Channel: Tim Humble
“Ar Rahman – Ar Raheem”
The Third lecture in our Beautiful Names of Allah series from Kalemah Islamic Center in Dubai. Muhammad Tim Humble presents the meaning of the name Ar-Rahman Ar-Raheem, and how to apply that name in our lives.
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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim
al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen
wa salatu wa sallam
Abdullah he was sola Nabina Muhammad in while he was on the edge mine and my back.
So I'd like to start by welcoming all of you to another
in our series
of the Beautiful Names of Allah.
And as you know, or maybe as most of you know, perhaps some of you are coming new to the series. In each week, we are covering some of the names of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
At the beginning, perhaps it will be a little bit
slower than normal because we are covering in more detail. And then as we get forward perhaps you will cover more names in the week.
And so in this bi monthly class happens twice a month, on the first and the third week of every month, we cover some of the names of Allah and their meanings and how to implement them in our lives.
topic for us to deal with. And an amazing two names from the names of Allah subhanho wa Taala that we need to address and we need to understand
and that is the two names are rushman.
and really, these are two of the greatest Names of Allah subhanho wa Taala and the most oft
repeated names in the Quran, and they are among the names that are repeated many many many times in the Quran.
From this is the statement of alized origin
our man or either our sister was
the most merciful man
has risen over the throne.
And the statement of allies though agenda so missed our island out of shirahama.
Then he rolls over the throne of rush man
and the statement of allies the agenda in our hall for a master Ida Amina Rockman Indeed, I fear that you will be affected by a punishment from our rough man from the Most Merciful
and esteem in our lives, our gentle Robbie's Gemma T will have you been at home of Rockman
Lord of the heavens and the earth and whatever is between them of Rockman
and the statement of alarms that are run on a lemon Quran
As for the name of Rahim, and we're going to cover the meanings in a very short while, but as for this name of Rahim, then mostly
it comes in one of two different ways.
Either it is restricted to a particular group,
meaning that it is mentioned with regard to a specific group or category of people, such as the Steven Eliza jello can be removed meaning or Hema.
And he is ever towards the believers, merciful
or becomes attached to the name of Rockman
like in Surah, 231. And like in the best manner, and like when it comes attached to other names, such as the statement of a large religion allows either Raheem oil or for Rahim or borrow Rahim or tell werb.
And I want to add to this a principle that I haven't told you about yet. But I've alluded to it in our very first lesson and I just want to really emphasize it to you.
Do you remember in our very first lesson one of the principles we covered as we said all of the names of a lot of the pinnacle of perfection. They are the best of the best
They say by one minute or two, they have reached the pinnacle of perfection
That's why we call them the Beautiful Names of Allah the perfect Names of Allah.
That's true for each individual name.
So our Rockman in itself is the peak of beauty and perfection in mercy. And our aim is the peak and beauty of perfection in mercy in a different way as we're going to cover. And as these is the peak and mercy of perfection is the peak of perfection and the pinnacle of perfection and the height of beauty in his in his mind, and his strength and his power and his honor,
and allow for his, the peak and the top the best of perfection in an oxymoron in forgiveness, and Alberto And likewise, actor work.
But there is another kind of perfection with regard to the names of a law that we haven't yet covered. And that is what we call perfection when two names are joined together.
So when these two names are joined together, each individual name is perfect. And then there is a perfection on top of the perfection that comes from the individual names like Elijah said, nor Ron Allen or light upon light, perfection upon perfection, there is perfection in each name is perfect. And the joining of those two names together is perfect. And I will give you an example so that I can illustrate this principle.
Allah subhanho wa Taala very frequently in the Quran mentions that he is allergies, and hacking.
We haven't covered those two names and we'll cover them in another session in Sharla. But let's just understand the principle as these comes from comes from Mike and comes from strength and power. Now if you think about this relating to a human being, well he learned method Allah to Allah belongs the highest example, if you think about is relating to a human being, you think of a king you think of, you know, someone of great status and power and might and you even maybe think of them as being a bit tyrannical a bit kind of, you know, like a bull in a china shop. And you know, this strength and power, they ruin people and they crush people and they destroy people.
And then you think about al Hakim as it relates to a human being
wise, what do you think of a wise human being an old man probably with a white beard, very weak, very, you know, unable to defend himself but he has a lot of wisdom.
