Saturday, 28 May 2011

Al-Hakeem (The All-Wise)

Al-Hakeem (The All-Wise)

He is the one to whom belongs the highest wisdom, the one who is All-Wise in His creating and ordering, the one who made well everything that He created.

And who is better than Allaah in judgement for a people who have firm faith?

[Al-Maa’idah (5):50]

Therefore, He has created nothing out of mere frivolity and He has legislated nothing that is in vain and of no use.

He is the one to whom belongs judgement in the beginning and the end. He has three areas of ruling that nothing else has a share in: He rules over His servants with respect to His law, His decree and His recompense.

Wisdom is to put something in its correct place.

For those who believe not in the Hereafter is an evil description and for Allaah is the highest description. He is the Almighty, al-Hakeem.

[An-Nahl (16): 60]

It is He who is the only deity in the heaven and on the earth. He is al-Hakeem, the All-Knowing.

[Az-Zukhruf (43): 84]

Taken from Explanation to the Beautiful and Perfect Names of Allaah

by Shaykh Abu 'Abdur-Rahmaan as-Sa'di

Monday, 23 May 2011

Al-Aleem and Al-Khabeer

Al-‘Aleem (The All-Knowing)

Al-Khabeer (The All-Aware)

He is the one whose knowledge encompasses all the outward and hidden matters, the open and secret, all those things that must necessarily occur, all those things that are impossible to occur and all those thingsthat can possibly occur. He knows the affairs of the whole of creation, of the past, the present and the future. There is absolutely nothing that is hidden from Him.

Verily Allaah alone has the knowledge of the Hour,He sends down the rain and knows what is in the wombs. No soul knows what it will earn tomorrow and no soul knows in what land it will die. Indeed Allaah is ‘Aleem, Khabeer.
[Luqmaan (31):34]

O Mankind! We have created you from a male and female and made you into nations and tribes that you may know each other. Verily, the most noble of you in the sight of Allaah is the most pious and God-Fearing of you. Indeed Allaah is ‘Aleem, Khabeer.
[Al-Hujurat (49):13]

Taken from Explanation to the Beautiful and Perfect Names of Allaah
by Shaykh Abu 'Abdur-Rahmaan as-Sa'di