A summary of the meaning of the name
Things we learn from the name, including attributes and actions.
A suitable translation of the name in English.
The source of proof that the name is one of Allahâs beautiful and perfect names.
How to implement the knowledge of this name in our lives, including how to supplicate with it in our prayers.
Miscellaneous topics of interest relating to the names of Allah.
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wa Salatu was Salam ala
nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi edge nine ama that
with the name of Allah subhana wa tada
the Most Merciful, the Restore of mercy,
praising him, and sending Salutations, peace and blessings upon the messenger, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And upon his family and his companions,
I would like to begin by
welcoming you all here today to this Masjid,
this Masjid, which is a house from the houses of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
And it is from the grace of Allah azzawajal and his mercy and His virtue, that he gave us the ability to come together in this house from the houses of Allah, to speak about the single most normal form of knowledge that exists.
There is nothing in the sciences of Islam, and the knowledge of Islam, that is more noble than knowing Allah Subhana Allah
and nothing more virtuous than speaking about Allah subhanho wa Taala.
And we know this because we know that knowledge takes its virtue, from the subject
that it deals with.
We all know that when somebody goes to study something like medicine, we give them a very, you know, high status, we give them a very lofty position in our eyes when they come to study something like medicine.
Why is that?
Because it has such a high status, the knowledge it feedings people's lives and, and bringing people to good health.
So how about the knowledge that deals with the Most Merciful, our Lord Allah subhanho wa Taala. This knowledge is the single most noble and most virtuous and most beautiful form of knowledge that anyone can have.
And when I came to setting up the plan for this class, for this sort of bi monthly lecture that is going to happen,
I thought about some of the reasons why we should choose this topic, some of the reasons why we should speak about the names of alaris origin.
And some of the things that we should try to achieve some of the goals and our aims that we want from this course.
I think we can begin with ahaadeeth. And we're going to begin with this Heidi from two points of view.
And this Heidi is a Heidi, that was narrated from the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, in which he said in the law, he says to attend what is the anus men may attend illa wahida.
Men are Sahaja halogen.
Indeed, Allah has 99 names
100 less 199 names 100 less, one 100 less one is there to remind you or to make it firm in your mind that we're talking about 99
who ever now I saw her is a difficult word to translate into English. And the reason it's a difficult word to translate is sometimes we say as far as to count something, or to sort of enumerate something you know, to keep a number of it. But if you look at least an hour, the classical Arabic dictionary and intangibles and similar dictionaries to that you actually see that LSR is to keep something constantly going around in your mind for the purpose of acting upon it.
So to keep something in
Your mind constantly, they're always on the tip of your tongue going around in your mind, you're in numerating it for the purpose of acting upon it. Man I saw
the hydrogen, the one who enumerates them, and the one who acts upon them and learns them to be to make them a an action and a part of their life, darker agenda, they will go to gender.
And that is such an amazing reward for such a small sort of action, just for us to learn the names of Allah,
for us to learn how to put them into practice, and I'm really strong on this. I don't believe that teaching the names of Allah is teaching people to say who Allahu la de la ilaha illa who are evil.
This is not teaching the names of Allah. teaching the names of Allah is the statement of Elias origin, while Illa, Hill Esma or the personnel, federal who be her
to Allah belong the best names, use them in your dua. This is the purpose of learning the names of Allah, because every time you know a little bit more about Allah, you get a little bit closer to Allah.
And if we look at this from
a little bit of an extreme example, if we take the example of Cooper and a man, a person who is, shall we say, far away from knowing a lot doesn't know anything about our lives or gender.
And you see how their actions change and how their beliefs change, by the simple fact that they come to know who Allah is.
The more you know about Allah, the closer you will be to ally. So a journalist has an evidence for it in a heartbeat.
In which the Messenger of Allah azza wa jal
told us that he is the most knowledgeable of us about Allah, and that he is the most fearful among those of him. And these two things are related your fear of Allah.
Your fear of Allah is
related to how much you know about Allah subhanho wa Taala.
The more you know about Allah, the more fearful you will be towards a lot more your prayer will have that for sure. The more you will turn to Him, the more you will make to him remembering that a lot. So he told us about making to our to him called my yard but will be kumagai Lola will come if you didn't make up your load would not care about you.
