Month: September 2019


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.)


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 )Hud) 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.

  1. 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 All-Mighty. The followers of the Prophet (salla Allaho alayhi 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 about which the Prophet (Allah’s Peace and Blessings be upon him) told us and it 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 (extra 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].

    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:


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 ..”

(May Allah make us from the Awliya-Allah, aameen).


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 but according to some scholars). 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 (Hikma).

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). The One 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).

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.

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.20


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.

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 (the 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.



(The Vast, the All Encompassing)


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:

  1. 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.

    Other translation of the same verse 130 is:

    130. But if they separate [by divorce], Allah will enrich each [of them] from His abundance. And ever is Allah Encompassing and 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:

  1. 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.