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Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh Welcome to another episode of the power of victory. Today we're going to talk about the most noble of all of the forms of knowledge, and the most beloved of all of those forms of knowledge to Allah subhanaw taala, the most beautiful form of Vicar, and the highest of all of the types of remembrance that a person can do. And this is the knowledge of the names and attributes of a Lost Planet, Allah, the perfect names and attributes of allies. And these names and attributes are so important to us, because they are the most high or the highest form of knowledge, the most beloved form of knowledge, because they relate to Allah subhanaw

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taala. And knowledge takes its virtue from its subject. You know, when you're talking about medicine, medicine is so beloved to people, people love to be a doctor or to be a surgeon or to be a pharmacist, because it relates to human beings and making them better and treating them and it's so beneficial to society. It's a subject that has a lot of honor a lot of status, but there is no subject that has a higher status. Because there is no topic which is more honorable or more perfect than to talk about Allah subhanho wa Taala. So Allah His names and attributes, this is a type of knowledge in the vicar of Allah that you must have. And you must be aware of Allah's names and

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attributes you must understand some principles behind a lot of names and attributes. And you must use a lot of names and attributes in your vehicle in your car, to make that vehicle and not to our beloved to Allah subhanaw taala and to make it in accordance with the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So it is the most or the highest form of knowledge. Secondly, knowing a lot of names and attributes, it leads you to the love of Allah, it leads you to glorify Allah, it leads you to honor Allah, it leads you to worship Allah, as he deserves to be worshipped, because you only worship Allah as he deserves to be worshipped. When you know him. The more you know about

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him, the more you're the more you worship Him, the more fearful you are of him. We've heard some a hadith at the very beginning of these series of episodes on the power of Vicar about how Allah subhanho wa Taala

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says to the angels, how would my slaves be if they had seen me? They would worship you even more? The angels reply. So likewise, we see, the more that they know about or the more that a slave knows about Allah, the more fearful they are of him, and the more the more perfect their worship is. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, I am the most knowledgeable of you about Allah and the most fearful among you of him.

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So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his knowledge of Allah is what made his worship more perfect than our worship. And likewise, his knowledge of a light is what led to the fear of allies origin and knowledge of Allah leads to worshipping Him. That's why when we look at the Koran, we see that there are two reasons given in the Quran, why mankind was created.

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to know what the taboo and to worship. So Allah says Allah The one who created the seven heavens and from the earth, equal in number to them, so that you may know that Allah azza wa jal is Able to do all things and that Allah has surrounded everything or encompassed everything with his knowledge. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says that he created these heavens in this earth for us to know him, but not only for us to know him, but Allah which tells us at the end of sort of dheireadh woman Hala colgin novel inside Lily Appleton, I have only created the men and the jinn and the men to worship me alone. So you have been created to know Allah and for that knowledge to lead you to worship, and

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these two ayat are not contradictory. The two reasons that I mentioned are the same reason because you can't worship Allah until you know him. You can't remember Allah until you know who it is. You are remembering

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At the same time, your remembrance and your knowledge of Allah, you knowing Allah, you knowing about Allah, it leads you to worship Him. And that's why in the Quran, Allah, Ruby, Allah lordship, Allah, his names and attributes are mentioned in the context of worshiping Him. So Allah azza wa jal tells us in solitude, baccala in the first command, to worship Him, or people or mankind, worship your Lord who created you, and those created those who came before you, so that you may be from the people who fear Him. Notice how Allah subhanaw taala mentions his lordship, his creation, the fact that he created you, and the fact that he created you leads you to worship Him. And then Allah

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mentions many of his blessings, he sent down rain from the heavens, and he raised out fruits from the earth, and he made the earth flat for you, and so on and so forth. fella, Tasha, I know Linda and dad and one from Thailand moon, so don't make a partner with Allah when you know, even at best rhodiola and Homer was asked, What do you mean when, you know, he said, when you know that Allah is your Creator, and your sustainer and your provider, and the one who sends down the rain from the heavens, so you don't make a partner with him. So the knowledge of allies which I'll admit leads you to worshiping Him and our sins that we do have because we don't know Allah subhanaw taala properly.

