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Names of Allah – Part 1
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Names of Allah by Ammar AlShukry – Part 1
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When Allah as the dead is closer to us than our juggler vein analyzer yet is with us wherever we are in all of our moments a lot as we get going, who's with us? So, the point to shout out over the next couple of weeks is that we're going to get to know a lot as we get through some of his names and attributes, and as well as reflecting on the effects of those names in our lives. Because all of our lives and the lives of those around us and the lives of the creatures and the creation and everything else are all a manifestation of Allah as legal or evidence of Allah as it gives greatness. So we begin with
how many names Eliza has? Now how many names there's a lot
huh? Okay, the ones that we know are 100 so you have the famous Hadeeth. Right? The prophets of the light is send them says that who to Allah belong 99 names Mia Illa Haider 100, except for one Manasa halogen, that whoever encompasses these names will enter into paradise. So this is the Hadees that initiated, you know, all of this research in this conversation throughout the past 1400 years of Islam, because this word.
You know, it's vague it requires, you know, it's controversial with regards to what does it actually mean? What does it mean? Does it mean to simply memorize it? Does it mean like, I just memorize 100 names of a lot as well, there are a number of different interpretations with regards to what that means. The first is to figure them out and to memorize them. Now there's a there's a famous Hadith, although it's weak, where it says that Allah has 99 names and these are what they are or Imam or Haman medical produces Salaam and Mohammed, basically, what you see in people's houses that list of 99 names that are really popular list, that is a hadith. That's, it's the Hadith itself, that list
is not a statement of the prophets of the lighthouse. And it's actually a statement of one of the narrators of Heidi, one of the tabs and he narrated it, he said, these are what the 99 names are. So it's not a statement of the province of the lighters and them, so it's not conclusive. Now, with regards to how to figure that out, how do you memorize them? Well, the first thing that you have to do is you have to figure out what those names are. And so many of the scholars in the past have tried to extract from the Quran and the Sunnah, what the names of Allah as the region are. And so they look throughout the Quran, and they look throughout this, and then they came up with their own
list of 99. And that's why you'll see that the lists of 99 names actually vary from one person to another, from one scholar to another. But that's part of the process of Islam, because you're actually seeking out those names. And you are memorizing those names. The second is to simply know their meanings, which is part of what we're going to be doing in Charlottetown over the next couple of weeks is just to figure out what does the law mean? What does the man mean? What does it mean? What does the medic mean? What are the connotations of those names? How should I be responding towards those names? How do I worship a lot as well or call upon the last digit, according to those
names, which brings us to the third, which is to call a lot as we did by those names, to call allies they did by those names, you know, Manasa de la Jana, whoever encompasses these names. And so when you look at the person who every time they converse with a lot as the agent, they are using a different name in accordance to what their request is of a law. So they're asking a lot as the agent for his bounty by the fact that he is indicating, or they're asking a lot as well for His provision by that notion that he is out of stock, or they're asking a lot as well, by for his forgiveness by the notion that he is unlawful. And so this person is interacting with the names of Allah azza wa
jal, through their supplication. And this is something that I was reading it, I'm like, man, I don't do this. I always go back to my default, which is Allahumma and Robbie and Allah right, you go back to the default. And that's why it becomes you see how valuable it is where the prophet SAW the light is. And it says that whoever actually interacts with the names at this level, where they are calling a lot as the agenda and using these names in accordance with their desires, or in accordance to what their requests are, that person will enter into paradise.
Also, the beauty of knowing these attributes is to seek out those attributes within yourself. So I'm looking for these attributes because I want to see what Allah has. They'll allow only attributes to himself, descriptions of perfection. And so I'm seeking out those attributes because I want to beautify my own personality with that which I know a lot as we did last
time, he says Allah azzawajal is knowledgeable he loves the scholars. Allah azza wa jal is beautiful.
He loves beauty. He is merciful. He loves mercy. He is mersin he loves the mercy mean he's a doer of good he loves the martini. There's a Heidi that's weak, were the prophets of Allah, they send them c'est la COVID la Killa adorn yourself have the characteristics of the characteristics of a soldier. And even though the headset is weak, it's reflective of the meaning that have no claim is mentioning. Whereas a lot as the agenda is merciful, so I need to be merciful a lot as Reagan is beautiful. So let me seek to be beautiful a lot as though dad loves to do good or a lot as we read does good then let me seek to do good as well. Now, we begin with the name Allah.
