Feb 7, 2008

The Beautiful Names of Allah (SWT)

Assalamualaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh,
Insha'Allah you are all doing well.

Allah loves to be glorified and praised by His Names when invoked . Allah says:
"The most beautiful names belong to Allah: so call on him by them" (Qur’an 7:180)

Insha'Allah at the beginning of each month, I will post one of His Most Glorious Names and describe it in detail using Samira Fayyad Khawaldeh's book entitled "The Most Beautiful Names of Allah".

This month's name: Allah (SWT)

"Truly, I am Allah; there is no god but I; therefore serve Me" (20:14). Allah is the most sacred Name that indicates the Being Most High, His oneness and His godly attributes. "Say: 'He is Allah, One; Allah, the Everlasting Refuge, who has not begotten, and who has not been begotten, and to whom there is no equal' " (112:1-4). No god is to be worshipped other than Allah. "And call not upon another god with Allah; there is no god but He. All things perish, except Himself" (28:88).

Things exist by the will of Allah. "When We decree a thing, We need only say: 'Be', and it is" (16:40). He supervises their affairs: "Surely your Lord is Allah, whom created the heavens and the earth in six days, then ascending His throne, ordaining all things," (10:3),...

"And He is God; there is no god but He. His is the praise in this world and in the hereafter; His too is the power supreme, and to Him you shall be recalled" (28:70).
While other Names are attributes, 'Allah' is the proper name of God, that has never been given to any other being in Islam or Jahiliyya (pre-islamic times).

Insha'Allah you have learned from this and I hope that we can implement what we learn for the greater good.

ma'asalaam =)