The fact that you make to add to him, is what makes you close
to him. And what gives you that feeling of Eman and there is no doubt that learning the names and the attributes of Allah azza wa jal is one of the things
that increases you rapidly in a man it's like a steroid for a man, it makes you suddenly get huge development and huge growth in your Eman just by learning a little bit
about the names and attributes of ally soldier.
So one of the things that we want to do in sha Allah to Allah in this class, is we first of all want to establish some of the principles that relate to the names and attributes of Allah.
And then when we've established some of the principles that relate to the names and attributes of Allah, we also want to learn those names.
And then we want to not learn them just as a as a name, just as something you just put in your memory, but something that you understand the deep meaning behind it, not just that Allah means a lot. And that you know, alila means the one who is worshipped and AR Rahman means the Most Merciful, but for you to really understand
what these names mean. And then for you to understand how do you put these names into practice in your life? How do you live the names of Allah? Not just how do you recall them, but how do you live them. And throughout this class, I'm not going to begin with principles we're going to you're going to start at the beginning, but as we go through
We're going to cover some principles. And since I mentioned to you this Heidi, in alila, what is it what is your investment
may attend illawarra Sahaja halogen. Now,
this haddie has two very important points related to it which are essential for us to understand as we begin our journey through the names of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
The first thing that we must understand is this statement in the last test, attend what is
Indeed, Allah has 99 names.
Indeed, Allah has 99 names.
The first thing that we should understand is that there is no specific number for the names of Allah azza wa jal
and the difference here for those of you who speak Arabic, is that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam did not say in
in the heat is our turn, what is Rena smell in nama is what we call min adaptive hustle. It says there's only this there is nothing except this, this is the only thing that there is
and not not used in the hardest.
So the Heidi is like the example of the person who says in my pocket, I have 100 theorems.
Now I might have 1000 theorems, I might have 100, and 100, and 100 and 100 and 100. But in my pocket, I have 100 dirhams. I'm not denying that there might be more money than that. I'm just telling you that within the money that I have in my pocket, there is 100 difference. And this is the same as the Hadid in Nelly learn it is the item what is there enough SMA that Allah has 99 names, it does not say Allah has only 99 names. It says that Allah has 99 names that if you enumerate them and act upon them and learn them, you will enter gender. So these 99 are a special 99 from the names of Allah.
Someone might say Yaki Mohammed, to Botswana coming on to slide 18, give me your true cepheus giving me your proof if you're if you're being truthful. Give me a proof I'll give you
the first one
is the authentic statement in the way in which we say Allahumma inni as advocate equalist men who are
some major enough sick, our delta houfy key topic, our lambda who I had a new colleague, we stepped up he filler in the middle of it
all I asked you by every name that is yours,
that you named yourself with, or sent down in your book, or taught to any one of your slaves. And now comes the key point or you kept it in the unseen with you.
You kept it in the unseen with you.
And to add to that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam I'm sure many of you have heard the Hadith of the chef or chef or the great intercession on Yama piano, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam will be taught
a praise of a law that was not taught to anyone before him.
All of these are evidences that there are names of Allah outside of these 99 but that these 99 have a special quality
but I'm going to give you a proof even stronger than that. And it is Delhi Elune Akali Yun Shara
it's an evidence which is in accordance with the Sharia and the intellect. I invite you to look through the Quran and the authentic Sunnah and count the number of names that I mentioned for a while.
And what you will find is that they are above 99 in number.
The number of names that are clearly I'm not talking about the elf
For the ones that there is a disagreement about all the ones that are, you know, might be a name or might not be a name, you just go through the URL and the authentics on that and start counting. And what you're going to see is you're going to see that these names are more than 99.
And so what we understand from this study is that there are not 99 names full stop, there are 99 names out of the names of a lot. And the quality of that those particular 99 names is that whoever learns them and implements them will endogenous.
So which of those names, which have the names are like other 99 I liken this to the example of Layla to cuddle.
I give you the example of Layla to cuddle.
Which night is Laila to partner a person says the 25th to 27th to 23rd, the 21st to 29th.
