentary of Tafheemul-Qur’aan)
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A scholar said on the you tube, in the explanation of Al-Ghaffaar, that for repenting to Allah and asking HIS forgiveness we must:


  1. Correct our intention to repent


2.. We must regret /have feelings of regret on committing the sin

3. Resolution i.e. we must decide not to make the sin again.

4. If a person has hurt someone in words, he must ask his forgiveness, if he has taken unjustly someone’s money or some other thing, then he must return his money or the thing to him. Only then will Allah forgive the sinner.
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The above verses and explanation mean that we must be very careful and serious, trying to protect ourselves from making sins. One shouldn’t think that he can make sins freely because Allah is so much Forgiving and Merciful. No one can deceive Allah. Allah is All-Wise All-Knowing.


If any makes sin due to ignorance or mistake, then as soon as he/she realizes the sin, must regret and repent to Allah for forgiveness. Allah The Al-Ghaffaar will accept his tawbah and will forgive him/her if he/ she didn’t hurt or harm a person.


The scholar on you tube also said that Allah has promised a lot of blessings in this word by saying “astaghfaar” ( O Allah forgive me……..repeated). He then read a hadeeth of the Prophet (Allah's Peace and Blessings be upon him) which is as follows (in English):

The person who says lots of “astaghfaar”, Allah Subhaanahu wa Ta’aala will make a way out for him from each worry, and also a way out for him from each difficulty and trouble; and HE is going to sustain him from a side/ source that he could not expect.


The scholar’s statement is taken from the following you tube video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSl6kWKQnz4


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OmAbdullah
11-19-2015, 09:17 PM

Al-Qahhaar ( The Dominant, The Subduer, The Omnipotent, The Irresistible )

Allah is The Owner of Absolute Power. No one can stop HIM from enforcing HIS Will. None can frustrate HIM. If HE wants to make a day longer, no one can stop this action of HIM. If Allah decrees the destruction of a nation, no one can protect that nation from destruction. Allah finally destroys the cruel Pharaoh’s and whenever Allah ordains their ruin, they get ruined and none can protect them. We must fear Allah’s Anger and must always try to obey Allah and Allah’s Prophet (Allah's Peace and Blessings be upon him) as well as we must frequently say astaghfirullah for the forgiveness of our sins. Allah takes revenge from those who are arrogant to HIM and those who harm others. All creation is beggar and humble to Allah. They have no power to benefit or harm nor can they bring any good except by the Will and Command of Allah.

This beautiful name of Allah has come in 6 places in the Holy Quraan, those are:

Surah yousuf,
Surah Al-Ra’d (read as Ar-Ra’d)
Surah Ibraheem,
Surah saad,
Surah Al-Zumar (read as Az-Zumar).
Surah Ghaafir (also called Al-Mu’min).

The verses with their English translation are:

Surah Yousuf 39


يٰصَاحِبَىِ السِّجۡنِ ءَاَرۡبَابٌ مُّتَفَرِّقُوۡنَ خَيۡرٌ اَمِ اللّٰهُ الۡوَاحِدُ الۡقَهَّار39


(12:39) Fellow-prisoners! Is it better that there be diverse lords, or just Allah, the One, the Irresistible?

This verse is about the preaching of Yousuf alaihi salaam to the two prisoners in the prison when they wanted from him the meaning of their dreams.

Surah Al-Ra’d verse 16:


قُلۡ مَنۡ رَّبُّ السَّمٰوٰتِ وَالۡاَرۡضِؕ قُلِ اللّٰهُ​ؕ قُلۡ اَفَاتَّخَذۡتُمۡ مِّنۡ دُوۡنِهٖۤ اَوۡلِيَآءَ لَا يَمۡلِكُوۡنَ لِاَنۡفُسِهِمۡ نَفۡعًا وَّلَا ضَرًّا​ قُلۡ هَلۡ يَسۡتَوِى الۡاَعۡمٰى وَالۡبَصِيۡرُ  اَمۡ هَلۡ تَسۡتَوِى الظُّلُمٰتُ وَالنُّوۡرُ  اَمۡ جَعَلُوۡا لِلّٰهِ شُرَكَآءَ خَلَقُوۡا كَخَلۡقِهٖ فَتَشَابَهَ الۡخَـلۡقُ عَلَيۡهِمۡ​ قُلِ اللّٰهُ خَالِـقُ كُلِّ شَىۡءٍ وَّهُوَ الۡوَاحِدُ الۡقَهَّارُ‏ 16



(13:16) Ask them: "Who is the Lord of the heavens and the earth?" Say: "Allah."26 Tell them: "Have you taken beside Him as your patrons those who do not have the power to benefit or to hurt even themselves?" Say: "Can the blind and the seeing be deemed equals?27 Or can light and darkness be deemed equals?"28 If that is not so, then have those whom they associate with Allah in His Divinity ever created anything like what Allah did so that the question of creation has become dubious to them?29 Say: "Allah is the creator of everything. He is the One, the Irresistible."30

Surah Ibraheem verse 48—51:


يَوۡمَ تُبَدَّلُ الۡاَرۡضُ غَيۡرَ الۡاَرۡضِ وَالسَّمٰوٰتُ​ وَبَرَزُوۡا لِلّٰهِ الۡوَاحِدِ الۡقَهَّارِ‏ 48


(14:48) (Do warn them of the) Day when the heavens and the earth shall be altogether changed;57 when all will appear fully exposed before Allah, the One, the Irresistible!

(14:49) On that Day you shall see the guilty ones secured in chains;

(14:50) their garments shall be black58 as if made out of pitch, and flames of the Fire shall cover their faces

(14:51) so that Allah may requite each person for his deeds. Allah is swift in reckoning.

Surah Saad verses 65:


قُلۡ اِنَّمَاۤ اَنَا مُنۡذِرٌ ​​, وَّمَا مِنۡ اِلٰهٍ اِلَّا اللّٰهُ الۡوَاحِدُ الۡقَهَّارُ​65


(38:65) Tell them, (O Prophet):56 “I am nothing but a warner.57 There is no deity but Allah, The One, The Irresistible.

Surah Al-Zumar ( Az-Zumar) verse 4:


لَوۡ اَرَادَ اللّٰهُ اَنۡ يَّـتَّخِذَ وَلَدًا لَّاصۡطَفٰى مِمَّا يَخۡلُقُ مَا يَشَآءُ​ ۙ سُبۡحٰنَهٗ​ ؕ هُوَ اللّٰهُ الۡوَاحِدُ الۡقَهَّار4


(39:4) If Allah had wanted to take to Himself a son, He could have chosen anyone He wanted out of those whom He creates.8 Glory be to Him (that He should have a son). He is Allah: the One, the Overpowering.9

Exp-note 8—9:

8. That is, it is just impossible that Allah should have begotten a son. The only possibility is that Allah should choose someone for Himself; and whomever He chooses will inevitably be from among the creatures, for everything in the world, apart from Allah, is His creation. Now, evidently, however exalted and chosen a creature might be, it cannot have the position of the offspring. For between the Creator and the created there exists a great disparity of nature and essence and character, and parenthood necessarily demands that there should be the unity of nature and essence between a father and his offspring. Besides, one should also bear in mind the point that the words: “If Allah had intended to take a son, He could have chosen from what He created” themselves give the meaning that Allah has never intended so. Here the object is to impress that not to speak of taking a son, Allah has never even intended so.

9. The following are the arguments by which the doctrine of parenthood has been refuted:

First, that Allah is free from every defect and fault and weakness. Obviously, children are needed by the one who is defective and weak. The one who is mortal and stands in need of them, so that his progeny should continue to live after him in the world. Likewise, he who adopts a son does so either because he feels the need of having an heir, being childless himself, or he adopts a son being overpowered by love of somebody. Attributing such human weaknesses to Allah and forming religious creeds on their basis is nothing but ignorance and shortsightedness.
The second argument is that Allah in His essence and Being is unique. He is not a member of a species, whereas, evidently, offspring must necessarily belong to a species. Furthermore, there can be no concept of offspring without marriage, and marriage can take place only between homogeneous individuals. Therefore, the one who proposes offspring for the Unique and Matchless Being like Allah, is ignorant and foolish.

The third argument is that Allah is Omnipotent, i.e. whatever is there in the world is subdued to Him and is held in His powerful grasp. No one in this Universe has any resemblance with Him in any way or degree on account of which it may be imagined that he has a relation with Allah.
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Surah Ghaafir verses 16—17: (Another name of this surah is Al-Mu’min)


يَوۡمَ هُمۡ بَارِزُوۡنَ  لَا يَخۡفٰى عَلَى اللّٰهِ مِنۡهُمۡ شَىۡءٌ  لِمَنِ الۡمُلۡكُ الۡيَوۡمَ ؕ لِلّٰهِ الۡوَاحِدِ الۡقَهَّارِ‏ 16



(40:16) the Day when they will emerge and nothing of them shall be hidden from Allah. (On that Day they will be asked): “Whose is the kingdom today?”27 (The whole world will cry out): “It is Allah's, the One, the Overpowering.”

Exp-note 27


27. That is, though in the world many vain and selfconceited people publicly proclaimed to be the kings and sovereigns, whose, in fact, is the Kingdom today? Who is the Owner of the powers and authority and Whose is the command? If a person hears these words in his right senses, he will be filled with terror, no matter how mighty a king or dictator he might be posing himself to be, and will immediately come to his senses. Here the mention of an historical event will not be out of place. When the Samanid ruler, Nasr bin Ahmad (301-331 A.H.), entered Nishapur, he held a court and after ascending the throne desired that the proceedings be started with recitation from the Quran. At this an elderly pious man came forward and recited this very section of this Surah. When he came to this verse, Nasr was struck with awe; he descended the throne trembling, took off the crown and fell down in prostration, saying: O my Lord, Kingdom is Thine, not mine!

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I have posted only those verses in Arabic which have the name Al-Qahhaar. Any more verses which I posted, were only to understand the text and I posted them when needed. Please note it that in all of the 6 places “Al-Qahhaar and Al-Waahid (The One) “ are mentioned together. This indicates that the Tawheed (Faith in the absolute Oneness of Allah is extremely important to protect ourselves from the anger and punishment of The Irresistible God--- Allah Almighty. Man, a weak creation, should not confront The Omnipotent God.

I also posted some of the exp-notes as it seemed to me necessary for full understanding.
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OmAbdullah
11-24-2015, 09:04 PM

Al-Wahhaab

It comes from the word “wahaba” which means he gave ( gave a gift)—to give –to bestow. Allah is The Giver, The Bestower of what HE wants and to whom HE wants. The specificity of this Attribute of Allah is that Allah, when HE wants and to whomever HE wants gives even before his/her asking for it, and gives without any price for it. This Attribute has come in the following verses of the Holy Qur’aan:


  1. Surah Aali-Imraan verse 8;



رَبَّنَا لَا تُزِغۡ قُلُوۡبَنَا بَعۡدَ اِذۡ هَدَيۡتَنَا وَهَبۡ لَنَا مِنۡ لَّدُنۡكَ رَحۡمَةً ​ ۚ اِنَّكَ اَنۡتَ الۡوَهَّابُ‏ 8



(3:8) They pray to Allah: 'Our Lord! Do not let our hearts swerve towards crookedness after You have guided us to the right way, and. bestow upon us Your mercy. Surely You, only You, are the Munificent Giver!


  1. Surah Saad verse 9:




اَمۡ عِنۡدَهُمۡ خَزَآٮِٕنُ رَحۡمَةِ رَبِّكَ الۡعَزِيۡزِ الۡوَهَّابِ​ۚ‏ 9



(38:9) Do they possess the treasures of your Lord, the Most Mighty, the Great Bestower?


Surah saad verse 35:



قَالَ رَبِّ اغۡفِرۡ لِىۡ وَهَبۡ لِىۡ مُلۡكًا لَّا يَنۡۢبَغِىۡ لِاَحَدٍ مِّنۡۢ بَعۡدِىۡ​ , اِنَّكَ اَنۡتَ الۡوَهَّابُ‏ 35



(38:35) He said: “My Lord, forgive me and bestow upon me a kingdom such as none other after me will deserve. Surely You are the Bounteous Giver.”36

Special favours on the Prophets alaihim salaam:

In the verse 35 of surah Saad there is the du’aa (supplication ) of Solaimaan alaihi salaam which was accepted By Allah The Al-Wahhaab Who then gave to Solaimaan alaihi salaam a unique type of kingdom in which he ruled on mankind. Jinn kind, birds/animals and on wind.

Allah is The Owner of the treasures of the heavens and the earth. If HE gives to all of the Jinn and mankind from the beginning of the world to the end, no deficiency will happen in HIS treasures.

Allah gave lots of blessings to HIS prophets. For e.g. Allah said in surah Maryam verse 50 about Ibraheem, Is-haaq and Yaqoob alaihim salaam (English translation of the verse is ):

(19:50) and We bestowed on them Our mercy, and granted them a truly lofty renown.28

About Musa alaihi salaam, Allah said in surah Maryam verse 53, (English translation):

(19:53) and out of Our mercy We appointed his brother Aaron, a Prophet (that he may assist him).

About Ayoob alaihi salaam Allah Almighty said in surah Saad 43, Its English translation is:

(38:43) And We granted to him his family and also the like of them,44 as a mercy from Us, and as a reminder to people of understanding,45

Zakariyya alaihi salaam prayed to Allah to give him a child. Allah Almighty accepted his du’aa and gave him Yahya alaihi salaam. Allah said in surah Al-Anbiyaa 90, (Its Engish translarion is):

(21:89) And We bestowed favour upon Zechariah, when he cried to his Lord: "Lord! Leave me not solitary (without any issue). You are the Best Inheritor."


(21:90) So We accepted his prayer and bestowed upon him John, and We made his wife fit86 (to bear a child). Verily they hastened in doing good works and called upon Us with longing and fear, and humbled themselves to Us.87
His wife had sterility, Allah gave her normal health and fertility in that very old age to produce a baby.

Giving gifts to common people:

Allah said in surah Al- Shura (read as Ash-Shura) verses 49—50 (The English translation is );


((42:49) The dominion of the heavens and the earth belongs to Allah.76 He creates whatever He pleases. He grants females to whomever He pleases and males to whomever He pleases,



(42:50) or grants them a mix of males and females, and causes whomever He pleases to be barren. He is All- Knowing, All-Powerful.77


Exp. note 77:


77. This is a manifest proof of Allah’s Sovereignty being absolute. No man, whether he be posing as owner of the highest worldly authority, or regarded as owner of great spiritual powers, has ever been able to produce children for himself according to his own choice and desire, not to speak of providing children for others. The one whom Allah made barren could not have children through any medicine, any treatment, any amulet or charm. The one whom Allah gave only daughters could not get a single son by any device, and the one whom Allah gave only sons could not have a single daughter by any means. In this matter everyone is absolutely helpless. Even after seeing all this if some one posed to be all-powerful in God’s kingdom, or regarded another as a possessor of the powers, it would be his own shortsightedness for which he himself will suffer, the truth will not change at all.

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Our du’aa as given in surah Al-Furqaan:


وَالَّذِيۡنَ يَقُوۡلُوۡنَ رَبَّنَا هَبۡ لَـنَا مِنۡ اَزۡوَاجِنَا وَذُرِّيّٰتِنَا قُرَّةَ اَعۡيُنٍ وَّاجۡعَلۡنَا لِلۡمُتَّقِيۡنَ اِمَامًا‏ 74




(25:74) who are prone to pray: "Our Lord! Grant us that our spouses and our offspring be a joy to our eyes,92 and do make us the leaders of the God-fearing."93


We must always be hopeful and pray to Allah. Zakariya alaihi salaam was given a son namely Yahya (John) alaihi salam when he and his wife were both very old. Also his wife was infertile. Ibraheem alaihi salaam was given Is-haaq alaihi salaam when he was 100 years old and his wife was 99 years old!


Allah Almighty bestowed lots of gifts and blessings on the Ummah of Muhammad salla Allaho alaihi wa sallam. A scholar said on you tube during his speech, that we have a life better than the kings of the past. In the past it was difficult for a king to get cool water. They had to put water in leather/skin container underground to make it cool. So, if not in quantity but certainly, in quality, our life is much better. Now we have refrigerators to get cool water. We have elevators, cars, escalators, trains, air planes. We have shower in our houses and get cool or warm water as we like. Many blessings like this are in our service. Allah gave us all of such blessings without our asking for them. Even people couldn’t imagine such blessings as we have now. All of these blessings are due to the Al-Wahhaab attribute of Allah. We must pay lots of thanks to Allah for these blessings and our thanks must be both orally and practically. We must help poor and needy people to pay practical thanks to Allah. Also we must celebrate the praises of Allah and must worship HIM day and night.





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OmAbdullah
12-02-2015, 04:10 AM

Al-Razzaaq ( The Giver of sustenance)

In other words Al-Razzaaq (read as Ar-Razzaaq) is The Supreme Being Who provides you (and us all) the sustenance that you (and we) need.

Allah Almighty may increase the provision to whom HE likes and may decrease to whom HE likes while to others Allah may provide abundantly without measure. This is because Allah is Aleemun-Qadeer i.e. Allah is All-Knowing and Powerful. So Allah’s decision of provision to everyone is based on HIS perfect knowledge and wisdom and it is to test mankind. We are tested with wealth and poverty to make a record of our patience and our gratitude to Allah in different circumstances.

This Quality of Allah Almighty has come in many verses of the Holy Quraan. These verses mention all types of provision as stated above. Some of them are here:


Surah Al-Dhariyaat 58:


اِنَّ اللّٰهَ هُوَ الرَّزَّاقُ ذُو الۡقُوَّةِ الۡمَتِيۡنُ‏ 58



(51:58) Surely Allah is the Bestower of all provision, the Lord of all power, the Strong.55

Surah Al-Jumu’a 11:


وَاِذَا رَاَوۡا تِجَارَةً اَوۡ لَهۡوَا۟ اۨنْفَضُّوۡۤا اِلَيۡهَا وَتَرَكُوۡكَ قَآٮِٕمًا​ ؕ قُلۡ مَا عِنۡدَ اللّٰهِ خَيۡرٌ مِّنَ اللَّهۡوِ وَمِنَ التِّجَارَةِ​ ؕ وَاللّٰهُ خَيۡرُ الرّٰزِقِيۡنَ 11


(62:11) Yet no sooner than they saw some trading or amusement, they flocked to it and left you standing by yourself.19 Tell them: “That which is with Allah is far better than amusement and trading.20 Allah is the Best Provider of sustenance.”21

Exp. note 21:

21. That is, Allah is by far the best of all those providers who become a means of providing sustenance in the world, though only metaphorically. Sentences such as this have occurred at several places in the Quran, At some places Allah has been called the best of Creators, at others the best of Forgivers, the best of Rulers, the best of those who show mercy, or the best of Helpers. At all these places the reference of providing, creating, forgiving, showing mercy and offering help to the creatures is metaphorical, and to Allah real. It means that Allah is the best Provider, Creator, Forgiver, Helper and Bestower of Mercy of all those who appear to be giving you wages and means of sustenance, or who appear to be making things by their skill and workmanship, or who seem to be pardoning the errors of others, or showing mercy and helping other in this



Surah Al-Ankaboot 60:


وَكَاَيِّنۡ مِّنۡ دَآبَّةٍ لَّا تَحۡمِلُ رِزۡقَهَا ۖ اللّٰهُ يَرۡزُقُهَا وَاِيَّاكُمۡ​​ۖوَهُوَ السَّمِيۡعُ الۡعَلِيۡمُ‏ 60


(29:60) How many an animal there is that does not carry about its sustenance. Allah provides sustenance to them and to you. He is All-Hearing, All-Knowing.99


Surah Al-Baqarah 212:



زُيِّنَ لِلَّذِيۡنَ كَفَرُوا الۡحَيٰوةُ الدُّنۡيَا وَيَسۡخَرُوۡنَ مِنَ الَّذِيۡنَ اٰمَنُوۡا ​ ۘ وَالَّذِيۡنَ اتَّقَوۡا فَوۡقَهُمۡ يَوۡمَ الۡقِيٰمَةِ ؕ وَاللّٰهُ يَرۡزُقُ مَنۡ يَّشَآءُ بِغَيۡرِ حِسَابٍ‏ 212

(2:212) Worldly life has been made attractive to those who have denied the Truth. Such men deride the men of faith, but the pious shall rank higher than them on the Day of Resurrection. As for worldly livelihood, Allah grants it to whomsoever He wills without measure.

Surah Al-Israa 30


اِنَّ رَبَّكَ يَبۡسُطُ الرِّزۡقَ لِمَنۡ يَّشَآءُ وَيَقۡدِرُ​ؕ اِنَّهٗ كَانَ بِعِبَادِهٖ خَبِيۡرًۢا بَصِيۡرًا‏ 30


(17:30) Certainly Your Lord makes plentiful the provision of whomsoever He wills and straitens it for whomsoever He wills. He is well-aware and is fully observant of all that relates to His servants.30

Exp. note 30:

30. That is, man cannot realize the wisdom of the disparity of wealth among the people. Therefore, man should not try to interfere by artificial means with the natural distribution of wealth. It is wrong to level down natural inequality or to aggravate it by artificial means so as to make it unjust. Both the extremes are wrong. The best economic system is that which is established on the divine Way of the division of wealth.
As a result of the realization of the wisdom of economic disparity, no such problems arose which might have made that disparity an evil in itself so as to demand the creation of a classless society. On the contrary, in the righteous society established at Al-Madinah on these divine principles which are akin to human nature, the economic differences were not artificially disturbed. But by means of moral and legal reforms these became the means of many moral, spiritual and cultural blessings and benefits instead of becoming the means of injustice. Thus, the wisdom of the disparity created by the Creator of the Universe was practically demonstrated at Al-Madinah.




Allah is The Only Raaziq (The Provider of sustenance). If Allah withholds someone’s rizq (sustenance) then no one can give him rizq. Allah said in surah Al-Mulk verse 21:


اَمَّنۡ هٰذَا الَّذِىۡ يَرۡزُقُكُمۡ اِنۡ اَمۡسَكَ رِزۡقَهٗ​ ۚ بَلۡ لَّجُّوۡا فِىۡ عُتُوٍّ وَّنُفُوۡرٍ‏ 21


(67:21) Who shall provide for you if He withholds His sustenance? Nay; but they persist in rebellion and aversion.


Allah has placed our sustenance in the earth. The earth is a store of treasures for us. Everyone has to work and struggle for getting his rizq. Again for the struggle we need the means. Allah said in surah Al-Mulk verse 15:

هُوَ الَّذِىۡ جَعَلَ لَـكُمُ الۡاَرۡضَ ذَلُوۡلًا فَامۡشُوۡا فِىۡ مَنَاكِبِهَا وَكُلُوۡا مِنۡ رِّزۡقِهٖ​ؕ وَاِلَيۡهِ النُّشُوۡرُ‏ 15


(67:15). He it is Who made the earth subservient to you. So traverse in its tracks and partake of the sustenance23 He has provided. To Him will you be resurrected.24


Exp. notes 23 and 24:

23 That is, this earth has not become subdued for you of its own accord, and the provisions also that you are eating have not become available here by themselves, but Allah has so arranged it by His wisdom and power that your life became possible here and this splendid globe became so peaceful that you are moving about on it with full peace of mind, and it has become such a vast table spread with food that it contains endless and limitless provisions for your sustenance. If you are not lost in heedlessness and look about yourself intelligently, you will find how much wisdom underlies in the making of this earth habitable for you and arranging in it immeasurable stores of provisions for you. (For explanation, see (E.Ns 73, 74, 81 of Surah An-Naml); (E.Ns 29, 32 of Surah YaSeen); (E.Ns 90, 91 of Al-Momin), (E.N. 7 of Surah Az-Zukhruf), (E.N. 7 of Surah Al-Jathiyah), (E.N. 18 of Surah Qaf).

24. That is, while you move about on the earth and eat of what Allah has provided for you here, you should not forget that ultimately you have to appear before God one day.
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Then while struggling we have to trust Allah, the Al-Razzaaq, Dhul-Quwwatil-Mateen ( The Owner of tremendous Power). We cannot explain Allah’s power in our words! The Prophet (Allah's Peace and Blessings be upon him) gave us an example of birds and said: “If you have trust in Allah you will get sustenance like birds. They fly out in the morning empty stomach, find rizq and come back in the evening full stomach”.

(Allah knows best the words of HIS Prophet (Allah's Peace and Blessings be upon him). I heard the speech on you tube on the following link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSl6kWKQnz4 )

We can see that birds fly and try to find sustenance and Allah gives them sustenance even if it is raining or snowing. So we must work hard to get lawful sustenance. If a Muslim died while struggling to get lawful (halaal) rizq, he/she becomes Shaheed of 2nd degree.
We also must make du’aa and say astaghfaar for getting good halaal rizq. The Prophet Muhammad (Allah's Peace and Blessings be upon him) used to recite surah Al-Waaqiyah after maghrib prayer and has informed us that by reading this surah after maghrib prayer, the reader will not be in difficulty concerning his rizq. He will be (insha-Allah), free from debth. Allah knows best the Prophet (Allah's Peace and Blessings be upon him)’s words. I read it somewhere in the tafseer of the Holy Qur’aan.
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OmAbdullah
12-10-2015, 06:37 AM

Al-Fattaah ( The Opener):
This word is derived from the root word “fataha” which means opened. The Attribute Al-Fattaah has three meanings:

1. That Allah is The Opener of everything, so Allah opens HIS blessings to whomever He wants. It may be the blessings of knowledge, rizq (sustenance), honor, wealth, high status etc. HE may open one’s heart to the guidance of Islam called sharh’ sadar. Allah may open for a person many blessings related with the benefits of this world as well as of the Deen which will also benefit the person in the HereAfter.
Allah said in surah Faatir verse 2:


مَا يَفۡتَحِ اللّٰهُ لِلنَّاسِ مِنۡ رَّحۡمَةٍ فَلَا مُمۡسِكَ لَهَا ۚ وَمَا يُمۡسِكۡ ۙ فَلَا مُرۡسِلَ لَهٗ مِنۡۢ بَعۡدِه ؕ وَهُوَ الۡعَزِيۡزُ الۡحَكِيۡمُ‏  2


(35:2) Whatever Mercy Allah accords to people, none can withhold; and whatever He withholds, no other will be able to release after Him.4 He is Most Mighty, Most Wise.5

Exp.note 4 and 5:


4. This is also meant to remove the misunderstanding of the polytheists, who believed that from among the servants of Allah, someone gave them the provision, someone the children and someone health to their patients. All these superstitions of shirk are baseless, and the pure truth is just that whatever of mercy reaches the people, reaches to them only through Allah Almighty’s bounty and grace. No one else has the power either to bestow it or to withhold it. This theme has been expressed at many places in the Quran and the Ahadith in different ways so that man may avoid the humiliation of begging at every door and at every shrine and may realize that making or marring of his destiny is in the power of One Allah alone and of none else.

5. “He is the All-Mighty”: He is dominant and the owner of Sovereignty: none can stop His judgments from being enforced. Also “He is All-Wise”: every act of His is based on wisdom. When He gives somebody something He gives because it is demanded by wisdom, and when He withholds something from somebody, He withholds it because it would be against wisdom to give it.


The exp.note makes the meaning very clear. For every problem or need we must knock at the doors of Allah Almighty’s Treasures.!!! We can do it with humble du’aa. Also Umar rAa used to tell people to do astaghfaar in difficult time and times of need. He said that with astaghfaar we knock at that door of Allah’s mercy from which no one returns empty handed.

The 2nd meaning of Al-fattaah is The Giver of victory and decision in this world. Allah said in the first verse of surah Al-Fat-h:


اِنَّا فَتَحۡنَا لَكَ فَتۡحًا مُّبِيۡنًا ۙ‏ 1


(48:1) (O Prophet), surely We have granted you a clear victory1


Exp.note 1:

1. When after the treaty of Hudaibiyah, this good news of the victory was announced, the people wondered as to how the treaty could be called a victory. The Muslims did believe in this divine revelation as true on the basis of their faith, but no one could understand what aspect of the victory it had. On hearing this verse, Umar asked: Is it a victory, O Messenger of Allah? The Prophet (peace be upon him) replied: Yes. (lbn Jarir) Another companion came before the Prophet (peace be upon him) and he also put the same question; whereupon the Prophet (peace be upon him) replied: By Him in Whose hand is the life of Muhammad, this indeed is a victory. (Musnad Ahmad, Abu Daud). On arriving at Al-Madinah still another person said to his companions: What sort of a victory is it? We were debarred from the House of Allah; our sacrificial camels also could not go to their right places; the Messenger of Allah had to halt at Hudaibiyah, and in consequence of this truce two of our oppressed brothers (Abu Jandal and Abu Basir) were handed over to their oppressors. When this thing reached the Prophet, he said: A very wrong thing has been uttered, it indeed is a great victory. You reached the very home of the polytheists, and they had to persuade you to go back by soliciting you to perform Umrah the following year. They themselves expressed the desire to suspend hostilities and have peace with you, whereas their malice and enmity against you is too well known. Allah has granted you the upper hand over them. Have you forgotten the day when you were fleeing from Uhud and I was calling you back from behind? Have you forgotten the day when the enemy had descended on us from every side in the battle of the Trench and the hearts were coming up to the throats? (Baihaqi on the authority of Urwah bin Zubair). But not long after this, the truce’s being a victory began to become manifest, and everyone realized that the triumph of Islam had begun with the treaty of Hudaibiyah. Almost one and the same thing has been related from Abdullah bin Masud, Jabir bin Abdullah and Bara bin Azib. They are reported to have said: The people look upon the conquest of Makkah as the victory, but we regard the truce of Hudaibiyah as the real victory. (Bukhari, Muslim, Musnad Ahmad, Ibn Jarir).



The surah Al-Fat-h was revealed at the occasion of the Peace Treaty at Hudebiyyah. That treaty which appeared a loss to the companions because of its very oppressive conditions from the kafirs to the Muslims but the Prophet (Allah's Peace and Blessings be upon him) had to accept them. Allah informed the Prophet (Allah's Peace and Blessings be upon him) that it was a victory for them. After the treaty the Idolaters acted against the condition of peace for ten years. Then Allah opened Makkah for Muhammad salla Allaho alaihi wa sallam by giving him victory/fat-h of Makkah in perfect peaceful way! No battle was fought for it.

Also it means to decide the case between two parties. Allah Almighty decided the case between Muhammad salla Allaho alaihi wa sallam and the idolators of Makkah by making him victorious. The Prophets alaihim salaam used to pray to Allah for this decision/ judgement. For e.g. Nuh alaihi salaam said, (surah Al-Shu’araa read as Ash-Shu’araa verses 117-118)


قَالَ رَبِّ اِنَّ قَوۡمِىۡ كَذَّبُوۡنِ​117


(26:117) He said: "My Lord! My people have branded me a liar.85


فَافۡتَحۡ بَيۡنِىۡ وَبَيۡنَهُمۡ فَتۡحًا وَّنَجِّنِىۡ وَمَنۡ مَّعِىَ مِنَ الۡمُؤۡمِنِيۡن118


(26:118) So pass a clear judgement between me and them and rescue me and the believers with me."86


Then Allah brought the terrible wrath of huge flood in which all kaafirs were drowned and only Nuh alaihi salaam and the believers who were in the Ship with him, were saved.


Also Shu’eb alaihi salaam said, (surah Al-A’raaf 89):

قَدِ افۡتَرَيۡنَا عَلَى اللّٰهِ كَذِبًا اِنۡ عُدۡنَا فِىۡ مِلَّتِكُمۡ بَعۡدَ اِذۡ نَجّٰٮنَا اللّٰهُ مِنۡهَا​ ؕ وَمَا يَكُوۡنُ لَـنَاۤ اَنۡ نَّعُوۡدَ فِيۡهَاۤ اِلَّاۤ اَنۡ يَّشَآءَ اللّٰهُ رَبُّنَا​ ؕ وَسِعَ رَبُّنَا كُلَّ شَىۡءٍ عِلۡمًا​ؕ عَلَى اللّٰهِ تَوَكَّلۡنَا​ ؕ رَبَّنَا افۡتَحۡ بَيۡنَنَا وَبَيۡنَ قَوۡمِنَا بِالۡحَـقِّ وَاَنۡتَ خَيۡرُ الۡفٰتِحِيۡنَ‏ 89

(7:89) If we return to your faith after Allah has delivered us from it we would be fabricating a lie against Allah. nor can we return to it again unless it be by, the will of Allah, our Lord.73 Our Lord has knowledge of all things, and in Allah we put our trust. Our Lord! Judge rightly between us and our people, for You are the best of those who judge.'


So Allah killed his kafir nation by a wrath and saved him and his believing followers.

The third meaning is passing judgement in the Hereafter.
In the Hereafter Allah will pass judgement between Prophets and their nations and between awliaa and their enemies. For e.g. Allah Almighty said in surah Sabaa 26:

قُلۡ يَجۡمَعُ بَيۡنَـنَا رَبُّنَا ثُمَّ يَفۡتَحُ بَيۡنَـنَا بِالۡحَـقِّ ؕ وَهُوَ الۡـفَتَّاحُ الۡعَلِيۡمُ‏ 26


(34:26) Say: “Our Lord will bring us together and then He will rightly judge between us. He is the Great Judge, the All-Knowing.”45


So on the on the Day of Judgement Allah will pass Judgement which will reward the truthful and punish the liar.

We must also pray to the Al-Fattaah to decide the case between the Muslims and the kafirs of the present time, aameen.


قٰلَ رَبِّ احۡكُمۡ بِالۡحَـقِّ​ؕ وَرَبُّنَا الرَّحۡمٰنُ الۡمُسۡتَعَانُ عَلٰى مَا تَصِفُوۡنَ112



(21:112) The Messenger said: "My Lord! Judge with truth. Our Compassionate Lord alone is our support against your (blasphemous) utterances."

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OmAbdullah
12-29-2015, 07:41 AM
Al-Aleem (The All-Knowing)

According to some scholars this beautiful Attribute of Allah has come in the verses of the Holy Quran at more than 150 places. (See the book “Fiqhul- Asmaa-il-Husna by Abdi-Ar_Razzaaq bin Abdil Husain Al-Badhar).

Allah The All-Knowing said in the following verses:

Al-Room 54;


اَللّٰهُ الَّذِىۡ خَلَقَكُمۡ مِّنۡ ضُعۡفٍ ثُمَّ جَعَلَ مِنۡۢ بَعۡدِ ضُعۡفٍ قُوَّةً ثُمَّ جَعَلَ مِنۡۢ بَعۡدِ قُوَّةٍ ضُعۡفًا وَّشَيۡبَةً  ​ؕ يَخۡلُقُ مَا يَشَآءُ ​ۚ وَهُوَ الۡعَلِيۡمُ الۡقَدِيۡرُ‏

(30:54) It is Allah Who created you in a state of weakness; then after weakness He gave you strength, then after strength He made you weak and old. He creates what He pleases.
79 He is All-Knowing, All-Powerful.

Al-Nisaa 70;


ذٰ لِكَ الۡـفَضۡلُ مِنَ اللّٰهِ​ ؕ وَكَفٰى بِاللّٰهِ عَلِيۡمًا70


(4:70) That is a bounty from Allah, and Allah suffices to know the truth.

Surah Yaseen 38:

وَالشَّمۡسُ تَجۡرِىۡ لِمُسۡتَقَرٍّ لَّهَا ​ؕ ذٰلِكَ تَقۡدِيۡرُ الۡعَزِيۡزِ الۡعَلِيۡم38


(36:38) The sun is running its course to its appointed place.33 That is the ordaining of the All-Mighty, the All-Knowing.

Exp. note 33

33. “Place of rest” may either mean the place where the sun will ultimately come to a halt, or the time when it will come to a halt. The true meaning of this verse can be determined only when man has attained the full and exact knowledge of the realities of the universe. But man’s knowledge is such that it has been changing in every age and what he seems to know today might change tomorrow. The people of the ancient times on the basis of their observations of the sun believed that it was moving round the earth. Then after further research and observation the view became that the sun was stationary and all the planets of the solar system were revolving round it. But this theory also did not last long. The later observations revealed that not only the sun but all the stars are also moving in a particular direction, at speeds of 10 to 100 miles per second. About the sun the modern astronomers hold the view that it is moving at a speed of 20 kilometers (about 12 miles) per second along with its whole family of the planets. (See Star and Sun in Encyclopedia Britannica).


Surah Al-Baqarah 181:


فَمَنۡۢ بَدَّلَهٗ بَعۡدَمَا سَمِعَهٗ فَاِنَّمَآ اِثۡمُهٗ عَلَى الَّذِيۡنَ يُبَدِّلُوۡنَهٗؕ اِنَّ اللّٰهَ سَمِيۡعٌ عَلِيۡمٌؕ‏ 181


(2:181) Then if anyone alters the will after hearing it, this sin shall be upon them who alter. Surely Allah is All-Hearing, All-Knowing.

This is the verse about the Command of Allah Almighty regarding the will of a Muslim before his death. To understand it you should read the verse before as well as after the verse 181.

Allah’s knowledge is so vast and encompassing that it covers the interior and exterior of everything as well as the hidden and open facts about all things and beings.

Allah has the knowledge of the past, present and future. Allah knows what happened in the past, and why and how it happened; and that what will happen in future, and how. Allah has full account of everything.

Allah mentioned the vast and limitless nature of HIS knowledge in the verses of the Holy Quraan. Some of them are here in the following:

Surah Al-An’aam 80:

وَحَآجَّهٗ قَوۡمُهٗ ​ؕ قَالَ اَتُحَآجُّٓونِّىۡ فِى اللّٰهِ وَقَدۡ هَدٰٮنِ​ؕ وَلَاۤ اَخَافُ مَا تُشۡرِكُوۡنَ بِهٖۤ اِلَّاۤ اَنۡ يَّشَآءَ رَبِّىۡ شَيۡـًٔـا ​ؕ وَسِعَ رَبِّىۡ كُلَّ شَىۡءٍ عِلۡمًا​ؕ اَفَلَا تَتَذَكَّرُوۡنَ‏ 80


(6:80) His. people remonstrated with him whereupon Abraharn said: 'Do you remonstrate with me concerning Allah Who has guided me to the right way? I do not fear those whom you associate with Allah in His divinity. Only that which my Lord wills, indeed that alone will come by. My Lord embraces all things within His knowledge. Will you not take heed?54

Exp. note 54:

54. The word used here is tadhakkur which conveys the sense that somebody who had been either heedless or negligent of something suddenly wakes up to its true meaning. The purpose of Abraham's statement was to recall them to their senses by reminding them that their true Lord was not uninformed about their deeds, for His knowledge encompasses everything.


Surah Ghaafir (surah Al-Mu’min) 7:
اَلَّذِيۡنَ يَحۡمِلُوۡنَ الۡعَرۡشَ وَمَنۡ حَوۡلَهٗ يُسَبِّحُوۡنَ بِحَمۡدِ رَبِّهِمۡ وَيُؤۡمِنُوۡنَ بِهٖ وَيَسۡتَغۡفِرُوۡنَ لِلَّذِيۡنَ اٰمَنُوۡا​ ۚ رَبَّنَا وَسِعۡتَ كُلَّ شَىۡءٍ رَّحۡمَةً وَّعِلۡمًا فَاغۡفِرۡ لِلَّذِيۡنَ تَابُوۡا وَاتَّبَعُوۡا سَبِيۡلَكَ وَقِهِمۡ عَذَابَ الۡجَحِيۡمِ7


(40:7) The angels that bear the Throne and those that are around to extol your Lord's glory with His praise, they believe in Him, and ask forgiveness for the believers,6saying: “Our Lord! You encompass everything with Your Mercy and Knowledge.7 So forgive those that repent and follow Your Path,9 and guard them against the chastisement of Hell.8

Surah Taha 98:


اِنَّمَاۤ اِلٰهُكُمُ اللّٰهُ الَّذِىۡ لَاۤ اِلٰـهَ اِلَّا هُوَ​ؕ وَسِعَ كُلَّ شَىۡءٍ عِلۡمًا‏ 98



(20:98) Your God is none else than Allah, beside Whom there is no god. His knowledge embraces everything."

Also Allah’s knowledge encompasses the actions of all people as well as things, nothing is beyond HIS reach:

Surah Aali-Imraan 120:

اِنۡ تَمۡسَسۡكُمۡ حَسَنَةٌ تَسُؤۡهُمۡ وَاِنۡ تُصِبۡكُمۡ سَيِّئَةٌ يَّفۡرَحُوۡا بِهَا ​ۚ وَاِنۡ تَصۡبِرُوۡا وَتَتَّقُوۡا لَا يَضُرُّكُمۡ كَيۡدُهُمۡ شَيۡـــًٔا ؕ اِنَّ اللّٰهَ بِمَا يَعۡمَلُوۡنَ مُحِيۡطٌ‏ 120


(3:120) If anything good happens to you they are grieved; if any misfortune befalls you they rejoice at it. But if you remain steadfast and mindful of Allah their designs will not cause you harm. Allah surely encompasses all that they do.

Surah Hud 92:


قَالَ يٰقَوۡمِ اَرَهۡطِىۡۤ اَعَزُّ عَلَيۡكُمۡ مِّنَ اللّٰهِ ؕ وَ اتَّخَذۡتُمُوۡهُ وَرَآءَكُمۡ ظِهۡرِيًّا​ ؕ اِنَّ رَبِّىۡ بِمَا تَعۡمَلُوۡنَ مُحِيۡط92


(11:92) Shu'ayb said: 'My people! Are my kinsmen mightier with you than Allah that you (hold the kinsmen in awe while) you cast Allah behind your back? Surely my Lord encompasses all what you do.

Surah Al-Nisaa 126:


وَلِلّٰهِ مَا فِى السَّمٰوٰتِ وَمَا فِى الۡاَرۡضِ​ؕ وَكَانَ اللّٰهُ بِكُلِّ شَىۡءٍ مُّحِيۡـطًا‏ 126


(4:126) Whatever is in the heavens and in the earth belongs to Allah;150 Allah en-compasses everything.151

Also Allah revealed the words of the Prophet Ibraaheem (Allah's Peace and Blessings be upon him) as he said:


رَبَّنَاۤ اِنَّكَ تَعۡلَمُ مَا نُخۡفِىۡ وَمَا نُعۡلِنُ​ ؕ وَمَا يَخۡفٰى عَلَى اللّٰهِ مِنۡ شَىۡءٍ فِى الۡاَرۡضِ وَلَا فِى السَّمَآءِ‏ 38


(14:38) Our Lord! Surely You know all that we conceal and all that we reveal,51 and nothing in the earth or in the heaven is hidden from Allah.52

Exp. note 51:

51. That is, Lord: You hears what I utter with my tongue and also has full knowledge of my thoughts and feelings.

Surah Ghaafir (surah Al-Mu’min) 19:


(This surah has two names i.e. Ghaafir and Al-Mu’min.)
يَعۡلَمُ خَآٮِٕنَةَ الۡاَعۡيُنِ وَمَا تُخۡفِى الصُّدُوۡرُ‏ 19


(40:19) He knows even the most stealthy glance of the eyes and all the secrets that hearts conceal.

Tafseer Ibn Kathir explains this verse as:

﴿يَعْلَمُ خَآئِنَةَ الاٌّعْيُنِ وَمَا تُخْفِى الصُّدُورُ ﴾

(Allah knows the fraud of the eyes, and all that the breasts conceal.) Allah tells us about His complete knowledge which encompasses all things, great and small, major and minor, so that people will take note that He knows about them and they will have the proper sense of shyness before Allah. They will pay attention to the fact that He can see them, for He knows the fraud of the eyes, even if the eyes look innocent, and He knows what the hearts conceal. Ad-Dahhak said:
﴿خَآئِنَةَ الاٌّعْيُنِ﴾

(the fraud of the eyes,) "A wink and a man saying that he has seen something when he has not seen it, or saying that he has not seen it when he did see it.'' Ibn `Abbas, may Allah be pleased with him, said, "Allah knows when the eye looks at something, whether it wants to commit an act of betrayal or not.'' This was also the view of Mujahid and Qatadah. Ibn `Abbas, may Allah be pleased with him, commented on the Ayah:

﴿وَمَا تُخْفِى الصُّدُورُ﴾

(and all that the breasts conceal.)"He knows, if you were able to, whether you would commit Zina with a woman or not.'' As-Suddi said:
﴿وَمَا تُخْفِى الصُّدُورُ﴾

(and all that the breasts conceal.) meaning, of insinuating whispers.

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We must understand that Allah, The Almighty Creator knows when a person makes intention to commit a crime and then goes to observe the way and path to reach the place and back from it. Then he plans how and when to go to and commit the crime ( for e.g. theft) and also plans his way back from the place of theft. Although he only observed the place with his eyes and made a plan with his heart / mind and thinks that nobody knows about his will to commit the theft, but Allah knows it. It may be that Allah catches him before, or during, or after the crime. Even if Allah lets him go uncaught in this world, but Allah’s servants, the angels have made the record of all that act of the theft and on the day of Judgement he shall suffer the dreadful punishment for it. So fear o’ mankind and watch your looks, hearing, tongue and heart / mind to protect them all from wrong action because you are watched and you have no way of escape from the Judgement!!!

​I think this may be enough to understand the meaning of the Attribute “Aleem.”
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OmAbdullah
01-06-2016, 08:36 PM
Al-Qabid and Al-Basit (The Withholder and Extender)

People’s Provision or Sustenance

In this context, Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala says,
“Allah extends provision for whom He wills of His slaves, and restricts it for whom (He wills). Verily, Allah is the All-Knower of all things.” [al-’Ankabout: 62]

It is He who gives or withholds sustenance for people. It is He who makes people rich or poor. If He desires to provide you with sustenance, He inspires you and enables you to have the necessary ways and means to earn money and make your living. If, for some reason or another, He desires to withhold provision from you, He blocks all ways in your face, even though you might be so smart or brilliant.

For that we should firmly believe that Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala is the All-Provider, and that He, only He, is the one who withholds or extends provision for His slaves.


Rainfall and Clouds

Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala says,


“It is Allah Who sends the winds so that they raise clouds and spread them along the sky as He wills, and then break them into fragments until you see rain drops come forth from their midst! Then when He has made them fall down on whom He wills of His slaves, lo, they rejoice!” [ar-Rum: 48]

Clouds are spread along the sky as Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala desires. He might withhold them from some people and provide them to others. At the same time, in some places the rain would be much heavier than in others. This means that Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala withholds rain from some and provides it to some.

Life, Death and Sleep

Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala is Al-Qabid, Al-Basit in the sense that He withholds, i.e. seizes, people’s souls and causes them to die, or releases them, i.e. brings them back into life. Hence, provision, clouds, light, dark, and souls are all under Allah’s divine control; and He either withholds or extends them.

Constriction and Expansion of the Heart

Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala straitens and widens people’s hearts in the sense that He fills them with both fear and hope. We are always either fearful of Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala or hopeful of Him. A true believer should always be in either of two states: dispirited with fear or spirited with hope.

If Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala withholds spiritual enhancement from us, we feel lonely, dispirited, unhappy, deprived, miserable, and even outcast or rejected. This is because Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala withholds spiritual enhancement from us. We read the Qur’an, but do not feel responsive towards it, perform prayer, but do not enjoy any feeling of veneration or submissiveness, desire to sit down to contemplate Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala and His divine Attributes, but feel distracted from so doing. Such a state is simply called Qabd, i.e. withholding or straitening, which makes us feel dispirited or miserable.

Allah’s withholding of good feelings and conditions from His believing slave is meant to make him feel afraid and worried and in order to motivate him to turn to Him in sincere repentance mixed with good hope.

Control and Power over Everything

Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala being Al-Qabid, controls everything and He is All-Powerful. Sometimes, you cannot implant sadness in the heart of a happy person. If you speak to him, he does not listen to you. But Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala is powerful over all things, and He withholds or extends, as He pleases. He may withhold good thinking from you and cause you to be unable to understand a thing.

Hearts are of two kinds: one that is full of happiness, contentment, and divine enlightenment, and another that is hard, desolated, petrified, dead, senseless, and merciless. If Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala withholds happiness from someone’s heart, he is by no means happy, and if He withholds provision from someone, he will never be provided. This is because He is the All-Provider.

Mental Blockage

Al-Qabid also means that He can block your mind for you, make your heart desolated and your soul melancholic and pessimistic. There are extreme cases of depression that drive people to commit suicide. However, a true believer is safe from such bad psychological disorder.

Enlightenment, Knowledge and Wisdom

Another opinion proposed by Al-Qushairi, an Iranian Muslim philosopher, says thatAl-Qabd’ and Al-Bast are two conditions whereby Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala educates those who are conscious of Him. In this context, Prophet Muhammad sala Allahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said, My Lord has educated me, and He has educated me (perfectly) well.”

Religious scholars say that Al-Qabd and Al-Bast, are two conditions whereby Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala refines His slaves who are conscious of Him, and whereby He opens to them gates of knowledge and wisdom.

Reality of Things

Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala is Al-Qabid (the Withholder) who, some scholars say, reveals things to you in order to protect you, and Al-Basit (the Extender) is He, (Allah), who manifests His divine beauty and Majesty to you in order to preserve you. Thus, you are either protected or preserved by Him. Also, He is Al-Qabid and Al-Basit in the sense that He extends His divine favors in abundance to His slaves and enables them to enjoy such favors.

Fear and Hope
Al-Qabid is also He (Allah), who makes you feel afraid of being separated from Him, and Al-Basit is He (Allah), who makes you feel secure with His divine pardon and forgiveness.
As a true believer, one should always keep balance between confidence in Allah’s divine mercy and despair of His Paradise. This is because despair is an illness and so is extra-ambitious desire. Yearning for Allah’s divine mercy, pardon, forgiveness, generosity, and forbearing, we should not forget about His divine punishment, torment, and chastisement.
Living by Allah’s Names: Al-Qabid and Al-Basit

Be a Source of Expansion for Others. As people, we need to be of those who offer relief to other people. Al-Ghazali states that we should expand the hearts of men by reminding them of the blessings of Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala and His consolation, and if need be remind them also of His majesty so that that form of constriction also brings us back to Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala.

[SOURCES: Dr. Muhammad Ratib An-Nabulsi, OnIslam.net, Jinan Bastaki, SuhaibWebb.com]
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OmAbdullah
01-11-2016, 06:32 PM
Al-Khaafid, Al-Raafi’(read as Ar-Raafi’)
Al-Khaafid means The Abaser and Al-Raafi’ means the Exalter.

Al-Khaafid:

Allah Almighty is The One Who lowers and abases a person from a high position to a very low or even the lowest position and this power belongs to Allah alone. Then Allah abases a person with full justice. So a person is caught in humiliation only due to his sins. Allah is The All-Knowing and Just. Someone at a very high status may be busy in action against the Will and Command of Allah like killing and torturing innocent people. So only one Command of Allah (kun = be) will bring that person to a very low position, and he will be humiliated among his people. This is the matter of this world and the worldly positions, but that will be a rule in the Hereafter. Allah said in surah Al-Waqiyah verses 1---3

(56:1) When the Event will come to pass

(56:2) – and then there will be no one to deny its occurrence1


خَافِضَةٌ رَّافِعَةٌ ۙ‏ 

3. It will bring low (some); (and others) it will exalt;


Another translation with its exp. note is:

(56:3) (a calamitous Event) that shall turn things upside down:2

2. Literally: That which causes something or somebody to rise and to fall. Its one meaning can be that it will upset every order and it will turn things upside-down. Another meaning can also be that it will exalt the lowly and bring low the high and mighty; that is, on its advent the decision as to who is noble and who is ignoble among the people will be made on quite a different basis. Those who posed as honorable people in the world would become contemptible and those who were considered contemptible would become honorable.

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In the Hereafter Allah will elevate believers in Paradise and will humiliate the unbelievers and rejecters of Islam in Hell.

Allah said in surah Al-Hajj verse 18:

18. See you not that to Allah prostrates whoever is in the heavens and whoever is on the earth, and the sun, and the moon, and the stars, and the mountains, and the trees, and Ad-Dawab (moving living creatures, beasts, etc.), and many of mankind? But there are many (men) on whom the punishment is justified. And whomsoever Allah disgraces, none can honour him. Verily! Allah does what He wills.



Allah promised in the Holy Quraan that Allah will elevate in rank those who have knowledge (that is the knowledge of the Holy Quraan and Sunnah).

Also there is a hadeeth about this world:

The Prophet (Allah's Peace and Blessings be upon him) said, “ Inna Allaha yarfa’u bi-hadha Al-Quraani aqwaaman wa yakhfidu al-aakhareen” (Surely, Allah raises nations by this Quraan and abases others). I heard this hadeeth from a scholar on you tube.

According to this Hadeeth of the Prophet Muhammad (Allah's Peace and Blessings be upon him), the standard of honor for our Ummah is the Holy Quraan. If some Muslims hold fast to it, Allah will exalt them in ranks while those who throw it behind their backs, will be abased.

At the present time, the sufferings of our Ummah are because of their leaving the Quraan and Sunnah. Therefore the only solution is to turn back to the Holy Quraan.


Al-Raafi’ (read as Ar-Raafi’):

Its meaning is opposite to that of Al-Khaafid. It is only Allah Who can raise, elevate and exalt a person or a nation. Allah said in surah Al-An’aam verse 83:

(6:83) That was Our argument which We gave to Abraham against his people. We raise in ranks whom We will. Truly your lord is All-Wise, All-Knowing.

You can read the story of the Prophet Ibraheem alaihi salaam in the verses 74—83 of surah Al-An’aam at tafheem.net. There it is at “Towards understanding Quraan”. You will find it with exp. notes. A short statement is here:

Ibraheem alaihi salaam was brought up in an idolater society. All people used to worship idols as well as stars, moon and the sun. Ibraheem alaihi salaam had no source of knowledge except his wisdom and conscience. He tried to advise his people against idolatry. He tried in different ways to make them understand. His methods of preaching are revealed in different surahs. Here he considered star, moon and the sun in the light of his wisdom and conscience and proved that these could not be god. Then he said:

Surely I have directed my face to Him Who originated (i.e., created) the heavens and the earth, unswervingly upright, (i.e., by nature upright) and in no way am I one of the associators." (i.e., those who associate others with Allah)

(Surah Al-An’aam 79)

He was thrown in to a huge fire made by his nation. But Allah miraculously, made the fire cool and safe for him. And Allah raised him in ranks as Allah said in the verse 83 (given above).

Similarly, Allah said about Yousuf alaihi salaam in verse 76 of surah yousuf : ………WE raise in degrees whomever WE will…..

Allah said about surah yousuf that it is the best story. You can read it with full explanation at tafheem.net. You will see how his step brothers were against him. Then they threw him in a dry well. Then, how did Allah Almighty manage his transfer from Shaam to Egypt. There he passed through many hard tests. He remained in the fear of Allah everywhere. Finally, Allah made him the Ruler of Egypt, and the same brothers came to him in need of wheat. Then they found their brother, whom they had thrown in a well, sitting at the position of a great ruler. Allah can do whatever Allah wants.

Now we are the last Ummah. Prophet hood has come to its end. We are now given the job of the Prophets alaihim salaam. We have to convey the message of Islam and this is a job at a high position. Our duty is to understand Quraan, follow it in accordance with the Sunnah and then convey it to others. The Prophet (Allah's Peace and Blessings be upon him) has informed us about great awliyaa in his Ummah due to whom thousands of people will enter the fold of Islam.
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OmAbdullah
01-29-2016, 11:12 PM
Al-Mu’izz and Al-Mudhill


The Two Attributes have opposite meanings. Al-Mu’iz means that the One Who gives honor and dignity is Allah and Al-Mudhil means that to give someone humiliation is in the HANDS of Allah only.


Al-Mu’izz


It is derived from the word izzah which gives 3 meanings i.e. honor, dominance and power all of which are in the HANDS of Allah Subhaanahu wa Ta’ala. Allah Almighty said in surah Aali-Imran verse 26 (its English translation is):

26. Say (O Muhammad SAW): "O Allah! Possessor of the kingdom, You give the kingdom to whom You will, and You take the kingdom from whom You will, and You endue with honour whom You will, and You humiliate whom You will. In Your Hand is the good. Verily, You are Able to do all things.

Also Allah said in the Holy Quraan:


“Man kaana yureedul izzata, fa lillahi-al-izzatu jamee’aa”

“Anyone who wants honor (must know) that all honor belongs to Allah.”


(Therefore he must seek it from Allah.)


It is a part of the verse 10 of surah Faatir. The English translation of complete verse 10 is:

1. Whosoever desires honour, power and glory then to Allah belongs all honour, power and glory [and one can get honour, power and glory only by obeying and worshipping Allah (Alone)]. To Him ascend (all) the goodly words, and the righteous deeds exalt it (the goodly words i.e. the goodly words are not accepted by Allah unless and until they are followed by good deeds), but those who plot evils, theirs will be severe torment. And the plotting of such will perish.

If Allah has given someone izzah, which includes honor, dominance and power, then he must use it for the Deen of Allah to support it, to convey its message and to establish it.
In surah Al-Munaafiqoon, Allah said in verse 8 (its English translation is):


8. They say, "If we return to al-Madinah, the more honored [for power] will surely expel therefrom the more humble." And to Allah belongs [all] honor, and to His Messenger, and to the believers, but the hypocrites do not know.

This verse was revealed when Abdullah bin Ubayyah had said the words given in the first part of this verse. Allah Almighty answered his words in the second /last part of the same verse saying:

"And to Allah belongs [all] honor, and to His Messenger, and to the believers, but the hypocrites do not know.
The hypocrites had some power, wealth and support from the kaafirs, so they thought that they were the owners of honor, but Allah told them the fact that indeed real honor and dignity belongs to Allah and Allah has given it to HIS Prophet (Allah's Peace and Blessings be upon him) and to the believers. Allah can deprive the kaafirs and munafiqeen from that honor any time.


There is a good saying of Ali ibn.Husain rAa as he said:


“Man araada izzah bila asheera, wa hebatin bila sultaan wa ghina bila maalin fal yakhruj min dhulli-ma’siyyati ilaizzi-ita-ati.”

Translation
“Whoever wants honor without tribe, awe/ reverence without ruling authority and riches without wealth, then he must come out from the humiliation of disobedience to the dignity of obedience (to Allah and Allah’s Messenger salla Allaho alaihi wa sallam)”


Thus, if you leave sin and obey Allah and HIS Prophet (Allah's Peace and Blessings be upon him), you will have that honor and dignity.


Al-Mudhill


It is only Allah Who has the power to humiliate whomever HE wants as Allah said in the verse 26 of surah Aali-Imraan,(its English translation given above and here too):

26. Say (O Muhammad SAW): "O Allah! Possessor of the kingdom, You give the kingdom to whom You will, and You take the kingdom from whom You will, and You endue with honour whom You will, and You humiliate whom You will. In Your Hand is the good. Verily, You are Able to do all things.
Allah said in surah Al-Mujaadilah verse5 (its English translation is):

Indeed, those who oppose Allah and His Messenger are abased as those before them were abased. And We have certainly sent down verses of clear evidence. And for the disbelievers is a humiliating punishment.
Allah also said in surah Al-Mujadilah verse 21 (Its English translation is):

Allah has decreed: "Verily! It is I and My Messengers who shall be the victorious." Verily, Allah isAll-Powerful, All-Mighty.

The upper two verses prove that Allah has decreed honor and victory for Allah’s Messengers and those who oppose the Messengers shall be humiliated. According to these verses, Allah will give dominance to those who follow and obey Allah’s Final Messenger Muhammad salla Allaho alaihi wa sallam as now only His teachings are to be followed till the end of this world. Those who disobey and oppose Him sallaAllaho alaihi wa sallam shall be ultimately abased.


When the Muslims started following the way in which transactions are based on usury and interest, and also they are pleased with worldly gains and they discarded aljihaad, then it is expected that Allah will bring upon this Ummah humiliation from which the Ummah will not be able to come out until its members return to the Deen that Allah has chosen for us..


This is true according to The Holy Quraan and Sunnah and in this there is a clue to all the present state of humiliation in which we find our Ummah (ourselves) now.


So all izzah and dhillah is in the HANDS of Allah. If you are true to Allah, Allah will give you Izzah otherwise Dhillah.


Source: youtube.com (The Beautiful Names of Allah by Suhaib Hasan)

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OmAbdullah
02-05-2016, 11:10 PM
Al-Samee to be read as As-Samee


It means The All-Hearing and The Hearer of all

This beautiful Attribute of Allah came at about 50 places in the Holy quraan. Some of them are in the following verses:

Surah Al-Mujaadalah verse 1:

Its English translation is:

(58:1) Allah1 has surely heard the words of her who contends with you concerning her husband and complains to Allah. Allah hears what both of you say.2 Verily Allah is All- Hearing, All-Seeing.

Exp. note 1 and 2

1. Here, hearing does not merely imply hearing a complaint but also redressing the grievances.

2. The translators generally have translated these sentences in the past tense, which tends to give the meaning that the woman had left after relating her complaint and the Prophet (peace be upon him) some time later might have received this revelation. That is why Allah has said: We indeed heard what the woman said, who was pleading with you and complaining to Us, and We were at that time hearing the conversation of both of you. But in most of the traditions that have been reported in the Hadith about this incident, it has been stated that right at the time when the woman was relating the zihar pronounced by her husband and complaining to the Prophet (peace be upon him) to the effect that if she was separated from her husband, she and her children would be ruined, the state of receiving revelation appeared on the Prophet (peace be upon him) and these verse’s were sent down. On this basis we have preferred rendering these sentences in the present tense.

The woman concerning whom these verses were sent down was Khaulah bint-Thalabah of the Khazraj tribe, and her husband, Aus bin Samit Ansari, was brother of Ubadah bin Samit, the chief of the Aus tribe. The story of the zihar upon her is related in detail below. What is worth mentioning here is that the incident of woman’s complaint being heard by Allah Almighty and the coming down of the divine command immediately to redress her grievance was an event that earned her a place of honor and esteem among the companions. Ibn Abi Hatim and Baihaqi have related that once Umar was on his way out with some companions. On the way he came across a woman, who stopped him; he immediately stopped and listened to what she had to say patiently with his head bent down, and did not move till she had finished. One of the companions said: O commander of the faithful, you held back the Quraish chiefs for so long for the sake of this old woman! Umar said: Do you know who she is? She is Khaulah bint- Thalabah, the woman whose complaint was heard at the seventh heaven. By God, even if she had kept me standing till the night, I would have kept standing. I would only have excused myself at the prayer times. Ibn Abdul Barr has related in Al-Istiab this tradition from Qatadah: When Umar came across this lady, on the way, he greeted her. After answering his greeting, she said: O Umar, there was a time when I saw you at the Ukaz festival. Then you were called Umair. You tended goats with the shepherd’s staff in your hand. Then, not very long after this, you began to be called Umar. Then a time came when the people began addressing you as commander of the faithful. So, fear Allah with regard to your subjects, and remember that the one who fears Allah’s punishment, for him the stranger also is like a close kinsman, and the one who fears death, may well lose that very thing which he wants to save. At this Jarud Abdi, who was accompanying Umar, said: O woman, you have talked insolently to the commander of the faithful. Thereupon Umar said: Let her say whatever she has to say. Do you know who she is? She was heard at the seventh heaven. So, she deserves to be heard longer and with greater attention by Umar. Imam Bukhari has also related briefly a story resembling to this.

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In zihaar a husband used to say to his wife, “you are like the back of my mother to me and this was considered like divorce in the pre-Islamic time. The husband of this sahaabiah rAa used the same words and she came to Muhammad salla Allaho alaihi wa sallam, in anger, and complained against her husband. Right at that time these verses of this surah came down and brought down the LAW OF ZIHAAR. You can read the verses of this surah to know the law and other details.

Here is a very important Ijtihaadi point in this verse 1 of surah Al-Mujaadilah. In this case Allah didn’t demand the complaining woman to bring any witnesses to her words. The Prophet (Allah's Peace and Blessings be upon him) didn’t ask her husband about the truth of the words that the wife said. So her words were accepted directly and Allah revealed the punishment for her husband. Talaaq (Divorce) is much more serious word. Now a Muslim who doesn’t fear Allah, gives 3 Talaaqs to his wife at one time and then denies it in front of people. So the wife is in a very hard situation because her staying with him will lead her to zina and she cannot go away because she has no witnesses to the saying of 3 talaaqs of her husband. (Now he is her ex-husband). In such cases proof can be given from this verse 1 of surah Al-Mujaadilah and according to this Rule the words of the wife will be accepted and she will not need any witness.