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And if we knew Allah subhanaw taala properly, we would not sin. And so our sins are a result of our ignorance about Allah azza wa jal, and our ignorance about his punishment and our ignorance about his mercy subhanho wa Taala. So this is another reason why we should be focusing upon this, the purpose of our life, to worship Allah based upon the knowledge of Him. Now, there are a few things that we need to mention with regard to the names and attributes of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And this is really, really, really very important for us to understand. And that is to begin with that all of the names of Allah and all of his attributes are the pinnacle of perfection, they are absolutely

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perfect in every single way. There is no aspect of imperfection in any of the names and attributes of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So when we look at a las pantallas names we see each name is perfect. And when the names are brought together, those names are perfect. in bringing them together, there is a perfection and each name on its own has perfection. Look at for example, Allah says that Allah is and as ease and hacking and as usual hacking. Why does Allah bring these two names together? And as ease that Allah is the mighty, the one who is full of power full of honor full of majesty, he is infinitely powerful, there is nothing that he can't do. And so is absolutely perfect, his power is

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perfect. There is no limit whatsoever to the power of Allah. There is nothing that Allah can't do Allah subhanaw taala is infinitely powerful and mighty, the most mighty, the Almighty.

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And Allah is Allah hackie. Allah azza wa jal is the most wise, every single thing that allowed us even the evil that exists in this earth has a hikma has a wisdom. Even in the creation of a blease, Allah Ilana to law, there is a wisdom for mankind. There is a benefit and a wisdom every single event. Every time the wind blows, every time an animal takes even a step, even an ant that calls upon a rock, every single thing has a wisdom behind it. Allah is Allah hacking, everything has a wisdom behind it. And everything is based upon wisdom. So Allah is infinitely and perfectely wise. So there is perfection in Al Aziz. And there is perfection in the name al Hakim. But this perfection

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that exists in these two names, there is another perfection. And that perfection is the perfection when these two names come together. Because generally, when we hear about people in this dunya, who are mighty, what do you get the impression of you get the impression that there might stop? It's not it's not wise, it's not used wisely. So they are very, very strong, but they use their strength to oppress people. They're very powerful, but they use their power to corrupt people.

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And then when you hear about someone who is wise, what do you get the impression about? That they are soft that they don't have any power? Do you know that they're very, you know, soft hearted that they don't really sort of deal with people when they you know, someone oppresses them. They can't respond. They're very weak. They're very meek. They're very humble. What about a lie so not only is a lot infinitely powerful and infinitely wise, but a lot of power is used with wisdom and allows

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Wisdom is accompanied with power. So Allah power is used with wisdom. So when Allah subhanaw taala exercises his power and his might, then this power and might is not simply used with no concept or no wisdom behind it, it is infinitely wise as well as being infinitely powerful, and allows wisdom is accompanied with infinite power. So it's not the wisdom that comes because you're not able to defend yourself. It's the wisdom that comes when you are infinitely able to defend yourself. So Allah subhanaw taala, is infinitely mighty and infinitely wise and his might is used with wisdom and his wisdom is accompanied by might. So that's a concept of, of the perfection of Allah as such as

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names and attributes. Of course, all of our lives names and attributes refer to him they refer to Allah azza wa jal, they are not different gods that are worshipped besides Allah, Allah is Allah. Allah is a Rahman, Allah is Allah Rahim. Allah is an Manik Allah is Allah produce Allah is a Salah, all of these names of Allah, they refer to Allah Subhana Allah to Allah. And even though they refer to Allah, they all have their own meaning. That's because every name has an attribute within it that accompanies it. And these are real things. We don't say that Allah is SME, but he doesn't here. We don't say that Allah is Allah Basia, but he doesn't see, we don't say that Allah is Allah as he is,

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but he has no might we say no, Allah subhanaw taala is SME and he hears Allah is elbasy and he sees Allah is Allah, and he is almighty and all powerful. So Allah has names are backed up by attributes, they have real meanings, individual meanings, SME is not the same as elbasy Alba seer is not the same as Al Hakim and Hakeem is not the same as that as he is, but they all refer to the same entity, they all refer to Allah subhanho wa Taala. So that's another thing which is very important for us to understand. Of course, there are more named more attributes than there are names and indeed there are more things that people say about Allah which are true then there are attributes. So if you like