What is the purpose of not knowing exactly when later to powder is one of the great benefits of it is is that you do worship on every single night in Ramadan, because you don't know when language or other is going to come and the only way you can guarantee later to Qatar is to pray all of the next 10 nights in Ramadan. Otherwise, you don't have a guarantee.
If we compare that example to the 99 Names of Allah, your solution is simply to learn all of the names of Allah.
I started a website for this and I came to 120 130 something like that.
Not so much over learn all of them. And within them will be the 99 names that will take you to gender be evening nighttime.
My second point about this Heidi, and it's really important is that this hadith was narrated by an Imam at Tierra Mehdi among others, and one of the narrator's one of the the recordings of his height equals the demand material maybe and he recorded it from above whatever.
And there is something a little bit special about this Hadith, which has caused a huge error in the oma bigger than the error of the 99 names.
And that is that this Heidi in Germany activity is what we call motorized
and motorized means that there has been a mixup
between the statement of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And the statement of one of the narrators of the Heidi's and the two have been blended in together.
So what happened was the Shea who was narrating the Heidi in one of the narrators of the chain, he was telling the Hadees Allah has 99 names 100 plus one, whoever enumerates them will enter Paradise. And then he said from his own opinion, they are
everything onwards from the words they are is from the statement of that shift, and not from the statement of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
And this has caused a calamity in the home from the time that it was said until today. And that calamity is that some of those names are not correct. Some of those names that are mentioned in that narration that died Heidi's that week Heidi in January to May be on not correct. And the problem is that people have taken that Heidi's to be a statement of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam they haven't realized that it's a mix up between the profits isolate and between somebody else. And then they have gone and made posters, and they have made websites and they have made books and they have spread these names far and wide, so that millions and millions of Muslims have memorized these names
that are not correct.
These names are not correct, and some of them are clearly not valid as Names of Allah subhanho wa Taala. I'm not saying all of them because of course many of them are correct. But there are a percentage in there that are not from the names of Allah azza wa jal and so your average poster that you see with the names of Allah on it will be around about 10 to 20% wrong.
And so people are memorizing them incorrectly. And people are losing that opportunity for a means of from the many means of entering paradise. So what we want to achieve by this lesson as well is to correct those and to highlight some of them.
names that are not Names of Allah. Some of the names that have been mistakenly passport are not just this Heidi's not just this hadith of German,
other IDs and other individuals and other people who have written who have maybe, um, you know, even what is what we see what we call it lm wash their hair lllc know what the people kind of just see from one to another.
And we want to want to clarify this. So we have to give a proof for each name. And we have to be firm in the fact that it is a name of a large surgeon.
Because some of the difference of opinion in the names of Allah relates to the attributes of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
And that is because Allah has names. And I want you to think of it like three circles, one of them inside each of them inside of the other. So there are three circles and each circle is inside of the other one. So the smallest circle is like an island in the middle and the middle circle is around it and the outer circle is around three layers. Or like you know, you get those Russian dolls where one is inside of the other one. The smallest one refers to
the names of Allah.
The smallest one refers to the names of Allah. So the names of Allah have the smallest number in terms of what we are told about a lot.
The second circle
are the attributes of a lot. So there are more attributes than names.
So sometimes you will see something mentioned in the Quran. And it's mentioned about Allah when it's talking about an attribute of a law and not a name of Allah.
And I'll just, I'm just going to sort of just so we're really clear because maybe not everybody understands attribute a name. I'll just give you an example of the two. Allah subhanho wa Taala is a rock man we know this the most merciful and the attribute relating to our man is rushman mercy. So when Allah azza wa jal says, what are
your load is over for
vo Rama, the second statement, Rama owner or possessor of mercy is an attribute of a lot and the first one of what is the name of Allah.
So we understand that every name has an attribute attached to it. And then after that, there are attributes that have no names attached to them.
from this is that a lot is the Virgil is don't take on
Allah subhanaw taala is the one who takes retribution.
