Day: September 26, 2019


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.