Month: July 2019

الرحيم

Al-Raheem (Ar-Raheem) 

(The Merciful)

This name of Allah also came many times in  the Holy Quraan. Allah said in the following verses:

هُوَ الَّذِي يُصَلِّي عَلَيْكُمْ وَمَلَائِكَتُهُ لِيُخْرِجَكُم مِّنَ الظُّلُمَاتِ إِلَى النُّورِ ۚ وَكَانَ بِالْمُؤْمِنِينَ رَحِيمًا – 33:43

(33:43). It is He who confers blessing upon you, and His angels, that He may bring you out from darknesses into the light. And ever is He, to the believers, Merciful. (Al-Ahzaab 43)

Surah Al-Tawbah (At-Tawbah) verse 117:

(9:117). Allah has already forgiven the Prophet and the Muhajireen and the Ansar who followed him in the hour of difficulty after the hearts of a party of them had almost inclined [to doubt], and then He forgave them. Indeed, He was to them Kind and Merciful.

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 merciful to its young ones. And Allah left 99/100 of HIS mercy to use for HIS servants 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 –

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[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 give you understanding of the situation.]

From the above principle of Allah regarding HIS mercy, we must understand that although the mercy of Allah is encompassing everything but 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: 


(6:155). 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:


(7:56). 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: 

(24:56). And perform As-Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat), and give Zakat and obey the Messenger (Muhammad Salla Allaho alayhi wasallam) that you may receive mercy (from Allah).
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This name usually comes in combination 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 All-Mighty. 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. 

الرحمن

Al-Rahmaan (Ar-Rahmaan)

(The Compassionate)

This name of Allah has also come alone in the Holy Quraan for e.g.  (surah Taha, 5)
Al-Rahmaanu alal Arshi-stawa

(20:5).  (Allah) The Most Gracious is firmly established on the throne (of authority).

(55:1). Al-Rahmaanu

(55:2). allamal Qur’aan

(surah Al-Rahman, 1 and 2)

Translation:

 (55:1). The Most Beneficent

(55:2). Taught the Qur’an,

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 with Allah’s blessings! A muslim, on the other hand, will be rewarded in the Hereafter. Also, it may be that a Muslim suffers punishment in this world for his wrong deeds.

This Attribute “Al-Rahman” proves the Perfect Mercy and Kindness of Allah – Mercy in extensive form reaching and benefitting everyone and everything in this world, in the oceans, on the earth and in the heavens in a way that all the creations are benefitting by this quality of Allah as well as they are protected from any type of harm. So all good to the creation happens due to this rahmaniyah and all evil is prevented due to this rahmaniyah.

Allah is Arhamur-Rahimeen – Allah has the greatest Mercy and Kindness on Allah’s creation.

The Mercy of Allah subdued His anger and His Mercy has manifestly filled up the whole world so all creatures are encompassed with the Mercy of Allah. Even the wild animals are so much merciful to their young ones although they do not expect good reward from them in return.

Similarly, Allah’s law system is full of Mercy – His Law is a light, Mercy, and guidance, and free justice for all. The people of wisdom can see the mercy and rahmaniyah in the law system revealed by Allah.

We must remember that the Rahmaniyah of Allah in this world is for all regardless of whether the person is Muslim or Unbeliever. That means: Here the name Ar-Rahmaan is  related to the blessings in this world. And therefore it is both for the Muslims and non-Muslims. No doubt, in the Here-After, all of the unique and numerous blessings in the Paradise will be due to the Attribute Ar-Rahmaan of Allah. But there the unbelievers will be deprived of those 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. 

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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 the 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 All-Mighty knows the best.

Then, o Jinn and humankind, which of the blessings of your Lord will you deny? 
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When a single blessing cannot be counted then how can we count a collection of the blessings.

So we must be very thankful to Allah All-Mighty for HIS blessings and we must always pray to Allah to protect us from the loss of Allah’s Rahmaniyah. 222

 

الرحمن و الرحيم

Al-Rahmaan (Ar-Rahmaan) and Al-Raheem (Ar-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 together in the Holy Qur’aan for e.g. 
The two names came together in بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم  

Which is the opening sentence of every surah except surah Al-Tawbah.

