Al Mu’min – The Giver of Security

Al Hashr 59: 23

He is Allâh beside Whom is Lâ ilâha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He) 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 Allâh! (High is He) above all that they associate as partners with Him. (23) He is Allâh, 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. (24)

Mu’min relates to the word Aman or security

When we say Allah al mu’min it means that Allah is the Giver of Security.

In Surah Quraysh 106: 4
ٱلَّذِىٓ أَطۡعَمَهُم مِّن جُوعٍ۬ وَءَامَنَهُم مِّنۡ خَوۡفِۭ (٤)
he Who has fed them against hunger, and has made them safe from fear.

Allah is the one who made the Quraysh safe from fear.

Man is weak in nature and thus need some other power to provide security.

Man needs food and medicine.
Protection against enemies be it humans, jinns or fierce animals.
Man are frightened of darkness, floods, storms, earthquakes, meteors and thunderstorms which could destroy him and his property.
Man cultivate land to secure food.
Establish army to protect themselves
Establish hospitals for health.
Build dams to protect from flood.

Weak countries may resort to stronger ones for security purposes which may or may not succeed to get security from those they resort to.

Many people find themselves helpless and then resort to idols for security. Or resort to methods that will delude the mind. All these cannot offer any assistance to their followers. The real Bestower of Secuirity is Allah the Lord of mankind, jinn and all that exists.

Allah is the Lord of the Alamin and the Giver of Security to His slave. He is the Creator of man and the Universe, and He is the Preserver and Guardian in Whose Remembrance hearts feel  at rest.

He is the One who is able to bestow security on you if you believe in Him and follow His Prophet. He is the One to protect you from the destruction and torture that Allah may befall the disbeliever while they are asleep and awake.

Al A’Raf 7: 97-99

Did the people of the towns then feel secure against the coming of Our Punishment by night while they are asleep? (97) Or, did the people of the towns then feel secure against the coming of Our Punishment in the forenoon while they were playing? (98) Did they then feel secure against the Plan of Allâh? None feels secure from the Plan of Allâh except the people who are the losers. (99)

When the torture of Allah falls on people, no one can protect them from this punishment.

Al Mulk 67: 16-17

Do you feel secure that He, Who is over the heaven (Allâh), will not cause the earth to sink with you, and then it should quake? (16) Or do you feel secure that He, Who is over the heaven (Allâh), will not send against you a violent whirlwind? Then you shall know how (terrible) has been My Warning. (17)

Al Aaraf 7: 96

And if the people of the towns had believed and had the Taqwâ (piety), certainly, We should have opened for them blessings from the heaven and the earth, but they belied (the Messengers). So We took them (with punishment) for what they used to earn (polytheism and crimes). (96)

Reflect upon this and ask ourselves what should we do now to heed Allah’s warning. If Allah is the one who gives security, the He is the one that we must ask Him from. The One that we obey.

However, there will come a time, if Allah wills, that there will be widespread prosperity and prevalent peace and security

There will be great blessing that time. there will be immense peace and security which Allah will honour His slaves during those days. Hatred and enmity will be removed among people. People will unite following the way of Allah.

The Messenger of Allah sallallahu alaihi wasalam said,

Eesa ibn maryam, will be a just ruler and a fair leader among my ummah. he will break the cross, kill the pigs, abolish the jizyah and forsake sadaqah. People will not need to strive to earn a sheep or a camel. Hatred and enmity will be taken away. Every poisonous animal will have its venom removed, so that an infant will put his hand in a snake’s mouth and will not be harmed, and a child may hurt a lion but it will not harm him, and the wolf will be like a sheepdog with the sheep. He will fill the earth with peace just as a vessel is filled with water. there will be unity and none will be worshiped but Allah, andthere will be no more war. Authority will be taken away from Quraysh,a nd the earth will be like a silver tray. It will bring forth produce as it did at the time of Adam, a group of people will gather round one bunch of grapes and that will suffice them, and a group will gather around pomegranate, and that will suffice them. A bull will be sold for such and such money and a mare will be sold for a few dirhams.

Ibn Majjah, Ibn Khuzaymah and Al Haakim.

The quality of life at that time will be something unique in the history of mankind, when people will live in goodness, security and peace, at the time of ease and plenty. they would live the enviable life with all the blessings,

Narrated Abu Bakr al Anbaari,

Prophet Salllahu alaihi wasalam said
How good life will be after the Messah comes, when he sky will be instructed to send down rain, and the earth will be instructed to bring forth its produce, so that even if you were to sow your seeds on smooth rocks, they would grow. A man will pass by a lion and it will not harm him, and he will step on a snake and it will not harm him. there will be no hatred, no envy and no spite.”

List down in your books among the blessings that will occur during this era.

Brainstorm to why do you think they will be enjoying this wonderful blessings?

Reference
1. Perfect names of Allah – Dr Umar S al Ashqar
2. The Minor Resurrection – Umar S Al Ashqar

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