Month: September 2019


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:

  1. 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:

(11:12) (O Messenger!) Let it not happen that you omit (to expound) a portion of what was revealed to you. And do not be distressed that they will say: ‘Why was a treasure not bestowed upon him?’ or ‘Why did no angel accompany him?’ For you are merely a warner, whereas Allah has control over everything.13

Another translation of the same verse 12 of surah Hood (Hud) is:

12. Then would you possibly leave [out] some of what is revealed to you, or is your breast constrained by it because they say, “Why has there not been sent down to him a treasure or come with him an angel?” But you are only a warner. And Allah is Disposer of all things.

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:

  1. They have “Obedience” on their lips (in your presence); but when they leave your presence, a party of them meets by night to plan against what you have said. But Allah records their nightly (plots): So keep clear of them, and put your 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 Almight
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؟ “


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.


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;

 (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.’ So say: ‘Will you, then, not fear Him?” 

(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 and 62 (translation):

(22:61) So shall it be106 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, 116 and 117 (translatin);


(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.

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!!!


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;

8. And they resented them not except because they believed in Allah, the Exalted in Might, the Praiseworthy,

9. To whom belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth. And Allah, over all things, is Witness.

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 perceived a fear in his mind.


Another translation is:

(20:67) So Moses’ heart was filled with fear.41

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:

(41:40) Those48 who pervert Our Signs49 are not hidden from Us.50 Is he who will be cast into the Fire better, or he who comes secure on the Day of Resurrection? Do as you wish; He sees all what you do.

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. 


Al-Baa’is (The Raiser of the Dead)

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 Baa’ice 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 and 10 ( Its translation is):

(100:9) Is he not aware that when whatever lies (buried) in the graves is overthrown;7


Exp. Note 7:

  1. That is, the dead men will be raised back as living men from whatever state and wherever they would be lying buried in the earth.

(100:10) and the secrets of the hearts are laid bare (and examined)?8

Another translation of the verse 10 is:
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,
Another translation of the same verse is:

(70:43) the Day on which they will hastily come forth from their graves, as though they were hurrying on to the altars of their deities.3


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’is 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 Baa’is, 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.