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The Best Names belong To HIM!

Suuratul – Hashr Verses 23 and 24

 هُوَ ٱللَّـهُ ٱلَّذِى لَآ إِلَـٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ ٱلْمَلِكُ ٱلْقُدُّوسُ ٱلسَّلَـٰمُ ٱلْمُؤْمِنُ ٱلْمُهَيْمِنُ ٱلْعَزِيزُ ٱلْجَبَّارُ ٱلْمُتَكَبِّرُ ۚ سُبْحَـٰنَ ٱللَّـهِ عَمَّا يُشْرِكُونَ ﴿٢٣

هُوَ ٱللَّـهُ ٱلْخَـٰلِقُ ٱلْبَارِئُ ٱلْمُصَوِّرُ ۖلَهُ ٱلْأَسْمَآءُ ٱلْحُسْنَىٰ ۚ يُسَبِّحُ لَهُۥ مَا فِى ٱلسَّمَـٰوَٰتِ وَٱلْأَرْضِ ۖ وَهُوَ ٱلْعَزِيزُ ٱلْحَكِيمُ ﴿٢٤

23. He is Allah than Whom there is La ilaha illa Huwa the King, the Holy, the One Free from all defects, the Giver of security, the Watcher over His creatures, the All-Mighty, the Compeller, the Supreme. Glory be to Allah! above all that they associate as partners with Him.

24. He is Allah, the Creator, the Inventor of all things, the Bestower of forms. To Him belong the Best Names . All that is in the heavens and the earth glorify Him. And He is the All-Mighty, the All-Wise.

Tafsir Ibn Kathir Volume 9, Page 577.

Allah the Exalted said,

﴿هُوَ اللَّهُ الَّذِى لاَ إِلَـهَ إِلاَّ هُوَ الْمَلِكُ﴾

He is Allah, beside Whom La ilaha illa Huwa, Al-Malik.

Al-Malik, meaning “The Owner and King of all things,” Who has full power over them without resistance or hindrance. Allah’s statement,

﴿الْقُدُّوسُ﴾

Al-Quddus,

meaning “The Pure,” according to Wahb bin Munabbih, while Mujahid and Qatadah said that Al-Quddus means “The Blessed.” Ibn Jurayj said that Al-Quddus means “He Whom the honorable angels glorify.”

﴿السَّلَـمُ﴾

As-Salam,

meaning “Free from any defects or shortcomings that lessen or decrease His perfect attributes and actions.” Allah’s statement,

﴿الْمُؤْمِنُ﴾

Al-Mu’min,

means “Who has granted safety to His servants by promising that He will never be unjust to them, ” according to Ad-Dahhak who reported it from Ibn `Abbas. Qatadah said that Al-Mu’min means that “Allah affirms that His statements are true,” while Ibn Zayd said that it means, “He attested to His faithful servants’ having faith in Him.” Allah’s statement,

﴿الْمُهَيْمِنُ﴾

Al-Muhaymin,

means, according to Ibn `Abbas and others, “The Witness for His servants actions,” that is, the Ever-Watcher over them.

 Allah said 

﴿الْعَزِيزُ﴾

Al-`Aziz,

meaning that “He is the Almighty, Dominant over all things.” Therefore, His majesty is never violated, due to His might, greatness, irresistible power and pride. Allah said;

﴿الْجَبَّارُ الْمُتَكَبِّرُ﴾

Al-Jabbar, Al-Mutakabbir,

meaning “The Only One worthy of being the Compeller and Supreme.”  Allah the Exalted said,

﴿سُبْحَـنَ اللَّهِ عَمَّا يُشْرِكُونَ﴾

Glory be to Allah! (High is He) above all that they associate as partners with Him.

﴿هُوَ اللَّهُ الْخَـلِقُ الْبَارِىءُ الْمُصَوِّرُ﴾

He is Allah, Al-Khaliq, Al-Bari, Al-Musawwir.

Al-Khaliq refers to measuring and proportioning, Al-Bari refers to inventing and bringing into existence what He has created and measured. Surely, none except Allah is able to measure, bring forth and create whatever He wills to come to existence. Allah’s statement, means, if Allah wills something, He merely says to it “be” and it comes to existence in the form that He wills and the shape He chooses.

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Welcome to the month of your Lord!

Indeed, all praise and thanks are due to Allaah. We praise Him; seek His help and His forgiveness. We seek protection from Him from the evils of our own souls and from our bad deeds. Whomever Allaah guides, no one can misguide him, and whomever He sends astray, there is no other guide for him. I testify that nothing has any right to be worshipped except Allaah alone, having no partner, and I testify that Muhammad is His servant and Messenger-may the peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him, his family, companions and those who follow them in goodness until the Day of Judgment. To proceed:

Assalaam alaykum wa rahmatullaah wa barakatuuh.

Welcome to the month of Muharram, a month that enjoys the honor of being associated with the glorious name of Allaah:

“…………………………………… Allaah’s month of Muharram……….”    (Narrated by Muslim, 1163)

Apart from that special status, it is one of the four sacred months:

“Verily, the number of months with Allaah is twelve months (in a year), so was it ordained by Allaah on the Day when He created the heavens and the earth; of them four are Sacred (i.e. the 1st, the 7th, the 11th and the 12th months of the Islamic calendar). That is the right religion, so wrong not yourselves therein” [al-Tawbah 9:36] 

A month in which good deeds are enjoined:

The best of fasts besides the month of Ramadhan is the fasting of Allah’s month of Muharram ………” (Narrated by Muslim, 1163)

It was narrated that Ibn ‘Abbaas (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: I never saw the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) so keen to make sure he fasted any day and preferring it over another except this day, the day of ‘Ashoora’, and this month – meaning Ramadaan. (al-Bukhaari, 1867)

And rewarded:

Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “…. and fasting the day of ‘Ashoora’ I hope Allaah will expiate thereby for the year that came before it.” (Narrated by Muslim, 1162) 

Ali bin Abi Talhah narrated that Ibn `Abbas said “… Allaah then chose four out of these months and made them sacred, emphasizing their sanctity, making sinning in them greater, in addition to, multiplying rewards of righteous deeds during them. (Tafsir Ibn Kathir)

This month’s theme reflects the fact that this is indeed the month of Allaah. So along with the good deeds (specific to this month) that has been enjoyed upon us, I will be posting up all the Beautiful Names and Attributes of Allaah as they are mentioned in the Glorious Qur’an. Indeed scholars have extolled the virtues of knowing them as Shaykh ‘Abd al-Rahmaan ibn Sa’di (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: “Believing in and knowing the Most Beautiful Names of Allaah includes the three types of Tawheed. These three types of Tawheed form the essence and joy of faith, and this knowledge is the basis and purpose of faith. The more a person learns about the Names and Attributes of Allaah, the more his faith increases and the stronger his conviction becomes.” (Al-Tawdeeh wa’l-Bayaan li Shajarat al-Eemaan by al-Sa’di, p. 41 from http://www.islamqa.com/en/ref/4043/).

I ask Allaah by His most beautiful names to grant us knowledge of Him that makes us to have faith in Him, to love and fear Him, to put our hopes in Him, to trust in Him and to be sincere towards Him in our actions.

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