Surah Al-Shura (Ash-Shurah) verse 11:

فَاطِرُ السَّمٰوٰتِ وَالۡاَرۡضِ​ؕ جَعَلَ لَـكُمۡ مِّنۡ اَنۡفُسِكُمۡ اَزۡوَاجًا وَّ مِنَ الۡاَنۡعَامِ اَزۡوَاجًا​ ۚ يَذۡرَؤُكُمۡ فِيۡهِ​ ؕ لَيۡسَ كَمِثۡلِهٖ شَىۡءٌ ​ۚ وَهُوَ السَّمِيۡعُ الۡبَصِيۡر11


(42:11) The Originator of the heavens and the earth, He has appointed for you pairs of your own kind, and pairs also of cattle. Thus does He multiply you. Naught in the universe is like Him.17 He is All-Hearing, All-Seeing.18


Surah Al-Baqarah 127:


وَاِذۡ يَرۡفَعُ اِبۡرٰهٖمُ الۡقَوَاعِدَ مِنَ الۡبَيۡتِ وَاِسۡمٰعِيۡلُؕ رَبَّنَا تَقَبَّلۡ مِنَّا ​ؕ اِنَّكَ اَنۡتَ السَّمِيۡعُ الۡعَلِيۡمُ‏ 127


(2:127) Recall when Abraham and Ishmael raised the foundations of the House, praying: “Our Lord! Accept this from us; You are All-Hearing, All-Knowing.


Allah almighty hears all voices /sounds in different languages and with different needs of mankind and other creatures, and provides their needs. Whether the words are said loudly or hidden in the hearts, but Allah hears them as Allah said in surah Al-Ra’d (Ar-Ra’d) 10, (its English translation is):


(13:10) It is all the same for Him whether any of you says a thing secretly, or says it loudly, and whether one hides oneself in the darkness of night, or struts about in broad daylight.


Allah’s Hearing encompasses all calls and sayings and Allah’s Hearing is not disturbed by difference in voices or languages, one voice cannot remove HIS attention from others. Allah is not overburdened by different problems and different demands of the needy creations.



Narrated Al-Imam Ahmad from Ayishah rAa, She said, “ All praise is due for Allah WHOSE Hearing is vast on all voices. The arguing woman came to the Prophet (Allah's Peace and Blessings be upon him) and spoke to him while I was in the house besides them but I couldn’t hear her words and Allah sent down the verses of surah Al-Mujaadilah saying,


(58:1) Allah1 has surely heard the words of her who contends with you concerning her husband and complains to Allah. Allah hears what both of you say.2 Verily Allah is All- Hearing, All-Seeing. "

and in another narration it is like she said, "

تبا رك الذي وسع سمعه كل شىء"


Its meaning is, “ Lord of Glory is The One Whose Hearing is vast on all things”


(Ibn. Maajah)

In a Hadeth al-Qudsee Allah said, “O my servants, if all the former and latter of you, and the mankind and jinn kind of you stand at the same place and time and ask ME (for your needs ) and I provide all of the needs, it will not decrease for ME anything as if a needle, when dipped into an ocean, decreases its water” narrated by Abi Dhar rAa in Sahee Muslim.

(I have translated the hadeeth into English, Please correct me if I am wrong).

The hadeeth means that the Treasures of Allah are so vast that after providing the needs of all, there will be no decrease in them like a needle, when dipped into an ocean and then taken out, doesn’t decrease water from the ocean.

According to a hadeeth in Muslim and Bukhaari, narrated by Abu Musa Al-Ashaari rAa, The Prophet (Allah's Peace and Blessings be upon him) advised the companions to say takbeer in low voice because Allah WHOM they praised is All-Hearer, all-Seer and is near. (They, while climbing on a high place, used to say takbeer loudly, so they were advised.)

The unbelievers thought that perhaps Allah didn’t hear their words, Allah revealed the verse 80 of surah Al-Zukhruf:


اَمۡ يَحۡسَبُوۡنَ اَنَّا لَا نَسۡمَعُ سِرَّهُمۡ وَنَجۡوٰٮهُمۡ​ؕ بَلٰى وَرُسُلُنَا لَدَيۡهِمۡ يَكۡتُبُوۡنَ‏ 80



(43:80) Or do they think that We do not hear their secret talks and their whispering counsels? Yes, indeed We do and Our messengers [i.e., angels) are with them, writing.


If one’s faith regarding the Attributes (Qualities) of Allah, is defective, that is, if he thinks that Allah doesn’t know what they say and do in secret, this defect in his faith will make him a looser as Allah said in Surah Fussilat 23-24, their English translation is:

23. "But this thought of yours which ye did entertain concerning your Lord, hath brought you to destruction, and (now) have ye become of those utterly lost!"


24. Then, if they have patience, yet the Fire will be a home for them, and if they beg for to be excused, yet they are not of those who will ever be excused.


As is clear the Hearing of Allah is not like our hearing. Also Allah’s Hearing includes two meanings:

1. General meaning of hearing—so Allah hears every sound, saying and calling whether loud or whisper or calls in hearts.

2. Hearing in the meaning of accepting and answering prayers and supplications. As Ibraaheem alaihi salaam said, (see the English translation of verse 39 of surah Ibraheem):

39. Praise to Allah , who has granted to me in old age Ismael and Is-haac. Indeed, my Lord is the Hearer of supplication.


Also our saying in prayer, “sami-Allaho liman hamidah” which means Allah heard (and answered) the du’aa of the one who praised (Allah).
The Prophet (Allah's Peace and Blessings be upon him) told us in a hadeeth shareef that here “sami-Allaho” doesn’t merely mean that Allah heard the praises of the prayer-maker, rather it means that Allah accepted the du’aa (and ibaadah etc.).

As compared to Allah’s great Qualities, the false gods that the idolaters worship have no such qualities. Allah Almighty explained to the kafirs and idolaters that their false gods cannot hear, or see or benefit or harm them in any way. One example of such lessons is in the verses 194—195 of surah Al-A’raaf.

Ibraheem alaihi salaam said to his idolater father the following words, their English translation is:
(Surah Maryam verses 41—42)

41. And mention in the Book (the Quran) Ibrahim (Abraham). Verily! He was a man of truth, a Prophet.



42. When he said to his father: "O my father! Why do you worship that which hears not, sees not and cannot avail you in anything?

A believer’s faith that Allah is Samee (All-Hearing) will make him protect his tongue from sinful and useless words. He will use it for praising and thanking Allah and also for making good du’aas like the Prophets alaihim salaam used to do. We read many du’aas of the Prophets alaihim salaam like Ibraaheem, Zakariya and others, alaihim salaam. Also we can read the du’aa of Yousuf alaihi salaam. Allah answered his du’aa in the following verse, (surah Yousuf 34):


فَاسۡتَجَابَ لَهٗ رَبُّهٗ فَصَرَفَ عَنۡهُ كَيۡدَهُنَّ​ؕ اِنَّهٗ هُوَ السَّمِيۡعُ الۡعَلِيۡمُ‏ 34


(12:34) Thereupon his Lord granted his prayer, and averted their guile from him.29 Surely He alone is All-Hearing, All-Knowing.

Exp. note 29

29. Allah warded off their guile from Prophet Joseph by strengthening his character in such a way as to make ineffective all their devices to ensnare him, This also implies that Allah opened the door of prison for him in order to keep him safe from their tricks and temptations.
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Also Allah Subhaanhu wa Ta’ala advised us to seek HIS Refuge from Satan the cursed one. See the English translation of surah Fussilat 36 as follows:

(41:36) And if you are prompted by a provocation from Satan, seek refuge with Allah.40 He, and He alone, is All-Hearing, All- Knowing.41


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OmAbdullah
02-16-2016, 07:33 PM
Al-Baseer
It means The All-Seeing / The Seer of all.
This beautiful Name of is repeated in the Holy Quraanmore than 40 times. For example:
Surah Al-Shura (Ash-Shurah) 11;
(He is) the Creator of the heavens andthe earth: He has made for you pairs from among yourselves, and pairs amongcattle: by this means does He multiply you: there is nothing whatever like untoHim, and He is the One that hears and sees (all things).

Surah Al-Nisaa 58
Verily! Allah commands that you shouldrender back the trusts to those, to whom they are due; and that when you judgebetween men, you judge with justice. Verily, how excellent is the teachingwhich He (Allah) gives you! Truly, Allah is Ever All-Hearer, All-Seer.

Surah Aali-Imran 15:
Say: Shall I inform you of somethingbetter than that? For those who keep from evil, with their Lord, are Gardensunderneath which rivers flow wherein they will abide, and pure companions, andcontentment from Allah. Allah is Seer of His bondmen,

Surah Al-Mulk 19:
Do they not see the birds above them,spreading out their wings and folding them in? None upholds them except theMost Beneficent (Allah). Verily, He is the All-Seer of everything.

Allah sees everything along with its external andinternal details. Nothing is hidden from Allah. So Allah sees a tiny insect inthe darkness of a night, with all its organs inside its body. Allah seeseverything under the 7 earths as HE sees in the heavens and above the 7 hevens.Allah sees and controls the activities of all organs inside the bodies of thecreation, even inside the nucleus of every cell, the activities of the chromosomes,genes and DNA etc. is watched and controlled by The Creator Allah. Allah saidin the The Holy Quraan that Allah sees the treachery of one’s eyes and turningand moving of everyone’s eyelids. Read the translation of the following verse:
103. No vision can grasp Him, but HisGrasp is over all vision. He is the Most Subtle and Courteous, Well-Acquaintedwith all things.

(Surah Al-An’aam 103)
Here Allah used the words, “Laa tudrik’ hul absaar wahuwa yudrikul absaar” (Are read as I wrote). These words mean that Allah cansee and ,perceive all looks /eyes/vision. Allah also knows the intention ofeach and every one behind his/her/its looks while no one’s looks can reach tosee Allah!!!!!!!!
Ibn. Al-Qayyim rahmatullahi alaihi said: “ Al-Baseeris the ONE WHO has tremendous seeing power and can see details of even smallparticles of the creatures, their organs, muscles, blood in their veins, andtheir brain, and also sees a small black ant on a (black) rock in the darknessof a night.”
The Prophet (Allah's Peace and Blessings be upon him) saidin a hadeeth (seen in Muslim and Bukhari), that Allah has two eyes. He saidthis when he salla Allaho alaihi wa sallam was talking about Dajjaal. He sallaAllaho alaihi wa sallam said that Dajjaal is a’oor (one-eyed) and surely yourLord (Allah) is not a’oor.
Also we must think about the verses in which thisAttribute of Allah is mentioned. For e.g. surah Al-Hajj 61:
Translation;
61. That is because Allah causes thenight to enter the day and causes the day to enter the night and because Allahis Hearing and Seeing.

This indicates Allah’s Hearing of all voices andsounds, and seeing the actions and movements of all during the course of dayand night at all different times and in different circumstances.
Similarly other verses like ASH-Shura 27, Al-Taghabun (At-Taghabun) 2, and Ghafir 20there are wise lessons for us to fear The All-Seeing Allah and watch ourthoughts and actions.
So a Muslim believing that Allah sees him everywhereand at all times, shall fear Allah and watch his actions. Even he/she willcontrol his thoughts as well as will do Al-Ihsaan in worshipping. He/she willtry to keep away from sins and disobedience to Allah and Allah’s Messengersalla Allaho alaihi wa sallam.
Al-Ihsaan is mentioned in a long hadeeth narrated byUmar rAa in which the Prophet (Allah's Peace and Blessings be upon him), whileanswering the questions of Jibreel alaihi salaam, said about Al-Ihsaan that itis to worship Allah as though you were seeing HIM and in the belief thatalthough you are not seeing HIM, yet truly HE sees you.
(Muslim)
Many people stopped from disobedience to Allah andfrom making sins because of the fear that Allah is watching them.
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Kiro
02-17-2016, 02:59 AM
It must have taken the scholars hours
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OmAbdullah
02-27-2016, 10:00 PM
Al-Hakam

Its meanings are:

1. To order, to command,

2. To decide, to rule,

3. To appoint someone as a ruler or arbitrator.

Other related words are:

a). Al-Hukum: It means Rule, Government, administration, management, control , command and authority.

b). Haakim: Ruler, Sovereign, Judge.
Also the word Al-Hakeem is related to it. It means The All-Wise. This word is derived from al-hikma which means the wisdom.

The beautiful Attribute Al-Hakam tells that the absolute and comprehensive Rule and Command is only for Allah and Allah has got the absolute wisdom to rule and command. The Kamaal-alhukum (The absolute nature of the command and ruling) of Allah is such that when Allah Almighty passes a Command for any of HIS servants then there is none to challenge it. Allah said in surah Al-Teen to be read as At-Teen, verse 8:
8. Is not Allah the most just of judges?

8. Is not Allah the wisest of judges?

Both of the above translations are correct.

The Holy Quraan has these names in the following verses. Here you can see the English translation only:

Al-An’aam 57:
57. Say, "Indeed, I am on clear evidence from my Lord, and you have denied it. I do not have that for which you are impatient. The decision is only for Allah . He relates the truth, and He is the best of deciders."

Al-An’aam 114:
114. [Say], "Then is it other than Allah I should seek as judge while it is He who has revealed to you the Book explained in detail?" And those to whom We [previously] gave the Scripture know that it is sent down from your Lord in truth, so never be among the doubters.

Surah Al-Araaf 87:
87. "And if there is a party of you who believes in that with which I have been sent and a party who do not believe, so be patient until Allah judges between us, and He is the Best of judges."

Surah Al-Kahf 26:

26. Say: Allah is Best Aware how long they tarried. His is the Invisible of the heavens and the earth. How clear of sight is He and keen of hearing! They have no protecting friend beside Him, and He makes none to share in His government.

Surah Ar-Ra’d 41:
41. Have they not seen that We set upon the land, reducing it from its borders? And Allah decides; there is no adjuster of His decision. And He is swift in account.

Another translation of this verse is:
41. See they not how we aim to the land, reducing it of its outlying parts? (When) Allah doometh there is none that can postpone His doom, and He is swift at reckoning.

According to this verse there is none to turn back the Command /decision of Allah. So HIS Command is implemented on people and none can change or cancel it.

Again Allah’s Hukum is proved by all of Allah’s great Attributes. The absolute Command must be for the One Who is All-Hearing, All-seeing, All-Knowing, Acquainted with all knowledge and information, Owner of all power, and abilities to speak and manage as well as all other great qualities.

Therefore considering other than Allah to be Hakam is absolutely false. Read the verses 10—12 of surah Al-Shura (Ash-Shura) for more understanding.

It means that The One Who has all those qualities has the right to give Law, make things haram (forbidden) and halaal (lawful), and considering other than Allah at that high status is the greatest of injustice and wickedness!!! Allah said in surah al-Ma’idah verse 50:

Translation:
50. Is it a judgment of the time of (pagan) ignorance that they are seeking? Who is better than Allah for judgment to a people who have certainty (in their belief)?

This also has the proof that the One Who has such Greatness must be worshipped and thus we must humble ourselves to that Great God, the Creator and Lord, and we must worship HIM only and supplicate to because none can answer our du’aa nor can fulfill our needs except Allah!!! Also we must fear none but Allah.

Allah said in surah Yousuf 40, (translation):
40. Those whom ye worship beside Him are but names which ye have named, ye and your fathers. Allah hath revealed no authority for them. The decision rests with Allah only, Who hath commanded you that ye worship none save Him. This is the right religion, but most men know not.

And in Surah Al-Qasas 88, (its translation is):
And do not invoke with Allah another deity. There is no deity except Him. Everything will be destroyed except His Face. His is the judgement, and to Him you will be returned.

No matter how much details are given, the rights of Allah’s great Attributes cannot be fulfilled. I can give only a short account. But one last thing needs explanation and that is about the implementation and establishment of Allah’s Commands in human populations.

Someone may wonder that why is then Allah’s Command and Law not implemented among nations while man-made laws are established. The answer is that:

There are two places/compartments in front of us. ONE IS THE WHOLE Universe in which everyone can see the Sovereignty /Command of Allah. So the rising of the Sun every morning from the East and its setting in the West, succession of day and night, stars and moon appearing at night, the course of the moon during the lunar month, succession of seasons and the growth of plants, fruits and vegetables in different seasons rainfalls, snow and hails, oceans and rivers etc. all are directly controlled by the Great Sovereign Allah.

Second part is the mankind. In men’s habitations we mostly see man-made laws and systems which have entangled poor people into intolerable chaos and have filled up the land of Allah with blood-shed and massacres. Shame, shame.

Allah is not forcing man-kind to implement Allah’s Law-System which is revealed in the Holy Quraan and Sunnah------This is due to Allah’s Promise that Allah has given freedom of choice to mankind. But Allah has clearly informed us about the horrible punishment in Hell for the unbeliever and disobedient people.

Everyone must read the translation of the Holy Quraan to know about the severe and ever-lasting chastisement for the transgressors, ungrateful servants, in Hell in the next world. Regretting at the time of death and afterwards shall be useless!!!!!!!

Death is nothing but a passage from Here to the next world when this given time to make preparation for the next world shall be finished. Then mankind will get NO MORE CHANCE TO BELIEVE IN Allah”S ATTRIBUTES AND OR TO OBEY HIM
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OmAbdullah
02-27-2016, 10:05 PM
Originally Posted by Kiro
It must have taken the scholars hours

Sad to see that you show anger on my hard work, this is for your own loss!!! But those who love Allah and Allah's beautiful names show pleasure on my work and encourage me to keep it on. May Allah give great reward to all of them.
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The-Deist
02-27-2016, 10:07 PM
Originally Posted by nbegam
Sad to see that you show anger on my hard work, this is for your own loss!!! But those who love Allah and Allah's beautiful names show pleasure on my work and encourage me to keep it on. May Allah give great reward to all of them.
How is that showing anger?
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Kiro
02-27-2016, 10:14 PM
Originally Posted by nbegam
Sad to see that you show anger on my hard work, this is for your own loss!!! But those who love Allah and Allah's beautiful names show pleasure on my work and encourage me to keep it on. May Allah give great reward to all of them.
I'm so confused
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OmAbdullah
02-28-2016, 03:46 PM
Originally Posted by Kiro
I'm so confused

Why are you confused? Explain!

Is it not possible for you to understand the explanation of Allah's beautiful names that I have been posting?

If that is the case then my advice is right that you must try to understand the Holy Quraan. The Prophet Muhammad salla Allaho alaihi wa sallam used to explain 10 verses of the Holy Quraan and would not proceed until the companions rAa learnt them in full. See the hadeeth of Abdullah Bin Mas'oud rAa in the beginning of the tafseer Ibn Katheer regarding the teaching of Quraan by the Prophet salla Allaho alaihi wa sallam.
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Kiro
02-28-2016, 04:17 PM
Originally Posted by nbegam
Why are you confused? Explain!

Is it not possible for you to understand the explanation of Allah's beautiful names that I have been posting?

If that is the case then my advice is right that you must try to understand the Holy Quraan. The Prophet Muhammad salla Allaho alaihi wa sallam used to explain 10 verses of the Holy Quraan and would not proceed until the companions rAa learnt them in full. See the hadeeth of Abdullah Bin Mas'oud rAa in the beginning of the tafseer Ibn Katheer regarding the teaching of Quraan by the Prophet salla Allaho alaihi wa sallam.
No. I thought you were just typing it from a scholars book and said if you took this long to type it than it must have took sooooo much longer with a pen for all 99 names. Sorry, I didn't know it was all your work.
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OmAbdullah
03-01-2016, 08:25 PM
Al-Adal (The Just)

It means justice, fairness, and to act justly, to establish justice, be Just, be fair.

Allah is Just and Allah’s system is full of justice. We find a balance and a regular order in the whole of the universe so that all objects in it are running smoothly due to the natural balance.

We, human beings, are given freedom of choice, so we are given a balance in the Holy Quraan i.e mizaan. For e.g. in surah Al-Rahmaan (Ar-Rahmaan) and surah Al-Hdeed, the words ‘mizaan” means the balance. It points to the Justice System of the Holy Quraan. We are ordered to choose it and follow it willfully.

In the universe we find a balanced and just system, in comparison to it, in the human body there is a system called “Autonomic nervous system”. The organs, under the control of this system, act with perfect justice and we find a regular order in their actions. This balance is present because this part of human body is not controlled by human will. For e.g. when we run the heart rate automatically increases and more blood is diverted to the muscles. But when we eat food, more blood goes to the GIT (gastro- intestinal system) to provide energy for its digestive function. If a student starts learning his lessons after eating, he/she is overtaken by sleep because brain cannot get more blood for its work. Thus the autonomic nervous system keeps the body activities in balanced form. But when we come to the voluntary system, lots of chaos is found. For example eating more and more food to fill up the stomach will cause digestive disorders because full stomach cannot digest food easily. Similarly, other human habits may cause disturbances leading to high blood pressure or other diseases.

We must do justice with our body and that we can only do if we follow the Quraan and Sunnah which has left nothing that we need in our everyday life. For example, the Prophet (Allah's Peace and Blessings be upon him) has told us that we shouldn’t eat up to the full level of stomach. We should divide (in our imagination) our stomach into three parts. Then we must keep one part for solid food, the second part for liquid and the third part we must keep for air. Thus the stomach can do its churning movements which are necessary for the digestion of food.

Similarly, we must be just and fair in all our dealings with others. It is said: “Haasiboo anfusakum qabla an tuhaasiboo”. That means, “Judge yourself before you are judged (accounted)”.

Allah has appointed a special day for complete and final justice with all, that day is the Yawmid-Deen and Yawmul-Qiyamah (the Day of Judgment and the Day of Resurrection). But Allah has also given a full system of Justice Laws in the Holy Quraan, explained in the Sunnah.

Allah’s Justice may also happen in this world. The Prophet (Allah's Peace and Blessings be upon him) used to say:--------Adlun fee-ya qadaa-uk-------, which mean, -------“Your decision concerning me is just”------


That means He said that whatever trouble came to Him, was due to Allah's justice.

Whatever trouble do we face in this world is due to the adal (justice) of Allah. Some of our wrong actions and mistakes cause the trouble so that we wake up from ignorance and heedlessness and turn to Allah in repentance and obedience. As an evidence, I am posting the translation of verse 41 of the surah Al-Roum (to be read as Ar-Roum):

41. Corruption has appeared throughout the land and sea by [reason of] what the hands of people have earned so He may let them taste part of [the consequence of] what they have done that perhaps they will return [to righteousness].


In the light of this verse, the treatment of all of the present troubles of our Muslim Ummah is to turn back to Allah’s Book and the Sunnah of the Prophet (Allah's Peace and Blessings be upon him). So all of our Muslims must repent to Allah and hold fast to the Quraan and the Sunnah.
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OmAbdullah
03-10-2016, 02:59 PM
Al-lateef, Al-Khabeer

These two beautiful names of Allah Almighty came together in many places in the Holy Quraan. The translation of some of the ayaat is:

Surah al-An’aam103;

103.Vision perceives Him not, but He perceives [all] vision; and He is the Subtle,the Acquainted.


I, love this verse too much! It means that Allah can see each and every eye and look (vision), also Allah knows the intention at the back of every look, while so many looks (numerous eyes) cannot see Allah, Allaho Akbar!!!

SurahAl-Hajj 63;

63. See you not that Allah sends down water (rain) from the sky, and then the earth becomes green? Verily, Allah is the Most Kind and Courteous, Well-Acquainted with all things
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SurahLuqmaan 16;

16.
[And Luqman said], "O my son, indeed if wrong should be the weight of a mustard seed and should be within a rock or [anywhere] in the heavens or in the earth, Allah will bring it forth. Indeed, Allah is Subtle and Acquainted.


Here Luqmaan advised his son to be careful about his duties to Allah and protect him self from all sins.

First I will explain Al-Khabeer.

Al-Khabeer


It means that Allah is acquainted with all information about everything. Allah knows the minutest details and the finest mysteries which lie hidden in minds of people at the conscience and sub-conscience level as well as about the other creatures and creations. Nothing is hidden from Allah in the heavens and in the depth of the earth as well as in between them. Allah knows about all actions that a being performs in the open or secret. Allah knows about the hunger of a small insect hidden inside a rock and Allah provides it sustenance therein. So this name Al-Khabeer is mainly related with the knowledge of all hidden secrets. The name Al-Aleem is already explained. Allah’s knowledge encompasses everything externally and internally and nothing can escape from it. Allah has the count of everything and every being as Allah said in surah Maryam verse 94, its translation is:

94. Verily, He has enumerated them and counted them a [full] counting.

Al-Lateef

It has two meanings:

1. One meaning is the same as Al-Khabeer, i.e. Allah knows the finest mysteries and details about everything and every being. This meaning is already explained.

2. The 2nd meaning is that Allah is very kind and helps HIS servants and HIS awliyaa (friends), and makes their things right, their difficulties solved with great kindness through ways that they can’t imagine.

As an example, think about the story of Yousuf alaihi salaam. He was thrown in a well by his brothers and thus his father Yaqoub (Jacob) alaihi salaam lost him. Both of them fell into terrible grief and difficult situation. Allah, the Al-Lateef, informed Yousuf alaihi salaam in the well that one day he would remind them this action of theirs and they would be unaware ….

Here is the translation of verse 15 of the surah Yousuf which is telling us that in the depth of the well Allah was with Yousuf alaihi salaam through inspiration and gave him the glad tidings with the future news that he would meet his family safely. Allaho Akbar.

15. So when they took him [out] and agreed to put him into the bottom of the well... But We inspired to him,"You will surely inform them [someday] about this affair of theirs while they do not perceive [your identity]."

Hadrat Yousuf alaihisalaam didn’t know that Allah was going to give him the kingdom of Egypt! His brothers, due to jealousy, threw him into well but they could not imagine that in fact they pushed him a step forward on the way of progress! Zulekha put him in prison but she couldn’t realize that she pushed him another step on the way to success. Allah’s Help was with him everywhere and the Al-Lateef wa Al-Khabeer made every trouble given by the people not only easy but also good for his mission to reach the high level that Allah Almighty had destined for him. Surely’ there is great lesson of tawakkal ala-Allah (trust on Allah) in this story of Yousuf and Yaqoub alaihima salaam.

Another beautiful story is that of the mother of Musa alaihi salaam as mentioned in surah Taha verses 38,39 and 40; and in surah Al-Qasas verses 7---13. It is really very beautiful, that Allah promised with the mother of Musa alaihi salaam through inspiration that in case of danger from the Pharaoh, she should put him in a box and put the box in the river and that Allah will restore him to her again and will make him from the Mursaleen (Allah’s Massengers). Allah made him not to accept the milk of any woman except his mother and thus Allah restored the son to his mother so that her eyes remain cool!!! What a LOVE of Allah is reflecting from this story, Allaho Akbar!!!

This is Allah’s Lutuf (kindness) that Allah takes out mu’mineen (believers) from the darkness of ignorance and unbelief to the light of knowledge, faith and obedience (to Allah).

For Allah there are unlimited extensive ways of HIS Grace and it is upon us to seek HIS Grace by sincere obedience to HIM, devotion to HIS Deen and sincere wishes and service to HIS servants. Allah puts the servants in hard trials and then makes the trials easy for them. Thus Allah cleans them from sins, makes their nafs amaarah to remain away from evil, makes him strong and steadfast on the Straight Path and provides them high ranks Here and in the Here-After. There are many details,but at present this may be enough.



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OmAbdullah
03-14-2016, 11:07 PM
Al-Haleem

This beautiful name of Allah came in many verses of the Holy Quraan.
Its meaning is that Allah is the Forbearer and does not make haste in punishing the sinners. Allah watches HIS servants committing sins, crimes and unbelief, but Allah gives them long time to understand the truth and repent to Allah. Allah continues in HIS kindness and bestows HIS blessings on those who are thankless to Allah and insist to stay disbelievers.

Allah’s forbearing is not due to any weakness but it is due to Allah’s Power, Knowledge and Wisdom. Allah said in surah Faatir verse 44 (its translation is):

44.Do they not travel through the earth, and see what was the End of those before them,- though they were superior to them in strength? Nor is Allah to be frustrated by anything whatever in the heavens or on earth: for He isAll-Knowing. All-Powerful.

According to a hadeeth of Saheehal Bukhaari, people do insult to Allah when they attribute son to HIM, they must not do that, and also they belie Allah when they say that Allah will not raise them again like HE created them first, they must not belie Allah.

In spite of all those big sins, Allah gives them sustenance, good health and many blessings. Also Allah gives them long time to think, reflect and repent to Allah so that they get saved from Hell.

People are so ungrateful to Allah that they try to wipe out HIS Deen Islam, and fight with and even kill the friends (awliyaa) of Allah, still Allah does not catch them at once, rather gives them long time. We must not forget that this Forbearing of Allah for long time will become a proof against the sinner on the Day of Judgement.

Allah’s Forbearing is not due to any weakness on part of Allah. Allah is All-Powerful as Allah said in surah Faatir verse 41 (its translation is):

41. Verily! Allah grasps the heavens and the earth lest they move away from their places, and if they were to move away from their places, there is not one that could grasp them after Him. Truly, He is Ever Most Forbearing, Oft Forgiving.


As mentioned in this verse Allah is keeping the heavens and the earth in their places. If Allah lets them fall down due to the sins of mankind, no one else can hold them in place. Due to the sins and crimes of mankind, the angels in heaven fear and they make du’aa and astaghfar requesting Allah to forgive the sinners. All this is because Allah ordained it. This is due to the Forbearing of Allah. Allah’s Forbearing Quality gives the criminals more and more time to take heed.

Allah ordered Muslims to give sadaqah (charity to poor people and prohibited us to remind the sadaqaat to the poor person to degrade and injure him. This command came in the following verse:

Translation of verse 263 of surah Al-Baqarah:

263. Kind words and forgiving of faults are better than Sadaqah (charity) followed by injury. And Allah is Rich (Free of all wants) and He is Most-Forbearing.

Some of the verses that have the name Al-Haleem (The Forbearing) are here translated into English:

Al-Hajj 59;

59..He will surely cause them to enter an entrance with which they will be pleased, and indeed, Allah is Knowing and Forbearing.

Al-Taghaabun 17;

17. If you lend to Allah a goodly loan(i.e. spend in Allah's Cause) He will double it for you, and will forgive you. And Allah is Most Ready to appreciate and to reward, Most Forbearing,



Allah also orders the Muslims to be patient and forbear on the oppression given by oppressors whether unbelievers or believing sinners. In this way Allah gives high ranks and reward to the patient Muslims on one hand and long time to the oppressors on the other hand. If the oppressors regret and repent to Allah in this life, insha-Allah, Allah will forgive them otherwise they will face the Justice of Allah.
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OmAbdullah
03-17-2016, 11:35 PM
Al- Azeem

It means the Great. This Excellent name of Allah indicates Allah’s excellence in all HIS Qualities. Allah is Great in HIS SELF, in Seeing, Hearing , Providing, Kindness and Mercy, in the Ownership of Power etc. Allah said in the end of Aayatul-Kursi: “ ------ wa huwal ali-yyul-Azeem”.

The translation of Aayatul- Kursi is:

255. Allah - there is no deity except Him, the Ever-Living, the Sustainer of [all] existence. Neither drowsiness overtakes Him nor sleep. To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth. Who is it that can intercede with Him except by His permission? He knows what is [presently] before them and what will be after them, and they encompass not a thing of His knowledge except for what He wills. His Kursi extends over the heavens and the earth, and their preservation tires Him not. And He is the Most High, the Most Great.


This is the verse 255 of surah Al-Baqarah and is called Aayatul-Kursi. This is very perfect verse in the qualities of Allah Almighty. According to a hadeeth, it is the best verse of the Holy Quraan. Other verses that have the name Al-Azeem are:


Translation of the last verse of the surah Al-Tawbah (pronounced as At-Tawbah);

129. But if they turn away, say (O Muhammad SAW): "Allah is sufficient for me. La ilaha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He), in Him I put my trust and He is the Lord of the Mighty Throne.


Here Allah used this Great name for the greatness of Allah’s Throne, which reminds us the Great and Mighty Sovereignty of Allah the Lord!!!

In surah Al-Haaqah and surah al-Waqiyah Allah said:

Fa sabbih bismi Rabbikal-Azeem.

Its translation is:

74. Therefor (O Muhammad), praise the name of thy Lord, the Tremendous.


This verse is repeated in the end of the same surah and also in the end of surah Al-Haaqah. Here is the tafseer of this verse in surah Al- Waqiyah, in Tafheemul-Quraan. You can see it at tafeem.net. The explanation that follows is found in the exp.note 42 of the last aayah i.e. verse 96 of surah Al-Waqiyah:


(56:96) So glorify the name of your Great Lord.


42. Uqbah bin Amir Juhni relates that when this verse was sent down the Prophet (peace be upon him) commanded that the people put it in their ruku, i.e. they should recite Subhana-Rabbi-yal-Azim in the position of ruku in the Prayer. And when the verse Sabbi-hismi-Rabbi-kal-Aala was sent down, he enjoined that they put it in their sajdah, i.e. they should recite Subhana-Rabbi-yal-Aala in sajdah. (Musnad Ahmad, Abu Daud, Ibn Majah, Ibn Hibban, Hakim). This show that even the most minor details of the procedure enjoined by the Prophet (peace be upon him) for the Prayer are derived from the allusions given in the Quran.

Thus we repeatedly recite this Great name of Allah in ruku (bowing down on our knees) in our daily prayers.

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OmAbdullah
03-22-2016, 10:41 PM
Al-Ghafoor

It means the All-Forgiving. Other related names areAl-Ghaffaar, Al-Afuwwun, Ghaafir, and Al-Tawwaab (pronounced as At-Tawaab).

All of them mean the One WHO forgives sins but their meaningof Forgiving is in different degrees. At-Tawwaab also means that Allah respondspositively to the repentance of the servants, so when they repent from theirsins to Allah, they are forgiven. It is only Allah WHO forgives sins, noneother than Allah can forgive sins. It is very clear to understand, as therecord of sins of the servants is with Allah only, so it is only Allah WHO canomit and erase the sins of a repenting Muslim.

The Al-Ghafoor quality of Allah means thatAllah forgives a lot, Allah is “Waa-si-ul maghfirah” i.e. Allah’s forgiving isextensive. In verse 53 of surah Al-Zumar (pronounced as Az-Zumar) Allahinformed us that Allah forgives all sins. The English translation of the verseis:

53.Say: "O 'Ibadi (My slaves) who have transgressed against themselves (bycommitting evil deeds and sins)! Despair not of the Mercy of Allah, verilyAllah forgives all sins. Truly, He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.

Again in a hadeeth Al-Qudsee Allah said: “O the son of Adam,as long as you invoke ME and direct yourhopes towards ME, I forgive you and I don’t care. O the son of Adam, If yoursins reached the level of the sky, then you did astaghfaar (repented forforgiveness) to ME, I forgive you and I don’t care. O the son of Adam, if youbring mistakes equal to the particles of the earth then you meet Me withoutassociating any one /anything to ME, I provide you forgiveness equal to theparticles of the earth.”
(Al-Tirmizee)
Some of the verses which have this beautiful name of Allahare here as their English translation only:

Surah Al-Nisaa verse 43:


(4:43) Believers! Do not draw near to the Prayerwhile you are intoxicated
65 until you know what you are saying66 nor while you are defiled67 - save when you are travelling - until you havewashed yourselves.68 If you are either ill or travelling or have satisfied a want ofnature or have had contact with women69 and can find no water, then betake yourselvesto pure earth, passing with it lightly over your face and your hands.70Surely Allah is All-Relenting, All-Forgiving.


Surah Al-Fath verse 14:
14. And to Allah belongs the sovereigntyof the heavens and the earth, He forgives whom He wills, and punishes whom Hewills. And Allah is Ever Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.


Surah Al-Mulk verse 2:

2. [He] who created death and life totest you [as to] which of you is best in deed - and He is the Exalted in Might,the Forgiving -


Although Allah is so Oft-Forgiving, but Allah knows the inand out of every person and forgives or punishes according to the situation.The most important thing is sincerity of every person. If a person tries totake advantage of the Forgiving Quality of Allah and enjoys him/her self, withthe intention that in the end he/she will repent to get their sins forgiven,they cannot deceive Allah but are deceiving themselves. Now many scholarsremind this Quality of Allah. I remind the readers two more things as follow:

Surah Al-Nisaa verse 17-18;
17. Allah accepts only the repentance ofthose who do evil in ignorance and foolishness and repent soon afterwards; itis they to whom Allah will forgive and Allah is Ever All-Knower, All-Wise.


Another translation of the same verse 17 is:

17. Forgiveness is only incumbent onAllah toward those who do evil in ignorance (and) then turn quickly (in repentance) to Allah. These are they toward whom Allah relents. Allah is ever Knower, Wise.




18. And of no effect is the repentance of those who continue to do evil deeds until death faces one of them and he says: "Now I repent;" nor of those who die while they are disbelievers. For them We have prepared a painful torment.


So our duty is to protect ourselves from sins and we must fear Allah at all times. If anyone made a mistake ignorantly, then he/she must repent to Allah quickly.


Second thing that I must remind the Muslims is the behavior of the companions radi-yallaho anhum. Although they knew the verses and ahadeeth about the Forgiving of Allah but they always lived in extreme fear of Allah and readily acted upon the Commands and Rules of Allah.

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OmAbdullah
03-26-2016, 10:51 PM
Al-Shakoor (pronounced as Ash-Shakoor)

It means the ONE WHO acknowledges good deeds and gratitude of HIS created servants. A related name is Shaakir. When a person is called shaakir, it means that he is thankful to Allah for Allah’s blessings. When the same name is used by Allah for HIMSELF, it means that Allah gives great respect to the righteous deeds of the servant and appreciates his faith and good deeds. Examples:

If a person does one good deed, Allah, the Al-Shakoor, gives him/her 10 times more reward while the one who does evil gets one equivalent punishment for one evil deed. For a good deed the reward can increase multiple times depending upon the purity of the intention.

If a person remembers and praises Allah in a gathering of mankind, Allah shall remember him in front of the angels. Allah never wastes the reward of a good deed even if it is very little. Therefore according to a Hadeeth, a Muslim shouldn’t despise a little act of goodness even if it is to meet a brother with a smiling face. So meeting a brother with a smiling face is a virtue which will bring at least 10 times reward to the Muslim.

Some of the verses that have this beautiful name of Allah:
(Here is the English translation only)

Surah faatir30 and 34:

30.That He may pay them their wages in full, and give them (even) more, out of His Grace. Verily! He is Oft Forgiving, Most Ready to appreciate (good deeds and to recompense).

34. And they will say, "Praise toAllah , who has removed from us [all] sorrow. Indeed, our Lord is Forgiving and Appreciative -


Surah Al-Shura (Ash-Shura) 23:

23. It is that of which Allah gives good tidings to His servants who believe and do righteous deeds. Say, [O Muhammad],"I do not ask you for this message any payment [but] only good will through kinship." And whoever commits a good deed - We will increase for him good therein. Indeed, Allah is Forgiving and Appreciative.


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OmAbdullah
03-31-2016, 07:59 AM
Al-Aliyy(The Most High, the Sublime)

The absolute Highness is for Allah only and it is from all points of view. Some of the verses in which this beautiful name of Allah is mentioned are here in the form of their English translation:

Al-Baqarah, verse 255;

255. Allah - there is no deity except Him, the Ever-Living, the Sustainer of [all] existence. Neither drowsiness overtakes Him nor sleep. To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth. Who is it that can intercede with Him except by His permission? He knows what is [presently] before them and what will be after them, and they encompass not a thing of His knowledge except for what He wills. His Kursi extends over the heavens and the earth, and their preservation tires Him not. And He is the Most High, the Most Great.


(This was the translation of the Aayatul-Kursi)

Surah Al-Hajj 62:


62. That is because Allah is the Truth, and that which they call upon other than Him is falsehood, and because Allah is the Most High, the Grand.



Surah Sabaa 23:

23 And intercession does not benefit with Him except for one whom He permits. [And those wait] until, when terror is removed from their hearts, they will say [to one another], "What has your Lord said?" They will say, "The truth." And He is the Most High, the Grand.


Allah is very high from all points of view. A few points are mentioned here:

Personally; Although Allah is free from place and time so that Allah is everywhere at all times due to Allah’s knowledge and power!!! Yet for our understanding, Allah has fixed a place and has told us in the Holy Quraan that Allah’s Thrown is above the 7 heavens and Allah is above the Thrown. Read the translation of the following verses:

Surah Al-Mulk 16, 17;

16. Do you feel secure that He (Allah), Who is over the heaven, will not cause the earth to swallow you, then behold it shakes (as in an earthquake)?



17. Or do you feel secure that He (Allah), Who is over the heaven, will not send against you a storm of stones? Then you shall know how (terrible) has been My Warning?


Surah Taha5;

5. The Most Beneficent (Allah) Istawa (rose over) the (Mighty) Throne (in a manner that suits His Majesty).


Allah is very High in HIS qualities and Attributes --- none has qualities like HIM. Even no one can reach the height of a single quality of Allah.

Allah’s Highness is absolute in subjugating (overpowering) others. All others are Allah’s creation and they all submit to Allah willingly or unwillingly as everything is in Allah’s Control. So nothing can move or remain stationary without Allah’s permission. What Allah wills, happens and what Allah wills not, doesn’t happen.

Allah’s Highness over the creation is proved in many ways. The Holy Quraan has got more than a thousand proofs of the Highness of Allah. A few are here:

English translation of the verses of;

Surah Al-An’aam18;

18. And He is the Irresistible (Omnipotent), above His slaves, and He is the All-Wise, Well-Acquainted with all things.


Allah Commands from above and du’aa, requests and actions of the slaves climb up to Allah Almighty from below. See the translation of the following verses of the Holy Quraan:

Surah Al-Sajdah (As-sajdah) 5;

5. He arranges [each] matter from the heaven to the earth; then it will ascend to Him in a Day, the extent of which is a thousand years of those which you count.


Surah Al-Ma’arij, 4;

4. The angels and the Ruh [Jibrael (Gabriel)] ascend to Him in a Day the measure where of is fifty thousand years,



Surah Faatir 10;

10. If any do seek for glory and power, -to Allah belong all glory and power. To Him ascend (all) Words of Purity: It is He Who exalts each Deed of Righteousness. Those that lay Plots of Evil,- for them is a Penalty terrible; and the plotting of such will perish.


From Abu Hurairah, he said: The Prophet sall Allaahu' alaihi wa sallam said: "Whoever gives sadaqah worth a palm date from the good business results (halal)-while nothing will ever ascend to God except the clean (halaal), Allah will accept it with His Right Hand, then Allah takes care for it for the giver as anyone of you maintain a young colt, so the sadaqa (charity) increases until it becomes like a mountain ".


Source of hadith translation: http://holykoranenglish.blogspot.com...and-allah.html[/quote]


The Hadeeth means that: 1.To Allah rise only clean (lawful) things/deeds. 2. Allah accepts it and increases it for the giver of this charity. 3. It is given justly, i.e. according to the status of the giver, so if he can give only one date and Allah knows his status, then Allah accepts it and increases it for him in reward which can be as much as a mountain, reward only for one date. (This explanation is from me, may Allah forgive me for any mistake, aameen).


The Holy Quraan came down from Allah and the Prophet Eesa (Allah's Peace and Blessings be upon him) was lifted up to heaven by the Command of Allah.

Due to faith in this Attribute of Allah Almighty we, Muslims, become humble and low in front of Allah. We will stand for worship with great respect and fear of Allah believing that Allah is very High, above any defect or fault. We will keep far away from any type of shirk (associating anyone with Allah), and we shall make our worship very pure for Allah. Thus we will be, insha Allah, successful.


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OmAbdullah
04-03-2016, 04:17 PM
Al-Kabeer
(The Most Great and The Most High)

Allah's greatness is in all ways. The translation of some of the verses having this beautiful name of Allah is here:

Surah Luqman30;

30. That is (so) because Allah is the Truth, and that what they call upon other than Him is falsehood, and because Allah is the Most High, the Grand.


SurahGhaafir 12;

12. [They will be told], "That is because, when Allah was called upon alone, you disbelieved; but if others were associated with Him, you believed. So the judgement is with Allah, the Most High, the Grand."


This is due to the Greatness of Allah that the heavens are held up in their high position without any apparent support; if Allah lets it fall then no one will be able to hold them up.

This is also the Greatness of Allah that on the Day of Resurrection, the heavens and the earth shall be in Allah’s hands. See the translation of Al-Zumar (Az-Zumar) verse 67:

67. They made not a just estimate ofAllah such as is due to Him. And on the Day of Resurrection the whole of the earth will be grasped by His Hand and the heavens will be rolled up in His Right Hand. Glorified is He, and High is He above all that they associate as partners with Him!


The earth and the mountains are quiet and stable so we live and work with comfort. This is due to the Mercy of Allah, otherwise, If Allah, The Most High and Great orders the earth to shake, we will be caught up by a forceful earth quake!!! If Allah so wills, the earth will swallow us all.

The Prophet(Allah's Peace and Blessings be upon him) used to say in his rukou (bowing) and sujoud (prostrations) Subhaan dhel-Jabaroot, wal- Malakoot, wal- Kibriyaa’i, wal-Azmati.
(Ahmad, abu Dawood and Al-Nisaa’ee)

On one side all Greatness is for Allah and it is the right of Allah to be worshipped. On the other side, there is none (no being and nothing) having greatness and so no other than Allah has the right to be worshipped. Worship includes obedience. In fact worship has a few kinds. Rituals, du’aa, following the Laws and Commands of Allah and obedience to Allah and Allah’s Prophet (Allah's Peace and Blessings be upon him), all of these are different forms of Ibaadah (worship) to Allah.

Satan didn’t prostrate to Adam alaihi salaam and thus disobeyed Allah’s Command. The reason that Satan told was that he (the satan) considered himself greater than Adam alaihi salaam, so much greater that he stood up to challenge Allah Almighty. So Satan became mutakabbir and kaafir. That means he showed his greatness without his right to do istikbaar. As a result of this haughtiness he became the dweller of Hell forever. There is a lesson for us in this story of Satan. Anyone from the creature has no right to show greatness and arrogance. In reality, all Greatness is for Allah alone.
What befits human beings and other creations is that we all humble ourselves and make ourselves low in front of Allah. When a person makes himself low in front of Allah, Allah gives him/her honor and lifts them up in ranks.

The Greatness of Allah demands from us that our hearts and tongues become full of honor and respect for Allah, the hearts start fearing Allah and then both of the heart and tongue do zikar, shukur and astaghfar to Allah, that we obey HIM and abstain from disobedience, remember HIM and not forget HIM, keep away from ingratitude to HIM and follow HIS Commands and Laws.

Daily prayers are a very special form of worshipping. Our prayers start with Allaho-Akbar and also we say Allaho-Akbar every time when we change from one position to other in the prayer. Takbeer accompanies a Muslim in all forms of worship, Adhaan (call for prayer) starts and ends with Allaho Akbar, we start and break our fast with Adhan. The Muslims say takbeeraat during Hajj, on Eids and also during fighting with the enemies.

Allah said in the verses 185 of surah Al-Baqarah and verse 37 of surah Al-Hajj (the English translation of these verses is):

185.The month of Ramadan in which was revealed the Quran, a guidance for mankind and clear proofs for the guidance and the criterion (between right and wrong). So whoever of you sights (the crescent on the first night of) the month (of Ramadan i.e. is present at his home), he must observe Saum (fasts) that month, and whoever is ill or on a journey, the same number [of days which one did not observe Saum (fasts) must be made up] from other days. Allah intends for you ease, and He does not want to make things difficult for you. (He wants that you) must complete the same number (of days), and that you must magnify Allah [i.e. to say Takbir(Allahu-Akbar; Allah is the Most Great) on seeing the crescent of the months of Ramadan and Shawwal] for having guided you so that you may be grateful to Him.


SurahAl-Hajj 37:

37.It is neither their meat nor their blood that reaches Allah, but it is piety from you that reaches Him. Thus have We made them subject to you that you may magnify Allah for His Guidance to you. And give glad tidings (O Muhammad SAW)to the Muhsineen (doers of good).


Allaho-Akbar means, “Allah is the Greatest (nothing is greater than Allah)”. It is said that in Arabic language, the greatest words for honor, respect and jalaal are Allaho-Akbar. Al-Akbar is the superlative degree of Kabeer.

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OmAbdullah
04-06-2016, 08:52 PM
Al-Hafeez


(The Protecter, The Preserver, The Guardian)



Another related name is Al-Haafiz.


Some of the verses of the Holy Quraan Which have this beautiful name of Allah are from surah Houd 57, Sabaa 21, Al-Anbiyaa 82. Their English translation is:


Surah Houd (Hud) 57:

57. But if they turn away, [say], "I have already conveyed that with which I was sent to you. My Lord will give succession to a people other than you, and you will not harm Him at all. Indeed my Lord is, over all things, Guardian."


Surah Sabaa, 21:

21. And he (Iblis Satan) had no authority over them, except that We might test him, who believes in the Hereafter from him who is in doubt about it. And your Lord is a Hafiz over everything. (All Knower of everything i.e. He keeps record of each and every person as regards deeds, and then He will reward them accordingly).

Surah Al-Anbiyaa, 82:

82. And of the Shayatin (devils) (from the jinns) were some who dived for him, and did other work besides that; and it was We Who guarded them.

Allah has the Quality of protecting everything that needs and deserves protection. This protection can be explained under two headings:


1. Allah preserves and remembers all of the information and knowledge about everything and being. In other words Allah does not forget anything. As Allah said in surah Maryam verse 64, the translation of the verse is:


64: [Gabriel said], "And we [angels] descend not except by the order of your Lord. To Him belongs that before us and that behind us and what is in between. And never is your Lord forgetful -


Allah keeps the actions /deeds of all people protected from any loss. Allah appointed special angels called Kiraaman kaatibeen (the honorable writers) to make record of all good and bad actions and sayings/words of each and every person along with their intention behind the words/actions, and keeps all those records safe and protected from any change or loss. This protection of the actions/words recorded is to encompass the open and hidden actions of the slaves/servants. These books of deeds are kept safe in the Lohi Mahfooz for the Day of Accounting when everyone shall be rewarded or punished with justice according to everyone’s book of deeds.


2. Allah protects HIS creation from the heaven to the earth so that no harm happens to them as Allah said in surah Al-Baqarah, 255, the English translation is:


255. Allah! La ilaha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He), the Ever Living, the One Who sustains and protects all that exists. Neither slumber, nor sleep overtake Him. To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on earth. Who is he that can intercede with Him except with His Permission? He knows what happens to them (His creatures) in this world, and what will happen to them in the Hereafter . And they will never compass anything of His Knowledge except that which He wills. His Kursi extends over the heavens and the earth, and He feels no fatigue in guarding and preserving them. And He is the Most High, the Most Great.

[This Verse 2:255 is called Ayat-ul-Kursi.]

(The underlined portion of the verse means Allah is protecting all of HIS creation and is not tired due to all that work.)


Allah Almighty is holding up the heavens in high position and is protecting them from falling down on the earth. Allah said in surah Al-Hajj, 65 (the translation is):


65. See you not that Allah has made subservient unto you (mankind) all that is on the earth, and the ships that sail through the sea by His Command? He withholds the heaven from falling on the earth except by His Leave. Verily, Allah is, for mankind, full of Kindness, Most Merciful.

Allah is protecting the Holy Quraan from changing as Allah said in surah al-Hijr, 9 (its English translation is):


9. Verily We: It is We Who have sent down the Dhikr (i.e. the Quran) and surely, We will guard it (from corruption).

So no change was possible in the text of the Holy Quraan in the last 1447 years and shall not happen in future.


Also Allah protects His creation (human beings) This protection is, (a) common to Muslims and non-Muslims as well as to our food,water and air. There is too much to write but due to shortage of time, only a few examples:


Our tongue in between the rows of teeth, remains safe from the chewing of teeth!

Oxygen in the air is restored and preserved for our breathing every day by photosynthesis in the green leaves of trees. If this was not done, oxygen would finish and we all would be dead!!!


Stomach releases HCl (Hydro Chloric Acid) for the digestion of all food but the muscular wall of the stomach itself is safe from getting digested!!!


(b). Also there is special protection from Allah for Allah’s friends (awliyaa). Allah protects their faith and good actions as well as their physique, property and wealth. They try themselves and pray to Allah for protection. Allah praises them for their attempts and protects them here and in the hereafter.


We must always pray to Allah to protect our faith of Islam and our Islamic actions as well as to protect us from diseases, accidents and harmful animals etc. Also we must pray to Allah to protect our homes, property and lawful wealth.

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OmAbdullah
04-11-2016, 08:59 PM
Al-Muqeet

(The Nourisher, The Controller)


This beautiful name of Allah came in the verse 85 of surah Al-Nisaa (An-Nisaa). The English translation of the verse is:


85. Whosoever intercedes for a good cause will have the reward thereof, and whosoever intercedes for an evil cause will have a share in its burden. And Allah is Ever All-Able to do (and also an All-Witness to) everything.


Allah provides to every one of HIS creation its strength, its sustenance and whatever it/he/she needs, and watches and controls them according to Allah’s wisdom and knowledge. Allah said in surah Houd verse 6, (its English translation is):


6. And there is no creature on earth but that upon Allah is its provision, and He knows its place of dwelling and place of storage. All is in a clear register.


Thus Allah sends power to His creature and distributes provision to all of the big and small creatures.


For the creatures, Allah managed the power/strength and provision by ordaining it in the earth during its creation as Allah said in surah Fussilat 10, its English translation is:


10. (41:10) (After creating the earth) He set up firm mountains on it, blessed it,11 and provided it with sustenance in proportion to the needs of all who seek (sustenance). 12 All this was done in four days.13


Exp.note 11:

Blessings of the earth imply those measureless and countless things which have been continuously coming out of it since millions and millions of years, and are fulfilling the ever increasing needs and requirements of all the creatures from the microscopic germs to the highly civilized man. Among these the principal blessings are the air and the water by which alone vegetable, animal and then human life became possible on the earth.

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(This exp. note 11 and translation of this verse 10 of surah Fussilat is from Tafheemul-Quraan at tafheem.net (towards understanding Quraan. ) The other name of the surah Fussilat is Ha-Meem Al-Sajdah.


Thus Allah managed all of the necessities of the dwellers of the earth like land for cultivation, water, plants and crops; businesses and their profits and losses etc. in the very beginning.


There are also other meanings of Al-Muqeet as Ibn. Katheer said in the tafseer of the verse 85 of surah Al-Nisaa:

Ibn.Abbaas, Ataa, Atiyyah, Qatada and Matar Al-Waraaq said that Muqeeta means Hafeeza (Guardian). Mujaahid said that it means Haseeba (The One Who takes the account.)

Sa’eed Bin Jubair, Suddi and Ibn. Zaid said that it means Qadeera (The One Who has power over all things).

It is possible that “Al-Muqeet” gives all of the above meanings as Allah Almighty has complete knowledge about HIS servants /creature/ creation and also about their circumstances and knows whatever they need. So it is Allah who strengthens the bodies of the servants by food/provision and strengthens their hearts (whomever HE wants) with knowledge and faith.



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OmAbdullah
04-16-2016, 11:12 PM
Al-Haseeb


This Beautiful name of Allah has the following meanings:

1. From hasaba= to count, Thus each and every action of every person is counted and recorded, nothing is hidden from Allah. Allah is Al-Haseeb, i.e. the ONE WHO is the Reckoner and will call all of us to account. Allah said in surah Al-Nisaa (An-Nisaa) verse 6, its English translation is:


6. And test orphans (as regards their intelligence) until they reach the age of marriage; if then you find sound judgement in them, release their property to them, but consume it not wastefully, and hastily fearing that they should grow up, and whoever amongst guardians is rich, he should take no wages, but if he is poor, let him have for himself what is just and reasonable (according to his work). And when you release their property to them, take witness in their presence;
and Allah is All-Sufficient in taking account.


Also Allah said in the verse 86 of the same surah, the English translation is:


86.When you are greeted with a greeting, greet in return with what is better than it, or (at least) return it equally. Certainly,
Allah is Ever a Careful Account Taker of all things.


Hasab also means to be sufficient. Allah said in surah Al-Anfaal verse 64, its English translation is:



(8:64) O Prophet! Allah is sufficient for you and the believers who follow you.



We must fear the Day of Judgement and Accounting. Allah is the Most Merciful and the Forgiving, but in case we are unjust (may Allah protect us) then Allah is the Haseeb i.e is the Reckoner. So we must keep this point in mind and struggle hard to stay away from injustice to protect ourselves from the hard Accounting on that hard Day.


We can also use this beautiful name in the du’aa:


Hasbi-Yallah, and Hasbunallahu wa ne’mal Wakeel.

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OmAbdullah
04-18-2016, 09:28 PM



Al-Jaleel


(The Majestic, the Sublime)

Allah is so much Magnificent that we are bound to look for HIS Mercy. We Muslims must live between fear and hope. Our fear must be from Allah due to Allah’s Jalaal, Greatness, Power and Majesty and our hope must be due to Allah’s Mercy. The related name is Dho-Al-Jalaali wa Al-Ikraam. The name Jalaal is coming with Ikraam to give us hope of Allah’s Grace, Kindness and Mercy. But the Name Jalaal and Jaleel gives us fear due to Allah’s Greatness. Similarly, Allah’s name Al-Azeez comes with another name like Raheem, Hakeem (Azeezur-Raheem and Azeezul-Hakeem)to create a balance for us. This is because the name Al-Azeez indicates the Might of Allah, that Allah is All-Mighty which gives us fear of Allah. Then the Al-Raheem gives us hope of Allah’s Mercy so that we can live between the fear of Allah and the hope of Allah’s Mercy.

Allah said in surah al-Hijr verses 49—50 (their English translation is):

49.Declare (O Muhammad SAW) unto My slaves, that truly, I am the Oft-Forgiving,the Most-Merciful.


50. And that My Penalty is indeed the most grievous Penalty.


So we, the servants and creation of Allah, Must fear His Jalaal and must pray and hope for Allah’s mercy and forgiveness.


Also this name means that “Allahu yujillu awliyaa’ahoo wa yuazzimuhoo bena – ibaadihee”, i.e. Allah gives dignity and honor to those who support HIS cause and obey and follow HIS Commands. Allah will give them light on the Day when everyone shall be looking for light.


Read the translation of the verse 8 of surah Al-Tahreem (At-Tahreem):


8. O ye who believe! Turn to Allah with sincere repentance: In the hope that your Lord will remove from you your ills and admit you to Gardens beneath which Rivers flow,- the Day that Allah will not permit to be humiliated the Prophet and those who believe with him. Their Light will run forward before them and by their right hands, while they say,"Our Lord! Perfect our Light for us, and grant us Forgiveness: for YOU have power over all things."


A believer must always adopt the attitude of fearing Allah and hoping HIS Mercy and should say the following du’aa:



“Allahumma innee a’oudhu biridaaka min sakhatika wabi-af’wika min aqoubatika wa a’oudhu bika minka, laa manjaata minka illa ilek.”



Its translation is:


Ya Allah, I seek refuge with your pleasure from your anger, and with your forgiveness from your punishment, and I seek refuge with you from you because there is no way (of escape) except (the way) to you.



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OmAbdullah
04-26-2016, 12:10 PM
Al-Kareem, ---Al-Akram

(The Most Generous, The Most Bountiful)



The verses of the Holy Quraan which have these beautiful names are from the surah Al-Namal (An-Namal), Al-Infitaar, Al-Mo’minoon and Al-Alaq. The name “Al-Akram” comes in the verse 3 of the surah Al-Alaq. The English translation of these verses is:


Surah Al-Namal (An-Namal) 40:

40. One with whom was knowledge of the Scripture said: "I will bring it to you within the twinkling of an eye!" then when [Sulaiman (Solomon)] saw it placed before him, he said: "This is by the Grace of my Lord to test me whether I am grateful or ungrateful! And whoever is grateful, truly, his gratitude is for (the good of) his ownself, and whoever is ungrateful, (he is ungrateful only for the loss of his ownself). Certainly! My Lord is Rich (Free of all wants), Bountiful."


Surah Al-Infitaar 6:


6. O mankind, what has deceived you concerning your Lord, the Generous,




Surah Al-Mo’minoon 116:

116. Therefore exalted is Allah, the King, the Reality: there is no god but He, the Lord of the Throne of Honour!



Surah Al-Alaq 3: “Iqra’ Wa Rabbukal Akram”


3. Read! And your Lord is the Most Generous,



This name has vast meanings. Some of them are mentioned here.

1. Lots of good, benefits and blessings given by HIM to the slaves/servants.

2. Always bestowing HIS blessing on the servants.

3. For Allah is the Absolute Supremacy and Honor.

4. Allah is High above any defect.

5. The ONE WHO gives blessings without any exchange for them i.e. HE (Allah) provides blessings to the servants and doesn’t take anything in exchange from them.

6. The ONE WHO provides even without cause. HE provides to those who need and also to those without need.

7. The ONE to WHOM reach small and big, all applications/supplications (du’aas) of the needies.

8. The ONE WHO doesn’t return a needy (with du’aa/application for help) empty handed.

9. The ONE WHO always fulfills HIS Promise.


All of the above are the great qualities of none except Allah! Allah is Ghanee and Kareem, (free from any need /want, and is very Kind) to the creation as we are all needy and depend upon Allah’s Karam.


Allah also gave this quality of karam (honor and generosity) to the followings as mentioned in the Holy Quraan, (only the English translation of the verses is given).


a). To HIS BOOK.

Surah Al-Waqi’ah 77: “Innahoo laqur’aanun kareem”

77. That this is indeed a qur'an Most Honourable,



b). To Allah’s Thrown.

Surah Al-Mo’minoon 116:

116. Therefore exalted is Allah, the King, the Reality: there is no god but He, the Lord of the Throne of Honour!



c). The Blessings and the Reward to the practicing believers is also honored:

Surah Al-Anfaal 4: “…… Lahum darajaatun inda Rabbihim wa maghfiratun wa rizqun kareem”

4. It is they who are the believers in truth. For them are grades of dignity with their Lord, and Forgiveness and a generous provision (Paradise).



d). Mud’khalan Kareema:

Surah Al-Nisaa ( An-Nisaa), 31:

31. If you avoid the great sins which you are forbidden to do, We shall remit from you your (small) sins, and admit you to a Noble Entrance (i.e. Paradise).



e). The beautiful scenes that Allah made in this world for testing us:


Sura Al-Shu’araa’ (Ash-Shu’araa’), 7:

7. Do they not look at the earth,- how many noble things of all kinds We have produced therein?



From this beautiful name of Allah we must take the following lessons:


1. We must be very thankful to Allah and must remember and praise HIM a lot. We must ask only Allah for our needs.

2. When we see HIS Karam (Kindness, Beauty and Generosity) directly or indirectly, in the beauty of the world, we must turn to Allah, praise HIM, worship Him and pay thanks to HIM.

3. We must be generous and kind to our relatives, neighbors, and friends, and to all around us.

































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amanshaikh1086
04-27-2016, 10:17 AM
Originally Posted by nbegam
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Ninety-Nine Beautiful Names Of Allah And Their Meaning

( First are the Asmaa’ullahi Al-Husna in Arabic only, then is Their transliteration and translation in English, followed by their explanation One By One)


هوالله الذي لا إلاه إلا هو ألرحمن, ألرحيم,

الملك, القدوس, السلام, المؤمن, المهيمن, العزيز,


الجبار, المتكبر, الخالق, البارئ, المصور, الغفار,

القهار, الوهاب, الرزاق, الفتاح, العليم, القابض,

الباسط, الخافض, الرافع, المعز, المذل, السميع,


البصير, الحكم, العدل, اللطيف, الخبير, الحليم,


العظيم, الغفور, الشكور, العلي, الكبير, الحفيظ,


المقيت, الحسيب, الجليل, الكريم, الرقيب, المجيب,


الواسع, الحكيم, الودود, المجيد, الباعث, الشهيد,


الحق, الوكيل, القوي, المتين, الولي, الحميد,


المحصي, المبدئ, المعيد, المحي, المميت, الحي,

القيوم, الواجد, الماجد, الواحد, الأحد, الصمد,

القادر, المقتدر, المقدم, المؤخر, الأول, الآخر,


الظاهر, الباطن, الوالى, المتعالى, البر, التواب,


المنتقم, العفو, الرؤوف, مالك الملك, ذوالجلال و


الإكرام, المقسط, الجامع, الغني, المغني, المانع,


الضآر, النافع, النور, الهادي, البديع, الباقي, الوارث


الرشيد, الصبور


In some other books there are three more beautiful names
, they come in place of Al-Muqeet, and before Al-Muntaqim and Al-Maani’ respectively, they are :

المغيث, المنعم, المعطي.