And this is an attribute of Alliance origin. And the name I wound up him is not an authentic name of allies origin. So we have to understand that the names are like a very small sort of island in the middle. And the attributes are
a much bigger, sort of circle around and some of the things you find in the Quran, or in the Sunnah about Allah are attributes and not names. And that's a lot of laugh about among the scholars, a lot of disagreement, the scholars will sometimes disagree with each other over whether something is an attribute or a name. And we have to have a standard of proof for something to be a name. I mean, for example, my name is Mohammad. Tim,
if you want to sort of attach another name to that you have to have an evidence that that's my name, and we're just talking about me How about Allah subhana wa tada
what method will Allah to Allah belongs the highest example. So there's no doubt when we attach something as being a name of a law, we really have to have a very clear evidence for it.
We have to have a very clear evidence for it.
So we have to have a proof.
On top of that, the largest circle what is the largest circle, the largest circle is the about the things that we say about Allah that all true?
The things that we see about a lot of our true so for example, I give you an example, we say that our
So he exists, he is mo Jude.
For sure like this, no doubt about it. But there is no
name of Allah that Allah is
the one who exists. And there is no attribute from the Quran or the Hadith that says that Allah is the one who exists, we preserve for sure we know that Elias origin exists. And this is the widest circle, this is what we call a bar, those things that are said about Allah, that are true. Those things that are said about Alliance origin, that are true, and we call them alpha. So we have the names, which is the smallest circle, we have the attributes, which is the next size up. And we have things we say about a lot are true, which are the next size up because you can see a lot of things about a lot that are true. But they are neither names, nor are they attributes. And of course, every
name has an attribute. And every attribute is something that you see about a lot that is true. So that last category covers all of the names and attributes. But within them there are attributes, and within them there are names. So having got that out of the way and having covered that.
I don't want to just sort of spend the lesson talking about principles I want to give us at least at least one name, at least one name, inshallah to Allah. And in terms of making this work in the short time that we have, one of the things that I want to do is I want to try to gather the names by what we would term morphology, or assault, basically names that have the same root or the same meaning in them. For example, AR Rahman AR Rahim
out hammer Rafi mean, and you don't put all of these together in one. So the first name that we're going to talk about,
is the first name mentioned in the Quran.
And that is Allah.
And where do we start to talk about this name, Allah? First of all, let's understand it linguistically. And we can move on from that, let's understand it linguistically. And then from there on, we can continue and we can move on
the scholars different over this in terms of the linguistic sense,
the stronger opinion is that the linguistic root of the word Allah is Allah, Allah.
Allah, Allah and Allah, Allah is also a name from the names of Allah azza wa jal. So let's understand Allah era, and then we'll just come back to the name of Allah, I will either
is a name which means the God.
It's a name, which means the God. And what is a god? What is an era?
And ILA is something that is worshipped. And by God, I mean, a small G, we're talking about what is a god? What is any god, a true God, a false god, what's a god? A God is something that is worshipped.
Anything that is worshipped, that worship is directed towards is known as our God.
And of course, there is one true God a lot and then everything else besides allies are a joke all of them are false good, false gods. But this term god this term Isla, it means in Arabic, Al maribou, the one who is worshipped, the one who worship is directed to what is worship. We haven't really go into detail here what is worship, worship is related to alhuda.
it's to do with submitting yourself and lowering yourself and humbling yourself before your object of worship.
And a perfect example of that is this touchdown, because you lower yourself, you humble yourself, you take yourself down, you become nothing in the sight of your object of worship that you are making such a judgment.
Call Allah azza wa jal is Al Isla,
ie the one who is worshipped. So when we say la ilaha illAllah. There is nothing deserving of worship, except Allah. There is nothing deserving of worship in truth, except the lies are legit. Lots of things are worshipped but nothing
deserves to be worshipped except the lies.
And Isla gives us a super an attribute. And the same attribute is found from the name Allah, which I'm going to come to in a minute. I'm going to come back to in a minute,
there is a,
an attribute, which is either here or here.
We use an ILA here as a, as an example here. And it basically means divinity or godliness, or being the one who is deserving solely of worship. So Allah azza wa jal has the attribute of alila. Here, of divinity, of being the one that all worship is deserving of being directed towards.
And allies origin.
With regard to the name, Allah, which we come back to now, a lot comes from the same linguistic origin, it has the same that the meaning of it is the same meaning or similar meaning to this meaning of an 11.