Allah azza wa jal plays a chemistry he says there is nothing like him. And when he law he'll better will Allah to Allah belongs the best example. But understand this. When Allah mentioned that as easily Hakeem, he is sending you a message. The message you sending you is not only is his answer is might absolutely perfect. Not only is his hikma absolutely perfect, his wisdom perfect, but his mind is used with wisdom. And his wisdom is backed up with might, unlike a human being, when you think of them having might you think of them behaving like a tyrant. And when you think of them having wisdom you think of them being very soft and very weak and very frail. But alive so gentle is perfect in
his wisdom and perfect in his might. He exercises his might with wisdom, and he powers is four he backs up his wisdom with Mike.
And that is the benefit of joining these two names together. So I want you guys to think whenever we come across any of the names of Allah that come together, don't just think about each name. R Rahman r Rahim. But why did Allah azza wa jal include R Rahman r Rahim in the same
joining phrase in the same eye or the same sentence the same point together? Why did Allah azza wa jal include those two in the same place? There is a benefit in both each individual lane as a study and the benefit
of joining the names together has a study.
And just to give you the significance of these two names R Rahman r Rahim it's enough for you to realize that a lot of the agenda began every single surah of the Quran with the exception of surah. Two Toba with the words Bismillah Ar Rahman AR Rahim
mentioning three names of Allah Allah, AR Rahman AR Rahim.
And we should understand what the bat means when we say Bismillah so we understand what the meaning here is. The scholars of Pepsi, they say the bat here is bad. Well, it's the iron. It is the bow of seeking help. So you are saying Oh Allah, I seek your help, or Allah throughout rush man, or AR Rahim, in what I am doing and there is Fairlawn, mocha. There is a verb that is understood from the sentence. That is whatever you are about to do. For example, Bismillah Ar Rahman AR Rahim at Lu Al Quran. In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful the Restore of mercy, I recite the Quran. And the reason this
verb is not mentioned at the end of the sentence, is to make the best mela universal for every need. So you don't have to memorize Bismillah AR to Bismillah Bismillah AR cool Bismillah Bismillah Bismillah you don't have to memorize all of these things. It is automatically filled in for you that whatever you are about to begin when you say Bismillah Ar Rahman AR Rahim
you are seeking the help of Allah R Rahman r Rahim to fulfill your task and your aim.
We should also note while we are talking about the best manner, even though this is not a side topic, but it's worth noting that there are times when you should say Bismillah there are times when you should say Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem, Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem is primarily when you are reciting
the Quran. As for elsewhere, and it's not universal, but as for generally elsewhere, then you restrict yourself to Bismillah for example, eating we sometimes see some brothers when they eat they say Bismillah R Rahman Rahim and this is not the best way or this is not correct the correct way of doing things. They should say basically that they should suffice themselves with the Sunnah. But in any case here in the Quran, we begin every single chapter of the Quran and every recitation of the Quran with the exception of sorts of Bara sorts of Toba, which Bismillahirrahmanirrahim
and Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem is a part of the ayat of the Koran. And there is no disagreement in this, because of the statement in the home in Salima, what in Bismillahi Rahmani Orion. This came from Suleiman. And indeed it came to us written at the beginning, in the name of a lot, the Most Merciful but the store of mercy.
And the scholars differed over whether Bismillah Ar Rahman AR Rahim is the first ayah in sort of 230 or whether it is an introduction to the sola and as you guys know, in the most half of Huff's on arson, it is the first of two factor and in some of the other karate, the other massage. It is an introduction to the solar and they split
the last iron into two.
In any case, this is part of the importance of Bismillah Ar Rahman AR Rahim
when gibreel would descend to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam with revelation he would descend, beginning Bismillah Ar Rahman AR Rahim and generally when we begin our recital of the Quran, we begin with Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim. And there is some filler in this that I'm not going to go into what if you start in the middle of the surah? Or what if you resume your citation, but in general, we begin our citation with Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim.
This is just some of the points of importance with regard to just how important these two names are, and how frequently they are mentioned in the Quran.
So I want to come now to the principles we've covered, every name is backed up by an attribute. So what is the attribute that comes or that is related to a rock man and the attribute related to our right
They both come from the attribute of our Rama, mercy.
But clearly there is a difference between the two.
Because there are no synonyms. I mean, it's not like it's not like Allah says Ar Rahman Ar Rahman. He says R Rahman r Rahim. So there is a difference between a rock man and there is a difference between all right, but the origin, the attribute of origin is mercy. But one is speaking about mercy in a particular way. And one is speaking about mercy in another way. And the scholars differ over the difference between the two.
And I'm going to give you two opinions and I'll tell you which one is the stronger of the two.
The first opinion
is that our man referred refers to the general mercy that Allah has for all of his creation.
And the R Rahim refers to the special mercy that Allah reserves for the believers on the Day of Judgment.
