Jun 10, 2008

The Beautiful Names of Allah (swt)

Assalamu'alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh,

Insha’Allah you are all enjoying the blessings of Allah subhanahu wata’ala.

This month’s Glorious Name is Al-Quddus (The Holy).

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

The All-Holy: "he is the King, the All-Holy." (59:23)

Allah is free from imperfection, shortcomings, or need, He is the One to whom are attributed all good and beautiful Names, "The son of Adam calls Me a liar, and he has no right to. He reviles me, and he has no right to. He calls Me a liar when he claims that I cannot recreate him, and he reviles Me when he says I have a son. I am exalted and I take no spouse and no son." (Al-Bukhari)

The origin of the word quddus is quds which means 'purity' and 'integrity'. Yet people confuse the attributes of God and associate other things or beings with Him, hence the need for revelation. "They underrate the might of Allah. But on the Day of Resurrection, He will hold the entire earth in his grasp and the heavens shall be rolled up in His right hand. Glory be to Him! be He exalted above any that they associate with Him! (39:67) 'Hand" here, as attributed to Allah, is not the physical hand we know. We must not try to explain or imagine what it really is. Allah is independent of our time, space and matter. "Like Him there is naught" (41:2). "His is the loftiest likeness in the heavens and on the earth" (30:27).

The angels call Allah by this name all the time: "We proclaim our praise and call Your Holy" (2:30). And the Prophet, peace be upon him, used to say in his prayer: "Praise and Holiness be to Your, Lord of the angels and souls" (Muslim).

"We Proclaim our Praise and call Your Holy" (2:30).

Keep me in your du'a insha'Allah,

Was salaamu 'alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaathu