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The Name of Allaah: Allaah (Part 2)

The Meaning of the Name الله: 

The best and most concise explanation of this Name is as narrated by Ibn ‘Abbaas (Radia-Allaahu ‘anhuma).

He said:

الله ذو الألوهية و العبودية على خلقه أجمعين

Allaah is the Owner of divinity and worship over all His creation

This meaning of the Name is comprised of two parts:

One part pertains to Allaah and the second part pertains to the slave.

ذو الألوهية  و العبودية على خلقة أجمعين

ذوا —  Owner (صاحب)

الألوهية — The one who deserves to be loved and magnified most Read the rest of this entry

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The Name of Allaah: Allaah (Part 1)

The noblest knowledge is the knowledge about Allaah and the greatest verse in the Qur’an is Ayat al-Kursi because it talks about Allaah. Surat al-Ikhlas is equal to one third of the Qur’an because it tells you who Allaah is. Allaah honored His Messenger Muhammad ﷺ by teaching Him about His noble self, and the Messenger ﷺ taught us. 

If people are abandoning the noblest knowledge, then what are they acquiring? If they are acquiring knowledge related to the Dunya and are ignoring to learn about who Allaah is, what will their degrees or worldly knowledge benefit them on the Day of Judgment? If a person does not know who Allaah is, but is an expert in mathematics, how will he say “my Lord is Allaah” in his grave, whilst he does not know who Allaah is? The first question a person will be asked in his grave is: “Who is your Lord?” And the believer will answer: “ربي الله” (My Lord is Allaah).

We have to know Allaah by His Names, Attributes, and Actions. These are all included in the answer: ربي الله (My Lord is Allaah). This is a very concise answer, which if a person answers with, he is considered a successful person with Allaah. His grave will turn into a bed from Paradise; it will be made vast for him, and a window to Paradise will be opened for him. 

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