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there are three circles the largest circle are things that people say about Allah that are true, such that Allah azza wa jal exists and so on and so forth. And then the the attributes of Allah that are mentioned in the authentic Koran and the sooner because that's the only place we can take them from the Quran and the Sunnah, the authentic Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and then of course, we have the attributes which underpin the names of Allah subhana wa Taala, which are the smallest group but those names of Allah subhanaw taala are very important, of course to us in our Vicar in our remembrance of Allah inshallah, to Allah. We're going to continue the discussion on

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the names and attributes of Allah in the upcoming episode. I do hope you will join us then for the power of Vicar Jazakallah halen was Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.

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Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh. Welcome to another episode of the power of Vika. Today we are continuing our speech or our discussion from the previous episode about the names and attributes of Allah azza wa jal, and about their relationship to liquor and that they are the most, the highest form of the remembrance of Allah, and the most virtuous of knowledge. And the most beneficial of all of the knowledge that a Muslim can gain is the knowledge of a laws, names and attributes. continuing our discussion, it's very important that we understand that our last names and attributes don't have a fixed number, or last names don't have a fixed number. There is a hadith

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in authentic hadith, in which the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Allah has 99 names whoever and the word here is Saha. Whoever, understands them, implements them, acts upon them, learns them, memorizes them this is all the meaning of Saha. Not just memorize them, but act upon them calls upon Allah with them will enter Paradise

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But this hadith does not tell us that Allah has only 99 names. This Hadith does not tell us that Allah has only 99 names. It tells us that Allah has many names from those names or 99. Much like if I say to you, I have a 20 pound note or a $20 note or a $10 note in my pocket. Just because I have a $10 note in my pocket doesn't mean that I don't have another $10 note in my pocket or indeed another one or another one. I'm talking about something specific and not making a complete statement. So the Hadith, in nearly law, he says it notes in this man that Allah has 99 names, it doesn't say in Nana, it doesn't say that Allah has only 99 names. So Allah has many, many, many names. And from this we

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can see that the names in the Quran and the authentic so now are more than 99. And indeed, that Allah azza wa jal has mentioned that there are names that we don't know there are names that will be taught to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam on the Day of Judgment, there are names that are last panel to Allah has kept in the unseen with him. And this is part of the do either or ally call upon you with every name that is yours, that you named yourself, or that you talk to anyone who sat down in your book or you talk to any one of your steps, or we step up for a meal of IBM deck or you kept it in the unseen with you. So there are names of Allah azza wa jal that we do not yet know. And

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there are names in the Quran and the Sunnah which exceed 99 names. It's also very important that we take the names of Allah from the Quran and the Sunnah, the authentic and the sooner. And in this point, it's mentioned it's worth as mentioning that the 99 names that are mentioned on the posters and the 99 names that are mentioned in the hadith of of Jammie Lima. Attila de Rahim, Allah, these names are not from the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And this is what we call in the science of Hadith is Raj and mudra Raj. And what happened was, the narrator was narrating the Hadith about the names of a lion. He said in Alinea. He says it was a nice moment.

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Agenda, whoever learns them will enter Paradise. And then the sheriff himself not the Prophet. So I said, the person who was teaching in the masjid said they are and he began to say they are Allah or Rama Rahim and Malika could do Salam and Amina Mohammed Aziz. And he continued, these names were from the effort of the chef in the masjid, not from the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. But what happened was something we call a lodge, which means that the students or some of the students who were listening, they did not distinguish that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam statement had finished and the explanation of the shape had begun. So what they did is they mix the two and they

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said the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said they are and that's where these posters of the 99 names are made from. And these posters contain names which are not from the names of Allah at all, like our Rashid Rashid is not a name of Allah azza wa jal in any form, there is not one single Hadith or ayah, to suggest that Allah azza wa jal name is Al Rashid. That's just to give you a simple example. So we must be very careful with the names of Allah azza wa jal that we take them from the Quran and from the authentic Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. That's something that we need to be aware of. There is some principles with regard to the names and

