The beautiful names and attributes #03
Channel: Assim Al-Hakeem
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smell him and hamdulillah here on Bella Alameen wa sallahu wa salam ala Calima brucea Rama 10 Lil al Amin Nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi Germain. Among the Brothers and Sisters in Islam, As Salam alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh
Abu al murmur, may Allah be pleased with him, said
that the prophets Allahu Allahu alayhi wa sallam said, The Greatest Name of Allah is in three sewers. Allah Baqarah Allier Imran and Baja Chapter Two chapter three and chapter 16.
And ns. May Allah be pleased with him,
says that he was sitting with the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam.
And the man was praying. Then this man said, while supplicating Oh Allah, I ask you, by virtue of the fact that all praise is due to you, there is no God worthy of being worshipped, but you are alone. And you have no partner, or associate,
the Originator of the heavens and the earth,
the Possessor of Majesty and Honor, oh, ever living? Oh Sustainer.
So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, he has asked Allah by His greatest name, which if he is called upon, thereby he answers and if he is asked thereby he gives
these two Hadith and many more
a particular issue
are all the names of Allah azza wa jal
equal, or they vary some greater than the other,
this hadith and the other one, Haile
they are not in the same category. The Prophet said, or isn't the greatest name of Allah,
which means that there is a greater name than other names.
And the fall the second Hadith which I read the translation, the man said in Arabic, and always Arabic is the language of Islam. You cannot sense and feel the power until you understand this language. Yes, when I translate to you, it may reflect some of the power but not all of it. And this is why so many scholars said that the names of Allah azza wa jal must be read in Arabic,
but only for non Arabs to understand what they may mean. We may translate it for them. And this is why we cannot translate the Quran and we never say that this is the truth.
isolation of the Quran rather we say this is the translation of the meaning of the Quran.
the names of Allah azza wa jal vary,
and the scholars have deferred,
which is the greatest name of all that subhanho wa taala. If he was called upon thereby he answers and if he was asked thereby he gives, what is this
beautiful name of Allah azza wa jal, scholars differ into a number of different opinions
that have reached about 14 and some made them go up to 44.
The most authentic opinion is that the Greatest Name of Allah azza wa jal is Allah.
And this is where
you get the result from scrutinizing all the Hadith and evidences that said that Allah has a Greatest Name. So when you combine all the evidences, you come up that the common denominator of all of them is the name of Allah.
which makes a person inclined that Allah is the Greatest Name.
The fact that this name, this Majestic Name, Allah was mentioned in the Quran 2697 times according to Elmer German, mfah has 400 Bharti may Allah have mercy on his soul.
So according to that, it was repeated 2900 or 697 times
whereby the name or rush man was only mentioned 7057 times. And it just shows you this huge difference.
this name by itself includes many great meanings. And remember,
when we read in the books that talk about the Beautiful Names of Allah,
we will find big volumes, and sometimes one single name, they would write pages and pages and pages,
to us laymen who are far away from Islam
who've been indulged in these worldly matters to our next
when we read this, I wouldn't say that we would feel a bit bored. Rather, I would say that we would feel a bit
we would not be
feeling at home. Why?
In our perspective, the name of Allah, so and so means so and so that's it.
One sentence does the job.
The scholars have Arpita that he'll knowledgeable scholars could not
accommodate volumes of books
with the thoughts that they have, so overflowing, so when we say the name of Allah.
It originates as Some scholars say from the name ILA.
And some say that it is abstract, it is not originating from anything, it is just the name as it is, that directs us to the Essence of Allah azza wa jal.
That's it, what else?
The scholars of Arcada they address far beyond thoughts and ideas that overwhelms them whenever they mentioned the name Allah azza wa jal.