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OmAbdullah
05-05-2016, 04:19 PM
Written as Al-Raqeeb ( to be read as Ar-Raqeeb)

(The Watchful One)



The verses of the Holy Quraan having this beautiful name of Allah are from surah Al-Nisaa (An-Nisaa) 1, Al-Ahzaab 52, and Al-Ma’idah 117. Their English translation is:

(4:1) O men! Fear your Lord Who created you from a single being and out of it created its mate; and out of the two spread many men and women.1 Fear Allah in Whose name you plead for rights, and heed the ties of kinship. Surely, Allah is ever watchful over you.


Exp. note 1:



1. What are the mutual rights of human beings, what are the principles on which a sound and stable family life can be established, are questions that are discussed a little further on in this surah. As an appropriate introduction to the subject, the surah opens by exhorting the believers to fear God and to avoid courting His displeasure, and by urging them to recognize that all human beings have sprung from the same root and that all of them are, therefore, of one another's flesh and blood. The expression 'Who created you from a single being (nafs)' indicates that the creation of the human species began with the creation of one individual. At another place, the Qur'an specifies that the one person from whom the human race spread in the world was Adam. (For Adam being the progenitor of mankind see Towards Understanding the Qur'an, (Surah 2, verses 31 f.) and (Surah al-A'raf: 11), etc. - Ed.)


The details how out of that 'being' its mate was created are not known to us. The explanation which is generally given by the commentators of the Qur'an and which is also found in the Bible is that Eve was, created out of a rib of Adam. (The Talmud is even more detailed in that it states that Eve was created out of Adam's thirteenth rib on the left side.) The Qur'an, however, is silent on the matter and the tradition which is adduced in support of this statement does not mean what it is often thought to be. It is thus better that we leave the matter in the same state of ambiguity in which it was left by God, rather than waste our time trying to determine, in detail, the actual process of the creation of man's mate.

'The author alludes to, but does not quote, the text of the following tradition:

Muslim, 'Rida'ah', 61 and 62; Tirmidhi, 'Talaq'' 12; Ahmad b. Hanbal, Musnad, vol. 2, pp. 428, 449, 497, 530 and vol. 6, p. 279 - Ed.

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Surah Al-Ahzaab 52:

(33:52) Thereafter women will not be lawful for you, and it will not be lawful for you to take other wives in place of them, even though their beauty might please you,93unless they be those whom your right hand owns.94 Allah is watchful over everything.


Surah Al-Ma’idah 117:

(5:117) I said to them nothing except what You commanded me, that is: 'Serve Allah, my Lord and your Lord.' I watched over them as long as I remained among them; and when You did recall me, then You Yourself became the Watcher over them. Indeed, You are Witness over everything.


This verse can be understood by the context. Therefore, read the translation of the verse before it, that is verse 116:


(5:116) And imagine when thereafter Allah will say: 'Jesus, son of Mary, did you say to people: "Take me and my mother for gods beside Allah?"
130 and he will answer: "Glory to You! It was not for me to say what I had no right to. Had I said so, You would surely have known it. You know all what is within my mind whereas I do not know what is within Yours. You, indeed You, know fully all that is beyond the reach of human perception.


The meanings of the above verses and their context, as well as the exp. note 1 of the surah Al-Nisaa will give you an idea of the meaning of Al-Raqeeb. We understand that by this name we must fear Allah who is not only a Watcher on us but also has appointed watcher angels on each and every person to make a record of deeds of every person and that record shall be a witness on us on the Day of Judgment!!!


So Allah is a Watcher on all of us as Allah hears all that we say, and sees all that we do. Allah is The All-Hearing and All-Seeing and also watches what is hidden in our hearts and minds because Allah’s Knowledge encompasses everything, internal and external in darkness and light!!!


When a Muslim believes in the muraaqibah of Allah on him (Allah’s watching him) and that nothing internal or external is hidden from Allah, then he / she will watch his/her own words, actions and even thoughts in his/her mind. He /she will try to do things according to the pleasure of Allah and will abstain from all words, actions and thoughts that make Allah angry. Thus he will fear from Allah’s watching at every place and time and even from an unjust thought and his interior and exterior both will become very clean and poise insha-Allah.


Allah said in surah Al-Hadeed 4, its translation is;


4. He it is Who created the heavens and the earth in Six Days, and is moreover firmly established on the Throne (of Authority). He knows what enters within the earth and what comes forth out of it, what comes down from heaven and what mounts up to it. And He is with you wheresoever you may be. And Allah sees well all that you do.



And the translation of surah Ghaafir 19 is:


19. Allah knows the fraud of the eyes, and all that the hearts conceal.


In a long hadeeth in Muslim, narrated by Umar rAa, Jibreel alaihi salaam asked Muhammad salla Allaho alaihi wa sallam about “Al-Ihsaan” (performing actions, especially the acts of worship, in a perfect manner).

He salla Allaho alaihi wa sallam replied: “It is to worship Allah as though you were seeing HIM and in the belief that although you are not seeing HIM, yet truly HE sees you”.

Faith in this great name of Allah and then the watch on one’s own words, actions and thoughts results in high level of taqwa (fear of Allah and obedience to HIM) and then even in this life the Muslim gets a type of satisfaction and pleasure. Such a Muslim is pleased with Allah being his Rabb (Lord, Provider), Islam his deen (religion), and Muhammad salla Allaho alaihi wa sallam his Prophet and Messenger. According to a hadeeth shareef, such a Muslim then tastes / feels the pleasure of his eemaan (the faith of Islam).



Ibn. Al-Qayyim (a great scholar) said that when a Muslim’s heart feels pleasure with the remembrance of Allah and Allah’s obedience, then such pleasure is a blessing greater than all worldly blessings. This pleasure can be felt but cannot be expressed in words. Such a Muslim loves Allah and Allah’s Messenger more than anyone. His love for a person is for the sake of Allah, he hates to return to unbelief from which Allah protected him, just as he hates to go into the Fire. So he proceeds towards Paradise.




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OmAbdullah
05-17-2016, 06:37 PM
Al-Mujeeb (The Responder to Prayer)


This beautiful name of Allah came in the verse 61 of surah Hud. Its translation is:


61. And to Thamud [We sent] their brother Salih. He said, "O my people, worship Allah ; you have no deity other than Him. He has produced you from the earth and settled you in it, so ask forgiveness of Him and then repent to Him. Indeed, my Lord is near and responsive."



This name is a proof that Allah Subhaanahu wa Ta’ala hears du’aa (Supplication) of the servants and accepts and answers their prayers. Allah doesn’t return a needy or beggar empty-handed. Allah encouraged us to supplicate to HIM. Even Allah gave du’aa the status of ibaadah (worship). So we must ask du’aa only from Allah because only Allah has the right to be worshiped. Also the fact is that none except Allah can provide our needs and no one other than Allah can solve our problems or make us successful to achieve our aims. All the creation including mankind are needy and fuqara (beggars) to Allah. We do make prayers for many things like eemaan (faith), guidance of the right path, sustenance, health, success in our good aims, also du’aa for our children, parents, relatives, and for the whole Ummah at large. We also pray for the forgiveness of our sins and protection from the Hell-Fire in the Hereafter. No matter how vast are our demands and supplications, Allah accepts our du’aa and fulfils our needs. This is a proof of the unique Power of Allah and the vastness of Allah’s treasures. Allah provides all of the creatures plus human beings plus the Jinn, but neither Allah becomes tired nor Allah’s treasures decrease in the least!!!

There is a hadeeth Al-Qudsee in Muslim, which says:


“O MY Ibaad (servants, slaves), if all of you, the former and the latter, the humans and jinn stand up in a single plane / field and ask ME (for your needs), and I gave to all what they asked for, nothing will be reduced from MY Treasures just like the decrease in an ocean when a needle is immersed into it (then taken out)”!!!

(Translation in my own words, may Allah forgive me, aameen)


One shouldn’t say,”O Allah forgive me if YOU want”. Rather he/she must pray with humbleness and must ask Allah to fulfil his/her need.


Allah said in the verse 186 of surah Al-Baqarah (its English translation is):

186. And when My servants ask you, [O Muhammad], concerning Me - indeed I am near. I respond to the invocation of the supplicant when he calls upon Me. So let them respond to Me [by obedience] and believe in Me that they may be [rightly] guided.

A unanimous hadeeth informs us saying, “Our Rabb Tabaarak wa Ta’aala descends to the heaven of this world ( the visible sky) every night when one-third of the night remains, and says, : any who supplicates to ME, I will respond to him, who wants from ME (his need) I will provide it to him, who says astaghfirullah to ME (wants forgiveness of his sins), I will forgive him.”
(Unanimous hadeeth).

Some of the worshipping and righteous people say that they prayed to Allah but their prayers were not answered. The answer is that the response to supplications may happen in many different ways. Sometimes a du’aa is answered at once and exactly in the form that the supplicant prayed for. Sometimes its answer gets delayed due to hikmah (wisdom), but it does come. Sometimes the response is not exactly the same as the servant prayed for, but another better thing is given in response to the prayer. While in some cases due to hikmah, the answer will be left to the Hereafter.


According to a hadeeth in Bukhari and Al-Imam Ahmad, whenever a Muslim supplicates and his supplication is not for sinful thing or for the cutting of the relations of kinship, he is certainly given one of the three things,: Is responded quickly with the thing he wanted, or the response to him is postponed to the Hereafter, or an evil is removed from him / (he is protected from some evil happening).


The belief in this name of Allah makes a Muslim hopeful from Allah and gets protected from hopelessness. Why shouldn’t a Muslim be hopeful from the Kind Rabb Who is Al-Jawaad (The Generous), Al-Kareem and Al-Muhsin; and Allah is the OWNER of all Kingdom and everything, has the power to do whatever HE wills and whenever HE wills to do it. HIS is the creation and HIS is the Command:

29. Of Him seeks (its need) every creature in the heavens and on earth: every day in (new) Splendour doth He (shine)!

Surah Al-Rahmaan (Ar-Rahmaan)

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OmAbdullah
05-25-2016, 09:55 PM
Al-Wasi’

(The Ample-Giving,The All-Comprehending)


This beautiful name of Allah came in the Holy Quraan in many places. Some of them are given here as the English translation of the verses.

Surah Al-Baqarah 115 and 247:

115. And to Allah belongs the east and the west. So wherever you [might] turn, there is the Face of Allah. Indeed, Allah is all-Encompassing and Knowing.

247. And their Prophet (Samuel ) said to them, "Indeed Allah has appointed Talut (Saul) as a king over you." They said, "How can he be a king over us when we are better fitted than him for the kingdom, and he has not been given enough wealth." He said: "Verily, Allah has chosen him above you and has increased him abundantly in knowledge and stature. And Allah grants His Kingdom to whom He wills. And Allah is All-Encompassing (in favor), All-Knower."

Its meanings are vast. All of Allah’s attributes are All- Encompassing and All-Comprehending. No one can comprehend the greatness of Allah’s Qualities. Only Allah can comprehend Allah’s great Qualities and Praises. Allah’s Greatness is All –Encompassing, HIS Sovereignty and Authority, HIS Kingdom, HIS Grace and Bounties, HIS Generosity and Kindness, and---, and---- are all very much vast!!!


Regarding the vastness of Allah’s Knowledge, Allah said in the following verses (their English translation is):

Surah Al-An’aam 80:
80. And his people argued with him. He (Ibraheem alaihi salaam) said, "Do you argue with me concerning Allah while He has guided me? And I do not fear those whom you associate with Him ( in His divinity) [and I will not be harmed] unless my Lord should will something. My Lord encompasses all things in knowledge; then will you not remember?

Surah Taha 98:

98. Your god is only Allah, except for whom there is no deity. He has encompassed all things in knowledge."

Regarding the Vastness of the Mercy of Allah:

Surah Al-Araaf 156:

156 .And decree for us in this world [that which is] good and [also] in the Hereafter; indeed, we have turned back to You." [ Allah ] said, "My punishment - I afflict with it whom I will, but My mercy encompasses all things." So I will decree it [especially] for those who fear Me and give zakah and those who believe in Our verses -

Concerning rizaq (sustenance) Allah Almighty said:


Surah Al-Nisaa (An-Nisaa):

130. But if they separate (by divorce), Allah will provide abundance for everyone of them from His Bounty. And Allah is Ever All-Sufficient for His creatures' need, All-Wise.

Surah Al-Noor (An-Noor) 32:

32. And marry the unmarried among you and the righteous among your male slaves and female slaves. If they should be poor, Allah will enrich them from His bounty, and Allah is all-Encompassing and Knowing.

Regarding Allah’s forgiveness for the servants, Allah said in surah Al-Najam (An-Najam) 32:

32. Those who avoid the major sins and immoralities, except the small faults .Indeed, your Lord is vast in forgiveness. He was most knowing of you when He produced you from the earth and when you were fetuses in the wombs of your mothers. So do not claim yourselves to be pure; He is most knowing of who fears Him.


About providing reward to the obedient believers, Allah said in the surah Al-Baqarah 261:

261. The example of those who spend their wealth in the way of Allah is like a seed [of grain] which grows seven spikes; in each spike is a hundred grains. And Allah multiplies [His reward] for whom He wills. And Allah is all-Encompassing and Knowing.

While obligating duties on the believers Allah said in the surah Al-Baqarah 286:

286. Allah does not charge a soul except [with that within] its capacity. It will have [the consequence of] what [good] it has gained, and it will bear [the consequence of] what [evil] it has earned. "Our Lord, do not impose blame upon us if we have forgotten or erred. Our Lord, and lay not upon us a burden like that which You laid upon those before us. Our Lord, and burden us not with that which we have no ability to bear. And pardon us; and forgive us; and have mercy upon us. You are our protector, so give us victory over the disbelieving people."

In short, the name Al-Wasi’ which indicates the vastness in all good qualities of Allah is such that we cannot describe it in our words. We must believe in this name of Allah and must pray to Allah like Allah has taught us in the above verse.We should recite the last 2 verses of surah Al-Baqarah (i.e. 285—286) every night.

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OmAbdullah
06-06-2016, 10:53 AM
Al-Hakeem (the All- Wise)


This beautiful name of Allah Almighty came in the Holy Quraan about a hundred times (I didn’t count it myself). The English translation of some of the verses is:


Surah Al-An’aam 18 (English translation):


18. And He is the Irresistible, above His slaves, and He is the All-Wise, Well-Acquainted with all things.



Surah Al-Nisaa (An-Nisaa) 26 (English translation):


26. Allah wants to make clear to you [the lawful from the unlawful] and guide you to the [good] practices of those before you and to accept your repentance. And Allah is Knowing and Wise.




Also Allah said in surah Al-Baqarah 228:


…..Wa-Allaho Azeezun- Hakeem.
(And Allah is the Mighty and the Wise).


And in the surah Al-Nisaa (An-Nisaa), 130 (The English translation is):


130. But if the spouses do separate, Allah will make each one of them independent of the other by HIS Vast Powers, for HIS resources are limitless and HE is All-Wise and All-Knowing.



Allah is the All-wise and a Judge of the Judges. Hikma that is the wisdom can appear in a saying which is quite suitable for that time, place and the occasion. Only then it is a blessing. Otherwise, if the saying is not proper at the occasion, then it may prove to be a trouble. So with us the Saying of Allah is the Holy Quraan which is manifestly full of Wisdom.


The second thing is the creation of Allah. We can see that the whole universe which is the creation of Allah is made and managed with extreme wisdom. There is a unique balance in the creation of Allah Almighty. Everything has a good and just purpose, and objective, nothing is without a good purpose. Allah said in the surah Al-Mulk verses 3 and 4, their translation is:


3. (HE) Who has created the seven heavens one above another, you can see no fault in the creations of the Most Beneficent. Then look again: "Can you see any rifts?"



Another translation of the same verse is:


(67:3) Who created the seven heavens one upon another.
6 You will see no incongruity in the Merciful One's creation.7 Turn your vision again, can you see any flaw?8

The Exp. notes are:

6. For explanation, see( E.N. 34 of Surah Al-Baqarah); ( E.N. 2 of Surah Ar-Raad); ( E.N. 8 of Surah Al-Hijr); ( E.N. 113 of Surah Al-Hajj); (E.N. 15 of Surah Al-Muminoon); (E.N. 5 of Surah As-Saaffat); (E.N. 90 of Surah Al-Mumin).


7. Literally, tafawut is disproportion: two things being out of accord and in disagreement with each other. So, the divine words mean: You will not see any indiscipline, any disorder and discordance anywhere in the universe, there is nothing disjointed and out of proportion in this world created by Allah: all its parts are well connected and in perfect harmony and coordination.


8. The word futoor means a crack, rift, fissure, or a thing’s being split and broken. The verse means to say that the whole universe is so closely well-knit and everything in it, from a particle on the earth to the huge galaxies, so well connected and coherent that the continuity of the system of the universe seems to break nowhere, however hard one may try to probe and investigate. (For further explanation, see (E.N. 8 of Surah Qaf).

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The verse 4 of the surah Al-Mulk, (English translation):


(67:4) Then turn your vision again, and then again; in the end your vision will come back to you, worn out and frustrated.



The Al-Hakeem Allah also gave wisdom to HIS servants. In the surah yousuf Allah said:


(12:22) And when Joseph reached the age of maturity, We granted him judgement and knowledge.
20 Thus do We reward those who do good.


Exp. note 20:


20. By the use of such words as the Quran usually means, We bestowed on him Prophethood, for the Arabic word hukmun stands for both judgment and authority and ilmun stands for that knowledge which is directly revealed to the Prophets by Allah. Thus, the Arabic words of the text will mean: We gave him the power and the authority and the knowledge needed for judging rightly the affairs of the people.

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About Dawood alaihi salaam, Allah said in the surah Sad verse 20:


(38:20) And We strengthened his kingdom and endowed him with wisdom and decisive judgement.
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Exp. note 20:


20. That is, he was never ambiguous in speech but clear and forthright. Whatever problem he talked about he would lay bare its basic points, and would clearly and precisely determine the real issue under question, and would pass a decisive judgment.” This quality is not attained by a person unless he is granted wisdom, understanding and mastery of language of the highest degree.

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Similarly Allah said in surah Luqmaan that Allah gave wisdom to Luqmaan. Luqmaan was not a prophet but he was a God-fearing Muslim. He gave very good advice to his son and Allah revealed it in the Holy Quraan, for our understanding. Allah is Shaakirun-Aleem, Allah gives great respect to every righteous persom, Alhamdulillah!!!



Thus Allah is Al-Hakeem, HE created the Whole universe with Hikmah (Wisdom) and balance so that everything is in its proper place and proportion. Then Allah gave wisdom to the human beings to bring lots of good to humanity. Allah said in surah Al-Baqrah verse 269:


269. He grants Hikmah to whom He pleases, and he, to whom Hikmah is granted, is indeed granted abundant good. But none remember (will receive admonition) except men of understanding.




In the Holy Quraan the name “Al-Hakeem” comes with other Attributes of Allah as:


In surah Al-Baqarah 32 it comes with Aleem (Innaka antal-Aleemul-Hakeem):


32. They (angels) said: "Glory be to You, we have no knowledge except what you have taught us. Verily, it is You, the All-Knower, the All-Wise."



In surah Al-An’aam 18 it comes with the Khabeer (Al-Hakeemul- Khabeer):



18. And He is the Irresistible, above His slaves, and He is the All-Wise, Well-Acquainted with all things.



There are many such verses; the above-mentioned are only two examples. We must pray to Allah to give us wisdom as Allah had given to Luqmaan. We must also try to adopt the way of hikmah (wisdom) while speaking and working.




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OmAbdullah
06-19-2016, 10:21 AM
Al-Wadood (The Loving One)


It is said that this beautiful name of Allah Almighty came twice in the verses of the Holy Quraan. Their translation is:

Surah Houd 90;

90. "And ask forgiveness of your Lord and turn unto Him in repentance. Verily, my Lord is Most Merciful, Most Loving."

Surah Al-Burooj 13—14;

13. Indeed, it is He who originates [creation] and repeats.

14. And He is the Forgiving, the Loving,

Allah is the ONE WHO loves HIS Prophets, HIS Messengers (alaihim salaam ) and also loves the followers of the Prophets (alaihim salaam). They, all, also love Allah more than anything and their hearts are full of the love for Allah Almighty. The followers of the Prophet (salla Allaho alaihi wa sallam) whom Allah loves are called Awliya-Allah. They are those practicing believers who really support the Deen of Allah. They repent to Allah again and again and are humble in front of Allah. They are not unique people. Any practicing believer can be wali-Allah. Then it is also the principle of Allah that Allah Subhaanahu wa Ta’ala places the love of such good person in the hearts of other people. Allah said in Surah Maryam verse 96 (here is the English translation only):

96. Lo! those who believe and do good works, the Beneficent will appoint for them love.

Also there is a hadeeth in which the Prophet (Allah's Peace and Blessings be upon him) told us that:


“If Allah loves a person, Allah says to Jibreel alaihi salaam that I love this person, you should love him too. Then Jibreel alaihi salaam also loves him. Then it is announced in the heaven that Allah loves that person, so you all love him. Thus all of the angels also start loving him. Then this love is given to the people on the earth so that all people on the land start loving that person”.


(Allah knows best what the Prophet (Allah's Peace and Blessings be upon him) said. I heard this hadeeth from Dr.Hasan Suhaib on you tube.)


Another hadeeth which is Al-Hadeeth Al-Qudsee informs us about the saying of Allah as:


Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:

The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, "Allah the Exalted has said: 'I will declare war against him who shows hostility to a pious worshipper of Mine. And the most beloved thing with which My slave comes nearer to Me is what I have enjoined upon him; and My slave keeps on coming closer to Me through performing Nawafil (prayer or doing extra deeds besides what is obligatory) till I love him. When I love him I become his hearing with which he hears, his seeing with which he sees, his hand with which he strikes, and his leg with which he walks; and if he asks (something) from Me, I give him, and if he asks My Protection (refuge), I protect him".

[Al- Bukhari].

http://sunnah.com/riyadussaliheen/1/95



The above-mentioned hadeeth Al-Qudsee is fully understandable. ( Allaho-Akbar). A wali-Allah is loved by Allah but he/she also does everything for the pleasure of Allah, he/she discards all of the personal desires that go against the Will and Command of Allah. So he/ she knows that Allah loves the obedient ones, the mo’mineen (practicing believers) and muttaqeen (the God-fearing believers), the patients and those putting their trust on Allah, the repenting and the piouse ones, the truthful and well-behaving ones. Also he/ she knows that Allah does not love the cruel, the wicked, the rejecters of the Faith, the transgressors, the mischief-makers, the arrogant, the treacherous, unfaithful traitors etc. So a wali-Allah will do all that Allah is pleased with and will abstain from everything that Allah forbids. He/she will love the Holy Quraan, the Prophets alaihim salaam and the Final Messenger Muhammad salla Allaho alaihi wa sallam and His Sunnah to get the Love of Allah Almighty. Allah said in the surah Aali-Imran verse 31, (its English translation is):


31. Say (O Muhammad SAW to mankind): "If you (really) love Allah then follow me (i.e. accept Islamic Monotheism, follow the Quran and the Sunnah), Allah will love you and forgive you of your sins. And Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful."


There is a du’aa (supplication) of Muhammad Rasoolullah (salla Allaho alaihi wa sallam) reported in the Masnad Ahmad and Jaama’ Al-Tirmizee, its translation is:

Doaa
اللهم إني أسألك حبك وحب من يحبك وحب كل عمل يقربني إلى حبك.. "

O Allah , I ask You for Your love and the love of the one who loves you and the love of all the work that brings me closer to your love .."


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May Allah make us from the Awliya-Allah, aameen.

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OmAbdullah
06-21-2016, 04:26 PM
Al-Majeed (The Majestic One)


Al-Majeed is the Great Name of Allah Almighty mentioned in the following verses of the Holy Qur’aan. The translation of the verses of Surah Hood 73 and surah Al-Burooj 14—15 is:

Surah Hood (Hud) 73:

73. They said: "Do you wonder at the Decree of Allah? The Mercy of Allah and His Blessings be on you, O the family [of Ibrahim (Abraham)]. Surely, He (Allah) is All-Praiseworthy, All-Glorious."

When the angels gave good news to Ibraheem alaihi salaam and his wife about the birth of their son Is-haaq alaihi salaam and then his son Yaqoob alaihi salaam while they were very old, the wife of Ibraheem alaihi salaam was struck with wonder, so the angels said the words mentioned in this verse. For more understanding, see the verses 69 ----73.


Surah Al-burooj 14—15:

14. And He is the Forgiving, the Loving,


15. Owner of the throne, the Glorious

Its meaning is great, high and vast from all excellent points of view. In short, a servant cannot explain it in his/her words. Allah is the Absolute Owner and Lord of all Honor, Nobility, Glory and Dignity. Allah’s Majesty is manifest in HIS creation. There are numerous signs of the Glory and Majesty of Allah in the universe, we pass on them day and night so it is our duty to humble ourselves in the presence of Allah All-Mighty and celebrate HIS praises as well as worship only HIM (Allah).


Allah’s Majj’d (Glory and Dignity) is repeatedly mentioned in the Holy Quraan. Rather the Holy Quraan is a Book of the Tamjeed (Great Nobility) and Ta’zeem (Great Honor) of Allah All-Mighty. Most of Allah’s verses are full of the beautiful names of Allah. We can take three examples.


1. Surah Al-Faatihah,

2. Aayatul-Kursee,

3. Surah Al-Ikhlaas.


1.
Surah Al-Faatiha:


According to a hadeeth narrated by Abu Hurairah rAa, (reported in the Saheeh Muslim), the Prophet (Allah's Peace and Blessings be upon him) said that Allah says:


“I divided the Al-Faatihah into two halves between ME and MY worshipper and for My worshipper is that what he asks for. When the servant/worshipper says, ‘Alhamdu-lillahi Rabbil- aalameen’, Allah says, ‘MY servant has praised ME’. When the servant says, ‘Al-Rahmaani-Al-Raheem’. Allah says, ‘MY servant has celebrated MY praises’. And when the servant says, ‘Maliki Yawmid-Deen’. Allah says, ‘MY servant has dignified ME’. When he (the servant) says, ‘iyyaka na’budu wa iyyaka nasta’een’. Allah says, this is between ME and MY servant’ and for MY servant is that what he asks for’. And when he says, ‘ihdina Siratal-Mustaqeema, siratalladheena an’amta alaihim ghairil-maghdoobi alaihim wa la-addaaleen’. Allah says, ‘This is for MY servant and for MY servant is that what he asked for’.


In fact the whole prayer contains the Glory and Dignity for Allah the Greatest. In the bowing and prostrations Allah’s Greatness and Honor is praised. When we sit (in the qa’idah) we end it by the saying, innaka Hameedun-Majeed. Thus we start our prayers with hamd wa tamjeed and finish it with the same.



2. The Aayatul-Kursee is the highest of the verses in the Holy Quraan. It has 5 of the beautiful names of Allah, and has more than 20 great qualities of Allah. It has great safety and security for us by the Will of Allah. So we must recite it 3---7 times in the morning and evening for our safety and security. It has got special servants to help the reciter in time of danger.



3. Surah Al-Ikhlaas. This surah gives the Absolute ONENESS of Allah and due to the Great Qualities of Allah mentioned in this short surah, it has a reward for the reciter, which is equal to the one-third of the Holy Quraan.



We must remember Allah all time. This must be in addition to our obligatory and non-obligatory prayers. According to a hadeeth shareef of the Prophet (Allah's Peace and Blessings be upon him) angels go around in search of those who do dhikar (remember Allah). They pass by some people who say, “Subhaan-Allahi wa Alhamdulillahi wa laa ilaha illa-Allaho wa Allaho Akbar”. The angels take that dhikar to the heaven and report to Allah All-Mighty. Allah asks them, “Have they seen ME?”
The angels reply, “No”. Then Allah asks the angels, “What if they had seen ME?” The angels reply, “then they would be more active in your worship”. Allah says, “Alright, be witnesses that I have forgiven them”.


(Allah knows best the saying of HIS Prophet (Allah's Peace and Blessings be upon him). I heard this hadeeth on you tube.)

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OmAbdullah
06-25-2016, 12:12 PM
Al-Ba’ith (pronounced as Al-Ba-ice)


This name has a few meanings which, I will try to explain by those verses of the Holy Quraan in which these are revealed.


1. Allah is the ONE Who shall resurrect all people.


Surah Al-Hajj, 7 (the translation is):


7. And surely, the Hour is coming, there is no doubt about it, and certainly, Allah will resurrect those who are in the graves.

As we see in this verse 7 of the surah Al-Hajj, the name Ba’ith means the ONE WHO will resurrect all people from their graves. So one meaning of this beautiful name is The Resurrecter.


Allah also said in surah Al-Aadiyaat verse 9 ( Its translation is):


9. Knows he not that when the contents of the graves are brought out and poured forth (all mankind is resurrected).



10. And the secrets in the chests (hearts ) are made known,


Again that resurrection shall be very swift as Allah said in the verse 51 of the surah Yaseen, its translation is:


51. The trumpet shall be blown, when behold! from the graves (men) will rush forth to their Lord!


And then the unbelievers will wonder saying:


52. They will say, "O woe to us! Who has raised us up from our sleeping place?" [The reply will be], "This is what the Most Merciful had promised, and the messengers told the truth."


Surah Al-Ma’arij, 43:
43. The Day when they will come out of the graves quickly as racing to a goal,

They will be racing to the Mahshar (the field of gathering) from where the unbelievers and the sinners shall be admitted to the Fire.


2. Another meaning of Al-Ba’ith is related with “sending” i.e. The ONE WHO sent a Prophet (Allah's Peace and Blessings be upon him) to every nation. Muhammad salla Allaho alaihi wa sallam was sent to this nation of ours which extends till the end of the world. This meaning of the Attribute comes in the following verses, (their translation is):


Surah Al-Nahl, 36;


36. For We assuredly sent amongst every People a messenger, (with the Command), "Serve Allah, and keep away from Taghut (all false dieties)": of the People were some whom Allah guided, and some on whom error became inevitably (established). So travel through the earth, and see, what was the end of those who denied (the Truth).


Surh Al-Nahl, 89;


89. And (remember) the Day when We shall raise up from every nation a witness against them from amongst themselves. And We shall bring you (O Muhammad SAW) as a witness against these. And We have sent down to you the Book (the Quran) as explaining all things, a guidance, a mercy, and glad tidings for those who have submitted themselves (to Allah as Muslims)
.


Allah has already sent Prophets alaihim salaam to every nation and on the Day of Judgment the same Prophet (Allah's Peace and Blessings be upon him) shall be raised to witness against the disbelievers of his nation. Then Muhammad salla Allaho alaihi wasallam shall be brought as witness against our Ummah. A similar verse is also revealed in surah Al-Nisaa. In the commentary of this verse I read that one day a companion was reciting the surah to Muhammad salla Allaho alaihi wasallam. When he recited this verse, the Prophet (Allah's Peace and Blessings be upon him) started weeping and advised the companion to stop recitation. [That is the Prophet (Allah's Peace and Blessings be upon him) on remembering the occasion on the Day of Judgment when He will be brought to witness against the disbelievers and sinners of His Ummah, became so grieved that He started weeping and couldn’t hear anymore due to His grief for the Ummah.]

Unfortunately, the Ummah is now very much careless and carefree of that very Hard Day!!!


3. A 3rd meaning of the Attribute is to raise from sleep. See the translation of surah Al-An’am verse 60;


60. It is He, Who takes your souls by night (when you are asleep), and has knowledge of all that you have done by day, then he raises (wakes) you up again that a term appointed (your life period) be fulfilled, then in the end unto Him will be your return. Then He will inform you what you used to do.


Thus Allah is The Ba’ith, WHO shall resurrect us all, and has sent the Prophets alaihim salaam to all nations, shall bring every Prophet (Allah's Peace and Blessings be upon him) as witness against the infidels of his nation, and also gives us life after every sleeping period.



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OmAbdullah
06-28-2016, 01:28 PM
Al-Shaheed (pronounced as Ash-Shaheed)

(It means The Witness.)


This beautiful name of Allah came in several places in the Holy Quraan. Some of them are surah Al-burooj 9, Al-Nisaa 79, and Al-Hajj 17. Their translation is given in the following:

Surah Al-Burooj 9;


9.Him to Whom belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth! And Allah is Witness to all things.


Surah Al-Nisaa (An-Nisaa) 79;


79. Whatever good, (O man!) happens to you, is from Allah; but whatever evil happens to you, is from your (own) soul. and We have sent you (O Muhammad)as a messenger to (instruct) mankind. And enough is Allah for a witness.



Surah Al-Hajj 17;

17. Verily, those who believe (in Allah and in His Messenger Muhammad SAW), and those who are Jews, and the Sabians, and the Christians, and the Magians, and those who worship others besides Allah, truly, Allah will judge between them on the Day of Resurrection. Verily! Allah is Witness over all things.


The meaning of Ash-Shaheed is that Allah is aware of everything and nothing is hidden from HIM. Allah hears all sounds and voices loud and whisper/hidden and sees everything big or small, minute or microscopic! And Allah has the knowledge of every action of the servants which may become as a proof in favor of/or against the servants.

Surah Taha


67. And Moses conceived a fear in his mind.



68. We (Allah) said: "Fear not! Surely, you will have the upper hand.

69. And throw what is in your right hand; it will swallow up what they have crafted. What they have crafted is but the trick of a magician, and the magician will not succeed wherever he is."


These verses are about the story of Musa (Moses ) alaihi salaam and pharaoh. When Pharaoh had called the magicians to defeat Musa alaihi salaam, the magicians threw their sticks and ropes in the field and due to their magic on the eyes of the people, all sticks and ropes appeared as snakes. So Musa alaihi salaam, being a human being feared in his heart/mind. Allah All-Mighty saw his fear and did inspiration to him not to fear!

Thus Allah is Shaheed on what is inside our minds!!!

Surah Al-Fath verse 15:


15. Those who lagged behind (will say), when ye (are free to) march and take booty (in war): "Permit us to follow you." They wish to change Allah's decree: Say: "Not thus will ye follow us: Allah has already declared (this) beforehand": then they will say, "But ye are jealous of us." Nay, but little do they understand (such things).



Another translation of the same verse is:


15. Those who remained behind will say when you set out toward the war booty to take it, "Let us follow you." They wish to change the words of Allah . Say, "Never will you follow us. Thus did Allah say before." So they will say, "Rather, you envy us." But [in fact]they were not understanding except a little.




We can see that Allah All-Mighty gave the future news about the hypocrites to Muhammad salla Allaho alaihi wa sallam.


Surah Fussilat (Hameem Al-Sajdah) 40:


40. Verily those who pervert the Truth in Our verses are not hidden from Us. So, is he who is cast into the Fire better or he who comes secure on the Day of Resurrection? Do whatever you will. Verily! He is All-Seer of what you do (this is a severe threat to the disbelievers and sinners).


Allah sees, hears, and knows everything and every action of all creatures and therefore Allah is Witness to everything hidden or in the open, external or internal inside our hearts and minds. Then Allah is the Owner of All Power, so it is very easy for Allah to reward or punish. Therefore, the only way of safety for us is to obey and worship Allah with humbleness.
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OmAbdullah
07-09-2016, 04:58 PM
Al-Haqq (The Truth)



According to the book of the beautiful names of Allah Subhaanahu wa Ta’ala, this name came in the verses of the Holy Quraan at ten places. The translation of some of those verses is:


Surah Younus, 31--- 32;


31.
(10:31) Ask them: 'Who provides you with sustenance out of the heavens and the earth? Who holds mastery over your hearing and sight? Who brings forth the living from the dead and the dead from the living? Who governs all affairs of the universe?' They will surely say: 'Allah.' Tell them: 'Will you, then, not shun (going against reality)?"


32.
(10:32) Such, then, is Allah, your true Lord.38 And what is there after truth but error? How, then, are you being turned away?39


Exp. note 38:



38. That is, as you yourselves admit that Allah alone is your real Provider, Owner and Master, He alone is your true Lord, and, therefore, entitled to your servitude and worship. How have you, then, made others as partners with Him?


Exp. note 39:


39. It should be kept in mind that these questions have been posed to the common people: therefore they are not being asked, “How are you turning away?” but “How are you turned away” The passive voice clearly shows that there must be some person (or persons) who was turning away the people from the right direction to the wrong one. That is why this appeal is being made to the people: Why are you blindly following those who are misguiding you? Why don’t you use your own common sense? When you yourselves admit the truth about Allah, why don’t you consider the fact that you are being turned away from Him?



This question has been posed at many places in the Quran to bring home the truth to the common people, but at every place the passive voice has been employed in order to keep back the names of the misguiding ones so that their followers should consider the matter coolly and objectively. This also contains a valuable piece of advice for those engaged in propagation work. By avoiding the names of the misguiding ones, the Quran has taken away a very strong weapon from the hands of those, who could otherwise incite the followers that their revered leaders were being made the target of ridicule and criticism.




Surah Al-Hajj, 61--62;


(22:61) So shall it be
106 because it is Allah Who causes the night to emerge out of the day and causes the day107 to emerge out of the night and Allah is All-Hearing, All-Seeing.108



Exp. notes 106--108



106. “That is” (as stated in the preceding paragraph) because Allah is the Ruler of the universe and has the power to give punishments and rewards to those who deserve them.


107. The fact that “Allah causes.........night” is a proof that He is the Master, Sovereign and Ruler of the universe. But the deeper meaning of the verse is that Allah, Who is able to bring forth the light of the day out of the darkness of the night, has the power to bring out the light of the truth out of the darkness of disbelief and ignorance, and the light of justice out of the darkness of tyranny.



108. He hears everything and sees everything and is not unaware of anything.




(22:62) So shall it be because Allah, He is the Truth, and all whom they invoke instead of Him are false.
109 Allah is Most High, All-Great.



Exp. note 109:


109. As Allah is in fact the Sovereign of the universe, His worshipers will surely attain true success and the worshipers of false gods will meet with utter failure.




Surah Al-Mo’minoon, 115 and116;



(23:115) Did you imagine that We created you without any purpose,102
and that you will not be brought back to Us?"


(23:116) So, exalted is Allah,103
the True King! There is no god but He, the Lord of the Noble Throne.



Exp. note 103:




103. Allah is above this that He should create you without any purpose and that you may associate partners with Him with impunity.



(23:117) He who invokes any other god along with Allah " one for whom he has no evidence"
104 his reckoning is with his Lord alone.105 Indeed, these unbelievers shall not prosper.106



Exp. notes 104---105:



104. It may also be translated as: The one who invokes any other deity along with Allah, has nothing to support him in this act.

105. That is, he cannot escape accountability.
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The name Al-Haqq means that Allah is the Absolute Truth, there is no doubt in Allah’s existence, nor in Allah’s names and attributes. There is no doubt in Allah’s God-Hood. Thus only Allah is the True God. There is no God besides Allah. Allah is the Truth, His names and Qualities are the Truth, His Words and Actions are truth, HIS Commands and Laws (HIS Deen) are Truth, His Messengers were all the Truth and so on.


The verses mentioned above along with their exp. notes make it very clear that in reality, only Allah is the Creator of all, the Sovereign of all, the Cherisher, the Provider, the Owner of all power, the Giver of death and life, the Giver of harm and profit and the Acceptor of supplication, is only Allah. When we, in states of restlessness, pray to God, then it is only HE (Allah) WHO accepts our prayers and removes our trouble. Then surely it is and it must be only Allah WHO deserves our worship. So we must worship none except Allah, and must obey Allah and HIS Prophet (Allah's Peace and Blessings be upon him). If not then we are surely returning unto Him and we will face the accounting in Allah’s Court. For us there is no way of escape from Allah’s Justice! And Allah’s punishment for the unbelievers and disobedient servants is very severe and lasting!!!
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OmAbdullah
07-13-2016, 10:34 PM
Al-Wakeel (The Trustee, the Best Disposer of affairs)


Some of the verses in which this beautiful name of Allah is revealed, their translation is:

Surah Aali-Imraan 173;

173. Those (i.e. believers) unto whom the people (hypocrites) said, "Verily, the people (pagans) have gathered against you (a great army), therefore, fear them." But it (only) increased them in Faith, and they said: "Allah (Alone) is Sufficient for us, and He is the Best Disposer of affairs (for us)."

Surah Al-Isra 2;

2. And We gave Musa (Moses) the Scripture and made it a guidance for the Children of Israel (saying): "Take not other than Me as (your) Wakil (Protector, Lord, or Disposer of your affairs, etc).

Surah Al-Muzzammil, 9;


9. (He Alone is) the Lord of the east and the west, La ilaha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He). So take Him Alone as Wakil (Disposer of your affairs).


The meaning of Al-Wakeel as The Trustee and the Disposer of affairs, are in general and in particular. The general meaning appear in the following verses:

Surah Al-An’aam, 102:

102. Such is Allah, your Lord! La ilaha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He), the Creator of all things. So worship Him (Alone), and He is the Wakil (Trustee, Disposer of affairs, Guardian, etc.) over all things.

Surah Hood, 12:

12. Perchance thou mayest (feel the inclination) to give up a part of what is revealed unto thee, and thy heart feeleth straitened lest they say, "Why is not a treasure sent down unto him, or why does not an angel come down with him?" But thou art there only to warn! It is Allah that arrangeth all affairs!

In general it means that Allah is The ONE WHO manages for the sustenance of all creatures and gives them strength. Also Allah manages all the affairs of everything and everyone in the universe.



In particular sense it means as comes in the following verses:


Surah Al-Nisaa (An-Nisaa), 81:

81. They have "Obedience" on their lips; but when they leave thee, a section of them Meditate all night on things very different from what thou tellest them. But Allah records their nightly (plots): So keep clear of them, and put thy trust in Allah, and enough is Allah as a disposer of affairs.

Surah Aali-Imraan 173:

173. Those (i.e. believers) unto whom the people (hypocrites) said, "Verily, the people (pagans) have gathered against you (a great army), therefore, fear them." But it (only) increased them in Faith, and they said: "Allah (Alone) is Sufficient for us, and He is the Best Disposer of affairs (for us)."

The meaning is clear from the above-mentioned - verses. It is very particular for those practicing believers who put their trust in Allah Almighty. Then if they trust Allah for their safety, Allah will save and protect them. If they turn to Allah in supplications for help in some trouble, Allah will help them and will solve their problems. They will take the means as Allah wants us to take the means. But they will not trust the means, rather they will pray to Allah and put their trust in Allah alone.



We can see that in the verse 81 of surah An-Nisaa there is the case of the Messenger Muhammad salla Allaho alaihi wa Sallam with the hypocrites. In the verse 173 of surah Aali-Imraan the case is that of the companions (strong practicing believers) with the hypocrites. In both these cases Allah gave special Help to the Prophet (Allah's Peace and Blessings be upon him) and His companions against the hypocrites because the Prophet (Allah's Peace and Blessings be upon him) and His companions always trusted Allah and left their problems to be solved by Allah. They certainly tried with proper means but their trust was only on Allah Almighty.


Allah Almighty gives great reward to the believers who put their trust on Allah. Also Allah warned against putting our trust in someone other than Allah as is the Command in Surah Isra 2:


2. And We gave Musa (Moses) the Scripture and made it a guidance for the Children of Israel (saying): "Take not other than Me as (your) Wakil (Protector, Lord, or Disposer of your affairs, etc).


There is a hadeeth of the Prophet (Allah's Peace and Blessings be upon him) in Abu Dawood and Tirmizee. Narrated by Anas bin Malik rAa that the Prophet (Allah's Peace and Blessings be upon him) said:



فقد قال أبو داود في سننه(5095): حَدَّثَنَا إِبْرَاهِيمُ بْنُ الْحَسَنِ الْخَثْعَمِيُّ، حَدَّثَنَا حَجَّاجُ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ، عَنِ ابْنِ جُرَيْجٍ، عَنْ إِسْحَاقَ بْنِ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ أَبِي طَلْحَةَ، عَنْ أَنَسِ بْنِ مَالِكٍ، أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ، قَالَ: " إِذَا خَرَجَ الرَّجُلُ مِنْ بَيْتِهِ فَقَالَ بِسْمِ اللَّهِ تَوَكَّلْتُ عَلَى اللَّهِ، لَا حَوْلَ وَلَا قُوَّةَ إِلَّا بِاللَّهِ، قَالَ: يُقَالُ حِينَئِذٍ: هُدِيتَ، وَكُفِيتَ، وَوُقِيتَ، فَتَتَنَحَّى لَهُ الشَّيَاطِينُ، فَيَقُولُ لَهُ شَيْطَانٌ آخَرُ: كَيْفَ لَكَ بِرَجُلٍ قَدْ هُدِيَ وَكُفِيَ وَوُقِيَ؟ "



Translation:


Abu Daoud said in his Sunan (5095): …… Narrated Anas Ibn Malik, that the Prophet, peace be upon him, said: "If the man came out of his house and he said; ‘With the name of Allah, I put my trust in Allah, there is no power except with Allah’, he (the Messenger ) said, “then it is said”: “hudeet wa kufeet wa wuqeet (got guided, sufficed and protected)”, “So Satans are withdrawn from him, then another devil says, “How will you deal with a man who is guided, sufficed and protected?”




This Hadeeth clearly means that when a Muslim leaves his house with the above mentioned words, he puts his trust in Allah, then Allah guides him right, Allah is sufficient to help him and Allah protects him so much so that even Satan is retired from him and devils cannot mislead him in any way.


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OmAbdullah
07-13-2016, 10:48 PM
Al-Wakeel (The Trustee, the Best Disposer of affairs)


Some of the verses in which this beautiful name of Allah is revealed, their translation is:

Surah Aali-Imraan 173;

173. Those (i.e. believers) unto whom the people (hypocrites) said, "Verily, the people (pagans) have gathered against you (a great army), therefore, fear them." But it (only) increased them in Faith, and they said: "Allah (Alone) is Sufficient for us, and He is the Best Disposer of affairs (for us)."



Surah Al-Isra 2;

2. And We gave Musa (Moses) the Scripture and made it a guidance for the Children of Israel (saying): "Take not other than Me as (your) Wakil (Protector, Lord, or Disposer of your affairs, etc).

Surah Al-Muzzammil, 9;


9. (He Alone is) the Lord of the east and the west, La ilaha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He). So take Him Alone as Wakil (Disposer of your affairs).


The meaning of Al-Wakeel as The Trustee and the Disposer of affairs, are in general and in particular. The general meaning appear in the following verses:

Surah Al-An’aam, 102:

102. Such is Allah, your Lord! La ilaha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He), the Creator of all things. So worship Him (Alone), and He is the Wakil (Trustee, Disposer of affairs, Guardian, etc.) over all things.

Surah Hood, 12:

12. Perchance thou mayest (feel the inclination) to give up a part of what is revealed unto thee, and thy heart feeleth straitened lest they say, "Why is not a treasure sent down unto him, or why does not an angel come down with him?" But thou art there only to warn! It is Allah that arrangeth all affairs!

In general it means that Allah is The ONE WHO manages for the sustenance of all creatures and gives them strength. Also Allah manages all the affairs of everything and everyone in the universe.



In particular sense it means as comes in the following verses:


Surah Al-Nisaa (An-Nisaa), 81:

81. They have "Obedience" on their lips; but when they leave thee, a section of them Meditate all night on things very different from what thou tellest them. But Allah records their nightly (plots): So keep clear of them, and put thy trust in Allah, and enough is Allah as a disposer of affairs.

Surah Aali-Imraan 173:


173. Those (i.e. believers) unto whom the people (hypocrites) said, "Verily, the people (pagans) have gathered against you (a great army), therefore, fear them." But it (only) increased them in Faith, and they said: "Allah (Alone) is Sufficient for us, and He is the Best Disposer of affairs (for us)."



The meaning is clear from the above-mentioned - verses. It is very particular for those practicing believers who put their trust in Allah Almighty. Then if they trust Allah for their safety, Allah will save and protect them. If they turn to Allah in supplications for help in some trouble, Allah will help them and will solve their problems. They will take the means as Allah wants us to take the means. But they will not trust the means, rather they will pray to Allah and put their trust in Allah alone.



We can see that in the verse 81 of surah An-Nisaa there is the case of the Messenger Muhammad salla Allaho alaihi wa Sallam with the hypocrites. In the verse 173 of surah Aali-Imraan the case is that of the companions (strong practicing believers) with the hypocrites. In both these cases Allah gave special Help to the Prophet (Allah's Peace and Blessings be upon him) and His companions against the hypocrites because the Prophet (Allah's Peace and Blessings be upon him) and His companions always trusted Allah and left their problems to be solved by Allah. They certainly tried with proper means but their trust was only on Allah Almighty.


Allah Almighty gives great reward to the believers who put their trust on Allah. Also Allah warned against putting our trust in someone other than Allah as is the Command in Surah Isra 2:


2. And We gave Musa (Moses) the Scripture and made it a guidance for the Children of Israel (saying): "Take not other than Me as (your) Wakil (Protector, Lord, or Disposer of your affairs, etc).




There is a hadeeth of the Prophet (Allah's Peace and Blessings be upon him) in Abu Dawood and Tirmizee. Narrated by Anas bin Malik rAa that the Prophet (Allah's Peace and Blessings be upon him) said:



Translation:


Abu Daoud said in his Sunan (5095): …… Narrated Anas Ibn Malik, that the Prophet, peace be upon him, said: "If the man came out of his house and he said; ‘With the name of Allah, I put my trust in Allah, there is no power except with Allah’, he (the Messenger ) said, “then it is said”: “hudeet wa kufeet wa wuqeet (got guided, sufficed and protected)”, “So Satans are withdrawn from him, then another devil says, “How will you deal with a man who is guided, sufficed and protected?”




This Hadeeth clearly means that when a Muslim leaves his house with the above mentioned words, he puts his trust in Allah, then Allah guides him right, Allah is sufficient to help him and Allah protects him so much so that even Satan is retired from him and devils cannot mislead him in any way.


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OmAbdullah
07-23-2016, 09:07 AM

Al-Qawiyyun(ThePossessor of all Power and strength),
Al-Mateen (The Forceful and Firm)
The beautiful name Al-Qawiyy came in the Holy Quraan inseveral places. The translation of some of those verses is:

Surah Al-Shura (Ash-Shura), 19;

19. Allah is very Gracious and Kind to His slaves. Hegives provisions to whom He wills. And He is the All-Strong, the All-Mighty.

Surah Al-Mujaadila 21:

21. Allah has decreed: "Verily! Itis I and My Messengers who shall be the victorious." Verily, Allah isAll-Powerful, All-Mighty.

Surah Hood (surah Hud) 66:

66. So when Our Commandment came, Wesaved Salih (Saleh) and those who believed with him by a Mercy from Us, andfrom the disgrace of that Day. Verily, your Lord, He is the All-Strong, theAll-Mighty.

The beautiful name Al-Mateen came in one place, that issurah Al-Dhariyaat 58, its translation is:

58. Lo! Allah! He it is that giveth livelihood, the Lordof unbreakable might.

The two names are explained together as these together meanthe ever-lasting and unbreaking Power and Force of Allah Almighty. AlsoAl-Mateen means Shadeedul- Quwwah i.e. Allah is extremely Powerful.


The ‘Al-Mateen” is very well explained on you tube. Ashistory proves, Power was and is given to many nations. Although it is not theabsolute power but mankind considers it to be very great power. For example,now great power is seen in the air in the form of very strong airplanes andspace ships etc. But none of them are given the mataana i.e. firmness in thepower. when strong wind or any type ofstorm comes the strong planes cannot fly and so the power is broken. In thepast such strong powerful nations lived on this earth that no one could believetheir end. But their power ultimately ended. So mataana is not given to anyone inthis world. It is only Allah who is the Qawwiyyun- Mateen i.e. extremelypowerful and Firm in Power. So Allah’s Power and Strength never ends, even itnever decreases. The two names came together in the Holy Quraan to inform usthat Allah’s absolutely extreme Power and Strength is firm and lastingforever!!!

The meaning of Al-Qawiyy is that nothing can make Allahhumble in any field. Whatever is ordained by Allah shall happen; no one canstop it from happening. Allah honors whomever Allah wants, and humiliateswhomever HE wills. Allah gives kingdom to whomever HE wills and takes kingdomfrom whomever HE wills. No one can change or overcome Allah’s Commands. Allahsaid in surah Aali-Imraan 160, its translation is:

160. If Allah is your helper none can overcome you, and ifHe withdraw His help from you, who is there who can help you after Him? InAllah let believers put their trust.

Surah Al-Baqarah 165, Its translation is:

165. And of mankind are some who take(for worship) others besides Allah as rivals (to Allah). They love them as they(should)love Allah. But those who believe, love Allah more (than anything else). Ifonly, those who do wrong could see, when they will see the torment, that allpower belongs to Allah and that Allah is Severe in punishment.

Think about the wrath of Allah, one jolt of earthquake breaks huge buildings into pieces! Thunder storm,floods and many other kinds were the causes of destruction of disobedient humanbeings. The nation of Aad was utterly destroyed by strong wind that blewcontinuously for 8 days and 7 nights. The Thamood nation was killed by horriblethundering sound. The homosexual nation of the Prophet Loot (Allah's Peace andBlessings be upon him) was killed by a rain of stones.

Again let us see Allah’s Help to HIS Prophets alaihim salaam: A drypath was made for Musa (Moses ) alaihi salaam and his followers in the middleof the sea/ocean. Water was standing as mountains on the two side of the drypath. Musa alaihi salaam and the Muslims with him passed safely then Pharaohand his army entered the path. Then by Allah’s Command, the two bodies of waterreunited and Pharaoh and his army got drowned. There are many such examples inthe Holy Quraan. Allah said in surah Al-Hajj verse 40:

Translation;

40.Those who have been expelled fromtheir homes unjustly only because they said: "Our Lord is Allah." -For had it not been that Allah checks one set of people by means of another,monasteries, churches, synagogues, and mosques, wherein the Name of Allah ismentioned much would surely have been pulled down. Verily, Allah will helpthose who help His (Cause). Truly, Allah is All-Strong,All-Mighty.

In front of our eyes the proof of Allah’ Power and Strength is thepresence of the heaven and the earth along with the huge storage f water in theform of oceans and rivers. We can see the water remaining inside the ocean andleaving the people nearby to live with comfort, but when Allah’s Anger comesdue to the rebellion of the people, the same water changes into hurricane todestroy the thankless, disobedient human beings.

We must fear Allah, must worship and obey HIM and must pray for HISMercy and Forgiveness.



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OmAbdullah
07-23-2016, 09:10 AM
Al-Qawiyyun (The Possessor of all Power and strength), Al-Mateen (The Forceful and Firm)


The beautiful name Al-Qawiyy came in the Holy Quraan in several verses. The translation of some of those verses is:

Surah Al-Shura (Ash-Shura), 19;

19. Allah is very Gracious and Kind to His slaves. He gives provisions to whom He wills. And He is the All-Strong, the All-Mighty.


Surah Al-Mujaadala 21:

21. Allah has decreed: "Verily! It is I and My Messengers who shall be the victorious." Verily, Allah is All-Powerful, All-Mighty.


Surah Hood (surah Hud) 66:

66. So when Our Commandment came, We saved Salih (Saleh) and those who believed with him by a Mercy from Us, and from the disgrace of that Day. Verily, your Lord, He is the All-Strong, the All-Mighty.


The beautiful name Al-Mateen came in one place, that is surah Al-Dhariyaat 58, its translation is:


58.
Lo! Allah! He it is that giveth livelihood, the Lord of unbreakable might.



The two names are explained together as these together mean the ever-lasting and unbreaking Power and Force of Allah Almighty. Also Al-Mateen means Shadeedul- Quwwah i.e. Allah is extremely Powerful.

The ‘Al-Mateen” is very well explained on you tube. As history proves, Power was and is given by Allah to many nations. Although it is not the absolute power but mankind considers it to be very great power. For example, now great power is seen in the air in the form of very strong airplanes and space ships etc. But none of them are given the mataana i.e. firmness in the power. when strong wind or any type of storm comes the strong planes cannot fly and so the power is broken. In the past such strong powerful nations lived on this earth that no one could believe their end. But their power ultimately ended. So mataana is not given to anyone in this world. It is only Allah who is the Qawiyyun- Mateen i.e. extremely powerful and Firm in Power. So Allah’s Power and Strength never ends, even it never decreases. The two names came together in the Holy Quraan to inform us that Allah’s absolutely extreme Power and Strength is firm and lasting forever!!!

The meaning of Al-Qawiyy is that nothing can make Allah humble in any field. Whatever is ordained by Allah shall happen; no one can stop it from happening. Allah honors whomever Allah wants, and humiliates whomever HE wills. Allah gives kingdom to whomever HE wills and takes kingdom from whomever HE wills. No one can change or overcome Allah’s Commands. Allah said in surah Aali-Imraan 160, its translation is:

160. If Allah is your helper none can overcome you, and if He withdraw His help from you, who is there who can help you after Him? In Allah let believers put their trust.


Surah Al-Baqarah 165, Its translation is:

165. And of mankind are some who take (for worship) others besides Allah as rivals (to Allah). They love them as they (should) love Allah. But those who believe, love Allah more (than anything else). If only, those who do wrong could see, when they will see the torment, that all power belongs to Allah and that Allah is Severe in punishment.

Think about the wrath of Allah, one jolt of earthquake breaks huge buildings into pieces! Thunder storm, floods and many other kinds were the causes of destruction of disobedient human beings. The nation of Aad was utterly destroyed by strong wind that blew continuously for 8 days and 7 nights. The Thamood nation was killed by horrible thundering sound. The homosexual nation of the Prophet Loot (Allah's Peace and Blessings be upon him) was killed by a rain of stones.


Again let us see Allah’s Help to HIS Prophets alaihim salaam: A dry path was made for Musa (Moses ) alaihi salaam and his followers in the middle of the sea/ocean. Water was standing as mountains on the two side of the dry path. Musa alaihi salaam and the Muslims with him passed safely then Pharaoh and his army entered the path. Then by Allah’s Command, the two bodies of water reunited and Pharaoh and his army got drowned. There are many such examples in the Holy Quraan. Allah said in surah Al-Hajj 40:


Translation;

40.Those who have been expelled from their homes unjustly only because they said: "Our Lord is Allah." -For had it not been that Allah checks one set of people by means of another, monasteries, churches, synagogues, and mosques, wherein the Name of Allah is mentioned much would surely have been pulled down. Verily, Allah will help those who help His (Cause). Truly, Allah is All-Strong,All-Mighty.

(Also read the translation of the verse 39 of surah Al-Hajj to understand the full meaning of the verse 40.)


In front of our eyes the proof of Allah’s Power and Strength is the presence of the heaven and the earth along with the huge storage of water in the form of oceans and rivers. We can see the water remaining inside the ocean and leaving the people nearby to live with comfort, but when Allah’s Anger comes due to the rebellion of the people, the same water changes into hurricane to destroy the thankless, disobedient human beings.



We must fear Allah, must worship and obey HIM and must pray for HIS Mercy and Forgiveness.




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OmAbdullah
07-27-2016, 11:00 PM
Al-Waliyy (The Governor, the Supporter)



The following is the translation of some of the verses of the Holy Quraan in which the name “Al-Waliyy” is revealed.

Surah Al-Shura (Ash-Shura) 9 and 28:

9.What! Have they taken (for worship) protectors besides Him? But it is Allah,-He is the Protector, and it is He Who gives life to the dead: It is He Who has power over all things,

28. He is the One that sends down rain (even) after (men) have given up all hope, and scatters His Mercy (far and wide). And He is the Protector, Worthy of all Praise.


Surah Al-Nisaa (An-Nisaa) 45:

45. Allah has full knowledge of your enemies, and Allah is Sufficient as a Wali (Protector), and Allah is Sufficient as a Helper.


Another related name is Al-Mawla. This name came in the following verses, their translation is:


SurahAl-Hajj 78:


78. And strive hard in Allah's Cause as you ought to strive (with sincerity and with all your efforts that His Name should be superior). He has chosen you (to convey His Message of Islamic Monotheism to mankind by inviting them to His religion, Islam), and has not laid upon you in religion any hardship, it is the religion of your fatherIbrahim (Abraham) (Islamic Monotheism). It is He (Allah) Who has named you Muslims both before and in this (the Quran), that the Messenger (Muhammad SAW)may be a witness over you and you be witnesses over mankind! So perform As-Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat), give Zakat and hold fast to Allah [i.e. have confidence in Allah, and depend upon Him in all your affairs] He is your Maula (Patron, Lord, etc.), what an Excellent Maula (Patron, Lord, etc.) and what an Excellent Helper!


Surah Aali-Imraam 150:

150. But Allah is your Maula (Patron,Lord, Helper and Protector, etc.), and He is the Best of helpers.


Surah Al-Tahreem (At-Tahreem) 2:


2. Allah has already ordained for you (Muslims), the dissolution of your oaths. And Allah is your Maula (Lord, or Master, or Protector, etc.) and He is the All-Knower, the All-Wise.



As we can see the meaning of Al-Maula and Al- Waliyy are vast like, Protector, Helper, Lord, Master, Governor and Patron.

The Wilaaya of Allah for the servants is of two types. One is the Common Wilaaya and second is the special Wilaaya.


1.The Common Wilaaya:


According to this Attribute of Allah, HE plans whatever HE wants for the whole universe and for all of the servants whether Muslims or non-Muslims, and whether good and righteous ones or the evil-doers. Allah Almighty manages the affairs of all and ordains things justly for everyone according to Allah’s knowledge and wisdom. The proof of this type of the Wilaaya is given in the verse 62 of the surah Al-An’aam. Its translation is:


62. Then they (His servants) are returned to Allah , their true Lord. Unquestionably, His is the judgement, and He is the swiftest of accountants.


Here the words “Mawla-humul-Haqqi”are used which mean “their True Mawla”. This is to differentiate Allah WHO is the True Lord and Supporter, from the false supporters that the unbelievers take and instead of believing in and trusting Allah, they trust their false deities. They forget the fact that Allah gives them every blessing and Allah helps them in their hard times.


2.The Special Wilaaya:


This is the great Wilaaya mentioned in the Holy Quraan and the Sunnah. Allah the Most Merciful blesses, with this Wilaaya, the believing, obedient and Muttaqeen (God-Fearing) servants. Allah forgives their sins and helps them at their hard time.It is reported in the Saheeh-al-Bukhaari that during the battle of Uhud, Abu Sufyaan said to the Companions radiyallahu anhum: “For us is the Uzza and there is no Uzza for you”. The Prophet (Allah's Peace and Blessings be upon him) said to the Companions radiyallahu anhum: “Answer him”. They asked: “What should we say?” The Prophet (Allah's Peace and Blessings be upon him) said: “say: Allah is our Mawla and there is no Mawla for you.”


Thus this is the special Wilaaya which Allah ordains for the practicing Muslims, awliyaa and for the Prophets (alaihim salaam) only.


Some astray people do not obey Allah and HIS Messenger salla Allaho alaihi wasallam, and consider themselves awliya-Allah. But they are wrong. Similarly, Christians and Jews consider themselves to be the beloved of God and that only they will enter Paradise. But they are also in misunderstanding. The translation of the following verses will make it clear.


Surah Yoonus verses 62—64 (translation only):


62. Behold! verily on the friends of Allah there is no fear, nor shall they grieve;


63. Those who believed (in the Oneness of Allah - Islamic Monotheism), and used to fear Allah much (by abstaining from evil deeds and sins and by doing righteous deeds).

64. For them are good tidings in the worldly life and in the Hereafter. No change is there in the words of Allah. This is indeed the great success.


We must try to reach the level where Allah provides us HIS Special Wilaaya. May Allah give us that great position, aameen.


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OmAbdullah
08-05-2016, 09:50 PM
Al-Hameed (The Praiseworthy)

This beautiful name of Allah came in many verses of the Holy Quraan. The translation of some of those verses is here:

Surah Faatir 15;

15.O mankind, you are those in need of Allah , while Allah is the Free of need, the Praiseworthy.


Surah Al-Hajj 24;

24. And they had been guided [in worldly life] to good speech, and they were guided to the path of the Praiseworthy.



Surah Luqmaan 12;

12. And We had certainly given Luqman wisdom [and said], "Be grateful to Allah ." And whoever is grateful, is grateful for [the benefit of] himself. And whoever denies [His favor] - then indeed, Allah is Free of need and Praiseworthy.



Al-Hamd (praising Allah, Allah’s praises) is encompassing everything. All qualities and attributes of Allah are full of Praises. The actions of Allah, the Orders of Allah and HIS Justice, HIS Retribution from the enemies, HIS Grace and Bounties on His friends (awliyaa-Allah),HIS creation and Command, all are established on the bases of HIS Hamd(Praising), and HIS Praises appear from all of them. The purpose of all of the system is to show and spread HIS Hamd. In short, Allah’s Hamd is the soul of everything. Whatever is present in the universe, whether we can see it or feel it spiritually, reflects the greatness and beauty of Allah.

