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The Name of Allah – Al ‘Aleem العليم [Part 9]

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The Name العليم Al- ‘Aleem is profusely mentioned in the context of good deeds. This is in order to encourage  people to perfect the good deeds they perform. Many people may perform good deeds such as charity, but do not perfect it due to the fact that they are heedless that Allah knows about their deeds.

Allah uses the Name العليم Al ‘Aleem  in the context of encouraging us to spend, perform Jihad, and also in the context of repentance,  as mentioned previously. 

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Importance of Seeking Knowledge (featuring Allaah’s Name: Al-‘Aleem)

One of Allah’s Names is الرزاق (The Provider). Allah has two types of رزق (provision):

  1.  General
  2.  Special

Of the special رزق  – provision of Allah for His servants is beneficial knowledge. Allah is the One who grants the knowledge of Him to whomever He wills; not just anyone. We have to ask Allah to increase us in this special provision.

We are acquiring knowledge to establish Tawheed of Allah, which is the purpose behind our creation on earth.

Allah said in Surah Adh-Dhariyat [51:56]:

And I (Allah) created not the jinns and humans except they should worship Me (Alone).”

The Scholars said that يعبدون means يوحدون (To single Allah out with Tawheed).

This is the goal that should occupy us day and night. There should be no moment in our lives free of worshiping Allah alone. This means that we should perpetually worship Allah with the actions of our heart.
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