And Allah is the most oft repeated name for Allah as those that are forgot, in the Quran and in the sun. It's the most oft repeated name for short. And it is a name that's not shared with anyone. It's directed only to the Almighty, the Lord of the heavens and the earth, the King of kings, is a name that is made up of all light letters. It's easy to be pronounced on the tongue, a double l exhale with love Allah. It is the phrase that people use it is the name that a lot as dogen has placed into the statement that is used to enter into a slump. So everyone who enters into a slump, every single day people are entering into this now what do they say? They say, I bear witness that there is
nothing worthy of worship except Allah and Allah chose that name to be the name through which a person enters into Islam. It can be pronounced by the smallest or the youngest child and it can be pronounced by a person who's absolutely foreign to the Arabic language. Allah is the Lord that is loved by the hearts and who solace is found in remembering him and longed for him. Allah as he says about himself. Yeah, you heard Dr. Deming commending him for Sophia to becoming a Buddha. Allah says, Oh you who believe wherever a view turns away from is this religion or leaves this religion a lot as the real is going to come with a people who love Him and who he loves. And so Allah describes
those people who believe in Him and follow Him as those who Allah as your loves them. He attributes love to himself, and they love him. So he is loved. And he loves the Prophet sallallahu Sallam he mentions those who have the sweetness of faith, the people who really want it, if you want to taste the sweetness that Islam brings, if you want to know that faith that people experience that they love, and they taste that sweetness in their souls, the prophets of the lightest send him said seek out these three characteristics. The first is that a person loves a lot more than the Prophet. The person loves Allah and His Messenger more than anyone else. So that's number one that you love a
lion has messaged her more than any of those so a lot as well is the most loved when lithium, no sugar, vanilla, Allah says and those who believe are more severe in their level of allies. The second characteristic is he says,
He loves the person he does not love him except for the sake of Allah. And the third is that person who hates to return to go forward, just like he would hate to be thrown into a fire. So these three characteristics the prophets on the line to send them describes as being characteristics. If a person has them this taste this, this faith will be sweet for that person. And the first and the most important than the greatest and the highest is that align is messenger become more beloved to them than everything else. Also from the meanings of Allah as again is the one who's grandiose in his essence and his attributes he's unimaginable. He's in comparable, he's on comprehendible He's
the first and the last Allah azza wa jal is the Lord who is worshipped, who the believers give their hearts and and their worship to Allah as it says, In masala tea when Suki when Mahayana Mati will
say that my prayer and my sacrifice and my life and my death are all for allies. The Lord of the worlds, Allah azza wa jal is the one who the entire universe glorifies His praise. He says, we're in Michigan, he lives up to the hem de la que la to be home in who can help him Allah for Allah says that there is not a single thing, except that it praises him and exalts him, except that you don't understand or comprehend how they do so. So the trees praise a lot. So is it
the stars praise Allah,
the ants praise Allah azza wa jal, the fish in the deepest recesses of the ocean, they praise a lot, but we don't understand how they do. So it's the name that is mentioned in the greatest statement that can be mentioned, which is La Ilaha Illa. It's the name that's mentioned in the shadow. A lot is the only name or the definite article stays even when you're calling upon meaning. Or a man Rahim and medic when you call upon Allah, you remove the L you don't say Yo Rama, you say Yama, say yada, yada yada. But Allah Israel is the only one
And some have said this is an indication that he this name is the Greatest Name of Allah hazard yet, but that the Elif lamp stays. So you still say, yeah, Allah. Allah is the name. That's the default. And every other name is a description of a lion. So you say a lot is a man a lot isn't right. But you don't say, oh, man, his allies do it. You don't do vice versa. Every other name and attribute is a description of a lot as the widget.
we come to actually I wanted to hear from you guys. Any other thoughts that you have with regards to the name Allah azzawajal itself? Anything else that you have that's popped into your mind?
Yeah, caught you guys slipping.
Huh? Anything else? minahasa down even this video, listen.
The prophet SAW sent him send me I love it. But there's indications that he has way more than that, because the profits are the lightest. And then he says in the famous supplication, he says
policemen who are luck and sell to vikita
Oh, I'd love to I had him in calicut. I was thought to be if you're in labor. But he says that I asked you by every name,
the province of senators or Alaska by every name that you brought down, you revealed in a book or you talk to any one of your slaves, or you kept to yourself. And so these names that a lot kept to himself are names that we don't know. Also, another indication is that the province of licensed said on the day of judgment that he is going to go and he's going to prostrate at the throne of Allah again. So he says, Allah is going to teach me Mohammed that I don't know now. He says Allah is going to teach me ways to praise him that I don't know enough. Right? And part of that is understood that there are going to be names of allies that are going to be mentioned. And so all of that is
indicative of the fact that Allah has the judges names are more than what we know.
