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The Last Verses of Surat Al-Hashr (Part 2)

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The greatest matter in the Qur’an is the news of Allaah. The Qur’an was not revealed except to tell us who Allaah is, in order that we worship Him. Therefore, we should draw special attention to the verses and Surahs that describe Allaah.

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Purification of the Heart’s Sicknesses using the Name of Allah: Al ‘Aleem

The Scholars said that the Name Al -‘Aleem العليم  is the greatest warner and admonisher. It is mentioned about 150 times in the Qur’an.

If you know the meaning of this Name, it will purify your heart from sicknesses. Allah mentions in 11 verses in the Qur’an, that He is “عليم بذات الصدور”; which means that Allah knows what is in the breast. The breast (heart) encompasses our beliefs, wills, intentions, and resolutions, as well as the sicknesses of the heart; and Allah knows about it all in detail. No heart beats for the blink of an eye (i.e. nothing is missed), but Allah knows about that movement, whether that movement was for Him or for other than Him. We have to keep watch over our hearts. Read the rest of this entry

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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The Name of Allah – Al ‘Aleem العليم [Part 8]

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 The Meaning of the Name العليم

Sheikh Abdur-Razzaq Al-Badr حفظه الله said:

  • Allah mentioned the Vastness of His Knowledge ذكر سبحانه سعة علمه:

For example, in Surah Ta-Ha [20:98]:

“Your Ilah (God) is only Allah, the One (La ilaha illa Huwa) (none has the right to be worshipped but He). He has full knowledge of all things.”

  • Allah’s Knowledge Encompasses Everything; Nothing escapes His Knowledge ذكر سبحانه إحاطة علمه بكل شيء

For example, in Surah Aal-Imran [3:120]:

If a good befalls you, it grieves them, but if some evil overtakes you, they rejoice at it. But if you remain patient and become Al-Muttaqun, not the least harm will their cunning do to you. Surely, Allah surrounds all that they do.”

  • Allah’s Knowledge encompasses the Secret and Open, the Unseen and Witnessed Matters. ذكر تبارك و تعالى إحاطة علمه بالسرائر و المعلنات و الغيب و الشهادة
  • Allah Knows all that is in the Heavens and Earth   ذكر سبحانه علمه بما في السماوات و الأرض
  • Allah Knows the The Keys of the Unseen, and none knows it except Him  ذكر سبحانه اختصاصه بمفاتح الغيب، فلا يعلمها إلا هو

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The Name of Allah – Al ‘Aleem العليم [Part 3]

One of the Noble Names of Allah is Al-‘Aleem; which Allah mentioned in over 150 verses in the Qur’an. This Name implies the Attribute of العلم (Knowledge) which is a صفة ذاتية (Intrinsic Attribute); Allah has always been attributed with Knowledge, and will always be attributed with it. It is an eternal attribute which never stops at any moment or any time.

Allah created the creation, and He Knows about His creation.

Surah Al-Baqarah Verse 29

هُوَ الَّذِي خَلَقَ لَكُم مَّا فِي الْأَرْضِ جَمِيعًا ثُمَّ اسْتَوَىٰ إِلَى السَّمَاءِ فَسَوَّاهُنَّ سَبْعَ سَمَاوَاتٍ ۚ وَهُوَ بِكُلِّ شَيْءٍ عَلِيمٌ

He it is Who created for you all that is on earth. Then He Istawa (rose over) towards the heaven and made them seven heavens and He is the All-Knower of everything.

As As-Sa’di mentioned:  In many verses in the Qur’an, Allah connected His Creation with His Knowledge, to emphasize that He Created everything and knows about everything He Created. It is impossible that Allah created something and does not know about it. He Knows what benefits His Creation and He accordingly set laws for us.

How can we judge Allah, His Actions and Laws with our deficient minds? This is due to lack of belief in Allah’s Name العليم, and this is what is happening nowadays.

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