Category Archives: The Name of Allaah Ar-Rubb

The evidence of the importance of Knowing Allaah by His Names and Attributes according to the Qur’an and the Sunnah. Explanation of the Name Ar-Rubb and examples on how to act upon this name in our lives.

The Name of Allaah: Al-Malik Al-Mulk (Part 2)

The Name Al Malik Al Mulk is derived from the word “ملك”, “يمْلك”, “مِلْك” (To possess a thing and have full authority over its disposal). The name Al-Malik is mentioned in the Qur’an in five positions in the Qur’an which were explained in part 1 of this article.

Part 2 picks off from the Meaning of the name Al- Malik, Al Maleek with regards to Allaah.

Shaikh ‘Abdur-Razzaq Al-Badr said in his book “Fiqh Al-Asmaa”:

و هذان الإسمان دالان على أن الله سبحانه ذوالملك، أي المالك لجميع الأشياء المتصرف فيها بلا ممانعة و لا مدافعة،

These two Names (Al-Malik, Al-Maleek) indicate that Allaah is the Owner of the whole dominion; i.e. the Owner of all things Who has full power over them without resistance or hindrance.

و الملك يرجع إلى أمور ثلاثة:

And His Kingship goes back to three matters:

Whenever you hear Allaah Al-Malik, remember that is related to the following three matters:

1) Matters related to His Attributes

2) Matters related to those whom He Owns

3) His relationship and dealings with those whom He Owns Read the rest of this entry


Knowing Our Rabb (Part-3)

Narrated Abu Hurairah that Allah’s Messenger said,

“Allah has ninety-nine Names, one-hundred less one; and he who Ahsaaha (memorized them all by heart, believed in their meanings, and acted accordingly) will enter Paradise.”

Something similar has been narrated by Muslim. Read the rest of this entry

Knowing Our Rabb (Part-2): Where is Allah?

A valid question

Some think that asking “Where is Allah?” is wrong. They think that asking this is the same as asking what Allah is like or when did He begin. It is true that we cannot ask about the nature of Allah or when He began, because the human mind is incapable of comprehending the real essence and attributes of Allah and how they are. Read the rest of this entry

Knowing Your Rabb (Part 1)


To fulfill the true form of worship and servitude and attain the proper direction in our worship, we have to know the One Whom we are worshipping and directing our worship toward – we have to know the Attributes that He has. Allah has described Himself in His Noble Book with Attributes that He wants us to know and attribute Him with, so that our worship of Him can be proper and as complete as we can make it. If we have correct knowledge and understanding of Allah’s Names and Attributes, then we will never turn to anyone else or direct any form of worship to anyone other than Allah. Read the rest of this entry