Okay, so the next is a man or him the name of a man has been mentioned in the Quran 57 times. of it is what a la comida Hawaii La la la hora man Rahim Allah says your Lord, or your deity that's your your your Lord is one Lord La ilaha illallah wa Rahman Rahim, there is nothing worthy of worship except him a little Haman law says, Allah azza wa jal, the Most Merciful or the most magnificent has risen above the Throne. As for Rahim, Rahim has been mentioned 114 times Allah it says, Well my kind of Lucha de mano come in lava happiness a lot. O Rahim Allah says Allah azza wa jal was not going to waste your email or your faith meaning your prayer in the law have been nasty little orphan Rahim
Allah as well as ever Merciful for the for the people. Now from the greatest attributes of our Lord is the attributes of mercy. You know, when the prophets when the prophets I send them the prophets I said, I'm taught us that when we greet our Muslim brother and sister, we say Salaam Alaikum, wa Rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh. right we're invoking the mercy of God, upon this individual that we meet. Allah azza wa jal made mercy written upon himself, he prescribed mercy upon himself, Allah as we didn't made mercy, His mercy overpower His wrath, Allah made his mercy encompass everything. And whoever reflects upon the verses of mercy versus the verses of punishment in the Koran will find
that the verses of mercy, one overwhelmed the verses of punishment, there are more. Not only that, even when the verses of mercy and punishment are within the same breath, or seemingly within the same breath, there are indications that the mercy is more than the punishment. I give you an example two verses where it seems like it's one versus the other. Right? One close to each other a lot as it says, everybody, Rahim.
Allah says, tell my slaves, just read the translation, tell my slaves, that I am
the most forgiving, the Most Merciful. And that my punishment
is the severe punishment. He mentioned his mercy, he mentioned his punishment, right? What do you got?
Okay, so he says, well for him, so he mentions two attributes. But what else there are lots of other indications within that verse, that his mercy is more than his punishment. So for example, he says, net beriberi. So the first thing is that he says, he's calling them my slaves or my servants, a baddie. He's, uh, he's attributing them to himself, like my servants, right? He's saying, My servants tell my servants, he's not saying tell mankind tell the children of Adam. He's saying he's calling them My servants. Number two, is there's a lots of tokeep in this verse. There's lots of emphasis. So he says, any animal All right, he says that I am myself, the Forgiving, the Merciful.
So there's lots of emphasis and that emphasis is not existent in the next verse. What Nabil? He doesn't say, Well, I need an animal. He doesn't say that. He says what he says and my punishment is severe.
So even within those two verses, you see a massive difference between him attributing the mercy to himself and him calling himself the merciful and calling himself the Forgiving, and him mentioning his punishment,
also the mercy of Allah as the jinn manifest itself.
In every aspect of our life, the prophet SAW the light, I send them in a beautiful Hadith he says that Allah has a good divided mercy into 100 parts.
He sent one 100th of that down, and he kept 99 other parts for Himself to us on the Day of Judgment. And so we believe that every aspect and every scene of mercy that you've ever experienced, or that you've ever seen, or that you've ever heard about, or that you've ever read, about read about, and all of the mercy that exists between humanity and all of the mercy that exists between animals and all of the creation of God, from the time that it was created. And until the day of judgment. All of that is one part of the 100 parts that Allah divided mercy into, asked for the other 99 he kept for himself on the Day of Judgment, to use on his believing slaves, who are going to come to him with
lifetimes of mistakes and shortcomings and forgetfulness and neglect them.
And he is going to forgive them, because he is the Forgiving and the Most Merciful. And that's why the province of the light is sending up. He says, if the disbelievers knew the extent of laws of mercy, none of them would think that they were ever going to enter into the hellfire. And if the believers knew the extent of laws, punishments, no one would think that they would enter Paradise. So it's, it's a balance, it's a balance. Also, when you look at the the mercy of allies, as you reflect on the person who spends a lifetime away from Allah, right, a person who just they spent their entire lives just forget about God, forget about, it's all about me, and what I want to do.
might have even been angry with him, they might have even hated the notion of God
and allies, or just sends this person an SOS message, to save their soul in the form of a problem that overpowers them, or in the form of a disease or a sickness that debilitates. And so they come to a lot as being shattered and broken. And we see this a person who at the end of their life comes to life as it is shattered and broken, because of their distance from him in the first place. And he accepts them. And he rectifies their affairs, and inshallah Tada, after they pass away, he admits them into paradise. Like this is the Lord that we worship. And one of the biggest, one of the biggest mistakes that we make is that we don't communicate to people, whether it's our friends, our
family, or our community, or people beyond that, how a lot as usual is,
you know, a person who's in college, and they're being told that if I go out and party, I'm going to go to the hellfire.
