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An Explanation of the Beautiful Names and Attributes of Allah part 15: Names 97-107

Amat Al-Kareem May 12, 2016 0

An Explanation of the Beautiful Names and Attributes of Allah front pageAn Explanation of the Beautiful Names and Attributes of Allah pt.15 Names 97-107

 

Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem

Contents

97. Al Witr ……………………………………3

98. Al Faatir…………………………………..5

99. As Badee’………………………………10

  1. 100.                                                                Al Muheet………………………………13
  2. 101.                                                                Al Jaami’ ……………………………….17
  3. 102.                                                                Al Haseeb………………………………21
  4. 103.                                                                Al Muqeet………………………………25
  5. 104.                                                                Al Qaabid……………………………….28
  6. 105.                                                                Al Baasit…………………………………28
  7. 106.                                                                Maalik uk Mulk………………………..33
  8. 107.                                                                Dhul Jalaali wal Ikram………………38

  

 

 

97) Al Witr

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This Name of Allah is Allah’s is not mentioned in the Qur’an, but occurs in a narration of the Prophet salallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam who said:

Allah is witr (single, odd) and loves what is witr. So perform witr prayer. O followers of Qur’an, observe witr (prayer). [At-Tirmidhi, Abu Dawood]

 

Linguistic meaning: Witr comes from the root watara, which points to three meanings. The first meaning is to be odd (numbered), one and single. and the second is to be in succession. A third meaning is to deprive. Linguistically witr means that which is odd-numbered, uneven, not uniform or equable.

Shar’ee meaning: Al-Witr is the One, the Unique and Only. He is unique in His essence in all His Attributes and there is nothing equal to Him in any way. Allah’s Name Al-Witr is related in meaning to His beautiful Names Al-Ahad and Al-Waahid. All indicate that Allah ‘azza wa jall is one, only and unique in His essence, all His powers, knowledge and abilities.

Examples of Witr in Worship

In Islam the ways we worship are indicated to the finest details in the Quran and the sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad salallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam. An example is the number of times we are ought to carry out certain acts of worship, of which some are in witr (odd numbers) only.

Examples are the tawaaf (circulation) around the ka’bah, which is prescribed to be done seven times as well as the times Muslims go between Safaa and Marwaa as Hajj and Umrah ritual.

According to some ahadeeth the Night of Decree (laylatul qadr) is to be found in the last ten nights of Ramadhan, in the odd-numbered nights.

Another example is the amount of days which is sunnah to fast as one of the ways of the Prophet to fast was on ayaam ul beed – the white days – which are three days in the middle of each month.

The most known example regarding witr is the Witr prayer, which is a strongly recommended prayer of an odd-numbered rakaat to be prayed in the time after the ‘Esha prayer and before the Fajr prayer.

Benefits we can learn from this Name

  1. 1.    Keep reminding yourself of the uniqueness of Al-Witr. The fact Allah ‘azza wa jall is one and unique in all He does, knows and gives, is something we know, but sometimes forget to live by in our daily lives. Remind yourself each day Allah is the only one who can give you Paradise, so put Him first and not what people think or want of you or even what your ego (nafs) whispers to you.
  2. 2.    Pray the Witr prayer. The Witr prayer is one of the greatest acts of worship that draws one closer to Allah. The majority of the scholars say is one of the confirmed sunan (a sunnah mu’akkadah) which you as a Muslim should observe regularly and not neglect. Imam Ahmad rahimahullah even said: Whoever neglects Witr is a bad man whose testimony should not be accepted. The Prophet sallalahu alayhi wassalam said:

Allah has prescribed for you a prayer (by which He may increase your reward), which is Witr; Allah has enjoined it for you during the time between ‘Esha prayer until dawn begins. [At-Tirmidhi]

 Ask Allah Al-Witr to enable you to pray this prayer regularly.

  1. 3.    Be unique. As true Muslims we all share our belief in Allah Al-Witr alone, but this doesn’t mean we should not strive to be unique in our actions. Do your best to perform as many good deeds as you can, be creative and set up your own projects on the path of Islam and for the pleasure of Al-Witr and by the will of Allah, leave an unique legacy in this world which will count for you in the Hereafter inshaa’Allah.
  2. 4.    Know the meaning of tawheed and live by it. Studying the meaning of tawheedullaah (the Oneness of Allah), its types and how to live by them is the most important branch of Islamic knowledge. Part of this knowledge are knowing the Names and Attributes of Allah ‘azza wa jall. At least spend one day a week of which you read from a trustworthy book about tawheed and its types and make sure to convey this knowledge to your children and family in shaa Allah.

 

Download the pdf doc for the rest of the Names to this part.

This is the last part to these beautiful notes on the beautiful Names and Attributes of Allah. Alhamdulillah, for giving us the opportunity to go through these notes and to read and learn about Our Lord in a more intimately and with more awareness.

But the journey doesn’t end here. Knowledge is read and learnt to be acted upon and implemented in our lives and the knowledge of Allah is the utmost of importance to learn, because if we know about Allah then we know who He is and how to worship Him. Therefore go through the notes and try to memorise the Names and implement them in your life.

Tailor make your du’a by calling upon Him using these Names and Attributes; according to what you need, use the related names. For example if you want Mercy call out Ya Rahmaan, Ya Ra’oof. If you want help call out Ya  Naaseer, Ya Musta’aan.

Also believe in these Names and Attributes throughout your life incidences. For example when you are in a hardship and you feel restricted believe that Al Wakeel will make a way out for you as He is the disposer of affairs. Believe that Al Fattah will open a path, a door for you, as He is The Opener. Knowing Allah in this manner, through His Names should deepen and strengthen your eemaan, for you know Allah and how He is, How He Named Himself, and what He chose for Himself for His perfect characteristics and attributes.

It is a blessing to be granted this knowledge so thank Allah for it and also share with others so they too may delve in this beautiful ocean of knowledge, albeit a drop, but the first and most important of drop that forms the rest of the ocean of Islamic ‘ilm.

May Allah grant us beneficial knowledge. May He grant us a deep and strong relationship with Him through knowing His Names and Attributes and may this relationship lead us to worshipping Him how He subhana wa ta’alaa deserves to be worshipped. Although, we will never be able to give Allah His due right. We can only lower our sinful heads in shame and humility and whisper “Alhamdulillah” for all Allah has blessed us with; His mercy, His forgiveness, His acceptance of our Repentance, His help, His protection, His responses to our du’a, His closeness, His generosity, His love, His guidance, His everything! Subhana wa ta’alaa.

 

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