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attributes of Allah that we also need to be aware of, when we remember Allah using his names and his attributes. One of those, and this is extremely important is that we affirm for Allah what a lot of firms for his self or himself and what His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam affirms for him. So for example, Allah so parents, Allah says, what was Samuel it? He is the old hearing and he is the all knowing, so we affirm that Allah is SME we affirm that Allah is the old hearing, we affirm that Allah is described as hearing we affirm that Allah hears likewise Allah is Allah Salim we affirm that Allah is the old knowing we affirm that our last panel to Allah has knowledge and we affirm

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that a Lost Planet Allah knows everything that has happened and everything that will happen and everything that is happening now. And everything that hasn't happened what would happen if it had happened? So Allah subhanaw taala is knowledge is infinite in every single way and we affirm that we also affirm what the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said about Allah, so in an authentic to our the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said as he believed that sort of badness or all load of mankind, make the sickness go away, if you are anti Shafi cure and you are a Shafi so the name of Shafi doesn't come in the Quran, but it comes in the authentic Sunnah of the Prophet

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sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that Allah is a chef he the one who is the cure, the one who brings about the cure.

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In reality, we treat people with medicine but we don't cure them. Allah is the one who cures them. And so we affirm what a lot of firms for himself when we affirm what the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam affirms for him. And we negate what Allah negates for himself. And we negate what the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam negated about him. So Allah tells us in ayatul kursi for example, lotta who sinner to what I know, Allah is not afflicted or affected by slumber or sleep. So Allah does not slumber and Allah does not sleep. So just like Allah said, he does not do those things, then we say that Allah does not do those things. Allah says,

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one more rabuka and your Lord is not or what, what aboukir Lisa Viva la mina, Avi Jolla is not oppressive to the stapes. And our last parent, Allah is not is not going to oppress any of his steps. This comes several times in the Quran. So we again, a firm that a lot does not oppress his slaves, we affirm that Allah Subhana Allah is infinitely just an infinitely wise. So we affirm not only do we negate what Allah negates, but we affirm the opposite. So when a Lost Planet Allah says that he does not sleep, that means Allah has the most perfect form of life. And that is the meaning of the word. I hate the name and hate that Allah has the most perfect form of life that he has no

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beginning and no end and he never dies, he never rests, and he never slumbers or sleeps. When Allah subhanaw taala says that he is not oppressive to his staves. We affirm that Allah is infinitely just so we not only negate but we affirm the opposite. And the same is true for those things which the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam, negated about Allah azza wa jal and said they were not true about Allah subhanho wa Taala. Then we come to really what is a very important point in terms of the names and attributes of Allah, that in these names and attributes, we avoid four things. And these four things are the root of misguidance. When it comes to remembering Allah, and the names of Allah,

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this is the these are the real problems for things. The first thing is what we call an athlete. An athlete appeal is to deny the name of Allah, one of the names of Allah or his attributes, or to say that the name has no meaning, or to completely disconnect Allah from his names and attributes, as was done by some of the misguided sects of Islam, so we don't deny a last names and attributes whatever a lot of firms we affirm whatever the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam, affirms in the authentic sooner whether it is motivated or whether it is Ahad, whether it is narrated by many people or only a few if it's authentic, we affirm for Allah what he affirmed for himself and what

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his messengers allies, affirm for him, and we don't deny them and we don't compare Allah azzawajal to his creation. We don't do what is called Timothy where we compare Allah azza wa jal to his creation, so we don't, we don't take the names of Allah azza wa jal and say that Allah is similar to us. Allah sees like we see Allah He is like we see, we hear no, Allah azza wa jal hears and sees in a way that is befitting to His Majesty. subhanho wa Taala. But at the same time, we must be careful, we don't fall back into it by denying it. So we say yes, Allah sees, and yes, we know what it means to see. And we understand what it means to see it's very clear, very simple seeing and seeing, we

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know what seeing means. We know what hearing means. But we don't know. For Allah azza wa jal, we don't compare a lot to his creation. And this brings us to the third thing, we don't ask how. So we don't say too about Allah azza wa jal, how does Allah see, because you can only know how something happens if you see something or if you compare it to something else, or if you have knowledge from a reliable source. So we haven't seen a lot we won't see a lot until we die. And we don't have anything to compare a lot to because Allah is not comparable to his creation. And also, we do not have any reliable source of information from Allah from his messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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about how Allah does things. And then finally, we don't misinterpret