So everyone understand this, or Ramadan, according to this first opinion, refers to the general Mercy of Allah. That has was the article logic that has encompassed everything.
And after r Rahim, this special mercy which Allah azza wa jal has reserved for the believers Yokoyama, and in this regard, there is a Haris
an important Hadith
that Allah subhana wa tada says,
For an important Hadees, in which the prophets why Selim says about Allah, Indeed, Allah has 100 mercies or 100, parts of his mercy.
And he has said down to this dunya only one piece of that only 100 of that mercy
between the jinn and the men, the animals and the beasts,
I need this 100 of the mercy of Allah has been sent down to this dunya for everyone, it's not 100 to the gene and 100 to the men and 100, to the animal 100 between all of us, between all of our lives creation on this earth,
because of this mercy, they have mercy on one another.
Or because of this mercy, there is kindness between them and because of this mercy, they have mercy on one another. And because of this,
the horned animal or not the horn animal, the hoofed animal,
lifts its foot from its child but soy does not trample it the animal lifts its foot from its its child its offspring so that it does not trample it. And Allah has kept aside 99 mercies, by which he will have mercy upon his slaves on the Day of Judgment. And this hadith is mocha con la, the Rohingya Muslim.
So some of the scholars took this hadith to be the explanation of the difference between a rock man and Orion. So, they said that this
is the difference between the two. Meaning Ar Rahman refers to this the one who has sent down this 100 of Mercy by which it is general for everything.
That is mercy What am I to worse at Kula Shea is mercy has was a lot of work but he was at my mercy has encompassed every single thing
under our Rahim refers to this 99 parts of mercy, which have been reserved for the believers jamahiriya
participant in his module, it's not the correct opinion.
And the reason is that it doesn't match all of the ayat of the Quran. It matches some of the ayat of the Quran, but it doesn't match all of the ayat of the Quran.
For example, the statement of allies or gel in Surah to dakara
that Allah is to the people in nankana bien se or towards the people in nasty nasty Lara ofone be nasty Lara. Oh, fun watching that a lot is towards the people and not and he doesn't see
Believers towards the people are often working, kind and merciful.
Which brings us to the second opinion and this opinion has two strong points to it The first is it matches all of the art. And the second is it matches the language of the meaning of Ramadan upon the pattern Cylon and Rahim upon the pattern say
and that is that Russian man or Russian man refers to the attribute of mercy
with Allah subhana wa tada and which encompasses every single thing.
And that are Rahim refers to the giving of that mercy or the bestowing of that mercy to whomsoever Allah azza wa jal wills, whether they are in this dunya or in the Akira whether it is temporary or permanent, whether it is small or big, that our rock man refers to sefa to La zema a permanent attribute of mercy that is within Allah, the mercy that encompasses everything that the fact that He is the Most Merciful.
And that are Rahim refers to the giving of that mercy and the bestowing of that mercy. And that is because the pattern that I learn like Rahman indicates this indicates a
a description which is describing the one who was speaking of
I'm sorry, like writing indicates the the action of carrying out what that attribute indicates. So I believe the best translation for Ar Rahman AR Rahim is to say the power of man is the Most Merciful. And the power Rahim is the store of mercy. Meaning that Ar Rahman refers to the mercy that Allah has. And r Rahim refers to the fact that he gives out that mercy. Now he has given out 100 of that mercy in this dunya
and 99, out of 100. He has kept to give to the believers in the accurate but both the dunya and the Euro, he is giving this mercy to people and withholding it from people.
He's sending it upon people and in greater and smaller amounts, according to his wisdom, and this is the meaning of our writing the one who bestows mercy, the one who gives out mercy to whoever he wills
and that's why our shift she had
a bad habit of Lodi that he said in his book for rushman a lady euro metal I leather rock metal was for who a lady or rush metal was for. Our Russian man is the one who urashima is his attribute
and the Most Merciful.
And he said what Rahim Arar himolla eva de he, the meaning of Rahim is the one who has mercy upon his slaves. So this is an attribute that is with Allah that Allah is the most merciful, but it is not an attribute which is restricted or limited to Allah subhanho wa Taala in the sense that it doesn't, it doesn't reach us. R Rahim indicates that it is an attribute that it reaches all and we see in our lives. Allah subhana wa tada is R Rahman r Rahim.
And the evidence for this
what kind of been what meaning or Hema? He is towards the believers writing
and allies origin statement in now will be him often? Why? Indeed he is towards them kind and merciful.
