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Reflecting on the Names of God by Shaykh Mokhtar Maghraoui

We want to “know” God, but as finite beings we are veiled from His Sublime Essence by His Attributes, which are in themselves beyond the capacity of human understanding.

We do however everyday witness and experience His Actions in the created world. How can we open our eyes to this reality to make us closer to Him?

Beyond describing some of His Attributes on an intellectual level, can we as servants of God ever taste their meanings with our heart?


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How Should God’s Names Affect Our Lives?

Just memorizing a bunch of words is no use if they don’t really have any impact in our lives.

So let us look at some of Allah’s beautiful names and how they influence us if we really grasp their meaning.

1.     Ar Rafeeq – The Gentle

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said to his beloved wife Aisha:

Allah is gentle and He loves gentleness. He rewards for gentleness what is not granted for harshness and He does not reward anything else like it. (Muslim)

Oftentimes we become so zealous with regards to our Islam that we become downright harsh with others whom we deem as going astray. That is not at all the way of the Prophet. He was always gentle in calling others to the truth. He was gentle even with a Bedouin who urinated in his masjid.

Remembering Ar Rafeeq will have the effect of making us gentle and kind to others all the time, hoping that Allah will deal with us gently and not harshly despite our sins...

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Allah is Al-Barr – The Benevolent One

This name Al-Barr “The Benevolent” is closely related to the Arabic word for piety, birr (with an i). It refers to every form of charity, generosity, and kindness that we as people can carry out.

The name al-Barr (with an a instead of i), however, is a name of Allah. It conveys the meaning that everything in existence benefits from Allah’s generosity and goodness.

Indeed, Allah is both Merciful and Generous, rewarding the least of our good deeds with a tenfold reward. He never punishes a misdeed with anything more than its merit, and He often simply pardons it. Allah is the Giver of Good.

Since Allah is the Benevolent, and benevolence is one of His attributes, it follows that He loves us to be benevolent to one another...

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Explanation of the Name "Allah"

Explained by Dr. Yasir Qadhi in Memphis:

In this video, Shaykh Yasir Qadhi goes over the most common and primary name of our Creator, "Allah."

This name is mentioned approximately 3500 times in the Qur'an. The name Allah comes from "Alaha," which means to turn to for protection and help, which every single creation in heavens and earth do.

Others say the name comes from "to elevate." Another meaning is "the one that astonishes and confounds the mind, one which the minds cannot comprehend."

The strongest opinion, however, is that the name comes from "Aliha-Ya'lahu," meaning "to worship." So Allah means the one who "is worshiped" and "deserves to be worshiped".

Characteristics of the name Allah:

- This name encompasses all the other names of Allah, because the one who "is" and "deserves" to be worshiped must have all the other qualities (ie, other names of Allah).

- Some scholars have said this name, Allah, is referred to by the Prophet (pbuh) as the "Ismullah al-a'dham," meaning the Grand name of Allah, which when used in a Du'a is always responded to.

- All four primary adhkar (SubhanAllah, Alhamdulillah, LailahaIllallah, & AllahuAkbar) also revolve around this name.

- The name is very easy to pronounce by the tongue

- It has a special "tafkheem" (heaviness) in pronunciation

- Over 33 verses begin with the name Allah.


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Beautiful Names of Allah (pt.4)- Ar-Rahman

In this video, Shaykh Yasir Qadhi begins covering the names derived from Rahima (Ar-Rahman, Ar-Raheem, Khayrar-Rahimeen, Arhamur-Rahimeen, Dhur-Rahma).

Hadith: Your Lord decreed upon Himself before creating the heavens and earth by 50,000 years a book full of rules stating "My Rahma (mercy) shall always overcome my Anger".

Ar-Rahman - no other name like it, other than "Allah" itself. These names have an unique status. Both are the primary names of Allah. They are both linked, and are the only two names which any Surahs start with in the Qur'an.

"Call upon Allah, or call upon Ar-Rahman. Whichever of these two you choose, all of the other names belong to him"

Hadith: The most beloved names to Allah are Abdullah and Abd-ArRahman. Ar-Rahman is mentioned 57 times in the Qur'an. 50 times alone, and 7 times as a combo.

When Allah mentions the largest creation, His Thrown (Arsh), he uses Ar-Rahman. ie, "Ar-Rahman rose over the throne " is mentioned 7 times. The primary difference between Ar-Rahman and Ar-Raheem is that Ar-Rahman (mercy) is for all of His creation, while Ar-Raheem (mercy) is only for the Muslims.

