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Beautiful Names of Allah (Part Fourteen): Al-Kareem & Al-Akram - The Most Generous 

In this video, Shaykh Yasir Qadhi discusses the names Al-Kareem & Al-Akram.

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Beautiful Names of Allah (Part 15): Al-Khaliq, Al-Baari, Al-Musawwir (The Creator)

In this video, Shaykh Yasir Qadhi discusses these three names of Allah which revolve about creation

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Beautiful Names of Allah (Part 16): Al-Tawwab (The Acceptor of Repentance)

In this video, Shaykh Yasir Qadhi discusses the names At-Tawwab and Qabil At-Tawb.

This name occurs 11 times in the Qur'an and is in most cases cited together with Allah's name Ar-Raheem (The Merciful)

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Beautiful Names of Allah (Part 17): Al-Afuw (The Most Forgiving)

In this video, Shaykh Yasir Qadhi discusses the names Al-Afuw, an important name to understand and remember on the Night of Decree

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Beautiful Names of Allah (Part 18): Al-Wahhab (The One Who Gives)

In this video, Shaykh Yasir Qadhi discusses the name Al-Wahhab,

-The name occurs 3 times in the Qur'an and comes from the root WaHaBa, which means to give (as gift) to somebody else something you own and without wanting anything back in return.

-The word Hiba (to gift) is derived from Wahaba, to give as a gift without any strings attached.

-Al-Wahhab gives and continuously gives what is His to us, without us working for it or deserving it, purely from His generosity.

-Spiritual and Family blessings are typically associated with Al-Wahhab in the Qur'an.

Family blessings:

-Eg 1: Ibrahim (a.s.) said: All praise be to Allah who has (wahaba) gifted me Ismail and Ishaq even though I am old.
-Allah also tells Ibrahim "We gifted Ibrahim with Ishaq and Ya'qub" (ie, son and grandson)
-Eg 2: Allah says: "We gifted Dawud with Sulaiman"
-Eg 3: Zakariya (a.s) asked Allah: "Gift me of you a wali (son)" so Allah says "We gifted him Sulaiman"
-Eg 4: Jibril (a.s) said to Maryam (a.s). "I am the messenger so that Allah will gift you" (referring to Jesus/Eisa)
-We should frequently make the du'a "Rabbana Hablana (Oh Lord, gift us) min Azwajina wa Durriyatina... (til end)"
-Those who don't have children may use "Wahhab" to ask for it, and those who already have children use it to "bless" the family

Spiritual blessings:

-Eg 1:Musa "Oh Allah gift me wisdom"
-Eg 2: The famous du'a: "Rabbana La Tuzig Qulubana... Ba'da Idh Hadaitana Wa Hab Lana Milladunka Rahmah Innaka Antal Wahhab" (gift us Rahma, you are the Wahhab)

Sulaiman (a.s.), one the great Prophets, also a King, made du'a to Allah: "Rabbi Habli Mulkan...Innaka Antal Wahhab," asking for an unparalleled dominion. Allah responded "Fa Wahabna lahu..." (We gifted him)..

-Because Allah is Al-Wahhab, by nature he gives without asking, so how about when we actually ask Allah? "Make du'a and I will respond" says Allah to us.

When we make du'a for something Halal, it is always responded to, but in 3 different ways:
a) What we ask is given to us.
b) What we ask, Allah instead diverts us from it since it was not in our best interest. So we are saved from a calamity.
c) Allah grants us an even better gift on Judgment day

-Aisha (r.a) said "Ask Allah for everything..." (even shoelace)

Al-Wahhab appears a third time in the Qur'an in Surah Saad in dual form Al-Azeez Al-Wahhab - He is powerful and is able to gift.

Note, Hadith Qudsi: Even if all of mankind and Jinn were to ask Allah for all that we desire and Allah gifts it to us, it would not diminish from His dominion a single bit just as a needle dipped in ocean does not reduce the ocean.

Therefore, we should use the name of Allah Al-Wahhab to ask for the greatest and highest of all things because Al-Wahhab may open up that door, especially in spiritual and family blessings. 

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Beautiful Names of Allah (Part 20): Al-Fattah (The One Who Opens)

In this video, Shaykh Yasir Qadhi discusses the names Al-Fattah and Khair Al-Fatiheen

Summary:

- Fattah occurs only once in the Qur'an. (Surah Sabah) "He will open up to us with truth.."

- In another verse, "He is the best of those who do Fattah" (ie, Khair Al-Fatiheen)

- Fataha typically means "to open." Miftah = keys.

Some Hadiths:

-"Allah has given me the miftah of speech (balagah)"

-"Allah placed the mafateeh (keys) to treasures of heavens and earth and offered them to me and I turned them down"

-Fatah means:
a) Opening
b) A victory (an opening is given). Quran: (Surah Al-Fatah) "We have given you the clear victory.."
c) Judgment (when decree comes, there is an opening). Hence, day of Judgment is called Yawm Al-Fatah

Allah's decree is of 2 types:
a) Religious (Shar'i) - Allah decrees and wills of being worshiped alone (but people may or may not follow)
b) Natural (Qawmi) - Effective in his creation (Someone being a Muslim, living until age 70, etc)

So Al-Fattah:
1) The one who opens up the doors of decree & Rahma (mercy) upon us, and no one can stop that. Whatever Allah shuts off, no one can open it. Allah opens door of Mercy, Rizq, Peace, Family, Society. Quran: "Allah has the keys of all that is hidden, He chooses to give and He chooses to keep." So Al-Fattah determines what you will get, how you will get and when you will get it. So we should use this name at times of difficulty, as Al-Fattah will open up such doors from places we never expected.

Sometimes doors are opened as a test and punishment. Allah says:
"When they turned away form worship of Allah, we opened up the doors of everything (ie, money, wealth, power, status, becoming arrogant) then we took them all of a sudden"

2) Allah is the Judge
3) The one we call at times of distress. "We have opened up the manifest victory.."
4) Opens up difficulties
A Sahabi made du'a: "Oh Allah open up for me your doors of mercy" to which Allah revealed verses in the Qur'an.

Prophet Nuh "Open up victory between me and them.." so Allah opened up the doors of heavens and water came gushing in the great flood. Prophet Shuaib also made similar du'a.

We may make du'a as found in Hadith: "Oh Allah, nothing is easy except what you make easy and you can make any difficulty easy, Oh Allah, make my difficulty easy"


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Beautiful Names of Allah (Pt.21) - Greatest Name of Allah

In this final video of this series, Shaykh Yasir Qadhi discusses the Greatest Name of Allah (Ism-Allah Al-Adham).

-There are 4 authentic hadith which mention the greatest name(s) of Allah

-Hadith 1: (Tirmidhi) The Prophet saw somebody make dua and said "You have asked Allah with his Grand Name, this is the name if asked using it Allah will grant and dua is answered."

-Hadith 2: A person made dua and the Prophet said "This man has invoked Allah's Grand Name, when it is used Allah responds and dua made Allah gives"

-Hadith 3: The Prophet said: "The grand name which when used is granted is found in 3 surahs, Baqarah, Ale Imran and Taha" (Pious generation narrator says this is Hayyul Qayyum, common across surahs)

-Hadith 4 (Abu Dawud): The Prophet said the grand names were Ar-Rahman Ar-Raheem and Hayyul Qayyum.

-11 names are used in these hadith, but 4-5 are given emphasis (ie, Dhul Jalal Al-Ikram, Ar-Rabb, Ar-Rahman Ar-Raheem, Allah itself, AlHayy and Al-Hayy Al-Qayyu,

-Some scholars have said that using the appropriate names of Allah in context is the greatest name for that context.

-Strongest position are Allah and Hayyul Qayyum.

-One may say all of the names at once to ensure nothing is missed by saying::" Al-Ahad, As-Samad, Al-Mannan, Al-Bari, Dhul Jalal Wal Ikram, Al-Hayy Al-Qayyum

-One group of scholars said that all of the names of Allah are the Greatest Names.

Note, using these names are not a guarantee or magic formula. Ism-Allah Al-adham will only be effective if it comes from the heart and depths of eman, when we understand who Al-Hayy, Ar-Rabb, Ar-Rahman Ar-Raheem is, etc.

This body of study (names of Allah) is an ocean which has just been briefly dipped into. When we read the quran we should try to understand what names are being used and incorporate these names into our lives.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bWljk2of-4

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The Beautiful Names of Allah by Sheikh Yahya Rhodes - Part 1

An introduction to the Beautiful Names of Allah by Sheikh Yahya

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Allah is Al-Sabour: The Most Patient

Allah has the most beautiful names and each one of them helps us gain more thorough knowledge of the one who created us and to whom we will eventually return to. This helps us tailor our lives accordingly – it gives us hope and helps knock some sense into us when we fall off course.

Today let’s talk about Allah’s name As-Sabour. Which roughly translates as “the most patient” This name indicates to us that Allah does not act in haste; He is not reactionary or emotional. Instead He is deliberate and wise...

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Two Incredible Names of Allah

Brother Nouman Ali Khan explains two of Allah's Beautiful Names: Al-Rahman, Al-Raheem: The Most Merciful (The Entirely Merciful, The Especially Merciful)

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Allah Is Self-Subsisting

This name of Allah appears only once in the Quran, in the second verse of the chapter entitled al-Ikhlas:

{Allah, the Self-Subsisting.} (112:2)

The name As-Samad has many aspects to its meaning. It refers to one who is Lord, who possesses and disposes of all affairs, one whom people come to with their needs, but who at the same time is complete and self-sufficient, needing and depending upon no one else...

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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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The Beautiful Names of Allah by Sheikh Yahya Rhodes - Part 2

Part 2 of the Beautiful Names of Allah by Sheikh Yahya

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Reflecting on the Names of God

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?

Sheikh Mokhtar shares his thoughts and answers some of these questions.

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