Also the opening surah of the Holy Quran is Al-Fatiha in which the 3rd verse is الرحمن الرحيم   .

The Prophet Sulaiman alayhi salaam also had started his letter with the Kalimah بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم  .

الرب Al-Rabb (The Lord)

Al-Rabb (It is written as Al-Rabb but is pronounced as Ar-Rabb)

This beautiful name of Allah is present in some of the collections of the beautiful names of Allah but it 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 (An-Naba)’ verse 37 :

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

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:

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This name Al-Rabb is related with Tawheed-Al-Raboobiyyah which means the absolute oneness of Lord-hood. Allah, Al-Rabb is the only One Lord Who cherishes everyone in unique way.

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, the One that 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:

(7:54). 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!
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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 (prayer) 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! 

There are two kinds of the Al-Raboobiyyah:

  1. The general and common Al-Rabboobiyyah; This type of cherishing includes all creatures good and bad, believers and unbelievers, rightly guided and astray. They all are provided  sustenance, blessings, management of their affairs, their rise and fall, giving them blessings or preventing  from them, honoring or dishonoring them, relieving their pain and answering the prayers of those in restless condition. See the translation of the surah Al-Rahmaan (Ar-Rahmaan) verse 29:

(55:29) All in the heavens and the earth entreat Him for their needs; a new, mighty task engages Him each day.

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2. The second is the special cherishing of the awliyaa and muttaqeen (God-fearing, righteous practicing believers). The Ar-Rabb helps them to reach high degree of eemaan (faith) and increase in good deeds and worship of Allah, taking them out from the darkness of ignorance into the light of the Islamic knowledge, becoming closer to Allah, making all good easy for them and protecting him/her from all evil. So the aim of the ulul-albaab (the wise) and pious Muslims is to achieve this meaning of the Al-Rabb (Ar-Rabb). They did special training for this purpose and achieved their aim. Then the eemaan (faith) of the servant on the name Ar-Rabb of Allah makes it mandatory to purify his worship to Allah and stand before his Lord with extreme humbleness. Allah said in the surah Al-Anbiyaa 92:

إِنَّ هَٰذِهِ أُمَّتُكُمْ أُمَّةً وَاحِدَةً وَأَنَا رَبُّكُمْ فَاعْبُدُونِ – 21:92   

(21:92) Verily this community of yours is a single community, and I am your Lord; so worship Me.

Surah Al-Baqarah verse 21:

يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ اعْبُدُوا رَبَّكُمُ الَّذِي خَلَقَكُمْ وَالَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُونَ – 2:21

(2:21). O mankind, worship your Lord, who created you and those before you, that you may become righteous.

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As Allah Ta’ala is the Rabb of all worlds so Allah will not leave His muttaqeen servants without enjoining good and forbidding evil to remind mankind their purpose of life that mankind is created only to worship Allah. From among the mankind there are the sa-eedun (lucky, happy), these are those who obeyed and worshipped Allah, and shaqiyyun (the unhappy, miserable), these are the type of people who  disobeyed Allah, their Lord, and followed their lust.

Whoever believes in the Raboo-biyyatillah and is pleased with Allah being the Ar-Rabb, he she is pleased with all the “do and don’t” Commands of Allah. He/she is also thankful for all the blessings and fortune given to them. On the other hand, those not accepting the Commands of do and don’t will in reality, not accept Allah to be their Rabb. In a Hadeeth shareef the Prophet (Allah’s Peace and Blessings be upon him) said: “The one who is pleased with Allah to be his Rabb, with Islam to be his Deen and with Muhammad salla Allaho alayhi wa sallam to be the Rasool (Messenger of Allah), he has tasted the (pleasure of) faith.” (Muslim)       

 

Some Explanation of the Beautiful Names of Allah

According to the scholars, this name Allah is “Al-Aa’zam” that is the Ismi-Aa’zam, so that if someone prays using this name, his du’aa is accepted and if he begs to Allah using this name, he will be given whatever he asked for.