Shaikh-ul-Islam Ibni Temiah said that Allah Subhaanahu wa Ta’ala informed us that all praises are for Allah and that HE is Hameedu-m-Majeed.

Here is an example: A person is very beautiful. While describing the beauty, who has the right to be praised, the beautiful person or the Creator? The answer is: “The Creator of course.”

Similarly, if a person is very intelligent or very brave, the praises become due for the Creator Allah only.

There are two types of Hamd:


1.The Praises of Allah due to Allah’s kindness and Help for the servants, the other name for it is thanks and gratitude to Allah. For e.g. someone asks how are you? You say alhamdulillah. So you praised Allah for the good health and safe circumstances that Allah has blessed you with.


The praises ofAllah for Allah’s blessings and kindness to the servants are very common because Allah is Kind to all servants whether Muslims or non-Muslim, righteous or sinners. Allah hears and accepts the du’aa of all and gives relief from pain and trouble to all kinds of people! Allah gives blessings even before a servant prays for it.


Allah Almightygives health, wealth, property, good spouse in marriage, blessings of children, good job and many other blessings which cannot be counted. Similarly, Allah gives the blessings of the faith of Islam, ability to do obligatory duties of Islam and to abstain from sinful deeds, love for the true faith and righteous deeds; and hate from unbelief and all sinful deeds. Allah opens the way of guidance for the servants so that they can work for Allah’s pleasure and stay away from HIS anger. So Allah is to be praised for all the blessings which cannot be counted. A person can find the blessings of Allah in the Holy Quraan if he / she try to read it and understand it from the beginning to the end.


Thus Hamd (praise ) of Allah and thanks to HIM for HIS grace of Islam, and HIS Hamd for our eemaan, HIS Hamd for the Blessing of the HOLY Quraan, HIS Hamd for the blessing of our families and relatives, and HIS Hamd for all the blessing whether old or new, hidden or apparent, common or special, as many praises of Allah as Allah is pleased with.


Allah Almighty informed us in surah Al-Araaf 43 about the dwellers of Paradise. When they will be admitted to Paradise, they will pay thanks to Allah and praise HIM because they will be protected from Hell (May Allah make us all among the dwellers of Paradise, aameen). The translation of the verse is:


43. And We shall remove from their hearts any lurking sense of injury;- beneath them will be rivers flowing;- and they shall say: "Praise be to Allah, who hath guided us to this (felicity): never could we have found guidance, had it not been for the guidance of Allah: indeed it was the truth, that the messengers of our Lord brought unto us."And they shall hear the cry: "Behold! The garden before you! Ye have been made its inheritors, for your deeds (of righteousness)."




2. The second typeof the praises of Allah is due to Allah’s beautiful qualities. These cannot be counted at all. The translation of a few verses of the Holy Quraan show some of them.


Surah Saba 1:


1. [All] praise is [due] to Allah,to whom belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in the earth, and to Him belongs [all] praise in the Hereafter. He is Full of Wisdom, acquainted with all things.



Surah Al-Isra 111:



111. And say: Praise be to Allah, Who hath not taken unto Himself a son, and Who hath no partner in the Sovereignty, nor hath He any protecting friend through dependence. And magnify Him with all magnificence.





Surah Al-Jaathiyah36,37:


36. Then, to Allah belongs [all] praise -Lord of the heavens and Lord of the earth, Lord of the worlds.


37. And His (Alone) is the Majesty in the heavens and the earth, and He is the All-Mighty, the All-Wise.



We must praise Allah for HIS blessings like Ibraheem alaihi salaam did. Translation of verse 39 of the surah Ibraheem is a good example:


39. "All the praises and thanks are to Allah, Who has given me in old age Isma'il (Ishmael) and Ishaque (Isaac).Verily! My Lord is indeed the All-Hearer of invocations.









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OmAbdullah
08-12-2016, 09:09 PM
Al-Muhsi (The Counter)

Allah has the count of everything as is proved by the verses of the Holy Quraan. So Allah knows how many hairs are there on the head of every human being, or how many hairs are on the sheep skin, how many leaves in each tree and so on!!! Nothing can escape the Count of Allah. Allah said in surah Al-Jinn 28 (Its translation is):

28.That He may know that they have conveyed the messages of their Lord; and He has encompassed whatever is with them and has enumerated all things in number.

Surah Al-Naba 29 (translation):

29. And all things We have enumerated in writing.



Surah Yaseen12 (translation):

12. Indeed, it is We who bring the dead to life and record what they have put forth and what they left behind, and all things We have enumerated in a clear register.



If we start counting our sins we can’t, or if we start counting our good words and bad words that we spoke in a week, we will not be able to do so. Thus Allah said in the surah Al-Mujaadilah verse 6:

Al-Mujaadilah6 (Translation):

6. On the Day when Allah will resurrect them all together (i.e. the Day of Resurrection) and inform them of what they did. Allah has kept account of it, while they have forgotten it. And Allah is Witness over all things.


Allah is always present with us. Allah said in the Holy Quraan that if we are 4 people then Allah is the 5th ONE and in case we are 5 then Allah is the 6thONE and so on. You can read this statement in the verse 7 of surah Al-Mujaadilah.

Surah Maryam93 and 94 (translation);

93. There is none in the heavens and the earth but comes unto the Most Beneficent (Allah) as a slave.


94. Verily, He knows each one of them, and has counted them a full counting.


As Allah Suhaanahu wa Ta’ala said in Surah Yaseen verse 12: “…… and We record what they have put forth and what they left behind, and all things We have enumerated in a clear register”, so whatever we leave behind are called“aathaar”. Accordingly, if we teach a person the Holy Quraan, our this action is counted and recorded, and after our death the reward will come after us as long as the student keeps on reading the Quraan and understands and follows it.

A child is the responsibility of parents. If a parent gives him good training and education so that the child becomes a good practicing Muslim, the hard work of the parent is counted and recorded. The reward will continuously go after the parent who has now passed away. If the child is neglected and left to go astray, the punishment will be ordained for the parent due to the negligence.

Surah Al-Kahf 49 (translation):

49. And the record [of deeds] will be placed [open], and you will see the criminals fearful of that within it, and they will say, "Oh, woe to us! What is this book that leaves nothing small or great except that it has enumerated it?" And they will find what they did present [before them]. And your Lord does not do injustice to anyone.



The Prophet(Allah's Peace and Blessings be upon him) used to do dhikar all the time as Aa’ishah rAa informed us. The Companions rAa tried their best to avoid useless talking because everything is counted and recorded in our books of deeds. As a result some of them used to have a count of his words spoken from one juma’ (Friday )to the other.

May Allah make us careful about our words and actions because our words and actions are counted and registered in our books of deeds and we all shall be accounted according to that record!!!


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OmAbdullah
08-15-2016, 06:58 PM
Al-Mubdee (The originator), Al-Mu-eed (The Restorer)



Allah is the Only One Creator WHO started the creation and has been repeating and restoring it. Finally when on the Last Day the whole universe will be destroyed and every one will die except Allah WHO never dies, then on the Resurrection Day Allah will restore everyone to life for the accounting and recompense.


In this world also the cycle of producing and reproducing is constantly going on. One example is the cells and tissues in our body. Cells that become old die and are replaced by new ones. All types of the cells have fixed life. For e.g. each red cell has a life span of 120 days. Similarly the cells of skin are originating from the first layer and the old ones are getting away at the surface.


These two qualities of Allah are proved in the following verses of the Holy Quraan, here only the translation of the verses is given.


Surah Al-Burooj verse 13:

13.Indeed, it is He who originates [creation] and repeats.



Surah Yoonus verse 4:

4. To Him is the return of all of you. The Promise of Allah is true. It is He Who begins the creation and then will repeat it, that He may reward with justice those who believed (in the Oneness of Allah - Islamic Monotheism) and did deeds of righteousness. But those who disbelieved will have a drink of boiling fluids and painful torment because they used to disbelieve.


Surah Al-Aa’raf verse 29:


29. Say: "My Lord hath commanded justice; and that ye set your whole selves (to Him) at every time and place of prayer, and call upon Him, making your devotion sincere as in His sight: such as He created you in the beginning, so shall ye return."


Every reader must think about the above mentioned two verses i.e. the 4th verse of surah yoonus and 29th of the Al-Aa’raf. Allah has reminded us HIS Final Justice and our responsibilities and obligations towards our Kind Lord Allah. We must focus on the main purpose of the origin and returning back to Allah. The main purpose is that Allah originated this universe and created human beings not to pass time, eat and drink and enjoy life but to obey and worship Allah. Allah said in Surah Al-Dhariyaat verse 56:

Translation of surah Al-Dhariyaat (Adh-Dhariyaat) verse 56:

56. And I did not create the jinn and mankind except to worship Me.

This is the very clear Command of our Beneficent Lord (Ar-Rabb) to us all of the mankind and Jinn. That we must worship only HIM in the Way Allah has taught us through HIS Prophets alaihim salaam and now through the Final Prophet Muhammad (Allah's Peace and Blessings be upon him). We must obey and follow Allah’s Commands and Laws if we want to protect ourselves from the torment of Hell. We are surely returning un to HIM for the final judgment to pass and get the reward in Paradise or Hell as the case may be. May Allah protect us all from Hell, aameen, but we must try for it as much as we can. Our obedience to Allah’s Commands is also our worship to Allah. Our aim must be the Here-After only.


Surah Al-Roum (Ar-Rum) 11:


11. It is Allah Who begins (the process of) creation; then repeats it; then shall ye be brought back to Him.


12. And on the Day when the Hour will be established, the Mujrimun (disbelievers, sinners, criminals, polytheists, etc.) will be plunged into destruction with deep regrets, sorrows, and despair.

13. No intercessor will they have from those whom they made equal with Allah (partners i.e. their so-called associate gods), and they will (themselves) reject and deny their partners.


Please take admonition from the verses given above.


Hadrat Muhammad salla Allaho alaihhi wa sallam while in bed before sleeping used to do dhikar and du’aa of many types. One of them was:


“Allahumma aslamtu nafsee ilek, wa wajjahtu wajhee ilek, wa fawwadtu amree ilek, wa khalleetu zahree ilek, raghbatan wa rahbatan ilek, laa malja wa laa manja minka illa ilek. Allahumma amantu bi-kitaabika-lladhee anzalta wa bi-nabiyyika-lladhee arsalta.”

Translation:


O Allah, I surrender myself to YOU, and turn my face to YOU, and I entrust my matter to YOU, and I leave my back to YOU, with love and fear, There is no refuge and no way of escape from YOU except (return) to YOU. O Allah, I believe in the Book that YOU revealed and in the Prophet (Allah's Peace and Blessings be upon him) that YOU sent.

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We must also make the same du’aa when we are in bed to sleep.
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OmAbdullah
08-20-2016, 12:27 PM
Al-Muhyee wa Al-Mumeet


(The Giver of life and death
)


Allah is the Giver of life and death. The Attribute Al-Muhyee can be compared with Al-Mubdee and Al-Mu’eed as it means the One Who gives life / originates creation and after death restores it i.e. gives it life again. All of these are the works of the Only ONE Creator and that is Allah.

As for as life is concerned, we human beings are familiar with it. But death is usually unexplained. Let us see what the Holy Quraan says on this topic.

Surah Al-Mulk verse 2, its translation is:

2.He is the One Who has created death and life that He may try you which of you is best in conduct; and He is the Mighty, the Forgiving,

We see that in this verse 2 of the Surah Al-Mulk Allah has said that Allah created death and life. It means that death is something created by Allah, moreover death is created before the creation of life! What does it mean?? In fact Allah and only Allah knows best but what we can understand from the verses and commentary of the Holy Quraan is that:

In a human being there are two things, one is the soul and the other is the earthen body. Soul is related with life as at the time of death the soul separates /goes out and only the body is left which then soon starts decomposing and finally becomes dust. But the soul alone is also not given the name of a living human being rather death has happened. From this it appears that before the joining of the two the person is dead whether it is soul or body and Allah knows best. There are some verses which indicate this point. Only the translation of the verses is given here:

Surah Al-Baqarah verse 28:

28. How can you disbelieve in Allah? Seeing that you were dead and He gave you life. Then He will give you death, then again will bring you to life (on the Day of Resurrection) and then unto Him you will return.


According to this verse every human being gets two deaths and two lives. First is the death when he/she is merely soul. Therefore, in surah Al-Mulk verse 2 (given above) death is mentioned first. In the verse 28 of surah Al-Baqarah all of the stages of human existence are shortly mentioned and these are said to be six. The six stages of the human existence are:

Death (only soul), life in this world (body + soul), death (body buried in grave), life (resurrection when we will stand up with body and soul), returning to Allah (for judgement in Allah’s Court), then final stage is to live in Paradise (the righteous believers) or in Hell (unbelievers, sinners). May Allah protect us all from Hell, aameen.

It is proved from the verse 172 of the Surah Al-Aa’raf that Allah had created all souls of mankind, all those that will be born until the end of this world. That had happened at the time of the creation of Adam alaihi salaam. Allah had taken promise from us all that only Allah is our GOD and LORD. The effect of that promise of the Tawheed of Allah is present in the subconscious of every human being. After that we all came to this world to pass our first life. Here we have freedom of choice to choose what we want but we are informed about the result of our choice. We are clearly informed that following the Messenger/Prophet (Allah's Peace and Blessings be upon him) will result in success in the Here-After while unbelief/disobedience to Him will take the person to Hell.


After passing the life given in this world, The Al-Mumeet shall give us second death when the soul shall go to Heaven or to Hell underground and the body will become decay and get mixed up in the soil. For death in this world Allah has appointed special angels, the head being Izra’eel alaihi salaam. Although death comes on its ordained time and is caused by the Malikul- Mowt who takes out the soul from the body of the dying person but there is always a worldly cause for it like an illness or an accident etc. So the people always remember the cause of death and say that such and such person died due to such and such disease. But they never say that the angel of death killed him/her!!!


It is important to note that the death given by the AL-Mumeet Allah in this world is the final death. Once Resurrection happens and the Al-Muhyee /Al-Mu’eed gives to the servants 2nd life, then we shall all return to Allah’s Court for the Final Judgment. After that the Believers with righteous deeds shall be admitted to Paradise while the disbelievers and disobedient servants shall be admitted to Hell. Then death shall be brought in the form of a sheep and slaughtered between Hell and Paradise in front of all of the dwellers of both places!! So the people of Paradise shall become very happy while the people of Hell shall become extremely grieved!!! They shall say:


11. They will say: "Our Lord! You have made us to die twice (i.e. we were dead in the loins of our fathers and dead after our deaths in this world), and You have given us life twice (i.e. life when we were born and life when we are Resurrected)! Now we confess our sins, then is there any way to get out (of the Fire)?"


(Surah Ghaafir (Al-Mo’min), verse 11.)

The answershall be:

12. (It is said unto them): This is (your plight) because, when Allah only was invoked, ye disbelieved, but when some partner was ascribed to Him ye were believing. So the judgement is only with Allah, the Most High, the Most Great!"


(Surah Ghaafir(Al-Mo’min), verse 12.)


An Other excellent quality of the Al-Muhyee wa Al –Mumeet is that HE produces dead from the living thing and living from the dead. So Allah said in the verse 19 of the surah Al-Roum (Ar-Roum), (Its English translation is):


19. It is He Who brings out the living from the dead, and brings out the dead from the living, and Who gives life to the earth after it is dead: and thus shall ye be brought out (from the dead).



Its example is the egg (dead) given by a hen or a bird (alive), a seed (dead), produced by a plant (alive) etc. Again a living chick /bird (alive) is produced from an egg (dead) and so on. There are many such examples on this earth. A grape vine becomes completely dry and dead in winter so people can enjoy sun easily. Then in spring it becomes living with green leaves and fruit. Then people can eat its fruit and enjoy cool shade under it. All these works are that of the Powerful Creator Who is The Wise and Kind (Al-Hakeem and Ar-Rahmaan). We should never forget the point of admonition in all of these signs of the Greatness of Allah.

May Allah guide us on the straight path of Islam so that we may be protected from Hell, aameen.
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OmAbdullah
08-31-2016, 01:33 PM
Al-Hayyi (The Ever-Living One), Al-Qayyoom (The Eternal Guardian, the Self-Existing One)



Here is the translation of three verses of The Holy Quraan in which these two Attributes of Allah Almighty came together.
Surah Al-Baqarah verse 255:
(2:255) Allah, the Ever-Living, the Self-Subsisting by Whom all subsist, there is no god but He. Neither slumber seizes Him, nor sleep; to Him belongs all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth. Who is there who might intercede with Him save with His leave?

He knows what lies before them and what is hidden from them, whereas they cannot attain to anything of His knowledge save what He wills them to attain. His Dominion overspreads the heavens and the earth, and their upholding wearies Him not. He is All-High, All-Glorious.



Surah Aali-Imraan, 2:
(3:2) Allah, the Ever-Living, the Self-Subsisting, Who sustains the entire order of the universe - there is no God but He.


Surah Taha verse 111:
(20:111) All faces shall be humbled before the Ever-Living, the Self-Subsisting Lord, and he who bears the burden of iniquity will have failed;


Living forever / ever existence is the great quality of Allah and this Attribute is essential for other attributes, for e.g. The Supreme Being is the Owner of all power and is All-Seeing, all-Hearing and All-Knowing. All of these Attributes are related with life and we know and understand that the Supreme Being (Allah Almighty) is Ever-Existent. Similarly these Attributes of Al-Hayyi and Al-Qayyoom are also essential for the existence of the universe. So Allah is the Sovereign who has been living since ever and shall live forever. All of the creatures shall die at the end of their life-term but there is no death for Allah. Again we in our life do become drowsy and enjoy sleep every day/night. But Allah is such a Unique Being WHO has neither sleep nor drowsiness. The meaning of Aayatul-kursee (verse 255 of surah Al-Baqarah given above) explains some of the meaning of the Attributes of Al-Hayyi and Al-Qayyoom.



We all human beings and other creatures are dependent and in need of help at every step. If we start seeking help from other beings like us then it means that we take support from those who are very weak and have temporary existence. So they will die soon. But when we trust Allah, and seek help and support from HIM, then surely we trusted and relied upon the Ever-Existent and uniquely strong Being. Thus we shall never be disappointed. Therefore, Only Allah Almighty deserves our worship and none else. The Almighty Allah Who is ever-Existent to cherish us with numerous blessings and is always present and awake to hear our supplications and give us relief from any kind of trouble has the right to be obeyed and worshipped.

Therefore, Allah said in the surah Al-Furqaan verse 58;


Wa tawakkal ala Al-Hayyi-lladhee laa yamoot….. (and put your trust in the ONE Who is Living and does not die)

Translation of the full verse 58 of surah Al-Furqaan is:
58. And put your trust (O Muhammad SAW) in the Ever Living One Who dies not, and glorify His Praises, and Sufficient is He as the All-Knower of the sins of His slaves;


Surah Ghaafir verse 65 (Translation only):

65. He is the Living (One): There is no god but He: Call upon Him, giving Him sincere devotion. Praise is to Allah, Lord of the Worlds!


So any living creation/creature that will die, and any dead thing which is not alive, and the non-living things all do not deserve our worship. Only Allah WHO is Ever-Living has the right to be worshipped.


Al-Qayyoom



This Attribute means that Allah is Self-Existent and independently Established, and HE needs no support from any one. Also the whole Universe is present and working because it is supported by Allah. So the meanings of Al-Qayyoom are two- fold:


1. Allah is present, and is working and managing the whole universe without any dependence on anyone. Allah said in the verse 15 of surah Faatir, its English translation is:


15. O mankind, you are those in need of Allah , while Allah is the Free of need, the Praiseworthy.


Allah is Absolutely Ghaniyyi of all the creation, so HE doesn’t need anyone for any help.


2. The Tremendous Power of Allah and HIS Planning for and management of HIS creation are such that all the creations are depending upon HIM and cannot be independent of HIM even for the moment of an eye. So the Thrown, the chair, the heavens, the earth, the mountains and all plants, the mankind, jinn and animals, all are beggars to Allah. Thus Allah said in the following verses:


Surah Faatir 41 (English translation):


41. Verily! Allah grasps the heavens and the earth lest they move away from their places, and if they were to move away from their places, there is not one that could grasp them after Him. Truly, He is Ever Most Forbearing, Oft Forgiving.


Surah Al-Room (Ar-Rum), verse 25 (translation):


25. And among His Signs is that the heaven and the earth stand by His Command, then afterwards when He will call you by single call, behold, you will come out from the earth (i.e from your graves for reckoning and recompense).


Allah is managing all of the affairs of all creations /creatures without any help from anyone and also Allah never gets tired of all these works /management as Allah said in the last part of the aayatul-kursee (verse 255 of the surah Al-Baqarah, its translation is given above) ----- and their upholding wearies Him not…….

According to the scholars, these two names of Allah are so much comprehensive that all of the other beautiful names of Allah Almighty depend upon these two names. The Attributes (Qualities) of Allah Almighty related with the Person of Allah like the All-Hearing, All-Seeing, All-Knowing, All-Powerful etc. are dependent upon “Al-Hayyi”.



The Attributes (Qualities) dealing with the functions for the creations like to create, to provide, to sustain, to give health, to give life and death etc. are dependent upon “Al-Qayyoom”. Also the scholars say that these two names of Allah have the Ismi-Aazam. Ismi-Aazam is the name of Allah which if used in supplication,it shall be answered and if used to ask for some thing, the thing shall be given.




Ibn. Al-Qayyam said that the Ismi-Aazam is present in these two verses:


Aayatul-Kursee and the 2nd verse of the Surah Aali-Imraan (both of these verses’ translation is given above.


If du’aa is made by calling Allah Almighty with these two names insha Allah the trouble /pain etc. will be removed.



Anas Bin Malik rAa said that the Prophet (Allah's Peace and Blessings be upon him) used to say in times of trouble: “Ya Hayyu ya Qayyoom bi rahmatika astagheeth”.


(Al-Tirmidhee fi Jaami’ihi)

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OmAbdullah
09-05-2016, 10:16 PM
Al-Waajid (The Finder),Al-Maajid (The Glorious)
Al-Waajid
This beautiful name of Allah has many meanings. One of them is the One Who finds. It doesn’t mean that Allah had lost something and then finds it, no may Allah protect us from such belief. We can explain it in the light of the Holy Quraan that Allah found someone astray and guided him. Allah found someone calling HIM for help and HE helped him. Allah found someone poor and made him rich. Allah found someone in trouble and relieved him and so on. So Al-Waajid is the One Who finds you in difficulties and helps you. The proof of this meaning from the Holy Quraan is in surah Al-Duhaa (Ad-Duhaa) verses 6,7,8:

6. Did He not find you (O Muhammad (Peace be upon him)) an orphan and gave you a refuge?

7. And He found you unaware (of the Quran, its legal laws, and Prophethood, etc.) and guided you?


8. And He found you poor, and made you rich (self-sufficient with self-contentment, etc.)?

Thus the words “wajadaka” and“yajidka” are related to “Al-Waajid.”
Again some scholars said that Al-Waajid is the One Who is Al-Ghanee (Rich, Independent).
Allah said in surah Al-Talaaq (At-Talaaq) verse 6, its English translation is:

6. Let them (divorced women) live (in iddat) where ye live according to your wealth, and harm them not so as to oppress them. And if they are with child, then spend for them till they bring forth their burden. Then, if they suckle (the child) for you, give them their due payment and consult together according to what is just and reasonable. but if ye make difficulties for one another, then let some other woman suckle (the child) for him (on the father’s behalf).


Herein the verse 6 of Surah At-Talaaq, the word ‘Wujdikum” (which means your wealth) is related to wajada-------Al-Waajid,.

Also Al-Waajid means Al-Aleem, (TheAll-Knowing).

Imam Qartabee says that Al-Waajid means that Allah is present, HE is Existing and HIS existence is Absolute. So no denial in HIS existence is possible.
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OmAbdullah
09-08-2016, 01:22 PM

Al-Maajid (The Glorious One)


I couldn’t find details of this Attribute of Allah in the books and on you tube. The only things that I found are:

This Attribute Al-Maajid is related to Al-Majeed (The Glorious, the Majestic One), and it is derived from the same root-word “majd” which means to glorify, to exalt, Glory, Honor, Distinction, Beneficent etc. (dictionary meanings). Then Al-Maajid means the Glorified One, the Majestic One ---.


The name Al-Majeed is already explained. Allah’s names Ghaafir, Al-Ghafoor and Al-Ghaffaar have similar meaning and that is "The Forgiving One”. Their difference is known to Allah only. Similarly, Al-Maajid and Al-Majeed seem to be derived from the same root word but their difference is known only to Allah. May Allah forgive us all because our knowledge about Allah’s Attributes is very limited. For details you can read the Attribute Al-Majeed in this thread.



























































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OmAbdullah
09-08-2016, 01:56 PM
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم


I am very sad to write that I have been facing great difficulty in posting the beautiful names of Allah in this thread. I type the names in Microsoft Word and then paste it in this textbox. Until that it is fine. But when I post it, many words get jumbled together (the spaces between words get removed). I have to edit the post again and again, manually placing spaces. This is tiring and stressful for me. It is really a torturing thing from the forum. I had requested the forum workers to solve this problem in the helpdesk but in vain!!! I am sad that no one responded to my helpdesk post to fix the problem.


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OmAbdullah
09-15-2016, 05:55 PM
Al-Waahid (The One), Al-Ahad (The One Only, The Unique One)



Al-Waahid



This Attribute means the One. The Arabic word waahid is used for “1”. But after “1” is the long series of numbers that is 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and so on. Allah is the One God, Creator, Lord and Sustainer, is One Being not composed of many components. The Attribute Al-Waahid is followed by the Attribute Al-Ahad which means the One Only, the Unique One. So the number “1” cannot proceed ahead to other numbers. For e.g. if there is one pen then other pens similar to this pen also exist. But saying that Allah is the Waahid and the Ahad means that nothing and no one is like unto Allah so that Allah is the Only One and the Unique One.


The Attribute Al-Waahid came many times in the verses of the Holy Quraan, the translation of some of them is given below.


Surah Al-Zumar (Az-Zumar) verse 4:


4. Had Allah willed to take a son (or offspring or children), He could have chosen whom He pleased out of those whom He created. But glory is to Him! (He is above such things). He is Allah, the One, the Irresistible.



In this verse 4 of the surah Az-Zumar Allah informed us that Allah is the Lord of Glory, is very High above the quality of taking or having a son. Here Allah used the Attribute “Al-Qahhaar (The Irresistible)” after Al-Waahid. Al-Qahhaar is the Attribute from which every one of us must get frightened!!! Therefore, all of us must abstain from making someone to be HIS son. Astaghfirulah!!!


Surah Al-Baqarah verse 163 (Only translation):


(2:163) Your God is One God, there is no god but He; the Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate.



Here after “Ilaahun-W-Waahid” Allah repeated the words “There is no God but HE”.


Surah Yoosuf 39:


(12:39) Fellow-prisoners! Is it better that there be diverse lords, or just Allah, the One, the Irresistible?



This verse 12;39 tells us about the preaching of Yoosuf alaihi salaam to some prisoners while He was imprisoned by Zulekhaa because she failed to lead Him astray!! The Prophet Yoosuf (Allah's Peace and Blessings be upon him) invited His fellow prisoners to Tawheed (the Absolute Oneness of God Allah.). Here also Al-Waahid is followed by the Al-Qahhaar (the Irresistible).


Surah Saad, verse 65:


(38:65) Tell them, (O Prophet):
56 “I am nothing but a warner.57 There is no deity but Allah, the One, the Supreme,


Another translation of the verse 65 of the Surah Saad is:


65. Say (O Muhammad SAW): "I am only a warner and there is no Ilah (God) except Allah (none has the right to be worshipped but Allah) the One, the Irresistible,


We see repeatedly that the attribute “Al-Waahid” is followed by Al-Qahhaar (The irresistible). So we must note the emphasis on the Tawheed of Allah. Allah is ONE in HIS Person, ONE in HIS Attributes and ONE in HIS FUNCTIONS. There is no place for associating any partner with Allah. Associating any partner with Allah is called shirk (polytheism). Shirk is a horrible sin for which there is no forgiveness in the Here-After!!!


Allah said in the following verses (here is the translation only):


Surah Al-Nisaa (An-Nisaa) verse 171:


(4:171) O People of the Book! Do not exceed the limits in your religion, and attribute to Allah nothing except the truth. The Messiah, Jesus, son of Mary, was only a Messenger of Allah, and His command that He conveyed unto Mary, and a spirit from Him. So believe in Allah and in His Messengers,
and do not say: (Allah is a) trinity. Give up this assertion; it would be better for you. Allah is indeed just one God. Far is it from His glory that He should have a son. To Him belongs all that is in the heavens and in the earth. Allah is sufficient for a guardian.


Surah Al-Ma’idah 73:



(5:73)
Those who said: 'Allah is one of the Three', certainly they disbelieved, for there is no god save the One God. And if they do not give up this claim, all who have disbelieved among them shall be subjected to painful chastisement.



People of the Book means Christians and Jews. We all must believe in the Al-Waahid, Al-Ahad attributes i.e. Tawheed of Allah with our hearts /minds, testify with our tongues and prove it with our actions


Al-Ahad



For the explanation of this Attribute, I am pasting the commentary of Ahad in the surah Ikhlaas from the Tafheemul-Quraan (tafheem.net).


3. The scholars have explained the sentence Huwa-Allahu Ahad syntactically, but in our opinion its explanation which perfectly corresponds to the context is that Huwa is the subject and Allahu its predicate, and Ahad-un its second predicate. According to this parsing the sentence means: He (about Whom you are questioning me) is Allah, is One and only one. Another meaning can also be, and according to language rules it is not wrong either: He is Allah, the One.


Here, the first thing to be understood is the unusual use of ahad in this sentence. Usually this word is either used in the possessive case as yaum ul-ahad (first day of the week), or to indicate total negative as Ma jaa a-ni ahad-un (No one has come to me), or in common questions like Hal indaka ahadun (Is there anyone with you), or in conditional clauses like Injaa-ka ahad-un (If someone comes to you), or in counting as ahad, ithnan, ahad ashar (one, two, eleven). Apart from these uses, there is no precedent in the pre-Quranic Arabic that the mere word ahad might have been used as an adjective for a person or thing. After the revelation of the Quran this word has been used only for the Being of Allah, and for no one else. This extraordinary use by itself shows that being single, unique and matchless is a fundamental attribute of Allah; no one else in the world is qualified with this quality: He is One, He has no equal.


Then, keeping in view the questions that the polytheists and the followers of earlier scriptures asked the Prophet (peace be upon him) about his Lord, let us see how they were answered with ahad-un after Huwa-Allah.


First, it means: He alone is the Sustainer: no one else has any share or part in providence and since He alone can be the Ilah (Deity) Who is Master and Sustainer, therefore, no one else is His associate in Divinity either.


Secondly, it also means He alone is the Creator of the universe: no one else is His associate in this work of creation. He alone is the Master of the universe, the Disposer and Administrator of its system, the Sustainer of His creatures, Helper and Rescuer in times of hardship; no one else has any share or part whatever in the works of Godhead, which as you yourselves acknowledge, are works of Allah.


Thirdly, since they had also asked the questions: Of what is your Lord made? What is His ancestry? What is his sex? From whom has He inherited the world and who will inherit it after Him? All these questions have been answered with one word ahad for Allah. It means:


(1) He alone has been, and will be, God forever; neither was there a God before Him, nor will there be any after Him.


(2) There is no race of gods to which He may belong as a member: He is God, One and Single, and none is homogeneous with Him.


(3) His being is not merely One (waahid) but Ahad, in which there is no tinge of plurality in any way:


He is not a compound being, which may be analyzable or divisible, which may have a form and shape, which may be residing somewhere, or may contain or include something, which may have a color, which may have some limbs, which may have a direction, and which may be variable or changeable in any way. Free from every kind of plurality He alone is a Being who is Ahad in every aspect. (Here, one should fully understand that the word waahid is used in Arabic just like the word one in English. A collection consisting of great pluralities is collectively called waahid or one, as one man, one nation, one country, one world, even one universe, and every separate part of a collection is also called one. But the word Ahad is not used for anyone except Allah. That is why wherever in the Quran the word waahid has been used for Allah, He has been called Ilah waahid (one Deity), or AllahulWahid- al-Qahhar (One Allah Who is Omnipotent), and nowhere just wahid, for this word is also used for the things which contain pluralities of different kinds in their being. On the contrary, for Allah and only for Allah the word Ahad has been used absolutely, for He alone is the Being Who exists without any plurality in any way, Whose Oneness is perfect in every way.
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OmAbdullah
09-23-2016, 09:14 PM
Al-Samad pronounced as As-Samad (The Absolute Master and Refuge for all, The Self-Sufficient)



The Following explanation of Al-Samad (As-Samad) is from the commentary of surah Al-Ikhlaas in Tafheemul-Quraan. The translation of surah Al-Ikhlaas:

بِسۡمِ اللهِ الرَّحۡمٰنِ الرَّحِيۡمِ

قُلۡ هُوَ اللّٰهُ اَحَدٌ​ ۚ

اَللّٰهُ الصَّمَدُ​َ

لَمۡ يَلِدۡ ۙ وَلَمۡ يُوۡلَدۡ ۙ‏ 

وَلَمۡ يَكُنۡ لَّهٗ كُفُوًا اَحَدٌ‏



Translation



(112:1) Say:
1 “He is Allah,2 the One and Unique;3


(112:2) Allah, Who is in need of none and of Whom all are in need;
4


(112:3) He neither begot any nor was He begotten,
5


(112:4) and none is comparable to Him.”
6


Explanation of the Attribute "As-Samad" from Tafheemul-Quraan:




4. The word used in the original is samad of which the root is smd. A look at the derivatives in Arabic from this root will show how comprehensive and vast this word is in meaning. (Lexical discussion of the meanings of the derivatives is omitted).


On the basis of these lexical meanings the explanations of the word as-Samad in the verse Allah-us-Samad, which have been reported from the companions, their immediate successors and the later scholars are given below:


Ali, Ikrimah and Kab Ahbar: Samad is he who has no superior.

Abdullah bin Masud, Abdullah bin Abbas and Abu Wail Shaqiq bin Salamah: The chieftain whose chieftaincy is perfect and of the most extraordinary kind.

Another view of Ibn Abbas: Samad is he to whom the people turn when afflicted with a calamity. Still another view of his: The chieftain who in his chieftaincy, in his nobility and glory, in his clemency and forbearance, in his knowledge and wisdom is perfect.

Abu Hurairah: He who is independent of all and all others are dependent upon him.

Other views of Ikrimah: He from whom nothing ever has come out, nor normally comes out, who neither eats nor drinks. Views containing the same meaning have been related from Shabi and Muhammad bin Kab al-Kurazi also.

Suddi: The one to whom the people turn for obtaining the things they need and for help in hardships.

Saeed bin Jubair: He who is perfect in all his attributes and works.

Rabi bin Jubair: He who is immune from every calamity.

Muqatil bin Hayyan: He who is faultless.

Ibn Kaysan: He who is exclusive in His attributes.

Hasan Basri and Qatadah: He who is ever-living and immortal. Similar views have been related from Mujahid, Mamar and Murrat alHamadani also.

Murrat al-Hamadani’s another view is: He who decides whatever He wills and does whatever He wills, without there being anyone to revise his judgment and decision.

Ibrahim Nakhai: He to whom the people turn for fulfillment of their desires.

Abu Bakr al-Anbari: There is no difference of opinion among the lexicographers that samad is the chief who has no superior and to whom the people turn for fulfillment of their desires and needs and in connection with other affairs. Similar to this is the view of Az-Zajjaj, who says Samad is He in whom leadership has been perfected, and to whom one turns for fulfillment of his needs and desires.


Now, let us consider why Allahu-Ahad has been said in the first sentence and why Allah-us-Samad in this sentence. About the word ahad we have explained above that it is exclusively used for Allah, and for none else. That is why it has been used as ahad, in the indefinite sense. But since the word samad is used for creatures also, Allah-us-Samad has been said instead of Allah Samad, which signifies that real and true Samad is Allah alone. If a creature is samad in one sense, it may not be samad in some other sense, for it is mortal, not immortal; it is analyzable and divisible, is compound, its parts can scatter away any time; some creatures are dependent upon it, and upon others it is dependent; its chieftaincy is relative and not absolute; it is superior to certain things and certain other things are superior to it; it can fulfill some desires of some creatures but it is not in the power of any creature to fulfill all the desires of all the creatures, On the contrary, Allah is perfect in His attributes of Samad in every respect; the whole world is dependent upon Him in its needs, but He is not dependent upon anyone; everything in the world turns to Him, consciously or unconsciously, for its survival and for fulfillment of the needs of everyone; He is Immortal and Ever-living; He sustains others and is not sustained by anyone; He is Single and Unique, not compound so as to be analyzable and divisible; His sovereignty prevails over entire universe and He is Supreme in every sense. Therefore, He is not only Samad but As-Samad, i.e. the Only and One Being Who is wholly and perfectly qualified with the attribute of samad in the true sense.
Then, since He is As-Samad, it is necessary that He should be Unique, One and Only, for such a being can only be One, which is not dependent upon anyone and upon whom everyone else is dependent; two or more beings cannot be self-sufficient and fulfillers of the needs of all. Furthermore, His being As-samad also requires that He alone should be the Deity, none else, for no sensible person would worship and serve the one who had no power and authority to fulfill the needs of others.
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OmAbdullah
10-04-2016, 09:31 PM
Al-Qadeer, Al- Qaadir, Al-Muqtadir



The dictionary meaning of all of them is the All-Powerful. Al-Muqtadir also means the Creator of all power. The other meanings are the Omnipotent, the Sovereign, the Able and the Capable to do everything. All of these three names came in the Holy Quraan, the most frequently coming is Al-Qadeer, then Al-Qaadir and then is the Al-Muqtadir. Some of the verses mentioning these names are the following;

(Only their English translation is given):


Al-Baqarah 284;


(2:284) All that is in the heavens
and the earth belongs to Allah. Whether you disclose whatever is in your hearts or conceal it, Allah will call you to account for it, and will then forgive whomsoever He wills, and will chastise whomsoever He wills. Allah has power over everything.


Faatir 44;


(35:44) Have they not journeyed in the earth to behold the end of those who went before them though they were stronger than them in might? Nothing in the heavens nor on earth can frustrate Him in the least. He is All-Knowing, All-Powerful.



Al-An’aam 65;


(6:65) Say: "It is He Who has the power to send forth chastisement upon you from above you, or from beneath your feet, or split you into hostile groups and make some of you taste each others' violence. Behold, how We set forth Our signs in diverse forms, so that maybe they will understand the Truth".



Exp. note 42:


42. God's punishment can strike in an instant. This is the warning to those who, supposing such punishment to he remote, were growing bolder in their hostility towards the Truth. They could be destroyed in a moment by a hurricane. Just a few earthquake trernors could raze villages and cities to the ground. Likewise, a few spark, of hostility could ultimately wreak such havoc among tribes. nations and countries that bloodshed and lawlessness plague them for years on end. Hence if they are spared punishments for a while that should not drug them to heedlessness and lead them to live in total disregard of distinctions between right and wrong. They should rather he grateful that God had given thern respite and by means of a number of signs He was making it possible for thern to recognize the Truth and foliow it.

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Al-Kahf 45;


45.And put forward to them the example of the life of this world, it is like the water (rain) which We send down from the sky, and the vegetation of the earth mingles with it, and becomes fresh and green. But (later) it becomes dry and broken pieces, which the winds scatter. And Allah is Able to do everything.



All of these names prove the Attribute of the power of Allah. Allah is the Absolute Owner of all Power. The presence of the universe and its management are all due to the Power of Allah.

It is the Creative Power of Allah that HE created Adam alaihi salaam from mud and then created Hawa (eve) alaiha salaam from the left rib of Adam alaihi salaam. Then Allah Almighty continued the creation of all mankind by the union of male and female cells. And also Allah the Greatest created Eisa (Jesus) alaihi salaam from a single parent and that was his mother Maryam (Mary) alaiha salaam!
Then Allah has the Power to give us all a new life at the time of Resurrection and pass judgment on all of us.


According to the saying of the Prophet (Allah's Peace and Blessings be upon him), Allah, the All-Powerful, had prepared Hell long before the creation of man. So the angels used to weep a lot due to fear that if they made a mistake, they would be punished in Hell. But after the creation of man, the angels understood the purpose of Hell (that it was made to punish mankind and jinn) and they stopped weeping. Allah’s Power is such that Allah when decrees a matter, just says to it “kun” which means “be” and it happens right then and there!!!


According to a Hadeeth shareef narrated by Aanas rAa, the Prophet Muhammad (Allah's Peace and Blessings be upon him) said that the hearts of all mankind are between two fingers from the fingers of Allah and Allah turns them (the hearts of mankind) as HE wills. Therefore the Prophet (Allah's Peace and Blessings be upon him) used very frequently to make du’aa, “Ya Muqallib-al-quloob, thabbit qalbee ala Deenik”.
( Al-Tirmidhee and Ibn. Maajah),


This du’aa means, “O the Turner of hearts, keep my heart strong on your Deen (Islam)”. Thus according to this Hadeeth Shareef, Allah Almighty will guide a heart or let it go astray as HE wills but the Will of Allah depends upon Allah’s vast knowledge and wisdom. Therefore, we must also make the same du’aa.

Also this is due to the Power of Allah that no one can encompass some thing from the Knowledge of Allah. If Allah wills, HE gives knowledge to whomever HE wills.

Allah created the heavens and the earth in six days and didn’t become tired!!! No one can humble Allah while everyone is in the control of Allah. None of the numerous eyes can see Allah while Allah can see each eye and each look along with the intention of the servant behind his looks. Anything that Allah wants shall happen and what Allah doesn’t want shall not happen.

Our destiny is also due to the Power of Allah. We must believe in destiny that the good and evil thereof is from Allah. If a person believes in Allah but does not believe in destiny then his faith is not perfect (he is like unbeliever). Belief in Destiny is one of the articles of the Faith of Islam.

Allah the Almighty said:

Surah Al-Qamar 49 (English translation):

49. Verily, We have created all things with Qadar (Divine Preordainments of all things before their creation, as written in the Book of Decrees Al-Lauh Al-Mahfuz).

Another translation of the same verse:

49. Indeed, all things We created with predestination.


3rd translation of the same verse:

49. Verily, all things have We created in proportion and measure.


Al-Ahzaab 38:


38. There is no blame on the Prophet (SAW) in that which Allah has obligated upon him. That has been Allah's Way with those who have passed away of (the Prophets of) old. And the Command of Allah is a decree determined.



Al-Furqaan 2:

2. He to whom belongs the Sovereignty of the heavens and the earth: He has chosen no son nor has He any partner in His Sovereignty. He created all things, and ordered them in due proportions.

We must fear Allah the All-Powerful because we have no way to escape Allah’s Justice and Allah’s Justice shall take people to Hell.
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OmAbdullah
10-14-2016, 03:36 PM
Al-Muqaddim (The Expediter), Al-Mu’akhkhir (The Delayer)

These two Attributes of Allah Subhaanahu wa Ta’ala came in some authentic ahadeeth of the Final Prophet Muhammad (Allah's Peace and Blessings be upon him).
Abu Musa Al-Ashari said that the Prophet (Allah's Peace and Blessings be upon him) used to make du’aa as:

Allahumm-aghfirlee khatee-atee wa jahlee, Wa israafee fee amree, wa ma anta a’lamu bihee minnee, Allahumm-aghfirlee jiddee wa hazlee, wa khat-ee wa amdee, wa kullu dhalika indee, Allahumm-aghfirlee ma qaddamtu wa ma akhkhartu, wa ma asrartu wa ma a’lantu, wa ma anta a’lamu bihee minnee, anta Al-Muqaddim wa anta Al-Mu-akhkhir, wa anta ala kulli shey-in Qadeer.
(Al-Bukhaari wa Muslim)

ورد في الحديث الصحيح، عن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم أنه كان يدعو بين التشهد والتسليم
ويقول: ((اللهم اغفر لي ما قدمت، وما أخرت وما أسررت، وما أعلنت، وما أسرفت، وما أنت أعلم به مني. أنت المقدم وأنت المؤخر لا إله إلا أنت))

حدثنا علي بن عبد الله قال حدثنا سفيان قال حدثنا سليمان بن أبي مسلم عن طاوس سمع ابن عباس رضي الله عنهما قال كان النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم إذا قام من الليل يتهجد قال اللهم لك الحمد أنت قيم السموات والأرض ومن فيهن ولك الحمد لك ملك السموات والأرض ومن فيهن ولك الحمد أنت نور السموات والأرض ومن فيهن ولك الحمد أنت ملك السموات والأرض ولك الحمد أنت الحق ووعدك الحق ولقاؤك حق وقولك حق والجنة حق والنار حق والنبيون حق ومحمد صلى الله عليه وسلم حق والساعة حق اللهم لك أسلمت وبك آمنت وعليك توكلت وإليك أنبت وبك خاصمت وإليك حاكمت فاغفر لي ما قدمت وما أخرت وما أسررت وما أعلنت أنت المقدم وأنت المؤخر لا إله إلا أنت أو لا إله غيرك

These ahadeeth have very important du’aas. Therefore saying these du’aas in Arabic will be very good for you. You can find their translation on the net.

These two attributes of Allah come together and this is only the Power of Allah Almighty to expedite or delay whatever HE wills. And these are the proof of the Ability of Allah to establish HIS Commands with HIS Absolute Wisdom! Allah expedites some of the creation and delays others in their persons, their functions and in their qualities!!!

In the universe, some of the creations are made ahead of others in their strength, speed, usefulness etc. Causes and conditions are made former to the results, and all of these are done according to a fixed measure and proportion. Among human beings, concerning the Deen of Islam, the Prophets (Allah's Peace and Blessings be upon them) are made to be the foremost. Also some of them are made superior to others about which only Allah knows, we are ordered to abstain from making any difference among them. Also Allah made some of the Muslims higher than others in the rank of righteousness. Some of the Muslims have more knowledge, stronger Faith, better character and other good qualities. All such expediting or delaying is according to the Wisdom and Justice of Allah.

The Prophet (Allah's Peace and Blessings be upon him) used to pray to Allah for the forgiveness of all sins as He (Allah's Peace and Blessings be upon him) used to say: “Allahumm-aghfirlee (Ya Allah, may YOU forgive me) ma qaddamtu wa ma akhkhartu (the sins that I did before or later) wa ma asrartu wa ma a’lantu (and what I did in the open and that which I did in hidden)”. So we also must pray like the Prophet (Allah's Peace and Blessings be upon him) as He came to teach us by the Command of Allah. The Prophets alaihim salaam used to be very innocent although they were human beings and thus mistakes were possible from them. But the real sinners are we. So we need these du’aas much more. We must hope the Mercy of Allah and should never be hopeless but we must try to protect ourselves from making sins and we shouldn’t feel fearless of the Plans of Allah.


Allah said in surah Al-A’raaf verses 97---:

97. Did the people of the towns feel secure against the coming of Our wrath by night while they were asleep?

98. Or are the people of the townships then secure from the coming of Our wrath upon them in the daytime while they play?

99. Did they then feel secure against the plan of Allah?- but no one can feel secure from the Plan of Allah, except those (doomed) to ruin!

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OmAbdullah
10-22-2016, 12:48 PM
Al-Awwal, Al-Aakhir, Al-Zaahir (pronounced as Az-Zaahir), Al-Baatin



Al-Awwal (The First )
Al-Aakhir (The Last )
Al-Zaahir pronounced as Az-Zaahir (The Manifest One, The Evident )
Al-Baatin (The Hidden One)



All of these four names came together in one aayah and that is the verse 3 of surah Al-Hadeed. Its English translation is:


(57:3) He is the First and the Last, and the Manifest and the Hidden,
3 and He has knowledge of everything.

(Al-Hadeed 3)


Exp.note 3 of the surah Al-Hadeed on tafheem.net:

3. That is, when there was nothing, He was, and when there will be nothing, He will be. He is the most Manifest of all the manifests, for whatever manifests itself in the world, does so only by His attributes and His works and His light. And He is the Most Hidden of all the hidden, for not only do the senses fail to perceive Him but the intellect and thought and imagination also cannot attain to His essence and reality. The best commentary in this regard is a supplication of the Prophet (peace be upon him) which Imam Ahmad, Muslim, Tirmidhi, and Baihaqi have related on the authority of Abu Hurairah, and Hafiz Abu Yala Mosuli in his Musnad on the authority of Aishah rAa:
Antal Awwal, fa-laisa qablaka shaiin; wa Antal Akhir falaisa ba daka shaiin; wa Antal Zahir, fa-laisa fauqaka shai in; wa Antal Batin, fa laisa dunaka shaiin. You alone are the First; none is before You; You alone are the Last: none is after You; You alone are the Manifest; none is above You; You alone are the Hidden: none is more hidden than You.

Here, the question arises: How does this accord with the immortality and eternal life of the dwellers of Paradise and Hell mentioned in the Quran when Allah alone is the Last and Eternal? Its answer has been provided by the Quran itself: Everything is perishable except Allah Himself. (Surah Al-Qasas, Ayat 88). In other words no creature is immortal in its personal capacity; if a thing exists or continuous to exist, it does so because Allah keeps it so, and can exist only by His letting it exist; otherwise in its own capacity everything is perishable except Allah. Immortality in Heaven and Hell will not be bestowed upon somebody because he is immortal by himself, but because Allah will grant him eternal life. The same is true of the angels, they are not immortal by themselves. When Allah willed they came into existence, and will continue to exist only as long as He wills.

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Al-Qasas 88:


88. And do not invoke with Allah another deity. There is no deity except Him. Everything will be destroyed except His Face. His is the judgement, and to Him you will be returned.



Also Allah said in the surah Al-Rahmaan (Ar-Rahmaan) verse 26 and 27:


26. Every one upon the earth will perish,



27. And there will remain the Face of your Lord, Owner of Majesty and Honor.


In the comprehensive meaning of these names comes that The Rabb Tabaarak wa Ta’ala encompasses the whole creation and that encompassing is zammniyyah wa makaaniyyah i.e. space related and time related. So Allah was before everyone and everything and shall exist and remain after the end of everyone and everything. Allah has been present since ever and shall exist for ever. From the beginning to the end of the creation/ universe everything and everyone is in Allah’s control. That is the time related encompassing.


As for the space related encompassing Allah encompasses everything on its open side as well as its hidden aspects. So Allah is upon everything which is manifest and whatever is hidden Allah is more hidden than that. As the Prophet (Allah's Peace and Blessings be upon him) said: “ wa anta Al- Zaahir fa lesa fawqaka she-in wa anta Al-Baatin fa lesa doonaka she-in. So in HIS Appearance Allah is Higher than all, HIS Throne is above the seven heavens and Allah is above the Thrown. At the same time Allah is so much hidden that none of the eyes can see HIM. Although Allah is so much High but is wonderfully near everything and every creature. Allah said in surah Qaaf verse 16:
Surah Qaaf verse 16 (English translation):


16. And indeed We have created man, and We know what his own self whispers to him. And We are nearer to him than his jugular vein.


As Allah is Al-Baatin (The Hidden) and is so near to each and every one, no secret of mankind can remain hidden from HIM. HE (Allah) is extremely near every being with HIS Knowledge and Power and knows every state, internal and external of each creature and controls it in the way HE likes!!!

Now when the Scientific developments have happened, some of the scientists dealing with the DNA and genes of mankind were struck with wonder because they found inside the cell nucleus numerous commands for the formation of different types of body proteins!!! They were in a state of fear due to the GREATNESS of the Creator, Who has given such wise Commands to the DNA for great functions like the manufacture of proteins. They admitted and declared that a Great Wise Creator exists and that Evolution theory is false and is without any scientific bases!!!

When a person gets the knowledge of these four names, then he/she must become very humble in front of the Almighty God (Allah) and must pay thanks to HIM. He /she must worship only Allah and at difficult times must call only Allah. Also he/she must trust Allah because only Allah can fulfill our needs, can help us in our difficult times, and can remove trouble from us; and also because we are on our way to return to Allah and to appear in HIS Court.

These four names of Allah collectively help us to get acquainted about Allah and Allah’s worship. These are also enough to suppress and crush the waswasa (bad ideas from Satans). According to a Hadeeth in the Sunan Abi Da’wood, narrated by Abi Zumeel Samaak bin Al-Waleed; he asked about a bad waswasa in his heart. Ibn Abbaas rAa told him that if he found something in his heart/mind, he should say:

هو الأول و الآخر و الظاهر والباطن, وهو بكل شىئ عليم


Surah Al-Hadeed verse 3


Its meaning is:

3. He is the First and the Last, the Evident and the Hidden: and He has full knowledge of all things.

Thus Ibn Abbaas told the solution for waswasa. Waswasah is suppressed and crushed by reciting this verse, we must trust Allah and get rid of waswasah.

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Delete.
10-22-2016, 06:37 PM
A'salamu alaykum, sister. I appreciate how you included the Quran and/or Hadith that the Name was mentioned in. JazakAllahu khayr.
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OmAbdullah
10-25-2016, 01:02 PM
Originally Posted by ___
A'salamu alaykum, sister. I appreciate how you included the Quran and/or Hadith that the Name was mentioned in. JazakAllahu khayr.

Wa alaykum salaam wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh


I try my best but I feel that these are the attempts of a servant of Allah Azza' wa Jall. My attempts can never reach the perfect explanation of the Attributes of Allah. May Allah accept this weak attempt from me and make it of benefit for all mankind in general and for the Muslims in special, aameen ya Allah!!!
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OmAbdullah
10-25-2016, 01:55 PM

Al-Waalee (The Governer, The Defender)


Allah Azza’ wa Jal governs all affairs. A verse of the Holy Quraan will better explain it.
Surah Al-Ra’d (pronounced as Ar-Ra’d) verse 11

11.For each one are successive [angels] before and behind him who protect him by the decree of Allah . Indeed, Allah will not change the condition of a people until they change what is in themselves. And when Allah intends for a people ill, there is no repelling it. And there is not for them besides Him any defender.


Another translation of the same is:


(13:11) There are guardians over everyone, both before him and behind him, who guard him by Allah's command.
18 Verily Allah does not change a people's condition unless they change their inner selves. And when Allah decides to make a people suffer punishment, no one can avert it. Nor can any be of help to such a people against Allah.19


Exp. note 18 and 19:


18. That is, Allah not only directly watches over whatever each person does, and is fully aware of everything he does, but He has also appointed such guardians as accompany him everywhere and keep a full record of all his deeds. This has been stated here to warn those people who live their lives under the delusion that they have been left absolutely free to do whatever they like and shall not be required to render an account of what they did in this worldly life. The warning is that such people invite their own retribution.


19. This is to warn them further that they should not remain under any delusion that some holy person or saint or angel has the power to rescue them from divine retribution, for there is none who could defend them against Allah, even though they might have been paying homage and making offerings to their so called patrons and protectors in the hope that they would rescue them from punishment from Allah on the Day of Judgment.
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Also Allah Almighty said in the same surah in verse 8:


(13:8) Allah knows what every female bears; and what the wombs fall short of (in gestation), and what they may add.
17 With Him everything is in a fixed measure.


Exp note 17:


17. When amplified the verse will mean: Allah remains fully aware of all the developments that take place in the child while in its mother’s womb and He watches over the decrease or increase in each of its limbs, and its potentialities, capabilities and powers.
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Thus Allah governs all affairs of everyone and everything in the Universe. We have got very little understanding of the Attributes of Allah. But Know: that Allah is very Great.


The Names Al-Waliyy and Al-Waalee are derived from the same root word waw, laam and ya. Therefore the sholars mix up the meaning and explanation of the two names “Al-Walee and Al-Waalee”. These are also written as Al-Wali and Al-Waali but I think “ee” in the end of both of these names is more correct.
The dictionary meanings of the two names are also somewhat similar, as you can see here:


Waal (Al-Waali) = Ruler, Governer.

Waali = Naasir = to support, back up, stand by.

Wali ala = to manage, rule.

Wali = guardian, caretaker.

Wali = Naseer = Patron, supporter, protector, defender.


So you can read the name Al-Waliyy (post 62 on page 4) of this thread. Regarding the support of Allah to Allah’s friends (Awliya-Allah), you can read the verses 30----32 of the surah Fussilat (Ha-Meem) given here along with their explanation from tafheem.net


30. In the case of those who say, "Our Lord is Allah", and, further, stand straight and steadfast, the angels descend on them (from time to time): "Fear ye not!" (they suggest), "Nor grieve! but receive the Glad Tidings of the Garden (of Bliss), the which ye were promised!

31. "We are your protectors in this life and in the Hereafter: therein shall ye have all that your souls shall desire; therein shall ye have all that ye ask for!-

32. "A hospitable gift from the One Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful!"

Another translation of the same 3 verses is:

(41:30) Those32 who say “Allah is our Lord” and then remain steadfast,33 upon them descend angels34 (and say): “Do not fear nor grieve,35 and receive good tidings of Paradise which you were promised.


Exp.Notes 32---35:


32. After warning the disbelievers of the consequences of their opposition to the truth and their stubbornness, the address now turns to the believers and the Prophet (peace be upon him).


33. That is, they did not call Allah their Lord merely incidentally, nor were they involved in the error to regard Allah as their Lord and at the same time others as well as their lords, but they embraced the faith sincerely and stood by it steadfastly: neither adopted a creed contrary to it later nor mixed it up with a false creed, but they fulfilled the demands of the doctrine of Tauhid in their practical lives as well.


“Then remain upright” has been explained by the Prophet (peace be upon him) and the eminent companions thus:


Anas has reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: Many people called Allah their Lord, but most of them became disbelievers. Firm and steadfast is he who remained firm on this creed till his death. (Ibn Jarir, Nasai, Ibn Abi Hatim).


Abu Bakr Siddiq has explained it thus: Then he did not associate another with Allah: did not attend to any other deity beside Him. (Ibn Jarir).


Umar once recited this verse on the pulpit and said: By God, the steadfast are those who remained firm on obedience to Allah: did not run about from place to place like foxes. (Ibn Jarir).


Uthman says: Performed his deeds sincerely for the sake of Allah only. (Kashsaf).

Ali says: Performed the duties enjoined by Allah faithfully and obediently. (Kashshaf).


34. It is not necessary that the coming down of the angels may be perceptible, and the believers may see them with the eyes, or hear their voices with the ears. Although Allah also sends the angels openly for whomever He wills, generally their coming down for the believers, especially in hard times when they are being persecuted by the enemies of the truth, takes place in imperceptible ways and their voices penetrate into the depths of the heart as peace and tranquility instead of just striking the ear-drums. Some commentators have regarded this coming down of the angels as restricted to the time of death or grave, or the Plain of Resurrection. But if the conditions in which these verses were sent down are kept in view, there remains no doubt that the real object of stating this thing here is to mention the coming down of the angels on those who struggle with their lives in this world in the cause of the truth, so that they are consoled and encouraged and they rest assured that they are not helpless but the angels of Allah are at their back. Although the angels also come to receive the believers at the time of death and they also welcome them in the grave (in the state of burzakh), and they will also accompany them constantly on the Day of Resurrection, from the time Resurrection takes place till their entry into Paradise, yet their company is not particularly restricted to the Hereafter but remains available in this world also. The context clearly shows that in the conflict between the truth and falsehood just as the worshipers of falsehood are accompanied by the devils and mischievous people, so are the believers accompanied by the angels. On the one hand, the companions of the worshipers of falsehood show their misdeeds seem fair to them and assure them that the tyrannical and dishonest acts that they are committing are the very means of their success and through them only will their leadership and dominance remain safe in the world. On the other hand, the angels come down to the worshipers of the truth and give them the message that is being mentioned in the following sentences.


35. These are very comprehensive words, which contain a new theme of consolation and peace for the believers, in every stage of life, from the world till the Hereafter. This counsel of the angels in this world means: No matter how strong and powerful be the forces of falsehood, you should not be afraid of them, and whatever hardships and deprivations you may have to experience on account of your love of the truth, you should not grieve on account of them, for ahead there lie in store for you such things against which every blessing of the world is insignificant. When the angels say the same words at the time of death, they mean this: There is no cause of fear for you in the destination you are heading for, for Paradise awaits you there, and you have no cause of grief for those whom you are leaving behind in the world, for we are your guardians and companions here. When the angels will say these very words in the intermediary state between death and Resurrection and in the Plain of Resurrection, they will mean: Here, there is nothing but peace for you. Do not grieve for the hardships you had to suffer in the world, and do not fear what you are going to face in the Hereafter, for we are giving you the good news of Paradise, which used to be promised to you in the world.



(41:31) We are your companions in this world and in the Hereafter. There you shall have all that you desire and all what you will ask for.



(41:32) This is by way of hospitality from Him Who is Most Forgiving, Most Merciful.”



These last verses are already explained in the above exp. notes.
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gazzalii
10-26-2016, 02:29 PM
Alhamdolillah
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OmAbdullah
11-01-2016, 08:20 PM
(Al-Muta’aalee (The most High)



This name comes from the word uluw which means very high. The dictionary meanings of this word “Uluw” include highness, loftiness and supreme. Another Attribute of the same meaning is Al-Aliyy which is present in this thread (page 3, post # 41). It should be read for more information. Al-Muta’al is the more exaggerated form of Highness. Allah Azza wa Jall said in the surah Al-Ra’d (Ar-Ra’d) verse 9 (here only the English translation is given):


9. He is the Knower of the Invisible and the Visible, the Great, the High Exalted.



A hadeeth of the Prophet Muhammad (Allah's Peace and Blessings be upon him) says:


“Anta Al-Zaahir falesa fawqaka she’ ( YOU are the Manifest, the Most High so there is nothing above YOU. Wa anta Al-Baatin falesa doonaka she’ (and YOU are the Most Hidden so there is nothing beyond YOU)”.

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“There is nothing above YOU” literally means like physically there is none above YOU. But it also means that Allah is much much High than our capacity to understand Allah’s Highness!!! Therefore, we, Muslims, use the names Allah Azza wa Jall, Allah Subhaanahu wa Ta’ala and Allah Ta’ala.


Azza
is from Azeez and it means the Owner of Dignity and Might.

Jall
means the One Who has all the Awe-Inspiring Attributes.

Subhaanahu
means HE has no fault or defect. And Ta’ala means the Most High, the Exalted.


So Allah is the Al-Kabeerul Muta’al i.e. very High beyond our capacity to understand. Here the important point is that we must be careful from thinking of any shape or form or place for Allah Almighty. Allah Ta’ala and HIS Throne are beyond our understanding. We should not imagine Allah Azza wa Jall to be sitting on HIS Throne (We seek the refuge of Allah from such imaginations). Although Allah has the Throne but only Allah knows best about HIMSELF and HIS Throne. So we can say that Allah Ta’ala is very High and the Most High, in whichever way Allah Ta’ala has made it befitting for HIMSELF.


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OmAbdullah
11-03-2016, 06:52 PM
Al-Barr (The Doer of Virtue and The Source of Piety)



This Attribute of Allah came in the verse 28 of Al-Toor (At-Tur). Its English translation is:



28. "Verily, We used to invoke Him (Alone and none else) before. Verily, He is Al-Barr (the Most Subtle, Kind, Courteous, and Generous), the Most Merciful."




This will be the saying of the people in Paradise. To understand the above verse you should read the verses from 17 to 27 before it.


The Name Al-Barr has very vast meaning which indicate the Excellent virtues of Allah Azza wa Jall to us, the servants. So Allah Ta’ala bestows a lot of blessings on the servants. Allah is the Mawla of blessings, providing vastly forever even without the asking of the servants. There is no limit of the Kindness and generosity of Allah Azza wa Jall.



Allah’s virtues to HIS servants are of two types:

1. General, 2. Special.


1.
General Virtues:


These are for all of the mankind in common. Allah Azza wa Jall said in surah Al-Israa (surah Bani-Israa-eel) verse 70:


70. We have honoured the children of Adam; provided them with transport on land and sea; given them for sustenance things good and pure; and conferred on them special favours, above a great part of our creation.


Another translation of the same verse along with its explanation is given below:


(17:70) Indeed, We honoured the progeny of Adam, and bore them across land and sea and provided them with good things for their sustenance, and exalted them above many of Our creatures.
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Exp. note 85:


85. That is, it is an obvious fact that the superiority man enjoys over all other beings on the earth and all that is in it, has not been bestowed upon him by a jinn or an angel or a prophet. Most surely that is Allah’s blessing and favor. Is it not then the height of folly and ignorance that after having achieved such a high rank, man should bow down before any creature of Allah instead of Him?

