Category Archives: The Names of Allaah Al Qader, Al Qadeer and Al Muqtadeer

Allah’s Name Al Qaadir, Al Qadeer, Al Muqtadir (Part 14 – Last) Sunday 6th May 2012

Abu Hurayrah (Radhia Allaahu ‘anhu)  reports that the Prophet (Salla Allaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said: “…..and if something befalls you, then don’t say,’If I only would have done such and such,’ rather say, ‘Allâh ordained this and He does what He wills.’ [QadrAllaahu wa maa shaa’ fa’al] for verily the phrase ‘If I would have’ makes way for the work of the Devil.” (Saheeh Muslim)

There is good behind every calamity. And you may hate something but there is good in it for you. Do not open the gate for Shaytaan to put grief and sorrow in your heart. Repel the whispers and submit yourself to Allah!

There are many forms of saying ‘IF’. Some are permissible and others are forbidden (Haraam or Shirk)

Sheikh Muhammed bin Abdul Wahhab mentioned a chapter with the title, “What is the ruling of saying IF”: Read the rest of this entry

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Allah’s Name: Al Qaadir, Al Qadeer, Al Muqtadir (Part 13) – Sunday 29thApril 2012

Last week, we mentioned 3 impacts of believing in the Names of Allaah: Al Qaadir, Al Qadeer, Al Muqtadir.

This week we continue with a very important impact:

4- To strengthen the resolution of the slave when performing the good and strengthen his resolution to avoid committing the evil.

Abu Hurayrah (Radhia Allaahu ‘anhu)  reports that the Prophet (Salla Allaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said: “The strong believer is better and more beloved to Allaah than the weak believer, while there is good in both. Guard over that which benefits you, seek Allaah’s Assistance, and don’t lend yourself to things devoid of benefit, and if something befalls you, then don’t say,’If I only would have done such and such,’ rather say, ‘Allâh ordained this and He does what He wills.’ [QadrAllaahu wa maa shaa’ fa’al] for verily the phrase ‘If I would have’ makes way for the work of the Devil. (Saheeh Muslim)

The above hadeeth is related to the Tawheed and is a very comprehensive advice from the Prophet (Salla Allaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) to his Ummah. Read the rest of this entry

Allah’s Name: Al Qaadir, Al Qadeer , Al Muqtadir (Part 12) – 22nd April 2012

Last week’s post, we mentioned  3 stories in which the impact of Allah’s Ability can be seen. There are two more stories in Surat al Baqarah, which show Allah’s Great Ability:

  • Bani Israel asked Musa (‘alayhisalaam) boldly to see Allah face to face. Allah caused them to die to show them His Ability and then gave life to them again. This is one event in which Allah showed His Great Ability to the Israelites.
  • A group of people ran out of fear of death from a plague. Allah caused them to die and gave life to them once again. This event tells us that no precautions can prevent the Qadar of Allah; no matter what you do, if Allah wills something to happen it will happen.

Fruits of Believing in the Name Al Qaadir, Al Qadeer and Al Muqtadir:

1- Belief in the Qadar strengthens your reliance and Tawakkul.

On the authority of Abu ‘Abbas, ‘Abdullah the son of ‘Abbaas (radhia Allaahu ‘anhu), who said: “One day I was behind the Prophet (salla Allaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) [riding on the same mount] and he said to me:

“Young man, I shall teach you some of words [of advice]. Be mindful of Allaah, and Allaah will protect you. Be mindful of Allaah, and you will find Him in front of you. If you ask, ask of Allaah. If you seek help, seek help of Allaah. Know that if the Nation were to gather together to benefit you with anything, it would benefit you only with something that Allaah had already prescribed for you, and that if they gather together to harm you with anything, they would harm you only with something Allaah had already prescribed for you. The pens have been lifted and the pages have dried.” -related by at-Tirmidhi, who said it was a good and sound Hadith. Read the rest of this entry

Allah’s Names: Al Qadeer, Al Qaadir , Al Muqtadir (Part 11) – 15th April 2012

These names of Allah are one of the greatest names of Allah (Subhaanahu wa Ta’ala) and we have to live these names in our daily lives.

In Surat Al  Baqarah, Allah mentioned the impact of His ability, giving life to the dead in 3 stories.

  1. The story of the cow
  2. The story of the Donkey (Prophet Uzair (‘Alayhissallaam)
  3. Story of Ibrahim (‘Alayhisallaam) – when he asked Allah to give proof about giving life to the dead.

