Since knowledge is a common attribute of Allah and the Creation, how do we establish Tawheed with regards to it?
To establish Tawheed, we have to single Allah out in that attribute and negate it from others. But since knowledge is a common attribute of Allah and the Creation, we have to attribute Perfect complete knowledge to Allah and attribute deficient knowledge to the creation. We need to compare the knowledge of the creation to the knowledge of Allah in order to know how to make Tawheed.
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Allah’s Name العليم implies the attribute of العلم (Knowledge). Allah is attributed with having knowledge, and the creation also has knowledge. How can we single Allah out with this attribute? Last week’s post introduced us to the difference between Allah’s Knowledge and creation’s knowledge with evidences from the Qur’an. This week we look further into understanding where we stand with our deficient knowledge, and the reality of the creation’s knowledge. Read the rest of this entry
Attaining Taqwa by knowing Allaah by His Name Al ‘Aleem
We, as believers want to attain Taqwa because Allah has prepared Paradise for Al-Muttaqeen – the pious.
What is Taqwa?
The Prophet ﷺ pointed to his chest three times and said:
“Taqwa is here” [Muslim]
When asked about Taqwa, Talq bin Habib said: Read the rest of this entry
Allah’s Name العليم implies the attribute of العلم (Knowledge). Allah is attributed with having knowledge, and the creation also has knowledge. How can we single Allah out with this attribute?
- We affirm perfect and comprehensive knowledge to Allah
- We affirm deficient knowledge to the creation
- We negate any deficiency in the knowledge of Allah (ignorance, forgetfulness, etc.)
Allah affirmed perfect comprehensive knowledge to Himself in many verses in the Qur’an, for example: Read the rest of this entry
Allah made 4 months sacred in the year: Rajab, Dhul-Qa’dah, Dhul-Hijjah, and Muharram. The Arabs used to magnify these months during the Days of Ignorance and they stop fighting and killing. Even if a man saw the killer of his father he woul would d not seek to retaliate. In Surat at-Tawbah [9:36], Allah says:
“Verily, the number of months with Allah is twelve months (in a year). It was so ordained by Allah on the Day when He created the heavens and the earth. Of them four are Sacred, (i.e. the 1st, 7th, 11th and 12th months of the Islamic calendar). That is the right religion, so do not wrong yourselves during them. And fight against the Mushrikun (polytheists, pagans, idolaters, disbelievers in the Oneness of Allah) collectively, as they fight against you collectively. But know that Allah is with those who are Al-Muttaqun.”
Let us not wrong ourselves by committing sins, because sins in this month are more grievous in punishment, and good deeds are multiplied. Read the rest of this entry
Read Part 1 of this post: Purification of the Heart’s Sicknesses using the Name of Allah: Al ‘Aleem
It is from man’s nature to love to be praised. Allah created us with this. But instead of seeking the praise of Allah, some people tend to direct it to other than Allah.
The love for praise and showing off are sickness of the heart. This post talks about some of the remedies that those suffering from this sickness can follow in order to be healed from it completely. Read the rest of this entry