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-Ma’boodiyyah which means that it is related with God-hood and worshipping. Allah is the only One Ilah (God) and the only One Ma’bood (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.

One of the qualities of this name of All-Mighty God is that all other names of All-Mighty God are connected to it. For e.g. see the three verses of surah Al-Hashr, verses 22, 23, 24. Their translation is here:

(59:22) He is Allah: there is no god but He; the Knower of the unseen and the manifest, He is the Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate.

(59:23) He is Allah: there is no god but He: the King, the Holy7 the All-Peace, the Giver of security, the Overseer, the Most Mighty, the Overpowering, the All-Great. Exalted is He from whatever they associate with Him.

(59:24). He is Allah, the Creator, the Inventor, the Fashioner; to Him belong the best names. Whatever is in the heavens and earth is exalting Him. And He is the Exalted in Might, the Wise.

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In all of the above three verses the other names are connected to the name “Allah”.

In all common adhkaar (the words used for the rememberance of Allah) this name “Allah” comes with the other names. For e.g. we say: Allaho Akbar, Alhamdulillah (li-Allah), Bismi-Allah= Bismillah, Subhaan-Allah, Hasbun-Allah, Astaghfiru-Allah=Astaghfirullah and so on. In short, this name Allah seems to be like the personal name of Allah because it is primarily and commonly used everywhere.    

The scholars say that the name “Allah” came in the Holy Quraan more than 2200 times and 33 verses started with this name “Allah.”

The meaning of this name comes from the original word “Ilaah”, Al-Ilaah (the proper noun of ilaah) means Al-Ma’bood i.e. God to be worshipped. This name is related with the term Al-Alo-hiyyah and Al-Aboodiyyah. Al-Alo-hiyyah is related with ilaah (god) and al-aboodiyyah (worship) is related with Al-ibaad (the servants) who are obligated to worship Allah. Although ilah is a common term used for any god as in the kalimah Tayyibah Allah said: “Laa ilaaha (no god) illa-Allaho” (except Allah). The proper meaning is “there is no god except Allah. In other words Allah is the only one God. So Al-Ilaah (The God) which is a proper noun of ilaah is also from the beautiful names of Allah, it came in the following verses:

Al-Baqarah 163:

وَإِلَٰهُكُمْ إِلَٰهٌ وَاحِدٌ ۖ لَّا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ الرَّحْمَٰنُ الرَّحِيمُ – 2:163

 (2:163) And your God is One God, there is no god but He; the Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate.

Surah Al-Tawbah (At-Tawbah) 31 (translation only):

[9:31] They take their rabbis and their monks for their lords apart from Allah and also the Messiah, son of Mary, whereas they were commanded to worship none but the One True God. There is no god but He. Exalted is He above those whom they associate with Him in His Divinity.

Ibn-Abbaas said that Allah is Dhul- Alohiyyah (The Owner of God-hood) and Dhul-Aboodiyyah (The One and only One who deserves and has the right to be worshipped by all the creations and creatures).

The attribute ilaah, Dhul-alohiyyah is such a great quality of Allah that Allah is a unique Ilaah, none other than Allah has the right to be worshipped. And if someone takes a diety other than Allah then if he died without doing tawbah and repentence to Allah, he will burn in Hell forever and ever, no way of coming out of the Hell-Fire, (may Allah protect us, aameen.).

This name Allah is inclusive of all excellences, all praises, goodnesses, kindnesses, beauty, generosity, and so on. If you remember Allah with this name “Allah” at the time of fear, your fear will go away, if pain or stress, it will be relieved, if sustenance is narrow, it will increase. In short when you remember Allah with this name and pray and supplicate to Him, all troubles will be removed and problems solved. Thus this is the name with which pains are relieved and blessings descend, evils removed and good prevails.

  Allah is Dhul- Alohiyyah (The Owner of God-hood) and Dhul-Aboodiyyah (The One and only One who deserves and has the right to be worshipped). Yes! Allah must be worshipped because only He is the Creator and only He will give us life after death, account us, and reward or punish us according to justice.    

