Asma ul Husna (Names of Allah)

Al Quddus – The Most Pure, the Most Perfect

القدّوس (The Most Holy, the Most Pure, the Most Perfect) Al Quddoos is on the structure of فعول, a form of mubalagah/intensification. 1.First meaning of (ق د س), is taharah (purity, cleanliness). The verb قدس is from the same root and it is used for the movement of a bucket. Why is it called قدس? Because… Continue reading Al Quddus – The Most Pure, the Most Perfect

Asma ul Husna (Names of Allah)

Al Malik – The Absolute Ruler

  الملك (The Absolute Ruler) From the root  ملك which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to possess, to own exclusively to exercise authority to command to have power over, command, reign to have dominion over, to have ruling power to have kingship The One who is the owner and ruler of this world. The… Continue reading Al Malik – The Absolute Ruler

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Ar Rahman, Ar Raheem – The Entirely Merciful, The Especially Merciful

الرحمن الرحيم (The Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful) These two names are from the root word رحم Other names from the same root word are ارحم الراحمين، خير الراحمين، ذو الرحمة The word رحم is also used for the mother’s womb and reflects the unconditional, enveloping love, care and mercy that the mother has for the… Continue reading Ar Rahman, Ar Raheem – The Entirely Merciful, The Especially Merciful

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Reflections on Surah Ar Rahman

الرَّحْمَٰنُ - 55:1 The Most Merciful Allah chose to introduce Himself as Ar Rahman in this Surah, instead of Allah. This shows that Allah wanted to highlight this attribute to us. What is Ar Rahman? We commonly translate Rahm as mercy, and mercy is usually understood as sparing someone from punishment. We ask for mercy… Continue reading Reflections on Surah Ar Rahman

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عباد الرحمان (Ibaad ur Rahman) – Surah Furqan 61-77

One of the signs of hypocrisy is that when we hear ayahs of the Qur'an regarding character, we don't do muhasabah of our own selves but we try to look for weaknesses and faults in others. We should always analyse our own selves and look in the mirror, instead of trying to fit ayahs of… Continue reading عباد الرحمان (Ibaad ur Rahman) – Surah Furqan 61-77

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Reflections on Surah Nazi’at (79)

There are various scholarly interpretations of the first few verses of Surah Naziat, and it is possible that more than one may be correct. But, we will be focusing on the most common  of these interpretations to keep it simple (i.e. interpreting the first five verses as referring to angels.) وَالنَّازِعَاتِ غَرْقًا - 79:1 By… Continue reading Reflections on Surah Nazi’at (79)