However, it's something more than that, because it comes together, and none of the names of Allah are identical. So alila is not identical to Allah. Allah is the one who is deserving of worship.
Allah gathers together, all of the names of Allah azza wa jal, in one place, every single name of Allah, the meaning of it is found within Allah. Because all of it relates to the ILA the divinity, and the majesty, and the Lordship and the worship of Allah subhana wa tada that nobody has that except Him.
And nobody deserves that except him. So Allah subhana wa Tada. Who is Allah, we understand the basic meaning of the word Allah is the only one who is deserving of worship. And you can put it another way, the only one who has the characteristics that make him deserving of worship.
Because if we think about the characteristics of Allah, Who is Allah, he's giving his risk, His provision, his, his, he bought his, you know, his gifts that he gives to us, he the father that he gives to us, all of the things that are like gifts to us, our life, our death, all of the things that our luck causes to happen, his control of the universe, all of those things.
Then we see that nobody has those attributes except Allah. Nobody has that protection except the law. So nobody is deserving of being worshipped. except Allah. Allah means the one true God, the one true object of worship, the only one who is deserving of worship because of His perfection in his names and attributes.
This is the name
of Allah. And there was a very famous scholar of the Arabic language, whose name was symboi. Sometimes we call him see by way, but that's an Arabic pronunciation, his real name was devoid.
And see, boy, he has a statement regarding
this name, Allah, He says the name of Allah is our office.
It is the single most clearly defined name, or noun that exists, there is no known that exists that is more clearly defined than this one. And that is one of the differences between el Isla and between the name a lot, because the name a lot is one single piece, it can't be separated. So there are many things in this world that have been taken falsely as an ILA as an object of worship.
But there is nothing that has ever taken the need Allah.
There is nothing and nobody that has ever taken the name of Allah.
And if we say Allah means the God, if I asked you and I say to you, let's just imagine that we had a room of people of different religions and I said to one of each one
Who is God?
So the Hindu says that God is a statue or God is an animal, or God is present within everything. I asked the Buddhist and the Buddhist said that God is the universe.
And as the Christian and Christian says, God is Jesus.
And I ask,
Who is alone, every single one of them knows who I'm talking about. And that is what Sequoia is talking about, when he says, are often the most clearly defined name that exists. Because when you speak about the name of Allah, and you say Allah, nobody has even the most tiny doubt who you're referring to.
When I say alila,
you know, this is tends to be like in sort of in the Arabic Bible, or even the Christian they tend to use alila. You know the God, because they don't they know that when you say Allah, is only one Allah.
And you can't say Allah, I mean, Jesus, and you can't say Allah and mean how, or an elephant or a monkey and you can't see Allah and mean a tree or a stone or a grave and you can't say Allah and mean Jesus, or Isaiah or anybody else.
You can't say Allah and mean anything except Allah Rob good island in the Lord of the worlds that everything that exists.
And the scholars differ over
which of the names of Allah is Allah His greatest name,
because Allah has a name, that is his greatest name, the name
that either has to either
be, Apple will either be a job, when he is asked to buy it, somebody asks him by this name, he will give you what you asked for. And when someone makes to our by this name, He will answer that you are the greatest of the 99, the number one name, the name that is at the top of all of the names.
The scholars, of course differed over which of the names of allies the greatest, and I will give you three opinions that are among the strongest opinions and then I will tell you which one I think is right.
The first is that it is a law that allows Greatest Name is a law.
The second is that his greatest name is Li Yoon.
And the third, that the meaning of his moolah, his album, The name of the Greatest Name of Allah is not one name, but what we call an Arabic genes, asthma, all of the names of Allah that have a comprehensive meaning, because when we're going to talk about these names, you're going to see some of these names have a huge meaning that covers everything like the name Allah. And some of them have a very narrow meaning which covers one very specific thing like for example, apple, which relates to an apple overlooking and pardoning as the very, you know, sort of specific meaning, and the name of Allah, which has a huge meaning. So some of the scholars said the meaning of a small while album is
not one name, but it is Gene swill, asthma, it is all of the names of Allah that have a comprehensive and detailed meaning.