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we don't do what is called tat we'll always is called sort of figuratively interpreting or misinterpreting the names of Allah, we take them as they come upon the apparent meaning of the Quran and the Sunnah. And this is very important because Allah has sent down this quarter and in a pure Arabic tongue. Allah sent down this Quran in a pure Arabic tongue. And it's not. It's not possible for us to believe that the Quran itself has ayat that have no meaning who is whose meaning is completely opposite to the meaning that we understand this would not be clarity, and this would not be something which was befitting to Allah subhanaw taala rather, when Allah says something, he says

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what he means. And this is very clear in the Quran that Allah so Joe when he speaks, we understand his speech.

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According to the apparent meaning that we received from the ayah, according to the apparent and the clear meaning at which is known in Arabic, but at the same time, we don't compare a lot to his creation. We don't ask how. So for example, let's take a simple example just to wrap this up so that we understand when we do our Vicar, how we approach the names and attributes of Allah. Let's take a simple example. Let's take the example of Allah azza wa jal rising above the Throne, AR Rahman

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Ar Rahman, the Most Merciful has risen above the Throne. The word is dua is well known to us, we know what it means it means to rise,

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to rise up to elevate these old meanings of SQL, we know what it means. Basically, when I say to you rising up, you understand what it means. But at the same time as you understanding what it means, you don't say that it is similar to the way that we rise up or the way that we stand up or the way that we climb or the way that we ascend. It's not similar because Allah there is nothing similar to Allah azza wa jal, and at the same time, you don't ask how Allah azza wa jal does that particular thing because we don't know Allah knows how he does something, and we don't know. And we of course, we don't compare our lives to Joe to his creation, we don't deny we don't twist the meaning. And we

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don't ask how sold this is. These are principles when it comes to the names and attributes of allies that region that we understand and we implement them in our Vicar and the last thing that we're going to mention in this to conclude our topic of the names and attributes of Allah is that we must implement them which means that when you know this about Allah you know that allies are right man you know that Allah is a semi you know that Allah is Allah Basia, you know that Allah azza wa jal is Al Hakim, you have to implement that in your life. So you fear Allah because of his attributes that make you feel him you hope in a lot because of his attributes that give you hope you love Allah

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because of all of his attributes that give you that understanding. And this is why we use this in our Vicar and we try to understand the meanings and we try to really get into implementing the names and attributes of Allah azza wa jal in our lives and that is the meaning of man I saw her the whole agenda The one who learns them memorizes them understands their meaning and acts upon them to enter Paradise. That's all we have time for. In this episode, inshallah, please do join me for a future episode of the power of Vicar was Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.

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soldier. Please

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alone. Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu. Welcome to another episode of the power of the

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continuing our discussion about the names and attributes of Allah azza wa jal today in sha Allah huhtala. We're going to be talking about the difference between the different names of Allah azza wa jal, and Allah His greatest name, and how we call upon Allah with his greatest name and what the Greatest Name of Allah as origin is. We mentioned that last panel to Allah doesn't have a fixed number of names. So we mentioned that there are more than 99 Names of Allah and the evidence for this was mentioned in the previous episode, inshallah to Allah today, looking and building upon that, then we look at the fact that the names of Allah azza wa jal are not the same. There are names

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that are better than others, and check with Islam. Even Tamia was asked about this Rahim Allah and he said, that this idea or this statement, that there is no preference, or no names which are better than others is a statement which has no proof for it. Because the names and attributes of Allah azza wa jal are of many different types there and they are also some of them are preferred to others, as the evidence for this is found in the Quran, and in the sooner and in agema along with sound intellect consensus, along with

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Sound intellect and specifically regarding the preference of the names of Allah azza wa jal, we hear about a small la Hill album, The Greatest Name of Allah, the greatest name of a lion. This is mentioned in several of the Hadith of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam from these Hadith is that which an Imam Ahmed underrated in his mustard along with the Imams of the four sunon from the hadith of Anas Ibn Malik may Allah be pleased with him.

