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al Wahhaab الوهاب – The Giver of Gifts

One of Allah’s Beautiful Names is al-Wahhab. The root of this word is hiba, which means a gift.

Allah (swt) is al-Wahhab, it means that He not only gives gifts once or twice, but He constantly does so. Al Wahhab is the One Who bestows limitless gifts and rewards. He is the Owner of the heavens and earth and their treasures. He gives whatever He wills and this does not reduce the treasures of His Kingdom.

The Most Generous in giving abundant blessings perpetually, to all who are in need, to the deserving and undeserving, without expecting or needing any returns. Thus, He is the Only One we may petition and expect good from.

The most beautiful thing about getting a ‘hiba’ (gift) from al-Wahhaab is that it is the kind of giving that does not expect anything in return. Therefore, He gives and continues to give whether you obey Him or not, whether you appreciate Him or not, whether you acknowledge that He is al-Wahhaab or not! Despite our disobedience of Him day and night, He gives us the hiba of health, wealth, family, and countless other things!

Allah (swt) tells us in the Qur’an:

“أَمْ عِنْدَهُمْ خَزَائِنُ رَحْمَةِ رَبِّكَ الْعَزِيزِ الْوَهَّابِ”

“Or do they have the depositories of the mercy of your Lord, the Exalted in Might, the Bestower?” (Qur’an, 38:9)

Allah introduce Himself to His slaves through His name Al Wahhaab. Here are some examples

Al Imran 3: 8

رَبَّنَا لَا تُزِغْ قُلُوبَنَا بَعْدَ إِذْ هَدَيْتَنَا وَهَبْ لَنَا مِن لَّدُنكَ رَحْمَةً ۚ إِنَّكَ أَنتَ الْوَهَّابُ 

(They say): “Our Lord! Let not our hearts deviate (from the truth) after You have guided us, and grant us mercy from You. Truly, You are the Bestower,” 

Guidance from Allah is a gift to us

Sad 38: 9

عِندَهُمۡ خَزَآٮِٕنُ رَحۡمَةِ رَبِّكَ ٱلۡعَزِيزِ ٱلۡوَهَّابِ

Or have they the treasures of the Mercy of your Lord, the All-Mighty, the Real Bestower?

And when Prophet Sulaiman alaihi salam ask for a great kingdon. he called Allah al Wahhab for he is the great bestower

Sad 38:35

قَالَ رَبِّ ٱغۡفِرۡ لِى وَهَبۡ لِى مُلۡكً۬ا لَّا يَنۢبَغِى لِأَحَدٍ۬ مِّنۢ بَعۡدِىٓ‌ۖ إِنَّكَ أَنتَ ٱلۡوَهَّابُ

He said: “My Lord! Forgive me, and bestow upon me a kingdom such as shall not belong to any other after me: Verily, You are the Bestower.”

Allah’s Gifts to His Slaves

Indded Allah is the One who bestow to us so many things

life

intelligence

heart

hearing

sight

food

drink

offspring

feelings

Ash Shura 42: 49-50

لِّلَّهِ مُلۡكُ ٱلسَّمَـٰوَٲتِ وَٱلۡأَرۡضِ‌ۚ يَخۡلُقُ مَا يَشَآءُ‌ۚ يَہَبُ لِمَن يَشَآءُ إِنَـٰثً۬ا وَيَهَبُ لِمَن يَشَآءُ ٱلذُّكُورَ

أَوۡ يُزَوِّجُهُمۡ ذُكۡرَانً۬ا وَإِنَـٰثً۬ا‌ۖ وَيَجۡعَلُ مَن يَشَآءُ عَقِيمًا‌ۚ إِنَّهُ ۥ عَلِيمٌ۬ قَدِيرٌ۬

To Allâh belongs the kingdom of the heavens and the earth. He creates what He wills. He bestows female (offspring) upon whom He wills, and bestows male (offspring) upon whom He wills. (49) Or He bestows both males and females, and He renders barren whom He wills. Verily, He is the All-Knower and is Able to do all things. (50)

Allah mention about Him granting the prophets offsprings such as

Ibrahim a.s. granted Ishak alaihi salam and following is Yaakub alaihi salam and they are granted prophethood and the Book

Ankabut 29: 27

Maryam 19: 49

Allah granted Daud alaihi salam Sulaiman alaihi salam

Sad 38: 30

Allah granted Prophet Zakariyya a son who is also a prophet, Prophet Yahya alaihi salam.

Al Anbiya 21: 90

After a severe test, to prophet Ayub alaihi salam where he lost his wealth and children, then Allah relieved him from the ordeal and granted him more than what was taken from him.

Sad 38: 43

We also can ask Allah that He gives us offspring like His Prophets

Furqan 25: 74

وَٱلَّذِينَ يَقُولُونَ رَبَّنَا هَبۡ لَنَا مِنۡ أَزۡوَٲجِنَا وَذُرِّيَّـٰتِنَا قُرَّةَ أَعۡيُنٍ۬ وَٱجۡعَلۡنَا لِلۡمُتَّقِينَ إِمَامًا

And those who say: “Our Lord! Bestow on us from our wives and our offspring the comfort of our eyes, and make us leaders for the Muttaqûn”

Asking Allah for Bounties of This World and the Hereafter

It is lawful for Allah’s slaves to ask Him to bestow on them from Allah’s bounties and favours of the worldbut even more for the akhirah!

Al Baqarah 2: 200-201

But of mankind there are some who say: “Our Lord! Give us (Your Bounties) in this world!” and for such there will be no portion in the Hereafter. (200) And of them there are some who say: “Our Lord! Give us in this world that which is good and in the Hereafter that which is good, and save us from the torment of the Fire!” (201)

The Prophet’s Glorification and Exaltation of Allah using His name al Wahhab

Salamah ibn Al-Akwa‘, May Allaah Be Pleased with him, said, “I never heard the Messenger of Allaah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, begin a supplication other than by saying, ‘Glory be to my Lord The Exalted, The Bestower.’” [Ahmad]

and Prophet sallallahu alaihi wasalam praises Allah alot .

The Prophet used to praise Allah after raising the his head from kneeling while saying his prayers saying O our Lord! To You belong all praises that fill the heavens and earth and anything else You may wish. You are the Owner of Glory and Majesty. That is what each slave must say to You and we are all slaves to You. O Lord! No one can stop what You give nor can anyone give what You withold. no one can interfere with what You want. 

And the most precious hiba that Allah can give anyone is the gift of guidance, and keeping us firm upon that guidance. Ask for it constantly.