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And this honor given to mankind is in the beauty of his/her shape, body, clean and pious moral sense, and his/her ability to see, hear and think. He/she stands and walks upright on his/her legs and feet and eats with hand while animals eat with their mouth and walk on four limbs.


Allah has given numerous blessing to all man-kind in the form of different kind of foods as vegetables, fruits, meats etc. There are other numerous blessings as Allah Azza wa Jall said:


Wa in ta-uddu naimat-Allahi laa tuhsooha (If you start to count the blessing of Allah, you will not be able to count them).



Allah gives guidance of HIS Deen Islam, and the ability to follow this Deen to whomever Allah wills and then gives success to the obedient servants here and in the Hereafter. So there are three places of the success of the obedient servants, those are:


1. Here in this world,

2. In the grave (Aalami-Barzakh),

3. In the Hereafter in Paradise.



Allah Azza wa Jall said in surah Al-Infitaar 13:

13. Verily, the Abrar (pious and righteous) will be in delight (Paradise);



So in the Hereafter Allah Azza wa Jall will give more reward for our good deeds. According to a hadeeth shareef, the reward of one good deed is ten times to 700 times, while for making a sin the punishment shall be equal to the sinful deed.


This is also due to the Al-Barr Attribute of Allah Azza wa Jall that Allah forgives the sins of a sinner when he /she repents to Allah. Allah said in the verse 53 of surah Al-Zumar (Az-Zumar):


53. Say, "O My servants who have transgressed against themselves [by sinning], do not despair of the mercy of Allah . Indeed, Allah forgives all sins. Indeed, it is He who is the Forgiving, the Merciful."


Like the verse (mentioned above) there are many ahadeeth shareef which encourage us on repentance. (This is because Allah wants people get saved from the Hell-Fire. But in case a sinner becomes proud and insists on making sins, particularly the sin of polytheism, then Allah’s punishments are also unique and everlasting. So we must stay humble in front of our Kind Lord Allah Azza wa Jall).

There is a Hadeeth Shareef in Muslim from Anas Bin Maalik rAa. He says:

The Messenger of Allah said: “When a servant of Allah repents to Allah from his sins the Pleasure of Allah on his repentance is more than the one of you who was riding his camel in a desert when his camel disappeared (lost) from him. His food and drink (water) was on the camel. He couldn’t find it and became hopeless. Then he came to a tree and lay down in its shade hopeless from his camel. Meanwhile he saw his camel standing near him ----. The pleasure that he experienced, Allah’s Pleasure on the repentance of someone of you is more than his pleasure.”

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We must also know that Allah Al-Barr wants us to do birr (good, kindness, virtues) to others. So our hearts will be made closer to Allah as much as we do good deeds. Allah loves virtuous deeds. The following verse gives a summary of the virtuous deeds that we are ordered to do.


Surah Al-Baqarah verse 177:


(2:177) Righteousness does not consist in turning your faces towards the east or towards the west;
175 true righteousness consists in believing in Allah and the Last Day, the angels, the Book and the Prophets, and in giving away one’s wealth in love of Him to one’s kinsmen, the orphans, the poor and the wayfarer, and to those who ask for help, and in freeing the necks of slaves, and in establishing Prayer and dispensing the Zakah. True righteousness is attained by those who are faithful to their promise once they have made it and by those who remain steadfast in adversity and affliction and at the time of battle (between Truth and falsehood). Such are the truthful ones; such are the God-fearing.



Exp. note 175:


175. Turning one's face towards the east or the west is mentioned here only by way of illustration. The actual purpose of the verse is to emphasize that the observance of certain outward religious rites, the performance of certain formal religious acts out of conformism, and the manifestation of certain familiar forms of piety do not constitute that essential righteousness which alone carries weight with God and earns His recognition and approval.

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OmAbdullah
11-12-2016, 08:15 PM
Al-Tawwaab Pronounced as At-Tawwaab



It means The Oft-Returning, The Guide to repentance, and the Accepter of repentance. The word is related to the word “tawbah” which means repentance. When a person repents to Allah, he (the person) seeks Allah’s forgiveness and turns back from his sins to the obedience of Allah. Allah is At-Tawwaab in the sense that Allah will turn with Mercy to the sinner servant and will make him (guide him to) do tawbah from his sins. The following verse points to this meaning of the Attribute:


Surah Al-Tawbah (At-Tawbah) verse 118 (English translation only);


[9:118] And He also relented towards the three whose cases had been deferred.
118 When the earth, for all its spaciousness, became constrained to them, and their own beings became a burden to them, and they realized that there was no refuge for them from Allah except in Him; He relented towards them that they may turn back to Him. Surely, it is Allah Who is Much Forgiving, Ever Merciful.119



(This verse of the surah Al-Tawbah was revealed concerning three of the true believers who stayed behind, without just cause, from going to the Battle of Tabuk. So Allah Azza wa Jall ordered the Prophet (Allah's Peace and Blessings be upon him) and His Companions rAa not to have any social relations with them. When they reached a state of utter despair, Allah Azza wa Jall revealed this verse and the companions ran to them in pleasure, saying congratulation to them because Allah Azza wa Jall had accepted their repentance. You can read their story in the exp. notes of this verse at tafheem.net)


When the servant seeks Allah’s Forgiveness by making tawbah then Allah turns to him with Mercy to forgive him.


This Attribute of Allah came in many verses of the Holy Quraan. For e.g. Allah said in the verse 37 of surah Al-Baqarah (its English translation is ):


37. Then learnt Adam from his Lord words of inspiration, and his Lord Turned towards him; for He is Oft-Returning, Most Merciful.



Another translation of the same verse is:


(2:37) Thereupon Adam learned from his Lord some words and repented
51 and his Lord accepted his repentance for He is Much-Relenting, Most Compassionate.52



Exp. notes 51---52:



51. This means that when Adam became conscious of his act of sin and wanted to return from his state of disobedience to that of obedience, and when he tried to seek remission for his sin from God, he was unable to find the words to use in his prayer to God. In His Mercy God taught him the words with which he could pray.


The word tawbah basically denotes 'to come back, to turn towards someone'. Tawbah, on the part of man, signifies that he has given up his attitude of disobedience and has returned to submission and obedience to God. The same word used in respect of God means that He has mercifully turned towards His repentant servant so that the latter has once more become an object of His compassionate attention.



52. The Qur'an refutes the doctrine that certain consequences necessarily follow from sins and that man must in all cases bear them. In fact this is one of the most misleading doctrines to have been invented by human imagination. If it were true it would mean that a sinner would never have the opportunity to have his repentance accepted. It is a mechanistic view of reward and punishment and thus prevents and discourages the sinner from trying to improve.


The Qur'an, on the contrary, tells man that reward for good actions and punishment for bad ones rests entirely with God. The reward that one receives for good acts is not the natural consequence of those acts; it is rather due to the grace and benevolence of God and it is entirely up to Him to reward one or not. Likewise, punishment for evil deeds is not a natural and unalterable consequence of man's acts. God has full authority to punish man for his sin as well as to pardon him.


God's grace and mercy, however, are interrelated with His wisdom. Since He is wise, He does not use His power arbitrarily. Hence, whenever God rewards a man for his good acts, He does so because the good was done with purity of intention and for the sake of pleasing God. And if God refuses to accept an act of apparent goodness, He does so because that act had merely the form or appearance of goodness, and was not motivated by the desire to please God.



In the same way God punishes man for those sins which he commits with rebellious boldness, and which whet his appetite for more rather than lead him to repentance. Similarly, in His mercy God pardons those sins which are followed by genuine repentance and readiness on the part of the sinner to reform himself. There is no need for the criminal to despair of God's grace and mercy, no matter how great a criminal he is. Nor is there any reason for even the most rabid disbeliever to despair, provided he recognizes his error, repents of his disobedience and is ready to replace his former disobedience with obedience.

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Allah Azza wa Jall said in surah Al-Shura (Ash-Shurah) verse 25 (its English translation is):


25. He is the One that accepts repentance from His Servants and forgives sins: and He knows all that ye do.


Thus when we repent to Allah and say astaghfaar Allah Azza wa Jall accepts our tawbah and astaghfaar.

About the Al-Tawwaab (At-Tawwaab) Attribute I am giving one hadeeth Shareef:


عن أنس بن مالك رضي الله عنه قال : سمعت رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم يقول : ( قال الله عزوجل : يا ابن آدم ، إنك ما دعوتني ورجوتني غفرت لك ما كان منك ولا أبالي ، يا ابن آدم ، لو بلغت ذنوبك عنان السماء ، ثم استغفرتني غفرت لك ، يا ابن آدم ، إنك لو أتيتني بقراب الأرض خطايا ، ثم لقيتني لا تشرك بي شيئا ، لأتيتك بقرابها مغفرة ) رواه الترمذي وقال : حديث حسن صحيح .


Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, "Allah, the Exalted, has said: 'O son of adam, I forgive you as long as you pray to Me and hope for My forgiveness, whatever sins you have committed. O son of 'Adam, I do not care if your sins reach the height of the heaven, then you ask for my forgiveness, I would forgive you. O son of 'Adam, if you come to Me with an earth load of sins, and meet Me associating nothing to Me, I would match it with an earth-load of forgiveness."'

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Due to this Attribute At-Tawwaab, Allah will forgive the sins of a servant when he repents to Allah and prays for Maghfirah (forgiveness) by saying Astaghfaar, or Astaghfirullah, or Astaghfirullahil-Azeem laa ilaaha illa huwa Al-Hayyul-Qayyoom wa atoobu ilaih.


We must say these words for repentance frequently because in every day there are special times when du’aa is accepted.

We must say these words at early morning when 2/3rd of the night has passed because at that time Allah Azza wa Jall comes to the worldly heaven to accept the du’aa and tawbah of those who request Allah at that time.



We must remember a few important points about tawbah. These are:


1. If a Muslim has hurt someone then his mere words of tawbah will not be accepted until he/she is forgiven by that someone.

2. If a Muslim has deprived someone of his right or has unlawfully taken the wealth or property of someone, his tawbah will not be accepted until he pays back someone’s right / wealth /property or when that someone forgives him.

3. If that someone whose backbiting was done has passed away, then the sinner must do some virtues /good deeds etc. and pray to Allah to send the reward to that person if he was a Muslim. He can return his wealth or property to his children.

4. The gate of tawbah remains open until a person has not seen the angel of death.

5. Also the gate of tawbah will close, in general, to all people after the sun rises from the west. If a person has not repented from his sins until that time (rising of the sun from the west) or if he/she remains unbeliever until that time, then his/ her tawbah or faith will not be accepted.

6. So we must always do tawbah and astaghfirullah and should never be hopeless of the mercy of Allah Azza wa Jall. We must always be careful about the feelings, honor, rights, and property of others. We must try to protect ourselves from gheebah and nameemah (i.e. backbiting etc.).


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OmAbdullah
11-19-2016, 08:53 PM

Al-Mun-im (The Giver of blessings), Al-Muntaqim (The Avenger)



Al-Mun-im:

Only Allah Azza wa Jall is the Giver of blessings. Allah Almighty said in the surah Al-Nahl (An-Nahl) verses 53 and 18

(English translation):
53. And whatever of blessings and good things you have, it is from Allah. Then, when harm touches you, unto Him you cry aloud for help.

18. And if you would count the graces of Allah, never could you be able to count them. Truly! Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.


We must always pray to Allah to protect us from the cessation of the blessings ( Zawaali-ni’mah). We cannot count the blessings of Allah so we must be very thankful to Allah for HIS Blessings.


According to a Hadeeth Shareef, narrated by Jaabir Bin Abdullah (radi-yallaho anhu) the Prophet (Allah's Peace and Blessings be upon him) visited him and he (Jaabir rAa) presented to Him fresh dates and cool water. The Prophet (Allah's Peace and Blessings be upon him) said “These are from those blessings about which you will be questioned”.

(Musnad Ahmad, Nisaa-ee, Ibn- Jareer and many others)


So it is clear from many ahaadeeth that it is not only the unbelievers who shall be questioned about the blessings but also Muslims. The difference is that if a Muslim had realized in this world that the blessings with him were from Allah azza wa Jall and if he tried to pay thanks to Allah with his heart, tongue and actions then he will succeed in the accounting otherwise he/she will fail!!!


Paying thanks by actions means that we must give a poor, needy and a way farer his right. The numerous blessings that every person is enjoying are of different types. Some are given to mankind directly like eyes to see with, ears to hear with, tongue to speak with, hands to work with and feet/legs to walk with. We must consider these blessings of Allah as Allah ‘s trust and we must use them according to Allah’s Will and Commands. For e.g. we shouldn’t use our eyes to look at immoral scenes, we shouldn’t listen to music, back biting etc. We should use our tongue only for saying proper words and for the praises and remembrance of Allah. We should use our legs and feet to go for doing lawful things and also for going to Masjid but not for going to a cinema. We must do good things with our hands like lawful work to earn our sustenance. But we shouldn’t use our hands for unjust actions.


Another type of blessings are given to us by our struggle. These blessings must be earned in the lawful way and also must be used and spent in the lawful way.


Al-Muntaqim:



The One Who takes revenge. Allah is the Avenger, the Lord of Retribution!!! Allah said in surah Aali-Imraan verses 3 and 4

(its English translation is):

3. He has sent down upon you, [O Muhammad], the Book in truth, confirming what was before it. And He revealed the Torah and the Gospel.

4. Then those who reject Faith in the Signs of Allah will suffer the severest penalty, and Allah is Exalted in Might, Lord of Retribution.

And Allah said in surah Al-Dukhaan (Ad-Dukhaan) verse 16 (Its English translation is):

16. The Day We will strike with the greatest assault, indeed, We will take retribution.

Although Allah Azza wa Jall is the Forgiving and Forbearing but the transgressive arrogant shouldn’t think that they can take advantage of these Attributes of Allah. They must also remember that Allah is the Lord of Retribution too. Usually, the oppressed Muslims become hasty and start wishing that Allah’s Punishment should catch the oppressors. But the Muslims note that they have to be extremely patient because it is up to Allah whether Allah Almighty punishes in this world or not and if yes then when will Allah catch the oppressors? All this authority lies with Allah and while wishing the punishment for others, we must pray for our own safety as Allah said in the surah al-Ma’idah verse 95:


(5:95) Believers! Do not kill game while you are in the state of pilgrim sanctity.
110 Whoever of you kills it willfully there shall be a recompense, the like of what he has killed in cattle - as shall be judged by two men of equity among you - to be brought to the Ka'bah as an offering, or as an expiation the feeding of the needy, or its equivalent in fasting111 in order that he may taste the grievousness of his deed. Allah has pardoned whatever has passed; but Allah will exact a penalty from him who repeats it. Allah is All-Mighty. He is fully capable of exacting penalties.


Exp. Note 110:


110. When a person is in the state of pilgrim sanctity (ihram) it is prohibited for him both to hunt and to assist in hunting animals. Indeed, even if an animal has been hunted for him by someone else he may not eat it. However, if someone hunts an animal for himself and makes a gift of it to such a person, there is no harm in his eating it. There is an exception to this injunction and that is with regard to harmful animals. Snakes, scorpions, mad dogs and other such animals which cause injury to man may be killed even by one in the state of ihram. (See Bukhari, 'Talaq', 24; 'Sayd', 2; Abu Da'ud, 'Manasik', 40, 41; Tirmidhi, 'Hajj', 27; 'Sayd', 26 - Ed.)

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So we must pray for ourselves and for others, for an oppressor we must pray to Allah to guide him on the right path. But we shouldn’t become hopeless of Allah’s Justice. The real place for Allah’s Justice is the Here-After. There Allah shall judge every oppressor and punish him while Allah shall reward the oppressed one as Allah said in the surah Ibraheem verse 42 :


42. And never think that Allah is unaware of what the wrongdoers do. He only delays them for a Day when eyes will stare [in horror].


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The translation of the above verse ( i.e surah Ibraheem verse 42) is very clear. Allah Azza wa Jall gives them more and more time to think, reflect and repent from his unjust actions. In case he/she is heedless then they shall suffer much more severe punishment. May Allah protect us. May Allah make us just and kind to people and make us from those who do tawbah (repent) to Allah again and again, aameen. May Allah make us the dwellers of Paradise, aameen. Truly, that shall be a great success.


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OmAbdullah
11-20-2016, 09:15 PM
Allah is the Lord of Retribution



It is important to give some examples of the Retribution of Allah Azza wa Jall for the explanation of this Attribute of Allah. This is true that the Here-After is the place for passing judgment and exacting Retribution. But it doesn’t mean that in this world the transgressors are left free to make corruption as much as they want. In the past many nations were killed when their transgression crossed the limits. The Holy Quraan is full of the stories of such arrogant, disobedient nations. Here are some examples of the past and present times.


The nation of Sabt:



For the nation of Musa alaihi salaam Saturday was a holyday like Jumah (Friday) is for us. They were ordered to worship Allah on that day and were especially prohibited from fishing. One tribe of that ummah would not stop from fishing on Saturday. So Allah Almighty changed them into apes!!! The verses 65 and 66 of the surah Al-Baqarah shortly mention the Retribution. Here is the English translation of Al-Baqarah 65—66:

65. And indeed you knew those amongst you who transgressed in the matter of the Sabbath (i.e. Saturday). We said to them: "Be you monkeys, despised and rejected."

66. And We made it an example to their own and to succeeding generations, and an admonition to the Allah-fearing.

For more detail you can see surah Al-A’raaf verses 163----166.



The homosexual nation of the prophet Lut (Loot) alaihi salaam:



The prophet Loot alaihi salaam was sent to preach to that nation. Finally they were killed by stony wrath. You can see the story of that nation in the surah Hood (Hud), surah Al-A’raaf, surah Ash-Shu’araa and others.


That stony wrath was for Retribution from the homosexuals of the past.

At the present time there are many homo-gays parties in many nations. Allah Azza wa jall said in the surah Hud (Hood) verse 82—83:

82. When Our Decree issued, We turned (the cities) upside down, and rained down on them brimstones hard as baked clay, spread, layer on layer,-

83. Marked with fire in the providence of thy Lord (for the destruction of the wicked). And they are never far from the wrong-doers.

So in the verse 83 there is a terrible warning to the homosexual/gays of the present time. This warning also came in the Hadeeth of the Final Prophet Muhammad (Allah's Peace and Blessings be upon him) as He informed us that stony wrath will come on the homosexuals. In another Hadeeth I read that the skulls of the homosexuals will be broken by iron-stones that will come from the stars. (Allah knows best).


The meteor shower of the present time is also a warning of the stony wrath. When Allah Almighty wants, HE will bring down the stones on the criminals. So all of the mankind must fear Allah, stop from the sins and seek the refuge of Allah from HIS Retribution!!! Everyone must know that the killing and destruction by Allah’s wrath in this world doesn’t mean the end. Rather it means the everlasting severe punishment for the criminals in the Here-After too.


Sinking of Qaaroon in the earth:



He was from the cousins /relatives of Musa alaihi salaam. He was very rich and didn’t pay the obligatory charity. He also used to give hard time to Musa alaihi salaam. So Allah caught him and made him sink alive into the earth.



In the present era
many incidents of sinking in the earth happened!!! In America one man sank in the earth along with his TV set. Even more sinking will happen according to Hadeeth Shareef and sinking at three places is from the Major signs of the Day of Resurrection.



Fir’on (Pharaoh) drowned in the sea/ocean along with his chiefs and army and their bodies are preserved in the Pyramids of Egypt
to warn the Pharaoh- like kings/ Rulers at all times to come!!!



Now the world is full of killing of the innocent people. There are extensive injustices. Suni Muslims are not only killed by bombing with different kind of bombs (including chlorine bombs and phosphorus bombs) but also by starving them to death. In the near past the Shia and Alawi militias had put siege on more than 85000 people in Madaaya Syria. Then the news said that there were 40000 people under siege. But now no news is coming about the starving people in Madaaya. So it means that all of them died with the torture of starvation.


The news said that 11000 Syrians were tortured in terrible ways (the photos of their cut limbs and burnt black parts of their bodies were shown in the prisons of Al-Asad regime)!!! That happened and passed, but now there are 350 thousand Syrians in Aleppo Syria under the siege of Asad government. They are starving to death. Every day people are bombed and killed in Syria, Yaman, Iraq, Palestine etc. by the Pharaohs of the present era. The terrible truth is that now on the earth of Allah there is no Muslim Force to fight for justice and to rescue the innocent oppressed people. This was actually the duty and responsibility of the Muslim Powers in the whole world to stop massacres for the sake of Allah!!! But Dajjaal has deceived all responsible Muslims. So there seems none to fight truly for rescuing the Muslims under siege as well as others in prisons and also to rescue those under bombardment in their houses!!!


We must do a lot of astaghfar and pray to Allah to protect us from Allah’s Anger which may come any time.



The Prophet Muhammad (Allah's Peace and Blessings be upon him) has informed us about the wraths of Khasaf (sinking in the earth), Masakh (changing into apes and pigs), Qadhaf (Killer wrath of stones) and many other signs that will appear like a neckless of beads breaks and then the beads fall down and cannot be controlled. So many wraths of Allah will come and no one will be able to control them!!!


May Allah protect us at this time when fitan (tribulations) have increased a lot and Allah’s Retribution /Wrath may come at any place/time/person!!!



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OmAbdullah
12-04-2016, 08:16 PM
Al-‘Afuww (The Forgiver)


Allah Azza wa Jall said in the Holy Quran (Only English translation is given here):

Surah Al-Hajj 60:

60. That (is so). And if one has retaliated to no greater extent than the injury he received, and is again set upon inordinately, Allah will help him: for Allah is One that blots out (sins) and forgives (again and again).


Surah Al-Nisaa (An-Nisaa) verse 43:


43. O you who believe! Approach not As-Salat (the prayer) when you are in a drunken state until you know (the meaning) of what you utter, nor when you are in a state of Janaba, (i.e. in a state of sexual impurity and have not yet taken a bath) except when travelling on the road (without enough water, or just passing through a mosque), till you wash your whole body. And if you are ill, or on a journey, or one of you comes from place of relieving himself, or you have been in contact with women (by sexual relations) and you find no water, perform Tayammum with clean earth and rub therewith your faces and hands (Tayammum). Truly, Allah is Ever Oft-Pardoning, Oft-Forgiving.


Surah Al-Nisaa (An-Nisaa) verse 99:

99. For these, there is hope that Allah will forgive: For Allah doth blot out (sins) and forgive again and again.

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To understand the meaning of the verse 99 of Surah An-Nisaa you should also read the meaning of the verses 97 and 98.

Surah Al-Mujaadilah verse 2:


2. Those among you who make their wives unlawful (Az-Zihar) to them by saying to them "You are like my mother's back." They cannot be their mothers. None can be their mothers except those who gave them birth. And verily, they utter an ill word and a lie. And verily, Allah is Oft-Pardoning, Oft-Forgiving.


The meaning of Al-'Afuww is that Allah Azza wa Jall has this quality due to which Allah Azza wa Jall not only forgives but also wipes out sins of people. An Example is given to understand the meaning. Suppose a criminal applied for forgiveness and he was forgiven by the court but his bad record existed with the result that he would face difficulties in finding job etc. Then he requested the court to make his record clean. The court accepted the request and omitted his crime so that even the traces of his bad record are erased. So the Attribute Al-Ghafoor forgives the sins but Al-‘Afuww even omits the sins. Al-Hamdulillah!!! In the above mentioned verses the two Attributes i.e. Al-Ghafoor and Al-‘Afuww are coming together. We must thank Allah Azza wa Jall for HIS great Mercy on us. But we must try to protect ourselves from sins and must do lots of Astaghfaar. A person shouldn’t commit sins with the hope that Allah will forgive him, remember that Allah knows our intentions. It may be that such a one may not get chance to say astaghfirullah and may suddenly pass away. So we all must fear Allah azza wa Jall and keep away from sins. Again we must remember that Allah Almighty’s Justice is very pure. A person is not allowed to attack the rights or honor or property of another person. If one does, then he will not be forgiven by saying astaghfirullah. He has to return the rights of the victim or if the victim forgives him then Allah Azza wa Jall will forgive him.


Allah Ta’ala said in surah Hood (Hud) verse 114:


114. Establish worship at the two ends of the day and in some watches of the night. Lo! good deeds annul ill-deeds. This is reminder for the mindful.


Another translation of the same verse 114 of the surah Hud is here for your understanding.


114. And perform As-Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat), at the two ends of the day and in some hours of the night [i.e. the five compulsory Salat (prayers)]. Verily, the good deeds remove the evil deeds (i.e. small sins). That is a reminder (an advice) for the mindful (those who accept advice).


According to the above verse good deeds omit sins. Also a hadeeth reported by Ahmad, At-Tirmidhee and Al-Haakim says: “ Do a good deed after a sin, it will omit the sin.” In Arabic it is: "وأتبع السيئة الحسنة تمحها"



Aa-ishah rAa was advised to pray /ask du’aa in the nights of Al-Qadar as: “ Allahumma innaka ‘Afuwwun tuhibbul ‘afwa, fa’afu-‘annee ya kareem”.



For more information, please read the Names Al-Ghaffaar post # 17 and Al-Ghafoor # 39 on this thread. Unfortunately, some of the posts are distorted because of some fault of the forum. The words are jumbled together. Now it is not possible for me to edit them.

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OmAbdullah
12-08-2016, 04:15 PM


Al-Ra'uuf (Ar-Ra'uuf)



This name is derived from the word ra’fa which means mercy. "Ra’fa bi" means to have mercy upon. Ar-ra’fah is the mercy which in this world is common for all but in the Here-After it is only for some special type of people like al-awliyaa (the friends), al-mu’minoon (the practicing believers) and al-muttaqoon (those who fear Allah Almighty a lot and are always obedient to Allah Azza wa jall). Thus Al-Ra’uuf (Ar-Ra’uuf) means the Merciful, the Affectionate the Compassionate and the Clement.


Here is the translation of some of the verses of the Holy Quraan which have this beautiful name of Allah Ta’ala. One of the important principles about the Names of Allah is that: when an aayah (verse) of the Holy Qur’aan ends with a Name of Allah then it means that the Command in the verse is related to the beautiful Name of Allah. So now we will see the verses with this beautiful Name of Allah Azza wa Jall:



Surah Al-Baqarah verse 143:


وما كان الله ليضيع ايمانكم إن الله باالناس لرءوف رحيم ….


The translation of the complete verse is:


143. Thus We have appointed you a middle nation, that ye may be witnesses against mankind, and that the messenger may be a witness against you. And We appointed the qiblah which ye formerly observed only that We might know him who followeth the messenger, from him who turneth on his heels. In truth it was a hard (test) save for those whom Allah guided. But it was not Allah's purpose that your faith should be in vain, for Allah is Full of Pity, Merciful toward mankind.



Thus it means that It doesn’t befit Allah azza wa jall to waste your faith. This is great mercy of Allah and in this there is happy news for the practicing believers that Allah Who by HIS Mercy gave us Islam and eemaan (the faith of Islam), will rather protect our eemaan so that it persists and remains strong with the rituals and character of Islam.


And Allah said in surah Al-Baqarah 207:


207. And there is the type of man who gives his life to earn the pleasure of Allah: And Allah is full of kindness to (His) slaves.



Another translation of the same verse is:


207. And of mankind is he who would sell himself, seeking the Pleasure of Allah. And Allah is full of Kindness to (His) slaves.




Here appears a very beautiful and excellent principle of Allah azza wa Jall. That is when a Muslim sells his nafs to seek Allah’s pleasure, i.e. he forgets about his personal desires; rather he struggles to follow Allah’s Commands, then the ending of this verse by this great Name of Allah (Ar-Ra’uuf) with the words “bil ibaad” means that the Muslim (who sold himself for the pleasure of Allah ) will establish peace and security for the people. He /she will try to give people their rights. As Allah is Ar-Ra’uuf bil ibaad (very Kind to HIS servants) So the Muslim who devotes his life and struggles to please Allah, will do many things for the comfort of the ibaad (members of his society) in this world and for their success in the Here-After. We can see that the Prophets alaihim salaam and their close followers always struggled for the rights of the mankind!!! They expect their reward only from Allah Azza wa Jall in the next world and serve humanity for free.



Surah Aali-Imran verse 30 (English translation):

30. On the Day when every person will be confronted with all the good he has done, and all the evil he has done, he will wish that there were a great distance between him and his evil. And Allah warns you of Himself (His Punishment) and Allah is full of Kindness to (HIS) slaves.



Although Allah Azza wa Jall is very strict in punishment to the transgressors but along with that Allah Azza wa Jall is Ra’uufun-bil-ibaad. So before that Hard Day of Judgment, Allah informed us all about the horrible punishment so that we, the servants may try to obey Allah’s Commands and thus protect ourselves from Hell.


Surah Al-Tawbah (At-Tawbah) verse 117:


[9:117] Surely Allah has relented towards the Prophet, and towards the Muhajirun (Emigrants) and the Ansar (Helpers) who stood by him in the hour of hardship,
115 although the hearts of a party of them had well-nigh swerved.116 (But when they gave up swerving from the Right Course and followed the Prophet), Allah relented towards them.117 Surely to them He is the Most Tender, the Most Merciful.


Exp. note 115, 116 and 117:



115. Allah forgave the Prophet (peace be upon him) and his companions for those inadvertent lapses that had been made in connection with the Tabuk expedition, in view of their excellent services. The inadvertent lapse made by the Prophet (peace be upon him) was that he had given leave to stay behind to those people who were able to take part in the Jihad. (Ayat 43).


116. This refers to those sincere companions who were at first somewhat unwilling to go to war on that critical occasion, but at last overcame their weakness, for they had true faith in their hearts and loved the right way.


117. That is, Allah will not take them to account for their wrong inclinations for He does not punish a man for that weakness which he himself has overcome and corrected.



Surah Al-Nahl (An-Nahl) verses 4---7:



(16:4) He created man out of a mere drop of fluid, and lo! he turned into an open wrangler.
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Another translation of the same verse is:



4. He has created man from a sperm-drop; and behold this same (man) becomes an open disputer!



(16:5) He created the cattle. They are a source of clothing and food and also a variety of other benefits for you.


(16:6) And you find beauty in them as you drive them to pasture in the morning and as you drive them back home in the evening;



(16:7) and they carry your loads to many a place which you would be unable to reach without much hardship. Surely your Lord is Intensely Loving, Most Merciful.




All of these verses of the surah Al-Nahl (the translation mentioned above) describe the blessings of Allah on mankind who is usually a disputer. Only count the blessings of Allah in the animals that Allah created for our benefits and comfort. Surely Allah is your Lord Ra’uuf-ur-Raheem!!!



Allah has also given us the blessings in the present era, those blessings which are the sources of transport from place to place like cars, buses trains, ships and air planes etc. So we must be very thankful and obedient to our Kind and Rauuf Lord. Allaho Akbar, wa lillahil hamd.



Some of the other verses with this beautiful Name of Allah Azza wa Jall are:
(Their English translation only)


Surah Al-Nahl (An-Nahl) verses 45---47:



(16:45) Do those who have been devising evil plans (against the mission of the Messenger) feel secure that Allah will not cause the earth to swallow them up or that chastisement will not come upon them from a direction that they will not even be able to imagine;




(16:46) or that He will not suddenly seize them while they are going about to and fro and they will be unable to frustrate His design,



(16:47) or that He will not seize them when they are apprehensive of the impending calamity? Surely your Lord is Most Compassionate, Most Merciful.




Inspite of the fact that mankind is mostly disobedient and thankless to the Lord Allah Ta’ala and fights against Allah’s Messenger salla Allaho Alaihi wa sallam, but Allah Almighty doesn’t catch them at once! Rather Allah gives them long time to think, understand and repent to the very Kind and Unique Lord (Allah). Also gives them all blessings to enjoy. (But mankind must remember that Allah has appointed a Day in the Here-After to pass judgment, therefore they should not consider themselves absolutely free of responsibility. They must fear the Judgment Day).


Surah Al-Hajj verse 65:


(22:65) Have you not seen how Allah has subjected to you all that is in the earth, and the vessels that sail in the sea by His command,
113 and it is He Who holds back the sky that it may not fall on earth except by His leave? Surely Allah is Most Gentle, Ever Compassionate to people.



This verse 65 of surah al-Hajj is very clear to understand. So Allah is Ra’uuf-ur Raheem for all mankind!!!



Surah Al-Noor (An-Noor) 20:


20. And had it not been for the Grace of Allah and His Mercy on you, (Allah would have hastened the punishment upon you). And that Allah is full of kindness, Most Merciful.




This verse 20 of the surah Al-Noor is in the context of those verses which were sent down to declare the piety of Aa’ishah radiyallaho anha. That means the false accusation on her might have caused the coming of wrath of Allah on the accusers but due to the Ra’uuf and Raheem qualities of Allah Azza wa Jall the punishment (Wrath) was not hastened. (But you must know that all of the accusers were punished with 80 lashes each in front of the people, according to the Law that was sent down in the beginning of the surah Al-Noor).


Surah Al-Hadeed 9:


(57:9) He it is Who sends down Clear Signs to His servant so as to bring you out from darkness into light. Surely Allah is Most Kind and Most Compassionate to you.



Sending down the Holy Quraan through HIS Messenger Muhammad salla Allaho alaihi wa sallam to take mankind out of the darkness of kufar (unbelief) into the Light of Islam is the greatest of the blessings because it protects us from the ever-lasting burning in Hell!!!


Surah Al-Hashar 10:



(59:10) (And it also belongs to) those who came after them,
20 and who pray: “Lord, forgive us and our brethren who have preceded us in faith, and do not put in our hearts any rancor towards those who believe. Lord, You are the Most Tender, the Most Compassionate.”21


Exp. note 21:


21. In this verse although the real object is only to point out that in fai not only the people of the present generation but the Muslims of the later periods and their future generations also have a share, yet, besides, the Muslims have also been taught an important moral lesson that they should never have any malice against other Muslims in their hearts, and they should continue to pray for the forgiveness of the Muslims who have gone before them instead of cursing and abusing them. The bond that binds the Muslims together is that of a common faith. If a person values his faith as the most important thing in his heart, inevitably he would be a well-wisher of all those people who are his brethren-in faith. He can have ill-will and malice and hatred towards them in his heart only when the value of the faith decreases in his sight and he starts valuing other things more. Therefore, it is the requirement of faith that a believer’s heart should be free from every trace of malice and hatred against the other believers. In this matter the best lesson is given by a Hadith which Nasai has related from Anas. According to him, once it so happened that for three days continuously the Prophet (peace be upon him) declared in his assembly that a person was going to appear before them who belonged to the dwellers of Paradise, and every time it would be a certain person from among the Ansar. At this Abdullah bin Amr bin Aas became curious as to what deeds the person concerned performed on the basis of which the Prophet (peace be upon him) had repeatedly given the good news of his admission to Paradise. Thus, he made an excuse and spent three consecutive nights in his house to see how he performed his worship, but during the night he did not see anything unusual. At last, he asked him directly as to what special acts and devotions he performed on the basis of which the Prophet (peace be upon him) had given the great good news about him. He replied: You have seen how I perform my worship, but there is one thing which might have carved me this reward: I do not harbor any malice or evil design against any Muslim, nor feel jealous of him on account of any good that Allah might have bestowed on him.
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OmAbdullah
12-17-2016, 01:53 AM
Maalik-al-Mulk (The Owner of Dominion)


Allah Ta’ala said in surah Aali-Imraan verses 26—27 (their English translation is):


(3:26) Say: 'O Allah, Lord of all dominion! You give dominion to whom You will, and take away dominion from whom You will, and You exalt whom You will, and abase whom You will. In Your Hand is all good. Surely You are All-Power-ful.



(3:27) You cause the night to pass into the day and the day to pass into the night. You bring forth the living out of the dead, and You bring the dead out of the living, and You give sustenance to whom You will beyond all reckoning.'
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Regarding the Al-Mulk there are two names of Allah Azza wa Jall i.e. Al-Malik and Maalik-al-Mulk. The Attribute Al-Malik is described in this thread post # 11. You should read it to understand important points about these Attributes. Here are some dictionary meanings of these words for more understanding:


Malik --- )In the Arabic word there is only fat’ha on the meem and no alif after meem like مَلِك ). This means the king, monarch.


Mulk--- (hokum—sultah). It means reign, rule, power, authority, dominion, sovereignty.
Again:


Mulk /milk. It means property, possession (s), estate, domain.


Maalik--- (In the Arabic word there is fat’ha on the meem and also the meem is followed by alif like (مَالكit means owner, possesser, holder.


Here the post has the attribute “Maalik-al-Mulk” which according to dictionary, means The Owner of the Dominion. Allah Ta’ala is the Owner of the whole universe. Allah Azza wa Jall is the Owner of all and every thing which (according to our knowledge) includes the whole universe, and all of the creations /creatures as well as the rule and the Commands. Allah Ta’ala is also the Owner of the Here-after. Beyond our knowledge, Allah knows best about HIS other creations. The translation of a few verses which mention the absolute Ownership of Allah, is in the following:


Surah Aali-Imraan verse 189:


189. And to Allah belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth, and Allah has power over all things.



Surah Ghaafir 16:

16. The Day when they will (all) come out, nothing of them will be hidden from Allah. Whose is the kingdom this Day? (Allah Himself will reply to His Question): It is Allah's the One, the Irresistible!

This verse 16 is about the Here-after. In this world Allah has given kingdoms to different people who act as rulers/kings/Ministers etc. to test them how do they use the power given to them. They play their role and go /pass away! But on that Day (The Day of Judgment) Allah Azza wa Jall will not give any authority to any one because this world is for test and that world is for the result to come out and all shall be recompensed according to their books of deeds.


Surah Al-Furqaan 26:

26. The Sovereignty on that day will be the True (Sovereignty) belonging to the Beneficent One, and it will be a hard day for disbelievers.

This verse 26 of the surah Al-Furqaan is also about the Judgment Day in the Here-after. The meaning is very clear and understandable. Allah has very clearly informed mankind and Jinn that the Day of Judgment (Day of Accounting and Recompense) shall be very hard on the unbelievers! Allah also said in surah Al-Muddaththir verse 10: على الكافرين غير يسير (“Far from easy for the disbelievers”). That means that the Day of Accounting will not /and never become easy on the unbelievers. This life up to 30 to 60 years is sufficient for a person to choose sincerely for him /her self the Right Path so that he /she don’t cry and regret in the Here-after!


Surah Al-Zukhruf (Az-Zukhruf) 85:


85. And blessed is He to whom belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth and whatever is between them and with whom is knowledge of the Hour and to whom you will be returned.


As Mulk (the whole universe) belongs to Allah, so Allah’s Commands must be obeyed by all of Allah’s servants among mankind and Jinn. Allah also reminded us the Hour (Resurrection) and that we are all returning to HIM for the result of our tests. The Accounting of every person shall be based on his/her book of deeds.


Surah Al-Zumar (Az-Zumar) verse 6:

6. He created you (all) from a single person (Adam); then made from him his wife [Hawwa' (Eve)]. And He has sent down for you of cattle eight pairs (of the sheep, two, male and female; of the goats, two, male and female; of the oxen, two, male and female; and of the camels, two, male and female). He creates you in the wombs of your mothers, creation after creation in three veils of darkness, such is Allah your Lord. His is the kingdom, La ilaha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He). How then are you turned away?

Surah Faatir verses 13---14:

13. He merges the night into the day (i.e. the decrease in the hours of the night are added to the hours of the day), and He merges the day into the night (i.e. the decrease in the hours of the day are added to the hours of the night). And He has subjected the sun and the moon (to His Law), each runs its course for a term appointed. Such is Allah your Lord; His is the kingdom. And those, whom you invoke or call upon instead of Him, own not even a Qitmir (the thin membrane over the datestone).

14. If you invoke (or call upon) them, they hear not your call, and if (in case) they were to hear, they could not grant it (your request) to you. And on the Day of Resurrection, they will disown your worshipping them. And none can inform you (O Muhammad SAW) like Him Who is the All-Knower (of each and everything).

Al-Maa’idah 76:


76. Say, "Do you worship besides Allah that which holds for you no [power of] harm or benefit while it is Allah who is the Hearing, the Knowing?"


Those people who worship false deities must understand that their false deities own no power. Nothing in the universe or in their own bodies is in their owner-ship. They cannot do anything to harm or benefit them. So the false deities have no right to be worshipped. Only Allah Ta’ala hears their /our prayers and provides them/and us everything. Allah Azza wa Jall is the Absolute Owner of their /our life and death as well as their / our loss and benefit all are with Allah. Therefore, Only Allah Ta’ala is the True deity so worship none but Allah Azza wa Jall.


Allah Ta’ala said in Surah Al-Mulk verses 1 and 2 (their English translation is):


1. Blessed is He in whose hand is dominion, and He has power over all things.


2. [He] who created death and life to test you [as to] which of you is best in deed - and He is the Exalted in Might, the Forgiving -

In these two verses of the surah Al-Mulk Allah clearly informed us that the Mulk i.e. the universe and everything in it is in Allah’s Hand. Allah gives the dominion to whomever Allah wants and that is only to test you o mankind. You see that Allah has created death for you. So you are going from here and Allah shall give you life again to recompense you.


The conclusion is that in this Attribute of Allah there is a great lesson for all kings, rulers and land lords. Think: how many kings, rulers and rich property-holders have passed away. The mulk/property remains here while the owners/rulers just pass away empty-handed BUT they send even before them a lengthy book of deeds to be accounted and recompensed in whatever they got just temporarily in this world. Then this is not wisdom to love these worldly gains and fight for them. Rather, you must believe that everything belongs to Allah Azza wa Jall and thus you must use it according to the Will, Pleasure and Commands of Allah the Greatest!


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OmAbdullah
12-26-2016, 04:07 PM
Dhu-al-Jalaali wa Al-Ikraam (The Lord of Majesty and Bounty)


This beautiful name of Allah came in surah Al-Rahmaan (Ar-Rahmaan) verses 27 and 78, their translation is:

26. Whatsoever is on (the earth) will perish.


27. And there will remain the Face of your Lord, Owner of Majesty and Honor.



78. Blessed is the name of your Lord, Owner of Majesty and Honor.



A
hadeeth of Muhammad salla Allaho alaihi wa sallam in Al-Masnad, narrated by Rabee’ah bin Aamir rAa says that he heard Him salla Allaho alaihi wa sallam saying: “Ask du’aa with ya Dhu-al-Jalaali wa Al-Ikraam”. The Hadeeth in Arabic says “Alazzoo” (ألظوا (, which means make it essential/obligatory to say this name frequently and ask du’aa by it. (Allah knows best the words of Muhammad salla Allaho alaihi wa sallam).
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This name is a combination of two attributes i.e. Jalaal and Ikraam. Dhu means “the owner of”.

Jalaal: loftiness, sublimity, magnificence, grandeur.

Ijlaal: very deep respect, feeling of awe, reverence.

Ikraam: honor, respect, exalt, dignity, generosity (all of these meanings at the highest level).

These are the dictionary meanings of the words.

There are other combinations/ increased forms of the names of Allah Azza wa Jall like: Arham-ar-Raahimeen, Kher-ul-Ghaafireen, Rabb-ul-A’alameen, Maalik-i-Yawmiddeen, Ahsan-ul-Khaaliqeen, Muqallib-al-Quloob, Jaami-un-naasi li Yawmin laa reba feeh. And du’aa by these names is proved by the ijmaa’il-Muslimeen.


A hadeeth is narrated in the Al-Masnad by Aanas rAa, he said, “ We were sitting with Muhammad salla Allaho alaihi wa sallam in the Masjid and a man was making salaat. He (the man) said: “اللهم إني أسألك بأن لك الحمد لا إلاه إلا أنت, المنًان بديع السماوات والأرض, يا ذا الجلال و الإكرام, يا حي يا قيوم,"

The Prophet salla Allaho alaihi wa sallam said, “he prayed to Allah by HIS Ismi_A’zam, that is the Name by which if HE is called, HE answers and if HE is asked (for something) HE gives it”

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The Hadeeth mentioned above is teaching us that these names of Allah (i.e. Dhu-al-Jalaali wa Al-Ikram and Al-Hayy, Al-Qayyoom) have the Ismi-A’zam of Allah with which our du’aa is surely accepted. While we, the needy servants, have such sources for the acceptance of our du’aa coming out from our restless hearts/minds, then what else do we want?


Another hadeeth shareef in saheeh Muslim is narrated by Thawbaan rAa, he said: “Allah’s Messenger (salla Allaho alaihi wa sallam) when finished prayer (salaat), used to do astaghfaar three times and then say, “ اللهم أنت السلام و منك السَلام, تباركت يا ذا الجلال و الإكرام".

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We must follow Allah’s Messenger Muhammad (salla Allaho alaihi wa sallam) and must do the same after salaat as He did.


we must remember Allah by HIS beautiful names and try to get lots of blessings by these names. Also we should try to supplicate with these names so that our good du’aas are accepted and positively answered to us as we are fuqaraa (beggars) to Allah in all circumstances. We cannot fulfil the rights of the names of Allah in their explanation. May Allah accept my humble attempts, aameen.



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OmAbdullah
12-30-2016, 04:42 PM
In the Attribute Dhu-al-Jalaali wa Al-Ikraam (post # 88):



In the hadeeth shareef from Al-Masnad (first hadeeth after the verses), there is the word ألظوا This word is pronounced as "alizzoo" and it means "say it continually". That means that Muhammad salla Allaho alaihi wa sallam advised the Ummah to say the Name Dhu-al-Jalaali wa Al-Ikraam continuously many times and ask du'aa by it. It is said that Muhammad salla Allaho alaihi wa sallam used to say this name once or three times or multiple times. (And Allah knows best).
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OmAbdullah
12-31-2016, 11:58 AM
Al-Muqsit (The Equitable One)



The meanings of Al-Adal and Al-Muqsit are almost similar. You should read the post # 35 (Al-Adal) in this thread to get some more information of the Justice of Allah Ta’ala. Al-Adal is an attribute of Allah which informs us about Allah’s Justice here and in the Here-after.


Al-Muqsit also means the Just One and the One Who gives everyone his /her portion of justice.
Qist means justice, Fairness.


Allah Azza wa jall said in surah Yoonus verse 54 (its English translation is):


54. And if every person who had wronged (by disbelieving in Allah and by worshipping others besides Allah), possessed all that is on earth, and sought to ransom himself therewith (it will not be accepted), and they would feel in their hearts regret when they see the torment, and they will be judged with justice, and no wrong will be done unto them.

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As we can see in this verse that the punishments in the Here-after are so much painful that the criminals will wish to escape it even if it was by ransoming himself / herself with the wealth and property equal to the whole world! But it will not be possible to rescue oneself from it when he / she is caught due to his / her own sins. Allah’s Justice is very pure. No injustice will be done to anyone! They shall regret but in vain! May Allah Ta’ala protect us, aameen!


Allah’s principles have no injustice. So all people who will be admitted to Hell will be due to the pure Justice of Allah Azza wa Jall and all those admitted to Paradise will be due to the Mercy of Allah Ta’ala!


There everyone will be fully satisfied with the judgment and no one will complain against it. There, everyone will see the truth proven and that he / she was on fault and no injustice is done to them. The criminals will weep and request that they should be sent back to this world and be given another chance, then they would not disobelieve again. But no other chance will be given. See the translation of verse 12 of the surah Al-Sajdah (As-Sajdah):


12. And if you only could see when the Mujrimun (criminals, disbelievers, polytheists, sinners, etc.) shall hang their heads before their Lord (saying): "Our Lord! We have now seen and heard, so send us back (to the world), we will do righteous good deeds. Verily! We now believe with certainty."




The answer comes in the verse 14 of the same surah Al-Sajdah (As-Sajdah):


14. Then taste you (the torment of the Fire) because of your forgetting the Meeting of this Day of yours, (and) surely! We too will forget you, so taste you the abiding torment for what you used to do.




According to hadeeth shareef, Allah divided HIS Mercy into 100 parts. Allah Azza wa Jall gave only one part from that Mercy to the whole world and kept 99 parts for the Day of Judgment! Now all mercy found in this world [like the mercy of all mothers for their children, even all animals (except snake) have great mercy for their young ones], comes from 1% Mercy of Allah Almighty. In the Here-after all of the 99% Mercy will be for the believers (Muslims) only. For the unbelievers there shall be no mercy in the Here-after. They will be dealt with only adal / qist (justice) from Allah and they will never come out from the ever-lasting Hell!


All Muslims shall be in need of the mercy of Allah Ta’ala to enter Paradise because their marks (darajaat) will not reach the passing standard. Then Allah Ta’ala will add from HIS mercy to pass them and admit them to Paradise. (May Allah Azza wa Jall make us from them, aameen). To get the Mercy of Allah we must remember the following verse 156 of the surah Al-A’raaf:


Surah Al-A’raaf verses 155----156 (Translation only):


155. And Musa (Moses) chose out of his people seventy (of the best) men for Our appointed time and place of meeting, and when they were seized with a violent earthquake, he said: "O my Lord, if it had been Your Will, You could have destroyed them and me before; would You destroy us for the deeds of the foolish ones among us? It is only Your Trial by which You lead astray whom You will, and keep guided whom You will. You are our Wali (Protector), so forgive us and have Mercy on us, for You are the Best of those who forgive.



156. And decree for us in this world [that which is] good and [also] in the Hereafter; indeed, we have turned back to You." [ Allah ] said, "My punishment - I afflict with it whom I will, but My mercy encompasses all things." So I will decree it [especially] for those who fear Me and give zakah and those who believe in Our verses -



The verse 156 tells about the mercy of Allah Azza wa Jall that Allah will decree it for three types of people (Muslims): 1. Those who fear Allah Ta’ala, 2. Those who pay the obligatory charity, 3. Those who believe in Allah’s verses.


Thus we must try to get the mercy of Allah Ta’ala on the Day of Judgment by obeying in this world all of these Commands of Allah. Remember that those who do not make prayer (salaat) 5 times every day regularly, are excluded from Islam.


Note. Verse 155 (above) is included here for your understanding the verse 156.

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OmAbdullah
01-06-2017, 02:04 PM
Al-Jaami’ (The Gatherer)



Allah Almighty said in the verse 9 of the surah Aali-Imraan, (here is its English translation):


9. Our Lord, surely You will gather the people for a Day about which there is no doubt. Indeed, Allah does not fail in His promise."



Allah Ta’ala is the One Who shall gather all mankind for Accounting on the Day of Judgment. None of the mankind will be able to disappear or remain absent from the Gathering of that Great Day. It is very easy for Allah Azza wa Jall to resurrect mankind from every corner of the earth! That shall happen with the 2nd sounding of the Trumpet! Whether a person died and was buried in the ground or drowned in an ocean or river or was burned to ashes---- no matter how he /she had died and where----- but everyone will be raised with body and soul as adult and then the scattered people shall be brought by angels by the Command of Allah to gather together!!!


The tafseer of the Holy Qur’aan says that the place of gathering will be the same earth. Before Resurrection it shall become a flat ground / field by the Will of Allah Azza wa Jall so that no curve or elevation or crookedness will be seen in it. Read the translation of the verses 105---107 of surah Taha:

105. They ask you concerning the Mountains: say, "My Lord will uproot them and scatter them as dust;


106. "Then He shall leave it (the earth) as a level smooth plain.

107. You will not see therein a depression or an elevation."

Another translation of the same verse (Taha 107) is:

107. "Nothing crooked or curved will you see therein."


Moreover, when all mankind is gathered, they will be naked and bare foot!

A hadeeth shareef narrated by Aa-ishah rAa: She said “ I heard Allah’s Messenger salla Allaho alaihi wa sallam saying”: “People will be gathered on the Day of Resurrection bare footed, naked and uncircumcised”. “I said, O the Messenger of Allah, will they see each other”? “He salla Allaho alaihi wa sallam said, “Ya Aa-ishah, the situation shall be too hard to look at each other”!

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People shall be in terrible state, the sun will be only one meel above and people will be sweating. (The meaning of meel in dictionary is a mile but in Fiq it is not clear to the scholars what is the real meaning of the word meel in the Hereafter). They will be covered by their own sweat up to different levels according to their faith and actions that they did in this world. So some will be covered up to his/ her ankles (their feet shall be under sweat), some up to knees, some up to his /her loins and some will be drowned up to his / her mouth.


There will be no shade except the shade of the Arshil-Azeem (the Great Throne of Allah Almighty). The believers with special qualities will be given place in that shade.


According to a hadeeth shareef (in Bukhaari and Muslim), narrated by Abu Hurerah rAa and Abi Sa’eed rAa: Allah’s Messenger salla Allaho alaihi wa sallam said, “seven will be provided shade by Allah on the Day when there will be no shade except the shade (of the Throne) of Allah, they will be; A just leader, a young person who was brought up in the worship of Allah, and a man whose heart is attached with masjid, two men who love each other for Allah, they meet and separate for the love of Allah, a man who is invited by a woman of high status and bauty, but he says, “I fear Allah”; a man (or woman) who gives charity in hidden so that what he spends with one hand the other hand doesn’t know about it, and a man (or woman) who remembers Allah in solitude and his eyes fill up with tears”.


Thus this Gathering shall be for the purpose of Accounting and passing judgment. You can see the details of different stages and Accounting on the Day of Gathering in the books of Hadeeth and also in the translation and tafseer (explanation/ commentary) of some surahs of the Holy Qur’aan.


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OmAbdullah
01-08-2017, 06:34 PM
Al-Ghanee wa Al- Mughnee



Al-Ghanee
means Self-Sufficient.According to some scholar this Attribute of Allah came in 18 places in the Holy Quraan. Allah said in the Holy Qur’aan:
Surah Al-An’aam verse 133, (English translation only) and its explanarion:


(6:133) Your Lord is Self-Sufficient, full of compassion.
101 If He wills, He can put you away and cause whomever He wills to succeed you just as He has produced you from the seed of another people.


Exp. note 101
:


101. The Qur'anic statement: 'Your Lord is Self-Sufficient' signifies that God is in need of nothing from anyone, that none of His interests will be jeopardized by disobedience to Him, and that no benefit will accrue to Him from obedience. Even if all human beings became disobedient, God's dominion will not shrink. Nor will His dominion expand if everybody were to become obedient and serve and worship Him as they ought to. God is dependent neither upon their show of veneration nor upon their offerings. He lavishes His limitless treasures on human beings and seeks nothing in return.
The other statement, namely that 'Your Lord is full of compassion', has been made here to emphasize two things:
First, that when God urges human beings to follow the Right Way, and asks them not to do anything in conflict with Ultimate Reality, He does not do so because their good behavior benefits Him or their misconduct harms Him. He does so because good conduct is beneficial to man himself, as evil conduct is harmful to him. Hence it is out of sheer benevolence that God urges man to develop righteous conduct, for it will raise him to great heights, and He urges him to avoid evil conduct because it will lead to his own degradation. Second, that God is not unduly stern in judging man. He gets no pleasure from punishing people. He is not on the look-out for slight lapses for which to convict and persecute people. God is highly compassionate towards all His creatures and governs with utmost mercy and benevolence, and the same characterizes His dealings with human beings as well. Hence, He constantly forgives the sins of people. Many disobey, indulge in sins, commit crimes, disregard God's commands, even though they are nourished by the sustenance He provides. God, nevertheless, continually treats them with forbearance and forgives them. Again and again, He grants them respite in order that they may take heed, understand things properly and reform themselves. Had He been excessively stern, He could even have obliterated them instantly and raised up another people. He could have put an end to humanity and brought into being an altogether different species of creation.


Surah Faatir 15:


(35:15) O people, it is you who stand in need of Allah;
36 as for Allah, He is Self-Sufficient, Immensely Praiseworthy.37


Exp. note 36 and 37:



36. That is, you should not remain under the delusion that Allah stands in need of your help. If you do not accept Him as God, His Godhead will fail, and if you do not serve and worship Him, He will incur some loss. Nay, but the fact is that you stand in need of Him. You cannot remain alive for a moment if He does not keep you alive, and does not provide you with the means by which you remain alive in the world and function. Therefore, when you are told to adopt His service and obedience, it is not because Allah stands in need of it, but because your own success depends upon it here as well as in the Hereafter. If you do not do so, you will be harming your own selves only, and not Allah in any way.


37. The word Ghani implies that He is the Owner of everything: He is Self-sufficient and Independent of all. He does not stand in need of anyone’s help. The word Hamid implies that He is Self-Praiseworthy: someone may praise Him, or may not, but He alone is worthy of hamd (praise and gratitude). These two attributes have been used together because one would be ghani even if one did not do any good to anyone by one’s wealth. In such a case one would be ghani but not hamid One will be hamid only in case one does not draw any benefit for oneself but benefits others in every way from the treasures of his wealth and resources. Since Allah is perfect in these two attributes, it has been said: “He is not just Ghani (self-sufficient) but such Ghani as is worthy of every kind of praise and gratitude, for He is fulfilling your needs as well as the needs of all other creatures.


Surah Luqmaan 26:


(31:26) All that is in the heavens and the earth belongs to Allah.
46 Verily He is All-Sufficient, Immensely Praiseworthy.47


A Hadeeth Al-Qudsee:



(Hadeeth Al-Qudsee is a hadeeth shareef which is in the words of Allah Azza wa Jall. Otherwise every hadeeth is in the words of the prophet Muhammad (Allah's Peace and Blessings be upon him) but its meanings come from Allah azza wa Jall.)


Allah Ta’ala says: “O MY servants, If all of the former and later of you, and the human kind of you and Jinn of you become the most righteous men it will not increase anything in MY Dominion. And if all of the former and later of you and the human kind and Jinn kind of you become the most evil men, it will not decrease anything in MY Dominion.” And HE said, “O MY servants, indeed you cannot reach ME to harm ME; and you cannot reach ME to benefit ME”.


(This Hadeeth al-Qudsee is a part of a long Hadeeth narrated by Abi Dharr rAa and reported by Muslim).


You should also read the translation and explanation of the following verses to know more about this Attribute of Allah Azza wa Jall:


Surah Muhammad verse 38, Al-Baqarah 267, Yoonus 68.


In the surah yoonus 68 Allah said:

68. They have said, " Allah has taken a son." Exalted is He; He is the [one] Free of need. To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in the earth. You have no authority for this [claim]. Do you say about Allah that which you do not know?



So the Attribute Al-Ghanee (Rich, Self-sufficient and Free of need) also proves that Allah is High above any fault or defect and also free from any deficiency. Thus Allah is Free from any need to have a son!
Similarly, Allah being Free of any want or need, doesn’t need a partner or an associate. Thus Allah Azza wa Jall is the Only One God Who has no son and no partner.

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OmAbdullah
01-11-2017, 05:29 PM
Al-Mughnee (The Enricher)




Allah is Al-Mughnee as only Allah can make all people rich and independent.

We, the human beings are extremely weak and needy. We depend upon Allah Azza wa Jall for all of our needs. Allah makes the poor rich as Allah said in Surah Al-Noor (An-Noor) verse 32, (its translation is):


32. And marry those among you who are single and (also marry) the Salihun (pious, fit and capable ones) of your male and female slaves. If they are poor, Allah will enrich them out of His Bounty. And Allah is All- Sufficient for His creatures' needs, All-Knowing (about the state of the people).


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Thus Allah ordered the Muslims to marry even the poor slaves because Allah, being Al-Ghanee and Al-Mughnee, will make them rich out of HIS bounty. So all of those people who are rich and independent, are enriched by the Al-Mughnee Attribute of Allah Azza wa Jall.

All treasures of the heavens and the earth are in the hands of Allah Almighty and His Generosity is very vast for HIS creation. HE is bestowing numerous kinds of blessings on mankind and other creatures day and night!

Allah Azza wa Jall said in surah Al-Najam (An-Najam) verse 48:



48. And that He (is Allah) who enriches and suffices (gives contentment).


People from the whole earth call Allah Ta’ala for their needs. Allah Azza wa Jall fulfills the needs of all servants and makes tremendously rich whomsoever HE wills. This type of ghina (riches) is good in case the rich servants fear Allah Almighty, consider their wealth the wealth of Allah, and spend it to help poor and needy as well as to serve Islam. An example is that of Uthmaan rAa who was called Uthmaan Ghanee rAa as Allah, the Al-Ghanee and Al-Mughnee had made him so rich. He used to spend his wealth for the pleasure of Allah Azza Wa Jall. For example he bought a well from the Jews and left it free for all people to take water from it. So the wealth was in his hand but it didn’t enter his heart.

Again, there are others who are made rich and independent by Allah, The Al-Mughnee, but they have no fear of Allah and no gratitude for HIM. They show pride and arrogance. Instead of helping the poor, they, if they allowed, would step down on them. There are another type of people whose hunger and greed for wealth is never satisfied. No matter how much wealth they have, but demand more and thus they are always restless to have more and more wealth. So a Hadeeth shareef guides us as:



باب ليس الغنى عن كثرة العرض


1051 حدثنا زهير بن حرب وابن نمير قالا حدثنا سفيان بن عيينة عن أبي الزناد عن الأعرج عن أبي هريرة قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم ليس الغنى عن كثرة العرض ولكن الغنى غنى النفس


This hadeeth shareef is reported by Muslim Saheeh, is narrated by Abu Hurerah rAa that Allah’s Messenger (Muhammad) salla Allaho alaihi wa sallam said, “ Al-ghina is not by excessive riches, rather al-ghina is the ghina of the nafs (soul, heart)”.

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That is the real ghina which makes one’s heart rich so he/she has little but sufficient for their needs. They are contented with what they have, they pay thanks to Allah and for HIS Pleasure share their food with the poor neighbors and poor relatives.




We must pray to Allah to make our hearts ghanee and also may Allah Azza wa Jall make us like Uthmaan rAa.


This is also due to the quality Al-Mughnee that Allah Azza wa jall has prepared unique blessings in the gardens of Paradise for the Muttaqeen practicing believers-------- such blessings that no eye has seen, no ear has heard about, and no heart/ mind can imagine them. Allah Al-Ghanee and Al-Mughnee said in the surah Al-Sajdah (As-Sajdah) verse 17 (its translation is):


17. Now no person knows what delights of the eye are kept hidden (in reserve) for them - as a reward for their (good) deeds.



Thus anyone who recognized these qualities of Allah will recognize his own nafs (self). For example, anyone who recognized Allah to be Absolutely Al-Ghanee and Al-Mughnee, he will recognize himself to be absolutely faqeer (beggar) to Allah because he depends upon Allah’s Mercy and Kindness for all his needs!


We should pray (supplicate) as:

Allahumma akfina bi-halaalika an haraamik wa aghnina bi-fadlika amman siwak.

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OmAbdullah
01-15-2017, 08:30 AM

Al-Mu’tee , Al-Jawaad



Al-Mu’tee
means the giver of all blessings and necessities of life to all mankind and all of the other creatures. Al-Jawaad means the Generous One. Allah is Our Lord Who gives us every good generously. Allah has these Attributes. In the old lists of Allah’s beautiful names, Al-Mu’tee comes before Al-Maani’. Similarly, Al-Mun’im (the Bestower of blessings) comes before Al-Muntaqim (The Avenger) and the name Al-Rabb (Ar-Rabb) comes before Al-Muqsit (The Just One). These names are missing in the new lists of the beautiful names.


The two names (Al-Mu’tee and Al-Jawaad) came in the hadeeth shareef.


In a Hadeeth shareef reported in Saheeh Al-Bukhaari, narrated by Mu-aawia rAa. It says that Allah’s Messenger salla Allaho Alaihi wa sallam said:


“For whomever Allah intends Kher (good), HE gives him understanding in Deen (Islam). Allah is Al-Mu’tee and I am Al-Qaasam, and this Ummah will always be dominant on the opponents until the Command of Allah comes and they will be victorious.”

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Another hadeeth narrated by Aanis bin Maalik rAa says: Allah’s Messenger salla Allaho alaihi wa sallam said;


“Surely Allah Azza Wa Jall is Jawaadun-Kareem, feels shy from the Muslim servant that he extends his hand to HIM (Allah Azza wa Jall), then he takes his hands back before HE (Allah Azza wa Jall) puts in them what he asked for.”

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According to a hadeeth, Surely Allah is Jawaad and likes al-jood from HIS servants (generosity). Full hadeeth can be seen in fadaa-il Quraan. It is narrated by Abu Obaid.


According to this Hadeeth Allah wants from HIS servants generosity and good behavior with each other.

