Al- Ahad – The one

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Assalamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullah Wa Barakatuh.

I hope we are all in good state of Iman and health. Alhamdulillah

*Al-Ahad- The One*

Al-Ahad (the One) is the One who is unique, Who is consistently one, and there is no other with Him. He is One and unique in His Oneness, in His Essence, and in His Lordship, in His divinity, and in His names and attributes.

He is the One Who is unique in all His perfect attributes, in which no one else has any share with Him. People must affirm His Oneness in belief, word and deed, by acknowledging His absolute perfection, affirming that He is unique in His oneness, and devoting all kinds of worship to Him alone.

He be exalted, alone, for He alone is the Creator, Sovereign and controller. That is to be followed by not associating anything with him in worship, and by striving for His sake, striving hard to be sincere to Him alone, may He be glorified, in all our words and deeds.

To Him belong the highest status and esteem; His is the highest description (i.e. none has the right to be worshipped but He, and there is nothing comparable unto Him) in the heavens and in the earth. And He is the All-Mighty, the All-Wise (30:27), of the highest esteem. No one of His creation is equal to Him and He is not subject to any shortcomings.

al-Ahad – dictates that we must believe that Lordship and divinity belong to Allah, may He be glorified and exalted, alone, and we must affirm that He is one and unique in His deeds and attributes, and the deeds of His slaves should be devoted to Him alone. As He is one and unique in His Lordship, in the sense that He is the Creator, the Provider, the Giver of life and death, the Owner Who controls His creation as He wills, so too He is One in His divinity, so there is no god but Him alone, with no partner or associate.

Al- Ahad – The one

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{99 Names of Allah Series}
Assalamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullah Wa Barakatuh.

I hope we are all in good state of Iman and health. Alhamdulillah

*Al-Ahad- The One*

Al-Ahad (the One) is the One who is unique, Who is consistently one, and there is no other with Him. He is One and unique in His Oneness, in His Essence, and in His Lordship, in His divinity, and in His names and attributes.

He is the One Who is unique in all His perfect attributes, in which no one else has any share with Him. People must affirm His Oneness in belief, word and deed, by acknowledging His absolute perfection, affirming that He is unique in His oneness, and devoting all kinds of worship to Him alone.

He be exalted, alone, for He alone is the Creator, Sovereign and controller. That is to be followed by not associating anything with him in worship, and by striving for His sake, striving hard to be sincere to Him alone, may He be glorified, in all our words and deeds.

To Him belong the highest status and esteem; His is the highest description (i.e. none has the right to be worshipped but He, and there is nothing comparable unto Him) in the heavens and in the earth. And He is the All-Mighty, the All-Wise (30:27), of the highest esteem. No one of His creation is equal to Him and He is not subject to any shortcomings.

al-Ahad – dictates that we must believe that Lordship and divinity belong to Allah, may He be glorified and exalted, alone, and we must affirm that He is one and unique in His deeds and attributes, and the deeds of His slaves should be devoted to Him alone. As He is one and unique in His Lordship, in the sense that He is the Creator, the Provider, the Giver of life and death, the Owner Who controls His creation as He wills, so too He is One in His divinity, so there is no god but Him alone, with no partner or associate.

 

Al WAARITH, The inheritor, The Heir.

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{99 Names of Allah Series}
Assalamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullah Wa Barakatuh.

I hope we are in good state of Iman and health. Alhamdulillah.

*Al-Waarith – The Inheritor, The Heir*

Waarith comes from the root waaw-raa-thaa, which points to four main meanings. The first meaning is to inherit. The second main meaning is to be an heir or survivor, and the third is to be the owner or maintainer after one has passed.

Linguistically, waratha refers to the action of inheriting whereas waarith is the one doing the action, the inheritor and al-meeraath is the inheritage. Even though there is the concept of heirs and inheritance of worldly possessions in this world, Al-Waarith is the supreme Heir to whom the heritage of the heavens and earth belongs.

Al-Waarith Himself says: . . . And indeed, it is We who give life and cause death, and We are the Inheritor [Quran, 15:23] …And to Allah belongs the heritage of the heavens and the earth. And Allah , with what you do, is [fully] Acquainted. [Quran, 3:180]

Take a look around you; everything you see– and don’t see— belongs to Allah. He gave you all the possessions you have— your car, your house, your children, your health, and even your time. Al-Waarith says: The kingdom of the heavens and the earth and everything in them belongs to Allah. He has power over all things. [Quran, 5:120] Realize Al-Waarith owns everything, nothing belongs to you, not even your own soul, and praise Him and ask Him for guidance to use your “possessions” to gain His pleasure. When you lose something or someone console yourself with the fact it was Allah’s to begin with.