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Al Qahhar

Al Qahir : The Irresistable

Al Qahhar : the All Compelling, The Subduer

The root word for ٱلۡقَهَّارُ is قَهر which is defined as:

1. to compel something or someone against his/her wishes
2. to subdue
3. to overcome
4. to force

Thus, with regards to Allah (سبحانه وتعال), the noble name Al-Qahhar can be translated as “the Subduer, i.e. the Subduer of His creatures by His sovereign authority and power and the Disposer of them as He pleases, with and against their will.”

Along with ٱلۡعَزِيزُ (the Powerful and Honorable) and ٱلۡجَبَّارُ (the Strong and Powerful), this noble name illustrates that Allah(سبحانه وتعال) has the supreme authority and power to do anything, and He can subdue or force anyone to compel to Allah’s Will against his/her wishes. This supreme power rests with only Allah (سبحانه وتعال).

Al-Imran: 83

Do they seek other than the religion of Allah, while to Him submitted all creatures in the heavens and the earth, willingly or unwillingly. And to Him shall they all be returned. 

In this verse, Allah (سبحانه وتعال) is telling us that everything that is created submits to Allah (سبحانه وتعال) willingly or unwillingly, such is the power and force of Al-Qahhar. If we ponder over this ayah and look around us, we will see the amazing truth in it. For example, the gravity of earth and the planets ensure that humans can only make an object go only so far. The limitations of the body ensure that we can only go at a certain top speed and nothing more. Regardless of how advanced the technology becomes, this technology will be compelled and will be subdued by Al-Qahhar to comply to His will, whether it is willingly or unwillingly. That shows how finite and limited we are, and how grand, powerful and majestic is Allah (سبحانه وتعال).

Al An’am 6:18

وَهُوَ الْقَاهِرُ فَوْقَ عِبَادِهِ ۚ وَهُوَ الْحَكِيمُ الْخَبِيرُ  

And He is the Irresistible (Supreme), above His slaves, and He is the All-Wise, Well¬Acquainted with all things 

Al An’am 6: 61

وَهُوَ الْقَاهِرُ فَوْقَ عِبَادِهِ ۖ وَيُرْسِلُ عَلَيْكُمْ حَفَظَةً حَتَّىٰ إِذَا جَاءَ أَحَدَكُمُ الْمَوْتُ تَوَفَّتْهُ رُسُلُنَا وَهُمْ لَا يُفَرِّطُونَ

He is the Irresistible, Supreme over His slaves, and He sends guardians (angels guarding and writing all of one’s good and bad deeds) over you, until when death approaches one of you, Our Messengers (angel of death and his assistants) take his soul, and they never neglect their duty 

Ar Ra’d 13: 16

قُلِ اللَّـهُ خَالِقُ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ وَهُوَ الْوَاحِدُ الْقَهَّارُ

” Say: “Allâh is the Creator of all things, He is the One, the Irresistible.” 

Ibrahim 14: 48

يَوْمَ تُبَدَّلُ الْأَرْضُ غَيْرَ الْأَرْضِ وَالسَّمَاوَاتُ ۖ وَبَرَزُوا لِلَّـهِ الْوَاحِدِ الْقَهَّارِ

On the Day when the earth will be changed to another earth and so will be the heavens, and they (all creatures) will appear before Allâh, the One, the Irresistible.

Al Qahhar (the Subduer) is a hyperbolic form of Qahhir (the Irresistable\). It means the All Compelling Who subdues  His creation with His sovereignty and Power.

Ibn Kathir said that the verse 6: 61 : And He is Irresistible above His slaves means the One to whom people surrendered, to Whose Majesty and Sovereignty all powers are humbled and submitted.

Some scholars said al Qahhar means the One whose revenge is intolerable. the Subduer of strong and powerful wrong doers.

Allah tells us how He subdued wrong doers strongly and mercilessly such as the Pharoah, Haman and Ubay bin Khalaf and many others from ‘Ad and Thamud.

Allah also subdues all His slaves at death as in ayat 6: 61

Allah is the One subduer, is the one Who Alone has the right to be worshipped. Everyone else is subdued. In Surah Yusuf, Prophet Yusuf said to his friends in prison

Yusuf 12: 39-40

“O two companions of the prison! Are many different lords (gods) better or Allâh, the One, the Irresistible? (39) “You do not worship besides Him but only names which you have named (forged), you and your fathers,— for which Allâh has sent down no authority. The command (or the judgement) is for none but Allâh. He has commanded that you worship none but Him (i.e. His Monotheism), that is the (true) straight religion, but most men know not. (40)

Al Ghafir 40: 16

يَوْمَ هُم بَارِزُونَ ۖ لَا يَخْفَىٰ عَلَى اللَّـهِ مِنْهُمْ شَيْءٌ ۚ لِّمَنِ الْمُلْكُ الْيَوْمَ ۖ لِلَّـهِ الْوَاحِدِ الْقَهَّارِ

The Day when they will (all) come out, nothing of them will be hidden from Allâh. Whose is the kingdom this Day? (Allâh Himself will reply to His Question): It is Allâh’s the One, the Irresistible!

The last ayah mentioned (in chronological order) is ayah 16 from Surah Ghafir. The ayah is very clear, explicit and dripping with majesty and grandeur. Allah (سبحانه وتعال) is telling us about the Day of Judgement, and how on that day when all of mankind will be summoned abruptly from their graves, nothing on that day will be hidden from Allah (سبحانه وتعال). The مَـٰلِكِ يَوۡمِ ٱلدِّين will show everyone who is the King and the Master on this day of chaos: it is none other than Allah, الْوَاحِدُ ٱلۡقَهَّارُ.

The mention of Al-Qahhar emphasizes in very clear and certain terms that Allah will subdue everyone and force everyone on that day to comply with His Will. For example, we know from Surah Tariq, ayah 10 that on the Day of Judgment, man will have neither power nor any helper except Allah, الْوَاحِدُ ٱلۡقَهَّارُ. We also know that no one can intercede for anyone except by Allah’s leave, nor can anyone help anyone else on this day. So truly, everyone without exception on this day will be subdued and forced to comply – willingly or unwillingly – with the Will of Allah and only Allah, الْوَاحِدُ ٱلۡقَهَّارُ, Exalted is He above the seven heavens (سبحانه وتعال).

A Reminder from a lecture the reckoning by Abdul Jabbar

Taken from

1. Ilm Fruits

2. The Perfect Names of Allah – Dr Umar S al Ashqar

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Al Afuww – The Oft Pardoning

Among the best names of Allah which he introduced Himself to His slaves in the Quran is al Affuw – the Oft pardoning.

Al Afuuw means the One who is Oft pardoning of His slaves’s sins. It means that Allah is the One who Forgives sins and OVERLOOK offences.