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And this hadith that is the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam heard a man say Allahumma inni as a Luca or Allah, I asked you by the fact that you all praise be unethical hunt. I asked you by the fact that all praise is due to you. La Ilaha Illa and what akella Sherry callek I asked you by the fact that all praises to you, there is no god except for you alone and with no partner, Alma Nan, the one who blesses us with all of his all of our all of the blessings that he gives us and constantly gives to us and constantly blesses us without us having done anything to deserve it. And then he said, but he or she was the one who was the Creator of the heavens and the

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earth was no previous example. Little generally will Ekrem the owner of Majesty and Honor the the mighty and the majestic and the one who has all majesty and all honor soprano Horta, Allah and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam heard when this man said this he said to him, look at Sal tala be Ishmael, or Bismillah of him, you have asked a lot by his greatest name, a lady that do a big job, the name that if he is called upon with it, he answers what he does so in a big alpha, and if he is asked a question, or he's asked something, that you ask Allah which will force something, then Allah subhanaw taala will give you

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and at the end of the duration of Abu download, and alamanda say is the addition to the man said yeah, how you yaku

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this hadith is in addition to a further Hadith narrated by Evan magia and hi Kim and others, from Abu Omar, Marathi, Allah and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said a small line of one and that he either do a big job the name The Greatest Name of Allah, the name that if he is called upon with it, he will answer is in three surah of the Quran, or can be found in three particular sources of the Quran, in Al Baqarah, and in early Amman and in Torah, and likewise, alleman Ahmed in Abu Dhabi and Timothy narrated from

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from a smart bint yazeed May Allah be pleased with her the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, The Greatest Name of Allah is in these two is what Isla hokum illa Huwa heydon La Ilaha Illa who are Rahmani Raheem, but your Lord is one Lord. There is no god worthy of worship except Him and He is R Rahman r Rahim, the Most Merciful, the Restore of mercy. And in the beginning of Adam, Ron.

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And if I mean, Allahu La Ilaha Illa Who are you are you under other ahaadeeth along in this regard, now, the scholars of Hadith therefore, when they looked at all of these heidy, they came to compare all of them together and put down all of them on the table together, and look at which name is the Greatest Name of Allah as origin. And in this day, a suti Rahim Allah mentions more than 20 opinions, but the most common and the one which the scholars of Hadith of the scholars of Akita say is the most likely to be true, and is the closest to being true and the one that is most in accordance with all of the different Hadith is that the Greatest Name of Allah azza wa jal is Allah.

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Likewise, there is also an opinion that it is Allah, Allah de la ilaha illa. Who, and likewise there is an opinion that it is Allah Hi, Alka Yun. And what we're going to do is we're going to talk about these three opinions. Of course, we've said that in sha Allah who to add, the closest of them towards the truth, in my opinion, is that the Greatest Name of Allah azza wa jal is the name of Allah. But let's look at those three because each of those three give us a very unique understanding of how we put the names and attributes of Allah into practice in our Vicar, and how we come closer to Allah azza wa jal by mentioning his greatest name. So let's look at the word Allah. See boy who

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was one of the great scholars of the Arabic language

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He said that the name of Allah is out of my eyes. It is the most clearly defined name of any single name. It is the most clearly defined noun of any noun, and the most clearly defined name of any name. Why? If you look at the name, let's say Mohammed, or Ahmed, that's a name. And I say, Mohammed or I call out Ahmed, can you help me? Please? Could you come here please? For example, when I call out these names, there are other people who have these names. Yes, you may see from my gesture from my indication that I'm calling a particular person, but there are other people who have these names. As for Allah azza wa jal, it is mentioned that not even in falsehood, has anyone ever used the word

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Allah as a name for themselves, not even the false gods took the name Allah. So when you say the name, when you say God, for example, if I say to you, God, many people understand different things by God. So if I say God, to a Christian, he understands the Father, the Son of the Holy Spirit, if I say God, to a Hindu, he may understand something completely different to a Buddhist something completely different to a juice completely different. But when I say Allah, there is no doubt whatsoever about who I am referring to. Also from the things which is very important for us to understand about the name Allah. The word Allah, is that Allah subhanaw taala. This word Allah, it

