Apr 12, 2008

The Most Beautiful names of Allah (SWT)


Assalamualaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh,

Insha’Allah you are in the best states of Iman and Ihsan.

I know, it’s almost halfway through the month and I haven’t done the Name of the Month. I had misplaced the book I use, Samira Fayyad Khawaldeh’s The Most Beautiful names of Allah but alhamdulillah I have found it now soooo…

This month’s Most Beautiful and Glorious Name is Ar-Rahim (The Merciful).

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

“There is no god but He, the All-Merciful, the All-Compassionate.” (2:163)

Rahim (الرحيم) is another attribute, also in the intensive form derived from rahma (mercy). Here ‘mercy’ implies pity, patience and forgiveness, all of which sinners need. “O My servants who have transgressed against their souls; do not despair of Allah’s mercy; surely He is the All-Forgiving, the All-Compassionate.” (39:53)

Allah is more merciful than vengeful. In a Holy Hadith, He says, “My mercy surpasses my wrath.” (Al-Bukhari and Muslim)

“My mercy embraces all things, and I shall prescribe ir for those who are god-fearing” (7:156). “Do you think this mother would throw her infant child in the fire? Allah is more merciful to His servants than she is to her child.” (Al-Bukhari and Muslim)

To be merciful is essential for a Muslim: “The merciful ones will be given mercy by the All-merciful. Be merciful to those who are on this earth and the One in heaven will have mercy on you.” (Al-Bukhari)

“My mercy embraces all things, and I shall prescribe it for those who are god-fearing.” (7:156)

May Allah (SWT) have mercy on our souls and may He take us as Muslims. Ameen.

ma'asalaam =)

2 comments:

Mr GQ said...

Beautiful post, Masha'Allah.

Jazak'Allahu Khayran for updating it (two days in a row - thats amazing).

pathwayofdevotion said...

JazakAllah khair for visiting =)