And in no place in the Quran does Allah say what I learned on the way that he that he is rough man towards his slaves. He says he is Rahim towards his slaves, but that he himself is a riot man. And that's why also you don't see our Raheem and Liverpool and you see our rock man at level four and he is a Rahman, who taught us
and he is true his lives, right. So we understand
ramen is the sofa the description or the attribute of Allah, the One who are Rama is his attribute. And r Rahim refers to the action
of being merciful towards his slaves. And we affirm these actions for a loss pattern with our from our, from our belief is that we affirm the actions that are alive so just affirms for himself and he does them whenever he wishes to partner with Allah in a way that befits His infinite majesty and perfection.
So we are from those people who affirm that Allah bestows mercy. We do not say that Allah does not bestow mercy How can I love this Thomas, you know, Allah bestows mercy, but he bestowed it whenever he wills and to whoever he wills.
Just like he speaks to whoever he wills and he does not speak to whoever you are.
And he punishes whoever he wills and he does not punish whatever he wills. Likewise, He bestows mercy upon whoever he wills and he withholds that mercy from whoever he will, either partially or completely, according to a wisdom that is with him subhanho wa Taala. And he does it in a way that is befitting to His Majesty and His supremacy and His perfection subhana wa Tada.
So, these two names indicate for us, the perfection of the mercy of Allah and the vastness of the mercy of Allah.
So the entire world, both the heavens and the earth, and every benefit that they receive, and every good that happens to them, and every evil that is kept away from them happens for no other reason than the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
All of this is from sir Raj matenda, from the effects of the mercy of Allah azza wa jal
because nobody brings benefit except for him, and nobody removes harm except for him. So all of the benefits that you see in this dunya and all of the good that you experience happens to you because of the mercy of Allah. And every bad thing that is kept away from you happens to you because of the mercy of Allah azza wa jal, not because we are so pious and so excellent and so beloved to online is only that we deserve known as Eliza, which has said Fatherland, mean Allah. It is a grace from Allah and a blessing. guidance from Allah. The good thing is that we have the rain that falls, the crops that grow this is from the effects of the mercy of Allah subhana wa tada
and Allah azza wa jal
told us through the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that his mercy has preceded his anger.
And we affirm both of these for our lives that which and we're going to talk about the anger of a lot in another, another session inshallah. But we affirm the anger of a lot, we affirm that a lot becomes angry in a way that is befitting to His Majesty and His perfection.
But at the same time, His mercy has been given precedence over his anger.
And this is a part of the perfection of our last panel data. And I was remember whenever I speak to a Christian, they always struggle with this issue.
They say that God is love.
He only loves so he loves the murderer and the killer and the child abductor and you know, just the same as he loves you. Because he is just love. We see no this is not true. Rather Allah azza wa jal bestows mercy, and he also sends punishment. And he shows his anger and he shows his love Subhana Allah in a way that fits his majesty, but his mercy has been given precedence over his anger,
meaning that you can't have a 5050 you know,
because this is not perfection. But that perfection is that Allah has both of those attributes, mercy and anger because at the end of the day, there has to be a balance, otherwise it's imperfect. But still, despite that balance, His mercy has been given precedence over his anger. Subhana who would die
and it's not like you can deny the mercy of allies origin
You know, when you look around you the mercy of Allah is in everything that you see can't be denied. It has filled everything between the heavens and the earth.
Even and many people maybe don't quite see this angle of the mercy of Allah as it relates to his legislation. Even his punishment is urashima
evola even his punishment is urashima in terms of the reason that it is legislated.
Well, I configured this as the highest hire Tanya Eliza, you have in retribution, life, meaning in the fact that we are commanded to take a life for a life, there is life. what life is that? There is the protection of people from doing the sin in the first place. There is the mercy of not allowing the society to be corrupted by killing, there is the mercy of protecting the life of the victims and the victims families. So even the punishments of allies origin, the producer of our last panel data, all Russia, are mercy from Allied soldiers, because they have been sent and even his punishment in this dunya has an element of His mercy. Because if Allah azza wa jal wanted to punish you with
Elijah will act upon them major punishment, you will not be left afterwards to tell the tale.
Like Eliza gel told us and we make them tastes. Meanwhile, either bill Adena from the small punishment, instead of the large punishment, rather black bow, in the hope that they will return in the hope they will repent, they will come back to Allah subhanaw taala. So even when Eliza gel gives you some based on a trial or a test or a punishment in this life, it is a mercy from him. Subhana Allah to wake you up before a day comes when you might find yourself outside of
the special mercy that Alliance or general reserves for the believers and none of us want to find us outside of that special Miss.
