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Al-’Aziz
June 13, 2009, 5:51 pm
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By Dr Nabulsi……

In the following pages we shall be dealing with the sixth of Allah’s Beautiful Divine Names, “Al-‘Aziz”, which is often repeated at the end of Quranic Verses: “And He is Al-‘Aziz (the All-Mighty), the All-Wise”. I have previously made clear that it is not enough to believe that Allah exists. You have to believe in His existence, His Oneness (in His Divine Self, Attributes and Acts), and His Perfection. In fact, your belief in Allah’s Perfection enables you to know His Beautiful Names and Attributes.

Narrated Abu Hurairah that Allah’s Messenger, (PBUH), said: “Verily, Allah has ninety-nine Names, one hundred but one. Whosoever knows each and every one of them enters Paradise.” [narrated by Al-Boukhari]

The word “knows” in the above Hadith means that you should know each and every one of Allah’s Beautiful Divine Names and Attributes, that you should know their exact meanings, that you should know how to react towards each and every one of them, and that you should know the denotations and connotations of each and every one of them. Therefore, our topic in the following pages is going to be about Allah’s Beautiful Divine Name “Al-‘Aziz”.

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Ar-Rahman,Ar-Raheem (The Most Gracious, the Most Merciful)
June 13, 2009, 5:47 pm
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In this lecture we will be explaining the nineteenth of Allah’s Beautiful Divine Names, namely “Ar-Rahman, Ar-Raheem” (The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful), which some religious scholars consider the Greatest of Allah’s Divine Names, for Allah, Glory to Him, says, “Say (O Muhammad): ‘Invoke Allah or invoke the Most Gracious. By whatever Name you invoke Him (it is the same), for to Him belong the Most Beautiful Names. And offer your prayer neither aloud nor in a low voice, but follow a moderate way between that.” [XVII; 110]

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Al-Quddous (The Holy)
June 13, 2009, 5:43 pm
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By Dr Nabulsi…..

Now we go to the second of Allah’s Beautiful Divine Names and Attributes, Al-Quddous (The Holy). Allah, Most Gracious, says, “He is Allah: There is no god but Him, the King, the Holy, the One Free from all defects, the Giver of security, the Watcher over His creatures, the All-Mighty, the Compeller, the Supreme. Glory be to Allah! (High is He) above all that they associate as partners with Him.” [LIX; 23] He also says, “Whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the earth glorifies Allah. His is the Kingdom , and to Him belong all the praises and thanks , and He is Powerful over all things.” [LXIV;1]

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Al-Haqq (The Truth)
June 1, 2009, 2:38 pm
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By Dr Nabulsi………..


Now, we go on to the twenty-fifth of Allah’s Beautiful Names, “Al-Haqq” (The Truth), which is very frequently and commonly used by people. This is because Allah, All Mighty, is the Truth; His Divine Words are the truth; His Divine Promise is the truth; His Divine Threat is the truth; and His Divine Acts are the truth.

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Al-Aleem (The Omniscient)
June 1, 2009, 2:34 pm
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By Dr Nabulsi………

Now, we go on to deal with the fourteenth of Allah’s Beautiful Divine Names, “Al-‘Aleem” (the Omniscient). Allah, All Mighty, says, “And over all those endowed with knowledge is the Omniscient (Allah).” [XII; 76]

First of all, it should be noticed that all of Allah’s Divine Names are Beautiful and that each Name stands alone and does not depend on any of the other Names. Nevertheless, some of Allah’s Divine Names have more impact on people than other Names. Concerning Allah’s Beautiful Name, “Al-‘Aleem” (the Omniscient), He, Glory to Him, says, “It is Allah Who created seven heavens and of the earth the like thereof (i.e. seven). His Command descends between them (heavens and earth) that you may know that Allah has power over all things and that Allah encompasses all things in Knowledge.” [LXV; 12]

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Al-Khaliq (The Creator)
June 1, 2009, 2:25 pm
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By Dr Nabulsi……

All Praise belongs to Allah, Lord of all worlds. Now, we start with the seventeenth of Allah’s Beautiful Divine Names, “Al-Khaliq” (the Creator). First of all, Allah, All Mighty, says, “O mankind! Worship your Lord (Allah), Who created you and those who were before you, so that you may attain self-protection.” [II; 21]

The above Quranic Verse shows clearly that you should worship “Al-Khaliq” (the Creator), Allah, Alone, and no one else. If you call upon another god than the Creator for worship and service, you will go far astray from the Right Way. This is because only the Creator guarantees happiness and prosperity to you if you worship Him. If you worship Him, you are safe from His Torment. If you worship Him, you are successful in the life of this present world and the world to come. If you worship Him, you will be admitted into His Garden of Paradise, wherein you will be happy forever. That is why the Creator, Allah, All Mighty, says, “O mankind! Worship your Lord (Allah), Who created you and those who were before you, so that you may attain self-protection.”

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Al-Malik (The King)
June 1, 2009, 2:07 pm
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By Dr Nabulsi……

Al-Malik (The King) is one of Allah’s ninety-nine Beautiful Divine Names and Attributes. Whosoever knows each one of them will be admitted into Paradise. Allah, Most Gracious, says, “He is Allah, besides Whom there is no god, the King, the Holy, the One Free from all defects, the Giver of security, the Watcher over His creatures, the All-Mighty, the Compeller, the Supreme. Glory be to Allah! High is He above all that which they associate as partners with Him.” [XLI; 23] He, Most Merciful, also says, “The Only Owner (and the King) of the Day of Recompense (i.e. the Day of Resurrection).” [I; 4]

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Ar-Rahman AL Raheem
May 7, 2009, 9:39 pm
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In this lecture we will be explaining the nineteenth of Allah’s Beautiful Divine Names, namely “Ar-Rahman, Ar-Raheem” (The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful), which some religious scholars consider the Greatest of Allah’s Divine Names, for Allah, Glory to Him, says, “Say (O Muhammad): ‘Invoke Allah or invoke the Most Gracious. By whatever Name you invoke Him (it is the same), for to Him belong the Most Beautiful Names. And offer your prayer neither aloud nor in a low voice, but follow a moderate way between that.” [XVII; 110]

In fact, mercy that we witness in the whole universe is but a substantiation of Allah’s Name “Ar-Rahman” (The Most Gracious). However, before we start explaining these Names, I think it is necessary to put forward some definitions that have to do with them, in order to clarify the difference between them right from the beginning. Some people might ask: What is exactly the difference between “Ar-Rahman” (The Most Gracious) and “Ar_Raheem” (The Most Merciful)?

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3- Ar-Rub (Part II)
April 24, 2009, 10:59 pm
Filed under: The Beautiful Names of Allah

Islamic Ideology: The Beautiful Names of Allâh_ Ar-Rab “2”_ By his eminence Dr. Mohammad Ratib An-Nabulsi

Translated by : Hanan Mansi, Australia

In the Name of Allâh, the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

Praise be to Allâh, Lord of the Worlds, and peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Mohammad the truthful in promise and the worthy of all trust, and upon his Family and Companions. Continue reading

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2- Ar-Rub (Part I)
April 24, 2009, 10:49 pm
Filed under: The Beautiful Names of Allah

Islamic Ideology: The Beautiful Names of Allâh_ Ar-Rab “1”_ By his eminence Dr. Mohammad Ratib An-Nabulsi

Translated by: Hanan Mansi, Australia

In the Name of Allâh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

Praise be to Allâh, Lord of the Worlds, and peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Mohammad the truthful in promise and the worthy of all trust, and upon his Family and Companions. Continue reading

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