Channel: Yasir Qadhi
Shaykh Yasir Qadhi discusses the name Al Jameel which translates as the One full of Beauty.
We do not find this name in the Qur’an and only find it in the authentic Sunnah.
Abdullah ibn Mas’ud RA reported: The Prophet ﷺ said, “No one who has the weight of a seed of arrogance in his heart will enter Paradise.” Someone said, “But a man loves to have beautiful clothes and shoes.” The Prophet said, “Verily, Allah is beautiful and He loves beauty. Arrogance means rejecting the truth and looking down on people.”
What does it entail?
- Allah SWT is Himself the pinnacle of beauty and perfection.
- Allah Names and Attributes are that of beauty.
- Allah deals with His creations are in a manner of Jamaal or beauty.
- Allah SWT created His creation in a beautiful fashion.
smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu salam ala Sayyidina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi mehreen
we continue in our discussion of the Beautiful Names of Allah subhanahu wa tada and the name that we will discuss today is the name of Allah, Allah Jamil, the name of Allah, Allah Jamil, and the name of Jamil translates as the one full of beauty, the One Who is the most beautiful. Now this name of Allah is an interesting name in that it does not come from the Quran. We do not find this name in the Quran. Rather, this name is found in the Sunnah. And this leads us to an interesting footnote. And we mentioned this last week that the names of a law come from one of two sources, the Quran or the sooner we don't have the right to derive the names from our own mind. We don't just sit down and
contemplate what are the names of Allah? No, we derive them and there are two sources, the Quran and the authentic sooner. So we actually find a number of the Beautiful Names of Allah in the Sunnah. So we find them in another source and that is also an indirect revelation from Allah. We believe that what the prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam said, is also a revelation but not like the Quran. So we consider the sooner to be a source of theology and law. And the Hadith or the name of Allah jimmied occurs in a hadith. And that Hadith is a famous Hadith narrated by Abdullah bin Massoud that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, No one shall enter Jannah, who has an ounce of arrogance
in his heart. You can't enter agenda if you have arrogance. So a man was sitting in the audience and he raised his hand he said, O Messenger of God, every single one of us, we like to wear good clothes and have good shoes is this arrogance. So you were saying we can't enter Paradise with arrogance. But I like to wear good clothes. I like to have good shirts, good shoes, is this arrogance? And the response of our Prophet system was the beautiful response the most beautiful response in the law her Jimmy Don't you have bull Jamal? Allah is Allah Jamil. And he loves al Jamal. And I'll explain all of this in a while. And then he went on he said, arrogance is to look down at people and to reject
the truth when it comes to you. So he defined arrogance and that's a separate topic altogether. We are interested in the Hadith algemene. So this also shows us by the way, very interesting point, and that is that there are names of Allah that are known to the prophets. Because on the spot, he said, Allah is Allah Jimmy, this name is not in this in the in the Quran, is it right, so the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has some of the knowledge of last names that he shares when the need arises. And this is proven in the dua the the prayer that we say in the witness sometimes that Allah I asked you by every name, that you have every name that you have named yourself, every name
that you have sent down in a book, every name that you have taught some of your servants. So there are names that Allah has taught to his servants that other servants don't know. And there's no question that our Prophet Mohammed sysm has the greatest knowledge of any human with regards to Allah and he will share with us that knowledge on a need to know basis what do we need to know we know what we don't need to know he might know much more and obviously he doesn't know much more and we don't need to know it. So one of the names of a lot that are processing them had and he gifted what he shared with us is the name of Jimmy now what does the name of Jimmy entail? What is the name
the most beautiful entail when we apply the name to Allah subhanho wa Taala This actually has four meanings for connotations number one, that Allah subhana wa tada exalted May he be is himself the pinnacle of beauty and perfection he himself is a Jamil and there is nothing that is more blessed and beautiful than him himself. And this is proven in the fact that the greatest reward that any believer will be given is not Jenna. Jenna is not Paradise is not the ultimate reward. There is a reward that is sweeter than paradise. There is a reward that is more holy than paradise itself. Allah says in the Quran lahoma Sha una fi ha what a Dana moseyed. They will have everything they
want in Paradise, but we have something even better than that. We have something even better than paradise. What is better than paradise itself?