So Allah azza wa jal gives you a taste of some of the minor
punishment, so that you may return to Him and this is a mercy and ally so a gentle commands that the person who kills another person without right is killed as a mercy and ally as though he commands his food, his punishments and his rules or regulations as a mercy. The whole of the Sharia of Islam is a mercy.
And the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was sent as a mercy. And perhaps he is one of the greatest signs of the mercy of Allah.
One of the greatest signs of the mercy of Allah, and when you think how merciful he was, and then you think that his mercy compares nothing to the mercy of Allah.
But you imagine how great the mercy of allies when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam returned from a life
and his people had thrown him out. And they had thrown stones upon them, and they had taken him away from RF and none of them had accepted his message alive. So Joe sent the angel of the mountains, and the angel of the mountains made an offer to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Allah has given you the opportunity, the freedom to choose
the if you wish, I will crush your people between these two markets,
or I will crush the mountain upon them.
And your people will be finished like the people of North like the people of the people of the past, the people of loot, who came and alive xojo destroyed them in one single punishment, if you wish, I have been given authority by Allah to crush the mountains upon your people.
And the prophet SAW Selim said no.
Because perhaps Allah will bring out from their loins are people who will say La Isla Jai lava. Look at the mercy of the Prophet slicin could you do that to anybody that you have just been stone you've been thrown with pelted with stones you've been rejected by your people, you've been called every name you've been left alone, and then you get an option. If you want, Revenge is yours. There is no law it has to be valid. There is no going to be no account for you if you want. Revenge is yours. Just see the word and I will give the full revenge. They are gone.
And he says no, perhaps Allah will bring out from their offspring. A people who
Worship Allah alone or people will say Allah Hi.
And then you think that the mercy that he showed
is nothing in comparison to the mercy of Allah azza wa jal.
In fact, in this regard, I mean we have many ayat we have the ayat, the iron, which allies or just said, Well, it was the article, the shake.
My Mercy has encompassed everything. But in this regard, we have another Heidi's that came to mind to mention to you
regarding a woman,
and this woman,
in some of the durations in mentions that she would look for her, a child or her child, and then whenever she would find that child, she would lift the child up to feed the child to give the child milk. She was so sensitive and caring for this child. And while this was going on,
the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Do you see? Or do you think that this woman would ever throw her child into the Hellfire? This is a woman who is every time the child opens his mouth, she's picking the child up to feed the child. She's so caring and packed and compassionate for this child and the Prophet sighs and I've said to the companions Do you think this woman would through her own child into the Hellfire?
The companion said love
No by Allah. As long as she was able not to throw him down as long as there was nothing to force her to do if she would never. As long as she had the power, she would never throw that child into the hellfire.
The Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said,
a love without a hammer will be a baddie mean Habibi, while
Allah is more merciful to his servants, than this woman would be merciful to her child.
And the mercy that is shown by this woman to her child, Allah will be more merciful to you.
Is I recorded with Sophia is solely to Allah but I might be wrong about that.
Who was asked if you had a choice on the Day of Judgment between your father judging you and Allah judging you? Your father is never going to throw you into the hellfire.
Who would you choose? And he said, I would choose Allah because Allah would be more merciful to me than him.
That is the mercy of Allah subhanaw taala it's a mercy that we
we can't describe we can't find words to to bring to you just how merciful I like it. So which enemies and allies are hammered rahimian and some of the scholars affirmed this as the name of Allah. By the way, some of the scholars have termed another name of Allah, our hammer Rashi mean, the Most Merciful of those who show mercy and some of them said it's an attribute of Allah.
But allies are humble Rahimi, His mercy has encompassed every single thing.
But his mercy is not given to everybody equally. And this is where it comes to our action. We start talking about what can I do? How can I get this mercy? I want it I want to be one of those people that gets that 99 out of 100 parts of mercy on your McKeon, and I want to get it in this studio, how can I get it? We have to realize that the mercy of Allah is not given equally to everyone.
The more you increase in obedience, the more you come near to Allah, the more deserving you will be of this mercy as Allah azza wa jal told us in the Quran, who had Akita Bonanza Nam of Allah comfortably who, what, who are looking to hammer. Elijah just said, this is a book. We have sent it down, bless it. So follow it and have Taqwa of Allah. Obey Allah and avoid disobeying Allah so that you may gain his mercy which mercy
the mercy that is reserved the VIP especial mercy that a large l gives to his believing slaves and allies. So it just said while he was brought up, what was the cow two year old Rasool Allah Allah?
