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  1. Examining Ayat 57, Surat Zariyat.

    As-Salaam alaikum, In ayat 57 of Surat Zariyat of the Holy Qur'an (51:57), Allah Ta'ala says:-- "No sustenance do I require of them, nor do I require that they should feed Me." This establishes the fact that Almighty Allah is free of needs and by definition beyond the concerns of whether man worships or serves Him or not. Man, however, for his/our own sake, needs to establish a relationship to Allah. This relationship is that of Abudiyyah (servitude)... says the Qur'an:-- "I have only created jinns and men, that they may serve Me" (51:56). Hidden, but discernible in this unique relationship of abject servitude, only to Allah, is the secret of the ultimate freedom of man from all other bondage(s). This servant of Allah, His sincere bondsman, is free of all earthly gods and goddesses... be they of power, wealth, beauty or race, or color. We must only serve Allah Ta'ala and turn to Him for guidance in all our endeavors.
  2. The Prophet's Guardians.

    As-Salaam alaikum, Ali Ibn Abi Talib, may Allah be pleased with him, narrated that the Holy Prophet, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, once said that "for every Prophet there were 7 selected guardians (Nujaba' ruqaba), but I have been given 14 instead." When asked as to who they were, he replied: "I myself, my two sons [Hassan and Hussein], Jafar, Hamza, Abu Bakr, Umar, Mus'ab Ibn Umair, Bilal, Salman, Ammar, Abdullah Ibn Mas'ud, Abu Dharr and Miqdad." [Tirmidhi, vol. 11-Bab Manaqib Ahl-Bait]. The secret implied in this of this Hadith is that for every Prophet, it is necessary to have some persons in his company, such that there should be some to acquire some share of wisdom from him, while others receive from him a portion of giving instruction. Others also may take to science of jurisprudence, holy war (Jihad), and other religious matters. The reason behind all this being that every perfection which the Prophet, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, acquired could thereby be represented in a most distinguished manner.
  3. As-Salaam alaikum, The abbreviated Letter Qaf opens Surat QAF of the Holy Qur'an (chapter 50) ... a number of commentators say that Qaf is a mountain that surrounds the world. In Qisa su'l-anbiya, Sayyadi Ali Ibn Abi Talib, may Allah be pleased with him, was reported as saying: "The earth, as soon as Allah created it, cried out and said, 'O Lord, will You place upon me sons of Adam who commit sins and cast filth upon me?' and it rocked violently. Then Allah fastened it down with mountains and steadied it, and He Created a huge mountain of green emerald-- whence comes the greeness of the sky-called mountain Qaf, encircling the whole earth; and this is that by which Allah swore, saying, " QAAF. By the Glorious Qur'an " (50:1) And Wahab Ibn Munabbih said:-- "Dhu'l-Qarnayn came to mountain Qaf and saw small mountains around it. 'What are these?' he said. 'They are my veins' it replied: 'When Allah Wills that a land should quake, He orders me and I let one of my veins throb and there is an earthquake in the adjoining land.' Dhu'l-Qarnayn said: 'O Qaf, tell me something of the Majesty of Allah.' 'The Majesty of our Lord [Allah] surpasses all description and conception.' 'Tell me the least thing thereof that can be described.' 'Lo, said Mountain Qaf, 'Beyond me, for the distance of 500 years journey, lies a land of snow-mountains which crush against one another and, beyond that, similar mountains of hail: were it not for snow and hail, the world would be consumed by the heat of Hell-fire."
  4. Examining Chapter 112 Of The Qur'an.