So, when you go to the name Allah
being the name that all attributes of perfection and glory,
all beautiful names refer to
and this is why when you say R Rahman r Rahim, Al Aziz al Jabbar, Rezac, Al, Moto, camber, et cetera, are all
All Names of Allah. But you never ever say Allah is the name of Rahman or Allah is one of the names of Al Aziz is the other way around. Always all beautiful names and attributes refer to Allah the Almighty.
And when you go to supplicate when you invoke Allah,
we usually use
the article of calling,
which is Yeah.
So if I want to call my brother Abdullah said, Yeah, Abdullah, I'm calling him Yeah. Abdullah. Yeah. John. Yeah, David. This is an article that we put before the name
shall we say?
Yeah, as ease
we drop the identification article L. When we ask Who is Allah? What are some of Allah's names we will say Al Aziz
al Harlock. AR Razzaq.
Al Karim. We put
a l l. But when we want to call him, we say yah, yah Razzaq? Ya, Kareem? Yeah, Aziz, we dropped the identification article with every single name, except with one name. And there is Allah, we say, Ya Allah, we don't drop a thing out of it. which supports the opinion of scholars who say that the name Allah is abstract, it is not stemmed from any other name. And this is why we don't drop the identification article at the beginning.
scholars have happy that when they speak about the name Allah, they expand. They go beyond identifying what Allah means and where it it comes from. They speak about Allah with majesty.
So they say,
the name of Allah azza wa jal is used in test B. And this is called NAT. When you come to a phrase and you make one word of it, so saying Subhan, Allah Subhana Allah, this is a phrase, you make NAT out of it, you shorten it, and you say, this be
the Hamid Al Hamdulillah, Takbeer Allahu Akbar, how Allah La How will I wala Quwata illa biLlah? is still a jar or third year? What do you say in LA or in LA here are your own all of these, you use the word Allah, the name, Allah, nothing else.
To embrace Islam, you can say a shadow Allah ilaha illa Rahman. This is unacceptable. You have to say, a shadow Allah ilaha illa ma. And you don't have to point the finger as so many people when announcing the shahada and I used to be one of them. We used to address the numbers and say say a shadow Allah this is wrong. This is not from the Sunnah. So just say, a shadow Allah ilaha illa. Allah either witnessed there is no God worthy of being worship except Allah. Why there are so many gods. Buddha is a God, a cow, to the Hindus is a God is a God, idols are gods, but there, none of them is worthy of being worshipped other than Allah azza wa jal and this is why, when scholars talk
about the name Allah, they expand, not to make you bored, or to write many pages that nobody is going to read, rather to cement
the glorification of Allah in your heart.
Allah whom you do not know. So if one would say to you, Allah says yeah, Subhan Allah, Allah, I know Allah. So what he has held fired, he has paradise and he has got angels, okay, you will not contemplating who Allah is. He created the whole universe, and you are nothing compared to this universe. Not a thing, not even a particle, not an atom.
you nothing? Yet Allah azza wa jal created you, Allah azza wa jal catered things for you, Allah provided for you, Allah facilitated your affairs, you cannot inhale
a breath without his permission. And if you inhale that you cannot exhale it without his permission. The blood runs in your veins without your control, you don't even think about it.
And when a blood clot stops, you don't even know about it. It's all by His creation, the perfection. You seen the universe when they say Swiss work, clockwork No, this is Allah's divine work in this great universe. This is what cements the beautiful names in your heart, but we're lazy. We just want you know, fast food, gave me a cheeseburger on the go hold the onions. This is what we concentrate mostly about this is why it is extremely important to go through
these prolonged writings about Allah it's not a composition article.
It is something that strengthens your Eman and Allah when you know that the word Allah is what makes you a Muslim or a Kaffir. Depending on your the angle you say it. It is the first thing you're asked about in your grave. It is the first article if Eman the Six Pillars of Eman it is the main pillar of Islam a shadow Allah ilaha illAllah. Without Allah azza wa jal, we have nothing and there is no one in this whole universe that can claim that He is Allah. No one has ever claimed the name other than Allah. And who is Allah? If we were to look at the Creator,
it will take us ages. If we will look to look at the provider, the giver of life and death, the facilitator of all our affairs, it would take ages if we were to look at the only one worthy of being worshipped. So we have Rubia Lordship, we have Alou here worship, the only one worthy of being thanked, feared, loved, hoped and what he has
to trust, to rely on to depend to have our submissiveness for all these feelings, and actions, and rhetoric can only be devoted to him alone.