Allah is the Unique One in Giving all good, blessings and all necessities of life to everyone. If Allah Azza wa Jall gives then none can stop it, but in case Allah prevents then none can give to whom Allah stops or prevents. Allah’s giving and preventing is only by words i.e. a Command. As Allah said in surah Yaseen verse 82 (English translation only):


82. Verily, His Command, when He intends a thing, is only that He says to it, "Be!" and it is!



All of the blessings that all mankind have are from Allah’s kindness. Allah’s Kindness, generosity and providing is so vast that in this world all kind of people, believers and unbelievers, righteous or evil people, all are provided whatever they need and want. But in the next world the rule is different. There all good, blessings and mercy shall be only for the practicing believers. Allah Azza wa Jall said in surah Bani Isra’eel (Al-Israa) verses 20 and 21:
20. Of the bounties of thy Lord We bestow freely on all- These as well as those: The bounties of thy Lord are not closed (to anyone).

21. See how We have bestowed more on some than on others; but verily the Hereafter is more in rank and gradation and more in excellence.


Again here in verse 21 of the surah Al-Israa the statement is about the mo’mineen and muttaqeen. Now see the following verses:


Surah Al-A’raaf verse 32 (translation only):


32. Say, "Who has forbidden the adornment of Allah which He has produced for His servants and the good [lawful] things of provision?" Say, "They are for those who believe during the worldly life [but] exclusively for them on the Day of Resurrection." Thus do We detail the verses for a people who know.


Surah Al-A’raaf verse 50:

50. And the dwellers of the Fire will call to the dwellers of Paradise: "Pour on us some water or anything that Allah has provided you for your sustenance." They will say: "Both (water and provision) Allah has forbidden to the disbelievers."

Ibn Al-Qayyim rahmatullah alaihi mentioned the wonderful Qualities of Allah that Allah is Ajwadul-Ajwadeen, Akramul-Akrameen, Arhamur-Raahimeen, that HIS Mercy precedes HIS Anger, HIS Forbearance precedes HIS Punishment, HIS Forgiving precedes HIS seizing of the sinners, HE bestowed HIS blessings on HIS creation and decreed on HIMSELF Mercy as Allah Ta’ala said in Surah Al-An’aam verse 54:


54. And when those come to you who believe in Our verses, say, "Peace be upon you. Your Lord has decreed upon Himself mercy: that any of you who does wrong out of ignorance and then repents after that and corrects himself - indeed, He is Forgiving and Merciful."


Allah’s beautiful and excellent qualities cannot be written as those are numerous. Also Allah the Akramul-Akrameen wants us to pray and supplicate to HIM and ask our necessities, blessings from HIM. In a hadeeth in Saheeh Al-Bukhaari, Altir-midhee and Al-Imaam Ahmad, the Prophet (Allah's Peace and Blessings be upon him) salla Allaho alaihi wa sallam said:


"من لم يسأل الله يغضب عليه


“Anyone who doesn’t supplicate to Allah, Allah becomes angry with him”.

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See: Allah’s ruling is such that for one sinful deed there is equal punishment while for one righteous deed the reward is ten times.
Thus we see the Kind qualities of Allah. So we must stay steadfast on the Straight Path so that we stay away from inviting the Anger of Allah Azza wa Jall upon us.

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OmAbdullah
01-17-2017, 02:22 PM
Al-Maani’ (The Preventer)



Allah Almighty is the Preventer and With-holder of whatever Allah Ta’ala wants to prevent. The Prophet (Allah's Peace and Blessings be upon him), after obligatory salaat (prayer), used to say the followings:


لا إله إلا الله وحده لا شريك له, له الملك وله الحمد و هو على كل شىئ قدير. اللهم لا مانع لما أعطيت ولا معطي لما منعت , ولا ينفع ذا الجد منك الجدُ.


(Saheeh Al-Bukhaari and Muslim)


The meaning of the above du’aa is:


There is no God except Allah, HE is One (God), there is no partner with HIM, to HIM belongs the kingdom and HIS are the praises, and HE has power over all things.

O Allah, what YOU give, no one can prevent it and what YOU withhold, no one can give it, and with YOU no one can be benefited by his wealth.

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So no matter how much wealth or high status a person has but near Allah it will be of no benefit. He is benefited only by the faith of Islam and righteous deeds.


Allah said in the surah Faatir verse 2:


2. Whatever of mercy (i.e. of good), Allah grants to mankind, none can withhold it, and whatever He withholds, none can grant it thereafter. And He is the All-Mighty, the All-Wise.



Another translation of the same verse is:


(35:2) Whatever Mercy Allah accords to people, none can withhold; and whatever He withholds, no other will be able to release after Him.
4 He is Most Mighty, Most Wise.5


Exp. notes 4 and 5:


Exp. note 4:



4. This is also meant to remove the misunderstanding of the polytheists, who believed that from among the servants of Allah, someone gave them the provision, someone the children and someone health to their patients. All these superstitions of shirk are baseless, and the pure truth is just that whatever of mercy reaches the people, reaches to them only through Allah Almighty’s bounty and grace. No one else has the power either to bestow it or to withhold it. This theme has been expressed at many places in the Quran and the Ahadith in different ways so that man may avoid the humiliation of begging at every door and at every shrine and may realize that making or marring of his destiny is in the power of One Allah alone and of none else.


Exp. note 5:



5. “He is the All-Mighty”: He is dominant and the owner of Sovereignty: none can stop His judgments from being enforced. Also “He is All-Wise”: every act of His is based on wisdom. When He gives somebody something He gives because it is demanded by wisdom, and when He withholds something from somebody, He withholds it because it would be against wisdom to give it.

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Thus nothing can happen without the will of Allah Azza wa Jall. A single leaf in a tree cannot move. The breath of a person will stop if Allah All-Mighty withholds it from happening. A person will not be able to move a single step. So we must be very humble and obedient to Allah as well as very thankful to HIM for our life and actions etc.


Al-Maani’ also means Al-Mudaafi’.



See the verse 251 (translation) of the surah Al-Baqarah:


(2:251) Thereupon by Allah’s leave they put the unbelievers to flight, and David killed Goliath,
273 and Allah granted him dominion and wisdom, and imparted to him the knowledge of whatever He willed.And were it not that Allah repelled some people with another, the earth would surely be overlaid with mischief.274 But Allah is Bounteous to the people of the world (and thus extirpates mischief).



Thus Allah stops / prevents the mischief of the evil people from the good ones. If Allah Azza wa Jall didn’t allow the good people to fight against the mischief makers and repel them then the whole land would be filled up with mischief and killing (like it is happening now because the mischief makers are left free to do whatever they want. This is due to the disobedience of the powerful Muslims to their Lord Allah Ta’ala!!).



Again, all of the heavenly bodies in the universe are held within their orbits only by the All-Mighty Allah. Allah Azza wa Jall is preventing them from collision. So Allah said in the surah Yaseen verse 40:

40. It is not permitted to the Sun to catch up the Moon, nor can the Night outstrip the Day: Each (just) swims along in (its own) orbit (according to Law).

Thus by the Grace of Allah we all live in comfort because all of the stars and planets etc. rotate in their orbits. If Allah didn’t withhold them then collision between the heavenly bodies (Sun, Moon, stars, planets etc.) would happen resulting in killer catastrophe. So we all must be very thankful to Allah Azza wa Jall and we must worship and obey Allah for our prosperity in both of the worlds.

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OmAbdullah
01-24-2017, 02:09 PM
Ad-daarr, and An-Naafi’



Ad-Daarr
means The One Who harms. And Al-Naafi’ ( read as An-Naafi’) means the One Who benefits i.e. the Benefactor. These are from the beautiful names of Allah Azza wa Jall. These two names are the bases of our life on this earth. Every action of the mankind on this earth is either to benefit or to protect from harm. So anything or action which gives a result beyond these two aims, is haram (unlawful/forbidden) because it will be harmful at once or in the long run. The examples are: Drinking wine or eating drugs will give a little short-term enjoyment but afterwards these harm the health of the users. Zina /Adultery gives short term pleasure but it destroys the human race.


One can consider the balanced flying of a kite in the air. It is controlled by a string at the hand of a person. If the string cuts off the kite will get entangled in some plant etc. So it will be torn off. Similarly, we are controlled by Allah’s Commands. In case of disobedience the disobedient servant faces harm here or in the Hereafter.


Allah azza wa Jall said in Surah Yoonus 49 (English translation):


(10:49) Tell them: 'I have no power to harm or benefit even myself, except what Allah may will.
57 There is an appointed term for every people; and when the end of their term comes, neither can they put it off for an hour, nor can they bring it an hour before.58


Exp. notes 57 & 58:



57. This is to say, I never said that I will sit in judgment on you and inflict torment on those who do not believe in me. Therefore, I am not in a position to tell when the threat will be made good. As the threat has been held out by Allah, He will pass His judgment on you when He wills, and in whatever way He wills, for everything depends on His will.


58. That is, Allah passes His judgment on individuals and communities after the expiry of the term that He Himself has set and He alone knows how long it lasts for a community. He is not hasty in giving rewards or punishments. When He sends His Messenger to deliver His Message, He allows sufficient time to each individual and to each community to consider it and ponder over it and mend his (or its) way, during the appointed term. The period of the term may extend to centuries in the case of a community and He knows best how long it should be.
When that term, which is based on justice, expires, and that person or community does not repent of its rebellious conduct, then Allah passes His judgment. When the time of the judgment comes, it is neither advanced nor delayed even by a single hour.



Allah Ta’ala tests us taking away one benefit and giving harm and then
taking away harm and giving benefit to see what is the reaction of the abd (servant) in different circumstances. Allah Azza wa Jall said in surah Al-Nahl (An-Nahl) verse 54:


(16:53) Every bounty that you enjoy is from Allah; and whenever any misfortune strikes you, it is to Him that you cry for the removal of your distress.46


Exp. note 46:



46. That is: the fact, that you run to Allah for help in your distress and not to anyone else, is a clear proof of the Oneness of Allah, which has been embedded in your own hearts. At the time of your affliction, your true nature, which had been suppressed by the gods you had forged, involuntarily comes to the surface and invokes Allah, for it knows no other god or lord or master, having any real power. (For further details please refer to (E.Ns 29 and 41 of Surah Al-Anaam).


(16:54) But as soon as He removes the distress from you, some of you associate others with their Lord
47 in giving thanks,


Exp. note 47:



47. That is, at the time of showing gratitude to Allah for removing his affliction, he begins to make offerings also to some god, goddess or saint to show that Allah’s kindness to him was due to the intercession of his patron, for he imagines that otherwise Allah would not have removed his distress.


(16:55) that they may show ingratitude for the bounties We bestowed upon them. So enjoy yourselves for a while, soon you will come to know (the truth).


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You can see the above three verses and the exp. notes to understand the behavior of unjust human beings. So Allah, as Ad-Daarr will cause some harm to the person. Then the person will cry to Allah for the removal of the trouble. This is because due to his nature (fitrah) he /she understand that only One Allah can remove the trouble from him /her. Then Allah Azza wa Jall will remove his trouble and will benefit him/her. And then he/she, in paying thanks to Allah, associates others with Allah and thus give the proof of committing shirk. So they become punishable and Allah is reminding in the verse 55 (its translation is above) the truth which shall be known to everyone in the Hereafter on the Day of Judgment. That truth is clearly explained in the Holy Quraan and Sunnah that Only Allah is the Giver of harm and benefit. Therefore, seek help only from Allah. In case you associated other partner with Allah and you died with shirk, you shall be punished in Hell forever!!!


Surah Al-Nisaa (An-Nisaa) verse 123 (Translation):



(4:123) It is neither your fancies nor the fancies of the People of the Book which matter. Whoever does evil shall reap its consequence and will find none to be his protector and helper against Allah.



When the Prophet (Allah's Peace and Blessings be upon him) read the above verse of the surah Al-Nisaa (An-Nisaa), Abu-Bakar rAa became very much worried. He said, “Who among us is free from making mistakes? So everyone will be harmed!!!”

The Prophet (Allah's Peace and Blessings be upon him) said:

“"غفر الله لك يا ابا بكر

“May Allah forgive you o Aba Bakar”


Then the Prophet (Allah's Peace and Blessings be upon him) explained to him like, “ don’t you become sick? Don’t you get surrounded by worries? Don’t you come across troubles /difficulties?”

He answered, “why not”.

Then the Prophet (Allah's Peace and Blessings be upon him) told him that these are the harms which are inflicted on Muslims to wipe out their sins.

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(And Allah knows best about the exact conversation between Muhammad salla Allaho alaihi wa sallm and Abu Bakar rAa)


Thus a Muslim may face harm due to some sin or mistake and the harm or trouble inflicted upon him/her will clean them from the sins. The harm may be a type of sickness or some other trouble.


Then there are very good, God-fearing Muslims who suffer from harms etc. Even the prophets alaihim salaam, (who were very innocent), suffered illnesses and troubles!!!

This is because in such cases the harm/trouble etc. cause their ranks to become very high!!!


The Attribute of Al-Naafi’ (An-Naafi’) is very manifest and doesn’t need examples. Every one of the mankind is enjoing numerous benefits day and night. All of the benefits are given by Allah azza wa Jall alone. In the light of the Holy Quraan and hadeeth, it is very clear that if the whole world wants to benefit you by something, she cannot benefit you except by the thing that Allah Ta’ala decreed for you. Similarly, if the whole world wants to harm you by something, she cannot not except by the thing that Allah decreed for you. So we must bow down only to Allah for anything that we need or want.


We know from the Holy Quraan, the way of the Prophets alaihim salaam that they always attributed good and benefits to Allah but they didn’t attribute harms to Allah. For e.g. we see in the verse 10 of the Surah Al-Jinn:


10. And we do not know [therefore] whether evil is intended for those on earth or whether their Lord intends for them a right course.



At the time of the revelation of the Holy Quraan, the guarding of the worldly heaven became very strict, so much strict that if a Jinn heard something from the heaven, he was targeted by a shooting star!!!. This type of security measures were taken to prevent eavesdropping, so that no jinn would be able to eavesdrop and thus would not be able to interfere with the Divine communication with the prophet Muhammad (Allah's Peace and Blessings be upon him).


The Jinn understood that something special was going to happen to the people of the earth, but they could not know what was going to happen. So they discussed the situation with each other. When they thought about some evil, they said: “whether evil is intended for those on earth”. But when they spoke about the right course, they said: “or whether their Lord intends for them a right course”.


Thus good is attributed to Allah while the happening of the harm/evil is not attributed to Allah Azza wa Jall. Similarly, there are many other places in the Holy Quraan where good is attributed to Allah Ta’ala and not bad happenings. Ibrheem alaihi salaam said: “when I become sick then HE (Allah) cures me. Thus Ibraheem alaihi salaam attributed only good to Allah Azza Wa Jall. This way is used for the Honor of Allah Azza wa Jall. But also there is a deep reason for it. The reason is that Allah Ta’ala is a Uniquely Kind Sovereign and Lord. Allah is bestowing numerous blessings on mankind. But Allah’s Justice happens due to the transgression of a person. Therefore the transgressor is to be blamed and not Allah Azza wa Jall.

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OmAbdullah
02-03-2017, 09:18 PM
Al-Noor (read as An-Noor)
(The Light)


Allah said in the surah Al-Noor (An-Nur) verse 35 (its translation is):


35. Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth. The example of His light is like a niche within which is a lamp, the lamp is within glass, the glass as if it were a pearly [white] star lit from [the oil of] a blessed olive tree, neither of the east nor of the west, whose oil would almost glow even if untouched by fire. Light upon light. Allah guides to His light whom He wills. And Allah presents examples for the people, and Allah is Knowing of all things.



Another translation of the same verse with some exp. notes is here:


(24:35) Allah
61 is the Light of the heavens and the earth.62 His Light (in the Universe) may be likened to a niche wherein is a lamp, and the lamp is in the crystal which shines in star-like brilliance. It is lit from (the oil) of a blessed olive tree63 that is neither eastern nor western.64 Its oil well nigh glows forth (of itself) though no fire touched it: Light upon Light.65 Allah guides to His Light whom He wills.66 Allah sets forth parables to make people understand. Allah knows everything.67


Exp. note 62:


62. The phrase heavens and the earth in the Quran is generally used for the universe. Thus the verse would also mean: Allah is the light of the whole universe.
Light is something which makes things visible; which is itself manifest and helps make other things manifest. The human mind conceives light in this very sense. Absence of light is termed darkness, invisibility and obscurity. On the other hand, when there is visibility and things become exposed to view, man says there is light. Allah has been called Light' in this basic sense, and not in the sense of a beam of light which travels at the speed of 186,000 miles per second and stimulates the optic nerve through the retina. This conception of light has nothing to do with the reality of the meaning for which human mind has coined this word; rather the word light is used for all those lights which we experience in this physical world. All human words used for Allah are used in their basic sense and meaning, and not with reference to their physical connotation. For instance, when, the word sight is used with respect to Allah, it does not mean that Allah has an eye like men and animals with which He sees. Similarly when we say that Allah hears or grips or grasps, it does not mean that He hears through ears, or grips or grasps with the hand like us. These words are used in a metaphorical sense and only a man of very poor intelligence would have the misconception that hearing or seeing or grasping is not possible except in the limited and specific sense in which we experience it. Similarly it will be shortsightedness to interpret the word light in the sense of physical light rays emanating from a luminous body and affecting the retina. This word is not applicable to Allah in its limited sense, but in its absolute sense. That is, He alone in this universe is the real and prime cause of manifestation, otherwise there is nothing but darkness here. Everything which gives light and illuminates other things has received its light from Him; it has no light of its own.



The word light is also used for knowledge, and ignorance is termed as darkness.
Allah is the Light of the universe in this sense too, because the knowledge of reality and of right guidance can be obtained from Him alone; without having recourse to His Light, there will be nothing but darkness of ignorance and the resultant vice and wickedness in the world.


Exp. note 65:



65. In this parable, Allah has been likened to the Lamp and the universe to the Niche. The glass shade is the veil behind which Allah has concealed Himself from His creation. This veil is not a physical veil for concealment, but a veil caused by the intensity of divine manifestation. The human eye is unable to see Him not because of the intervening darkness but because of the intensity of the all-pervading, all-embracing Light radiating through the transparent veil. The human vision which is limited in nature cannot comprehend it. It can only comprehend and perceive limited physical lights which vary in brightness, which disappear and reappear, and Which can be perceived only by contrast to existing darkness. But the Absolute Light has no confronting darkness. It does not vanish, it shines forth and pervades all around with ever existing glory; it is beyond human perception and comprehension.


The sentence: His light may be likened, dispels the possible misunderstanding that one could have from the words: Allah is the light of the heavens and the earth. This shows that the use of the word light for Allah does not at all mean that the essence of His Being is nothing but light. In essence, He is a Perfect Being, Who is All-Knowing, All- Powerful, All-Wise etc. and also possessing all Light has been called Light itself because of His Perfection as a source of Light, just as somebody may be called Grace on account of his being highly gracious and beneficent and Beauty because of his being highly beautiful and attractive.
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Exp. note 66:



66. That is, although Allah’s Light is illuminating the whole world, everybody does not and cannot perceive it. It is Allah alone Who blesses whomsoever He wills with the capacity for perceiving His Light and benefiting by it. Just as the day and night are alike to a blind man, so is the case of a man without the gift of inner perception. He may see the electric light, the sunlight, the moonlight and the light from stars, but he cannot perceive the Light of Allah. For him there is nothing but darkness in the universe. Just as a blind man cannot see the stone in his way unless he stumbles over it, so is the man without the gift of inner perception, who cannot perceive even those realities around him which may be all brilliance and shining by Allah’s Light. He will perceive them only when he is overtaken by the consequences of his own misdeeds.

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This verse 35 of the surah Al-Noor is from the mutashabihaat. The meaning of the mutashabhaat is known only to Allah Ta’ala.

But I pasted only important portions from the exp. notes.


Allah’s Light of Guidance is extremely vast but everyone doesn’t have the ability to perceive it. So an unbeliever is in darkness. He/she doesn’t know the purpose of our life and death. They don’t know about the life after death. So they will just waste this precious life without making any good for the Hereafter. His example is given in the verses of Allah’s Book as:


(24:39) But for those who deny the Truth,
70 their deeds are like a mirage in the desert, which the thirsty supposes to be water until he comes to it only to find that it was nothing; he found instead that Allah was with Him and He paid his account in full. Allah is swift in settling the account.71


(24:40) Or its similitude is that of depths of darkness upon an abysmal sea, covered by a billow, above which is a billow, above which is cloud, creating darkness piled one upon another; when he puts forth his hand, he would scarcely see it.
72 He to whom Allah assigns no light, he will have no light.73


Exp. note 72:


72. This parable describes the condition of all the disbelievers and the hypocrites including those who perform good deeds for ostentation. It is being stated that such people are passing their life in a state of absolute and complete ignorance, whether they are the most learned people in the world and leaders in their respective fields of learning. They are like the man who is lost in complete darkness where no ray of light can reach him. They think that knowledge merely consists in producing atom bombs, hydrogen bombs, supersonic planes and moon rockets, or in attaining excellence in economics and finance and law and philosophy. But they little understand that real knowledge is something entirely different and they have no idea of it. Thus considered they are just ignorant, and an illiterate peasant who has gained some acquaintance of the divine truth is wiser than them.


Exp. note 73:



73. Here is stated the real object of the discourse which began with: Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth. When in fact there is no light in the universe except the Light of Allah and all manifestation of reality is due to that Light, where from can the one whom Allah does not give light have light? There exists no other source of light from where he can receive a ray.

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Allah is also “The Munawwir-ussamawaati wal-ardi”.
That is Allah is the One Who has given light to the heavens and the earth. Allah Azza wa Jall has beautified the world /the universe with the Sun, Moon and stars.


Allah said in surah Al-Hadeed verse 28 (translation):



(57:28) Believers, have fear of Allah and believe in His Messenger,
55 and He will grant you a two-fold portion of His Mercy, and will appoint for you a light whereby you shall walk;56 and He will forgive you.57 Allah is Most Forgiving, Most Compassionate.


One Mercy and light is for this life, the light of the Faith of Islam and all guidance to pass life in accordance with the Quraan and Sunnah.


The second Mercy and light will be given in the Hereafter when there will be no light except that given to the practicing believers. They will go in that light to cross the narrow difficult path passing over Hell. The hypocrites will not have the light, so they will fall into Hell.
This light of the Hereafter is mentioned in the verse 12 of surah al-Hadeed. Its translation is:



(57:12) On that Day you will see believing men and women that their light will be running before them and on their right hands.
17 (They will be told): “A good tiding to you today.” There shall be Gardens beneath which rivers flow; therein they shall abide. That indeed is the great triumph.


A part of the exp. note 17:



17. This and the following verses show that the light on the Day of Judgment will be specifically meant for the righteous believers only. As for the disbelievers and the hypocrites and the wicked people, they will be wandering about in the darkness as they had been in the world. The light there will be the light of righteous deeds. The sincerity of the faith and the piety of the character and conduct will turn into light that will lend brightness to the personality of the virtuous. The brighter the deed the more luminous will be his person, and when he will walk towards Paradise, his light will be running forward before him. The best explanation of it is Qatadah’s mursal tradition in which he says; The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: The light of some one will be so strong and sharp that it will be running on before him equal to the distance between Al-Madinah and Aden, of another equal to the distance between Madinah and Sana, and of another even less than that; so much so that there will be a believer whose light will jsut extend beyond his steps. (Ibn Jarir). In other words, the intensity of the light of a person will be proportionate to the extent of the good done and spread by him in the world, and the beams of his light will be running on before him in the Hereafter extending as far as his good will have extended in the world.

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So we must pray for the light of Eemaan and guidance here and in the hereafter as Muhammad salla Allaho alaihi wa sallam used to pray:


((اللهم اجعل في قلبي نورا, و في سمعي نورا, و في بصري نورا, و عن يميني نورا, و عن شمالي نورا, و من فوقي نورا, و من تحتي نورا, اللهم اجعلني نورا))

(Unanimous)

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OmAbdullah
02-16-2017, 11:45 AM
Al-Haadee (The Guide)



This beautiful name of Allah came in the Holy Quraan in the following verses:


Surah Al-Hajj verse 54:


54. And so those who were given knowledge may know that it is the truth from your Lord and [therefore] believe in it, and their hearts humbly submit to it.
And indeed is Allah the Guide of those who have believed to a straight path.


Surah Al-Furqaan verse 3:


31. And thus have We made for every prophet an enemy from among the criminals. But sufficient is your Lord as a guide and a helper.


Allah Azza wa Jall is Al-Haadee, The One Who guides HIS servants to all that is good for them in this world and in the Hereafter. And by HIS guidance the awliyaa are led to HIS obedience and to the righteous deeds of HIS Pleasure. Also by the guidance of Allah the animals are guided to do what is good for them and to keep away from the things harmful to them.


Thus Allah created all things and gave them guidance. As Allah said in the surah Al- A’la verses 2 and 3 (their English translation is):


(87:2) Who created all things and fashioned them in good proportion;
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Exp. note 2:


2. That is, He created everything, from the earth to the heavens, in the universe, and gave whatever he created the right proportion and balance and gave every creature the best conceivable form and shape. The same thing has been expressed in Surah As-Sajdah, thus: Who gave everything He created the best form (verse 7) Thus, the creation of everything in the world giving it due order and proportion, is an express sign of the truth that some Wise Designer is its Creator. Had the creation of the countless things in the universe been the result of a chance accident, or the work of many creators, there could be no order and balance, no beauty and inner coherence among the many things existing in the world.


(87:3) Who determined
3 and guided them,4


Exp.note 3 & 4:


3. Set a destiny: Determined beforehand what would be the function of a certain thing in the world, and for that purpose what would be its size, its form and shape, its qualities, its place of location, and what opportunities and means should be provided for its survival, existence and functioning, when it should come into being, and when and how it should cease to be after completing its part of the work. Such a scheme for a thing is its destiny (taqdir). And this destiny Allah has set for everything in the universe and for the entire universe as a whole. This means that the creation has not come about without a pre-conceived plan, haphazardly, but for it the Creator had a full plan before Him, and everything is happening according to that plan. (For further explanation, see (E.Ns 13, 14 of Surah Al-Hijr); (E.N. 8 of Surah Al-Furqan); (E.N. 25 of Surah Al-Qamar). (E.N. 12 of Surah Abasa).


4. That is, nothing was just created and left to itself, but whatever was created to perform a certain function, it was also taught the method of performing that function. In other words, He is not merely the Creator but Guide too. He has taken the responsibility to give guidance to whatever He has created in a particular capacity to fit its nature and to guide it in the way suitable for it. One kind of guidance is for the earth, the moon, the sun, and the stars and planets, which they are following in performing their role. Another kind of guidance is for water, air, light and the solid and mineral elements, and they are performing the same services for which they have been created accordingly. Still another kind of guidance is for vegetables, according to which they take root and spread in the earth, sprout up from its layers, obtain food from wherever Allah has created it for them, produce stem, branches, leaves, blossom and fruit, and fulfill the function which has been appointed for each of them. Still another kind of guidance is for the countless species of animals of the land, and water, and for each member of the species, the wonderful manifestations of which are clearly visible in the life of the animals and in their works, so much so that even an atheist is compelled to concede that different kinds of animals possess some sort of inspirational knowledge which man cannot obtain even through his instruments, not to speak of his senses. Then, there are two different kinds of guidance for man, which correspond to his two different capacities. One kind of guidance is for his animal life, by which each child learns to suck milk spontaneously on birth, by which the eyes of man, his nose, ear, heart, brain, lungs, kidney, liver, stomach, intestines, nerves, veins and arteries, all are performing their respective functions, without man’s being conscious of it, or his will’s having anything to do with the functions of these organs. This is the guidance under which all physical and mental changes pertaining to childhood, maturity, youth and old age go on taking place in man, independent of his will, choice, even his consciousness. The second kind of guidance is for his intellectual and conscious life, the nature of which is absolutely different from the guidance for unconscious life, for in this sphere of life a kind of freedom has been transferred to man, for which the mode of guidance meant for involuntary life is not suitable. For turning away from this last kind of guidance, man may offer whatever arguments and excuses he may like, it is not credible that the Creator Who has arranged guidance for everything in this universe according to its capacity, might have set for man the destiny that he may appropriate numerous things in His world freely, but might not have made any arrangement to show what is the right way of using his choice and what is the wrong way. (For further explanation, see (E.Ns 9, 10,14, 56 of Surah An-Nahl); (E.N. 23 of Surah TaHa), ( E.Ns 2, 3 of Surah Ar-Rahman); ( E.N. 5 of Surah Ad-Dahr).
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Allah Azza wa Jall said in the surah Taha verse 50:


(20:50) He said: "Our Lord is He
22 Who gave everything its form and then guided it."23
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When Pharaoh (Fir’on) asked the Prophet Musa alaihi salaam as to who was the Lord of the two i.e. who was the Lord of Musa and Haaroon (alaihima salaam), he gave answer as in the above verse (20:50). This verse is explained in the following exp. Notes 22, 23.


Exp. Notes 22, 23:


22. That is, we acknowledge Him alone as our Lord in every sense. He is our Sustainer, our Maker, our Master, our Sovereign and is Supreme in everything, and there is no other lord in any sense but Him.


23. This concise sentence needs serious attention. It means that it is Allah alone Who has created everything and given it its distinctive structure, form, capabilities, characteristics, etc.


(1) For instance, man has been given the hands and feet which are given the most appropriate structure that was needed for their right functioning.


(2) A human being, an animal, a plant, mineral and the like, air, water and light, everything has been given that particular form which was needed for its right functioning in the universe.


(3) Then He has guided everything aright to function properly. It is He Who has taught everything the way to fulfill that object for which it has been created. He has taught the ear to hear and the eye to see, the fish to swim and the bird to fly; the earth to grow vegetation and the tree to blossom and bear fruit. In short, He is not only the Creator of everything but also its Guide and Teacher.


Prophet Moses (peace be upon him) employed this concise and meaningful sentence to convey the message to Pharaoh and his people. He not only gave a suitable reply to Pharaoh as to who his Lord was, but also told him why He was his Lord, and how there was no other lord but God. The argument implied in it was this: As Pharaoh and every one of his subjects was obliged to Allah for his human form and could not live even for a moment without the functioning of the different parts of his body which were performing their functions in accordance with the guidance of Allah, so Pharaoh’s claim that he was the lord of the people was absurd, and its acknowledgment by his people that he was their lord, a folly.


Besides this, Prophet Moses (peace be upon him) also hinted at the need of Prophethood which was denied by Pharaoh. When Allah guides everything in the universe, He has also to fulfill the need of the guidance of mankind. Whereas the guidance of the animals and birds has been provided by instinct, the guidance of rational human beings has been provided by sending Messengers who appealed to them by rational arguments.

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I think that the verses and the exp. notes given above are sufficient to explain this beautiful name (Al-Haadee) of Allah Azza wa Jall.


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mkusak
02-21-2017, 06:31 AM
Thank you!
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OmAbdullah
02-25-2017, 09:47 PM
Al-Badee’ (The Originator)



This Attribute of Allah Azza wa Jall came in the following verses of the Holy Quraan:


Surah Al-Baqarah verse 117 and surah Al-An’aam verse 101

Their English translation is:

Surah Al-Baqarah 117;


(2:117) He is the Originator of the heavens and the earth; whenever He decrees a matter He (merely) says: “Be”, and it is.



Surah Al-Anaam 101;


(6:101) He is the Originator of the heavens and the earth. How can He have a son when He has had no mate? And He has created everything and He has full knowledge of all things.



(How can a person created be the offspring of the Creator???)


We know that Allah is the Creator and the Originator of everything.

Al-Khaaliq means the Creator and Faatir means the Originator. Al-Badee’ also means the Originator.

In fact, regarding the Great Names of Allah Ta’aala our knowledge is very limited. We cannot explain the difference between these names. The exact meaning is known to Allah only. But the scholars say that:


Al-Khaaliq means to create from nothing. That is there are no elements or compounds, no pre-existing matter/particles etc. Thus Allah Ta’aala created all and everything from nothing.


Al-Badee’, on the other hand, means that there is no pre-existing example or sample or any models but Allah plans a thing and creates it. For example, look at the face of mankind. All of this shape is created by Allah azza wa Jall without any precedents. What a proper shape!!! Allah said in surah Infitaar verses 6, 7 and 8:


(82:6) O man! What has deceived you about your generous Lord


(82:7) Who created you, shaped you, and made you well-proportioned,

(82:8) and set you in whatever form He pleased?4



So Allah gave excellent form and shape to mankind. One can try to imagine the excellence of Allah’s Creative Ability by comparing the faces of different people. There are numerous people in this world, they are all created by Allah Azza wa Jall but all of the faces are different from each other although all have a nose, two eyes, a mouth, two cheeks and a forehead. Look at the structure of hand, what a wonderful proportion of the fingers and palm! What a vast variety of works and functions can be performed by the hand!!!


Look at the wonderful structure of the heaven and the earth! The heaven is decorated with stars so that the darkness of the night becomes lighter and the beauty of the sky at night pleases hearts of people.


The earth is made a stable and attractive place for living. It is said that if the distance of the sun from the earth was a little more, all the inhabitants of the earth would be frozen to death; and if it was a little less, then all would get burned. So Allah made everything balanced and in good proportion!!!


This magnificent universe is created and made by Allah Ta’aala in wonderful and excellent shape. Looking at the excellent creation of Allah a sincere Muslim will go into prostration. Surely, in our own nafs and in the universe there are signs of the Greatness of the Creator, Al-Khaaliq and Al-Badee’


Allah said in the Holy Quraan:


(41:53) Soon shall We show them Our Signs on the horizons and in their own beings until it becomes clear to them that it is the Truth.
70 Is it not enough that your Lord is a witness over everything?71

(translation of the verse 53 of the surah Ha-meem (the other name of this surah is Fussilat).

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OmAbdullah
02-28-2017, 01:04 PM
Al-Baaqee (The Everlasting One)



Everything will perish except Allah Azza wa Jall. Allah said in Surah Al-Rahmaan (Ar-Rahmaan) verse 26 and 27 (Its English translation is):


(55:26) All
25 that is on earth will perish,


Exp. note 25:


25. From here to verse 30, the jinn and the men have been informed of two realities:

First, neither you are immortal nor the provisions that you are enjoying in this world everlasting. Immortal and everlasting is the Being of the High and Supreme God alone Whose greatness this universe testifies, and by Whose grace and kindness you have been favored with these bounties. Now, if someone among you behaves arrogantly, it would be due to his own meanness. If a foolish person assumes haughtiness in his tiny sphere of authority, or becomes god of a few helpless men who fall into his hand, this force would not last long. A godhead that lags for a mere score or two score years in a corner of the earth whose size in this limitless universe is not even equal to a pea seed, and then becomes a legend of the past, is not something of which one may feel proud and arrogant.


The other important truth of which both these creations have been warned is: None of those whom you have set up as deities and removers of hardships and fulfiller of needs, apart from Allah, whether they are angels or prophets or the moon and the sun, or some other creation, can fulfill any of your needs. These helpless creatures and things themselves stand in need of Allah’s help for their needs and requirements. They themselves pray to Him for help. When they are not able to remove their own hardships, how will they remove your hardships? Whatever is happening in this limitless universe, from the earth to the heavens, is happening under the command of One God alone. No one else has any share in His Godhead. No one therefore can influence anyone else’s destiny in any way.


(55:27) only the Person of your Lord, full of majesty and splendour, will endure.



(55:28) So which of the wonders of your Lord will you twain – you men and jinn – then deny?
26



Exp. note 26:


26. Here, as the context itself shows, the word alaa has been used in the sense of excellences and perfections. Whoever of the mortal creatures is involved in vanity and self-arrogance and struts about thinking that his false godhead is everlasting, disavows Lord of the world’s glory and majesty by his conduct, if not by his tongue. His pride and arrogance by itself is a denial of Allah Almighty’s greatness and glory. Whatever claim he may make to an excellence by his tongue, or arrogate to himself such an excellence, it is indeed a disavowal of the rank and station of the real possessor of excellences and perfections.
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Allah said in surah Al-Furqaan verse 58 (the English translation is):


(25:58) (O Muhammad), put your trust in Him Who is Ever-

Living, Who will never die, and glorify Him with His praise. He suffices as the Knower of the sins of His servants,

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Allah is the Owner of everything and that of the whole Universe. Allah Ta’aala is the Giver of death and life to everyone. Allah HIMSELF shall live forever. This whole universe is going to end at the ordained time by the Command of Allah All-Mighty. All of the mankind and jinn also will come to an end. But Allah will give us another life in the next world where Judgment shall be passed and then the human beings and the jinns shall remain forever, some in Hell and some in Paradise according to their faith and deeds.


Whatever we do here for this world, will perish and whatever good we do for the Hereafter shall remain with Allah to benefit us forever.



Allah Azza wa Jall said in the surah Al-Nahl (An-Nahl) verse 96 (its English translation is):


(16:96) Whatever you have is bound to pass away and whatever is with Allah will last. And We shall surely grant those who have been patient their reward
98 according to the best of what they did.



Exp. notes:


1. The wealth and property of this world will perish and the Hereafter is everlasting. Therefore, your goal must be the Hereafter and you must desire and pray for its blessings.


2. Those who will remain steadfast in the severe trials in this world will get their ranks and rewards in the Hereafter according to their excellent deeds.
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Thus Allah Azza wa Jall will live forever but Allah has ordained for us everlasting life in the Hereafter as is proven in the Holy Quraan. For proof see the verses 105, 106, 107 1nd 108 of the surah Hood (surah Hud). Their English translation is:


(11:105) And when the appointed Day comes, no one shall even dare to speak except by the leave of Allah. Then some will be declared wretched, others blessed.


(11:106) As for the wretched, they shall be in the Fire, and in it they shall sigh and groan.


(11:107) They shall abide in it as long as the heavens and the earth endure, unless your Lord may will otherwise. Surely your Lord does whatsoever He wills.


(11:108) And as for those who are blessed, they shall abide in the Garden as long as the heavens and the earth endure, unless your Lord may will otherwise. They shall enjoy an unceasing gift.
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Therefore, we must choose for ourselves Paradise in the Hereafter by striving hard for the pleasure of Allah and abstaining from HIS anger.

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OmAbdullah
02-28-2017, 01:23 PM
Al-Baaqee (The Everlasting One)


Everything will perish except Allah Azza wa Jall. Allah said in Surah Al-Rahmaan (Ar-Rahmaan) verse 26 and 27 (Its English translation is):


(55:26) All
25 that is on earth will perish,


Exp. note 25:


25. From here to verse 30, the jinn and the men have been informed of two realities:

First, neither you are immortal nor the provisions that you are enjoying in this world everlasting. Immortal and everlasting is the Being of the High and Supreme God alone Whose greatness this universe testifies, and by Whose grace and kindness you have been favored with these bounties. Now, if someone among you behaves arrogantly, it would be due to his own meanness. If a foolish person assumes haughtiness in his tiny sphere of authority, or becomes god of a few helpless men who fall into his hand, this force would not last long. A godhead that lags for a mere score or two score years in a corner of the earth whose size in this limitless universe is not even equal to a pea seed, and then becomes a legend of the past, is not something of which one may feel proud and arrogant.

The other important truth of which both these creations have been warned is: None of those whom you have set up as deities and removers of hardships and fulfiller of needs, apart from Allah, whether they are angels or prophets or the moon and the sun, or some other creation, can fulfill any of your needs. These helpless creatures and things themselves stand in need of Allah’s help for their needs and requirements. They themselves pray to Him for help. When they are not able to remove their own hardships, how will they remove your hardships? Whatever is happening in this limitless universe, from the earth to the heavens, is happening under the command of One God alone. No one else has any share in His Godhead. No one therefore can influence anyone else’s destiny in any way.


(55:27) only the Person of your Lord, full of majesty and splendour, will endure.



(55:28) So which of the wonders of your Lord will you twain – you men and jinn – then deny?
26


Exp. note 26:


26. Here, as the context itself shows, the word alaa has been used in the sense of excellences and perfections. Whoever of the mortal creatures is involved in vanity and self-arrogance and struts about thinking that his false godhead is everlasting, disavows Lord of the world’s glory and majesty by his conduct, if not by his tongue. His pride and arrogance by itself is a denial of Allah Almighty’s greatness and glory. Whatever claim he may make to an excellence by his tongue, or arrogate to himself such an excellence, it is indeed a disavowal of the rank and station of the real possessor of excellences and perfections.
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Allah said in surah Al-Furqaan verse 58 (the English translation is):


(25:58) (O Muhammad), put your trust in Him Who is Ever-

Living, Who will never die, and glorify Him with His praise. He suffices as the Knower of the sins of His servants,



Allah is the Owner of everything and that of the whole Universe. Allah Ta’aala is the Giver of death and life to everyone. Allah HIMSELF shall live forever. This whole universe is going to end at the ordained time by the Command of Allah All-Mighty. All of the mankind and jinn also will come to an end. But Allah will give us another life in the next world where Judgment shall be passed and then the human beings and the jinns shall remain forever, some in Hell and some in Paradise according to their faith and deeds.


Whatever we do here for this world, will perish and whatever good we do for the Hereafter shall remain with Allah to benefit us forever.


Allah Azza wa Jall said in the surah Al-Nahl (An-Nahl) verse 96 (its English translation is):


(16:96) Whatever you have is bound to pass away and whatever is with Allah will last. And We shall surely grant those who have been patient their reward
98 according to the best of what they did.



Exp. notes:


1. The wealth and property of this world will perish and the Hereafter is everlasting. Therefore, your goal must be the Hereafter and you must desire and pray for its blessings.


2. Those who will remain steadfast in the severe trials in this world will get their ranks and rewards in the Hereafter according to their excellent deeds.
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Thus Allah Azza wa Jall is Al-Baaqee i.e. Allah Azza wa Jall will live forever.
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ZeeshanParvez
02-28-2017, 01:57 PM
Originally Posted by nbegam

Al-Mun-im (The Giver of blessings), Al-Muntaqim (The Avenger)



Al-Mun-im:

Only Allah Azza wa Jall is the Giver of blessings. Allah Almighty said in the surah Al-Nahl (An-Nahl) verses 53 and 18

(English translation):
53. And whatever of blessings and good things you have, it is from Allah. Then, when harm touches you, unto Him you cry aloud for help.


18. And if you would count the graces of Allah, never could you be able to count them. Truly! Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.


We must always pray to Allah to protect us from the cessation of the blessings ( Zawaali-ni’mah). We cannot count the blessings of Allah so we must be very thankful to Allah for HIS Blessings.


According to a Hadeeth Shareef, narrated by Jaabir Bin Abdullah (radi-yallaho anhu) the Prophet (Allah's Peace and Blessings be upon him) visited him and he (Jaabir rAa) presented to Him fresh dates and cool water. The Prophet (Allah's Peace and Blessings be upon him) said “These are from those blessings about which you will be questioned”.

(Musnad Ahmad, Nisaa-ee, Ibn- Jareer and many others)


So it is clear from many ahaadeeth that it is not only the unbelievers who shall be questioned about the blessings but also Muslims. The difference is that if a Muslim had realized in this world that the blessings with him were from Allah azza wa Jall and if he tried to pay thanks to Allah with his heart, tongue and actions then he will succeed in the accounting otherwise he/she will fail!!!


Paying thanks by actions means that we must give a poor, needy and a way farer his right. The numerous blessings that every person is enjoying are of different types. Some are given to mankind directly like eyes to see with, ears to hear with, tongue to speak with, hands to work with and feet/legs to walk with. We must consider these blessings of Allah as Allah ‘s trust and we must use them according to Allah’s Will and Commands. For e.g. we shouldn’t use our eyes to look at immoral scenes, we shouldn’t listen to music, back biting etc. We should use our tongue only for saying proper words and for the praises and remembrance of Allah. We should use our legs and feet to go for doing lawful things and also for going to Masjid but not for going to a cinema. We must do good things with our hands like lawful work to earn our sustenance. But we shouldn’t use our hands for unjust actions.


Another type of blessings are given to us by our struggle. These blessings must be earned in the lawful way and also must be used and spent in the lawful way.


Al-Muntaqim:



The One Who takes revenge. Allah is the Avenger, the Lord of Retribution!!! Allah said in surah Aali-Imraan verses 3 and 4

(its English translation is):

3. He has sent down upon you, [O Muhammad], the Book in truth, confirming what was before it. And He revealed the Torah and the Gospel.


4. Then those who reject Faith in the Signs of Allah will suffer the severest penalty, and Allah is Exalted in Might, Lord of Retribution.



And Allah said in surah Al-Dukhaan (Ad-Dukhaan) verse 16 (Its English translation is):

16. The Day We will strike with the greatest assault, indeed, We will take retribution.


Although Allah Azza wa Jall is the Forgiving and Forbearing but the transgressive arrogant shouldn’t think that they can take advantage of these Attributes of Allah. They must also remember that Allah is the Lord of Retribution too. Usually, the oppressed Muslims become hasty and start wishing that Allah’s Punishment should catch the oppressors. But the Muslims note that they have to be extremely patient because it is up to Allah whether Allah Almighty punishes in this world or not and if yes then when will Allah catch the oppressors? All this authority lies with Allah and while wishing the punishment for others, we must pray for our own safety as Allah said in the surah al-Ma’idah verse 95:


(5:95) Believers! Do not kill game while you are in the state of pilgrim sanctity.
110 Whoever of you kills it willfully there shall be a recompense, the like of what he has killed in cattle - as shall be judged by two men of equity among you - to be brought to the Ka'bah as an offering, or as an expiation the feeding of the needy, or its equivalent in fasting111 in order that he may taste the grievousness of his deed. Allah has pardoned whatever has passed; but Allah will exact a penalty from him who repeats it. Allah is All-Mighty. He is fully capable of exacting penalties.


Exp. Note 110:


110. When a person is in the state of pilgrim sanctity (ihram) it is prohibited for him both to hunt and to assist in hunting animals. Indeed, even if an animal has been hunted for him by someone else he may not eat it. However, if someone hunts an animal for himself and makes a gift of it to such a person, there is no harm in his eating it. There is an exception to this injunction and that is with regard to harmful animals. Snakes, scorpions, mad dogs and other such animals which cause injury to man may be killed even by one in the state of ihram. (See Bukhari, 'Talaq', 24; 'Sayd', 2; Abu Da'ud, 'Manasik', 40, 41; Tirmidhi, 'Hajj', 27; 'Sayd', 26 - Ed.)

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So we must pray for ourselves and for others, for an oppressor we must pray to Allah to guide him on the right path. But we shouldn’t become hopeless of Allah’s Justice. The real place for Allah’s Justice is the Here-After. There Allah shall judge every oppressor and punish him while Allah shall reward the oppressed one as Allah said in the surah Ibraheem verse 42 :


42. And never think that Allah is unaware of what the wrongdoers do. He only delays them for a Day when eyes will stare [in horror].


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The translation of the above verse ( i.e surah Ibraheem verse 42) is very clear. Allah Azza wa Jall gives them more and more time to think, reflect and repent from his unjust actions. In case he/she is heedless then they shall suffer much more severe punishment. May Allah protect us. May Allah make us just and kind to people and make us from those who do tawbah (repent) to Allah again and again, aameen. May Allah make us the dwellers of Paradise, aameen. Truly, that shall be a great success.




Know that there is a difference of opinion as to if al-Muntaqim is the Name of Allaah or not.

The scholars have differed over which Names are really His Names and which are not.

You seem to be using the ones found at the back of published Qur'aan copies.

Those are derived from a Hadiith in Jaami al-Tirmidhi which has been declared weak.

Please be careful as Naming Allaah with a Name which does not belong to Him is a sin.
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ZeeshanParvez
02-28-2017, 02:01 PM
قال شيخ الإسلام في مجموع الفتاوى: واسم المنتقم ليس من أسماء الله الحسنى الثابتة عن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم، وإنما جاء في القرآن مقيدا كقوله تعالى: إِنَّا مِنَ الْمُجْرِمِينَ مُنتَقِمُونَ [سورة السجدة:22]، وقوله:
إِنَّ اللّهَ عَزِيزٌ ذُو انْتِقَامٍ [ سورة إبراهيم: 47].




Shiekh Al-Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah said that the Name al-Muntaqim is not from the Nmaes of Allaah which has been established from the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam).

Reference(s):

http://fatwa.islamweb.net/fatwa/inde...twaId&Id=49892
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OmAbdullah
03-02-2017, 03:39 AM
Originally Posted by ZeeshanParvez
قال شيخ الإسلام في مجموع الفتاوى: واسم المنتقم ليس من أسماء الله الحسنى الثابتة عن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم، وإنما جاء في القرآن مقيدا كقوله تعالى: إِنَّا مِنَ الْمُجْرِمِينَ مُنتَقِمُونَ [سورة السجدة:22]، وقوله:
إِنَّ اللّهَ عَزِيزٌ ذُو انْتِقَامٍ [ سورة إبراهيم: 47].



Shiekh Al-Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah said that the Name al-Muntaqim is not from the Nmaes of Allaah which has been established from the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam).

Reference(s):

http://fatwa.islamweb.net/fatwa/inde...twaId&Id=49892






I have many lists of the beautiful names of Allah and Al-Muntaqim is present in them. Also the verses of the Holy Quraan (given above in your post ) are the greatest evidence of this beautiful name of Allah!!! such verses are also found in other surahs like surah Aali-Imraan.


In fact Allah will surely take revenge from the criminals and Allah's revenge is the most severe thing so we are ordered to fear and protect ourselves. It is and shall be terrible and lasting. Thus Allah said:


يا عباد فاتقون


"O (MY) servants, fear (ME and take heed)."

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It is our important duty to inform mankind about this Attribute of Allah as Allah has prepared Hell for the criminals and Hell is a very bad place to return to!!! If you don't inform them then the sinners will complain to Allah on the Day of Judgment that you didn't inform them about all of these things!!!
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ZeeshanParvez
03-02-2017, 07:49 AM
Originally Posted by nbegam
I have many lists of the beautiful names of Allah and Al-Muntaqim is present in them. Also the verses of the Holy Quraan (given above in your post ) are the greatest evidence of this beautiful name of Allah!!! such verses are also found in other surahs like surah Aali-Imraan.


In fact Allah will surely take revenge from the criminals and Allah's revenge is the most severe thing so we are ordered to fear and protect ourselves. It is and shall be terrible and lasting. Thus Allah said:


يا عباد فاتقون


"O (MY) servants, fear (ME and take heed)."

************************************************** ************************************************** *********

It is our important duty to inform mankind about this Attribute of Allah as Allah has prepared Hell for the criminals and Hell is a very bad place to return to!!! If you don't inform them then the sinners will complain to Allah on the Day of Judgment that you didn't inform them about all of these things!!!
No, my dear brother. The copies of the Qur'aan weren't printed like this back in the days of the Companions. Today you have companies printing the Qur'aan, and putting a list of the Names of Allaah on the front. Then they place the names of the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) on the back.


Let me repeat. The list you are talking about was taken from a hadiith in Jaami al-Tirmidhi and it is weak. A weak Hadiith is not used in matters of legislation. It is definitely not used for the Names of Allaah.


Names of Allaah have to be justified by the Qur'aan and Sunnah.


If you read the Fatwaa, which you did not, you would realize that the Name as you are trying to prove to be in the Qur'aan is not there as you believe it to be.


It is there in the restricted form. The first Verse has it as He takes revenge from those who are criminals. In the second word it is in the form of an annexation.

وأما المنتقم فليس من أسماء الله، لأن الله تعالى لم يذكر هذا الوصف لنفسه إلا مقيداً، وكل وصف جاء مقيداً فهو ليس من أسماء الله، لأن أسماء الله كمال على الإطلاق لا تحتاج إلى تقييد، والله سبحانه وتعالى إنما ذكر المنتقم في مقابلة الإجرام فقال: {إنا من المجرمين منتقمون}، وحينئذ لا يكون المنتقم من أسماء الله.


[Paraphrase] al-MuntaQim is not a Name of Allaah because Allaah has not mentioned this Attribute except with it is restricted. Every Attribute which has come in the restricted form is not a Name of Allaah because Allaah's Names are complete without any restriction and have no need to be restricted. Allaah has only mentioned al-MuntaQim in opposition to wrongdoing and hence it is not from the Names of Allaah.

Also know that there is a difference between the Names of Allaah and His Attributes.


Please understand that all the lists you are referring to are based on the weak hadiith in Jaami al-Tirmidhi which contain a list of Ninety Nine Names of Allaah. A weak hadiith cannot be used to derive something as important as the Names of Allaah.


Also read this English Fatwaa for better understanding. Concentrate on the following:


Secondly: An action is broader in meaning than a name. Hence Allaah has attributed to Himself actions for which He is not called by the active participle of the verb in question, such as wanting (araada), willing (shaa’a) and causing to happen (ahdatha); He is not called al-mureed (the wanter or seeker) or al-shaa’i (the willer) or al-muhdith (the causer). Similarly He did not call Himself al-saani’ (the maker), al-faa’il (the doer), or al-mutqin (the one who does things perfectly), or other names derived from actions that He attributes to Himself. The scope of actions is broader than the scope of words.


Those who derive a name for Allaah from every action made a serious mistake and made the number of His names reach more than one thousand. They called Him al-maakir (the plotter), al-mukhaadi’ (the deceiver), al-faatin (the causer of tribulation), al-kaa’id (the schemer), etc.





Reference(s):

Are these from among the Names of Allaah
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OmAbdullah
03-02-2017, 11:47 PM
Ref: O Allah, I am Your servant, son of Your servant, son of your maidservant. My forehead is in Your hand. Your command conceming me prevails, and Your decision concerning me is just. I call upon You by every one of the beautiful names by which You have described Yourself, or which You have revealed in Your book, or have taught anyone of Your creatures, or which You have chosen to keep in the knowledge of the unseen with You, to make the Qur`an the delight of my heart, the light of my breast, and remover of my griefs, sorrows, and afflictions`."


Allah humma inni abduk, wabnu abdik, wabnu amatik; nasiyati bi yadik, maadin fiya hukmuk, wa adlun fiya qada-uk; as aluka bi kulle ismin sammayta bihi nafsak, au anzaltahu bi kitabik, au allam tahu ahadan min khalkik, au ista tharta bihi fi ilmil gaybi indak, antaj alal Quranaa rabiya qalbi, wa nura sadary, wa jilaa huzni, wa zihaba hammi.


The above is saheeh hadeeth, I know it since long from different sources. The above copy, I took from Islamic board .
1. This Hadeeth proves that Allah’s names are many more, which:

a). Allah Ta’aala sent down in HIS Book,
b). Allah taught HIS Servants like the Prophets alaihim salaam,
c). Allah Azza wa Jall kept with HIMSELF in the unseen knowledge.

So only 99 names is not the limit.

2. Dhoo-Al-Jalaali wa Al-Ikraam is a name of Allah that came in the Holy Quraan. Dhoo- Intiqaam came in the Holy Quraan in more than one place Dhoo means “sahib” i.e. Owner. Again this name (quality) came with another name that is Azeez. So you cannot deny the name Al-Muntaqim for Allah. I also give another example:

Allah revealed the names Azeezim-Muqtadir in surah Al-Qamar verse 42 and Maleekim-Muqtadir in verse 55. The name Al-Muqtadir is present in the names of Allah and is proven from the Holy Quraan. Similarly, the Name Muntaqimoon (plural of Muntaqim) and Azeezun-Dhoo-Intiqaam are present in the Holy Quraan and they prove the name Al-Muntaqim present in the names of Allah..


3. You say that this name came with taqyeed. Allah is Al-Raheem (Ar-Raheem ) only for the Muslims on the Day of Judgment. So taqyeed is there. Then will you say that Al-Rheem (Ar-Raheem) is not the name of Allah?


4. The fatwa given is not proved to be correct and correctly coming from a great God-Fearing scholar. Now there are so many mischief-maker munaafiqeen who are trying to remove true ahaadeeth and add false, invented ones to the collections of all books of hadeeth even to Bukhaari and Muslim. The only source to prove the truth of a fatwa is that it must be according to the Holy Quraan and Sunnah. The name Al-Muntaqim is present both in Quraan and Hadeeth. See the following verse:

فَلَا تَحۡسَبَنَّ اللّٰهَ مُخۡلِفَ وَعۡدِه رُسُلَه. اِنَّ اللّٰهَ عَزِيۡزٌ ذُوۡ انْتِقَامٍؕ‏

(14:47) So, do not think, (O Prophet), that Allah will go back upon His promise to His Messengers.56 Surely Allah is Mighty, Lord of retribution.


Here Allah declared that Allah is the Lord of retribution. Then the Hdeeth gave the name Al-Muntaqim which is in accordance with the Quraan.

You must bring a statement from the Holy Quraan which proves that Allah will not punish the criminal / killers / kaafirs / idolaters and that Allah will not take revenge of the innocent people.

If you cannot bring the proof and surely you cannot bring it, then please don’t waste my time. This is a thread to explain the beautiful names of Allah only. It is not a thread for discussion purpose.
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ZeeshanParvez
03-02-2017, 11:55 PM
Originally Posted by nbegam


4. The fatwa given is not proved to be correct and correctly coming from a great God-Fearing scholar. Now there are so many mischief-maker munaafiqeen who are trying to remove true ahaadeeth and add false, invented ones to the collections of all books of hadeeth even to Bukhaari and Muslim. The only source to prove the truth of a fatwa is that it must be according to the Holy Quraan and Sunnah. The name Al-Muntaqim is present both in Quraan and Hadeeth. See the following verse:

فَلَا تَحۡسَبَنَّ اللّٰهَ مُخۡلِفَ وَعۡدِه رُسُلَه. اِنَّ اللّٰهَ عَزِيۡزٌ ذُوۡ انْتِقَامٍؕ‏

(14:47) So, do not think, (O Prophet), that Allah will go back upon His promise to His Messengers.56 Surely Allah is Mighty, Lord of retribution.


Here Allah declared that Allah is the Lord of retribution. Then the Hdeeth gave the name Al-Muntaqim which is in accordance with the Quraan.

You must bring a statement from the Holy Quraan which proves that Allah will not punish the criminal / killers / kaafirs / idolaters and that Allah will not take revenge of the innocent people.

If you cannot bring the proof and surely you cannot bring it, then please don’t waste my time. This is a thread to explain the beautiful names of Allah only. It is not a thread for discussion purpose.

May Allah guide you. You are accusing someone of not being fearful of Allaah?
You are labeling someone of being a mischief maker without any evidence???????????????

I seek refuge from Allaah from such ignorance.

And you think Allaah will take revenge from innocent people while Allaah clearly says in the Qur'aan that He will not wrong His slaves???????

Astaghfirullah.....

May Allah guide you and rid you of your arrogance and ignorance.

So, you claim that the hadiith in Jaami al-Tirmidhi is authentic? What is your proof?
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ZeeshanParvez
03-03-2017, 12:05 AM
The Hadiith you claim is authentic without evidence has been outlined by scholars to have at least three defects in it.


First it has الاضطراب

Second there is تدليس of الوليد بن مسلم

Third there is the possibility of الإدراج


Scholars like the Maaliki giant Ibn al-'Arabi and the Shaafi'i Ibn Kathiir have labelled it weak. So has الصنعاني

Are you going to accuse them of not being God fearing as well?
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ZeeshanParvez
03-03-2017, 12:13 AM
Originally Posted by nbegam
Ref: O Allah, I am Your servant, son of Your servant, son of your maidservant. My forehead is in Your hand. Your command conceming me prevails, and Your decision concerning me is just. I call upon You by every one of the beautiful names by which You have described Yourself, or which You have revealed in Your book, or have taught anyone of Your creatures, or which You have chosen to keep in the knowledge of the unseen with You, to make the Qur`an the delight of my heart, the light of my breast, and remover of my griefs, sorrows, and afflictions`."


Allah humma inni abduk, wabnu abdik, wabnu amatik; nasiyati bi yadik, maadin fiya hukmuk, wa adlun fiya qada-uk; as aluka bi kulle ismin sammayta bihi nafsak, au anzaltahu bi kitabik, au allam tahu ahadan min khalkik, au ista tharta bihi fi ilmil gaybi indak, antaj alal Quranaa rabiya qalbi, wa nura sadary, wa jilaa huzni, wa zihaba hammi.


The above is saheeh hadeeth, I know it since long from different sources. The above copy, I took from Islamic board .
1. This Hadeeth proves that Allah’s names are many more, which:

a). Allah Ta’aala sent down in HIS Book,
b). Allah taught HIS Servants like the Prophets alaihim salaam,
c). Allah Azza wa Jall kept with HIMSELF in the unseen knowledge.

So only 99 names is not the limit.

2. Dhoo-Al-Jalaali wa Al-Ikraam is a name of Allah that came in the Holy Quraan. Dhoo- Intiqaam came in the Holy Quraan in more than one place Dhoo means “sahib” i.e. Owner. Again this name (quality) came with another name that is Azeez. So you cannot deny the name Al-Muntaqim for Allah. I also give another example:

Allah revealed the names Azeezim-Muqtadir in surah Al-Qamar verse 42 and Maleekim-Muqtadir in verse 55. The name Al-Muqtadir is present in the names of Allah and is proven from the Holy Quraan. Similarly, the Name Muntaqimoon (plural of Muntaqim) and Azeezun-Dhoo-Intiqaam are present in the Holy Quraan and they prove the name Al-Muntaqim present in the names of Allah..


3. You say that this name came with taqyeed. Allah is Al-Raheem (Ar-Raheem ) only for the Muslims on the Day of Judgment. So taqyeed is there. Then will you say that Al-Rheem (Ar-Raheem) is not the name of Allah?


4. The fatwa given is not proved to be correct and correctly coming from a great God-Fearing scholar. Now there are so many mischief-maker munaafiqeen who are trying to remove true ahaadeeth and add false, invented ones to the collections of all books of hadeeth even to Bukhaari and Muslim. The only source to prove the truth of a fatwa is that it must be according to the Holy Quraan and Sunnah. The name Al-Muntaqim is present both in Quraan and Hadeeth. See the following verse:

فَلَا تَحۡسَبَنَّ اللّٰهَ مُخۡلِفَ وَعۡدِه رُسُلَه. اِنَّ اللّٰهَ عَزِيۡزٌ ذُوۡ انْتِقَامٍؕ‏

(14:47) So, do not think, (O Prophet), that Allah will go back upon His promise to His Messengers.56 Surely Allah is Mighty, Lord of retribution.


Here Allah declared that Allah is the Lord of retribution. Then the Hdeeth gave the name Al-Muntaqim which is in accordance with the Quraan.

You must bring a statement from the Holy Quraan which proves that Allah will not punish the criminal / killers / kaafirs / idolaters and that Allah will not take revenge of the innocent people.

If you cannot bring the proof and surely you cannot bring it, then please don’t waste my time. This is a thread to explain the beautiful names of Allah only. It is not a thread for discussion purpose.

In addition to what I have posted in my previous two posts, let me repeat that you do not understand what I wrote because you have compared the name al-Rahiim to al-MuntaQim by saying that too is restricted.

The name al-Rahiim has come unrestricted in the Qur'aan and it has come with an Alif Laam prefixed to it. Unrestricted refers to its usage in the Qur'aan without annexation ['iDaafa]. We are not referring to the meaning of the Name as you have misunderstood.

A Name of Allaah has to be unrestricted when used in the Qur'aan and Sunnah to be accepted as a Name. This does not have to do with the meaning of the Name. It has to do with its usage.

Please try to understand the difference.

al-Rahiim has come unrestricted in the Qur'aan

Look at the following Qur'aanic Verse


تَنزِيلٌ مِنْ الرَّحْمَانِ الرَّحِيمِ



Show me where in the Qur'aan al-MuntaQim has come like that as follows

المنتقم

You cannot because it hasn't. And you continue to rely on a hadiith graded weak by great scholars such as Ibn al-'Arabi the Maaliki and Ibn kathiir the Shaafi'i.

May Allaah open up your heart to understanding.
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ZeeshanParvez
03-03-2017, 01:52 AM
Originally Posted by nbegam
Ref: O Allah, I am Your servant, son of Your servant, son of your maidservant. My forehead is in Your hand. Your command conceming me prevails, and Your decision concerning me is just. I call upon You by every one of the beautiful names by which You have described Yourself, or which You have revealed in Your book, or have taught anyone of Your creatures, or which You have chosen to keep in the knowledge of the unseen with You, to make the Qur`an the delight of my heart, the light of my breast, and remover of my griefs, sorrows, and afflictions`."


Allah humma inni abduk, wabnu abdik, wabnu amatik; nasiyati bi yadik, maadin fiya hukmuk, wa adlun fiya qada-uk; as aluka bi kulle ismin sammayta bihi nafsak, au anzaltahu bi kitabik, au allam tahu ahadan min khalkik, au ista tharta bihi fi ilmil gaybi indak, antaj alal Quranaa rabiya qalbi, wa nura sadary, wa jilaa huzni, wa zihaba hammi.


