12 December, 2016

Asma ul Husna- #47 Al Haafidh, #48 Al Hafeedh, #49 Al Haseeb, #50 As Samad, #51 Al Mawla , #52 Al Waliyy, #53 An Naseer, #54 As Sayyid, #55 Al Muqeet, #56 Al Qayyoom, #57 Ar Rabb

Al- Haafidh

The Protector

Al- Hafeedh

The Guardian, The Preserver

  • Intensive form of Al-Haafidh
  • He who preserves all things in a detail, and for a time preserves them from misfortune and calamity.
  • He is the One who knows to the most delicate, finest point everything that He has created, and He keeps it and protects it.
  • He is the One Who protects His slaves from destruction and calamity and disaster, as He says:
“For him (each person), there are angels in succession, before and behind him. They guard him by the Command of Allah” [al-Ra’d 13:11]
  • Allah is such a protector that he never forgets us. If we look at the creation of the world, there are many objects that are harmful to each other, but Allah has created his creation in such a way that they are protected from each other.
  • Look, Allah created us, and He has taken us under His protection with such a use of the Hafeedh attribute. He has put the most valuable part of you, your brain, into a box that is strong and does not break. He has given you a heart and lungs, and put these in such a box that when something bumps up against it, or when you fall, an elastic cage that does not break protects it. These are all the characteristics of the Hafeedh.

Al- Haseeb

The All Sufficient.

  • Most comprehensively considered meaning of “Al-Haseeb” is the Sufficient; the master you can count on or depend on, and there is no one as sufficient as He is; If you depend on the most powerful person in this world, he may die when you are in great need of him, or he may change suddenly without any reason, or he may neglect you.
  • You may depend or rely on someone who loves you, but he is weak, and cannot save you from what you are involved in. You may depend on a powerful person, but he does not love you, and you may depend on a powerful person who loves you, but you cannot reach him
  • “Haseeb” is the honorable, the one who has the qualities of perfection, beauty and grace
  • “Al-Haseeb” is the one whom every honor in this universe ends with Him.
  • Some scholars said: “Al-Haseeb is the one who suffices with His favor, and removes trouble with His might”, and it was said: “He is the one Who fulfills needs when asked, and if He judges in a case, confirms and executes it”, and it was said: “He is the one Who counts your breath and removes agony with His favor.”
  • No matter how people gather to hurt you, and trap you into pain, saying: (hasbiyallahu wani’mal wakeel) “God is sufficient for me, and He is the best disposer of affairs (for me)”, you are much stronger than them with God: {O Prophet (Mohammad)! Allah is Sufficient for you and for the believers who follow you.} (Al-Anfal 8: 64)
God says: "And whosoever fears Allah and keeps his duty to Him, He will make a way for him to get out (from every difficulty), And He will provide him from (sources) he never could imagine. And whosoever puts his trust in Allah, then He will suffice him. Verily, Allah will accomplish his purpose. Indeed Allah has set a measure for all things" (At-Talaq 65:  2-3)

As- Samad

The Perfect Lord and Master Upon Whom All of the Creation Depends, The Eternal Refuge

  • Sometimes we just don’t know where to turn. We have needs and we also have aspirations, wants and hopes. We get confused. Sometimes we just need someone to talk to. Sometimes we need shelter from the storm. And this is why Allah is as-Samad (the Eternal).
  • In the dictionary Samad is defined as the eternal; to remain unaffected or unchanged; to intend or turn to; something that is solid, with no holes or emptiness inside; and the ultimate Master who is obeyed.
  • Thus Allah is the One who we turn to for both our needs and desires and who is our ultimate goal, because fundamentally He is the Master, the Eternal, the One who remains firm and unchanged – so who else can we turn to?
  • Allah has chosen this Name so that His servants would turn to Him, because they know that He is the One who does not waver and is there for His servants to turn to, for ALL of their needs.
  • May we always turn to as-Samad for all of our needs.

Al- Mawla

The Patron Lord, The Master & Protector

...Allah is your Protector . And He is the best of helpers. (Surah Al ‘Imran, 3:150)
  • A believer knows that everyone and everything owes its existence to Allah, the Master of the Kingdom, for He sustains all beings and can end their existence at any time He wills. 
  • For this reason, Allah is a believer's sole friend and the only One Who can keep him or her far from sorrow or trouble. After all, our Lord's help and support is always with each believer. 
  • In return for this attitude, Allah sends down His serenity.( Surat at-Tawba, 9:26)

Al- Waliyy

The Guardian Lord, The Protecting Friend. 

  • One who is Helper, Protector and Lord. 
  • The One who is lovingly supportive. 
  • The One who is the protecting friend. 
  • The One who guards and rules all of creation. 
  • The One who lovingly guides
  • Allah is the Guardian of His servants. A good servant of Allah is also a friend of His. The Exalted One has said, “Surely the friends of Allah shall have no fear, nor shall they grieve” (Quran, 10:62). 
  • Allah is our sole protector. Throughout our lives we seek to find people to rely on, forgetting the one and only, who is the one and only who can protect us and guard us. 
  • Allah is the one and only protector. The more we depend on people for our happiness, the more unhappy we become, only through Allah’s remembrance do hearts find ease. Only Allah can start or stop, only Allah can defend and protect.