    As-Salaam alaikum, Reciting Surat Ikhlas (chapter 112) of the Holy Qur'an is compared to complete recitation of one-third of the entire Qur'an. Reciting it is a means of blessings for the reciter. Note that Allah Ta'ala sent the Qur'an in 3 parts:-- (1) A third of it is comprised of Legal Rulings. (2) A third comprises of exhortations of promises and warnings. (3) A third comprises of discussing Allah's Names and Attributes... and Surat Ikhlas brings together within it those Names and Attributes. The Surat mentions 2 Names of Allah which together indicate all the Attributes of Perfection. They are not mentioned in any other ayat/verse: "al-Ahad" and "al-Samad". These 2 Names indicate the Oneness of the Sacred Being who possesses all the attributes of perfection. Allah is Ahad-- His Singularity of Existence cannot be shared by another entity. Allah is Samad-- His Dignity and Sovereignty reaches the extent where all other things in existence depend for all their needs.. Allahu Tabaraka Wa Ta'ala....
  5. As-Salaam alaikum, Allah Ta'ala says in the Holy Qur'an:-- "Say: If you love Allah, then follow me. Allah will love you and forgive you your sins." (3:31) The Noble Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, is the embodiment of all spiritual virtues. He more directly manifests the attributes of Allah Ta'ala than any other creature. He thus lives most fully in the state of Ihsan. The path of human perfection on which the Prophet walked, the path of love, is that of doing the good and beautiful in all things in this life. This is the path that leads, should Allah will, to Paradise where ultimately the lover of Allah will dwell beside Him-- just as we read in Surat Qamar of the Holy Qur'an:-- "...the righteous will be in the midst of Gardens and Rivers.. in an assembly of Truth, in the Presence of A Sovereign Omnipotent." (54:55) One of the ways in which Prophet Muhammad, alaihi salaat was-salaam, acts as a role model for us, Muslims, and all others, is in the relative simplicity of his lifestyle and his lack of concern with material wealth and possessions. This simplicity of life gives to many after him in the Ummah (Community) their ascetic character, which led some to a life of voluntary poverty (faqr) or renunciation. And as we know, Faqr, is to burn one's nafs and desires, breath, inward, soul and heart in the love of Allah Tabaraka Wa Ta'ala.
  6. As-Salaam alaikum, May I have the pleasure of sharing with you a copy of the attached brief, but incisive file ( description of/on) Sincerity in our relations with Allah Ta'ala. It is from one of the greatest 'Ulama of the Muslim Community... Sheikh Abdulqadir al-Jilani. It beautifully speaks for itself, find time to read it. You will be glad you did. Many Regards. 93.-Wisdom-from-Huzoor-Ghaus-e-Azam-Radiallahu-Anh-Part-1.pdf
  7. Why Do Muslims Send Peace and Blessings Upon the Prophet?

    As-Salaam alaikum, Indeed, Sir... Salaat ala Nabiy is a momentous affair!! Al-Tabarani related on the authority of Anas, may Allah be pleased with him, saying:-- "The Messenger of Allah, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, said:- 'Whoever sends upon me one prayer, Allah will reciprocate it by sending 10 prayers upon him. Whoever sends upon me 10 prayers, Allah will send 100 prayers upon him. Whoever send prayers upon me 100 times, Allah will bestow upon him relief from hypocrisy and Hell-Fire, and grant him the companionship of the martyrs on the Day of Judgement." Relief from hypocrisy reflects completeness in faith (Imaan) and relief from Hellfire reflects an individual's refraining from disobedience. Companionship of the martyrs in Paradise reflects the attainment of Allah's immense satisfaction with them. ALLAHUMMA SALLI ALAA' SAYYADINA MUHAMMADIN, WA ALAA AHLIHI.. WA-ASHABIHI, WASALLIM, TASLIMAN KASIRAA ABADAAA.
  8. Truth Is One.