Ghaffur/ Ghaffir meanscovering while al Afuuw implies cancelling all sins.

Allah overlooks many sins and wrongdoings otherwise, He would have destroyed the world and annihilated all the people

An Nahl 16: 61

And if Allâh were to seize mankind for their wrong-doing, He would not leave on it (the earth) a single moving (living) creature, but He postpones them for an appointed term and when their term comes, neither can they delay nor can they advance it an hour (or a moment). (61) 

A component of Allah’s Pardoning of His Slaves is that He conceals the sins, of His slaves in the dunya and the Hereafter. He also informs people of their sins, forgives them and then substitutes their sins with good deeds.

Allah is the Pardoner, the One who excuses people. How is His Pardoning of the people different from the way people use this attribute? Allaah is Forgiving and Merciful. From this angle, we could say that Allaah’s Pardoning is paired with Forgiveness and Mercy.

For example, how do the people forgive? When you ask for forgiveness, is everyone always ready to forgive you? What about the people who forgave you? Do they always forgive you with complete forgiveness or do they come back later and mention what you did, although they say that they forgave you…?

When Allaah (`Azza wa Jall) forgives someone, He expunges their record, meaning he erases ones record (completely). If Allaah (`Azza wa Jall) excused you for something, you will not have to face Allaah and be asked about that thing.

اتق الله حيثما كنت وأتبع السيئة الحسنة تمحها

Fear Allaah wherever you are

and follow up a bad deed with a good one,

it will wipe (the former) out.

Hadith narrated by Abu Dhar.

One of the ways Allaah that will pardon you is if you obey what His Messenger ﷺ has guided us to. If you make Tawbah from your sin, Allaah will pardon you for your sin. He has promised us this. If you repent to Allaah sincerely, He will forgive you and He will pardon your sin. The one who has made repentance from his sin is like the one who has not sinned at all, because the Pardoning of Allaah is complete and perfect. No trace. No bad feelings. Nothing left. Allaah erases the bad deed from your record and He replaces it with a good deed. Who does that from the people?

Who will pardon you, THEN give you credit for good things after you’ve transgressed against them? Who considers you better than what you were before (after you sought their forgiveness)? But Allaah (`Azza wa Jall) is perfect in His Pardoning, and when He Pardons you, He loves that you sought His Forgiveness. This is from the completeness of His Attribute of Pardoning

Allah inform us that the believers invoke Allah and say

Al Baqara 2: 286

وَٱعۡفُ عَنَّا وَٱغۡفِرۡ لَنَا وَٱرۡحَمۡنَآ‌ۚ أَنتَ مَوۡلَٮٰنَا فَٱنصُرۡنَا عَلَى ٱلۡقَوۡمِ ٱلۡڪَـٰفِرِينَ

Pardon us and grant us Forgiveness. Have mercy on us. You are our Maulâ (Patron, Supporter and Protector, etc.) and give us victory over the disbelieving people.

Aisyah radiallahhu anha asked teh Messenger of Allah sallallahu alaihi wasalam what to say during the Night of decree. he told her to say, “O Allah! You are Oft pardoning and You love Pardoning. Pardon me. (Tirmidhi)

When Prophet Muhamamd sallallahu alalihi wasalam woke up at night to pray, he used to say “O Allah! I seek refuge in Your Pleasure from Your anger and in Your Prdoning from Your Punishment”

Forgiving and pardoning Others

Allah asked people to forgive whoever did wrong against them if they are able to retaliate, and He PROMISED to forgive them if they did so

An Nisa 4: 149

لَّا يُحِبُّ ٱللَّهُ ٱلۡجَهۡرَ بِٱلسُّوٓءِ مِنَ ٱلۡقَوۡلِ إِلَّا مَن ظُلِمَ‌ۚ وَكَانَ ٱللَّهُ سَمِيعًا عَلِيمًا (١٤٨

إِن تُبۡدُواْ خَيۡرًا أَوۡ تُخۡفُوهُ أَوۡ تَعۡفُواْ عَن سُوٓءٍ۬ فَإِنَّ ٱللَّهَ كَانَ عَفُوًّ۬ا قَدِيرًا (١٤٩

Allâh does not like that the evil should be uttered in public except by him who has been wronged. And Allâh is Ever All¬Hearer, All¬Knower. (148)

Whether you (mankind) disclose (by good words of thanks) a good deed (done to you in the form of a favour by someone), or conceal it, or pardon an evil, … verily, Allâh is Ever Oft-Pardoning, All-Powerful. (149)

An Noor 24: 22

And let not those among you who are blessed with graces and wealth swear not to give (any sort of help) to their kinsmen, Al-Masâkîn (the poor), and those who left their homes for Allâh’s Cause. Let them pardon and forgive. Do you not love that Allâh should forgive you?

Do you not love that Allah should forgive you? Let us learn the beautiful story behind his ayah. May we be given the same eemaan. HERE.

Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alaihi wasalam said, “Charity does not reduce one’s own wealth, pardoning others increaes one’s own power and dignity, and whoever humbles himself before  Allah will be elevated instead.”

And Allâh is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. (22)

References

1. http://www.istijabah.com/2011/11/allaahs-forgiveness/

2. The perfect Names of |Allah – Dr Umar S al Ashqar

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Al Ghafur, al Ghaffar

One of Allah’s greatest names is Al-Ghafuwr (الغَفُور). It’s one of the most common names mentioned in the Qur’an (91 times). The name itself is on the pattern that denotes a very powerful doer of an action.

Linguistic Meaning: The root of Al-Ghaffuwr and Al-Ghaffar is the verb is ghafara (غَفَرَ), which does NOT mean “to forgive”; rather, it means to shield and protect and cover. Like a helmet, which, in Arabic, is called a “mighfaar.”

Islamic Meaning: Islamically, Allah (سبحانه وتعالى), Al-Ghaffuwr is the one who shields and protects YOU from the consequences of your own actions. One of the connotations is, you shield and cover something based upon knowledge. So when Allah does maghfirah, he’s covering your sins, being fully aware of what they are.

So we say he’s the one who FORGIVES, regardless of how large the sin his. That’s what Al-Ghaffuwr is—the one who does the concept of ghafara to a higher level. Even if it’s a large quantity—a HUGE sin—Al-Ghafuwr will cover it up. It’s a QUALITY of covering.

غَفَّارً۬ا – Oft Forgiving

Allah says in Surah Imran 3: 147

رَبَّنَا ٱغۡفِرۡ لَنَا ذُنُوبَنَا

Our Lord! Forgive us our sins

In contrast to Al-Ghaffuwr, Al-Ghaffaar is only mentioned about four times in the Qur’an.

Al-Ghaffaar is the one who CONTINUES to forgive, again and again and again and again and again. So Allah (سبحانه وتعالى) forgives you REGARDLESS of how many times you sin—again and again, he gives you continuous forgiveness. It’s a QUANTITY forgiveness.

Again

Al Ghafur – the One who hides the sins even how big it is

Al Ghaffar – the One who continuously forgive the sins regardless how many times you sin

Combined Names
This great name of Allah (سبحانه وتعالى), Al-Ghafuwr, is mentioned in combination with several other names of Allah.

Ar-Raheem: 72 times, Allah mentions Al-Ghafuwr with Ar-Raheem, one of the most common sets of pairs of Allah’s names—signifying that he COVERS these sins because he’s merciful to us. We have learned about ar Rahim. Let’s refresh it HERE.

Al-Haleem: 6 times, Allah pairs Al-Ghafuwr with Al-Haleem—and Al-Haleem means the one who is able to restrain his anger after being justifiably angry. He is capable of being angry with us, but he restrains and forgives us.

Al-’Afuww: 4 times, Allah pairs Al-Ghaffuwr with Al-’Affuw, meaning he is the one who covers our sins, and also wipes them out, utterly obliterates them, with his forgiveness.

Ash-Shakuwr: 3 times, he pairs this with As-Shakuwr (الشكور), the one who appreciates what you’ve done and rewards you with more then you deserve. Pairing this with Al-Ghafuwr, you get the one who forgives you, and gives you more then you deserve for your good deeds. And Suratush-Shuraa, the people of Jannah say: “we made it because Allah is Ghafuwr and Shakuwr—He forgave us, and gave us more then we deserve.”

Al-Aziz: 2 times, Allah pairs Al-Ghafuwr with Al-Aziz (العزيز), and Al-Aziz is, the one who has honour and power, and the one who has power in himself so he cannot be harmed, and the all-powerful. These are the meanings of Aziz. By combining with Al-Ghafuwr, Allah is saying, “I’m forgiving you DESPITE the fact that I’m all-powerful.” Because if a bully comes and hits you, you might forgive him, because there’s nothing you can do—you’re weak and incapable—but Allah says “no, I forgive even though I am Al-Aziz.” And that is the HEIGHT of forgiveness. We have done Al Aziz. Let’s see how we can connect the meaning HERE

Al-Waduwd: 1 time, Allah pairs Al-Ghafuwr with Al-Waduwd (الوَدُود)–the one who shows extra love, the caring type of love (Arabic has over 10 verbs to describe different types of love). And Al-Waduwd has connotations of caring and loving and protecting. Allah is saying “I forgive you because I love you with that type of love”–best described as a parent’s love (wudd) for her child.

Allah says about Himself that He is the Forgiver, the Oft Forgiving and the All Forgiving of sins. Allah says in Surah Ghafir 40: 3

The Forgiver of sin, the Acceptor of repentance, the Severe in punishment, the Bestower (of favours), Lâ ilâha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He), to Him is the final return. (3)

غَافِرِ ٱلذَّنۢبِ – Forgiver of sins

Allah also said that prophet Nuh Alaihi salam address to them to seek forgiveness from your Lord in Surah Nuh 71: 10

فَقُلۡتُ ٱسۡتَغۡفِرُواْ رَبَّكُمۡ إِنَّهُ ۥ كَانَ غَفَّارً۬ا

I said (to them): ‘Ask forgiveness from your Lord; Verily, He is Oft-Forgiving;

Priests Cannot Forgive Sins

Allah Alone is the One who has the right to forgive sins

Al Imran 3: 35

And those who, when they have committed Fahishah (illegal sexual intercourse) or wronged themselves with evil, remember Allâh and ask forgiveness for their sins; – and none can forgive sins but Allâh – And do not persist in what (wrong) they have done, while they know.

Those who gave the priests the right to forgive sins have really gone astray. Forgiving sins is the right of Allah alone. he Forgives the sins of whom He wills of His slaves and He tortures whom he wills

Al fath 48: 14

And to Allâh belongs the sovereignty of the heavens and the earth, He forgives whom He wills, and punishes whom He wills.

The Sin that Allah does Not Forgive

Allah forgives all sins

Az Zumar 39: 53

 قُلۡ يَـٰعِبَادِىَ ٱلَّذِينَ أَسۡرَفُواْ عَلَىٰٓ أَنفُسِهِمۡ لَا تَقۡنَطُواْ مِن رَّحۡمَةِ ٱللَّهِ‌ۚ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ يَغۡفِرُ ٱلذُّنُوبَ جَمِيعًا‌ۚ إِنَّهُ ۥ هُوَ ٱلۡغَفُورُ ٱلرَّحِيمُ

Say: “O ‘Ibâdî (My slaves) who have transgressed against themselves (by committing evil deeds and sins)! Despair not of the Mercy of Allâh, verily Allâh forgives all sins. Truly, He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful

ٱلۡغَفُورُ ٱلرَّحِيمُ

The only sin that is unforgivable is the association of partners with Allah and disbelief

An Nisa 4: 48

إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ لَا يَغۡفِرُ أَن يُشۡرَكَ بِهِۦ وَيَغۡفِرُ مَا دُونَ ذَٲلِكَ لِمَن يَشَآءُ‌ۚ

Verily, Allâh forgives not that partners should be set up with Him (in worship), but He forgives except that (anything else) to whom He wills

An Nisa 4: 137

نَّ ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ ثُمَّ كَفَرُواْ ثُمَّ ءَامَنُواْ ثُمَّ كَفَرُواْ ثُمَّ ٱزۡدَادُواْ كُفۡرً۬ا لَّمۡ يَكُنِ ٱللَّهُ لِيَغۡفِرَ لَهُمۡ وَلَا لِيَہۡدِيَہُمۡ سَبِيلاَۢ

Verily, those who believe, then disbelieve, then believe (again), and (again) disbelieve, and go on increasing in disbelief; Allâh will not forgive them, nor guide them on the (Right) Way

Having Sins Forgiven

1. We gain the Forgiveness from Allah by seeking His Forgiveness

Al Imran 3: 135

And those who, when they have committed Fahishah (illegal sexual intercourse) or wronged themselves with evil, remember Allâh and ask forgiveness for their sins; – and none can forgive sins but Allâh – And do not persist in what (wrong) they have done, while they know

An Nisa 4: 110

And whoever does evil or wrongs himself but afterwards seeks Allâh’s Forgiveness, he will find Allâh Oft¬Forgiving, Most Merciful.

2. The one new to Islam

Taha 20: 73

Verily! We have believed in our Lord, that He may forgive us our faults, and the magic to which you did compel us. And Allâh is better as regards reward in comparison to your [Fir’aun’s (Pharaoh)] reward, and more lasting (as regards punishment in comparison to your punishment

Amr ibn al-‘As says: “When Allah guided me to Islam, I went to the Prophet (saws) and said to him: ‘O Prophet of Allah (saws)! Stretch out your hand so that I may pledge my allegiance to you.’ The Prophet (saws) stretched out his hand to me, but I withdrew my hand. The Prophet (saws) asked: ‘O ‘Amr! What is the matter with you?’ I said: ‘I would like to stipulate a condition!’ The Prophet (saws) asked: ‘What is it?’ I said: ‘That all my past sins be forgiven!’ The Prophet (saws) said: ‘O ‘Amr! Do you not know that (acceptance of) Islam wipes off all past sins, and ‘Hijrah’ (migration for Allah’s Cause) wipes off all sins, and Hajj (Mabrur) wipes off all past sins!”‘

In this narration the Prophet sallallahu alaihi wasalam informed us that Allah forgives the previous sins of whoever embraces Islam and emigrates and perform pilgrimage.

Abu Sa`id Al-Khudri (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Prophet of Allah (sallallahu alayhi wassallam) said: “There was a man from among a nation before you who killed ninety-nine people and then made an inquiry about the most learned person on the earth. He was directed to a monk. He came to him and told him that he had killed ninety-nine people and asked him if there was any chance for his repentance to be accepted. He replied in the negative and the man killed him also completing one hundred. He then asked about the most learned man in the earth. He was directed to a scholar. He told him that he had killed one hundred people and asked him if there was any chance for his repentance to be accepted. He replied in the affirmative and asked, `Who stands between you and repentance? Go to such and such land; there (you will find) people devoted to prayer and worship of Allah, join them in worship, and do not come back to your land because it is an evil place.’ So he went away and hardly had he covered half the distance when death overtook him; and there was a dispute between the angels of mercy and the angels of torment. The angels of mercy pleaded, ‘This man has come with a repenting heart to Allah,’ and the angels of punishment argued, ‘He never did a virtuous deed in his life.’ Then there appeared another angel in the form of a human being and the contending angels agreed to make him arbiter between them. He said, `Measure the distance between the two lands. He will be considered belonging to the land to which he is nearer.’ They measured and found him closer to the land (land of piety) where he intended to go, and so the angels of mercy collected his soul”.

[Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

Among the lesson you can take from this hadith

One comes to know from this Hadith that the gate of Taubah is open even for the worst of the sinners; and Allah forgives everyone provided he repents sincerely, the conditions for such repentance have already been discussed.

It is the duty of a religious scholar that while discussing a problem, he should keep in mind the psychological aspects of the questioner and adopt a policy which neither causes a change in the Injunction of Allah nor make the sinner reckless in his sins out of frustration.

Have a look at this video by Yusha Evans concerning the hadith

3. Allah forgive sins through doing good deeds as He says about givers of charity

At Taghabun 64: 17

إِن تُقۡرِضُواْ ٱللَّهَ قَرۡضًا حَسَنً۬ا يُضَـٰعِفۡهُ لَكُمۡ وَيَغۡفِرۡ لَكُمۡ‌ۚ

And that is why we must try to be easy with our money. Whenever we can give out in charity. Never underestimate the amount you give even as little as a date can also be counted big in the eyes of Allah with ikhlas.

4. Prophet salllahu alaihi wasalam informed us that the martyr who is killed for the sake of Allah while being patient and not fleeing from the battlefield will have all his sins forgiven except his debts (Al Bukhari)

5. It is also lawful to ask someone to seek forgiveness for us as long as they are still alive.

When Prophet sallahu alaihi wasalam was alive, he was definitely the best person for His Companions to ask him to ask Allah to forgive the,.

An Nisa 4:64

We sent no Messenger, but to be obeyed by Allâh’s Leave. If they (hypocrites), when they had been unjust to themselves, had come to you (Muhammad SAW) and begged Allâh’s Forgiveness, and the Messenger had begged forgiveness for them: indeed, they would have found Allâh All-Forgiving (One Who forgives and accepts repentance), Most Merciful.

Also when the evil plans of the sons of Yaqub was made clear to their father, they begged him to seek forgiveness for them

Yusuf 12: 97-98

They said: “O our father! Ask forgiveness (from Allâh) for our sins, indeed we have been sinners.” (97) He said: “I will ask my Lord for forgiveness for you, verily He! Only He is the Oft-Forgiving, the Most Merciful.” (98)

Notice that they still ask Allah for forgiveness. Forgiveness is not in the power of the creation even the Prophet sallallahu alaihi wasalam and other prophets alaihi salam too.

Allah also informed us that teh angels ask Allah’s forgiveness for the believers

As Shuara 42:5

and the angels glorify the praises of their Lord, and ask for forgiveness for those on the earth, verily, Allâh is the Oft-Forgiving, the Most Merciful. (5)

Taken from

1. The perfect names of |Allah – Dr Umar S al Ashqar

2. Al Ghaffur Al Ghaffar by ilmfruits

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Al Mutakabbir – the Supreme

Al Mutakabbir means the Most Great to whom all glory belongs, the Supreme and Most High over His creatures and their attribute.

Kibriya means dominion and kingdom.

It also meas perfect in existence. To Allah alone may these qualities be ascribed.

Thus when Allah is Al Mutakabbir, it may mean as the following

1. Allah is Perfect and Complete in Himself, His Attributes and Deeds. That is why, He alone deserves the qualities or glory and magnificence as He is the only One without any associates or equals.

Reflect on surah al Ikhlas 112: 1-4

Say (O Muhammad (SAW)): “He is Allâh, (the) One. (1) “Allâh-us-Samad (السيد الذي يصمد إليه في الحاجات) [Allâh the Self-Sufficient Master, Whom all creatures need, (He neither eats nor drinks)]. (2) “He begets not, nor was He begotten; (3) “And there is none co-equal or comparable unto Him.” (4)

Let’s look a how Allah describes himself

i. Allah is One

ii. He is self-sufficient

All creatures need him

iii. He doesnt need to eat or drink

iv. he was not born nor does He has any child

v. No one is co-equal or comparable to Him

For these qualities, Allah deserves majesty and glory in the heavens on earth. No one else has the right to have such qualities.

2. Allah’s Attributes do not resemble those of His slaves. They are the qualities of perfection and majesty whereas the slaves qualities are incomplete or imperfect on one way or another. Allah the Glorified and Exalted in His Attributes are always perfect and supreme. Allah does not have quality that indicate deficiency and imperfection. Example : Allah does not need to sleep nor relax. Allah’s attributes resemble nothing of those of His slaves. His attributes match His Glory and Majesty. He is perfect in self and attributes.