Hadith: When Allah created the creation, He divided his mercy into 100 parts. 1 has been revealed to this world and because of it people are merciful to each other. He has saved 99 parts of his mercy and it will be used on the day of Judgment.

Hadith: If the disbeliever only knew how much mercy Allah has, even he would be optimistic of entering Jannah It is an insult and is of the biggest of all sins to give up on the hope of Allah's mercy. Allah says in the Quran: "Never give up hope of Allah's mercy"


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Ar-Raheem | Benefits & how to obtain it

In this video, Shaykh Yasir Qadhi continues to cover the names of Allah that relate to Rahima.

Allah uses the concept of Rahima in 500 verses. Ar-Rahman occurs 57 times, never paired with any other name except 6 verses using Ar-Raheem (Al Fatiha being the first example).

Some interpretations on the differences between Ar-Rahman and Ar-Raheem are:

- Ar-Rahman (mercy) is for all of His creation, while Ar-Raheem (mercy) is only for the Muslims.

- Ar-Rahman's mercy is comprehensive, while Ar-Raheem mercy reaches only those He wants to reach.

- Ar-Rahman is in this world, while Ar-Raheem is in the hereafter.

- Ar-Rahman describes the nature of Allah, Ar-Raheem describes His actions.

Ar-Raheem occurs 114 times in the Qur'an. Two most common combinations are Al-Ghafur Ar-Raheem and Al-Azeez Ar-Raheem. Al-Azeez Ar-Raheem, the one who has power and mercy, where 3rd meaning is that His Rahma isn't coming from weakness.

Typically people of power don't have mercy, and opposite is true. Allah's power does not corrupt his mercy. Al-Ghafur Ar-Raheem, the one who forgives because He has mercy.

What should be the effect of the 5 names derived from Rahima on our hearts?

1) Increase in our hearts the love of Allah. The heart loves the one who is kind and merciful to it. Allah has given us everything we find comfort in, so we should love Him infinitely. Hadith: "Indeed, I swear, Allah has more Rahma for his creation and believers than this lady has for her child" (regarding lady who had lost her child)

2) Our hope in Allah's mercy should be infinite. We need to have good thoughts of Allah. Hadith: Allah says "I shall deal with my servants the way they assume I will deal with them" Hadith: A rich man would lend money and often forgive the debtor. Allah said to this man at his death "I have more right to show mercy to you than you had right to show mercy to those people" and this man was forgiven. Hadith: Immoral woman (prostitute) had mercy for a thirsty dog, and Allah forgave her.

3) To be shy of Allah's mercy. How can we be disobedient to someone who gives us so much? Quran: If you were to try to count the blessings of Allah, you would not be able to finish the list.

4) We should be merciful to others. Hadith: A man said "Ya rasul, I have a hard heart." The Prophet (pbuh) said "go and stroke the head of an orphan" Hadith: A Bedouin had never even kissed his 10 sons once. The Prophet (pbuh) said "what can I do if Allah has removed Rahma from your heart?"

5) To use them in Du'a. "Ya Rahman, ya Raheem" etc.

Some names are for specific issues, others are general across all issues. Especially when in trouble and physically and emotionally sick, these names should be invoked.

Prophet Ayyub used these names when he raised his hands and said "Verily distress has seized me, and you are Arhamur Rahimeen" and Allah took away all his troubles and gave him even more good. So we may make this du'a "Rabbi inni massanir dhur, wa anta arhamur rahimeen"

How do we attain the Rahma of Allah?

1) Give rahma to others and Allah will give rahma to you. "ArRahimoon, yarhamuhoom arRahman, irhamu man fil ard, yarhamukum man fil samaa" The ones who show mercy, Ar Rahman will have mercy on them. Have mercy on the people in the world, and the one in the heavens will have mercy on you. We should be merciful to dogs, every type of creation, the plants, etc. When we sell and interact, we should be gentle.

2) Coming to the masjid, praying and listening to Islamic knowledge. Hadith: When people come to masjid, recite quran and listen to gathering of knowledge, rahma and sakina descends upon them.

3) Obey Allah and His messenger. Quran: "My punnishment shall only reach the people I choose, My Rahma encompasses everything"

Presentation details: June 10, 2016 @ Memphis Islamic Center


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One of the name of Allah is "the one who punishes". Am I right?
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