If we look at his beautiful names and attributes,
again, this would take us ages. This is why we're not giving its
importance when we talk about Allah's beautiful names in a segment or two. And this is why Imam, our shahada, even NASA said he says Allah is the only one worthy of being worshipped.
worthy of being assumed as a lord as a god to be worshipped. No one knew the universe is
capable of assuming such a position. Can anyone come and say, Yes, this God created the universe.
This prophet created this animal.
Can anyone say Jesus created the world? No, not even the Christians say this. They will say that the Father created the world who's the father, Hola. Hola. Hola. Hola. And we don't call him father. His beautiful names are known and identified and we cannot go past them or create any new ones. No one says I create. No one says I provide. No one says I have the ability to get rain from the heavens and to get crops from the earth. No one claims that I give life and I take it.
Only Allah azza wa jal can do this. You can say this. And only Allah is worthy of being worshipped and worthy of being taken as a lord and Ilya on what is Illa Allah is one of Allah's Beautiful Names. This is why we call him l Allah. And Allah is all what these beautiful names go and refer to the one who's worthy of being worshipped. And this is why in shahada we say, there is no God, La ilaha illallah wa ala hokum. Illa who Anwar hit and your Lord is one law
Word one ILA. So, they are so close in meaning, but we know that Allah is Allah the Almighty and no one can claim to be an ILA him self. And
is it possible as I said, we cannot go on because this will take us ages, though we can just to reflect on the beauty of the Name of Allah, Allah and how it benefits us through our lives. But you contemplate on how many times we say Alhamdulillah Subhan Allah Allah, the greatest and beloved vicar to Allah Subhana Allah hooba. Hamdi Subhan, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah has mentioned, you glorify Allah azza wa jal and praise Him. And last point before the break, is it permissible part of learning the beautiful names and Allah of Allah to repeat Allah's name? So after fajr prayer, is it permissible to say Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, or Ramadan and repeated five times? 10 times
15 times? This is an innovation. There is no such thing as repeating Allah's names multiple times alone, without Tasbeeh without the care, no, this is wrong. And it's even worse when someone says, if you have a and a pain in your ear, a semitone, which means all hearing, you should repeat it 114 times. Why not? 130 Why not 115 Just repeat it and boom, it will go. If you have eyes that are not seeing clearly, you sell see sale sale. This is all part of the Sufi mystic innovations. And we've seen them swirl around like fans.
And claiming to do thicker running one after the other. We've seen them do things that are so here some of them just say and say hola, hola. Hola. And they start swinging right and left and then forward and backwards and then jumping upside down. What is this? This is not part of Islam, nor part of what the Companions used to do. Some of them even remove the name of Allah after a while, and they point out with a pronoun so it says saying instead of saying hola hola to say Hoo, hoo hoo hoo. And you've seen this and, and videos Jumping Jack Flash. What is this? This is totally innovation haram. And all those people are deviant people, followers of shaytaan not followers of a
rock man. We have a short break, stay tuned, and inshallah we'll be right back
Sonoma County Kumamoto de la Hill baraka to today I'm going to talk about the book interactions of the greatest leader, the prophets of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam taught them what to say when stricken with a calamity. Allah says, what means and we will surely test you with something of fear and hunger and a loss of wealth and lives and fruits, but give good tidings to the patient, who when disaster strikes them say indeed we belong to Allah, and indeed, to Him we will return those are the ones upon whom all blessings from the Lord and mercy and it is those who are the rightly guided on cinema. May Allah be pleased with her said, I heard the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa
sallam say, there is not a Muslim, that is afflicted with a calamity. Who says what Allah ordered him what Allah ordered them to say. In La he was in LA he Raji rune, Allah whom journey fee mercy but he was lovely Hi Yan minha. To Allah we belong and onto Him we shall return. Oh Allah, grant me reward in my calamity and give me something better in return, except that Allah will give him something better in return on selama may Allah be pleased with her continued. When Abu Salam had died, I said, which Muslim is better than Abu selama, the first household to migrate to the Messenger of Allah. Then I said that supplication and Allah the Almighty gave me the messenger of
allah sallallahu alayhi wa salam in return report.