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eclipsed it will be set aside and discarded when the ultimate blessing is going to be given. And that is the blessing of gazing upon the face of Allah subhana wa tada and that blessing cannot be given to anybody in this world because we cannot withstand the beauty of Allah is too beautiful and too powerful and too holy for our flesh and blood to see and that's why when Moosa said Rob, big neon, God like let me see you let me see you Oh Allah, Allah did Allah say lenta Ronnie, you won't be able to see me you will not be able you cannot bear it. No human has ever seen a law up till now because the flesh and blood cannot see a law. Our Profit System went up to a distro in Mirage the
blessing Night Journey and a Buddha asked him or messenger of Allah did you see a law did you see your Lord You were so close ganache Cabo San Do you want closer than any other human being ever in the history of humanity? You want the closest Did you see a lot? And what did our Prophet salallahu I just heard him say, No.
There was light everywhere. How could I see him? He was blinded by the light what light the light of a laws Ville allows a job and this is a beautiful point here. A law has a job by job we mean a veil and that veil when we wear a veil it is a veil of darkness. It is a veil of envelope and covering. But ullas veil itself is a veil of light. Aliceville is not darkness. Allah's Hey job itself is a job of light as a prophet solo sent him said hey job when nor there's a hadith in Sahih Muslim, Allah is he job is itself nor lo Kasha for who if he were to lift a job that I had offered subo had to watch he meant to hire a boss or unhealthy the rays of light that would come from his face would
destroy the entire creation. Allah is too beautiful and too powerful for the creation to even see and withstand. So as a mercy to the creation, Allah has veiled himself from the creation and that veil is the veil of light and that is why the number one meaning of a Jamil a law himself is the pinnacle of beauty. And the last beauty is so powerful that we cannot even see it until we enter the next life and the next world when our flesh and blood will no longer be like this, and we will enter our eternal state and that is why one of the daughters of the Prophet system narrated by Ahmad ibn Yasser, the famous long Hadith he said in the DA Allahumma, inni iluka letter novelty illogical
carry him Oh Allah, I asked you the sweetness of looking at your noble and beautiful face. This is a prophetic da letter novel. He literally called the gaze leather lady this beautiful, so to merely gaze upon a law is the ultimate blessing. And that is because Allah is Allah Jimmy This is the first meaning. The second meaning that Allah azza wa jal names and attributes are names and attributes of beauty and perfection. Every Name of Allah is a name of beauty, every attribute of Allah is an attribute of beauty. And we have seen this already in the names that we have discussed, that allows the wedges names and attributes, his characteristic is that that of beauty. The third meaning is
that a lot of dealings with the creation or dealings of German or dealings of beauty, a lot deals with us in a beautiful manner. He overlooks almost all of our sins, He forgives, he covers up he does not deal with us in an evil manner, in an uncouth manner. He deals with us in the most beautiful manner beyond even what any human can do. Allah says in the Quran, if I were to deal with mankind in accordance with what they did, if allow her to be fair, exactly every evil be punished and every sin be rewarded. If every sin that we did would be punished. Allah says Matata, kalavati Hammond Dabba Not a single creature would remain on the soil. If Allah were to deal with us the way
we deserve, but Allah doesn't do that. Why? Because he is a Jamil he is the beautiful and he deals with us with a beautiful manner. He
overlooks almost all of our sins and he is willing to forgive each and every sin if we turn to Him, and He rewards us much more than we deserve. These are interactions of Jamal because Allah subhana wa tada is Jimmy. And the fourth meaning of Jamal is that of the meanings of a Jimmy is that Allah subhana wa tada made his creation beautiful itself itself. So Allah is Allah Jamil. And he created the world in a beautiful fashion and manner, He created us in the most beautiful fashion was so working for us. And also, he created the world in a manner that every one of us even those have no faith, they are in all when they look at the beauty of the creation. You know, we all once in a