     Allah must be worshipped because Allah is very High, Unique, the Maker of our fortunes, the giver of all blessings which cannot be counted as Allah said in the surah Al-Nahl (An-Nahl) verse 18 (translation only):

(16:18). And if you should count the favors of Allah, you could not enumerate them. Indeed, Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.

Allah and only Allah must be worshipped because Allah is the only One Owner of the whole universe, the owner of the kingdom and sovereignty. It is only Allah Who brings rains within proper limit, waters the earth, grows all kinds of vegetations to be food for us and our animals, and also stores the water for us in the earth which then flows out in the form of springs and rivers. The stored water is also used by mankind from the wells. Then should n’t such a kind Lord and Sustainer be thanked and worshipped? Then in case of disobedience and ingratitude the same Powerful Lord brings rains to unlimited extent so that floods happen and the transgressors get killed and destroyed not only here but also are taken to the everlasting fire in hell! Then shouldn’t such a powerful and Just Lord be obeyed and worshipped?

Allah has the right to be worshipped because Allah encompasses all things by His knowledge, Command, Wisdom, Kindness, mercy, Power, Honor, Forcefulness, and is perfectly Self-Sufficient while all others being the creation/creatures, depend upon Him for their needs in all fields of life. They need sustenance, good health, if ill then need cure from diseases, and safety from all troubles. They ask du’aa (supplication/prayer) from Him for their children and for all their needs while Allah accepts our prayers and provides us every good thing that we need. Thus we must worship only the One God Who has the all power and ability to fulfil all needs of the creatures. Therefore, the attribute of Al-Alohiyyah is inclusive of the all attributes and the great qualities of Allah All-Mighty. Thus all creatures worship Allah. Allah said in the surah Al-Zukhruf verse 84, its translation is:

(43:84). And it is Allah who is [the only] deity in the heaven, and on the earth [the only] deity. And He is the Wise, the Knowing.

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That is the servants /creatures worship Him in the heavens and on the earth, willfully or unwillfully. All are low and humble before His greatness and all are the followers of Allah’s Will.

The Ibaad-ur-Rahman (the obedient servants of the Beneficent Lord) struggle hard, according to their strength and ability, to worship and obey Him. They readily obey the Commands conveyed by His Messenger salla Allaho alayhi wa sallam and they struggle for Allah’s cause as much as they can. Sometimes these two attributes Al-Alohiyyah (Ilaah/Godhood) and Al-Aboodiyyah (worshippling) came together in the Holy Quraan as for e.g. see the following verses.

Surah Taha verse 14 (only translation):

(20:14). Indeed, I am Allah . There is no deity except Me, so worship Me and establish prayer for My remembrance.

Surah Al-Anbiyaa verse 25 (translation only):

(21:25). And We sent not before you any messenger except that We revealed to him that, “There is no deity except Me, so worship Me.”

Allah’s Beautiful Names

  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, 

المنعم
المنتقم, العفو, الرؤوف, مالك الملك, ذوالجلال و 


الإكرام, الرب, المقسط, الجامع, الغني, المغني, المعطي, المانع, 


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


الرشيد, الصبور


English Transliteration and translation of the Asmaa’il-Husna

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

80. 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.
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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. Allah