so now I can work with Allah
Welcome back and we have Zaidi Dean from UK
cinema. South Allah. How are you chef longtime machine I'm doing I'm doing well you can always open that TV and you'll see me inshallah Yeah, I wish to share I have a two questions that I have a thought as well. One is sufficient because we have so many callers waiting.
Okay. This is regarding the concept of wishful wishful ideology. You know, when we were kids like we used to be taught that if you look at the stars and you wish for something, or if you go to the wishing when you throw a coin into the wishing well and you say whatever you wish for it will be granted. So what is the basis of this? And is it permissible to go to the wishing well and to throw a coin into it and to ask something or to look at the stuff and to wish for something? Okay, I want to answer your question in sha Allah. So Zen is asking about the concept of seeing a shooting star and hoping for something with the ideology that it will come through or going to a well in Venice or
in Rome and throwing a coin hoping for something or putting a lock in a fence and hoping for something this is all
not related to Islam, it can be major shake, major * if you think that this star would get your wish fulfilled or throwing a coin in a well because it's a blessed well, it will get your
wish fulfilled. And it can be a minor shake, which is greater than the major sense. If you think that Allah azza wa jal is the one who answers your wish. But through this innovative means so definitely, this is haram and not permissible. So hails from Malaysia.
So I'm not even sure how awesome so I'm Paula.
Chef, I have a question Alhamdulillah Allah has guided us to know that we follow Quran and Sunnah through the manhunt yourself. But now with this new divisions and with this new Arcadis, so called Asha irama, 3d Or is it permissible for us to say that we are sad or we are Yeah. So is it permissible to say this in case of confusion between Asha and McAleese and more Zilla? Okay, of course, I will answer inshallah. So hell in regards of calling yourself a name, this is not part of the Sunnah and shaker beneath me and says that it is not permissible for someone to call himself Salafi. So he goes around, people say I'm a Salafi, I'm a Salafi. No, we are all part of Alisha. Now
Gemma is simply to segregate ourselves from the people of innovation. But if we were cornered what type of is Alessandra with Gemma, then we may say that we follow the appeal of the seller, but we don't go proclaiming that we sell a fee or we are 30 Or we're this or that because this becomes part of labeling and like
claiming that I am from this party, rather than from the mainstream of Islam. So yes, again, you don't have to identify yourself more than I'm a Muslim. I'm from Huddersfield Gemma, I follow the Quran and the Sunnah with the understanding of the three favorite generations Jawwad from Emirates.
So I want to come share some Allah
shares. I'm just wondering, whenever you know, whenever somebody else says the name of the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu intercession, we think some of our findings, but whenever someone else says the name of Allah, do we also face kind of what the honor or when someone else is saying? He's not gonna Okay.
Which has come. So, Joe, what's question is Oh, Jawad.
Should we praise Allah when he hear his name? As we offer salutation upon the Prophet alayhi salatu salam, the answer is no. We are commanded and instructed to offer salutation upon the Prophet that is Assam whenever we hear his name, but when it comes to Allah azza wa jal.
You don't need that because we are 24/7 praising him glorifying Him of saying Takbeer Allahu Akbar, Allah is greater than anything that crosses your mind and making a lot of vicar, all revolving around praising him as we're gel and Allah knows best FIFA from America.