May Allah make us among the inheritors of Jannatul firdaws. Ameen

Dhul jalaal wa ikraam

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Assalamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullah Wa Barakatuh.
I hope we are all in good state of Iman and health. Alhamdulillah.

*Dhul Jalaal Wa Ikraam- The Possessor of Glory and Honour, The Lord of Majesty and Generosity*

Jalaal comes from the root jeem-laam-laam, which points out to three main meanings. The first main meaning is to be glorious, majestic and sublime. The second main meaning is to be high, lofty and independant and the third to be supremely great.
This root appears twice in the Quran in one form; as the noun jalaal. An example is al-jalaali (of Majesty).

Ikraam, kareem and akram come from the root kaaf-raa-meem, which points out to four main meanings. The first meaning is to be generous, giving, and beneficent. The second main meaning of this root is to be highly esteemed, honoured and valued. The third main meaning is to be precious, valuable and rare and the fourth to be bountiful and productive.

Linguistically, dhu or thoo is a demonstrative pronoun and literally means with, in, on, or of in the Arabic language. In Dhul-Jalaal dhu refers to Allah ‘azza wa jall being complete Possessor, Owner and Lord of al-Jalaal, Majesty and Glory. Wal-Ikraam means wa (and) al-Ikraam, the Generosity and Bounty. Kareem is an adjective while ikraam is a verbal noun.

Allah is the Lord of these two beautiful Attributes. Dhul-Jalaali wal-Ikraam is the One who is most precious and honoured, He is the Majestic and Glorious Lord, Owner and Source of all generosity, blessings and bounties!

Dhul-Jalaali wal-Ikraam Himself says: Blessed is the name of your Lord, Owner of Majesty and Honor [Quran, 55:78]

Allah ‘azza wa jall describes His Noble Face as being Dhul-Jalaali wal-Ikraam; only He is worthy of being revered and obeyed. Make it a mission to seek His Face in everything you do. And keep yourself patiently with those who call on their Lord morning and afternoon, seeking His Face [Quran, 18:28]

May Allah forgive us for doubting His Might. Grant us Jannatul Fridaws out of His Mercy. Ameen.

Al malik al mulk

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{99 Names of Allah Series}

Assalamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullah Wa Barakatuh.
Alhamdulillah, for the gift of life, the gift of Islam, the gift of good health. I hope we are all in good state of Iman and health, in sha Allah.

*Maalikul Mulk – The Owner of the Dominion*

Maalik, Malik and Maleek all come from the root maa-laa-kaa, which points to three main meanings. The first main meaning is to have possession and ownership. The second is to have power and ability, and the third main meaning is to control and have authority.

Linguistically, maalik is an intensified form and refers to not only having kingship, but being master and lord. The word malik(king) is used for people however the name Maalik ul-Mulk is used for Allah ‘azza wa jall only. He is the King of all Kings, the owner of all owners and the ruler of all rulers, and His Kingdom consists of all that was, is, and will be created!

Maalik ul-Mulk Himself says: Say, “O Allah , Owner of Sovereignty, You give sovereignty to whom You will and You take sovereignty away from whom You will. You honor whom You will and You humble whom You will. In Your hand is [all] good. Indeed, You are over all things competent [Quran, 3:26]

Remind yourself of the day that Maalik ul-Mulk will confront you: The Day when they will (all) come out and nothing of them will be hidden from Allah. (On that Day they will be asked): “Whose is the kingdom today?” (The whole world will cry out): “It is Allah’s, the One, the Overpowering.” (It will then be said): “Today shall everyone be fully recompensed for his deeds . . .[Quran, 40:16-17] Every time you say Maaliki Yawmid-Deen in your prayer, imagine standing in front of Him and think of the deeds you have put forward for that day!

And [mention, O Muhammad], when your Lord said to the angels, ‘Indeed, I will make upon the earth a successiveauthority.’ [Quran, 2:30] Allah ‘azza wa jallplaced you in His dominion with a mission: to worship Him alone and be reformers on earth. How do you know what Maalik ul-Mulk expects from you in His kingdom? By studying the Quran and the sunnah, so you can first read about His commandments and limits with which He guides you.

