(In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.) (112:1) Say: He, Allah, is One. (112:2) Allah is He on Whom all depend. (112:3) He begets not, nor is He begotten. (112:4) And none is like Him.

Asma ul Husna (Attributes of Allah) (Arabic: أسماء الله الحسنى‎ ʾasmāʾ allāh al-Ḥusnā)

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ ۝
هُوَ اللَّهُ الَّذِي لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ ۖ عَالِمُ الْغَيْبِ وَالشَّهَادَةِ ۖ هُوَ الرَّحْمَٰنُ الرَّحِيمُ ۝
هُوَ اللَّهُ الَّذِي لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ الْمَلِكُ الْقُدُّوسُ السَّلَامُ الْمُؤْمِنُ الْمُهَيْمِنُ الْعَزِيزُ الْجَبَّارُ الْمُتَكَبِّرُ ۚ سُبْحَانَ اللَّهِ عَمَّا يُشْرِكُونَ ۝
هُوَ اللَّهُ الْخَالِقُ الْبَارِئُ الْمُصَوِّرُ ۖ لَهُ الْأَسْمَاءُ الْحُسْنَىٰ ۚ يُسَبِّحُ لَهُ مَا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ ۖ وَهُوَ الْعَزِيزُ الْحَكِيمُ ۝

[Shakir 59:22] He is Allah besides Whom there is no god; the Knower of the unseen and the seen; He is the Beneficent, the Merciful

[Pooya/Ali Commentary 59:22]
 
These verses contain the most beautiful names of Allah which give us the fundamental basis on which we can have a glimpse of the glory of Allah. Refer to the commentary of Fatihah: 1. 

Aqa Mahdi Puya says: 

The goodness found in the created beings are the reflection of His inseparable attributes. He is the real owner of all excellences. 
 
Imam Ali said:

Total dedication to Allah is correspondingly related to mature understanding of His Supreme Being. (He is) the (absolute) being, not 'happened for the first time', nor His being is on account of an accident or event; the (ever) existing, not after "missing" or "be wanting", nor there is any "before" before Him. He is along with everything, not allied, related or circumstanced; aloof, by Himself, (but) not detached, nor missing or slipping over any thing; making, doing, operating, effective, not in terms of movement or motion, nor through any medium; seeing, even when there was 'nothing' to look at. Utmost degree of involvement (with Him) tells the truth that "He is single". Ultimate of "He is single" belief generates sincere love with Him. The most possible in sincere love is not to associate qualifying terms with Him, because every adjective demonstrate its exclusion from the substance, and every substance certifies that it is other than the adjective. There is no adjective, limiting definition of His attributes, at hand to give a character to the actual and make it agree with the same; and incomputable is the space of time (to record His beginning), and no "time to come" will arrest the end, therefore, whoso gives Allah a character joins one thing to another; and he who joins together, adds (addition in effect is collection of bit and pieces); and to divide Him into parts and portions is to be unwittingly ignorant of Him; and to stipulate direction or position is to circumscribe Him. He who outlines Him in fact computes Him. "In" infers He is that which is implied; "upon, at or by" assumes void devoid of Him. He was "there" before the created beings could describe Him. He who describes Him in terms of qualities, gives simile or example, or estimates relatively, in fact, does not subscribe to His singleness. He, who draws a parallel or brings to mind a likeness to convey an image of Him, has not indeed referred to Him. He who makes a conjecture and employs guesswork goes wrong and does not have in him to know Allah as the independent, everlasting and free of wants Lord master.
(Selected sentences taken from various sermons of the Nahj al Balagha).
 [Shakir 59:23] He is Allah, besides Whom there is no god; the King, the Holy, the Giver of peace, the Granter of security, Guardian over all, the Mighty, the Supreme, the Possessor of every greatness Glory be to Allah from what they set up (with Him).

[Pooya/Ali Commentary 59:23] (see commentary for verse 22)

[Shakir 59:24] He is Allah the Creator, the Maker, the Fashioner; His are the most excellent names; whatever is in the heavens and the earth declares His glory; and He is the Mighty, the Wise.

[Pooya/Ali Commentary 59:24] (see commentary for verse 22)



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The essential name of the Almighty Creator, which is confirmed by the religion of Islam, "Allah" has no dictionary meaning.

With the exception of this name, all other names that describe Allah in the Holy Quran are known as the Asma ul Husna:
"The most beautiful names belong to Him (Allah)." ( Surah Al-Hashr, verse 24).

The phrase Asma ul Husna, made up of the word asma, the plural for "name", and husna, meaning beautiful or most beautiful, means "Allah's most beautiful names." The names which are attributes of Allah can be found in the Holy Quran.

In order to familiarize ourselves with Allah, one needs to be familiar with the meanings and implications of His attributes listed below.



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To study the Asma ul Husna (Attributes of Allah) (Arabic: أسماء الله الحسنى‎ ʾasmāʾ allāh al-Ḥusnā) in detail, simply click on an Attribute to go to it's page and read further in detail for profound pondering, hope you will enjoy gaining this knowledge and manifest it though the force of love granted with, InshaAllah [with The Will of Allah; Absolute & Almighty].




(001) Ar Rahman (The All Compassion)

(002) Ar Rahim (The All-Merciful)

1 comment:

The water, the thirst, the wait.

Your love has turned me into a drunkard,
O my beloved, strange now is my situation.

I looked around to find You, Your standard,
The only glimpses, I realize, were Your creation.

I searched & search, the sights turned backward,
As I sought, it only increased & intensified my intoxication.

Let me drink another sip, Your love makes me move forward,
Like a vagabond I wander; to search & reach Your Proof (Hujjat), a materialized manifestation.

---[to be continued]

The water, the thirst, the wait.
The mirage of an oasis & some seashore sounds,
This unquenchable mirror my meditations and memories of old,
These revival reflections, remembrance of an age now only glimpses gone by me.
Wondering wander, waking with closed eyes, this was a situation of a soul in sleep day dreaming, strange were the scenes of thirsty water.


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