Allah (Subhanaahu waTa’ala) didn’t make himself unknown to us; He tells us about himself throughout the whole Quran.

Because of Allah’s Ability (Subhaanahu wa Ta’ala) , He already decreed everyone’s fate 50,000 years before the creation. Whoever believes in the decree of Allah (Subhanaahu wa Ta’ala), then his handhold is considered the trustworthy handhold but whoever doesn’t believe in the decree, then his Tawheed is broken. If you don’t believe in Allah then you deny one of his attributes of Asmaa-wa- Sifaat which in turn denies Allah. Read the rest of this entry

Name of Allah Al Qaadir, Al Qadeer & Al Muqtadir (Part 10) – 15th Jan. 2012

Four foundations (bases) in dealing with this worldly life are resulted from our belief in the Qadaa’ and Qadar by its four ranks:

This worldly abode is the abode of trial with which Allah (Subhanaahu wa Ta’ala) tests (tries) his creation with. He (Subhanaahu wa Ta’ala) tests us by making the end result hidden and unknown to us and the results from these trials comply (agree) with what Allah (Subhanaahu wa Ta’ala) has already decreed.

The evidence for this is the first two verses of Surat Al Mulk:

“Blessed be the in whose hand is the dominion; and He is able to do all things”

“Who has created death and life that He may test you which of you is best indeed  {who amongst you do the good deeds in the most perfect manners, that means to do them (deeds) totally for Allah’s sake and in accordance with the legal ways of prophet Muhammad (Salla Allaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam)}.”

We  are told repeatedly in the Qur’an that:

“Verily, we have made that which is on earth as an adornment for it, in order that we may test them (mankind) as to which of them are best in deeds.” [Al-Kahf 18:7] Read the rest of this entry

Name of Allah Al Qaadir, Al Qadeer & Al Muqtadir (Part 9) – 8th Jan. 2012

The people are divided into three groups when it comes to guidance.

Let us elaborate on this by using the Hadith of the Prophet (Salla Allaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam).

“The Prophet (Salla Allaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) was sitting in a Mosque with some people (giving a sermon). Three men came in. Two of them came infront of Allah’s Messenger (Salla Allaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) and the third one went away. The narrator added: The two persons kept on standing before Allah’s Messenger (Salla Allahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) (for a while) and then one of them found a place in the circle and sat there while the other sat behind them (the gathering). The third went away. When Allah’s Messenger (Salla Allaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) finished his preaching, he said, “Shall I tell you about these three people? One of them betook himself to Allah, so Allah took him into His Grace and Mercy and accommodated him. The second felt shy from Allah, so Allah sheltered him in His Mercy (and did not punish him). The third turned his face from Allah and went away, so Allah (Azza wa Jal) turned His Face from him (likewise).” [Al Bukhari] Read the rest of this entry

Name of Allah Al Qaadir, Al Qadeer & Al Muqtadeer (Part 8) – 1st Jan 2012

The relation between the guidance and misguidance with the will of Allah (Azza Wa Jal)

There are many texts in the Qur’an in which Allah (Subhanaahu wa Ta’ala) related the guidance with His Will, such as

Surat An An’am, Verse 125:

فَمَن يُرِدِ اللّهُ أَن يَهْدِيَهُ يَشْرَحْ صَدْرَهُ لِلإِسْلاَمِ وَمَن يُرِدْ أَن يُضِلَّهُ يَجْعَلْ صَدْرَهُ ضَيِّقاً

“And Whomsoever Allah wills to guide, He opens his breast to Islam, and Who so ever He wills to send astray, He makes his breast closed..”

Surat al-Muddath-thir, Verse 31:

كَذَلِكَ يُضِلُّ اللَّهُ مَن يَشَاءُ وَيَهْدِي مَن يَشَاءُ

“Thus Allah leads astray whom He wills and guides whom  He wills.” Read the rest of this entry

Name of Allah Al Qaadir, Al Qadeer & Al Muqtadeer (Part 7) – 25th Dec 2011

How to deal with the Qadar of Allah?

1-No one is able to do something which Allah has not created or willed  to happen.

2- The disbelief and sins occur by Allah’s will but their occurrence does not indicate Allah’s love for it but it is meant for another purpose.

Therefore Evil is not attributed to Allah’s Action, because whatever Allah (Subhanaahu wa Ta’ala) pre-ordained, it is good in reality even if it looks evil.

For example, Sickness: if it befalls some one, it may be evil for him but from the aspect of Allah’s action, it is good. How? Read the rest of this entry