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encompasses the meanings of all of the other names and attributes within it. So every single name and attribute of Allah that we use in our Vicar is contained within the name of Allah. And is that's why it is from the most comprehensive of the names of Allah subhanho wa Taala. In fact, it is the most comprehensive name of the names of Allah subhanaw taala, every single name of Allah, the meaning is contained within Allah. And Allah is the one true God who nobody deserves to be worshipped, but him, nobody deserves to be worshipped, but him because Allah is something which is worshipped a god which is the God which is worship, the only true God which is worshipped or Lost

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Planet Allah, and Allah is the only one true God that is worship that nobody deserves to be worshipped, but him also from the benefits of the name Allah is that it can't be made plural, nor can it be made feminine. So you can't say a laws with a plural there is no way in Arabic to say there's no way in English to say Allah is the definition of telehealth, the entity the essence of telehealth is contained within the word Allah. Let's look at a high alcohol. Even though we think the opinion that our hydrocodone is one of the names of Allah is perhaps a little bit weaker, but let's take a look at it because a higher volume gives us another vital meaning. And that is the all

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of the names of Allah and all of the attributes of Allah they come back to Allah Hi, Alka you like they all come back to Allah. They come back to Allah, Hey, I'll call you, but and how are you? They divided into two. And how is the ever living, the one who has the most complete form of life because he has no beginning. Nor does he have any end. He does not he was not born, nor did he give birth to anybody. He did not beget any children. He has the most perfect form of life, he does not sleep, he does not slumber he doesn't feel tired. He doesn't ever lose concentration. Therefore he is a hate. The ever living whose life is the essence is absolutely perfect. The essence of perfection. This is

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what the meaning of our height is. And I'll call you is the one who is the Sustainer of all of his creation as in that he is the one that keeps all of his creation alive that allows them to continue in their lives. And all of the things that are Lost Planet Allah does for us, they come under the name I'll call you. So I'll highlight all of the things that relate to Allah subhanaw taala in himself, such as those things which relate to Allah spawn Tada, the EverLiving those things which relate to Allah subhanaw taala. In himself, all of them are contained within and height

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and Hi. And likewise, all of the names of Allah that relate to Allah, his actions towards us, Allah's mercy, allies, Allah's kindness towards us, Allah has, you know, sort of giving us all of these blessings and providing for us and the risk that he gives to us. All of them are contained within the name

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within the name, I'll call you. So we see that in a hierarchy you we have the understanding of all

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Have the names of Allah azza wa jal, the names of Allah that relate to himself and the names of Allah azza wa jal that relate to his actions towards us. And Allah Allah de la ilaha illa who, emphasizing that our last opponent Allah is the one who there is no god worthy of worship except for him, and that there is nobody who deserves to be worshipped no tree, no sun, no moon, no star, no prophet, not angel that deserves any form of worship besides Allah azza wa jal. So these are vital parts of our car vital parts of our vehicle, they come again and again in our advocate in our car, we need to try to use them and especially the Greatest Name of Allah, which seems to be an Allah

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knows best, the name, Allah. So we need to make sure that we use this in our Vicar in a in an appropriate way, in a way that is in accordance to the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. That's all we have time for in this episode. please do join us for a future episode of the power of thicker was said mid from

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Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh. Welcome to another episode of the power of this. In the previous episodes of the power of Vicar, we've been looking overall at some of the principles and some of the rules and some of the things that we need to be aware of, when we are remembering Allah azza wa jal, some of the virtues of remembering Allah the importance of remembering Allah, how the prayer, how the Quran, how the names and attributes of Allah azza wa jal fits into our remembrance of Allah. Now what we're going to do is we're going to move on to the practical side of remembering Allah subhanaw taala, the practical side of Vicar.

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And to do this, we're actually going to look at a topic that is in between the two, it has some theoretical aspects to it, and it has some practical aspects to it as well. And that is to look at those four words those four phrases, which are from the most beloved of speech to our last parameter, Allah Subhana Allah and hamdulillah ilaha illa Allah and Allah.