    As-Salaam alaikum, "My Heart has become capable of all forms, For gazelles, a meadow, and for monks a monastery, A temple for idols, a pilgrim's Ka'aba. The tablets of the Torah, the Book of the Qur'an. I profess the religion of love, and whatever the direction taken by its mount. Love is my religion and my faith." Muhiyidden Ibn Arabi. Does this mean all regions are equal? No, it means it is all one Truth. We are told and understand why it begins and ends with Muhammad Rasulullah, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam's life, love and light that give rise to everything.
  9. As-Salaam alaikum, A line in Imam Muhammad al-Busayri's Qasidat al-Burda reads:-- "Wa Kullu Min Rasulullahi Multamisan".... that is 'Everything is taking [something] from the Messenger of Allah'.... Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam. What is Kullu? It must refer to everything other than Allah.... masiwallah... whatever is not Allah is extracting from the noor and wisdom of the Noble Prophet, alaihi salaat was-salaam, from the light that Allah Ta'ala put in his heart. Everything: Angels, Heavens, Kursee, 'Arsh is taking from the Prophet. That is why Imam al-Busayri said: 'Wa Kullun min Rasulullahi Multamisaan'... he did not limit it to mankind. We may link this, for further understanding, to ayat 4, Surat Qalam of the Holy Qur'an ( 68:4) where Allah said:-- "WA INNAKA LA'ALA KHULUQIN AZHEEM".... that is "You are of the most exalted character". When Ummil-Mumineen, Sayyada A'isha, may Allah be pleased with her, was asked about the character of the Messenger of Allah, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, she answered, "His character was the Qur'an." And the Qur'an is Allah's Own Words.... not created. The Prophet is created, but his Khuluq, character, was dressed in an uncreated way. That is why we say Noor an-Nabi... his light was the first to be dressed with the reality of the Holy Qur'an. Let us take something from the Prophet, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, copying from his Compassion, Forgiveness, Generosity, Modesty, Justice.......
  10. As-Salaam alaikum, Somewhere in his Qasidat al-Burda, Imam al-Busayri, may Allah be Merciful to him, said:-- "WA KULLAN MIN RASULULLAHI MULTAMISAN..." that is "Everything is taknig [something] from the Messenger of Allah"...Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam. What is 'KULLUN'? .. It must refer to everything other than Allah... masuwallah... whatever is not Allah is extracting from the noor and wisdom of the Prophet, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, from the Light that Allah Ta'ala put in his heart. Everything: angels, Heavens, Kursee, 'Arsh is taking from the Prophet, alaihis-Salaat Was-Salaam. That is why Imam Busayri said: "Wa Kullun min Rasulullahi Multamisan"... he did not limit it to mankind. We may link this to ayat 4 of Surat Qalam of the Holy Qur'an (68:4), for further understanding, which reads:-- "WA INNAKA LA'ALA KHULUQIN AZHEEM.....YOU ARE OF THE MOST EXALTED CHARACTER". When Ummil Mumineen, Sayyada A'isha, may Allah be pleased with her, was asked about about the character of the Messenger of Allah, she answered: "His character was the Qur'an." And the Qur'an is Allah's Own Words... not created. The Prophet is created, but his Khuluq, character, was dressed in uncreated way. That is why we say noor an-Nabi, 'his light' was first to be dressed with the reality of the Holy Qur'an. We should... We must endevour to take something from the Noble Messenger of Allah, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, copying from his Compassion, Justice, Forgiveness, Modesty, Generosity.......
  11. Patience: Key To Happiness.

    As-Salaam alaikum, We have read it in the Holy Qur'an that:-- "And Allah is with those who show patience" (2:103). Says Sayyadi Muhasibi, may Allah be Merciful to him, "Sabr [patience] is to remain unmoved before the arrows of the Divine Decrees". Others would change the phrase "Divine Decrees" to/with "affliction", but the meaning remains the same. Perfect patience is to accept whatever comes from Allah Ta'ala, even the hardest blow of fate. Some of our Masters of old divide patient people into 3 classes, namely: the mutasabbir, who attempt to be patient; the sabir, who is patient in afflictions; and the sabur, who is perfectly patient under any condition. In otherwords, to be patient before Allah's Orders is a most excellent thing.. an excellent duty.
  12. Patience: Key To Happiness.

    As-Salaam alaikum, Says Allah, Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala, in ayat 103 of Surat Baqra (2:103) of the Holy Qur'an:-- "And Allah is with those who show patience" Patience or Sabr is ''to remain unmoved before the arrows of the Divine Decrees'', says Sayyadi Muhasibi. And that is to say we should be accepting whatever comes from Allah Ta'ala, soft and hard 'blows' Afflictions in life for a Mumin (Islamic Believer) are indispensable to his/her spiritual development; it is the salt of the faithful, and when the salt lacks, the faithful becomes relatively rotten.
  13. Zikr and Nourishment.

    As-Salaam alaikum, Ayat 205 of Surat A'araf of the Holy Qur'an (7:205) reads:-- "And remember your Lord by your tongue and within yourself, humbly and in awe/reverence without loudness in words, in the mornings and evenings; and be not among the neglectful." And the Noble Messenger of Allah, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, said:-- "He who remembers his Lord and he who does not remember his Lord are like the living and the dead." [Bukhari ]. The body is a system that needs nourishment in every respect, the comparison between the living and the dead in above Hadith is made because the soul receives tremendous nourishment during Zikr, while the heedless person goes deeper into loss without replenishing himself.... that is why we pray 5 times daily.... this is the minimum the body requires to maintain our standard of morality.
  14. Consider Ayat 216 Of Surat Baqra.

