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As-Salam (The Source off peace, Safety and perfection)
July 18, 2009, 7:42 pm
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By Dr Nabulsi……..

“As-Salam” (The Source of peace, safety and perfection), which is mentioned in some of the Verses of Allah’s Holy Quran: “He is Allah. There is no god but Him, the King, the Holy, As-Salam (the Source of Peace, safety and Perfection), 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], “Allah calls to the Home of Peace (i.e. Paradise) and guides whom He wills to the Straight Path.” [X; 25], “And if he (the dying person) be of those of the Right Hand, then there is safety and peace for those of the Right Hand.” [LVI; 90,91], and “And peace be on him the day he was born, the day he dies, and the day he will be raised up alive.” [XIX; 15]

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Al-Qahhar (the Irresistible Subduer)
July 18, 2009, 7:29 pm
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By Dr Nabulsi…..

Before starting with a new Divine Name of Allah’s, namely “Al-Qahhar” (the Irresistible Subduer), it is necessary to stop at an unchangeable fact about man, explicitly that he has been granted by Allah, Most Gracious, a cognitive power substantiated by his senses, mind, and heart. The senses feel, the mind thinks and the heart feels. The five senses are something common among mankind and other living creatures. For, example, there are animals that see, hear, and perceive outer environment by some senses that Allah, All-Mighty, has bestowed upon them. But man, alone, has been granted an intellect, which is called “mind” by some people, and to which Allah, All-Mighty, refers: “And follow not (i.e. do not say, do or witness) that of which you have no knowledge. Verily, man is held responsible for his hearing, sight and heart.” [XVI; 36] In this Quranic Verse the word “heart” means “the mind”, i.e. man is held responsible for his sight, hearing and thoughts. In other words, Allah, Most Gracious, has granted man a heart (i.e. a mind) whereby he conceives things. To this effect, Allah, Glory to Him, says, “Have they not traveled through the land with hearts whereby they understand, ears whereby they hear?! Verily, it is not the eyes that grow blind, but rather, it is the hearts, which are in the breasts, that grow blind.” [XXII; 46]

Now what is the difference between sense perception, mental conception and understanding?

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Al-Hakeem (The All Wise)
July 18, 2009, 7:25 pm
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By Dr Nabulsi…

In His Divine Book, the Holy Quran, Allah, the All Wise, says, “And whosoever is granted wisdom is indeed granted abundant good.” [II; 269] This holy Quranic Verse takes us to the twenty-fourth of Allah’s Beautiful Divine Names, “Al-Hakeem” (The All Wise).

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Al-‘Aziz
June 13, 2009, 5:51 pm
Filed under: The Beautiful Names of Allah

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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