while we get a postcard on in the mail, or even online or Facebook, there's these videos that come of these beautiful places in the world, these mountains and these rivers and these fjords and these, and we see these images, even if you have no faith, your heart is filled with a sense of all of appreciation. And a leading theologian of our times a Christian cleric, he actually remarks, one of the proofs of the existence of God, this is a Christian. And he says one of the proofs of the existence of God is the fact that we as humans appreciate the beauty of the creation. Because there's no reason for a biological entity without a god to appreciate beauty. The fact that we can
appreciate beauty indicates that God is beautiful, and he created his creation beautiful. And he then gave us the mechanism to recognize that beauty. And this is a valid Islamic point. The very fact that we can recognize beauty and Allah says in the Quran, in a few 100% what you will, the in the creation of the heavens and earth in the alteration of the night and day looking around you. You see the beauty, all of this there are Signs for those who have faith. And every one of us when we see a star studded night, when we see the sunrise or the sunset, when we see some of these beautiful places on our planet Earth. We cannot help but be overwhelmed by the perfection and the beauty of
Allah's creation because Allah is a jimmied and he loves a Jamal. And the final point you can even make this a fifth point is that of the meanings of a Jamaat, as our Prophet sallallahu Sallam said is that Allah loves Jamal in the law. Jimmy, you hate bull Jamal, so he loves to see us dressed up in a beautiful manner. Allah says in the Quran, this is a Quranic verse. Whoa Zhu Zhi netta come into the masjid. Wear your best clothes in every mosque. Allah wants us to dress up in an Islamic manner without going or extreme without arrogance without gibberd without showing off. Allah says who's the next icon in the Quran MSG. Take your best clothes to every Masjid and our Prophet
sallallahu alayhi wa send them in this very Hadith when the man says is it arrogant to wonder where a good shirt and a good pant? Is it arrogant to want to wear good clothes and good shoes. What did our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam say in the law Jimmy loon, you have bull Jamal. That's not arrogance. It's okay to want to wear and dress decent. Our Prophet sallallahu Sallam had special clothes you would wear on Friday on eat. He had special clothes when guests would come dignitaries our prophet SAW Selim was very particular about smelling good, looking good grooming himself. Some religions, they want you to look bad. And I'm not making this up. Some religions thinks it's not
appropriate to take that there are some religions out there. They don't take baths or they consider that you should have a shabby look, you should dress down You should wear torn garments. That's not our faith. In our faith. We are commanded not to be extreme, not to go flashy and overzealous. But we're also commanded not to underdress once a man came to the Prophet sallallahu Sallam and he had shabby garments patches here and there and the process and said, Do you have money? Or you have some wealth? He said yes, Allah has blessed me with gold and silver and camels and whatnot. So the Hadid goes along, loves to see the effects of his blessings on his servants. Meaning if Allah has blessed
you with money, don't dress like this. Allah loves to see the effects of his blessings on his servants in the law Jimmy lawn, you hit pajama now obviously have to give the caveat here. Allah does not like it's rough. It's rough means to go flashy to go overboard, to wear overly expensive and and to be gaudy, no, that's not Islam. But at the same time to dress shabbily to have patches when you can afford that too. That's not Islam. Islam is the middle and you dress according to your means. And when you dress according to your means you dress with Jamal Of course with the confines of the Shetty are the garments have to be in accordance with Islamic Sharia. And that's a separate
topic, but the point is, as a rule of principle, memorize in the
Aloha Jamie loon your head bull Gemma the bottom line brothers and sisters of the Most Beautiful Names of Allah in fact it is the name of beauty itself of the Most Beautiful Names of Allah and the name of beauty is Allah Jimmy and knowing this name believing in this name, it makes us feel such a sense of humbleness and pride. We thank Allah that we are worshipping Allah Jamil and we become we become very eager to see Allah Jamil every one of us should want to see a Jamil That should be our top goal is to get the blessing of looking upon the face of Allah Jamil. So let us memorize that Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Allahumma in the Luca led that another illogical
Karim Allah asked you for the for the sweetness of looking upon your beautiful and noble face inshallah we'll continue tomorrow with Zack mula halen was Salaam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh