Mar 3, 2008

The Beautiful Names of Allah (SWT)

Insha'Allah you are well.
This month's Most Beautiful and Glorious Name is Ar-Rahman (The Compassionate). Indeed, Our Lord is Most Compassionate.

"Say: 'He is the All-merciful'" (67:29)
Rahman is a special intensive form derived from rahma (mercy). In human beings, rahma means 'tenderness of the heart'. Yet, when attributed to Allah it means 'granting blessings and warding off evil, through grace, condescension and beneficence.' For this reason, Rahman, like the Name of Allah, is not applied to any but God.

Allah's mercy in this world is general: given to the believer and the nonbeliever. he provides for them and gives them health and what
they ask for. "We bestow Our mercy on whoever We will, and shall never deny the righteous their reward" (12:56). "Allah created one hundred mercies, then He put one of them among His creatures by which they love one another, and Allah has the other ninety-nine". (Al-Bukhari).

We must always ask for Allah's mercy and grace, and call Him by this name; our deeds by themselves, do not qualify us to go to Paradise.

Also, we ought to begin any important action after saying these words, "In the Name of Allah, the All-Merciful, the All-Compassionate" (1:1).

Believers must be merciful to all creatures. A man was pardoned from all of his sins when he drew water out of a well in his shoe and gave it to a very thirsty dog.

"Our Lord, we Believe; therefore, forgive us, and have mercy on us, for You are the best of the merciful." (23:109)
Insha'Allah keep me in your dua's,

ma'asalaam =)