An- Naseer

The Helper,The Supporter,The defender,The Ally,The Protector

"We supported them , and so they were the victors." (Surat as-Saffat, 37:116)
  • Allah is our sole helper and guardian. In all difficulties and situations, believers ask for His help and He accepts their call. In order to establish justice, acquire property and recover from an illness so that they could pursue Allah’s good pleasure, the Prophets turned to Allah alone. In return, He answered their sincere calls and guided them at all times. Allah promises the following in His book:
"Our Word was given before to Our servants, the Messengers, that they would certainly be helped." ( Surat as-Saffat, 37:171-72)
"In this way, We have assigned to every Prophet an enemy from among the evildoers. But your Lord is a sufficient guide and helper." ( Surat al-Furqan, 25:31)
“… it is Our duty to help the believers” ( Surat ar-Rum, 30:47)
  • Allah states that He will help His believing servants. However, among the most important prerequisites for earning Allah’s good pleasure is to help His religion, observe His limits meticulously, and strive for this cause. In return, He always helps them. As Allah promises, victory belongs only to those who believe in our Lord and struggle to attain His good pleasure and consent. One verse reads:
  • Allah has promised those of you who believe and do right actions that He will make them successors in the land, just as He made those before them successors; will firmly establish for them their religion, with which He is pleased; and will give them, in place of their fear, security. 
“They worship Me, not associating anything with Me.Any who do not believe after that, such people are deviators." (Surat an-Nur, 24:55)
  • Allah does not leave believers alone and helpless in this world. Rather, He promises to help them both in this world and beyond. And, as He states, He keeps His promises:
"We will certainly help Our Messengers and those who believe both in the life of the world and on the Day the witnesses appear." (Surah Ghafir, 40:51)

As- Sayyid

The Lord and The Master

Al- Muqeet

The All-Powerful Maintainer, The All-Nourisher 

  • Allah calls Himself Al-Muqeet— The All-Sustainer, The All-Nourisher, The All-Preserver— on one occasion in the Quran. He is the powerful maintainer who sustains, nourishes, protects, and oversees all that exists. Al-Muqeet is taking care of all living beings by sending down all kinds of physical and spiritual nourishment for them!
  • The Ultimate Maintainer, Nourishing and Overseeing Creation
  • Muqeet come from the root qaaf-waw-taa, which carries four main meanings. The first meaning is to supply, maintain, and sustain. The second main meaning of this root is to feed and nourish. The third is to keep, preserve, and guard, and the fourth is to witness, observe, and watch over.
  • Al-Muqeet sustains bodies and the souls and He has taken it upon Himself to sustain His creation. As He creates all things, Al-Muqeet also creates what sustains them; He makes accessible what is necessary and what is luxury.
  • He gives us what we need to survive, until He wills to put an end to life— then He simply withholds what keeps us alive. Al-Muqeet alone is capable and knowledgeable of everything.

Al- Qayyoom

The Self Subsisting One Upon Whom Everything Depends,The One who Sustains And Protect All That Exists

  • Al-Qayyoom - The One Who sustains and protects all that exists. It is He who sustains the lives of creation and manages all the conditions of the universe. He oversees everything: provides for it, preserves it, watches over it, manages it in the way and for the purpose that He pleases.
  • The perfection of Allah’s qayyoumiyyah is such that they are free from the slightest imperfection. The evidence is in His saying: Neither slumber, nor sleep overtakes Him. Perfection may be generalized considering what is predominant or more numerous although it may be deficient in certain aspects. However, negation of imperfection means that the perfection is absolute and in every respect is free from deficiency. In this sense the negation occurred in His Saying: Neither slumber, nor sleep overtakes Him.

Al- Rabb

The Lord and Nurturer 

  • The root word of the word, 'ar-Rabb' is 'rabba-yarubbu' meaning, 'to nurture something from one form to another up to its final form. It is said, 'he raised him' (rabbahu), they raised him (rabbaahu), etc. Thus, metaphorically the word, 'rabb' is used only for the doer.
  • 'Ar-Rabb' is not said in its absolute sense (i.e., without limitations) except for Allah, the One, Who rectifies the affairs of all creatures. Reflect upon His saying, '(Rabbul-Alameen) the Lord of the Alameen (mankind, jinn and all that exists).' [Soorah al-Fatiha (1): 2] and, '(Rabbukum) Your Lord and (Rabbu-Aabaikum) the Lord of your ancient fathers!' [Soorah ash-Shoorah (26): 26]
  • The word, 'ar-Rabb' is not said for anyone other than Allah, except with an adjective, for example, 'Rabbud-dar' meaning, master of the house, 'Rabbul-Faras' meaning, owner of the horse, as Allah related about Yusuf (alaihi as-salaam), 'Mention me to your lord (i.e. your king, so as to get me out of the prison).' But Shaytan made him forget to mention it to his Lord.' [Soorah Yusuf (12): 42]
'Return to your lord and ask him.' [Soorah Yusuf (12): 50]
'As for one of you, he (as a servant) will pour out wine for his lord (king or master) to drink.' [Soorah Yusuf (12): 41]
Allah's Messenger (sallallahu alahi wa-sallam) said about the lost camel, 'until its rabb (owner) finds it.' [Agreed upon]
Thus, it has become clear from the above that the word, 'ar-Rabb' (without limitations) is applicable (only) to Allah with or without any adjective. Thus, it can be said, 'ar-Rabb' (the Lord i.e., in the absolute sense), and (in the restricted form) Rabbul-Alameen (the Lord of the mankind, jinn, etc.) or Rabbun-Nas (the Lord of mankind). The word, 'ar-Rabb' cannot be said to anyone other than Allah without an adjective (in order to limit its meaning) like, Rabbud-dar (lord of the house), Rabbul-Bait (owner of the house), and Rabbul-Ibl (owner of the camel).

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