3. No one other than Allah has the right to be arrogant (mutakabbir) because Allah alone has the right to have the quality of being the Supreme. No one has the right to be named the Supreme and be arrogant because

i. Allah ordered His slaves not to have such names. In hadith Qudsi, Allah says

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said,

“Allah the Almighty said, ‘Pride is My cloak and greatness is My robe, and he who competes with Me in respect of either of them, I shall cast into the Hell Fire.’”

Pride is an attribute that is not befitting for anyone except Allah. One of Allah’s names is Al-Mutakabbir (the Majestic) which means He is the One Who is above all bad qualities, shortcomings and faults, because of His might and pride. Whoever seeks to compete with Allah in that, Allah will destroy him, wreak vengeance on him and make things difficult for him.

What is meant by ‘seeks to compete with Me’ is seeking to acquire that characteristic in the sense of sharing in it.

This is a stern warning against arrogance which clearly demonstrates that it is haram.

Everyone who tries to be arrogant and put himself above others, Allah will bring him down among the lowest of the low, and will humiliate him, because he is going against reality, so Allah will punish him by thwarting his aims; the punishment is to fit the crime.

The one who is arrogant towards the people will be trampled beneath the feet of the people on the Day of Resurrection, as a punishment for his arrogance.

It was narrated from ‘Amr ibn Shu’ayb via his father and grandfather that the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “On the Day of Resurrection, the arrogant will be gathered like ants in the form of men. Humiliation will overwhelm them from all sides. They will be driven to a prison in Hell called Bawlas, with the hottest fire rising over them, and they will be given to drink of the juice of the inhabitants of Hell, which is teenat al-khabaal.” [Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, 2492 – Classed as Hasan by al-Albaani in Sahih al-Tirmidhi, 2025]

Moreover, arrogance may be the cause of a person being deprived of Paradise and may mean that the Lord of Glory will not even look at him, as it says in the following two ahadith:

It was narrated from ‘Abd-Allah ibn Mas’ood (radi Allahu anhu) that the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “No one who has an atom’s-weight of arrogance in his heart will enter Paradise.” A man said, “O Messenger of Allah, what if a man likes his clothes and his shoes to look good?” He (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, “Allah is Beautiful and loves beauty. Arrogance means rejecting the truth and looking down on people.” [Sahih Muslim]

Az Zumar 39: 60

And on the Day of Resurrection you will see those who lied against Allâh (i.e. attributed to Him sons, partners) — their faces will be black. Is there not in Hell an abode for the arrogant? (60)

Az Zumar 39: 72

It will be said (to them): “Enter you the gates of Hell, to abide therein. And (indeed) what an evil abode of the arrogant!” (72)

ii. Allah Alone has the right to glory and majesty, because He is the owner of the Kingdom and all that exists in the heavens and in the earth and whatever is in between them. He is the Lord that controls everything. No one can resist His Will or invalidate His Command. People are subjected to His Will and their property is transient, because it will eventually return to Allah

iii. Arrogance, supremacy and compulsion corrupt human beings. Whoever has any of these qualities will never be just and will never do good deeds  That is why Allah set up the hearts of wrong and evil doers.

Al Ghafir 40: 35

Those who dispute about the Ayât (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) of Allâh, without any authority that has come to them, it is greatly hateful and disgusting to Allâh and to those who believe. Thus does Allâh seal up the heart of every arrogant, tyrant. (So they cannot guide themselves to the Right Path). (35)

Despite the fact that Allah has the qualities of supremacy, majesty and arrogance, He remains Just, Fair, Merciful and Forgiving.

Which definitely cannot be the same for a person who are arrogant.

Allah says He will seal one’s heart from guidance if he is among the tyrant and arrogant. Na’udzubillahhi minadz dzalik.

Thus we must make du’a that Allah keeps us away from being among the arrogant. That Allah will continue to send us tawfiq and hidayah.

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Allah al Jabbar – The Compeller

Al Jabbar – the Compeller is one of the best names of Allah.

The word ‘Jabbaar’ appears 10 times in the Qur’an, but only once for Allah (swt). This word is used nine times for people who are strong, oppressive, or commit dhulm (injustice), who compel and force others. The one that is used for Allah can be found in Surat al-Hashr (verse 23 )

Surah 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)

Al-Jabbaar is one of the authentic Names of Allah (swt) and it means ‘one who compels or restores.’ Al-Jabbaar, like the majority of the Names of Allah, is of an intensified form so Al-Jabbar not only means ‘one who restores,’ but “the One who restores completely.’

Jabbaar is from the root jabr (ج ب ر or جبر), and this root has several meanings:

a) The first meaning is ‘to pressurize, to compel and force someone to do something.’ From this, it is understood to mean ‘to tyrannize someone and be tyrannical.’ We learn from the Qur’an that:

وَإِذَا بَطَشْتُم بَطَشْتُمْ جَبَّارِينَ

“And when you strike, you strike as tyrants.” (Qur’an, ash Shuara 26:130 )

Similarly in Surat al-Maryam, Prophet `Isa `alayhi salaam says:

وَلَمْ يَجْعَلْنِي جَبَّارًا شَقِيًّا

“And He has not made me a wretched tyrant.” (Qur’an, al maryam 19:32 )

b) Secondly, jabr means ‘to be strong, tall and great.’ ‘Nakhlatun Jabbaarah’ is used to describe a tall date palm tree that is very strong and gives a lot of fruit. Also in the Qur’an, when Bani Isra’eel (the children of the tribe of Isra’eel) were told to enter the city of Jerusalem, they said:

إِنَّ فِيهَا قَوْمًا جَبَّارِينَ

“Indeed within it is a people of tyrannical strength.” (Qur’an, 5:22 )

c) The third meaning of jabr is ‘to repair the broken, fix and reform something.’ When something is incomplete and you complete it, that act is called jabr. Furthermore, when there is a deficiency and you make up for it that is called jabr. (Interesting fact: from the same root is the word ‘algebra:’ you ‘fix’ the equation.  The word ‘jabeerah’ is also used for a splint, to help broken bones.)

If Allah is Jabbaar, what does it mean?

a)      According to al Khattaabi, it means: “He is the One who forces His creation upon what He commands and upon what He has forbidden. In other words, whatever Allah wills, His will is executed.” The first meaning of Jabbaar is ‘Compeller,’ so whatever He wills is what happens. He is the One who implements His will.

AL Jabbar may have derived from the word ijbar which means subduing and coercing. Thus Allah the is the Compeller to Whom belongs glory and supremacy.