And we somehow think that that's going to make them feel better.
And it may actually even push them even more away, because now you've put them between two choices. One is I am going to have all of this guilt, and all of this stress, and I'm not going to be able to enjoy myself. Or I can just say, you know what, I don't believe in God.
I don't believe in God. And this makes it easier for me to Rican reconcile between this internal conflict that I have. So let me get rid of the conflict as an Asiatic. So I can live however I want to live, right. And so you see, actually this, this not knowing who Allah is, again, is actually can be catastrophic for a person even leaving them to go for
and that happens. And so the it's very important, a lot of meaning and I don't mean a life of luck. caveat. Allah says, Give the believers good news. Give them the good news that they have from a law so good, incredible bounty, how from a laws incredible favor that this Lord of yours extends his hand during the day to forgive the one who sends during the night and he extends his hand during the night to forgive the one who sins during the day. And that Allah azzawajal is so close to the believer as soon as a believer takes a step towards him, no matter how distant they have been. A lot as it takes multiple steps towards them. And if allies are good if that person comes towards allies
or allies who did racist towards that person, a lot as it says forget about the Latina Latina to Milan Mattila de la hora de novo Jamia, Allah says say to my believing slaves, never despair from the mercy of Allah. Why? Because Allah forgives all sins. Allah as it says in a beautiful Heidi the hadith of anissina Timothy says himself, he says yeah, be Adam in Nakamoto, 2002 2004 terracotta and American iminco. Nobody says Oh, my son of Adam, as long as you believe in me.
And as long as you have hope in me and call upon me, I will forgive you. But not only will he say I will not forgive you. He says I will forgive you
He says I won't mind. Some people they forgive okay, but they're still holding a grudge, right? They're still upset. They still remember what you did. They still don't trust you. 100% they forgave you. But
a lot has been said without it. I don't mind.
The Nova and Anna sama.
It says, oh, son of Adam, if your sins were to reach the sky, and then you sought forgiveness from me, I will forgive you. Yeah, I mean, either.
If you were to meet me with what is equal to the Earth's weight, and since I then you met me on the Day of Judgment, not committing shared with me, I would come to you with what is equal to that mercy. And so reflecting on the name of automatic gives us hope and allies again. But it also gives us steadfastness when we go through everything that that we go through in this life.
You know what?
We all want things. We all have hopes, we all have dreams. Now, when something is given to us, we're very happy with a lot so good. We're very thankful. But when something is withheld from us, how do we feel?
And so an exercise is to say, Alright, man is the one who withheld that from me.
Like, man, you're the one who's filled with mercy. He's the one who didn't decree for me to get that job. Or a man, the one who's filled with mercy, he's the one who decreed that I didn't get that opportunity, or I didn't get to marry this person, or I didn't get to do whatever it is that we are so passionate about. And we desire so badly. When you remember that the one who's giving or the one who's withholding is a lot, man, it makes you feel better, or a man is the one who decreed for use of it instead, to be separate from his father. And man is the one who decreed that, that Yeah, probably Instagram would cry so severely that his eyes would become blind. And the Rahman is the one
who decreed that they be reunited so beautifully. And how many people live a lifestyle that is similar to that or live a story that is similar to that to some capacity in their lives. And so you recognize that you know what all of the good that experience is coming towards my mind. And so it is good, all of the bad are the things that I dislike, it is coming to me from Oman. And so it is good. And we carry the perspective of workload, the law and who is said, but you know, no law shop official in vadhu na na hora de la Salafi Charlene, by the way, Jenna, whether
or not, he said there is no evil in any evil that is followed by paradise, all of the hardships in the world, if that's going to lead me to paradise, if that's what my mind is going to use to lead me to paradise, then there was no harm or any evil or any badness in any of it. And all of the goodness in this world, or all of the pleasures of this world, if that's going to cause me to enter into the Hellfire eventually, then there was no goodness in it in any in any way, shape or form.
