Aal-Imran · Juz 3 · Qur'an Tafseer

Call Upon Allah Using His Name Al-Hai Al-Qayyoom

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Aal-Imran Ayaat 2 – 3 Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala mentions two of His Greatest Names: Al-Hai and Al-Qayyoom. The word Hai [حَي] is from the root Ha-ya-ya meaning hayyat or life. He is the Ever-Living. Unlike the creation, the Creator never dies and… Continue reading Call Upon Allah Using His Name Al-Hai Al-Qayyoom

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Al-Baqarah · Juz 3 · Qur'an Tafseer

Understanding Ayat Al-Kursi

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Part 1 | Part 2 Al-Baqarah Ayah 255 (Part 3) – Understanding Ayat Al-Kursi The sixth sentence: يَعْلَمُ مَا بَيْنَ أَيْدِيهِمْ وَمَا خَلْفَهُمْ “He knows what happens to them (His creatures) in this world, and what will happen to them in the Hereafter,” this… Continue reading Understanding Ayat Al-Kursi

Al Asma Al Husna - Names of Allah

Ash-Shakoor [the Most Appreciative], Al-Ghafoor [the Forgiving]

The word Shakoor comes from the root letters sheen kāf rā (ش ك ر) and it has the following classical Arabic connotations: - to praise or commend for a benefit or benefits, - to acknowledge beneficence, - to offer thanks, acknowledgment - to be thankful, grateful - to produce, supply, give forth bountifully Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala is… Continue reading Ash-Shakoor [the Most Appreciative], Al-Ghafoor [the Forgiving]

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Al-Haleem – the Forbearing

The word Haleem comes from the root ha-laam-meem which has the following classical Arabic connotations: - to be forbearing, mild, lenient, clement - to be forgiving, gentle, deliberate - to be leisurely in manner, not hasty - to be calm, serene - to manage one's temper - to exhibit moderation The name is mentioned in… Continue reading Al-Haleem – the Forbearing

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Don’t Say I Have a Big Problem—Say I Have a Big God: Al-Kabeer

I was in high school reviewing for exams when I received a text message from my aunt. The text message read, “When you have a problem, don’t ever say ‘O God, I have a big problem.’ Rather say, ‘HEY problem! I have a big God!’ and everything will be ok.” Allah’s Name al-Kabeer (the Most… Continue reading Don’t Say I Have a Big Problem—Say I Have a Big God: Al-Kabeer

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As-Sami’ [the All-Hearing], Al-Baseer [the All-Seeing]

The word Sami’ comes from the seen meem ʿayn (س م ع) and has the following classical Arabic connotations: - to hear, to listen - to accept, to receive, to be told - to pay attention to, pay regard to - to understand the meaning Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala hears all sounds. He hears everything we say,… Continue reading As-Sami’ [the All-Hearing], Al-Baseer [the All-Seeing]

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Al-Khaafidh [the Abaser], Ar-Raafi’ [the Exalter]

Al-Khaafidh (the Abaser) comes from the root kh-f-dh. It was used to refer to the camel when he lowers his head. When referring to Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala, Ibn Atheer said, “It is He who lowers the oppressors and humiliates them.” Al-Khaafid is the one who brings down tyrants and humiliates the arrogant Pharaohs. He humiliates… Continue reading Al-Khaafidh [the Abaser], Ar-Raafi’ [the Exalter]

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Al-Qabid [the Withholder], Al-Basit [the Extender]

Al-Qabid (the Withholder) and Al-Basit (the Extender) are two inseparable Attributes of Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala. The two names are inseparable in the sense that it is not permissible to mention either one without the other. This is because if you say Allah is Al-Qabid (the Withholder), it would mean that you describe Him as being niggardly or miserly;… Continue reading Al-Qabid [the Withholder], Al-Basit [the Extender]

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Al-Hakeem – The All Wise

The word Hakeem comes from the root letters ḥā kāf meem and it has the following classical Arabic connotations: - to prevent or restrain from wrongdoing or corruption, - to be wise, knowing the true nature of things, - to pass judgment, to decide, pass a verdict One is knowing, and the other is acting with this knowledge.… Continue reading Al-Hakeem – The All Wise

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Al-`Aleem – the All-Knowing

The word ‘Aleem comes from the root letters’ayn lām meem and it has the following classical Arabic connotations: - to have knowledge, be cognizant, be certain, - to be aware, thoroughly informed, - to have firmly rooted knowledge of the minute particulars, - to act according to knowledge Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala is Al-‘Aleem – the All-Knowing. He… Continue reading Al-`Aleem – the All-Knowing