"And remind, for indeed, the reminder benefits the believers."
(Al-Quran 51:55)

Thursday, 2 January 2014

Ar-Rahman - The Compassionate

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu!

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

"Say: 'He is the All-Merciful'"

Rahman is a special intensive form derived from rahma (mercy). In human beings, rahma means 'tenderness of the heart'. Yet, when attributed to Allah, it means 'granting blessings and warding off evil, through grace, condescension and beneficence'.

For this reason, Rahman, like the Name Allah, is not applied to any but God.

Allah's mercy in this world is general: given to the believer and the non-believer. He provides for them and gives them health and what they ask for. 

"We bestow Our mercy on whoever We will, and shall never deny the righteous their reward".

"Allah created 100 mercies, then He put one of them among His creatures by which they love one another, and Allah has the other 99".

We must always ask for Allah's mercy and grace, and call Him by this name; our deeds by themselves, do not qualify us to go to Jannah.

Also, we ought to begin any important action after saying these words:

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Believers are merciful to all creatures. A man was forgiven all his sins when he drew water out of a well in his shoe and gave it to a very thirsty dog.

Have compassion for all of Allah's creatures.


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