Allah azza wa jal said perform the prayer and give us a car and obey the messenger that you might achieve mercy. So we realize that the more we fear Allah, the more mercy we will gain.
The more we follow the Quran, the more mercy we will gain the more
We established the prayer and perfected the more mercy we will gain. The more we give this a car and the voluntary charity, the more mercy we will gain. And the more we obey the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam, the more mercy
and allies are adjusted environmental law, he is party one minute my singing. Indeed, the mercy of Allah is near to the mercy mean who otherwise you know, the people of the sun, the people who do more than the basic requirement, more than just doing the halaal and avoiding the hot on doing the big bad praying five times a day, they are not the worst sin.
The mercy known other people who go above that, and they pray their voluntary prayers, and they give voluntary charity and they do voluntary fasting
in July curry one minomycin the mercy of allies near to those people
and allies so agenda, as we said, is more merciful than we are between us even more merciful than the Prophet sallallahu wasallam was to us.
And ally. So Jen described the profit size elements being merciful.
He said about this messenger the game jerseys on it here and how you sold it can be moved meaning more often.
So Alliance origin described the profit size advisees on Allahabad to it's hard for him. When he sees you in difficulty, he feels hard. He really doesn't. You know, it's hard for him to see you in difficulty. How do you soon it can be so keen to see you successful meaning about him and he's kind and merciful towards the believers. And this brings us to another subtopic the use of Ar Rahman or Rahman and Rahim for human beings. As for Rahman, it is not permissible to use this name for a person whether with or without. So it is not permissible to say he is a Roman, nor is it permissible for him to say he is rushman. Why? Because all right man means the one who is the Most Merciful.
Obviously, this is a lot. And Rockman means someone whose mercy encompasses every single thing. And this is also a lot and therefore we can't use this. As for Rahim, we can't use it with Allah. And we can use it without. So we can say my name is Ryan. But you can't say my name is Ryan with.
And this is like this is the names of a lot. There are the names of ally in this regard can be divided into three categories, names that cannot be given to anyone else with or without, like a regimen of solid, and other names that even when you take the URL away, you still can't give them to anyone else because the meaning is inappropriate for anyone other than Allah.
And then there are names that if you have an L it means for a lot and if you take the L away, you can use it for someone else. Because for someone else it just means merciful and for a light means the one who restores mercy.
For example, alright, so the Prophet is, is given the name, Rahim, and allies or jellies are working with.
And then there are some names that you can use them with Al, but the Al doesn't mean the same as the Al when it relates to Allah. For example, if I say, Joe, will Malik
al Malik, the king has come?
Well, I see a lot in Al Malik. The L and the l don't mean the same thing.
The L with regard to the human being means the king that I'm talking about that I mentioned in the previous sentence, he just came.
And the L which relates to which leads to alarm means the screen perfect.
So we have three categories of names. One, you can't use it for a human being with or without, if you have a URL or you don't have a URL, you can't use it from them or Rockman and a summit and some of the other names because even when you take away the meaning is impossible to be true for any human being can only be for Allah.
As for the second group of names, if you keep as it is for a law and if you remove al
then you can use it for someone else. So someone can take the name or Rahim but they can take the name right
As Eliza Jen described the prophet SAW Selim meaning or Orion,
and the third category are those where you can use al. But the Al doesn't mean the same thing.
The al doesn't mean the same as it does for Omar for a light means the most are the best or the most perfect. And for the other person, it just means that what I was talking about before
and so we will understand the names like this. So for example, a name you can't give to anyone else we said, Allah and Isla, you can't call somebody Isla, even without Allah, because Allah means our God. And Allah means the God. So you can't some call someone their God and you can't call someone our God.
You can't call someone rough man or Rama. But writing him Yes, a person can be merciful, but not our Rahim Al Rahim is only Allah subhana wa Tada.
And then we have to understand that the mercy of Allah azza wa jal is of two types.
And we've alluded to this footage is good for us to understand and clarified rock metal and
metal house, there is a general mercy and a specific mercy. As for the generic mercy, then this is the one that Allah subhana wa tada
attaches to knowledge. When he says, Rob Burnett was here to kulesza in rock mutton, we're in
our Lord, You have encompassed everything in your mercy and your knowledge. Does that mean that everything including the carpet has the same mercy as the believer? No, it's a general mercy, like the knowledge of the last panel.