The it's beautiful when the Muslims recognize the value or recognize the the great power of a lot as we just forgiveness, I want to just conclude this man over him with one of my favorite verses of a poet, whose name was Abu Nos. and when I was was, I was an alcoholic used to write a lot of poetry about wine.
And he's still, you know, he's still Muslim. He just wasn't a very practicing Muslim. But it was very educated as well because they went through the normal education process. So it was said that they saw him in a dream. One of his companions saw him in a dream and he said, What did your Lord do with you? He saw him in a dream. He says, My Lord forgave me. So my Lord forgave me. Why? Because of some verses that I wrote, and I kept under my pillow. The verses were rugby and album, no, because rotten fella died him to an Africa of them, says, Oh, my Lord, if my sins are great, because of their number, everybody's saying that, you know, I've done a lot of bad man.
I know that your forgiveness is greater
than you could have become a Master of Orion.
It says, I call upon you, My Lord, in humility and subjugation. If you're going to repel my hand, then who's going to have mercy on me? And kind of lie of jukola mercy? NO. MERCY, says if the only people who can have hope in You are the good guys, we're in the mysteries all the time and praying, Russia and all of that. Those are the only guys who are hoping you then who is the criminal, the the hooligan supposed to have hoping, like Who am I supposed to have open?
Molly wartsila to look at La Jolla, Jamie Rafiq asuma, infamously he says I have no path to you
in law except for hope my only path you at this point is hope, which me to Africa and your beautiful forgiveness for any Muslim and the fact that I am a Muslim.
So Rahman r Rahim.
Anybody have anything that they want to share with regards to
your own thoughts with regards to Eliza yet has mercy
Yeah, you can say I've got a human you can't call yourself a man and Allah azzawajal punishes anybody who calls himself a Lima Macedo al Qaeda calls himself marilia mama call himself the man of Alabama, his tribe and you saw what happened to him and so a man is something that but a lot you can describe a person as being Rahim. Some of these names are exclusively to Allah like Allah, and like a Rama and many others Allah as we would call other people with it. So a person can be called Kadeem. A person can be called it a person can be called Rahim Allah calls the prophet SAW cinema describes the Prophet similar sentiments about him.
Any of your thoughts with regards to Manama, Rahim?
Yeah, I was avoiding that. But thanks for bringing it up. So the difference between Iraq Manoa him so there's, there's actually it's a very famous controversy between Emmanuel Rahim and there's a lot of difference of opinions with regards to it. That's why I didn't get into it. But some have said that man, the difference between a man or Rahim is that a lot as well as a lot of man in the dunya and that his or him in that era. So he's a rock man for everyone and everything in the dunya and he's all over him in the article that specifically for the believers, some said that a man indicates the greatness of his glamour. And other Rahim indicates the consistency of his llama. So our man is
the the greatness and little aim is how it continues every single day, on and on and on and on and on. Some have said that there is no difference. Man or him are completely the same and synonymous and they responded back to the first people who said that he's a man in the dunya Rahim in the after, by the famous grind on which the prophets of the Lyceum says yamana dunya with a mahoma. Allah the province of Elias and them causal Allah Rahman and Rahim of both of those ninja.
Yeah, so I have no conclusion with regards to what the difference is between.
Yep, the routes is both one. They come from the mercy of Allah. But I do want you to pay attention to is that how at the beginning of every surah right, we're taught to say Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim. And so out of all of the attributes that are likely to be used as a second attribute, okay, we got a man but couldn't have been an medic couldn't have been a produce couldn't have been an Aziz couldn't have been a Jabbar, right? As a soccer attribute these two, even if they're not synonymous, they're very, they're very similar in their meaning, right, they both come from mercy, but nonetheless a lot so you're still out of all of them. He wants us to know that he is a man and that
he is indicating how overpowering His mercy is. And that's the Lord that we worship.
very good, the mercy that is
extracted, it's the same the womb but our aim is extracted from the name of Allah azza wa jal indicating the importance of ties of kinship someone have their 100
Is that exactly double nice Mashallah. Very good. So it's double Raheem as mentioned twice as much as double hammer
Okay, we're just going to finish a medic and, and Malik and Malik these three names all are pretty much have the same connotations. So in magic has been mentioned in the client five times and sort of many sources but of them is sort of that hash
okay. So he's waving in the towel, good to go.
Flavor inshallah. So next week, inshallah we'll continue with aromatic and then medical and medic. So panic alarm
are going to be lectures, I
should have said something wrong.
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