Salam alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh
Allah heal barakato
so there's a hadith that implies that Allah is in front of us when we pray, let me quote it. Abdullah, Muhammad, Abdullah Hassan who reported that the messenger of allah sallallahu wasallam said, if one of you is in prayer, let him not spit in front of himself for Allah is in front of him as he prays, and it's narrated in Bahati. So if we take the law here, the literal interpretation would or wouldn't it be anthropomorphism because we're implying that Allah is literally in front of us, okay? Which is not befitting to His Majesty. Okay, I'll answer you in a simple, logical explanation. Now, is it logical that we come to this one specific Hadith, and understanding and
understanding it in a way that may indicate that Allah has what the terminology of said I don't know how to say that can I always say is it and I've never thought of you in writing it down, which means that Allah has a body and Allah is like, a humans and creatures etc. And this is not related to Allah azza wa jal, we don't say that Allah has a body. And we don't say that Allah has, does not have a body, we say that Allah is described as he described himself. So if you say that Allah has a body, in the sense that he has hands and he has a face, etc, these are attributes are there you cannot say he has a body because this was not mentioned. And you cannot deny that Allah doesn't have
a body because Allah did not deny this upon himself. Unless when you come and say that his body is like our body, he has hands like our hands, a face like our faces. So we have to walk a very thin line here. So coming coming again to your question. The prophet is telling us Allah azza wa jal is facing those who pray. So those who pray in China, those who pray in the US, which is almost 12 hours apart, they are all facing Allah azza wa jal, and this means that Allah is so great subhanho wa Taala that it does not fit into our imagination, we cannot imagine this, when the globe is like this. And we always say that Allah is above us. So once says, okay, Australia is down under How is
this earth, this solar system, this galaxy, this universe, is nothing compared to Allah Azza, which you cannot understand, because we only think of three dimensions. But there are a fourth and a 5/5, and a sixth, and maybe God knows how many dimensions out there. So this is something that we cannot relate to because our understanding is limited to three dimensions. Now, this hadith has to be understood among the all of the evidence of the Quran and the Sunnah. And here you would find that everything falls into place, Allah is in the height. For Sama, Allah azza wa jal is above everything, Allah is upon his throne. And the whole universe is like a ring tossed in a desert at
rink in a desert compared to the kursi. The place of the feet and the Coursey compared to the ash to the throne is like a ring tossed in the desert. And Allah is greater than all of this. So definitely no one dares to interpret the Hadith without understanding that the whole concept of versus the Quran and of the Sunnah. And without glorifying Allah, the Almighty and Allah azza wa jal knows best, sad man from Bangladesh.
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Now Michael share some Phala and share what's the punishment for someone who will miss a prayer without an excuse and is even an act. Of course, if someone misses everyday one or more prayers without an excuse, okay? So she is asking about the punishment of someone who misses a prayer without an excuse. A group of scholars considered that to be something that nullifies Islam, skipping one prayer without a legitimate reason, falls in their opinion, under the Hadith for Mintaka halfa Kaffir. Whoever abandons it, he has committed an act of a cooper. But the most authentic opinion is that it is one of the greatest and severe major sins in Islam, but it is not
Cofer. A person who deliberately skips one Salaat a day or more, is in great danger. But again, he is still labeled as a Muslim, and his fate is in the hands of Allah. Whether we treat him as a Muslim when he dies, we bury him as a Muslim, and we seek forgiveness for him but only Allah azza wa jal can hold him accountable for what he had done over that major sin and Allah knows best for her from Pakistan.
Salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. So now in Florida to
share I have a confusion that why is there so many contradictions between the Hanafi school of thought cheating teachings according to the authentic hadith, comparing them?