Al Ghazali defined the name Al Jabbar as “the One Whose will is carried out by force on everybody and no one’swill affect Him. He is the One Who controls everyone. No one can do Him any harm. Therefore the Absolute Compeller is Allah.

All creatures submit to the Power of Allah. If He wants something to be, He just issues His Command and it is:

Yassin 36: 82

Verily, His Command, when He intends a thing, is only that He says to it, “Be!” and it is! (82) 

Al Imran 3: 83

Do they seek other than the religion of Allâh (the true Islâmic Monotheism worshipping none but Allâh Alone), while to Him submitted all creatures in the heavens and the earth, willingly or unwillingly. And to Him shall they all be returned. (83)

b)     Secondly, it means ‘al ‘Aali fawqa khalqihi’, the One who is Exalted and High above His creation. In other words, He is the Greatest One. We said ‘nakhlatun jabbaarah’ is the tallest tree in the orchard. Allaah (swt) being al-Jabbaar is the Greatest and there is no one else who is greater than Him. He is the One who is Qawwiy, A’dheem (The Most Strong, The Most Great). He is the One who has ‘tawl’: He owns a lot and can give a lot. The Supreme Power and Authority belongs to Him Alone.

Al Jabbar means the Highest and the Most Supreme Over His Creatures

Allah is Higher and more Supreme than His creatures in His attributes and Compelling signs. He deserves highness and dominion.

c)      Thirdly, Jabbaar means ‘Al Muslih, the One who Reforms, the One who fixes the situation for His creation. When we find our resources to be incomplete, Allah (swt) completes them. When we are unable to reach our goals, Allah (swt) assists us. He is the One who amends the affairs of His creation. It means if a slave is unable to reach His goal, Al-Jabbaar will enable Him and provide Him with the sources to reach this goal.

Al jabbar is derived from the root word jabara which means to cause something to grow.

Thus Allah helps the poor, needy, oppressed and afflicted people. Allah relieves the pain and alleviate the distress of the sick people.

Insya Allah in our du’a we can call to Al Jabbar whenever we are in distress. May Allah always protect us.

If Allah is Al-Jabbaar, what are we supposed to do?

1)      We must know that He is Al Jabbaar alone, and we cannot imitate Him. For many Names of Allah, we must act upon them in a way most suitable for us. Allah is Ar-Rahman (The Entirely Merciful) so we should have mercy on others.

However, because Allah is Al-Jabbaar it does not mean we become jabbaar. Why? Because He has told us to not be jabbaar and He does not like those who are arrogant.

From Surat Ibrahim we learn:

وَاسْتَفْتَحُوا وَخَابَ كُلُّ جَبَّارٍ عَنِيدٍ

“And they requested victory from Allah, and disappointed, [therefore], was every obstinate tyrant.” (Qur’an, Ibrahim 14:15)

Similarly, Allah says:

كَذَٰلِكَ يَطْبَعُ اللَّهُ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ قَلْبِ مُتَكَبِّرٍ جَبَّارٍ

‘Thus does Allah seal over every heart [belonging to] an arrogant tyrant.” (Qur’an, 40:35)

So whoever is jabbaar, it leads to their heart being sealed and his ultimate loss in this life and the next.

From a hadith in Sahih Bukhari, we learn that hellfire is for the jabbaareen, those who are jabbaar, Hellfire said: ‘I have been given the privilege of receiving the arrogant and the tyrants.’

We may think that we are not oppressive, and that such a title only belongs to the rulers who kill people and commit injustice, but we are also jabbaar sometimes. In the context of Isa (as), it is said he was righteous towards his mother and he was not a jabbaar (disobedient). So jabbaar means ‘one who is forceful against his parents’ in this context; i.e., when parents tell their child to do something and the child doesn’t listen. Jabbaar is not just a mighty tyrannical ruler, but jabbaarcan be any person who refuses to obey, harms and hurts other people and does not listen to the authority. The first lesson for us is that we are ‘ebaad (servants) and we should recognize ourselves as ‘ebaadAllah (servants of Allah).

2)      The second lesson we learn is that if someone is unable to reach their goals, they find constriction in time and ability. We should ask Al-Jabbaar to fix our deficiencies. When we are unable to achieve a goal and find ourselves weak and when we find ourselves in a mess, we should ask for the help of Al-Jabbaar who will make up all of the deficiencies.

Allah showed His slaves the path to faith and the path to disbelief

The compulsion relates to Allah’s Management of the universe. In the religious matter, however, Allah legislated to His slaves whatever pleases Him without compelling them to carry out anything of them.

He commanded them to do certain things and asked them to avoid others. Whoever obeys Allah’s Commands shall go to Paradise and whoever disobeys shall be thrown to Hell.

Al Kahf 18: 29

And say: “The truth is from your Lord.” Then whosoever wills, let him believe, and whosoever wills, let him disbelieve. Verily, We have prepared for the Zâlimûn (polytheists and wrong-doers), a Fire whose walls will be surrounding them (disbelievers in the Oneness of Allâh). And if they ask for help (relief, water) they will be granted water like boiling oil, that will scald their faces. Terrible is the drink, and an evil Murtafaq (dwelling, resting place)! (29)

Ash Shams 91: 7-10

And by Nafs (Adam or a person or a soul), and Him Who perfected him in proportion; (7) Then He showed him what is wrong for him and what is right for him; (8) 

Indeed he succeeds who purifies his ownself (i.e. obeys and performs all that Allâh ordered, by following the true Faith of Islâmic Monotheism and by doing righteous good deeds). (9) And indeed he fails who corrupts his ownself (i.e. disobeys what Allâh has ordered by rejecting the true Faith of Islâmic Monotheism or by following polytheism or by doing every kind of evil wicked deeds) (10)

Du`a’s with this Name

a)      In between the two sajdahs, there is the du`a’:

Allahumma-ighfirlee warhamnee wahdini warhamnee wajburnee wa ‘aafinee warzuqnee warfa’nee, 
‘O Allah, forgive me, have mercy upon me, guide me, enrich me, give me health, grant me sustenance and raise my rank.’

Jabr in this duaa does not mean to compel, but rather it means ‘fix my situation’, in the meaning of muslih (reformer).  Remember we explain that Jabr can alsoo mean fix something broken.

b)     There is a sahih hadith in Abu Dawood that mentions a du`a’ that the Prophet ﷺ would recite in sujood and ruku’:

Subhana dhil jabaroot wal malakoot wal kibriyaa’i wal ‘athamah.

Glorified is the the One who possesses jabaroot- which means greatness and power here, wal malakoot is all of His dominion, wal kibriyaa’ and the greatness, wal ‘athamah, and the grandness. (‘How perfect He is, The Possessor of total power, sovereignty, magnificence and grandeur.’)