    As-Salaam alaikum, Ayat 216 of Surat Baqra of the Holy Qur'an reads:-- "BUT IT MAY HAPPEN THAT YOU HATE A THING THAT IS GOOD FOR YOU, AND IT MAY HAPPEN THAT YOU LOVE A THING WHICH IS BAD FOR YOU. Allah KNOWS, AND YOU KNOW NOT." That is to say, [He knows, and you do not know] what is in the best interest of your religion...... and your worldly life, for Allah (Almighty and Glorious is He) has kept concealed from His Creatures the things that are to their advantage. He has charged them with servitude to Him, by requiring fulfillment of the Commandments and Observance of the Prohibitions [of the Sacred Law], submissive resignation to that which is foreordained [maqdur], and contentment with the Divine Decree in every respect, whether it be in their favor or to their disadvantage. He has appropriated the consequences and the benefits unto Himself exclusively, Tabaraka Wa Ta'ala. It is therefore necessary for the servant to be constantly engaged in worshipful obedience to his Master, to be content with whatever Allah Ta'ala has allotted to him, and to harbor no doubts about Him. ...after Sayyadi Abdulqadir al-Jilani: in his "Al-Ghunya Li Talib Tariq al-Haqq (Sufficient Provision For Seekers Of Path Of Truth)".
  15. Thought Of Ayat 43, Surat Furqan?

    As-Salaam alaikum, Ayat (verse) 43 in Surat Furqan of the Holy Qur'an (25:43) reads:-- "HAVE YOU SEEN THE PERSON WHO HAS MADE HIS DESIRES HIS GOD?" This Noble ayat suggests that there are 2 gods in our existence, and we must be aware of same: (one is the true God- ie Allah Ta'ala and the second is our inner-self, who others call the ego, which rules over a person by enslaving him/her in desires). We must get rid of this duality and find the One True God, Allah... the Creator and Sustainer of the Universe... and the best way to find and stick to that is by following the Holy Qur'an and Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, in belief, word and action/work always. Best Wishes.
  16. And To Allah We Shall Return.

    As-Salaam alaikum, In ayat 156 of Surat Baqra of the Holy Qur'an (2:156), Allah Ta'ala says:-- "WE BELONG TO Allah, AND TO HIM WE SHALL RETURN." With this, we have to realize that when we say: 'We belong to Him', we are declaring that nothing belongs to us.... nothing is deserved. Everything we have is a pure act of grace and blessing of Allah, the Generous Benefactor and Lord of the Universe. Once this fact reaches our heart, we will then be able to break free from arrogance, pride and complaint.
  17. Consider This Du'a..

    As-Salaam alaikum, Sayyadi Sa'ad Ibn Abi Waqqas, may Allah be pleased with him, reported that the Prophet, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, said:-- "Should I tell you what 'Ism e Azam is? The Ism e Azam is the Du'a of Yunus, alaihis-Salaam: LA ILAHA ILLA ANTA SUBHANAKA, INNI KUNTU MINAZZALIMEEN (there is none worthy of worship except You! Undoubtedly, I have been of the wrongdoers) - 21:87 If one recites this Du'a 40 times in his illness, then he shall receive the Thawaab (reward) of a Shaheed (martyr). if he regains his health then he shall be cleansed from his sins." In view of this, we should therefore make this Du'a part of our daily Zikr... in illness or in health. Best Wishes.
  18. Did You Consider This?

    As-Salaam alaikum, In the Holy Qur'an, the first Prophet of Allah Ta'ala on the planet earth, Adam, alaihi salaat wassalam, said:-- "O Lord! We have wronged ourselves" (7:3) and after him, Prophet Ibrahim, alaihi salaat wassalam, said:-- "When I fall ill, He heals me" (26:80) Prophet Ibrahim, peace be upon him, attributes the sickness to himself in order to teach us courtesy. In other words, 'I am ill and my healing is only from Him'. He is negating himself, putting aside the self.... and when you remove yourself, you affirm Allah in all affairs. Note that in this wise when Sayyaina Musa, alaihi salaam, showed a sign of egoism, saying ''I am more knowledgeable than any other human being on earth''. Allah sent him Khidr so that he might journey with him for a few days, and lose that egoism-- see details in Surat Kahfi (chapter 18) of the Holy Qur'an....
  19. The Ruh and Allah's Secret Ocean.

    As-Salaam alaikum, In ayat/verse 85 of Surat Bani-Isra'el of the Holy Qur'an (17:85), Allah Ta'ala says:-- "And they ask you concerning the Ruh (spirit or soul). Say: The Ruh (comes) by Command of my Lord: of knowledge it is a little that is communicated to you, (O men!!)." With this ayat, we come to understand that the Ruh.... the spirit or soul in our body is one of those things that are of high spiritual mysteries, which cannot be explained in terms of our everyday human experiences. It is Allah's secret ocean.... an ocean from which you and I are able to look, touch, taste, hold, smell, feel, speak, walk.... How is it that we are able to do all this, but yet we do not know how we are looking, smelling, touching, tasting, speaking and understanding? You may lift your hand up and let it fall down again; you may catch something, but you do not know how you are catching that thing. You are walking, but you do not know how you are able to walk. Looking into ourselves, we see a perfect balance. There are 360 organs (internal and external) in our bodies...... each has its own function. When one of them works, it does not prevent the other from working. So, it is not possible for you/us to understand about Ruh more than this...... other than to acknowledge and say: ALLAHU AKBAR! ALLAHU AKBAR!! LA-ILAHA ILLALLAHU, ALLAHU AKBAR.... WA LILLAHIL HAMD!!!
  20. Heart Of The Qur'an.

    Salaam everyone, Anas, may Allah be pleased with him, reported that the [Noble] Prophet, may Allah bless and grant him peace, has said:-- "Everything has a heart, and the heatr of the Qur'an is Ya-Sin. Allah records anyone who recites Ya-Sin as having recited the Qur'an 10 times." [Tirmidhi, vol.2 pg. 116 and Daarimi vol. 2, page 336]. In view of this, we should be reciting Surat Ya-Sin (chapter 36 of the Holy Qur'an) regularly, and also mark... imbibe lessons it teaches. Regards.
  21. Ever Thought Of Ayat 16, Surat Sajdah?

    As-Salaam alaikum, In ayat 16 of Surat Sajdah of the Holy Qur'an (32:16), Allah Ta'ala says:-- "THEIR SIDES FORSAKE THEIR BEDS." This is in reference to those servants of Allah who engage in the voluntary prayer(s) in the night. This is the same prayer about which the Noble Messenger of Allah, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, said:-- "Hold fast to night prayer, for it was the way of the righteous before you, a way of drawing closer to your Lord, an expiation for wrong deeds, and a shield from sin." [Tirmidhi]. "Qiyam" literally means standing up, particularly after sleeping, just as we say... 'YUOM AL-QIYAMH' for Day of Judgement as we rise to stand before Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala, after much rest in our graves. That is why sleep is like a daily death, and Qiyam is to rise from it. Whoever stands the night in prayer, Allah will make easy for him in standing on the Day of Judgement, as some of our 'Ulam observe. Sayyadi Ibn Abbas, may Allah be pleased with him, also advised, "Whoever loves to find the long standing of the day of Resurrection less difficult should show himself to Allah in the darkness of the night prostrating and standing, fearing the Hereafter and hoping for Mercy of his Lord." In view of this, we should all resolve to be offering the voluntary night prayer, otherwise known as Tahajjud, ... every night, for the rest of our life in this world. Best Wishes.
  22. As-Salaam alaikum, In Ayat 6 of Surat Fussilat of the Holy Qur'an (41:6), Allahu Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala says:-- "SAY (O Muhammad) : I AM BUT A MAN LIKE YOU, WHO IS DIVINELY INSPIRED THAT YOUR god IS BUT ONE GOD." The catchy phrase in this verse (ayat) shows us that the Noble Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, was a completely different sort of human being from anyone else, then and now. For none of us can say he is Divinely inspired as the Messenger was. Rather, as Sayyadi Busari, may Allah be Merciful to him, said in his Qasida al-Burda (Ode of the Prophetic Mantle):-- Muhammad is a human being, but not like humankind; He sis a ruby, while ordinary people are as stones. Just as a piece of iron when exposed and immersed in tremendous heat of fire annihilates its own identity and become lost in the colour and quality of fire, similarly the Messenger, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, in the Fire of Divine Love lost his own self- hood and attained to his highest degree of Khilafat or ambassador; and thus through him the attributes of Allah were made manifest. Thus his seeing, hearing, speaking and doing is that of the Divine's. That is why Allah say about the Prophet:-- "O My Beloved Prophet, you did not slay them, but Allah slayed them; and in no way did you throw when you threw, but Allah threw." (8:17) "The Prophet doesn't speak out of own volition, his speech is the speech of Allah." (53:3) "Truly, the ones who give bayah (allegiance) to you, in reality give bayah only to Allah; The Hand of Allah is above their hands." (48:10) From these verses, we can clearly see that through Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, the beautiful Names (asma) and Attributes (sifat) were manifested fully, that is why following him is made equivalent of following Allah Ta'ala. Thus the Qur'an declares: "He who obeys the Messenger has obeyed Allah." (4:80) ALLAHUMMA SALLI ALAA SAYYADINA MUHAMMAD...AN-NABIYY UMMIYY, WA-ALAA AHLIHI, WA-ASHABIHI WA-SALAM, TASLIMAN-KASIRAA ABADAA.
  23. Martydom and Ayat 154 Of Surat Baqra..