Okay, I will naturally Shama
shareholder, Islam when Tamia may Allah have mercy on his soul, wrote a small booklet which is very beneficial and it really needs people to understand it is called refer old MALAMI Anil emetine alum, uplifting the blame from all the high esteemed
Imams of schools of thought, how do we uplift the blame? How can we not blame them for deferring and causing this chaos that we see? He explains that how Islam spread and I've done this in one of the courses I've was fortunate to do in Malaysia couple of years ago, to talk about the origin of maybe if Allah azza wa jal gives us life and time we may do this course in Hooda. TV, if Allah is willing sha Allah, so all the Companions
refer to the Prophet alayhi salatu salam for fatwa, nobody gave fatwa or a ruling except the Prophet alayhi salatu salam. After his death, the companion started to come up with opinions of their own,
according to the Quran and the Sunnah. And the prominent companions were Abdullah houmous Road in Iraq Abdullah, even a bass in Mecca, Abdullah had an Omar and Zetas Nefab it in Medina, these are the four prominent companions and from there came Tabby, tabulate Tabby rain, who became the Imams and the scholars are the are the teachers of the four prominent Imams. So, the first imam of the four schools of thought there was a boy Hanifa Abu Hanifa, compared to Malik who was in Medina, surrounded by all the Tabin, who took all the knowledge from the Companions so he was in a very fertile ground, taking all the Sooners from everywhere. That's why he has his book on Wattpad. And
then, we have Mohammad Reza Shafi, who went to Iraq to a sham to alien Yemen to Egypt. And he learned from so many of the Tibetan who are scattered all over the place and gained knowledge. And then we have finally Mohammed who travelled a lot, almost everywhere and collected his huge book called Al Muslim, Muslim and I met with narrations of different types of companions because he traveled a lot. Abu Hanifa did not travel. He was a merchant, and he was one of the brightest individuals ever of humans with an intellectual powers, but he didn't travel. So whatever little knowledge he had from the Hadith, due to the lack of the number of companions who collected a hadith
and relate them to their students, the tabby read and he collected those from because of the
little amount of typing in he heard and learned from his school of thought is based on logic. So that one plus one equals two logical. So by default, this issue requires this particular thing that's logical. This is why he did not have the same amount of knowledge to rely on like Imam Malik like Imam Shafi like Imam, Muhammad, yet he had the honor and the dignity to declare a to all of his students, whenever you hear an authentic hadith, this is my opinion, toss my own opinion across the street, follow the Hadith because this is what I believe. And this is what I worship Allah with. So he put this disclaimer so that people when they come and say, Abu Hanifa says so and so. But there
is a Hadith that says that there is no marriage without a guardian of Khalifa says it's okay to get married without the guardian. Well, he put a disclaimer saying, I didn't hear of such a hadith. If the hadith is authentic, it is what I believe and you have to follow that. Blind followers don't want to follow this aspect. This is why we have this confusion. And Allah knows best we I think we have time for one more question.
Abdul Majeed, Nigeria
I'm going to come shake some phala know my question before he young brother wants to get married? How can one of solely for the sake of Allah I'm not just because I want to get married or because I want to give it to children or for other things? Because of Allah, okay, okay. You have a confusion because getting married is for the sake of Allah. No one gets married for
not having children or not to fulfill his sexual desires or not to have a soul mate that he would have compassion and love and affection with. Nobody goes to an orphanage and say give me the ugliest woman, the one who's handicapped, the one who's an I would like to matter for the sake of Allah. This is not how it goes. The Prophet himself alayhi salatu salam stated that a woman a woman is sought after for her beauty for her lineage for her her wealth and for her religious commitment. So opt for the one with religious commitment or your hands would be holding into dust. So don't mix apples with oranges. Marry the one whom you feel satisfied with and make your intention to both of
you reach Jana to Alfre Doshi and Allah azza wa jal knows best this is all the time we have until we meet not tomorrow. Tomorrow's for Friday and is our day off. So until we meet Saturday, same time I leave you fear Mandela was Salam alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh. Well as
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