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An Explanation of the Beautiful Names and Attributes of Allah part 5: Names 24-29

Amat Al-Kareem March 3, 2016 0

An Explanation of the Beautiful Names and Attributes of Allah front pageAn Explanation of the Beautiful Names and Attributes of Allah pt.5 Names 24-29

Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem

Contents
24. Al Waarith……………………………….3
25. Al Haqq…………………………………..6
26. Al Khaaliq……………………………….11
27. Al Khallaq……………………………….12
28. Al Baari’………………………………….17
29. Al Al Musawwir……………………….19

 

                               

24)  Al Waarith

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This Name of Allah is mentioned in the Qur’an 3 times, all in the plural form. For example Allah says:

And indeed, it is We who give life and cause death, and We are the Inheritor. [al Hijr 15:23]

Linguistic meaning: comes from the root word waratha, which means to inherit.

Shar’ee meaning: Allah will inherit all beings after their extinction, He is the only one who remains when all else comes to an end, the One whom all will return to, the One who has ownership of all that has ever been created Allah takes back everything that He created. Human beings inherit (e.g. when parent pass away, they leave children inheritance) but no one inherits like how Allah inherits. We belong to Allah from the very beginning and He will inherit us all back. What we as humans inherit, wasn’t even ours initially, it all belongs to Allah. Al Waarith is the One who remains after the extinction of everyone and everything. He is the only One to who all will return to. He is the sole inheritor and owner of the whole creation. Al Waarith is the supreme Heir to whom the heritage of the heavens and earth belongs.
Benefits we can learn from this Name

  1. When Allah comes to inherit us, we should make sure that we are in the most perfect of states, a state that He will be pleased with. This will ensure we live our life in a good manner, so we die in a good manner so we can return back to Allah in the best ways.
  2. 2.    Remember the insignificance of the dunya. When death comes, we will lose everything. Our belongings will become someone else’s. Only our deeds will remain. Wealth is used on food and is wasted, and spent on clothes that are worn out. Money that is used in the way of Allah is what is saved for us. Know that you will return to Al-Waarith so don’t stick to worldly possessions and don’t let them distract you from obedience to the one to whom both your possessions, yourself and your actions, will return. Don’t look for success in wealth and status, big cars and houses, if it compromises your relationship with Allah ‘azza wa jall— even though society pushes through this concept of “success.” Raise your children in putting Al-Waarith first in their actions and remind yourself often that very soon you will return to Him and you won’t be able to take any of your possessions in this world with you.
  3. Say inna lillaahi wa inna ilayhi raji’oon. Al-Waarith says:

Who, when disaster strikes them, say, indeed we belong to Allah, and indeed to Him we will return. [al Baqarah 2:156]

Say this statement not only when someone passes away, but whenever a disaster or trial hits you, even if it is the loss of an object. Revive the sunnah and use this dhikr in times of loss.

  1. Reflect on the ownership of Al-Waarith. Take a look around you; everything you see– and don’t see— belongs to Allah. He gave you all the possessions you have— your car, your house, your children, your health, and even your time. Al-Waarith says:

To Allah belongs the dominion of the Heavens and the earth and whatever is within them. And He is over all things competent. [al Maeda 5:120]

Realise Al-Waarith owns everything; nothing belongs to you, not even your own soul, and praise Him and ask Him for guidance to use “your possessions” to gain His pleasure. When you lose something or someone, console yourself with the fact it was Allah’s to begin with.

 

 

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