Category Archives: The Names of Allaah: Al Hayy, Al Qayoom
Ayat-ul-Kursi is the greatest verse in the Qur’an. In it Allah introduces His noble self to us. No one deserves to be worshipped except Him because He is Al-Hayy, Al-Qayoom. Everything in this universe will die, except Him. No slumber or sleep overtakes Him, His life is perfect. Everything in the heavens and earth belongs to Him. No one can intercede with Him without His permission. Allah knows everything we did, we are doing and what will be our state in the future. We don’t know anything about His knowledge, except what He teaches His Prophets and Messengers.
His footstool extends over the heavens and earth, this indicates Allah’s greatness.
No fatigue touches Him in preserving the heavens and earth. Be at rest, don’t worry. Allah is taking care of you and everything. He is the Most High and Great.
Continuation of Studying Surat Al-Baqarah
Ayat-ul-Kursi is the greatest verse in the whole Qur’an, it talks about Allah’s greatness, highness, and perfect attributes. It discusses almost 27 names and attributes of Allah.
Ayat-ul-Kursi talks about our belief in Allah.
Bani Isra’eel refused to follow the commands and were stubborn when they were commanded to slaughter the cow. They didn’t give Allah His due right and showed stubbornness and didn’t submit to the command of Allah. They had no belief in Allah that would have made them submit.
It’s important to study this verse so that it will increase our faith and belief in Allah.
Continuation of Studying Surat Al-Baqarah
Ayat ul Kursi comes in the context of Jihad as well as spending (From verses 246-255).
It consists of ten sentences
1) الله لا اله الا هو – “Allah – there is no deity except Him”
This sentence talks about Allah whom we worship alone with utmost love and magnification. No one deserves to be worshipped other than Him, as no one has perfect attributes except Him. No one deserves our hearts’ attachment except Him. He is the قبلة of our hearts.
Continuation of the general study of Surat Al-Baqarah:
The theme of Surat Al-Baqarah is ‘Succession on the earth’ – Khilafah.
In the beginning of the Surah, Allah talks about the three categories of people, namely- the Believers, Disbelievers and Hypocrites.
The first command in the Qur’an is in Verse 21 to 22 of Surat Al-Baqarah, it is to worship Allah alone without associating any partners with him in worship.
Continuation of the Hadith:
Abu Said Al-Khudri narrated that Some Ansari persons asked for (something) from Allah’s Apostle (sallAllahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) and he gave them. They again asked him for (something) and he again gave them. And then they asked him and he gave them again till all that was with him finished. And then he said ”If I had anything, I would not keep it away from you. (Remember) Whoever abstains from asking others, Allah will make him contented, and whoever tries to make himself self-sufficient, Allah will make him self-sufficient. And whoever remains patient, Allah will make him patient. Nobody can be given a blessing better and greater than patience.”
“And whoever remains patient, Allah will make him patient.” After Fajr prayer many people hurry back to sleep, although this is a very important time during the day. Here you can show patience and stay awake, read Qur’an and remember Allah. Try to repel your desire to sleep. Remind yourself of the reward of patience.
Continuation of The Impacts of Allah’s Qayoomiyah.
Surat Ar-Ra’d Verse 33
أَفَمَنْ هُوَ قَائِمٌ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ نَفْسٍ بِمَا كَسَبَتْ ۗ وَجَعَلُوا لِلَّهِ شُرَكَاءَ قُلْ سَمُّوهُمْ ۚ أَمْ تُنَبِّئُونَهُ بِمَا لَا يَعْلَمُ فِي الْأَرْضِ أَم بِظَاهِرٍ مِّنَ الْقَوْلِ ۗ بَلْ زُيِّنَ لِلَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا مَكْرُهُمْ وَصُدُّوا عَنِ السَّبِيلِ ۗ وَمَن يُضْلِلِ اللَّهُ فَمَا لَهُ مِنْ هَادٍ
Then is He who is a maintainer of every soul, [knowing] what it has earned, [like any other]? But to Allah they have attributed partners. Say, “Name them. Or do you inform Him of that which He knows not upon the earth or of what is apparent of speech?” Rather, their [own] plan has been made attractive to those who disbelieve, and they have been averted from the way. And whomever Allah leaves astray – there will be for him no guide.
This verse has two meanings:-
1) Allah is the One who takes charge, guards, knows about every soul and what it has earned.
2) Allah will deal with every person according to what he has earned.
In Surat Ar-Ra’d Verse 1, Allah praises the Qur’an and in verse 2, He describes Himself, who sent down the Qur’an. Allah mentions all of some actions of His so that we will be certain of our meeting with Him.
Reflection makes a person increase in faith. Allah prepared rewards for those who reflect on these signs, and punishment for those who do not reflect and are heedless. Reflecting upon the creation should guide us to Allah.
In Verses 8-10 of this Surah, Allah also tells us about His attribute of knowledge.
When you know Allah, you will feel that He is enough for you. Even if you are alone, you will be fine. Allah is with you, taking care of you, protecting you, sufficing you.
Tawheed Ar-Ruboobiya can only be fulfilled by attributing every blessing to Allah alone and not letting the heart being turned to people or the means.
The purpose behind our creation is to fulfil Tawheed. You will never be able to fulfil it until you know about Allah.
We should know that Allah is the One providing for us, we sometimes tend to focus on the people who helped us, the medicine that cured us, etc. but in fact it’s only Allah who provides those means for us. Those who attribute the blessings to other than Him are called كافرين disbelievers.
The more you attribute the blessings to Allah the more you will perfect your Tawheed, as people may vary in their level of Tawheed. The detail of all the blessings we enjoy is mentioned in Surat Al- Nahl.
However, by nature we are in need. You could be a billionaire, but you’ll still be in need. By nature we are incapable, and weak. Why did Allah create us like this? In order that we resort to Him.