We should write these du`a’s down and memorize them, so we may benefit from them.

Why are these du`a’s mentioned in sajdah? We are most close to Allah in sujood and mentioning His Greatness expresses our humility.

So Allah (swt) is Al-Jabbaar: The One who Compels, The One who Reforms and The One who is Great.

 

Taken from

1. The perfect names of Allah -Dr Umar S. Al Ashqar

2. A good article on Al Jabbar by sister Amatullah. May Allah bless her

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Allah Al Aziz the All Mighty, The Self Sufficient

Allah says that he is Al Aziz that is He is the All Mighty

وَإِنَّ رَبَّكَ لَهُوَ ٱلۡعَزِيزُ ٱلرَّحِيمُ
And verily, your Lord! He is truly the All-Mighty, the Most Merciful. (Al Shuara 26: 9)

شَهِدَ ٱللَّهُ أَنَّهُ ۥ لَآ إِلَـٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ وَٱلۡمَلَـٰٓٮِٕكَةُ وَأُوْلُواْ ٱلۡعِلۡمِ قَآٮِٕمَۢا بِٱلۡقِسۡطِ‌ۚ لَآ إِلَـٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ ٱلۡعَزِيزُ ٱلۡحَڪِيمُ (١٨)

Allâh bears witness that Lâ ilâha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He), and the angels, and those having knowledge (also give this witness); (He always) maintains His creation in Justice. Lâ ilâh illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He), the All-Mighty, the All-Wise. (Al Imran 3: 18)

فَٱعۡلَمُوٓاْ أَنَّ ٱللَّهَ عَزِيزٌ حَڪِيمٌ (٢٠٩
then know that Allâh is All-Mighty, All-Wise Al Baqarah 2: 209

Al Aziz is Allah’s names that indicates – POWER and HIGHNESS.

Who other would have power and honour and glory except Allah?

All power and honour and glory belong to Him.

Allah has asked whoever desires honour and glory to request this only from Him

Fatir 35: 10

Whosoever desires honour, (power and glory) then to Allâh belong all honour, power and glory [and one can get honour, power and glory only by obeying and worshipping Allâh (Alone)].

Honour will be achieved by believing in Allah and submitting to Him, relying on Him and seeking His Protection.

Munafiqoon 63: 8

But honour, power and glory belong to Allâh, and to His Messenger (Muhammad SAW), and to the believers, but the hypocrites know not. (8)

Those who seek power and honour from other than Allah are fools and ignorant. Because these are just transient sources of powers. Who do not have the true ultimate power and be sure that those who seek honour from others while disobeying Allah, Allah will dishonour him and reap his honour from people.

Seekers of Protection from the Enemies of Allah – Shall not get Honour, Glory and Power.

The hypocrites at the time of Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alaihi wasalam took disbelievers as their protectors and their supporters. They wanted honor, power and glory. But all of these belong to Allah only.

Allah says in Suratun Nisa’ 4: 138-139

Give to the hypocrites the tidings that there is for them a painful torment. (138) Those who take disbelievers for Auliyâ’ (protectors or helpers or friends) instead of believers, do they seek honour, power and glory with them? Verily, then to Allâh belongs all honour, power and glory. (139)

Those who are deceived and enchanted by the power of disbelievers should return to Allah, who is the real sources of honor and power. We Muslims are humiliated – no Glory, no real power and no honour, because many of us are seeking help from other than Allah. Thus Allah dishonour us! Allah Musta’an.

Feeling Sad – Allah is with Us

There are times when we go around the internet for example or anywhere, we will read some bad comments criticising Islam and Muslims. This is a struggle for most of us to hear their threats, curses and criticism. Truly honour, glory and power belong to Allah alone.

Allah comforted the prophet sallallahu alaihi wasalam

Yunus 10: 65

And let not their speech grieve you (O Muhammad SAW), for all power and honour belong to Allâh. He is the All-Hearer, the All-Knower. (65)

Indeed victory is from Allah

Al Imran 3: 126
Allâh made it not but as a message of good news for you and as an assurance to your hearts. And there is no victory except from Allâh, the All-Mighty, the All-Wise. (126)

Honour, Power and Glory of Allah Comes with His Wisdom and Mercy

Allah’s name Al Aziz has been associated with the name Al hakim (the All Wise) in the Quran.

Al Maidah 5: 118
وَإِن تَغۡفِرۡ لَهُمۡ فَإِنَّكَ أَنتَ ٱلۡعَزِيزُ ٱلۡحَكِيمُ
and if You forgive them, verily You, only You are the All¬Mighty, the All¬Wise.” (118)

AL Anfal 8: 49
وَمَن يَتَوَڪَّلۡ عَلَى ٱللَّهِ فَإِنَّ ٱللَّهَ عَزِيزٌ حَڪِيمٌ۬ (٤٩)
But whoever puts his trust in Allâh, then surely, Allâh is All-Mighty, All-Wise

An Naml 8: 49
يَـٰمُوسَىٰٓ إِنَّهُ ۥۤ أَنَا ٱللَّهُ ٱلۡعَزِيزُ ٱلۡحَكِيمُ
O Mûsa (Moses)! Verily! It is I, Allâh, the All-Mighty, the All-Wise

Allah join these names together to indicate that Allah’s Power and Glory are governed by His Wisdom and Justice. Unlike some of us who have power and practice his worldly power without any wisdom nor justice altogether.

Power and Glory with Allah’s Mercy
Al Shuara 26: 9
وَإِنَّ رَبَّكَ لَهُوَ ٱلۡعَزِيزُ ٱلرَّحِيمُ
And verily, your Lord! He is truly the All-Mighty, the Most Merciful

The combination of Power and Mercy indicate that Allah is Merciful in His Power and Glory. Had His power been free of Mercy, this indicates a defect in His power..

Glorify Allah

As Saffat 37: 180-182

سُبۡحَـٰنَ رَبِّكَ رَبِّ ٱلۡعِزَّةِ عَمَّا يَصِفُونَ (١٨٠) وَسَلَـٰمٌ عَلَى ٱلۡمُرۡسَلِينَ (١٨١) وَٱلۡحَمۡدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ ٱلۡعَـٰلَمِينَ (١٨٢)
Glorified is your Lord, the Lord of Honour and Power! (He is free) from what they attribute unto Him! (180) And peace be on the Messengers! (181) And all the praises and thanks are to Allâh, Lord of the ‘Alamîn (mankind, jinn and all that exists). (182)

Reference
1. The Perfect names of Allah – Dr. Umar S. al Ashqar

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