So everything that is within the knowledge of Allah which is everything is within the general Mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala meaning that the mercy of Allah has reached them. There is nothing that has never experienced the mercy of Allah. Just like there is nothing that is outside of the knowledge of Allah, there is nothing that has never experienced the mercy of Allah. But this is the general mercy and the reason we know this is because the lies dogen mentions it with his knowledge, rush, mutton, wild man, mercy and knowledge. We know the knowledge has encompassed everything and nothing escapes it. So the mercy has also encompassed everything and nothing escapes it. But as for
the specific lesson, and the unique mercy, then this is the one that is a lie. So a gel blesses the believers within this dunya in the
Ramadan Eamon de Nia dunia we're
it's a mercy that is Imani at the mercy of a man the mercy of faith, the mercy of the benefits of the dunya the mercy of the benefits of the Akira
this mercy of a large surgeon that will be truly experience your piano because you will experience a part of it in Estonia but you will not experience it in its absolute form.
Except Yokoyama be in the light. This is the mercy of adelphia and the mercy of at the mercy of Allah azza wa jal giving you the success to be a believer and the mercy of you being given the success to obey Allah. Because don't think you obey Allah because you're such a good Muslim. You obey Allah because Allah has showered you with His mercy and allow you to obey Him.
And that is something we all have to understand, and the tasty of making things easy for us to see how easy this religion of Islam is for the Muslims. How allies are jealous made everything easy from wiping over the earth to shortening the prayer to the issues of you know, not having to pray 50 prayers a day only five, Allah azza wa jal has made this religion so easy you read a lot will become a while Are you ready to become a nurse of Allah wants is for you and he doesn't want difficulty for you. This is from the special mercy that a lot once only for the believers. He doesn't want this. This is for the disbelievers he wants it only for the believers.
And this step would total speeds. This being strong on Eman and guidance to the silahkan was talking and Allah subhana wa Taala saving us an entering as intergender and saving us from the Hellfire This is nothing other than the mercy of Allah subhana wa Tada.
So we'll continue
ask ourselves Okay, we have understood this. What is the action for us?
Well, I think that the action
is of two types, particularly that I want to focus on. And maybe I will think of some more but two I want to really focus on the first one is found in the statement, or Rahim on your hammer, Rama, Rama.
And the statement men lie or lie or
the merciful people will gain the mercy of a man.
And the one who does not show mercy will not be shown mercy. So one of the actions we take from these two names is that we should be merciful to others, we should be merciful towards everyone. And that includes our non Muslim neighbors, and people we know and we come across and colleagues, we should be merciful towards the whole of the people.
Because the sooner and the Muslims in general, Arizona specifically, are the most knowledgeable of the people about Allah on the Most Merciful of the people towards the people.
And if you ever feel this mercy slipping away from your dealings, you know that you have not implemented this statement, or this and these two names in your life, they should make you merciful. Because if you recognize how merciful Allah has been to you, what do you want to do to other people, be merciful to them. If you recognize how merciful Ally's origin has been to you, despite your disobedience of him, despite you turning away and not listening to him, despite you doing what he not giving great gratitude to him, he still was merciful to you. And if somebody doesn't show gratitude to you, isn't it more deserving, that you would be merciful to them?
If someone doesn't listen to you, isn't it more deserving, that you'd be merciful to them in an appropriate way? I mean, mercy has again, as we're gonna listen, everything has a balance. So it's not the case that you know, somebody is, I don't know, stabbing you with a knife and you'll be merciful to them. At the end of the day, it has to have a filter and an understanding, but our first position, and our first attempt is mercy towards everyone. We are merciful to others, because we want a lot to be merciful to us.
And the second and the greater of the two, this is the greater point of the two but it's going to take me a while to explain is that whenever you hear these two names, how can you hear these two names, and ever lose hope in Allah? After you heard these two names, after you heard, that it is more likely that a mother would throw her baby into jahannam than you then Allah would put you then?
How is it after that you could ever ever lose hope in Allah. And you could ever say, I don't think Allah will forgive me. I don't think Allah will have mercy on me. I am heading for Allah's punishment. That doesn't mean you get tricked and fooled. That doesn't mean you fool yourself and you see, I'm free. I will never be tried, I will never be tested no as a balance again.
But how is it that anyone can ever despair of the mercy of Allah? After you hear this? In order, I assume you're rohilla nobody despairs of the help of Allah. Except for the disbelieving people. They'll come with capital, they are the people who just despair but Allah will ever have mercy on them. As for a Muslim, you never ever feel that you have reached such a level that it is impossible, that alarm so which other would have mercy on you? And you never ever see about someone else, Allah will never have mercy on them. Because of the narration that when you see this, perhaps Eliza gel would say
regarding the forgiveness, if you say Allah will never forgive this person, perhaps Allah will say, as has been narrated
that who is it among my slaves who says I will not forgive so and so I have forgiven him and I have ruined your deeds.