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We see from the virtue of these four phrases, that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that they are the most beloved of speech to Allah. So Allah Muslim narrates in his sohei from the hadith of semara. May Allah be pleased with him that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, the most beloved of speech to Allah is four things. four things, doesn't matter which one of them you begin with, so they are all equal doesn't matter whether you begin with one or the other, in sight of Allah azza wa jal, whichever one you begin with, it doesn't do any harm. They are sapan Allah will hamdulillah while ilaha illallah wa Allahu Akbar, they are Subhana Allah, and Alhamdulillah and

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ilaha illAllah Allahu Akbar. And these are the four words the four phrases that we are going to be looking at inshallah over the next couple of episodes and short long term Allah and trying to understand their virtue, and why they should form such a huge part of the vicar and the remembrance of Allah azza wa jal that we do. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said in another Hadith, that there are four words or four phrases, that they are from the most beautiful of speech made out to Bill Keller from the most pure and the most beautiful and the best of speech, and they are it doesn't matter they are from the Quran. And it doesn't matter which of them you begin with Subhana

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Allah, what 100 Allah wa la ilaha illallah wa Allahu Akbar

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the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us that these four phrases are more beloved to him than everything in this world. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said in the hadith of Abu hurayrah, which is narrated by a Lima Muslim, in his say, for me to say Subhana Allah will hamdu Lillah wa la ilaha illallah wa Allahu Akbar is more beloved to me, than everything which the sun rises upon. Think

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have everything good in this earth. So panela all of the wealth, all of the bounties, all of the things, all of the land, all of the power that people accumulate, and yet to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, it was more beloved for him to say Subhana Allah, while hamdu Lillah wa la ilaha illallah wa,

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in the hadith of Hani, may Allah be pleased with her, she mentioned that she had become old, and she asked the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam for something that she could do that would be easy for her regardless of her age. Now, this is very important because we go through times of sickness, we go through times of health, we go through times of becoming older, and we're not always able to do all of the things that we used to do, perhaps we're not able to do all of the prayers that we used to do. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to her, say, Subhana Allah 100 times for this 100 times will be equal to 100 slaves that you free from the children of Israel Subhanallah as

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though you had freed 100 slaves from the children of Israel, and say, Alhamdulillah

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100 times, and this will be like 100 horses that you send out, and you have laden them, you know, they are full, and they are carrying their full weight for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala imagine who can give that amount of wealth, how many of us can give the wealth that is equivalent to 100 laden horses, going out for the sake of Allah. It's not very, it's very, very difficult for me to imagine a person being able to afford that kind of wealth, very few people. And yet, all she had to do is to say Alhamdulillah, only to say Alhamdulillah 100 times he said, say Allahu Akbar 100 times, because it will be like 100 camels that are full, and that are, you know, that are again, fully

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Laden, that are, that are, you know, sort of, again, going out and given in, in charity that are being sacrificed in charity. Again, how many of us can even sacrifice one or two camels to give out in charity, but to sacrifice 100 camels, that is something which is again, something which most people are unable to do. And then he said, and c'est la Ilaha, Illallah 100 times.

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And he said, he said, the narrator of the head, he said, I think that he said that it will fill that which is between the heavens and the earth, and nobody will be able to do an action on that day, except that he does the same thing that you did. In other words, nobody will be able to do anything better, unless he does the same that you did. There are so many benefits of this Hadith, but I do want to focus on something and I do want to sort of give a warning out and just to explain to people very briefly, that this the numbers mentioned in this hadith are authentic 100 times, but many people invent numbers that are not authentic. So they say say this 700 times say this 800 times say

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this 1001 times. This is not allowed in Islam because as we mentioned at the beginning of our discussion of Vicar, at the very first episode, or during the very first episode, we said that your Vicar will only be accepted if it's in accordance with the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So whenever you give a specific number for your Vicar, like 100, or 33, or whatever it may be, or 10, or whatever it may be, make sure that that number has a basis in the center. So this has a basis in the center. Now look at what he offered her for simply saying those few words. So panela 100 times Alhamdulillah 100 times La ilaha illAllah 100 times Allahu Akbar 100 times to fill that

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which is between the heavens and earth 100 camels that are sacrificed 100 horses that go out 100 slaves that are freed, for simply saying these few words, that is such a huge reward for a deed which is really very, very easy for everyone to do, regardless of their age. From the virtues of these words, is that they forgive the sins they are they wipe out the sins and this is authentically narrated in a Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that there is no person on the earth. Who says La ilaha illa Allah Allahu Akbar Subhana Allah Alhamdulillah Walla Walla, Walla, quwata illa