    As-Salaam alaikum, In Ayat 154 of Surat Baqra of the Holy Qur'an (2:154), we read it where Allah Ta'ala says:-- "And say not of those who are slain in the way of Allah: 'They are dead.' Nay, they are living, though you perceive it not." This Ayat is explained by/in Hadith (Abu Dawud, Kitab Jihad) wherein the Prophet, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, said: "When your brothers from Uhud were touched (by death), Allah placed their spirits in a green bird that drinks from the rivers of Paradise, eats its fruits and rests near golden candles hanging in the shadows of the Throne. When they saw that their food, drink and resting places were good, they said: 'Who will let our brothers know that we are alive in Paradise, and that we receive our subsistence, that they may not skimp in the struggle, and that they do not abdicate in the war?" Allah, Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala, said, "I will let them know." And above quoted Ayat 154 of Surat Baqra was then brought down: "And say not of those who are slain in the way of Allah...(2:154) In anycase if your rationale for life is that you eat and move around, they also eat. Whatever you/we eat of grain, fruit or meat, is a product of dust, you consume dust, while they consume Noor (Divine Light).
  24. Eminence Of Suratul-Fatiha.

    According to the Prophet, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, all that is contained in the revealed Books is summed up in the Surat Fatiha of the Holy Qur'an (The Opening One), while this is in its turn contained in the formula BISMILLAHI-R-RAHMANI-R-RAHIM (In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful). The Fatiha constitutes the chief text of the ritual prayer; as for the formula, commonly called the basmala, it is the Formula of consecration pronounced before every sacred recitation and every ritual act. According to another tradition, going back to Sayyadi Ali, may Allah be pleased with him, the basmala is in essence contained in its first letter, ba, and this again in its diacritical point, which thus symbolizes Principal Unity. In the basmala, the interpretation of the 2 Names ar-Rahman and ar-Rahim as "the Compassionate" and "the Merciful", is only approximate as there is no real equivalent. Both names imply the idea of Mercy (ar-Rahmah: ar-Rahman corresponds to the Mercy which- to use a Qur'anic expression- "embraces all things", and expresses the plenitude of Being, its essential Bliss and the universal nature of its effulgence; ar-Rahim corresponds to Grace. As Rahman, Allah manifests Himself through the appearance of the world; as Rahim He manifests divinely within the world.
  25. Consider Ayat 4 Of Surat Qalam.

    As-Salaam alaikum, In Ayat 4 of Surat Qalam of the Holy Qur'an (68:4), Allah Ta'ala, speaking about His Noble Messenger, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, says:-- "SURELY, YOU ARE UPON A TREMENDOUS CHARACTER (Khuluq azeem)" When Sayyada A'isha, may Allah be pleased with her, was asked about the character of the Messenger of Allah, she answered: "His character was the Qur'an." She said that because he was unique in character and that unique character had to bring together all noble character traits. Allah, Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala, described that character as being "tremendous" just as He described the Qur'an in His words, "the tremendous Qur'an" (15:87). So, the Qur'an is his character, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam. If a person in the Community of the Messenger who has not met the Messenger of Allah desires to see him, let him look upon the Qur'an. When he looks upon it, there is no difference between looking upon it and looking upon Allah's Messenger. It is as if the Qur'an takes the configuration of a corporeal form which is named Muhammad Ibn Abdullah Ibn Abd al-Muttalib. The Qur'an is Allah's Speech and His Attributes, so Muhammad in his entirety is the attribute of Allah, "So he who obeys the Messenger, has obeyed Allah"- (4:80), since "He does not speak out of caprice" (53:3)...Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam.
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