Day: September 17, 2019


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):

  1. 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.