For Raja, the correct as far as I understand, and according to my research, and again, I recommend you make do with all of these three types of names, to cover your bases anyway, is that the Greatest Name of Allah is Allah.
And that this is Malala.
Because whenever you look at any of the other names, none of them compared to the name of Allah, every single meaning of divinity every single meaning of perfection, every single meaning of beauty, every single meaning of supremacy is found within the name a lot.
And this is the first name that a lot so agenda mentioned in the Quran Bismillah
and Alhamdulillah. Allah, Allah Allah mean
and this is the proof that it is a name from the names of Allah. Not that we need one. But the proof is an hamdu lillahi wa Robben Island that are lost hadn't what either the very first name that he mentioned in the first Ayat of Surah Fatiha, whichever opinion you think about it.
There are two opinions. One is that the first hire is Bismillahirrahmanirrahim. And the second is that the first ayah is Al hamdu, lillahi Rabbil aalameen. Whichever opinion you take the first name that ally so a gel mentioned in the Quran is Allah.
And in my opinion, it is a law's Greatest Name and all of the other names come underneath it. Because every single one of the other names of Allah refers to an aspect of his ILA here, his divinity or his Ulu he or his right to be worshipped.
How do we implement this name in our lives? How do we talk about the name of Allah until later? But how do we implement this name in our lives? How do we live this name and make it something that we are very attached to?
we've understood that the name has an attribute and the attribute is at the divinity of a lot the right of a lot to be worshipped.
And so we understand that there's an action related to that.
And the action related to that
I can divide it into two things. The first and the most important is that you never, ever divert anything of worship to anyone other than Allah. This is the most fundamental meaning of the word Allah, and the most fundamental message.
And I'll tell you how fundamental this message was when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa seldom used to walk in the Hajj and in the streets of Makkah, and he used to say, call me kulula in in La la,
se la ilaha illa Allah you will be successful. What was the response of courage? Jalan
Isla Hanwha has he made all of our gods into one god
Quraysh understood that this name of God and this statement, La ilaha illAllah was enough for them to understand the entire message of Islam.
They didn't need to be explained that you can't make out to anyone else besides a larger club, pray to anyone else besides Allah, they heard the word la isla in Lola and straight away they understood
that this name indicates that there is no body who deserves to be worshipped. Nobody who deserves to be made to add to nobody who deserves to be prayed to nobody who deserves to be feared with a fear of Allah. Nobody who deserves to be loved with the love of Allah, nobody who deserves you to lower yourself and humble yourself and humiliate yourself before then accept the loss.
And remember that worship of a lot is worship of the heart and worship of the tongue and worship of the limbs. As for the worship of the heart, for example, and hope, fear
and Akasha you're kind of what's the word your your, your awareness of Allah, your fear of him that leads you to be aware of him and to be to be humble and to be kind of soft,
and to be submissive before him and are all about your hope in Allah and your desire for what you will see with a lot your love of Allah, which is the peak of your Eman your love of Alliance.
Woman and nurse humanity. We are talking about men do any law handed in your head
will lead in Amman, Russia to
learn from the people or those people who have taken
Gods besides a lot of partners besides a law, they love them like they love a lot but the believers love a lot more. This is one of the internal acts of worship, with the tongue, the Zico the Quran that you recite the good word that you say and Kelly motto pray about the kind words that you say all of it.
All of it is only for Allah with the limbs, the prayer, the fasting, the charity, the things that you do you know the walking to the masjid, all of it is only for allies.
Allah subhanho wa Taala said in a hadith quotacy narrated by the prophets of Allah while he was in them, and I'll finish Shoraka it should.
I am the least in need of anyone making a partner with me, man, I'm Eli
At an Ashoka heemeyer lady talk to whoever does an action in which he makes a partner with me. I abandoned him and I abandoned the partnership that he made and how would we be abundances? How can we live without abundances? How could we breathe if the last panel data abundances, how could we have any non equalized abundances. So the most fundamental action when you know the name of Allah, is that every time you do anything with your heart or your tongue or your limbs, which is beloved to Allah azza wa jal, you only do it for him.
