The Name of Allah Al Qaadir, Al Qadeer & Al Muqtadeer (Part 4) – Sunday 4th Dec 2011
Posted by Enlightenment into Islam Center
In the previous summaries, we explained the verses where Allah’s Name Al Qaadir is mentioned. Today we will explain the Name of Allah Al Qaadir from the Sunnah.
The Name al-Qaadir is affirmed in authentic narrations, such as the following Hadith reported by Al- Bukhari
Anas (Radia Allaahu ‘anhu) narrated: A man said, “O Allah’s Prophet! Will Allah gather a disbeliever (prone) on his face on the Day of Resurrection?” He (Salla Allaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said: “Will not the One Who made him walk on his feet in this world, be able to make him walk on his face on the Day of Resurrection?” (Qatadah, asub narrator said “Yes, by the power of Our Lord”) [Al-Bukhari]
Allah (Subhanaahu wa Ta’ala) says in Surat al-Ma’arij, Verse 40, 41:
فَلَا أُقْسِمُ بِرَبِّ الْمَشَارِقِ وَالْمَغَارِبِ إِنَّا لَقَادِرُونَ
عَلَى أَن نُّبَدِّلَ خَيْراً مِّنْهُمْ وَمَا نَحْنُ بِمَسْبُوقِينَ
“So I swear by the Lord of [all] risings and settings that indeed We are able”
“To replace them with better than them; and We are not to be outdone.”
This is a regulation of their false claim of rejecting the Day of Judgement.
- They already witnessed the greatness of Allah’s power in what is more convincing than the Day of Judgement, that is the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the subjection of the creatures in them, the animals, the inanimate objects and other types of creatures that exist. and made the east and the west
- Allah (Subhanaahu wa Ta’ala) swears by the east and the west, because the sun has a new rising point everyday (from east to west).
Verse 41, has two meanings:
- Allah is Able to replace them on the Day of Resurrection, Allah will bring them back to life in bodies that are better than these bodies that they have now. For verily, Allah’s Power is suitable (Able) to do that.
وَمَا نَحْنُ بِمَسْبُوقِينَ
“and We are not to be outdone.”
They think that we are Unable [unable to assemble his bones, We are Able to put together his bones in perfect order]
- Ibn Jarir and others said that the meaning of verse 41 is: We are Able to replace them by (other) nation better than them, who will obey us and not disobey. Allah (Subhanaahu wa Ta’ala) says in Surat Muhammad, Verse 38:
وَإِن تَتَوَلَّوْا يَسْتَبْدِلْ قَوْماً غَيْرَكُمْ ثُمَّ لَا يَكُونُوا أَمْثَالَكُمْ
“And if you turn away, He will replace you with another people; then they will not be the likes of you.”
NOTE: Ibn Katheer (Rahimahullaah) said: “However, the first interpretation is more obvious since the other Ayat support that. And Allah knows best.”
These verses comprises of threat from Allah (Subhanaahu wa Ta’ala). Allah is swearing by the sunsets and sunrises, in which there is evidence of Allah’s Power, and Ability on Resurrecting the creation and replacing those who deny, disbelieve.
No one is Able to prevent us or make us fail in doing them (in re-creating them). Allah says in Surat al Ma’arij, Verse 38:
“So leave them to converse vainly and amuse themselves until they meet their Day which they are promised”
If one will not be fit (eligible) to preserve this religion by supporting it or by following it, being steadfast on it, by being sincere, by ones behavior, Allah may replace him with one who are better than him, not like him.
Allah (Subhanaahu wa Ta’ala) said also in Surat al-Ma’idah, Verse 54:
يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ مَن يَرْتَدَّ مِنكُمْ عَن دِينِهِ فَسَوْفَ يَأْتِي اللّهُ بِقَوْمٍ يُحِبُّهُمْ وَيُحِبُّونَهُ أَذِلَّةٍ عَلَى الْمُؤْمِنِينَ أَعِزَّةٍ عَلَى الْكَافِرِينَ يُجَاهِدُونَ فِي سَبِيلِ اللّهِ وَلاَ يَخَافُونَ لَوْمَةَ لآئِمٍ
“O you who have believed, whoever of you should revert from his religion – Allah will bring forth [in place of them] a people He will love and who will love Him [who are] humble toward the believers, powerful against the disbelievers; they strive in the cause of Allah and do not fear the blame of a critic. That is the favor of Allah ; He bestows it upon whom He wills. And Allah is all-Encompassing and Knowing.”
We should not worry for the religion of Allah, Allah will keep and protect His Religion, He will guard it and support it. Bear in mind, when news about Judgement day comes from Allah and His Messenger (Salla Allaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) , the intellectual question should be rejected, and you should deal with them with belief.