An-Nur

*An-Nur- The Light*

An-Nur comes from the root noon-waw-raa which points to four main meanings. The first main meaning is to give light and illuminate and the second to make visible, reveal,, and clarify. The third main meaning is to be flaming, blazing, and apparent to the senses, and the fourth main meaning to enlighten or give advice.

Linguistically, nur is used to indicate anything that gives off light, in the form of rays for example, and is that which makes things visible. Referring to Allah ‘azza wa jall, He is the one by whom everything is made visible, whose attribute is light, and He is the One who illuminates (munawwir) and the One who guides (Haadi) the heavens and the earth!

In the Quran and Sunnah we can find that Allah ‘azza wa jall has a nur (light) related to Him as an attribute of His essence. This is the same as His other attributes, for example sight, knowledge, might, etc. An-Nur says: And the earth will shine with the Light of its Rabb. [Quran, 39:69] This refers to the magnificent moment Allah ‘azza wa jall will come on the Day of Resurrection to judge mankind.

The Prophet salallahu ‘alayhi wa sallamstated about Allah’s attribute of nur: You are the Light of the heavens and the earth.[Al-Bukhaaree] He salallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam also said the very weighty words: Light is His hijaab (veil), if He uncovers it then the subuhaat (brightness and splendour) of His Face would burn His creation so far as His Sight reaches.[Muslim]

An-Nur says: There has come to you from Allah a light and a clear Book. [Quran, 5:15] This light is the Prophet Muhammad salallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam. The first step is to really treat the Quran and Sunah as your guide and deeply realize that only they are your way to receive the spiritual light of An-Nur. Through them you can see the reality of things and you will learn to clearly distinguish between good and bad.

May Allah guide us in following The Quran and Sunnah, so it can be a source of light for us in this life and the next.

Al-Jaami’

*Al-Jaami’ – The Gatherer*

Jaami’ comes from the root jeem-meem-‘ayn, which points to three main meanings. The first meaning is to gather or to bring together, accumulate, or congregate. The second main meaning is to connect, combine, or unite. The third main meaning is to reconcile or resolve and the fourth is to arrange, assemble, or compose.

Linguistically, the concept of jam refers to both physical gathering and union, such as yawm ul-jumu’ah ( the day people gather) and ‘ijmaa (scholarly consensus) as spiritual reconciliation, such as bringing the hearts people together after enmity.

Al-Jaami’ is the One who makes substances in the bodies work together, who gathers all different creatures living side by side in the world and so will disassemble us and compose us again when He gathers us on the Day of Judgment!

Al-Jaami’ Himself says: Our Lord, surely You will gather the people for a Day about which there is no doubt. Indeed, Allah does not fail in His promise [Quran, 3:9] . . . Indeed, you would then be like them. Indeed Allah will gather the hypocrites and disbelievers in Hell all together. [Quran, 4:140]

Friday, or the day of Al-Jumu’ah, is a blessing Allah ‘azza wa jall granted the believers. The Prophet salallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said: Allah sent astray those who had come before us from Al-Jumu’ah (The Day of Gathering/Friday). So the Jews were guided to yawmus-Sabt (Saturday), and the Christians were guided to yawmul-Ahad (Sunday). So Allah presented to us, therefore guided us to Al-Jumu’ah. Furthermore, they will follow us on yawmul-Qiyaamah (The Day of Standing and Reckoning). We are last from amongst Ahlud-Dunyaa -the people of this life- and first on yawmul-Qiyaamah [Muslim]

The Day of Resurrection is also known as the Day of Gathering, because on that Day Allah will gather His slaves for their final Judgments; this is the great gathering. Allah ‘azza wa jall tells us about Yawm ul-Jam’i (the Day of Assembly): The Day He will assemble you for the Day of Assembly – that is the Day of Deprivation. And whoever believes in Allah and does righteousness – He will remove from him his misdeeds and admit him to gardens beneath which rivers flow, wherein they will abide forever. That is the great attainment. [Quran, 64:9]

Allah– there is no deity except Him. He will surely assemble you for [account on] the Day of Resurrection, about which there is no doubt. And who is more truthful than Allah in statement. [Quran, 4:87] Reflect on the greatness of Allah ‘azza wa jall who is able to bring all of mankind, from the old ages to the last of times, together in one place. Every day think about your standing in front of Him, Al-Jaami’.

May Allah make us of those who join and stay with the jama’a (congregation), bring others together for good. And grant us mercy on the day we will all be gathered. Ameen.