The above is saheeh hadeeth, I know it since long from different sources. The above copy, I took from Islamic board .
To avoid confusion let me make clear that yes scholars have labelled that Hadiith correct. Some have labelled it weak.

However, the hadiith we are discussing is the one from which you have taken the Ninety Nine Names. Let me put down that Hadiith for you.


إِنَّ لِلَّهِ تَعَالَى تِسْعَةً وَتِسْعِينَ اسْمًا مِائَةً غَيْرَ وَاحِدَةٍ مَنْ أَحْصَاهَا دَخَلَ الْجَنَّةَ هُوَ اللَّهُ الَّذِي لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ هُوَ الرَّحْمَنُ الرَّحِيمُ الْمَلِكُ الْقُدُّوسُ السَّلاَمُ الْمُؤْمِنُ الْمُهَيْمِنُ الْعَزِيزُ الْجَبَّارُ الْمُتَكَبِّرُ الْخَالِقُ الْبَارِئُ الْمُصَوِّرُ الْغَفَّارُ الْقَهَّارُ الْوَهَّابُ الرَّزَّاقُ الْفَتَّاحُ الْعَلِيمُ الْقَابِضُ الْبَاسِطُ الْخَافِضُ الرَّافِعُ الْمُعِزُّ الْمُذِلُّ السَّمِيعُ الْبَصِيرُ الْحَكَمُ الْعَدْلُ اللَّطِيفُ الْخَبِيرُ الْحَلِيمُ الْعَظِيمُ الْغَفُورُ الشَّكُورُ الْعَلِيُّ الْكَبِيرُ الْحَفِيظُ الْمُقِيتُ الْحَسِيبُ الْجَلِيلُ الْكَرِيمُ الرَّقِيبُ الْمُجِيبُ الْوَاسِعُ الْحَكِيمُ الْوَدُودُ الْمَجِيدُ الْبَاعِثُ الشَّهِيدُ الْحَقُّ الْوَكِيلُ الْقَوِيُّ الْمَتِينُ الْوَلِيُّ الْحَمِيدُ الْمُحْصِي الْمُبْدِئُ الْمُعِيدُ الْمُحْيِي الْمُمِيتُ الْحَىُّ الْقَيُّومُ الْوَاجِدُ الْمَاجِدُ الْوَاحِدُ الصَّمَدُ الْقَادِرُ الْمُقْتَدِرُ الْمُقَدِّمُ الْمُؤَخِّرُ الأَوَّلُ الآخِرُ الظَّاهِرُ الْبَاطِنُ الْوَالِي الْمُتَعَالِي الْبَرُّ التَّوَّابُ الْمُنْتَقِمُ الْعَفُوُّ الرَّءُوفُ مَالِكُ الْمُلْكِ ذُو الْجَلاَلِ وَالإِكْرَامِ الْمُقْسِطُ الْجَامِعُ الْغَنِيُّ الْمُغْنِي الْمَانِعُ الضَّارُّ النَّافِعُ النُّورُ الْهَادِي الْبَدِيعُ الْبَاقِي الْوَارِثُ الرَّشِيدُ الصَّبُورُ ‏"‏ ‏.‏ قَالَ أَبُو عِيسَى هَذَا حَدِيثٌ غَرِيبٌ حَدَّثَنَا بِهِ غَيْرُ وَاحِدٍ عَنْ صَفْوَانَ بْنِ صَالِحٍ ‏.‏ وَلاَ نَعْرِفُهُ إِلاَّ مِنْ حَدِيثِ صَفْوَانَ بْنِ صَالِحٍ وَهُوَ ثِقَةٌ عِنْدَ أَهْلِ الْحَدِيثِ ‏.‏ وَقَدْ رُوِيَ هَذَا الْحَدِيثُ مِنْ غَيْرِ وَجْهٍ عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم وَلاَ نَعْلَمُ - فِي كَبِيرِ شَيْءٍ مِنَ الرِّوَايَاتِ لَهُ إِسْنَادٌ صَحِيحٌ ذِكْرَ الأَسْمَاءِ إِلاَّ فِي هَذَا الْحَدِيثِ ‏.‏ وَقَدْ رَوَى آدَمُ بْنُ أَبِي إِيَاسٍ هَذَا الْحَدِيثَ بِإِسْنَادٍ غَيْرِ هَذَا عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم وَذَكَرَ فِيهِ الأَسْمَاءَ وَلَيْسَ لَهُ إِسْنَادٌ صَحِيحٌ ‏.‏



Now let us look at this Hadiith closely. We can divide it into two parts.

The frist part is the one which reads:

إِنَّ لِلَّهِ تَعَالَى تِسْعَةً وَتِسْعِينَ اسْمًا مِائَةً غَيْرَ وَاحِدَةٍ مَنْ أَحْصَاهَا دَخَلَ الْجَنَّةَ

This is authentic. This part has been narrated in the Hadiith present in Sahih al-Bukhaari which is Hadith No. 7932

You can read it here online.

This part is present in Sahih al-Bukhaari and says


Narrated Abu Huraira:



Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) said, "Allah has ninety-nine Names, one-hundred less one; and he who memorized them all by heart will enter Paradise." To count something means to know it by heart.




No one denies the authenticity of this portion of the Hadiith. However, note that al-Bukhaari's version does not have the Names listed as does al-Tirmidhi's version.

As a matter of fact this same Hadiith is also narrated by Muslim in his Sahih. You can read it here.

Note that even the version of Sahih Muslim does not have the enumeration of the Names.

It is only the version present in Jaami' al-Tirmidhi which has the enumeration of the Names.


This is why some scholars, like Ibn Kathiir, said that there was possibly الإدراج in the Version of al-Tirmidhi.


What is الإدراج in a hadiith?

الإدراج is of two types. It can be in the chain of narrators or in the matn of the Hadiith.

For our purposes we will stick to what is relevant, namely الإدراج in the matn.


So what is it?

ما أُدْخِلَ في متنه ما ليس منه بلا فَصْل

It refers to that which has been entered into the text of a hadiith and is not actually a part of it and has been done without any separation [thus giving the false impression that it is part of the text of the hadiith].


Now, this can take place at the beginning of the Hadiith, middle, or end with the last being the most prominent and the first two being much less.

One of the problems with the Hadiith of al-Tirmidhi is that the enumeration of the Names might possibly have been put into it and not from the words of the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam).

This is what the Shaafi'i giant Muhaddith and Mufassir Ibn Kathiir said.

Keep in mind that Ibn Kathiir was both a Muhaddith and a Mufassir. He had command over both Hadiith and over Tafsir of the Qur'aan.


This is just one of the problems with this Hadiith which I have explained in detail. There are others.

That is why the likes of the Shaafi'i giant Ibn kathiir, the Maaliki giant Ibn al-'arabi, and Sheikh al-albaani have all graded the hadiith weak.

My job was to convey the message.

It is up to you what you decide to do now.

But please do not accuse scholars of not being God fearing. That is wrong.
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OmAbdullah
03-05-2017, 05:34 PM
Originally Posted by ZeeshanParvez
In addition to what I have posted in my previous two posts, let me repeat that you do not understand what I wrote because you have compared the name al-Rahiim to al-MuntaQim by saying that too is restricted.

The name al-Rahiim has come unrestricted in the Qur'aan and it has come with an Alif Laam prefixed to it. Unrestricted refers to its usage in the Qur'aan without annexation ['iDaafa]. We are not referring to the meaning of the Name as you have misunderstood.

A Name of Allaah has to be unrestricted when used in the Qur'aan and Sunnah to be accepted as a Name. This does not have to do with the meaning of the Name. It has to do with its usage.

Please try to understand the difference.

al-Rahiim has come unrestricted in the Qur'aan

Look at the following Qur'aanic Verse


تَنزِيلٌ مِنْ الرَّحْمَانِ الرَّحِيمِ



Show me where in the Qur'aan al-MuntaQim has come like that as follows

المنتقم

You cannot because it hasn't. And you continue to rely on a hadiith graded weak by great scholars such as Ibn al-'Arabi the Maaliki and Ibn kathiir the Shaafi'i.

May Allaah open up your heart to understanding.

"Al" is called al-atta'reef. It changes a common noun into a proper noun. There is no taqyeed without "al". I explained in the last post that the name Muqtadir is found in the Holy Quraan without "Al". But in Hadeeth it came as Al-Muqtadir. There are other names which came in the Hadeeth only, as Al-Rasheed (Ar-Rasheed) and many others.


Then will you remove all of those names which didn't come in the Quraan or came without Al-att'areef?????
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OmAbdullah
03-05-2017, 05:45 PM
Originally Posted by ZeeshanParvez
The Hadiith you claim is authentic without evidence has been outlined by scholars to have at least three defects in it.


First it has الاضطراب

Second there is تدليس of الوليد بن مسلم

Third there is the possibility of الإدراج


Scholars like the Maaliki giant Ibn al-'Arabi and the Shaafi'i Ibn Kathiir have labelled it weak. So has الصنعاني

Are you going to accuse them of not being God fearing as well?


Unfortunately, you don,t understand English very well!!! I wrote that it is not proven that the statement came from a God-fearing scholar. This means that the statement may have been invented newly by an enemy of Islam and then attached to a God-Fearing scholar. Now they make so many false ahaadeeth and attach them to Aa'ishah rAa and Ibni Abbas rAa. So the present munaafiqeen do not fear Allah.
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azc
03-05-2017, 06:46 PM
@zeeshan parvez : where are you...?
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OmAbdullah
03-05-2017, 09:30 PM

Originally Posted by ZeeshanParvez
To avoid confusion let me make clear that yes scholars have labelled that Hadiith correct. Some have labelled it weak.

However, the hadiith we are discussing is the one from which you have taken the Ninety Nine Names. Let me put down that Hadiith for you.


إِنَّ لِلَّهِ تَعَالَى تِسْعَةً وَتِسْعِينَ اسْمًا مِائَةً غَيْرَ وَاحِدَةٍ مَنْ أَحْصَاهَا دَخَلَ الْجَنَّةَ هُوَ اللَّهُ الَّذِي لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ هُوَ الرَّحْمَنُ الرَّحِيمُ الْمَلِكُ الْقُدُّوسُ السَّلاَمُ الْمُؤْمِنُ الْمُهَيْمِنُ الْعَزِيزُ الْجَبَّارُ الْمُتَكَبِّرُ الْخَالِقُ الْبَارِئُ الْمُصَوِّرُ الْغَفَّارُ الْقَهَّارُ الْوَهَّابُ الرَّزَّاقُ الْفَتَّاحُ الْعَلِيمُ الْقَابِضُ الْبَاسِطُ الْخَافِضُ الرَّافِعُ الْمُعِزُّ الْمُذِلُّ السَّمِيعُ الْبَصِيرُ الْحَكَمُ الْعَدْلُ اللَّطِيفُ الْخَبِيرُ الْحَلِيمُ الْعَظِيمُ الْغَفُورُ الشَّكُورُ الْعَلِيُّ الْكَبِيرُ الْحَفِيظُ الْمُقِيتُ الْحَسِيبُ الْجَلِيلُ الْكَرِيمُ الرَّقِيبُ الْمُجِيبُ الْوَاسِعُ الْحَكِيمُ الْوَدُودُ الْمَجِيدُ الْبَاعِثُ الشَّهِيدُ الْحَقُّ الْوَكِيلُ الْقَوِيُّ الْمَتِينُ الْوَلِيُّ الْحَمِيدُ الْمُحْصِي الْمُبْدِئُ الْمُعِيدُ الْمُحْيِي الْمُمِيتُ الْحَىُّ الْقَيُّومُ الْوَاجِدُ الْمَاجِدُ الْوَاحِدُ الصَّمَدُ الْقَادِرُ الْمُقْتَدِرُ الْمُقَدِّمُ الْمُؤَخِّرُ الأَوَّلُ الآخِرُ الظَّاهِرُ الْبَاطِنُ الْوَالِي الْمُتَعَالِي الْبَرُّ التَّوَّابُ الْمُنْتَقِمُ الْعَفُوُّ الرَّءُوفُ مَالِكُ الْمُلْكِ ذُو الْجَلاَلِ وَالإِكْرَامِ الْمُقْسِطُ الْجَامِعُ الْغَنِيُّ الْمُغْنِي الْمَانِعُ الضَّارُّ النَّافِعُ النُّورُ الْهَادِي الْبَدِيعُ الْبَاقِي الْوَارِثُ الرَّشِيدُ الصَّبُورُ ‏"‏ ‏.‏ قَالَ أَبُو عِيسَى هَذَا حَدِيثٌ غَرِيبٌ حَدَّثَنَا بِهِ غَيْرُ وَاحِدٍ عَنْ صَفْوَانَ بْنِ صَالِحٍ ‏.‏ وَلاَ نَعْرِفُهُ إِلاَّ مِنْ حَدِيثِ صَفْوَانَ بْنِ صَالِحٍ وَهُوَ ثِقَةٌ عِنْدَ أَهْلِ الْحَدِيثِ ‏.‏ وَقَدْ رُوِيَ هَذَا الْحَدِيثُ مِنْ غَيْرِ وَجْهٍ عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم وَلاَ نَعْلَمُ - فِي كَبِيرِ شَيْءٍ مِنَ الرِّوَايَاتِ لَهُ إِسْنَادٌ صَحِيحٌ ذِكْرَ الأَسْمَاءِ إِلاَّ فِي هَذَا الْحَدِيثِ ‏.‏ وَقَدْ رَوَى آدَمُ بْنُ أَبِي إِيَاسٍ هَذَا الْحَدِيثَ بِإِسْنَادٍ غَيْرِ هَذَا عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم وَذَكَرَ فِيهِ الأَسْمَاءَ وَلَيْسَ لَهُ إِسْنَادٌ صَحِيحٌ ‏.‏


Now let us look at this Hadiith closely. We can divide it into two parts.

The frist part is the one which reads:

إِنَّ لِلَّهِ تَعَالَى تِسْعَةً وَتِسْعِينَ اسْمًا مِائَةً غَيْرَ وَاحِدَةٍ مَنْ أَحْصَاهَا دَخَلَ الْجَنَّةَ

This is authentic. This part has been narrated in the Hadiith present in Sahih al-Bukhaari which is Hadith No. 7932

You can read it here online.

This part is present in Sahih al-Bukhaari and says


Narrated Abu Huraira:Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) said, "Allah has ninety-nine Names, one-hundred less one; and he who memorized them all by heart will enter Paradise." To count something means to know it by heart


No one denies the authenticity of this portion of the Hadiith. However, note that al-Bukhaari's version does not have the Names listed as does al-Tirmidhi's version.


As a matter of fact this same Hadiith is also narrated by Muslim in his Sahih. You can read it here.

Note that even the version of Sahih Muslim does not have the enumeration of the Names.

It is only the version present in Jaami' al-Tirmidhi which has the enumeration of the Names.


This is why some scholars, like Ibn Kathiir, said that there was possibly الإدراج in the Version of al-Tirmidhi.


What is الإدراج in a hadiith?

الإدراج is of two types. It can be in the chain of narrators or in the matn of the Hadiith.

For our purposes we will stick to what is relevant, namely الإدراج in the matn.


So what is it?

ما أُدْخِلَ في متنه ما ليس منه بلا فَصْل

It refers to that which has been entered into the text of a hadiith and is not actually a part of it and has been done without any separation [thus giving the false impression that it is part of the text of the hadiith].

How do you know that it is not part of the text of the Hadeeth??????


Now, this can take place at the beginning of the Hadiith, middle, or end with the last being the most prominent and the first two being much less.

One of the problems with the Hadiith of al-Tirmidhi is that the enumeration of the Names might possibly have been put into it and not from the words of the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam).

This is what the Shaafi'i giant Muhaddith and Mufassir Ibn Kathiir said.


Why didn't people consider those statements before? How come this information came out now???
For centuries Muslims were using these 99 names of Allah Ta'aala without questioning them.

It is obvious that these statements are fabricated now and are falsely attributed to the great Islamic scholars!!!!!!


Keep in mind that Ibn Kathiir was both a Muhaddith and a Mufassir. He had command over both Hadiith and over Tafsir of the Qur'aan.


This is just one of the problems with this Hadiith which I have explained in detail. There are others.

That is why the likes of the Shaafi'i giant Ibn kathiir, the Maaliki giant Ibn al-'arabi, and Sheikh al-albaani have all graded the hadiith weak.

My job was to convey the message.

It is up to you what you decide to do now.

But please do not accuse scholars of not being God fearing. That is wrong.


I told you in the previous post that I called the scholars God-Fearing. I am accusing the munaafiqeen to be having no fear of Allah. Therefore they invent false statements and then attach them (Attribute them) to the God-fearing scholars.


Now think about your post (quoted above):


You say that the first part of the hadeeth which says that there are 99 names of Allah, whoever remembers (and recites them daily) will enter Jannah, is authentic. While the second part which has the beautiful names of Allah is not authentic because it is not present in Saheeh Al-Bukhaaree and Muslim.


Now I call all Muslims to consider your words with justice and give their sincere opinion:


Muslim brothers and sisters, the knowledge of Islam not only came in the Quraan and Hadeeth, but it is also a Deen of wisdom. Now think;


Did Allah and Allah’s Prophet salla Allaho alaihi wa sallam tell us about 99 names of Allah and that reciting and memorizing those names will help us enter Paradise, but then they didn’t give us the list of those names??? Is it expected from Allah and HIS Final Prophet salla Allaho alaihi wa sallam to leave us with such incomplete Deen??? Then why didn’t the companions ask Him salla Allaho alaihi wa sallam about the list of the names???


No! Never! This is a false accusation on Allah and on Muhammad salla Allaho alaihi wa sallam. The wisdom says that He salla Allaho alaihi wa sallam must have given the list of the names of Allah and it is that list which as a muta-waatar hadeeth reached us. Muta-waatar hadeeth is the one which has been transmitted by such a great number of people in each generation that there is no doubt in its authenticity!!!


Again is it Bukhaaree and Muslim who left this hadeeth of the names of Allah incomplete or is it false accusation on them?? The wisdom says that this must be false accusation on them.


Then what happened to the last part of the hadeeth? Why the names disappeared in Bukhaaree and Muslim??


The wisdom says that Bukhaaree and Muslim both must have reported perfect hadeeth of the names of Allah but later they were removed!!!


For your information, Saheeh Sittah are the six (6) books of Hadeeth which were considered true and the most reliable in the Uloomul-Hadeeth. These six books are from Bukhaaree, Muslim, Tirmidhee, An-Nasaa’ee, Ibn Maajah and Abu-Dawood.


Now we came to know from the above quoted post that:


Saheeh Muslim and Saheeh Al-Bukhaaree are attacked by the mischief-makers up to the extent that Allah’s names are removed from them.


That Al-Tirmidhee is attacked and attempt is made to remove the names of Allah from that book too.

That Mr.Zeeshan Parvez is not only removing the name Al-Muntaqim but also he is trying to prove from the attacked books of Bukhaaree and Muslim that there is no list of the names of Allah Azza wa Jall!!! So he is trying to remove all of the names of Allah!!!


Bottom line is that you cannot use da’eef (weak) or any kind of hadeeth to change muta-waatar hadeeth because muta-waatar hadeeth is the most authentic and trustable form of hadeeth.

The names of Allah reached us as a muta-waatar Hadeeth. So stop attacking them!!!

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ZeeshanParvez
03-06-2017, 01:10 AM
Originally Posted by nbegam



How do you know that it is not part of the text of the Hadeeth??????





Why didn't people consider those statements before? How come this information came out now???
For centuries Muslims were using these 99 names of Allah Ta'aala without questioning them.

It is obvious that these statements are fabricated now and are falsely attributed to the great Islamic scholars!!!!!!




I told you in the previous post that I called the scholars God-Fearing. I am accusing the munaafiqeen to be having no fear of Allah. Therefore they invent false statements and then attach them (Attribute them) to the God-fearing scholars.


Now think about your post (quoted above):


You say that the first part of the hadeeth which says that there are 99 names of Allah, whoever remembers (and recites them daily) will enter Jannah, is authentic. While the second part which has the beautiful names of Allah is not authentic because it is not present in Saheeh Al-Bukhaaree and Muslim.


Now I call all Muslims to consider your words with justice and give their sincere opinion:


Muslim brothers and sisters, the knowledge of Islam not only came in the Quraan and Hadeeth, but it is also a Deen of wisdom. Now think;


Did Allah and Allah’s Prophet salla Allaho alaihi wa sallam tell us about 99 names of Allah and that reciting and memorizing those names will help us enter Paradise, but then they didn’t give us the list of those names??? Is it expected from Allah and HIS Final Prophet salla Allaho alaihi wa sallam to leave us with such incomplete Deen??? Then why didn’t the companions ask Him salla Allaho alaihi wa sallam about the list of the names???


No! Never! This is a false accusation on Allah and on Muhammad salla Allaho alaihi wa sallam. The wisdom says that He salla Allaho alaihi wa sallam must have given the list of the names of Allah and it is that list which as a muta-waatar hadeeth reached us. Muta-waatar hadeeth is the one which has been transmitted by such a great number of people in each generation that there is no doubt in its authenticity!!!


Again is it Bukhaaree and Muslim who left this hadeeth of the names of Allah incomplete or is it false accusation on them?? The wisdom says that this must be false accusation on them.


Then what happened to the last part of the hadeeth? Why the names disappeared in Bukhaaree and Muslim??


The wisdom says that Bukhaaree and Muslim both must have reported perfect hadeeth of the names of Allah but later they were removed!!!


For your information, Saheeh Sittah are the six (6) books of Hadeeth which were considered true and the most reliable in the Uloomul-Hadeeth. These six books are from Bukhaaree, Muslim, Tirmidhee, An-Nasaa’ee, Ibn Maajah and Abu-Dawood.


Now we came to know from the above quoted post that:


Saheeh Muslim and Saheeh Al-Bukhaaree are attacked by the mischief-makers up to the extent that Allah’s names are removed from them.


That Al-Tirmidhee is attacked and attempt is made to remove the names of Allah from that book too.

That Mr.Zeeshan Parvez is not only removing the name Al-Muntaqim but also he is trying to prove from the attacked books of Bukhaaree and Muslim that there is no list of the names of Allah Azza wa Jall!!! So he is trying to remove all of the names of Allah!!!


Bottom line is that you cannot use da’eef (weak) or any kind of hadeeth to change muta-waatar hadeeth because muta-waatar hadeeth is the most authentic and trustable form of hadeeth.

The names of Allah reached us as a muta-waatar Hadeeth. So stop attacking them!!!


Nice try.

Let me repeat. Ibn Kathiir, the Shaafi'i giant, Ibn al-'Arabi the Maaliki giant, and the scholar of Hadiith of our time Sheikh al-Albaani graded the hadiith weak.

There is no accusations here. Only lack of knowledge. Please educate yourself about the science of Hadiith.

No one is attacking the Names of Allaah. The Names of Allaah are present in the Noble Qur'aan.

al-muntaQim is not one of them.

Please find the word المنتقم in the Qur'aan. If you cannot, please stop attributing things to Allaah and His Messenger (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam).

In the meanwhile, stop accusing others of attacking the Names of Allaah.
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ZeeshanParvez
03-06-2017, 01:15 AM
One more thing. Imaam al-Tirmidhi, himself, considered the hadiith weak. He included both weak and authentic hadiith in his book. He considered this hadiith weak.

Translators do not translate his comments on the hadiith. You should accuse them of hiding information.
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ZeeshanParvez
03-06-2017, 01:18 AM
Originally Posted by nbegam
"Al" is called al-atta'reef. It changes a common noun into a proper noun. There is no taqyeed without "al". I explained in the last post that the name Muqtadir is found in the Holy Quraan without "Al". But in Hadeeth it came as Al-Muqtadir. There are other names which came in the Hadeeth only, as Al-Rasheed (Ar-Rasheed) and many others.


Then will you remove all of those names which didn't come in the Quraan or came without Al-att'areef?????
Yes, you are now understanding things. al-Rashiid is not a Name of Allaah.

Please read here
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ZeeshanParvez
03-06-2017, 01:35 AM
Originally Posted by nbegam
"Al" is called al-atta'reef. It changes a common noun into a proper noun. There is no taqyeed without "al". I explained in the last post that the name Muqtadir is found in the Holy Quraan without "Al". But in Hadeeth it came as Al-Muqtadir. There are other names which came in the Hadeeth only, as Al-Rasheed (Ar-Rasheed) and many others.


Then will you remove all of those names which didn't come in the Quraan or came without Al-att'areef?????
Can you show us the name al-Rashiid in the Hadiith?

Did you know that the weak hadiith you are using for the Names of Allaah does not contain al-Rabb?

Are you going to say al-Rabb is not a Name of Allaah and the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) did not tell his Companions this Name?

Did you know that the weak list you are using does not contain the Name al-Shaafi? Are you going to tell us that the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) did not tell his Companions this Name? He used it in the following authentic hadiith.


قَالَتْ كَانَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم إِذَا أَتَى الْمَرِيضَ يَدْعُو لَهُ قَالَ ‏"‏ أَذْهِبِ الْبَاسَ رَبَّ النَّاسِ وَاشْفِ أَنْتَ الشَّافِي لاَ شِفَاءَ إِلاَّ شِفَاؤُكَ شِفَاءً لاَ يُغَادِرُ سَقَمًا ‏"‏ ‏.‏ وَفِي رِوَايَةِ أَبِي بَكْرٍ فَدَعَا لَهُ وَقَالَ ‏"‏ وَأَنْتَ الشَّافِي ‏"‏ ‏.‏


That hadiith is from Sahih Muslim. Read the English below

'A'isha reported that when Allah's Messenger (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) came to visit any sick he supplicated for him and said:


Lord of the people, remove the malady, cure him for Thou art al-Shaafi. There is no cure but through Thine healing Power which leaves no trouble, and in the narration transmitted on the authority of Abu Bakr there is a slight variation of wording.





The fact is that scholars declared weak the hadiith with the enumeration of the Names. The list is weak. We do not use weak lists for the Names of Allah.
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ZeeshanParvez
03-06-2017, 01:43 AM
هل صح أن (الرشيد) من أسماء الله عز وجل؟ وما حكم التسمية بـ: عبد الرشيد ؟ وهل يلزم من سمي بـ: عبد الرشيد تغيير الاسم؟

Is it correct that al-Rashiid is from among the Names of Allaah? And what is the ruling of naming a person Abul rashiid? Is it necessary that if one is named Abdul rashiid to change the name?



ليس من أسماء الله تعالى؛ لعدم وروده في القرآن وعدم ثبوته في السنة، وبناء على ما تقدم فلا يجوز أن يقال (عبد الرشيد)
، ومن تسمى بذلك فالواجب عليه تغييره


It is not from among the Names of Allaah because it is not found in the Qur'aan and there is no proof of it in the Sunnah. Based on that which has preceded, it is not permissible to say Abdul rashiid.

And whoever has been named with that, then it is waajib upon him to change it.


Reference(s):

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ZeeshanParvez
03-06-2017, 01:45 AM
How do you know that it is not part of the text of the Hadeeth??????
For starters, we are not talking about me.

We are talking about the scholars of Hadiith. Let me reword what you have asked. Otherwise, you are putting words in my mouth.


How do the scholars of hadiith know that it is not part of the text of the Hadeeth??????

The same way that a doctor knows you have hypothyroidism but the layman does not.
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ZeeshanParvez
03-06-2017, 01:49 AM
I have provided ample evidence for my claim. The hadiith is weak. Ibn Kathiir said its weak. Ibn al-'arabi said its weak. Sheikh al-albaani said its weak. Imaam al-Tirmidhi considered its chains weak.

The list you use is based on the weak hadiith.

The list contains names which are not the Names of Allaah.

I have conveyed to you the information. You can reject it. My job is complete.

If you would like to continue on with your weak list, please feel free to do so. It is a public forum, after all.
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OmAbdullah
03-07-2017, 08:44 PM
Al-Waarith (The Inheritor of all)



This name of Allah came in the Holy Quraan in three places in plural form. The translation of the verses is:


Surah Al-Hijr 23;


(15:23) It is indeed We Who grant life and cause death and it is We who shall be the sole Inheritors of all.
15


Exp. note 15:


15. It is to impress this: Your worldly life and all you possess are transitory and temporary, and Allah alone is Eternal. Your end shall come sooner or later, and you shall leave everything behind in this world, which will again become a part of Our treasure.


Surah Al-Anbiyaa verse 89:


(21:89) And We bestowed favour upon Zechariah, when he cried to his Lord: "Lord! Leave me not solitary (without any issue). You are the Best Inheritor."



Surah Al-Qasas 58:


(28:58) And how many a town did We destroy whose inhabitants exulted on account of their affluence. These are their dwellings in which very few dwelt after them. Eventually it is We Who inherited them.
82


Exp. note 82:


82. This is the second answer to their excuse. It means to imply this: The worldly wealth and prosperity of which you are so proud and whose probable danger of loss makes you stick to falsehood and turn away from the truth. This was also possessed once by Aad and Thamud and Saba and the people of Lot. Then, did it save them from destruction? After all, a high standard of living is not the only aim in life that man should endeavor to pursue it regardless of every consideration for truth and falsehood, and refuse to accept the right way only because there was a risk of losing it if one did so. Do you have any guarantee that if you persisted in the errors and evils that ruined the prosperous peoples of the past, you would remain safe and never meet the doom that they met?
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So everyone and everything will pass away and perish while Allah shall exist and live forever. Then all the belongings of mankind and Jinn etc. will be left to Allah. Thus Allah is the Inheritor of all!!!


Allah said in surah Maryam verse 40:


(19:40) Ultimately, We shall inherit the earth and whatever is on it; to Us shall they be returned.


In this verse is a warning for those who got involved in the love and achievements of this world and forgot the purpose for which they came to this world. So they must think deeply about the fact that the world will go away from them and they will pass away empty-handed from this world to the next one and then they will be recompensed according to their faith and deeds that they did here.


In the verse 58 of surah Al-Qasas:


[(28:58) And how many a town did We destroy whose inhabitants exulted on account of their affluence. These are their dwellings in which very few dwelt after them. Eventually it is We Who inherited them.]


Allah Ta’aala reminded the idolaters of Makkah the rich proud nations of the past who were destroyed due to their disbelief! Their dwellings could be seen by the arrogant disbelievers of Makkah. Allah had also provided the idolaters of Makkah lots of blessings but they worshipped false deities and rejected the massage of truth given by Muhammad salla Allaho alaihi wa sallam. So they were warned of the same end.


Now is our turn. We must remember that we are going to pass away very soon. This entire world belongs to Allah Azza wa Jall. Nothing of the wealth, property and worldly things belong to us in real sense. But whatever we have here will remain here and Allah’s world will be inherited by Allah while we shall be judged for the worldly things. Then the obedient believers shall be admitted to Jannah while the disobedient and unbelievers shall be admitted to Hell.


Surely, Allah All-Mighty is the ultimate Inheritor of everything while we are all mortal and accountable.
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OmAbdullah
03-17-2017, 03:44 PM
Al-Rasheed /Ar-Rasheed (The Rightly Directing One)


The word Rasheed comes from rushd ( guidance) and arshada (to guide, to lead) . Al-Rasheed means: The One Who gives guidance.


Allah is Al-Hakeem i.e. the All-wise and also is Al-Rasheed i.e. the One Who rightly guides.
Only Allah is the Source of righteous guidance. Allah Subhaanahoo wa Ta’aala wants people get the righteous guidance. As Allah Azza wa Jall said in surah Al-Baqarah verse 186, its English translation is:


(2:186) (O Muhammad), when My servants ask you about Me, tell them I am quite near; I hear and answer the call of the caller whenever he calls Me. Let them listen to My call and believe in Me;
188 so that they may be guided aright.189



Exp. notes 188, 189:


188. Even though people can neither see God nor subject Him to any other form of sense perception this should not make them feel that God is remote from them. On the contrary, He is so close to each and every person that whenever any person so wishes he can communicate with his Lord. So much so that God hears and responds even to the prayers which remain within the innermost recesses of the heart.


People exhaust themselves by approaching false and powerless beings whom they foolishly fancy to be their deities but who have neither the power to hear nor to grant their prayers. But God, the omnipotent Lord and the absolute Master of this vast universe, Who has all power and authority, is so close to human beings that they can always approach Him without the intercession of any intermediaries, and can put to Him their prayers and requests.


189. This announcement of God's closeness to man may open his eyes to the Truth, may turn him to the right way wherein lies his success and well-being.

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Here Allah used the word “yarshudoon” which means “guided aright” or guided to the right way. So guidance to the right way comes from no one except Allah Azza wa Jall. And Allah gave us the Holy Quraan for the guidance of all mankind and Jinn to the Right Pathway of Islam.
See the translation of the verses 1 &2 of the surah Jinn:


1.
Say, [O Muhammad], "It has been revealed to me that a group of the jinn listened and said, 'Indeed, we have heard an amazing Qur'an.


2. It guides to the right course, and we have believed in it. And we will never associate with our Lord anyone.


Allah Ta’aala also said in surah Al-Kahf verse 17:


(18:17) Had you seen them in the Cave
12 it would have appeared to you that when the sun rose, it moved away from their Cave to the right; and when it set, it turned away from them to the left, while they remained in a spacious hollow in the Cave.13 This is one of the Signs of Allah. Whomsoever Allah guides, he alone is led aright; and whomsoever Allah lets go astray, you will find for him no guardian to direct him.



So the guidance comes from Allah. If a person rejects guidance then Allah Ta’aala will let him go astray and once misguidance is ordained for a person then no one can guide him/her!!!


Allah said in surah Al-Lail verses 5---11 (their English translation only):


(92:5) As for him who gave out his wealth (for Allah's sake) and abstained (from disobeying Him),



(92:6) and affirmed the Truth of goodness:
2


Exp. note 2:


2. This is the first kind of endeavors, which includes three things, and a little consideration shows that they comprehend all virtues:


(1) That man should refrain from wealth-worship, but should spend whatever Allah has given him generously in rendering Allah’s and His servants’ rights, for good works and for helping others.


(2) That he should fear God and refrain from things which cause His displeasure in his moral, social, economic and other dealings with the people.


(3) That he should believe in goodness. Goodness is a comprehensive word, which includes goodness of belief, morals and acts. Goodness of belief means that one should give up polytheism, atheism, and disbelief, and affirm faith in Tauhid, the Hereafter and Prophethood. Affirming belief in goodness of morals and acts is that one should not be doing good and right merely unconsciously, outside a definite system, but one should acknowledge as right and sound the system of goodness which God has sent, which combines every kind of goodness in all its forms and aspects into a system comprehensively called the divine shariah.


(92:7) We shall facilitate for him the Way to Bliss.
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Exp. note 3:


3. This is the result of the first kind of endeavoring and struggling. The easy way implies the way which is in accordance with human nature, which is in accordance with the will of the Creator, Who has created man and the whole universe. It is a way in which man has not to fight his conscience, in which he does not have to force his faculties of mind and energies of body into doing works for which they are not given but to do things for which they have actually been given him. It is a way in which man has not to experience war, resistance and conflict on every side, which he has to experience in a life full of sin, but a human society in which at every step he experiences peace and concord, appreciation and honor. Obviously, the person who spends his wealth for public welfare, treats every other person kindly and well, whose life is free from crime, sin and immorality, who is righteous and fair in his dealings, who neither cheats others nor proves false in his promises, from whom no one apprehends dishonesty, injustice and excess, and with whose character no one finds any fault, will in any case be honored and respected in any society, however, corrupt and depraved it may be. Hearts will be attracted towards him in esteem and regard; his own heart and conscience will be satisfied, and he will attain to dignity in society which no immoral person can ever attain. This same thing has been expressed in Surah An-Nahl, thus: Whoever does righteous deeds whether male or female, provided that he is a believer, We will surely grant him to live a pure life in this world (verse 97), and in Surah Maryam, thus: The Merciful will fill with love the hearts of those who believe and do righteous deeds (verse 86). This then is the way in which there is nothing but joy and tranquility for man, for the world till the Hereafter. Its results are not transient and temporary but eternal and everlasting.


Concerning this Allah says: We shall facilitate for him the easy way. It means to say: When after affirming goodness he decides that this way alone suits him, and the evil way does not suit him, and when by making sacrifices and adopting the life of taqva practically he proves that he is true in his affirmation, Allah will make easy for him to walk this way. Then, to commit evil will become difficult for him, and to do good easy. When unlawful wealth comes before him, he will not regard it as a good bargain, but consider it a hot piece of burning coal, which he cannot hold in his hand. When opportunities for sin appear before him, he will not rush to seize them as opportunities for pleasure and enjoyment, but will look upon them as gates to Hell and will flee from them. The Prayer will not be hard for him, but he will have no internal peace until he has performed it at its appointed time. He will not feel hurt when paying the Zakat, but will regard his wealth as impure until he has paid out the Zakat from it. In short, at every step, Allah will favor him with His grace and help him to follow this way; conditions will be made favorable for him and he will be helped out of every difficulty.


Now, the question arises that in Surah Al-Balad, this very way has been called an uphill road, and here it has been described as an easy way. How can the two things be reconciled? The answer is that before a man has adopted this way, it appears to be a steep, uphill road, for ascending which he has to fight his desires, his materialistic members of the family, his relatives, his friends and those with whom he has social and other dealings, and above all Satan, for each one of them obstructs his way, and makes it seem dreadful. But after man has affirmed goodness and resolved to follow this way, and giving away his wealth in the cause of God and adopting the way of taqva, has practically strengthened his resolve, ascending the steep road becomes easy and slipping into the abyss of moral depravities becomes difficult for him.



(92:8) As for him who was a miser and behaved with aversion (to Allah),



(92:9) and denied the Truth of goodness:
4


Exp. note 4:


4. This is the second kind of human endeavoring, which in every part of it is different from the corresponding part of the first kind. Niggardliness (bukhl) is not merely the niggardliness because of which people generally regard a person as niggardly if he hoards money: neither spends it on himself nor on his children, but bukhl here implies to refrain from spending in the cause of Allah and public welfare. According to this, niggardly is every person who spends generously, rather squanders money, on his self, for his own ease and comfort, interests and enjoyments, but, as for a good cause, spends nothing, or, if at all, he spends anything, it is for display, or to win a reputation and name, or to have access to officers, or to obtain some benefit and gain. Independence of God implies that one should make worldly, material benefits only the object of all his endeavoring and strivings and being independent of God should least care to see what pleases Him and what displeases Him. As for belying goodness, it is in sharp contrast to believing in goodness in every detail, therefore, it need not be explained here as it has already been explained above.



(92:10) We shall facilitate for him the way to Hardship,
5


Exp. note 5:


5. This way has been called the hard way, for although the one who follows it, does so for the sake of material benefits, worldly enjoyments and superficial successes, yet while following it he is always at war with his nature, his conscience, the laws made by the Creator of the universe and the society in which he lives. When he transgresses all moral limits of truth, honesty, nobility, purity and chastity, and endeavors to satisfy his interests and desires in every way, when the people feel harmed by him rather than benefiting from him, and when he encroaches upon the rights of others and violates people’s honor, he feels disgraced in his own eyes and has to clash at every step with the society in which he lives. If he is weak, he has to suffer every kind of punishment on account of his conduct, and if he is wealthy, strong and influential, the world may lie low before him, but no one cherishes any good wishes, any feeling of honor and love for him; so much so that even his associates and companions regard him as a wicked man. And this thing is not only restricted to individuals, even when a strong and powerful nation transgresses the bounds of morality and adopts an immoral conduct, in arrogance of pride and wealth, it earns on the one hand, the enmity of the outside world: on the other, its own society falls a victim to all sorts of crime, prevalence of suicide, intoxication, venereal diseases, destruction of family life, waywardness of the new generation, class conflict and ever-increasing injustice and tyranny. So much so that when it falls from its position of prestige, it leaves nothing behind except curses and condemnation for itself in the history of the world.


As for saying that: So We shall make smooth for him the path of difficulty, it means: We shall facilitate for him the hard ways. He will be deprived of the grace to follow the way of good, gates of evil will be opened up for him, means and resources for the same will be provided for him, doing evil will become easy, and doing good will become toilsome and risky for him. This same theme has been expressed at another place in the Quran, thus: So whomever Allah wills to guide aright, He makes his breast wide open to Islam, and whomever He wills to let go astray, he makes his breast narrow and squeezes it so tightly that (at the very idea of Islam) he begins to feel as though his soul were climbing up towards the sky. (Surah Al-Anaam, Ayat125). At another place it has been said: No doubt, Salat is a hard task but not for the obedient servants. (Surah Al-Baqarah, Ayat 46). And about the hypocrites it has been said: When they come to offer the Salat, they come reluctantly and they spend in the way of Allah with unwilling hearts. (Surah At-Taubah, Ayat 54), and that: There are such among them who regard what they spend in the way of Allah as a penalty. (Surah At-Taubah, Ayat 98).


(92:11) and his wealth shall be of no avail to him when he perishes.
6


Exp note 6:


6. In other words it means that he has to die one day and leave behind in the world whatever he had amassed for his ease and enjoyment. If he did not earn and send forward something for the Hereafter, what would this wealth avail him? He will not take his palatial residence, his majestic conveyance, his property and wealth into the grave.



(92:12) Surely it is for Us to show the Right Way,
7



Exp. note 7:


7. That is, Allah as the Creator of man has on the basis of His wisdom, His justice and His mercy, taken on Himself the responsibility not to leave him uninformed in the world, but to tell him what is the right way and what are the wrong ways, what is good and what is evil, what is lawful and what is unlawful, what attitude and conduct will make him an obedient servant and what attitude and conduct will make him a disobedient servant. This same thing has been expressed in Surah An-Nahl, thus: Allah has taken upon Himself to show the right way, when there are also crooked ways. (verse 9 Also see E.N. 9 of Surah An-Nahl).

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Rushd means guidance and understanding, and ability to do right decision. We can remember the conduct of the rightly guided caliphs like Abu Bakar and Umar radiya-Allaho anhum. It is said that the Prophet (Allah's Peace and Blessings be upon him) had informed about the coming of Khulafaa-i-Raashideen and Mahdi-yeen after Him salla Allaho alaihi wa sallam. So they were the rightly guided khalifahs and their rushd was from Allah Ta’aala only.

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OmAbdullah
03-17-2017, 03:54 PM
As-Saboor (The Patient One)



This Is the last name of the Asma-al-Husna in many lists. As-Saboor is derived from the word sabar i.e patience. Allah is Greatly Patient because Allah Azza wa Jall doesn’t catch a person at once when he /she commits sins. Rather Allah gives him / her long time to repent to Allah and to improve their faith and actions. Allah said in surah Faatir verse 45 (its translation is:



(35:45) If Allah were to take people to task for their deeds, He would not leave any living creature on earth, but He grants them respite to an appointed time. When their appointed time comes to an end, surely Allah fully observes His servants.

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Surah Al-Nahl (An-Nahl) 61:

(16:61) Were Allah to take people to task for their wrong-doing, He would not have spared even a single living creature on the face of the earth. But He grants them respite until an appointed term. And when that term arrives, they have no power to delay it by a single moment, nor to hasten it.



Surah Al-Kahf 58:


(18:58) Your Lord is All-Forgiving, full of mercy. Had He wished to take them to task for their doings, He would have hastened in sending His scourge upon them. But He has set for them a time-limit which they cannot evade.55

Exp. note 55:

55. This is to warn the foolish people that they should not be deluded by the respite that is given to them and presume that they will never be taken to task whatever they may go on doing. They forget that Allah gives them respite because He is Forgiving and Forbearing and does not punish the evil doers on the spot, for His Mercy demands that the evil doers should be given respite so that they may mend their ways.
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So Allah is very Patient, Allah Azza wa Jall gives time again and again so that the sinner may take benefit of the respite given to him /her and repent from their sins. But it doesn’t mean that he/she is left free, no. Rather they will surely be caught in case they continue in making sins!!!

You must note that the more a person i.e. a Muslim fears Allah, the more punishment is hastened for him /her in this world. This is because Allah doesn’t want to catch him/her in the Hereafter. So with the punishment here he/she becomes clean from sins and passes to the next world clean from the sins. This statement is correct according to the ahaadeeth [saying of the Prophet (Allah's Peace and Blessings be upon him)]. Also you must know that the punishment in this world is much lighter and lesser than that of the Hereafter!!! So an obedient servant of Allah is punished here for his sins that he makes by mistake. And in the next world he/she will be in the gardens of Paradise while an unbeliever and thankless disobedient servant will be in Hell there!!! Hell is a very bad place to return to!!! A hadeeth says that: “Ad-Dunya sijnul-mo’min wa jannatul-kaafir”. It means: “This world is a prison for a mo’min (practicing believer) and a garden for kaafir (unbeliever).
That means that a mo’min has restrictions here. He cannot live free from duties. He/she has to get up early in cold nights, make ablution and make salaatil-fajar. Similarly he/she has to fast in the month of Ramadaan and so on.


Allah is Patient and also Allah gives patience to the believers. So the believers exercise many types of patience. They are patient on “al-makaarah” i.e. they have to abstain from sinful things like listening to music and also from unlawful earnings etc.


They are patient on ita’aat i.e. to do the acts of obedience with patience. So they do all obligatory duties on their proper time. They will pay zakat (obligatory charity) once a year and shall keep away from riba (interest /usury).

Patience on masaa’ib i.e. they tolerate troubles and trials in the Way of Allah.

Thus Allah is As-Saboor (very Patient) and gives more and more time to the sinners and criminals. BUT the criminals must repent with humbleness soon after their crime and should not delay until they are caught by death.

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OmAbdullah
04-18-2017, 08:49 PM
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم


These beautiful names of Allah that I posted in this thread are those found in many books and lists, on the walls of masaajid as well as on the internet. I have explained them in this thread. May Allah accept this effort from me, aameen. An old book has three more names which are Al-Rabb (Ar-Rabb), Al-Mun’im and Al-Mu’tee. Al-Rabb (Ar-Rabb) comes before Al-Muqsit. Al-Mun’im comes before Al-Muntaqim. And Al-Mu’tee comes before Al-Maani’. I have explained these three names along with the rest of the names in this thread but I explained “Al-Rabb (Ar-Rabb)” after the name “Allah”.


In addition to these names there are many other beautiful names of Allah. For example: Jameel, Al-Hannaan, Al-Mannaan, Al-Musta’aan, Kaafee, Ashshaafee, Kaashif, Faatir, Naseer, Mawla, Assaadiq, Muheet, Qareeb, Qadeem, and so on. So one shouldn’t think that Allah has only 99 names.


In the Holy Quraan Allah gave us knowledge and Commands about HIS Beautiful Names like in surah Taha, Al-Israa (Bani-Israa-eel) and Al-A’raaf. In the surah Al-A’raaf 180 the command is (in its English translation):



(7:180) Allah has the most excellent names.
So call on Him by His names and shun those who distort them. They shall soon be requited for their deeds.
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In the verse 7:180 (above) Allah has informed us about HIS beautiful names and has ordered us to call HIM with those excellent names. That means we should ask du’aa with the beautiful names of Allah. That saying of Allah necessitates a list of Allah’s Most Excellent names. Otherwise we will not be able to invoke Allah with HIS names in our difficult times. Therefore, any hadeeth which says that “we are not given the names of Allah” is a wrong hadeeth!!!


Here I remind you the link given in the post 111 of zeshaan Parvez i.e http://fatwa.islamweb.net/fatwa/inde...twaId&Id=49892


It says:
الحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله وعلى آله وصحبه، أما بعـد:

فنريد أن ننبهك أولا إلى أن أسماء الله تعالى أكثر من تسعة وتسعين مع أن هذا العدد ورد في أحاديث صحيحة. ففي الصحيحن من حديث أبي هريرة أن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم قال: إن لله تسعة وتسعين اسما مائة إلا واحدا من أحصاها دخل الجنة . ومما يدل على أن أسماءه تعالى أكثر من هذا العدد ما أخرجه الإمام أحمد من دعاء النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم حيث يقول: أسألك بكل اسم هو لك سميت به نفسك أو أنزلته في كتابك أو علمته أحدا من خلقك أو استأثرت به في علم الغيب عندك ........الحديث.
والأسماء التسعة والتسعون قد أوردها الترمذي في حديث عن أبي هريرة مرفوعا: وذكر فيه من ضمن التسعة والتسعين: المنتقم وذو الجلال والإكرام.
ولكن العلماء اختلفوا في تصحيح حديث الترمذي هذا، فمنهم من رآه صحيحا ومنهم من اعتبره مدرجا، أي أن أحد من روى عنهم الترمذي هذا الحديث هو الذي اجتهد في استنباط هذه الأسماء من الكتاب والسنة. وعلى تقدير صحة الحديث تكون الأسماء كلها صحيحة ولا يجوز نفي شيء منها، لأن أسماءه تعالى توقيفية ولا يجوز التغيير فيها.
ولكن الشيخ ابن عثيمين رحمه الله ممن يعتقد الإدراج في الحديث المذكور، وقد اجتهد في تعيين تسعة وتسعين اسما بالاستقراء من الكتاب والسنة، وليس منها المنتقم ولا ذو الجلا ل والإكرام.
ويمكنك أن تراجع في هذا الفتوى رقم: 12383.
وقد سُبق ابن عثيمين إلى القول بالإدراج في هذا الحديث وإلى أن المنتقم ليس مما ثبت في الحديث من أسماء الله الحسنى.
قال شيخ الإسلام في مجموع الفتاوى: واسم المنتقم ليس من أسماء الله الحسنى الثابتة عن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم، وإنما جاء في القرآن مقيدا كقوله تعالى: إِنَّا مِنَ الْمُجْرِمِينَ مُنتَقِمُونَ [سورة السجدة:22]، وقوله:
إِنَّ اللّهَ عَزِيزٌ ذُو انْتِقَامٍ [ سورة إبراهيم: 47].
والحديث الذي في عدد الأسماء الحسنى الذي يذكر فيه المنتقم، فذكر في سياقه البر التواب المنتقم العفو الرءوف، ليس هو عند أهل المعرفة بالحديث من كلام النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم، بل هذا ذكره الوليد بن مسلم عن سعيد بن عبد العزيز أو عن بعض شيوخه، ولهذا لم يروه أحد من أهل الكتب المشهورة إلا الترمذي رواه عن طريق الوليد بن مسلم بسياق ورواه غيره باختلاف.
والله أعلم.



Here is the summarized translation of the above fatwa:


All praise is for Allah and salutation (Salah and Salaam) Peace and Blessing on Allah’s Messenger, His Family and Companions.

We want to inform you in the first place that Allah’s Names are more than 99 although
this number (99) has come in authentic ahadeeth. So in the two authentic books (Al-Bukhari and Muslim) there is Hadith narrated by Abu Huraira that the Prophet (Allah's Peace and Blessings be upon him) said, “Certainly there are 99 names of Allah, one less than a hundred. whoever counted (remembered) them, will enter Paradise”.
And the evidence that Allah’s names are more than 99 is in a du’aa (supplication) of Muhammad (salla Allaho alaihi wa sallam) reported by Imam Ahmed in which He (salla Allaho alaihi wa sallam) said:


“ (Ya Allah) I ask you by all of the names by which You named yourself or those which you revealed in Your Book or those which You taught some of your creation or those that You confined in Your unseen knowledge”.*****

Also the 99 names are reported by Al Tirmidhi and narrated by Abu Hurairah (rAa). In the 99 names he mentioned “Al-Muntaqim” and “Dhul-Jalaali-Wal-Ikraam”.


But regarding the authenticity of this hadith from Tirmidhi, the scholars have differences. Some consider it authentic and some others consider it “Mudarrijan” i.e., one of the narrators struggled to derive these names from the book and sunnah.And as the authenticity of the hadith is evaluated so all of the names of Allah are correct and nothing should be omitted from them. This is because the names of Allah have great significance and they should not be altered.

However, Shaykh Ibn 'Uthaymeen (may Allaah have mercy on him) is among those who believe that there has been addition to the mentioned hadeeth. And he has been diligent in appointing ninety-nine names by extrapolation from the Qur'aan and Sunnah. [and according to him] Al-Muntaqim and Dhul Jalaal wa Al Ikraam is not of them.

You can review this fatwa no. 12383.

Ibn 'Uthaymeen had previously said that the hadeeth is included in this hadeeth, and that the Avenger is not what is proven in the hadeeth from the names of Allaah.

Shaykh al-Islam said in the Collection of Fatwas: The name Al Muntaqim (The Avenger) is not one of the Beautiful Names of Allah that are confirmed from the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), but it is mentioned in the Qur'aan in the restricted sense, such as in the statement of Allah:

“And who is more unjust than one who is reminded of the verses of his Lord; then he turns away from them? Indeed We, from the criminals, will take retribution”………. [Surat Al-Sajdah: 22]


“So never think that Allah will fail in His promise to His messengers. Indeed, Allah is Exalted in Might and Owner of Retribution”. …….. [Ibrahim: 47].


Whereas the hadeeth about the number of Beautiful Names in which there is Al-Muntaqim, in its context, Al-Bar, Al-Tawab, Al-Muntaqim, Al-Afow’, Al-Rauf are mentioned, and this isn’t considered part of the hadeeth by the knowledgeable people but has been mentioned by Waleed Bin Muslim from Saeed Bin Abd Al Aziz or from some of his shaikhs, and therefore none of the popular books reported it except AlTirmidhi, who narrated it from Al Waleed Bin Muslim in context and others reported it differently.


And Allah knows best.
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In the above given fatwa, please note the following points which I have underlined:


Originally the fatwa says that the names of Allah are more than 99 although number (99) came in authentic ahaadeeth.


Then they say that in the Sahihen (Bukhaaree and Muslim ) the hadeeth 99 names as narrated by Abu Hurairah rAa is present. (But Zeshaan P says in post 111 that the 99 names are not found in Saheeh-Al-Bukhaari and Muslim)!


Then the fatwa gives the du’aa of Muhammad salla Allaho alaihi wa sallam to prove that the names of Allah are more than 99.

Only one person named ibn Uthaymeen says that the Hdeeth of 99 names is not true / it has idraaj (derivation fron the Quraan and Sunnah). And then he himself also takes out the names of Allah from the Quraan but in a very irregular style.

I personally saw this name ibn Uthaymeen for the first time. He is not known as a scholar.

The fatwa doesn’t have any connection with Ibn Katheer Ashaafii’,
Al-Maaliki and others but Zeshaan in his posts repeatedly emphasized that the fatwa came from Ibn Katheer, Ashaafi’I, Al-Maaliki and others. This false accusation on scholars, who are not alive to respond to such false accusations, is very bad action. He (Zeshaan Parvez) never gave the name of ibn Uthyameen, the man who is the only person against the hadeeth of 99 names of Allah.

At one place they have attached the fatwa to Ibn Temiyyah but this attachment has no proof. So it is only a man called Ibn Uthaymeen who is denying the hadeeth of the names of Allah.


Please think about the list of Allah’s beautiful names given in ahaadeeth. It is so much in order and is full of melody. Then compare it with the list made by Ibn Uthaymeen.


Even Uthaymeen denies the name “Dhul-Jalaali wal-Ikraam” which is present twice in surah Ar-Rahmaan. Another hadeeth of Muhammad salla Allaho alaihi wa sallam narrated by rabi’ah bin aamir rAa and reported in Al-Masnad, puts emphases on us that we should read this name ‘Dhul-Jalaali wal-Ikraam” repeatedly and frequently in our du’aa (supplications). So there are other ahadeeth about these names which add to the authenticity of the first ahaadeeth.

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OmAbdullah
04-21-2017, 10:01 PM
Answers to attacks on the Asmaa-ul-Husna



Originally Posted by ZeeshanParvez
No, my dear brother. The copies of the Qur'aan weren't printed like this back in the days of the Companions. Today you have companies printing the Qur'aan, and putting a list of the Names of Allaah on the front. Then they place the names of the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) on the back.


Let me repeat. The list you are talking about was taken from a hadiith in Jaami al-Tirmidhi and it is weak. A weak Hadiith is not used in matters of legislation. It is definitely not used for the Names of Allaah.

Names of Allaah have to be justified by the Qur'aan and Sunnah.

Also know that there is a difference between the Names of Allaah and His Attributes.

Please understand that all the lists you are referring to are based on the weak hadiith in Jaami al-Tirmidhi which contain a list of Ninety Nine Names of Allaah. A weak hadiith cannot be used to derive something as important as the Names of Allaah.

Also read this English Fatwaa for better understanding. Concentrate on the following:


Secondly: An action is broader in meaning than a name. Hence Allaah has attributed to Himself actions for which He is not called by the active participle of the verb in question, such as wanting (araada), willing (shaa’a) and causing to happen (ahdatha); He is not called al-mureed (the wanter or seeker) or al-shaa’i (the willer) or al-muhdith (the causer). Similarly He did not call Himself al-saani’ (the maker), al-faa’il (the doer), or al-mutqin (the one who does things perfectly), or other names derived from actions that He attributes to Himself. The scope of actions is broader than the scope of words.


Those who derive a name for Allaah from every action made a serious mistake and made the number of His names reach more than one thousand. They called Him al-maakir (the plotter), al-mukhaadi’ (the deceiver), al-faatin (the causer of tribulation), al-kaa’id (the schemer), etc.

Reference(s):

Are these from among the Names of Allaah


No one can count the exact number of Allah’s names. The fatwa that you have referred to has this point but you have discarded the whole fatwa and have taken only the words of a man called Ibn Uthaymeen who has objection to the list of Allah’s names found in authentic ahaadeeth. The same fatwa has called the ahaadeeth of Allah’s names “authentic”. Try to understand the whole fatwa and not only the words of Ibn Uthaymeen. Even the fatwa has strictly said that “we cannot bring changes in the names of Allah”. All of these names are explained by many scholars and those who fear Allah shall abstain from any interference with the names of Allah.


I don’t accuse the God-fearing scholars but the fatwa /words of those who dare to change the ever- existing lists of the names of Allah Azza wa Jall, are unacceptable . I don’t accept the words of Ibn Uthaymeen. I don’t know who is he??? You are not giving his name but you have falsely attached the negative statement of Ibn Uthaymeen to the great scholars of Islam namely Ibn Katheer, Maaliki and Shaafi’i. This is very bad action.


As Allah’s names are many more, that we know from authentic Hadeeth, therefore, you have no right to omit any name of Allah that came in the Holy Quraan. When Allah said in the Holy Quraan that Allah is “Fa’aalun-lima-Yureed”, you cannot omit it.
Similarly, many such names in the Holy Quraan cannot be denied.


You are using the words al-maakir and al- Mukhaadi’ for Allah although these names are not present in any list of the names of Allah but you don’t seem to be fearing Allah. May Allah guide you. Even you don’t accept that Allah is the One Who gives right guidance i.e. Al-Rasheed (Ar-Rasheed)!


Remember! Allah said only once in the Holy Quraan (surah Al-Nisaa) that the munaafiqeen (try to) deceive Allah and He (Allah) deceives them. Allah never deceives anyone in true sense. SO THIS IS NOT THE QUALITY OF Allah azza wa Jall.
In fact the munaafiqeen are not caught right away and are given time. So they think that they are not getting punishment for their deceit and then they continue making more and more mischief. In the surah Al- Baqarah Allah Ta’aala said that they (try to) deceive Allah and the mo’mineen but in reality they deceive only themselves. So Allah’s giving more time to them and not catching them soon in punishment becomes a deceit for them because they don’t take benefit of the time given to them. And instead of repenting to Allah, they increase in their hidden transgression. Thus finaly they are caught in the everlasting punishment.


Again, those who make plots against Allah and Allah’s Deen Islam, must know that Allah Who created them and gave them wise minds is all-Wise. So they cannot defeat Allah by their weak plots! Allah will fail their plots in wonderful way. For such works of Allah which are to avenge on the transgressors, only one name of Allah is used and that is the Al-Muntaqim. So the munaafiqeen and the transgressors plot-makers must remember that Allah, the Al-Muntaqim, is not unaware of their deceit and plots and that Allah’s Intiqaam (revenge) is very severe!!! Therefore, they must take heed!


Originally Posted by ZeeshanParvez

And you think Allaah will take revenge from innocent people while Allaah clearly says in the Qur'aan that He will not wrong His slaves???????

Unfortunately, you have no understanding of the Holy Quraan. Don’t try to misinterpret the verses of the Holy Quraan.


Originally Posted by ZeeshanParvez
The Hadiith you claim is authentic without evidence has been outlined by scholars to have at least three defects in it.


First it has الاضطراب

Second there is تدليس of الوليد بن مسلم

Third there is the possibility of الإدراج


Scholars like the Maaliki giant Ibn al-'Arabi and the Shaafi'i Ibn Kathiir have labelled it weak. So has الصنعاني

Are you going to accuse them of not being God fearing as well?

The hadeeth is surely authentic
and the fatwa that you referred to (I have translated it in full in post 126 of this thread) states that it is authentic. Only a person (named Ibn Uthaymeen) is calling it weak.


I wonder that you have falsely accused Maaliki, Shaafi’i and Ibn Katheer to be labelling the hadeeth of the names of Allah as weak. Subhaana-Allah! What a sorrowful courage! You are trying to prove false things invented by some enemies, by falsely attaching them to the great scholars! Remember that you are going to face your account and you shall not be able to escape the punishment!!! So better for you is to stop and repent to Allah!


The terms/words:

إضطراب, إدراج, تدليس


cannot explain a hadeeth. One shouldn’t be proud of these words. These words actually increase confusion and are used to change a saheeh (true) hadeeth into weak hadeeth. These words have no concern with the Ilmul-Hadeeth.


You must know that the great scholars of the past (like Qurtubee, Ibn Katheer and many others) as well as the sincere scholars of the present era try to understand the Quraan and Hadeeth side by side. They have allergy to all such terms like id’tiraab, tadlees and idraaj. Even they don’t like the chain of narrators for “sanad” because there is no way of verification of a Hadeeth’s authenticity by a chain of some names.


The only way to verify a hadeeth is to see and evaluate its matan (contents) in the light of the Holy Quraan and for that purpose one must have thorough knowledge of the Holy Quraan.



Originally Posted by ZeeshanParvez
هل صح أن (الرشيد) من أسماء الله عز وجل؟ وما حكم التسمية بـ: عبد الرشيد ؟ وهل يلزم من سمي بـ: عبد الرشيد تغيير الاسم؟

Is it correct that al-Rashiid is from among the Names of Allaah? And what is the ruling of naming a person Abul rashiid? Is it necessary that if one is named Abdul rashiid to change the name?



ليس من أسماء الله تعالى؛ لعدم وروده في القرآن وعدم ثبوته في السنة، وبناء على ما تقدم فلا يجوز أن يقال (عبد الرشيد)
، ومن تسمى بذلك فالواجب عليه تغييره


It is not from among the Names of Allaah because it is not found in the Qur'aan and there is no proof of it in the Sunnah. Based on that which has preceded, it is not permissible to say Abdul rashiid.

And whoever has been named with that, then it is waajib upon him to change it.


Reference(s):

فتاوى اللجنة الدائمة


We cannot accept any fatwa that goes against the Quraan, the Sunnah and our wisdom and moral sense. I have explained the name Al-Rasheed in this thread. This name is taken from many verses in the Holy Quraan and in the Sunnah. It means “The One Who gives right guidance”. Now let us find the proof of this great name of Allah in all of the above three sources:


IN the Holy Quraan:



Allah said in the verse 17 of the surah Al-Kahf;


………من يهد الله فهو المهتد (ج) و من يضلل فلن تجد له وليّا مرشداً

The meaning is: “That whom Allah guides is (rightly) guided and that whom Allah makes astray, never will you find for him a protecting guide.”
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In this verse 17 of the surah Al-Kahf, the word used is “Murshid” which means a guide, an instructer, leader, adviser.
Murshid and Rasheed are derived from the root words like Rashada, rushd, arshada, irshaad, Murshid and Rasheed. When al is added to it, it becomes a proper noun. So Al-Rasheed is taken/derived from the verses of the Holy Quraan. You can see some of those verses (translation) in the explanation of Al-Rasheed in post 124 (on page 7 of this thread) Ninety-Nine Beautiful Names Of Allah And Their Meaning .

In the Sunnah:


According to a lecture of a scholar about the name Al-Rasheed on the you tube ... https://youtu.be/6s-wLSh2Apw the Prophet salla Allaho wa sallam said that there will be Khulafaa’i Ar- Raashideen Al-Mahdi-yeen after Him, they will be ballanced and rightly guided.

Also in surah Al-Hujuraat verse 7 Allah Ta’aala mentioned some of the good qualities of the companions of the Prophet salla Allaho alaihi wa sallam and gave them the name Raashideen (It means the rightly guided).


Using Wisdom and moral sense;



If a person is not named Abdul-Rasheed, rather he is named Rasheed, then it means that the person has the power and ability to guide aright while Allah, who is denied by some scholars to be having the name Al-Rasheed, is not the one to guide aright (na’audhubi-Allah, May Allah protect us from such belief, aameen)

This aqeedah is equal to shirk as it makes every man Rasheed and denies Allah to be Al-Rasheed. Remember that I don’t accept such people to be Islamic scholars and I shall never say, “rahmatullahi alaihi” for such a one. Rather I inform the Muslim brothers and sisters to be careful from them because they make the Muslims astray!


Originally Posted by ZeeshanParvez

Did you know that the weak hadiith you are using for the Names of Allaah does not contain al-Rabb?

Are you going to say al-Rabb is not a Name of Allaah and the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) did not tell his Companions this Name?

Did you know that the weak list you are using does not contain the Name al-Shaafi? Are you going to tell us that the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) did not tell his Companions this Name? He used it in the following authentic hadiith.


قَالَتْ كَانَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم إِذَا أَتَى الْمَرِيضَ يَدْعُو لَهُ قَالَ ‏"‏ أَذْهِبِ الْبَاسَ رَبَّ النَّاسِ وَاشْفِ أَنْتَ الشَّافِي لاَ شِفَاءَ إِلاَّ شِفَاؤُكَ شِفَاءً لاَ يُغَادِرُ سَقَمًا ‏"‏ ‏.‏ وَفِي رِوَايَةِ أَبِي بَكْرٍ فَدَعَا لَهُ وَقَالَ ‏"‏ وَأَنْتَ الشَّافِي ‏"‏ ‏.‏


That hadiith is from Sahih Muslim. Read the English below


'A'isha reported that when Allah's Messenger (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) came to visit any sick he supplicated for him and said:


Lord of the people, remove the malady, cure him for Thou art al-Shaafi. There is no cure but through Thine healing Power which leaves no trouble, and in the narration transmitted on the authority of Abu Bakr there is a slight variation of wording.

The fact is that scholars declared weak the hadiith with the enumeration of the Names. The list is weak. We do not use weak lists for the Names of Allah.

My list has the name Al-Rabb and I have explained it in this thread. Ashaafee and Kaashif are the names of Allah. It is repeatedly said that Allah has many names other than the 99 names given in authentic hadeeth of Muhammad salla Allaho alaihi wa sallam.


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ZeeshanParvez
04-21-2017, 11:06 PM
Originally Posted by OmAbdullah

Only a person (named Ibn Uthaymeen) is calling it weak.
You have no manners when referring to the inheritors of the Prophets.
The only way to verify a hadeeth is to see and evaluate its matan (contents) in the light of the Holy Quraan and for that purpose one must have thorough knowledge of the Holy Quraan.
If you think that a Hadith is only evaluated based on matn and not on sanad you are a Jaahil when it comes to the science of Hadiith.

The terms/words:

إضطراب, إدراج, تدليس


cannot explain a hadeeth. One shouldn’t be proud of these words. These words actually increase confusion and are used to change a saheeh (true) hadeeth into weak hadeeth. These words have no concern with the Ilmul-Hadeeth.


You must know that the great scholars of the past (like Qurtubee, Ibn Katheer and many others) as well as the sincere scholars of the present era try to understand the Quraan and Hadeeth side by side. They have allergy to all such terms like id’tiraab, tadlees and idraaj. Even they don’t like the chain of narrators for “sanad” because there is no way of verification of a Hadeeth’s authenticity by a chain of some names.

You have not studied mustalah al-hadith. That is evident. These terms have everything to do with the science of hadith.

You need to learn Mustalah al-Hadiith. Otherwise, you speak without knowledge. Do I need to remind you what Allaah says about speaking without knowledge in the Qur'aan?


The scholars have an allergy to these terms? They are the ones who taught these terms.

I suggest you read Ikhtisar Ulum al-Hadith by Ibn Kathiir. Did you even know he wrote a book on Mustalah al-Hadiith?

You did not because otherwise you would not have accused him. You would not have alleged he has an "allergy." What kind of language do you use?


I don’t accuse the God-fearing scholars but the fatwa /words of those who dare to change the ever- existing lists of the names of Allah Azza wa Jall, are unacceptable . I don’t accept the words of Ibn Uthaymeen. I don’t know who is he??? You are not giving his name but you have falsely attached the negative statement of Ibn Uthaymeen to the great scholars of Islam namely Ibn Katheer, Maaliki and Shaafi’i. This is very bad action.
You have used the pronoun "I" in that one paragraph three times. Who cares what you think? Ibn Uthaymiin (may Allaah be pleased with him) is a scholar. Scholars recognize him as a scholar. Who are you?

Learn your place. Second, not everyone is like you. I haven't done anything but provide referenced material. You, in contrast, have written an autobiography about yourself.

That is what is a very bad action. It highlights how much you love yourself and think you are the I know it all person.
The only way to verify a hadeeth is to see and evaluate its matan (contents) in the light of the Holy Quraan and for that purpose one must have thorough knowledge of the Holy Quraan.
No, that is not how a Hadith is evaluated. Stop creating a new Diin.

The sanad is the specificity of this Diin. You judge based on both the matn and the sanad.

If you do not know this you are ignorant. If you are ignorant you should refrain from speaking on matters of Diin. Do not toy with the Diin of Allaah. You are not qualified.


You are using the words al-maakir and al- Mukhaadi’ for Allah although these names are not present in any list of the names of Allah but you don’t seem to be fearing Allah. May Allah guide you. Even you don’t accept that Allah is the One Who gives right guidance i.e. Al-Rasheed (Ar-Rasheed)!

You cannot read. I say this based on good conjecture of you. Otherwise, I would say you purposefully twist words to justify your false beliefs. Let me remind you of what I wrote and help you understand as you clearly cannot read.

Also read this English Fatwaa for better understanding. Concentrate on the following:


Secondly: An action is broader in meaning than a name. Hence Allaah has attributed to Himself actions for which He is not called by the active participle of the verb in question, such as wanting (araada), willing (shaa’a) and causing to happen (ahdatha); He is not called al-mureed (the wanter or seeker) or al-shaa’i (the willer) or al-muhdith (the causer). Similarly He did not call Himself al-saani’ (the maker), al-faa’il (the doer), or al-mutqin (the one who does things perfectly), or other names derived from actions that He attributes to Himself. The scope of actions is broader than the scope of words.


Those who derive a name for Allaah from every action made a serious mistake and made the number of His names reach more than one thousand. They called Him al-maakir (the plotter), al-mukhaadi’ (the deceiver), al-faatin (the causer of tribulation), al-kaa’id (the schemer), etc.

Reference(s):

Are these from among the Names of Allaah
I referenced a Fatwaa.

It says NOT.

Did you fail to read the not? Or am I right when I say you cannot read.

Or did you twist the words because you find yourself in a predicament?


Finally, no one is talking about if the Names are limited to 99. Everyone knows they are not. You seem to have comprehension issues as I have demonstrated above over and over again.


The Hadith is not authentic. Great schoalrs of the past ruled it weak. I suggest you repent and begin to post only authentic Islamic material. Sucess lies only with Allaah.
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azc
04-22-2017, 06:30 AM
@ZeeshanParvez : plz see this link http://www.iqrasense.com/allahs-99-n...lahs-name.html
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ZeeshanParvez
04-22-2017, 07:15 AM
Originally Posted by azc

قال ابن تيمية: واسم " المنتقم " ليس من أسماء الله الحسنى الثابتة عن النبي صلى الله عليه و سلم و إنما جاء في القرآن مقيداً كقوله تعالى { إنا من المجرمين منتقمون} و قوله { إن الله عزيز ذو انتقام } .

Ibn Taymiyyah said: 'ism al-MuntaQim is not from among the Beautiful Names of Allaah which has been established from the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam). And it has only come in the Qur'aan muqayyad as in the saying of Allaah


And who is more unjust than one who is reminded of the verses of his Lord; then he turns away from them? Indeed We, from the criminals, will take retribution.

[Qur'aan 32:22]


I explained this already. I provided references for it. The link you provided is going by the list derived from the weak hadith in Jaami' al-Tirmidhi.
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azc
04-22-2017, 07:37 AM
Originally Posted by ZeeshanParvez
قال ابن تيمية: واسم " المنتقم " ليس من أسماء الله الحسنى الثابتة عن النبي صلى الله عليه و سلم و إنما جاء في القرآن مقيداً كقوله تعالى { إنا من المجرمين منتقمون} و قوله { إن الله عزيز ذو انتقام } . Ibn Taymiyyah said: 'ism al-MuntaQim is not from among the Beautiful Names of Allaah which has been established from the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam). And it has only come in the Qur'aan muqayyad as in the saying of Allaah And who is more unjust than one who is reminded of the verses of his Lord; then he turns away from them? Indeed We, from the criminals, will take retribution. [Qur'aan 32:22] I explained this already. I provided references for it. The link you provided is going by the list derived from the weak hadith in Jaami' al-Tirmidhi.
thanks for clarification. Do you know what 4 imams say about it..?
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ZeeshanParvez
04-22-2017, 09:38 AM
Originally Posted by azc
thanks for clarification. Do you know what 4 imams say about it..?
No broi. But to help with the concept consider the following Hadith:

Shahr bin Haushab reported:

I asked Umm Salamah (May Allah be pleased with her), "O Mother of the Believers! Which supplication did the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) make frequently when he was in your house?" She said: "He (ﷺ) supplicated frequently: 'Ya muqallibal-qulubi, thabbit qalbi 'ala dinika (O Changer of the hearts make my heart steadfast in Your religion)."

[At- Tirmidhi]


The Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) called upon Allaah. He used

Yaa Muqallibal quluub


Now have you ever heard any scholar say that al-muqallib [the Changer] is a Name of Allaah? No

Why? Because the word is annexed with hearts in the Hadiith. The Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) used it in that way.

Is there any Verse of the Qur'aan or Hadiith which uses al-MuQallib? No.

Can we? No, because we keep ourselves to the Names of Allaah in the Qur'aan and Sunnah.

What about the whole phrase muQallibul quluub? Yes, you can say that is a Name of Allaah because the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) used it in that way.

That is why you have this Fatwaa here which says:


فقد تقدم في الفتوى رقم: 96669، أن من العلماء من عد الأسماء المضافة مثل: ذو القوة، غافر الذنب، قابل التوب شديد العقاب، ذي الطول، رفيع الدرجات، من الأسماء الحسنى

[Paraphrase] We have mentioned in the Fatwaa 96669 that there have been scholars who considered Names in 'IDaafah like dhuu al-Quwwah, Ghaafir al-dhanb, Qaabil al-Taub shadiid al-'iQaab, rafii' al-darajaah etc. from among the Beautiful Names of Allaah.


وقال شيخ الاسلام في الفتاوى: ومن أسمائه التي ليست في هذه التسعة والتسعين اسمه: السبوح ـ وفي الحديث، عن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم أنه كان يقول: سبوح قدوس ـ واسمه: الشافي ـ كما ثبت في الصحيح أنه كان يقول: أذهب البأس رب الناس، واشف أنت الشافي، لا شافي إلا أنت، شفاء لا يغادر سقما ـ وكذلك أسماؤه المضافة، مثل: أرحم الراحمين، وخير الغافرين، ورب العالمين، ومالك يوم الدين، وأحسن الخالقين، وجامع الناس ليوم لا ريب فيه، ومقلب القلوب، وغير ذلك مما ثبت في الكتاب والسنة.



Ibn Taymiyyah said: [Paraphrase] From among the Names of Allaah which are not in these 99 include

al-Subbuuh. It is mentioned in a Hadith that the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) used to say: Subbuuh Qudduus

And His name al-Shaafii as is mentioned in an authentic Hadith which reads Remove the evil O Lord of mankind and give Shifaa, your are al-Shaafii there is no Shaafi except you, a Shifaa which leaves no disease

Likewise His Names which are in construct ['IDaafah] as

'arHamur raahimiin
rabb ul aalimiin
Maaliki yaw middiin
muQallibul quluub


[He continues on with the list]


On a closing note, it is always best to err on the side of caution when dealing with the Beautiful Names of Allaah. Imagine if you Name Allaah with a Name He did not Name Himself with? What will you do when you stand in front of Him on the Day of Judgement?

If you avoid a "Name" because you cannot find it in the Qur'aan and Sunnah and it turns out to be a Name on the Day of Judgement you will not be held accountable for naming Allaah with something which was not His Name.

Finally, it is imperative that one understand a matter prior to preaching it. One needs to research and understand the differences concerning the Names and the reasons for the differences before one begins to preach.

This is the Diin of Allaah. We must be very careful what we preach and say. This is a matter of the 'aakhirah
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azc
04-22-2017, 06:03 PM
Originally Posted by ZeeshanParvez
No broi. But to help with the concept consider the following Hadith: Shahr bin Haushab reported: I asked Umm Salamah (May Allah be pleased with her), "O Mother of the Believers! Which supplication did the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) make frequently when he was in your house?" She said: "He (ﷺ) supplicated frequently: 'Ya muqallibal-qulubi, thabbit qalbi 'ala dinika (O Changer of the hearts make my heart steadfast in Your religion)." [At- Tirmidhi] The Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) called upon Allaah. He used Yaa Muqallibal quluub Now have you ever heard any scholar say that al-muqallib [the Changer] is a Name of Allaah? No Why? Because the word is annexed with hearts in the Hadiith. The Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) used it in that way. Is there any Verse of the Qur'aan or Hadiith which uses al-MuQallib? No. Can we? No, because we keep ourselves to the Names of Allaah in the Qur'aan and Sunnah. What about the whole phrase muQallibul quluub? Yes, you can say that is a Name of Allaah because the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) used it in that way. That is why you have this Fatwaa here which says: فقد تقدم في الفتوى رقم: 96669، أن من العلماء من عد الأسماء المضافة مثل: ذو القوة، غافر الذنب، قابل التوب شديد العقاب، ذي الطول، رفيع الدرجات، من الأسماء الحسنى [Paraphrase] We have mentioned in the Fatwaa 96669 that there have been scholars who considered Names in 'IDaafah like dhuu al-Quwwah, Ghaafir al-dhanb, Qaabil al-Taub shadiid al-'iQaab, rafii' al-darajaah etc. from among the Beautiful Names of Allaah. وقال شيخ الاسلام في الفتاوى: ومن أسمائه التي ليست في هذه التسعة والتسعين اسمه: السبوح ـ وفي الحديث، عن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم أنه كان يقول: سبوح قدوس ـ واسمه: الشافي ـ كما ثبت في الصحيح أنه كان يقول: أذهب البأس رب الناس، واشف أنت الشافي، لا شافي إلا أنت، شفاء لا يغادر سقما ـ وكذلك أسماؤه المضافة، مثل: أرحم الراحمين، وخير الغافرين، ورب العالمين، ومالك يوم الدين، وأحسن الخالقين، وجامع الناس ليوم لا ريب فيه، ومقلب القلوب، وغير ذلك مما ثبت في الكتاب والسنة. Ibn Taymiyyah said: [Paraphrase] From among the Names of Allaah which are not in these 99 include al-Subbuuh. It is mentioned in a Hadith that the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) used to say: Subbuuh Qudduus And His name al-Shaafii as is mentioned in an authentic Hadith which reads Remove the evil O Lord of mankind and give Shifaa, your are al-Shaafii there is no Shaafi except you, a Shifaa which leaves no disease Likewise His Names which are in construct ['IDaafah] as 'arHamur raahimiin rabb ul aalimiin Maaliki yaw middiin muQallibul quluub [He continues on with the list] On a closing note, it is always best to err on the side of caution when dealing with the Beautiful Names of Allaah. Imagine if you Name Allaah with a Name He did not Name Himself with? What will you do when you stand in front of Him on the Day of Judgement? If you avoid a "Name" because you cannot find it in the Qur'aan and Sunnah and it turns out to be a Name on the Day of Judgement you will not be held accountable for naming Allaah with something which was not His Name. Finally, it is imperative that one understand a matter prior to preaching it. One needs to research and understand the differences concerning the Names and the reasons for the differences before one begins to preach. This is the Diin of Allaah. We must be very careful what we preach and say. This is a matter of the 'aakhirah.
When Quran corroborates the hadith of tirmidhi, what is wrong in accepting this hadith even declared as dhaeef by a few scholars. Hadith being weak doesn't mean it's baseless or fabricated.
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azc
04-22-2017, 06:15 PM
@ZeeshanParvez : We have quoted to you the words of scholars other than Ibn Taymiyah, to point out the kufr of Ibn ‘Arabi, so that you will not think that Ibn Taymiyah was the only one who denounced him as a kaafir https://islamqa.info/en/7691
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ZeeshanParvez
04-23-2017, 12:20 AM
Originally Posted by azc
@ZeeshanParvez : We have quoted to you the words of scholars other than Ibn Taymiyah, to point out the kufr of Ibn ‘Arabi, so that you will not think that Ibn Taymiyah was the only one who denounced him as a kaafir https://islamqa.info/en/7691
Sigh. I am not talking about Abū ʿAbd Allāh Muḥammad ibn ʿAlī ibn Muḥammad ibnʿArabī al-Ḥātimī aṭ-Ṭāʾī

I am talking about Muḥammad b. ʿAbdallāh, Ibn al-ʿArabī al-Maʿāfirī, al-Išbīlī, Abū Bakr
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ZeeshanParvez
04-23-2017, 12:21 AM
Originally Posted by azc
When Quran corroborates the hadith of tirmidhi, what is wrong in accepting this hadith even declared as dhaeef by a few scholars. Hadith being weak doesn't mean it's baseless or fabricated.
The Qur'aan doesn't. What part of muqayyad do you fail to understand?
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azc
04-23-2017, 11:05 AM
@OmAbdullah

Your discussion is impressive.
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OmAbdullah
04-23-2017, 06:00 PM
Originally Posted by azc
@ZeeshanParvez : We have quoted to you the words of scholars other than Ibn Taymiyah, to point out the kufr of Ibn ‘Arabi, so that you will not think that Ibn Taymiyah was the only one who denounced him as a kaafir https://islamqa.info/en/7691
Assallmo alaikum,


May Allah bless you for telling about Ibn Arabi and for sincere consideration.
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ZeeshanParvez
04-23-2017, 06:23 PM
Originally Posted by OmAbdullah
Assallmo alaikum,


May Allah bless you for telling about Ibn Arabi and for sincere consideration.
Did you forget to read this post. Are you both seriously so uninformed about the different scholars?!!

Guess its a waste of time to talk to laymen.

And to correct you once again. This post I was talking about Ibn al-Arabi. At least get the name right!
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OmAbdullah
04-23-2017, 06:32 PM
Originally Posted by ZeeshanParvez
You have no manners when referring to the inheritors of the Prophets.


If you think that a Hadith is only evaluated based on matn and not on sanad you are a Jaahil when it comes to the science of Hadiith.


You have not studied mustalah al-hadith. That is evident. These terms have everything to do with the science of hadith.

You need to learn Mustalah al-Hadiith. Otherwise, you speak without knowledge. Do I need to remind you what Allaah says about speaking without knowledge in the Qur'aan?


The scholars have an allergy to these terms? They are the ones who taught these terms.

I suggest you read Ikhtisar Ulum al-Hadith by Ibn Kathiir. Did you even know he wrote a book on Mustalah al-Hadiith?

You did not because otherwise you would not have accused him. You would not have alleged he has an "allergy." What kind of language do you use?




You have used the pronoun "I" in that one paragraph three times. Who cares what you think? Ibn Uthaymiin (may Allaah be pleased with him) is a scholar. Scholars recognize him as a scholar. Who are you?

Learn your place. Second, not everyone is like you. I haven't done anything but provide referenced material. You, in contrast, have written an autobiography about yourself.

That is what is a very bad action. It highlights how much you love yourself and think you are the I know it all person.


No, that is not how a Hadith is evaluated. Stop creating a new Diin.

The sanad is the specificity of this Diin. You judge based on both the matn and the sanad.

If you do not know this you are ignorant. If you are ignorant you should refrain from speaking on matters of Diin. Do not toy with the Diin of Allaah. You are not qualified.





You cannot read. I say this based on good conjecture of you. Otherwise, I would say you purposefully twist words to justify your false beliefs. Let me remind you of what I wrote and help you understand as you clearly cannot read.



I referenced a Fatwaa.

It says NOT.

Did you fail to read the not? Or am I right when I say you cannot read.

Or did you twist the words because you find yourself in a predicament?


Finally, no one is talking about if the Names are limited to 99. Everyone knows they are not. You seem to have comprehension issues as I have demonstrated above over and over again.


The Hadith is not authentic. Great schoalrs of the past ruled it weak. I suggest you repent and begin to post only authentic Islamic material. Sucess lies only with Allaah.


Whatever you say about me, I leave it to Allah All-Mighty.

و افوض أمرى إلى الله إن الله بصير با لعباد



But I will surely remind you your lies in giving the names of Ibn Katheer, Al-Maaliki and Ashafi'i for proving the fatwa of Ibn Uthaymeen.

Whatever I have written is based on correct knowledge of the Quraan and Sunnah. The wisdom accepts it. What you have written is base less. For example, verification of a hadeeth by the sanad (a chain of narrators) which is actually a chain of names about whom no student or teacher can say that these are truly the narrators of the hadeeth. Every sincere wise Muslim can decide and judge whether my words are correct or not.


Here you are attacking the matan of the hadeeth. It is a mutawaatar hadeeth and Tirmidhi didn't call this hadeeth "weak". The fatwa that you gave the link to also says that it is authentic hadeeth but some of the scholars call it weak and in that regard the name of Ibn Uthaymeen is given. This is true that I never heard his name from any of my teachers or any scholars nor I read it in any of the Islamic books.
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azc
04-23-2017, 06:33 PM
Originally Posted by ZeeshanParvez
The Qur'aan doesn't. What part of muqayyad do you fail to understand?
You're right.

I wish to understand this issue of muqayyad or mutlaq and how it affects.
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ZeeshanParvez
04-23-2017, 06:38 PM
Originally Posted by OmAbdullah

Whatever I have written is based on correct knowledge of the Quraan and Sunnah. The wisdom accepts it. What you have written is base less. For example, verification of a hadeeth by the sanad (a chain of narrators) which is actually a chain of names about whom no student or teacher can say that these are truly the narrators of the hadeeth. Every sincere wise Muslim can decide and judge whether my words are correct or not.
Yes, I will let the knowledgeable ones decide about you based on what you have said.

Had I known you believed what you just wrote I would never have wasted my time. The sanad is the specificity of our Diin.

I have nothing more to say about you or to you.


يقول عبد الله بن المبارك: إن الإسناد من الدين، ولولا الإسناد لقال من شاء ما شاء

فإذا قال أهل البدع إن أحاديثهم صحيحة أو مسندة إلى النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم! فلنقل لهم: أين أسانيدكم؟ ومن روى هذه الأحاديث؟


Abd Allaah bin al-Mubaarak says: Indeed the Sanad is a part of Diin. Had it not been for the sanad he who willed would have said what he willed.

So, when the innovators say that there hadiith are authentic or connected to the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) we say to them. Where are your sanads [for the reports]? And who is it who narrated these hadiith?


Reference(s):

لولا الإسناد لقال من شاء ما شاء

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Muhaba
04-23-2017, 06:57 PM
Originally Posted by azc
When Quran corroborates the hadith of tirmidhi, what is wrong in accepting this hadith even declared as dhaeef by a few scholars. Hadith being weak doesn't mean it's baseless or fabricated.
Did Tirmidhi classify this Hadith as weak? If he didn't, then why do others classify it as weak?

The link given about the Hadith states that some scholars consider the Hadith as weak while others consider it as sahih. Accordingly, a person can take any of the views and it is not right for Zeeshan or Ibn uthaymeen to force their view on those who consider the Hadith as sahih /hasan. Or even insist that the Hadith is definitely weak. Are we going to disregard those scholars who consider the Hadith as authentic because some other so-called scholars consider it weak?

Another thing is that the scholars who compiled the books of Hadith classified ahadith as sahih or hasan or weak and based on Sanad (chain of narrators) . But the Hadith in question is not being classified as weak because of sanad or character of any of the narrators but because of some people's assumptions that one of the narrators must have compiled the list of names of Allah himself because other books of Hadith don't give the list of names (according to the fatwa given). But when was it required for some Hadith to be in all of the six sahih books or two of the most authentic books to be regarded as sahih? Should we throw out or doubt other Hadith in any of the authentic Hadith books if it's not present in sahih al Bukhari or Muslim?

Just my thoughts.
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ZeeshanParvez
04-23-2017, 07:00 PM
Originally Posted by Muhaba
Did Tirmidhi classify this Hadith as weak? If he didn't, then why do others classify it as weak?

The link given about the Hadith states that some scholars consider the Hadith as weak while others consider it as sahih. Accordingly, a person can take any of the views and it is not right for Zeeshan or Ibn uthaymeen to force their view on those who consider the Hadith as sahih /hasan. Or even insist that the Hadith is definitely weak. Are we going to disregard those scholars who consider the Hadith as authentic because some other so-called scholars consider it weak?

So called scholars? Now Ibn Kathiir and Ibn al-'arabi are so called scholars?

Have you read the detailed analysis of the chain of narrators of the hadith? That was just a Fatwaa at a glimpse. Do you want a complete 5 page analysis?
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Muhaba
04-23-2017, 07:02 PM
Originally Posted by ZeeshanParvez
So called scholars? Now Ibn Kathiir and Ibn al-'arabi are so called scholars?

Have you read the detailed analysis of the chain of narrators of the hadith? That was just a Fatwaa at a glimpse. Do you want a complete 5 page analysis?
You did not answer all the points I raised
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ZeeshanParvez
04-23-2017, 07:03 PM
Originally Posted by Muhaba
You did not answer all the points I raised
You had a point in the first paragraph and lost me when you started naming giants like Ibn Kathiir and Ibn al-'arabi as so called scholars. That is disrespect of the scholars.

Are you willing to admit that that was uncalled for?
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Muhaba
04-23-2017, 07:08 PM
Originally Posted by ZeeshanParvez
You had a point in the first paragraph and lost me when you started naming giants like Ibn Kathiir and Ibn al-'arabi as so called scholars. That is disrespect of the scholars.

Are you willing to admit that that was uncalled for?
Is this about personal pride?

I did not name Ibn Kathir a so called scholar. I didn't give any names.

Fear Allah, ZeeshanParvez.
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ZeeshanParvez
04-23-2017, 07:10 PM
Originally Posted by Muhaba
Is this about personal pride?

I did not name Ibn Kathir a so called scholar. I didn't give any names.

Fear Allah, ZeeshanParvez.
Personal pride?

You have two people here who can't tell the difference between two different scholars.

You jump into this and use the disrespectful phrase "so called scholars." Wait, I know you were saying that about Ibn Uthaymiin (may Allaah have mercy on him) weren't you?

You disrespect a scholar and now you find yourself in a predicament. You don't want to admit your mistake so you tell me to fear Allaah?
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Muhaba
04-23-2017, 07:13 PM
Originally Posted by ZeeshanParvez
Personal pride?

You have two people here who can't tell the difference between two different scholars.

You jump into this and use the disrespectful phrase "so called scholars." Wait, I know you were saying that about Ibn Uthaymiin (may Allaah have mercy on him) weren't you?

You disrespect a scholar and now you find yourself in a predicament. You don't want to admit your mistake so you tell me to fear Allaah?
I see you don't want to have a proper discussion and resort to personal attacks.

Just answer the points in my first post and we can discuss this point afterward, if necessary.
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azc
04-23-2017, 07:13 PM
Originally Posted by Muhaba
Did Tirmidhi classify this Hadith as weak? If he didn't, then why do others classify it as weak? The link given about the Hadith states that some scholars consider the Hadith as weak while others consider it as sahih. Accordingly, a person can take any of the views and it is not right for Zeeshan or Ibn uthaymeen to force their view on those who consider the Hadith as sahih /hasan. Or even insist that the Hadith is definitely weak. Are we going to disregard those scholars who consider the Hadith as authentic because some other so-called scholars consider it weak? Another thing is that the scholars who compiled the books of Hadith classified ahadith as sahih or hasan or weak and based on Sanad (chain of narrators) . But the Hadith in question is not being classified as weak because of sanad or character of any of the narrators but because of some people's assumptions that one of the narrators must have compiled the list of names of Allah himself because other books of Hadith don't give the list of names (according to the fatwa given). But when was it required for some Hadith to be in all of the six sahih books or two of the most authentic books to be regarded as sahih? Should we throw out or doubt other Hadith in any of the authentic Hadith books if it's not present in sahih al Bukhari or Muslim? Just my thoughts.
valid point. Sahih ahadith aren't confined to sahihen only but some of us differ in this matter.
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ZeeshanParvez
04-23-2017, 07:14 PM
Now for the serious onlooker I suggest you read this.

It is the online version of the book معتقد أهل السنة والجماعة في أسماء الله الحسنى

For starters many incorrect statements have been made in this thread. The Hadith is not Mutawaatir. The link references Ibn Hajar and shows where he says it is not Mutawaatir.

Then it tells you that the two who declared it authentic were Haakim and Ibn Hibbaan. Scholars of hadiith have condemned both for being lax when grading hadith.

Learn something. And when you make a mistake don't tell others to fear Allaah to get out of a predicament. Fear Him yourself first.


Originally Posted by Muhaba
I see you don't want to have a proper discussion and resort to personal attacks.

Just answer the points in my first post and we can discuss this point afterward, if necessary.
Let me know when you have read it. It addresses all your points.
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Muhaba
04-23-2017, 07:20 PM
Originally Posted by ZeeshanParvez
Now for the serious onlooker I suggest you read this.

It is the online version of the book معتقد أهل السنة والجماعة في أسماء الله الحسنى

For starters many incorrect statements have been made in this thread. The Hadith is not Mutawaatir. The link references Ibn Hajar and shows where he says it is not Mutawaatir.

Then it tells you that the two who declared it authentic were Haakim and Ibn Hibbaan. Scholars of hadiith have condemned both for being lax when grading hadith.

Learn something. And when you make a mistake don't tell others to fear Allaah to get out of a predicament. Fear Him yourself first.




Let me know when you have read it. It addresses all your points.
I see you are not open to discussion. I didn't come here to be sent to some other site. If you are so knowledgeable in the topic, then you can provide your reasoning and evidence here to what I wrote.
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ZeeshanParvez
04-23-2017, 07:22 PM
Originally Posted by Muhaba
I see you are not open to discussion. I didn't come here to be sent to some other site. If you are so knowledgeable in the topic, then you can provide your reasoning and evidence here to what I wrote.
Ill take that as a you cannot read Arabic and want me to translate a whole book for you. Feel free not to discuss if you cannot find and read the related pages.
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ZeeshanParvez
04-23-2017, 07:28 PM
And the serious onlookers should also refer to this page of the book where they will find a number of scholars who made Ijtihaad in collecting the Names of Allaah because they knew the Hadith of Jaami' al-Tirmidhi was weak.

The chapter is titled جهود أهل العلم في جمع الأسماء الحسنى
The effort of the scholars in collecting the Beautiful Names of Allaah.

You will also learn about Names of Allaah which cannot be said alone:

المطلب الخامس: الأسماء المزدوجة
ضابط الأسماء المزدوجة هو ما لا يطلق على الله بمفرده، بل مقروتا بمقابله؛ لأن الكمال في اقتران كل اسم منها بما يقابله.

[Paraphrase] These Names are not used for Allaah alone but are used with the Name which is the opposite because perfection lies in combining the two Names

Examples include

الضار النافع
المعطي المانع
المحيي المميت


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Muhaba
04-23-2017, 07:34 PM
Originally Posted by ZeeshanParvez
Ill take that as a you cannot read Arabic and want me to translate a whole book for you. Feel free not to discuss if you cannot find and read the related pages.
We are discussing the religion of Allah. This is a serious thing, not something a person can have personal views on.

I presented some valid points and I'd like you to respond to them with quoted evidence and reasoning and without throwing around personal attacks. This is why I said to you to fear Allah when you write a post.

I won't respond to personal attacks any more. If you want to have a proper discussion, then respond with reasoning.
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ZeeshanParvez
04-23-2017, 07:37 PM
Originally Posted by Muhaba
We are discussing the religion of Allah. This is a serious thing, not something a person can have personal views on.

I presented some valid points and I'd like you to respond to them with quoted evidence and reasoning and without throwing around personal attacks. This is why I said to you to fear Allah when you write a post.

I won't respond to personal attacks any more. If you want to have a proper discussion, then respond with reasoning.
You want me to translate the whole book for you?
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ZeeshanParvez
04-23-2017, 07:38 PM
Originally Posted by Muhaba
We are discussing the religion of Allah. This is a serious thing, not something a person can have personal views on.

I presented some valid points and I'd like you to respond to them with quoted evidence and reasoning and without throwing around personal attacks. This is why I said to you to fear Allah when you write a post.

I won't respond to personal attacks any more. If you want to have a proper discussion, then respond with reasoning.
I can't read paragraphs. Put out your points in bullet form. It is 12:38 am in the morning. I am going to return tomorrow and reply to your points before I leave forums for a while which I was supposed to do today.

And one more thing before I return tomorrow. I have met many people like you in real and on forums. I find it ironic that when you are put under the microscope you claim that the other has attacked you personally while you yourself are bold enough to throw out disrespectful remarks like "so called" scholar for someone else.

Learn to take heat if you want to disrespect a scholar.
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ZeeshanParvez
04-24-2017, 01:21 AM
Let's address your first inaccurate point.

You said:

Originally Posted by Muhaba

Another thing is that the scholars who compiled the books of Hadith classified ahadith as sahih or hasan or weak and based on Sanad (chain of narrators) . But the Hadith in question is not being classified as weak because of sanad or character of any of the narrators but because of some people's assumptions that one of the narrators must have compiled the list of names of Allah himself because other books of Hadith don't give the list of names (according to the fatwa given).
Just my thoughts.

You think that the science of hadiith when it deals with the sanad is restricted to the character of the narrator only. This is wrong.


When scholars of hadith look at a sanad they do not only look at the character of the narrators. Your assumption is inaccurate and highlights you have not studied mustalah al-Hadith.


Let me give you a glimpse of the science as I do not have time to teach you the entire science of hadith.



Let's resort to a classical book on the subject. The book is named مقدمة ابن الصلاح


Ibn Salaah gives you the definition of a Sahih Hadiith

أما الحديث الصحيح‏:‏ فهو الحديث المسند، الذي يتصل إسناده بنقل العدل الضابط عن العدل الضابط إلى منتهاه، ولا يكون شاذاً، ولا معللاً‏

As for the Sahiih Hadiith it is a connected Hadiith the chain of which is connected until the end being transmitted from one al-'adl al-DaabiT to another and it is not shaadha nor is it mu'allal.


Just from there you can see that having reliable narrators is not the only criteria.


The chain has to be connected until the end


It should not be Shaadha which means that the Hadith narrated by a narrator [who is reliable] should not go against another hadith which is narrated by a narrator who is more reliable than him


It should not be mu'allal


If you turn the pages of the book you will reach a chapter which Ibn Salaah titles

معرفة المضطرب من الحديث

Recognizing المضطرب من الحديث which he explains is when a narration is narrated in different manners which conflict with one another.

He then says

ثم قد يقع الاضطراب في متن الحديث، وقد يقع في الإسناد

الاضطراب occurs in the Matn of the hadiith and in the sanad.


From that line alone you can see that the chain of a hadith has much more to it than just reliable narrators narrating it. You need to learn the science to understand this. Scholars of hadith look at both the sanad and the matn.

For you to say that this is someones assumption about the hadith when we talk about الاضطراب in the matn highlights your ignorance of the science.

Ibn Salaah goes on to say


والاضطراب موجب ضعف الحديث

الاضطراب necessitates that the hadith is weak.


Continue on in the book and you will reach a chapter titled معرفة المدرج في الحديث

Recognizing المدرج في الحديث

This is when something is inserted into the Hadiith of the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) by one of the narrators. At times it is done without separation and in a manner which makes it seem like it is the words of the Prophet (sallallaahua alayhi wa sallam) when it is not.


Again you said this is an assumption on the part of those who weakened the hadith. It is not an assumption. It is a complete science where the scholars look to make sure if something has been inserted into the Hadith by a narrator or not. If it has then it does not get the same standing as something the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said.



It was wrong of you to allege that scholars assume. They do not assume. They work based on a science adhered to by the ahl al-Sunnah.


Ibn Hajar explains in Fath al-Baari Volume 11 Page 215 why Imaam al-Bukhaari and Imaam Muslim did not include the hadith of الوليد بن مسلم

وليست العلة عند الشيخين تفرد الوليد فقط بل الاختلاف فيه والاضطراب وتدليسه واحتمال الإدراج

The reason for not including this hadith in the sight of the two Sheikhs was not only that al-Waliid was alone in narrating it but because of

الاضطراب
تدليس
احتمال الإدراج



You have three problems here as Ibn Hajar points out. The first is الاضطراب

This hadith has been narrated by other narrators and the Names of Allaah in them are different. There is extreme differences in the Names.


Ibn Hajar points out

ولم يقع في شيء من طرقه سرد الأسماء إلا في رواية الوليد بن مسلم عند الترمذي وفي رواية زهير بن محمد عن موسى بن عقبة عند بن ماجه وهذان الطريقان يرجعان إلى رواية الأعرج وفيهما اختلاف شديد في سرد الأسماء والزيادة والنقص على ما سأشير إليه


There are two routes in which the Names have been mentioned. One hadith is in Jaami al-Tirmidhi from الوليد بن مسلم and the other is in Ibn Maajah from زهير بن محمد on the authority of موسى بن عقبة and there is extreme differences in them regarding the list of the Names of Allaah.

Here is the Hadith in Ibn Maajah which Ibn Hajar refers to


It was narrated from Abu Hurairah that :

the Messenger of Allah (saas) said: "Allah has ninety-nine names, one hundred less one, for He is One and loves the odd (numbered). Whoever learns them will enter Paradise. They are: Allah, Al-Wahid (the One), As-Samad (the Self-Sufficient Master who all creatures need, He neither eats nor drinks), Al-Awwal (the First), Al-Akhir (the Last), Az-Zahir (the Most High), Al-Batin (the Most Near), Al-Khaliq (the Creator), Al-Bari (the Inventor of all things), Al-Musawwir (the Bestower of forms), Al-Malik (the King), Al-Haqq (the Truth), As-Salam (the One free from all defects), Al-Mu'min (the Giver of security), Al-Muhaymin (the Watcher over His creatures), Al-'Aziz (the All-Mighty), Al-Jabbar (the Compeller), Al-Mutakabbir (the Supreme), Ar-Rahman (the Most Gracious), Ar-Rahim (the Most Merciful), Al-Latif (the Most Subtle and Courteous), Al-Khabir (the Aware), As-Sami' (the Hearing), Al-Basir (the Seeing), Al-'Alim (the All-Knowing), Al-'Azim (the Most Great), Al-Barr (the Source of goodness), Al-Muta'al (the Most Exalted), Al-Jalil (the Sublime One), Al-Jamil (the Beautiful), Al-Hayy (the Ever-Living), Al-Qayyum (the One Who sustains and protects all that exists), Al-Qadir (the Able), Al-Qahir (the Irrestible), Al-'Ali (the Exalted), Al-Hakim (the Most Wise), Al-Qarib (the Ever-Near), Al-Mujib (the Responsive), Al-Ghani (the Self-Sufficient), Al-Wahhab (the Bestower), Al-Wadud (the Loving), Ash-Shakur (the Appreciative), Al-Majid (the Most Gentle), Al-Wajid (the Patron), Al-Wali (the Governor), Al-Rashid (the Guide), Al-'Afuw (the Pardoner), Al-Ghafur (the Forgiver), Al-Halim (the Forbearing One), Al-Karim (the Most Generous), At-Tawwab (the Acceptor of Repentance), Ar-Rabb (the Lord and Cherisher), Al-Majid (the Most Glorious), Al-Wali (the Helper), Ash-Shahid (the Witness), Al-Mubin (the Manifest), Al-Burhan (the Proof), Ar-Ra'uf (the Compassionate), Ar-Rahim (the Most Merciful), Al-Mubdi' (the Originator), Al-Mu'id (the Restorer), Al-Ba'ith (the Resurrector), Al-Warith (the Supreme Inheritor), Al-Qawi (the All-Strong), Ash-Shadid (the Severe), Ad-Darr (the One Who harms), An-Nafi' (the One Who benefits), Al-Baqi' (the Everlasting), Al-Waqi (the Protector), Al-Khafid (the Humble), Ar-Rafi' (the Exalter), Al-Qabid (the Retainer), Al-Basit (the Expander), Al-Mu'izz (the Honorer), Al-Mudhill (the Humiliator), Al-Muqsit (the Equitable), Ar-Razzaq (the Providor), Dhul-Quwwah (the Powerful), Al-Matin (the Most Strong), Al-Qa'im (the Firm), Ad-Da'im (the Eternal), Al-Hafiz (the Guardian), Al-Wakil (the Trustee), Al-Fatir (the Originator of creation), As-Sami' (the Hearer), Al-Mu'ti (the Giver), Al-Muhyi (the Giver of life), Al-Mumit (the Giver of death), Al-Mani' (the Withholder), Al-Jami' (the Gatherer), Al-Hadi (the Guide), Al-Kafi (the Sufficient), Al-Abad (the Eternal), Al-'Alim (the Knower), As-Sadiq (the Truthful), An-Nur (the Light), Al-Munir (the Giver of light), At-Tamm (the Perfect), Al-Qadim (the Earlier), Al-Witr (the One), Al-Ahad (the Lone), As-Samad [(the Self-sufficient Master, Who all creatures need, (He neither eats no drinks)]. He begets not, nor was He begotten. And there is none co-equal or comparable unto him."(One of the narrators) Zuhair said: We heard from more than one of the scholars that the first of these (names) should begin after saying: La ilaha illallahu wahdahu la sharika lahu, lahul-mulku wa lahul-hamdu, bi yadihil-khair wa Huwa 'ala kulli shay-in Qadir, la ilaha illallahu lahul-asma'ul-husna [None has the right to be worshipped but Allah, with no partner or associate. His is the dominion and all praise is His. In His Hand is (all) goodness, and He is Able to do all things, none has the right to be worshipped but Allah, and His are the (Most) Beautiful Names].







Second, الوليد بن مسلم was known for tadliis

Third, there is the possibility of الإدراج


The fact that the two narrations conflict one another means that it was the narrator who enumerated the Names and not the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam).


In Bulugh al-Maram Ibn Hajar says

والتحقيق أن سردها من إدراج الرواة

And research shows that the Names listed in the Hadith are from the narrator [and not from the Prophet of Allaah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam)].


'Abd ar-Razzaq al-San'aani says:


اتفق الحُفَّاظ من أئمة الحديث أن سردها إدراج من بعض الرواة

The HuffaaZ from among the Imaams of Hadith are united [on the fact] that the Names mentioned in the Hadith were inserted into the Hadith by a narrator.


Scholars of hadith do not work on assumptions as you have alleged. They work based on a science. The science of Hadith which prevents people from attributing sayings and deeds to the Prophet of Allaah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam).

You need to be careful with the words you use. As you correctly stated:


Originally Posted by Muhaba
We are discussing the religion of Allah. This is a serious thing, not something a person can have personal views on.
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ZeeshanParvez
04-24-2017, 03:23 AM
Originally Posted by azc
You're right.

I wish to understand this issue of muqayyad or mutlaq and how it affects.
When a Name is muqayyad it means it has been used in combination with something. It is not stand alone. Without the combination it does not impart perfection in meaning. It does not impart praise.

Take the word Mudhhib [ مُذهِب]

You cannot add an alif laam to it, make it المذهب and claim it is the Name of Allaah.

We have in a hadith:


Narrated `Abdul `Aziz:

Thabit and I went to Anas bin Malik. Thabit said, "O Abu Hamza! I am sick." On that Anas said, "Shall I treat you with the Ruqya of Allah's Messenger (ﷺ)?" Thabit said, "Yes," Anas recited, "O Allah! The Lord of the people, the Remover of trouble! (Please) cure (Heal) (this patient), for You are the Healer. None brings about healing but You; a healing that will leave behind no ailment."

[Sahih al-Bukhaari Hadith No. 5742]

Look at the phrase The Remover of trouble.

mudhhib means Remover. Can you based on this Hadith add an Alif Laam to mudhhib and make it al-Mudhhib [the Remover] and say this Name belongs to Allaah?

No, because the Qur'aan and Sunnah do not use it in that way. Instead, it is muqayyad with trouble. The Remover of trouble. This form is what imparts perfection in meaning. It imparts praise.

مُذهِب البأس

You use it like that in the muqayyad form because the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) used it like that.


The same applies to muntaQim.

Look at the Verses which use the word. Do they use it alone? Or do they use it in conjunction with the wrongdoers?

Let me help you. Consider the following Verse


And who is more unjust than one who is reminded of the verses of his Lord; then he turns away from them? Indeed We, from the criminals, will take retribution.

[Qur'aan 32:22]


Allaah takes retribution from the criminals. You have to use it like this. Does He take retribution from someone who is not a criminal?

It is muqayyad. It is not stand alone like al-Rahmaan. It is not stand alone like al-Rahiim. It is not stand alone like al-Waduud.

Has Allaah said anywhere in the Qur'aan that he is al-Muntaqim? No.

He has used it in muqayyad form.


Do you understand muqayyad now or are you still confused?
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azc
04-24-2017, 03:34 AM
قال الحافظ ابن حجر: "ولم يتواتر عن أبي هريرة أيضا، بل غاية أمره أن يكون مشهورا"1.
ثالثا: الروا
@ZeeshanParvez
Will you elaborate?
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ZeeshanParvez
04-24-2017, 03:42 AM
Originally Posted by azc
قال الحافظ ابن حجر: "ولم يتواتر عن أبي هريرة أيضا، بل غاية أمره أن يكون مشهورا"1.
ثالثا: الروا
@ZeeshanParvez
Will you elaborate?
Ibn Hajar said the hadith is not Mutawaatir as the Om falsely claimed.

It is mashhoor. A mashhoor hadith according to the scholars of hadith can be authentic or weak or fabricated. A Mutwaatir hadith cannot. It can only be authentic.
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ZeeshanParvez
04-24-2017, 03:44 AM
Originally Posted by azc
قال الحافظ ابن حجر: "ولم يتواتر عن أبي هريرة أيضا، بل غاية أمره أن يكون مشهورا"1.
ثالثا: الروا
@ZeeshanParvez
Will you elaborate?

Why are you posting twice.

Second, you asked a question and I gave you an answer. Answer that. Otherwise, I will take it you are not serious. I repeat my answer.


Originally Posted by ZeeshanParvez
When a Name is muqayyad it means it has been used in combination with something. It is not stand alone. Without the combination it does not impart perfection in meaning. It does not impart praise.

Take the word Mudhhib [مُذهِب]

You cannot add an alif laam to it, make it المذهب and claim it is the Name of Allaah.

We have in a hadith:


Narrated `Abdul `Aziz:

Thabit and I went to Anas bin Malik. Thabit said, "O Abu Hamza! I am sick." On that Anas said, "Shall I treat you with the Ruqya of Allah's Messenger (ﷺ)?" Thabit said, "Yes," Anas recited, "O Allah! The Lord of the people, the Remover of trouble! (Please) cure (Heal) (this patient), for You are the Healer. None brings about healing but You; a healing that will leave behind no ailment."

[Sahih al-Bukhaari Hadith No. 5742]

Look at the phrase The Remover of trouble.

mudhhib means Remover. Can you based on this Hadith add an Alif Laam to mudhhib and make it al-Mudhhib [the Remover] and say this Name belongs to Allaah?

No, because the Qur'aan and Sunnah do not use it in that way. Instead, it is muqayyad with trouble. The Remover of trouble. This form is what imparts perfection in meaning. It imparts praise.

مُذهِب البأس

You use it like that in the muqayyad form because the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) used it like that.


The same applies to muntaQim.

Look at the Verses which use the word. Do they use it alone? Or do they use it in conjunction with the wrongdoers?

Let me help you. Consider the following Verse


And who is more unjust than one who is reminded of the verses of his Lord; then he turns away from them? Indeed We, from the criminals, will take retribution.

[Qur'aan 32:22]


Allaah takes retribution from the criminals. You have to use it like this. Does He take retribution from someone who is not a criminal?

It is muqayyad. It is not stand alone like al-Rahmaan. It is not stand alone like al-Rahiim. It is not stand alone like al-Waduud.

Has Allaah said anywhere in the Qur'aan that he is al-Muntaqim? No.

He has used it in muqayyad form.


Do you understand muqayyad now or are you still confused?
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azc
04-24-2017, 05:18 AM
Originally Posted by ZeeshanParvez
When a Name is muqayyad it means it has been used in combination with something. It is not stand alone. Without the combination it does not impart perfection in meaning. It does not impart praise. Take the word Mudhhib [ مُذهِب] You cannot add an alif laam to it, make it المذهب and claim it is the Name of Allaah. We have in a hadith: Narrated `Abdul `Aziz: Thabit and I went to Anas bin Malik. Thabit said, "O Abu Hamza! I am sick." On that Anas said, "Shall I treat you with the Ruqya of Allah's Messenger (ﷺ)?" Thabit said, "Yes," Anas recited, "O Allah! The Lord of the people, the Remover of trouble! (Please) cure (Heal) (this patient), for You are the Healer. None brings about healing but You; a healing that will leave behind no ailment." [Sahih al-Bukhaari Hadith No. 5742] Look at the phrase The Remover of trouble. mudhhib means Remover. Can you based on this Hadith add an Alif Laam to mudhhib and make it al-Mudhhib [the Remover] and say this Name belongs to Allaah? No, because the Qur'aan and Sunnah do not use it in that way. Instead, it is muqayyad with trouble. The Remover of trouble. This form is what imparts perfection in meaning. It imparts praise. مُذهِب البأس You use it like that in the muqayyad form because the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) used it like that. The same applies to muntaQim. Look at the Verses which use the word. Do they use it alone? Or do they use it in conjunction with the wrongdoers? Let me help you. Consider the following Verse And who is more unjust than one who is reminded of the verses of his Lord; then he turns away from them? Indeed We, from the criminals, will take retribution. [Qur'aan 32:22] Allaah takes retribution from the criminals. You have to use it like this. Does He take retribution from someone who is not a criminal? It is muqayyad. It is not stand alone like al-Rahmaan. It is not stand alone like al-Rahiim. It is not stand alone like al-Waduud. Has Allaah said anywhere in the Qur'aan that he is al-Muntaqim? No. He has used it in muqayyad form. Do you understand muqayyad now or are you still confused?
tanks for this explanation. One more thing, Do other scholars differ in this issue (muqayyad)..?
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azc
04-24-2017, 05:24 AM
Originally Posted by ZeeshanParvez
Ibn Hajar said the hadith is not Mutawaatir as the Om falsely claimed. It is mashhoor. A mashhoor hadith according to the scholars of hadith can be authentic or weak or fabricated. A Mutwaatir hadith cannot. It can only be authentic.
good ! Then here, Does ibn hajar considers it as mash'hoor and authentic ?
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OmAbdullah
04-24-2017, 01:20 PM
Originally Posted by ZeeshanParvez
Ibn Hajar said the hadith is not Mutawaatir as the Om falsely claimed.

It is mashhoor. A mashhoor hadith according to the scholars of hadith can be authentic or weak or fabricated. A Mutwaatir hadith cannot. It can only be authentic.
Why do you claim that this hadeeth of the names of Allah is not mutawaatar? ???

Do you claim that Allah ordered His Messenger (salla Allaho alaihi wa sallam) in the Holy Quraan to pray / supplicate with Allah's names but didn't give him a list of the names? Then Allah and Allah's Messenger (salla Allaho alaihi wa sallam) left the whole Ummah to take the names of Allah from Ibn Uthaymeen? Is this claim based on wisdom and justice?

Answer the questions with correct knowledge not with personal attacks.

There are so many scholars who have explained these names on you tube, in books and on some websites. Why don't you fight with them to change or omit the list of Allah's names??? You have been struggling a lot to force me alone to change or omit the names of Allah! Why???


Recently I heard from a scholar that an Islamic teacher /scholar was teaching his students. He told them a hadeeth without a chain of narrators. The student objected to the sanad of the hadeeth as it was without chain of narrators. The teacher then told him a chain of names and the student was satisfied. Then the teacher said to him, " all these names that I told you were the names of my students. So he made it clear that from a chain of some names the authenticity of a hadeeth cannot be proved. I heard great scholars of the present bright era saying that a true authentic hadeeth is the one whose matan (Contents) are in accordance with the Holy Quraan. The same is my belief.
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ZeeshanParvez
04-24-2017, 02:10 PM
Originally Posted by azc
good ! Then here, Does ibn hajar considers it as mash'hoor and authentic ?
Read what I posted here. It answers your question.
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azc
04-24-2017, 03:22 PM
Originally Posted by ZeeshanParvez
Ibn Hajar said the hadith is not Mutawaatir as the Om falsely claimed.

It is mashhoor. A mashhoor hadith according to the scholars of hadith can be authentic or weak or fabricated. A Mutwaatir hadith cannot. It can only be authentic.
This topic requires time....
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azc
04-24-2017, 04:32 PM
@ZeeshanParvez

What's the full name of walid bin Muslim?
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azc
04-24-2017, 04:50 PM
Originally Posted by ZeeshanParvez
When a Name is muqayyad it means it has been used in combination with something. It is not stand alone. Without the combination it does not impart perfection in meaning. It does not impart praise.

Take the word Mudhhib [ مُذهِب]

You cannot add an alif laam to it, make it المذهب and claim it is the Name of Allaah.

We have in a hadith:


Narrated `Abdul `Aziz:

Thabit and I went to Anas bin Malik. Thabit said, "O Abu Hamza! I am sick." On that Anas said, "Shall I treat you with the Ruqya of Allah's Messenger (ﷺ)?" Thabit said, "Yes," Anas recited, "O Allah! The Lord of the people, the Remover of trouble! (Please) cure (Heal) (this patient), for You are the Healer. None brings about healing but You; a healing that will leave behind no ailment."

[Sahih al-Bukhaari Hadith No. 5742]

Look at the phrase The Remover of trouble.

mudhhib means Remover. Can you based on this Hadith add an Alif Laam to mudhhib and make it al-Mudhhib [the Remover] and say this Name belongs to Allaah?

No, because the Qur'aan and Sunnah do not use it in that way. Instead, it is muqayyad with trouble. The Remover of trouble. This form is what imparts perfection in meaning. It imparts praise.

مُذهِب البأس

You use it like that in the muqayyad form because the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) used it like that.


The same applies to muntaQim.

Look at the Verses which use the word. Do they use it alone? Or do they use it in conjunction with the wrongdoers?

Let me help you. Consider the following Verse


And who is more unjust than one who is reminded of the verses of his Lord; then he turns away from them? Indeed We, from the criminals, will take retribution.

[Qur'aan 32:22]


Allaah takes retribution from the criminals. You have to use it like this. Does He take retribution from someone who is not a criminal?

It is muqayyad. It is not stand alone like al-Rahmaan. It is not stand alone like al-Rahiim. It is not stand alone like al-Waduud.

Has Allaah said anywhere in the Qur'aan that he is al-Muntaqim? No.

He has used it in muqayyad form.


Do you understand muqayyad now or are you still confused?
Then why the hadith of Tirmidhi was accepted by scholars?

What's opinion of imam Tirmidhi Rh regarding this hadith of walid bin Muslim ?
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azc
04-24-2017, 05:03 PM
@ZeeshanParvez

وليست العلة عند الشيخين تفرد الوليد فقط بل الاختلاف فيه والاضطراب وتدليسه واحتمال الإدراج

Apparently it's not the opinion of Hafiz ibn hajar. Rh .rather he quoted the opinion of imam bukhari rh and imam Muslim rh

Is it mentioned by shaykhen themselves what ibn hajar rh wrote or he assumed as such?
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azc
04-25-2017, 02:18 AM
@ZeeshanParvez
Is it the same narrator?


الوليد بن مسلم أبو العباس الدمشقي مولى لبني أمية يروى عن الأوزاعي والثوري ومالك روى عنه أحمد ويحيى وإسحاق وعلي وأهل بلده كان مولده سنة تسع عشرة ومائة ومات سنة أربع أو خمس وتسعين ومائة بذي المروة منصرفة من الحج وكان ممن صنف وجمع إلا أنه ربما قلب الأسامي وغير الكني

Tarikhul Kabir al-Bukhari - التاريخ الكبير [ Hadith Narrator, Id:11870. - pg:Vol:8]

الوليد بن مسلم أبو العباس الدمشقي مولى لبني أمية سمع الأوزاعي وعبد الرحمن بن يزيد بن جابر والثوري مات سنة خمس وتسعين ومائة

Tabaqat Ibn Sa'd - الطبقات الكبرى ابن سعد [ Successor (Level 6), Id:6100. - pg:Vol:7]
الوليد بن مسلم ويكنى أبا العباس أخبرنا أبو عبد الله الشامي قال كان الوليد بن مسلم من الأخماس فصار لآل مسلمة بن عبد الملك فلما قدم بنو هاشم في دولتهم فصاروا إلى الشام قبضوا رقيقهم من الأخماس وغيرهم فصار الوليد بن مسلم وأهل بيته لصالح بن علي فوهبهم الفضل بن صالح ابنه فأعتقهم الفضل فركب الوليد بن مسلم إلى آل مسلمة فاشترى نفسه منهم فأخبرني سعيد بن مسلمة بن عبد الملك قال جاءني الوليد بن مسلم فأقر لي بالرق فأعتقته وكان للوليد بن مسلم أخ يقال له جبلة كان له قدر وجاه بالشام وكان الوليد ثقة كثير الحديث والعلم حج سنة أربع وتسعين ومائة في خلافة محمد بن هارون ثم انصرف فمات بالطريق قبل أن يصل إلى دمشق

Siyar A'lam al-Dhahbi - سير أعلام النبلاء - الذهبي [ Successor level 9, Id:5060. - pg:9/211-220]
الوليد بن مسلم ع
الإمام عالم أهل الشام أبو العباس الدمشقي الحافظ مولى بني أمية قرأ القرآن على يحيى بن الحارث الذساري وعلى سعيد بن عبد العزيزوحدث عنهما وعن ابن عجلان وثور بن يزيد وابن جريج ومروان بن جناح والأوزاعي وأبي بكر بن أبي مريم الغساني وعفير بن معدان وعثمان بن أبي العاتكة وعبد الرحمن بن يزيد بن جابر وعبد الرحمن بن يزيد بن تميم وعبد الله بن العلاء بن زبر وسليمان بن موسى وإسماعيل بن رافع وحنظلة بن أبي سفيان وصفوان بن عمرو وشيبة بن الأحنف وعبد الرحمن بن حسان الكناني وحريز بن عثمان وهشام بن حسان وعبد الرزاق بن عمر الثقفي ومعان ابن رفاعة وشيبان النحوي وسفيان الثوري ومالك والليث وابن لهيعة والمثنى بن الصباح ويزيد بن أبي مريم وسعيد بن بشير وعدد كثير وارتحل في هذا الشأن وصنف التصانيف وتصدى للإمامة واشتهر اسمه وكان من أوعية العلم ثقة حافظا لكن رديء التدليس فإذا قال حدثنا فهو حجة هو في نفسه أوثق من بقية وأعلم
حدث عنه الليث بن سعد وبقية بن الوليد وهما من شيوخه وعبد الله بن وهب وأبو مسهر وأحمد بن حنبل ودحيم وأبو خيثمة وإسحاق بن موسى وعلي بن محمد الطنافسي وأحمد بن أبي الحواري ونعيم بن حماد ومحمد بن عائذ وداود بن رشيد وسويد بن سعيد وعمرو بن عثمان وإبراهيم بن موسى ومحمد بن المثنى وأبو قدامة السرخسي وكثير بن عبيد ومحمد بن عبد الله بن ميمون الإسكندراني ويحيى بن موسى خت وأبو عمير بن النحاس ومحمد بن مصفى وموسى بن عامر المري ومحمود بن غيلان وأمم سواهم آخرهم وفاةحجاج بن الريان الدمشقي المتوفى سنة أربع وستين ومئتين قال محمد بن سعد كان الوليد ثقة كثير الحديث والعلم حج سنة اربع وتسعين ومئة ثم رجع فمات بالطريق قال دحيم كان مولده في سنة تسع عشرة ومئة قال الحافظ ابن عساكر قرأ عليه القرآن هشام بن عمار والربيع بن ثعلب
قال الفسوي سألت هشام بن عمار عن الوليد بن مسلم فأقبل يصف علمه وورعه وتواضعه وقال كان أبوه من رقيق الإمارة وتفرقوا على أنهم أحرار وكان للوليد أخ جلف متكبر يركب الخيل ويركب معه غلمان كثير ويتصيد وقد حمل الوليد دية فأدى ذلك إلى بيت المال أخرجه عن نفسه إذ اشتبه عليه أمر أبيه قال فوقع بينه وبين أخيه في ذلك شغب وجفاء وقطيعة وقال فضحتنا ما كان حاجتك إلى ما فعلت
قال أبو التقي اليزني حدثنا سعيد بن مسلمة القرشي أنا أعتقت الوليد بن مسلم كان عبدي
وروى محمد بن سعد عن رجل أن الوليد كان من الأخماس فصار لآل مسلمة بن عبد الملك فلما قدم بنو العباس في دولتهم قبضوا رقيق الأخماس وغيره فصار الوليد بن مسلم وأهل بيته للأمير صالح بن علي فوهبهم لابنه الفضل ثم إن الوليد اشترى نفسه منهم فأخبرني سعد بن مسلمة قال جاءني الوليد فأقر لي بالرق فأعتقنه وكان له أخ اسمهجبلة كان له قدر وجاه قال أحمد بن حنبل ليس أحد أروى لحديث الشاميين من الوليد بن مسلم وإسماعيل بن عياش
وقال إبراهيم بن المنذر الحزامي قدمت البصرة فجاءني علي بن المديني فقال أول شيء أطلب أن تخرج إلى حديث الوليد بن مسلم فقلت يا ابن أم سبحان الله وأين سماعي من سماعك فجعلت آبى ويلح فقلت له أخبرني عن إلحاحك ما هو قال أخبرك إن الوليد رجل أهل الشام وعنده علم كثير ولم استمكن منه وقد حدثكم بالمدينة في المواسم وتقع عندكم الفوائد لأن الحجاج يجتمعون بالمدين
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azc
04-25-2017, 02:35 AM
@ZeeshanParvez

Should we not respect the differences of scholars pertaining to defining the names.

معتقد أهل السنة والجماعة في أسماء الله الحسنى

المبحث الثالث: مناهج الناس في تعيين الأسماء الحسنى
المطلب الأول: منهج المعتمدين على العد الوارد في بعض روايات حديث أبى هريرة رضي الله عنه
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المطلب الأول: منهج المعتمدين على العد الوارد في بعض روايات حديث أبى هريرة رضي الله عنه
سبق وأن أشرت في مبحث ضابط الأسماء الحسنى إلى اختلاف مناهج العلماء في طريقة تعيين الأسماء الحسنى، وانقسام تلك المناهج إلى أربعة أقسام هي:
1- منهج المعتمدين على العد الوارد في بعض روايات حديث أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه.
2- منهج المقتصرين على ما ورد بصورة الاسم (أي ما ورد إطلاقه وترك ما يؤخذ بالاشتقاق أو الإضافة) .
3- منهج المتوسعين الذين يذكرون المشتق والمضاف والمطلق من الأسماء، ولكنهم لا يفرقون بين صفة وصفة وفعل وفعل.
4- منهج المتوسطين المعتدلين الذين يذكرون المشتق والمضاف مع المطلق، ولكنهم يفصلون بين ما يصح إطلاقه من الصفات والأفعال وبين مالا يصح إطلاقه.
وسأتطرق في هذا المطلب للمنهج الأول من تلك المناهج الأربعة، وسأخصص لبقية المناهج مطالب مستقلة بها.
أقوال أهل العلم في المنهج الأول:
انقسم العلماء في اعتماد العد الوارد في حديث الأسماء إلى قسمين:

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OmAbdullah
05-14-2017, 06:10 PM
وَاٰخِرُ دَعۡوُٰنا اَنِ الۡحَمۡدُ لِلّٰهِ رَبِّ الۡعٰلَمِيۡنَ‏ 
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