You never say that someone will you know, Allah will never have mercy except those which their mercy has been proven that they will not have lists. But the reality is, there is a balance there is a fear. And I want you to understand this balance so you don't make a mistake. You know, you don't go around and say, Well, maybe you know, this evil person who is attacking the Muslims, Allah will have mercy on them. There is an understanding there is but you don't rush to take the mercy or to take someone away from the mercy of Allah azza wa jal, and especially not yourself.
You always feel that there is a chance for you and there is a hope for you. And that doesn't mean
You're this really pious Well, he or the lies origin. It just means that Allah's mercy is so great that you can never sink that law. You can never go that law, it doesn't mean that we are really high, but we can never go low enough that we would escape the opportunity for that mercy. But that doesn't mean the mercy is guaranteed.
It doesn't mean that that Mercy is guaranteed in such a way that there is, you know, you have a guarantee here is your ticket to agenda, just exchange it at the door doesn't work like that.
You are always within arm's reach of the mercy of Allah. You're always within the ability to have that mercy bestowed upon you.
But if you don't seek it, and you don't work for it, there will be people who lose it. And there will be people who don't get that special mercy, and they restrict themselves to the general mercy alone.
And that's why we always have to remember that balance between fear and hope. And we'll talk about that. When we talk about a Deion and Maliki or me Dean and a Malik and Malik, you talk about that fear. But that fear has to be balanced the hope and the fear. So if you find yourself lazy and you find yourself you're not praying, you're not doing anything and you can't be bothered and you're just like, Oh Allah, Karim, Allah will have mercy on me.
Then at this time, you increase your fear you remember the people that Ally's origin will come in Korea in Atlanta, how many villages we just destroyed them?
How many people realize the widow destroyed them in one single destruction.
But when you feel yourself feeling like I feel, maybe I feel despair, I feel sad. I feel like Allah. I am far away from Allah's mercy. You remember nobody. There is nobody who is far away from Erasmus. You have the opportunity there. But you have to go and you have to do the actions that will earn you that mercy in terms of your obedience, as we said, Your taqwa you're following up the Quran and the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, you're praying the prayer you're giving this occur. These are the things that bring you near to the mercy of Allah azza wa jal
in our mental life, it won't matter at the mercy of our lives near to those people who do good. So if you want to get near to it and you find yourself far away from it, you need to do the actions that are going to bring you near to that Mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
So these are these are the two names are Rahman and Rahim and some have an explanation about them to a very long topic and how we should act upon them. As we said, primarily, we got came I think, with three things in the end. Number one is that we should be merciful to others. Number two should never despair, of the mercy of Allah will feel that we are, it's impossible for us to ever do enough to get there. And thirdly, that we gain the mercy of Allah through good deeds through taqwa through obedience to the prophets lie Selim through following the Quran through giving the Zakat and performing the Salah. And finally, I just want you to reflect upon
a person who doesn't gain this mercy of
someone who omocha Yama does not gain the special mercy.
To imagine a person who was so close to the mercy of Allah, but didn't get it.
You know, that's like the person who was dying. I just needed one sip of your one breath of oxygen, but it was just the mask was just a millimeter beyond their finger. You know, you imagine that you're just surrounded by the mercy of a lot, how could a person come yamaki on that and not get it? That would have to be the true loss. That was the swan movie. This is the absolute loss for a person to be so close to that mercy, that you're never you know, you're never outside of it, it's always around you. And then for that person to miss out on it.
This is absolute loss. This is a person who truly lost and you can't get it unless Eliza gel gives you the tofield and the hedaya the guidance and the success for you to get it and that just shows that you can be like the person who came within one millimeter of survival, but just missed out by a millimeter. You can be standing right next to the cause for your mercy. How many people today will lie how many people stood outside this message Salatu Asia, they are less than 10 meters away from the mercy of Allah. But they didn't come for the Salah. And instead they went out and they went to these places and they sat and they ate and they played and they
and they were only 10 meters or 100 meters or 50 meters away from the mercy of Allah. But they couldn't take those few steps. That's you and me unless Allah has mercy on us. We will be those people outside who can't take those steps in to the mercy of Allah azza wa jal unless Allah subhanaw taala has mercy on us. So we ask Allah subhana wa tada R Rahman r Rahim to have mercy on us to shower us with His mercy in this world and in the urine, to make us from those people who are who gain his special mercy in this dunya and induction and to make us from those people who show mercy to others so that mercy can be shown to us a lot of Allah Katana