You only do it for him. So when you raise your hands, you only raise them to Allah. And when you bow yourself in Roku, you only out to Allah and when you put your forehead on the ground, you only do it for Allah not so that people say Mashallah, Lucky's break so many rock, it is so pious, not like that.
When you fear the fear, that is only for a lie, you have it only for when you love the love that is only for Allah, only for
nobody else, the hope that you're having a lie, you don't have in any one else, that fear that you have for life, for anyone else, the remembrance, the risk citation that you do have the plan, you only do it for him.
And you recognize the perfection of allies.
Because this name leads us to a principle and I said I will just I'll just kind of swapped in principles of our lives, names and attributes just as we go, you know, sort of just dropping them in here and there. And it leads us to a principle, and that is that all of the names of Allah.
all of the names of Allah are the peak of perfection. All of the names of Allah have perfect in their beauty. So when you hear this name, it should bring to your mind every name of a law that you know, and every attribute of a law that you know, and every action that you know of worship to him should come into your mind when you think of the word, Allah.
And that is why it is, as we said slightly different from the name of Allah, even though they share a common sort of linguistic route, or meaning. But it's slightly different because it can't be the icon be taken away, and it can't be given to anyone else. It's that unique name that has never been given to anyone else in truth or enforcement. Nobody has taken it falsely. And of course, nobody but Allah deserves it truly.
And so it is the Greatest Name and allies or journals Best of the names of Allah azza wa jal indicates his divinity, His perfection, his worship, and the fact that everything we do from the inside from the tongue and from the limbs should only be for him subhana wa Tada.
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called upon Allah with this from the second action, and I'm going to conclude with this because I don't want to keep you guys too long is that you use this name frequently in your job. Sometimes we hear people may be
not using it as much as you would think. using other names up a lot of times, because the outcome Oh boy, he mean, yada, yada. But don't neglect to ask Allah by this name, especially when so many of the scholars said that it was his greatest name.
And especially when you know that this name is the name that when you make your art with it, your art is answered.
So don't forget that when you're in your, in your in your prayers, you say, Allah or Allah and you make to our to Allah with this name, recognizing His perfection, recognizing his divinity, recognizing his right to be worshipped, and therefore submitting to him in Islam, because submitting to him in Islam is the result of recognizing
His perfection and his names and his attributes.
So when you recognize those names and attributes, when you recognize that perfection or the lies the origin, then you achieve the first step. And that leads you to the step of worshipping Him as He deserves to be worshipped. As we said, we could talk about this and talk about it and talk about it, but we have to give it a little bit shorter as well for you guys. And also because we want to get through as many names as allies. Oh, Jen makes easy for us. So today we have touched upon the name of Allah. And also on the side we've touched upon the name, Isla, which as we said, has a very similar meaning.
But the difference being that it's not one word that can never be broken or never be sort of manipulated. For example, you can make the word and in a clue to me to make the word gods,
you can make it for example, you can become feminine and so on and so forth. But as for the word Allah, it only has it can't be manipulated has no other ways you can you know, change the name or apply the name to someone else. And it's the one name that when everyone hears it, everybody knows what it is that we are, that we are saying. So we ask Allah azza wa jal by his greatest name, Allah, Allah Hi, you're the one who
the name that which if he is asked by, he gives an if he is made with it, he answers, we ask a lot by this name, to make us from the people who learn his names and attributes to make us from the people who learn these 99 names to make us from the people who worship Allah as he deserves to be worshipped, and to make us from the people of gender and for those who Allah, the highest part in paradise. And we conclude by sending Sala
peace and salutations upon our messenger Mohammed Salalah, where it will send them the one we would not have or the one who would not have known a single name from the names of Allah if it were not for Allah and then him
and upon his family, and upon his companions, those people who passed on those names to the generations that came after them, and they were the ones who kept that Amana and gave it on to us so that we could understand it and we could benefit from it today. salatu salam ala nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi Subhana Allah will be handed shadow either
as tug of war to the lake. I think with regard to the sittings in the masjid I personally find it easier if we just do questions kind of on the way out I think that on the microphone as well. Maybe some people want to go when they feel that they have to sit. So if anyone has any questions, they're more than welcome to ask each other as we are sort of going out but we probably won't cover any in the sitting here today. Does that come along?