2.Al-Rahmaan (Ar-Rahmaan), The Beneficent

3.Al-Raheem (Ar-Raheem), The Merciful

  • Al-Malik, The Monarch, Sovereign
  • Al-Quddoos, The Holy One
  • Al-Salaam (As-Salaam), The Source of safety
  • Al-Mo’min, The Giver of peace
  • Al-Mohemin, The Guardian
  • Al-Azeez, The All Mighty
  • Al-Jabbaar, The Enforcer of His decrees
  • Al-Mutakabbir, The Ever Supreme
  •  Al-Khaaliq, The Creator
    •  Al-Baari’o, The Evolver
    • Al-Musawwir, The Bestower of Forms
    • Al-Ghaffaar, The Forgiver
    • Al-Qahhaar, The Omnipotent, The Irresistible
    • Al-Wahhaab, The Bestower of bounties
    • Al-Razzaaq, The Giver of sustenance
    • Al-Fattaah, The Opner
    • Al-Aleem, The Omniscient, The All-Knowing,
    • Al-Qaabid, The Restainer
    • Al-Baasit, The Stretcher
    • Al-Khaafid, The Humbler
    • Al-Raafi’ The Exalter
    • Al-Mu’iz, The Bestower of honor
    • Al-Mudhil, The Giver of disgrace
    • Al-Samee’ (As-Samee’), The All-Hearing
    • Al-Baseer, The All-Seeing
    • Al-Hakam, The Arbitrator
    • Al-Adal, The Just
    • Al-Lateef, The Gracious
    • Al-Khabeer, The All-Knowing
    • Al-Haleem, The Forbearing
    • Al-Azheem, The Immense
    • Al-Ghafoor, The Forgiving
    • Al-Shakoor (Ash-Shakoor), The Acknowledger of gratitude
    • Al-Ali, The Exalted
    • Al-Kabeer, The Great
    • Al-Hafeezh, The Protector
    • Al-Muqeet, The Controller
    • Al-Haseeb, The Reckoner 
    • Al-Jaleel, The Mighty one
    • Al-Kareem, The Generous
    • Al-Raqeeb, The Watchful One
    • Al-Mujeeb, The Responder to prayer
    • Al-Wasi, The All-Comprehending
    • Al-Hakeem, The All-Wise
    • Al-Wadood, The Loving One
    • Al-Majeed, The Majestic One
    • Al-Baa’ith, The Resurrector
    • Al-Shaheed (Ash-Shaheed), The Witness
    • Al-Haqq, The Truth
    • Al-Wakeel, The Trustee
    • Al-Qawiyy, The Possessor of All Strength, The All-Powerful
    • Al-Mateen, The Forceful One
    • Al- Waliyy, The Governor, The supporter
    • Al-Hameed, The Praiseworthy
    • Al-Muhsi, The Appraiser
    • Al-Mubdi, The Originator
    • Al-Mu’eed, The Restorer
    • Al-Muhyi, the Giver of life
    • Al-Mumeet, The Taker of Life, The Causer of death
    • Al-Hayy, The ever-Living One
    • Al-Qayyoom, The Self-Existing One, The Eternal Guardian
    • Al-waajid, The Bringer into existence, The Finder
    • Al-Maajid, The Glorious
    • Al-Waahid, The One
    • Al-Ahad, The Only One
    • Al-Samad (As-Samad), The Absolute Master and Refuge for all, 
    • Al-Qaadir, The All-Powerful
    • Al-Muqtadir, The Creator of All Power
    • Al-Muqaddim, The Expediter
    • Al-Mu’akhkhir, The Delayer
    • Al-Awwal, The First 
    • Al-Aakhir, The Last
    • Al-Zaahir (Az-Zaahir), The Manifest One
    • Al-Baatin, The Hidden One
    • Al-Waali, The Protecting Friend
    • Al-Muta’ali, The Supreme One
    • Al-Barr, The Doer of good
    • Al-Tawwaab (At-Tawwaab), The Acceptor of repentance
    • Al-Muntaqim, The Avenger
    • Al-Afuww, The Forgiver
    • Al-Ra’ouf (Ar-Ra’ouf), The Affectionate
    • Maalikul-Mulk, The Owner of dominion
    • Dhul-Jalaali- wal-Ikraam, The Lord of majesty and bounty 
    • Al-Muqsit, The Equitable 
    • Al-Jaami’, The Gatherer
    • Al-Ghanee, The Rich One
    • Al-Mughnee The Enricher
    • Al-Maani’, The Preventer of harm
    • Al-Daar (Ad-Daar), The Distresser, (The Giver of distress)
    • Al-Naafi’ (An-Naafi’), The Beneficial, (The Giver of benefit)
    • Al-Noor (An-Noor), The Light, The Illuminator
    • Al-Haadee, The Guide
    • Al-Badee’, The Originator
    • Al-Baaqee, The Everlasting One
    • Al-Waarith, The Inheritor of all and everything 
    • Al-Rasheed (Ar-Rasheed), The Rightly Directing One
    • Al-Saboor (As-Saboor), The Patient