Friday, 7 December 2012

God is Near!

[50:16] And certainly We created man, and We know what his mind suggests to him, and We are nearer to him than his life-vein.
2:186     And when My servants ask you concerning Me, then surely I am very near; I answer the prayer of the suppliant when he calls on Me, so they should answer My call and believe in Me that they may walk in the right way.

40:60 Pray to Me and I will answer you'!!!

Attributes of Allah

وَلِلَّهِ ٱلۡأَسۡمَآءُ ٱلۡحُسۡنَىٰ فَٱدۡعُوهُ بِہَا‌ۖ وَذَرُواْ ٱلَّذِينَ يُلۡحِدُونَ فِىٓ أَسۡمَـٰٓٮِٕهِۦ‌ۚ سَيُجۡزَوۡنَ مَا كَانُواْ يَعۡمَلُونَ (١٨٠)

Allah's are the fairest names. Invoke Him by them. And leave the company of those who blaspheme His names. They will be requited what they do. (180)
verses 12:110, 20:8 and 59:24 

also mention ٱلۡأَسۡمَآءُ ٱلۡحُسۡنَىٰ

Click here to Listen to 99 Attributes of Allah

The Quran mentions many 
Names or Attributes of 
Allah, called
ٱلۡأَسۡمَآءُ ٱلۡحُسۡنَىٰ

Let's Explore...!!

* Verses 6:18 and 6:61   وَهُوَ ٱلۡقَاهِرُ  means "Omnipotent, Supreme"

verse 7:127  وَإِنَّا فَوۡقَهُمۡ قَـٰهِرُونَ means " we are dominant over them"
* verse 2:19  وَٱللَّهُ مُحِيطُۢ بِٱلۡكَـٰفِرِينَ  and  مُحِيطُۢ means Surrounding, Mindful, Conscious and Attentive...
verse 85:20 also mentions it.
* verses 3:53 and 8:30 mention  وَٱللَّهُ خَيۡرُ ٱلۡمَـٰكِرِينَ Allah is better of the Tricksters.
* verses 2:108 مِن وَلِىٍّ۬ وَلَا نَصِيرٍand in 4:45  وَكَفَىٰ بِٱللَّهِ وَلِيًّ۬ا وَكَفَىٰ بِٱللَّهِ نَصِيرً۬ا ...Here   نَصِيرٍ means Supporter, Protector, Defender, Helper...
* verses 2:158 and 4:147  
 وَكَانَ ٱللَّهُ شَاڪِرًا عَلِيمً۬ا  and here شَاڪِرًا means Responsive, Appreciative
verses 13:34 and 40:21
 وَاقٍ۬ means Protector, Preserver, Defensive
Verse 2:186 and 11:61 
 قَرِيبٌ‌ۖ  means close, near 
Verses 2:20, 2:106, 2:109...and several verses
قَدِيرٌ۬ means All Powerful, All Capable
verse 2:203, 3:19, 3:199,5:4, and more..
وَٱللَّهُ سَرِيعُ ٱلۡحِسَابِ means Allah is "Swift at reckoning
verse 6:165, 7:167
إِنَّ رَبَّكَ سَرِيعُ ٱلۡعِقَابِ means Surely your Lord is "Quick in retribution"
verse 2:196 2:211 3:11 3:144 ...and more...
أَنَّ ٱللَّهَ شَدِيدُ ٱلۡعِقَابِ means Allah is "Severe in punishment"
verses 22:78, 47:11 
 مَوۡلَىٰ means Guardian, Protector
verses 7:190 and 27:63
تَعَـٰلَى means Exalted
verse 20:73
أَبۡقَىٰٓ means Everlasting
verse 12:21 
 غَالِبٌ means Predominant, Controller
verse 2:98
ٱللَّهَ عَدُوٌّ۬ لِّلۡكَـٰفِرِينَ
 عَدُوٌّ۬ means Foe, Enemy, Opponent
verses 2:106, 3:74, 8:29, 62:4 
 وَٱللَّهُ ذُو ٱلۡفَضۡلِ ٱلۡعَظِيمِ
means Allah is the "Lord/Possessor of Infinite Bounty"
verse 51:58 
 ذُو ٱلۡقُوَّةِ ٱلۡمَتِينُ means "Lord/Possessor of unbreakable Strength"
verse 2:33
 إِنِّىٓ أَعۡلَمُ غَيۡبَ  means"I'm the"knower of Hidden/Unseen"
verses 5:109, 5:116, 977
 عَلَّـٰمُ ٱلۡغُيُوبِ means knower of the hidden/unseen
verses 5:95, 14:4
ذُو ٱنتِقَامٍ۬ means "Lord/Possessor of retribution"
verse 62:11
وَٱللَّهُ خَيۡرُ ٱلرَّٲزِقِينَ means Allah is "the Best of Providers"
verse 23:11
 ٱللَّهُ أَحۡسَنُ ٱلۡخَـٰلِقِينَ  means" Allah is "the Best of Creators"
verse 24:25
 أَنَّ ٱللَّهَ هُوَ ٱلۡحَقُّ ٱلۡمُبِينُ means Allah is the "Truth Manifest/Signified Truth"
verse 27:26 
هُوَ رَبُّ ٱلۡعَرۡشِ ٱلۡعَظِيم means "Lord of Throne Supreme"
verse 95:8
أَحۡكَمِ ٱلۡحَـٰكِمِينَ means "The Wisest of Judge"
Some more Names of Allah in Quran
verses 6:70 and 32:4

mediator, intermediator, 
intermediary, intercessor

verses 6:15, 12:101, 14:11,39:46 and 

 فَاطِرُ ٱلسَّمَـٰوَٲتِ وَٱلۡأَرۡضِ‌ۚ

The Creator of the heavens and the 


means Originator, Creator, Maker

verses 17:93, 27:8



Holy, Pure, Greatest

verse 112: 1


One, Only

verses  23:29

خَيۡرُ ٱلۡمُنزِلِينَ 

The Best One to Land

verse 40:3 

 ذِى ٱلطَّوۡلِۖ

Lord of Bounty, Bountiful, One with 

long reach
verses 6:73, 9:93, 9:104 and 

 عَـٰلِمِ ٱلۡغَيۡبِ وَٱلشَّهَـٰدَةِ

The Knower of  unseen and seen

39:38 قُلۡ حَسۡبِىَ ٱللَّهُ‌ۖ عَلَيۡهِ يَتَوَڪَّلُ ٱلۡمُتَوَكِّلُونَ
Sufficient is Allah for me! In Him trust those who put their trust

Allah does not love...

[2:190] And fight in the way of Allah with those who fight with you, and do not exceed the limits, surely Allah does not love those who exceed the limits.
[2:205] And when he turns back, he runs along in the land that he may cause mischief in it and destroy the tilth and the stock, and Allah does not love mischief-making.
[2:276] Allah does not bless usury, and He causes charitable deeds to prosper, and Allah does not love any ungrateful sinner.
[3:32] Say: Obey Allah and the Apostle; but if they turn back, then surely Allah does not love the unbelievers.
[3:57] And as to those who believe and do good deeds, He will pay them fully their rewards; and Allah does not love the unjust.
[3:140] If a wound has afflicted you (at Ohud), a wound like it has also afflicted the (unbelieving) people; and We bring these days to men by turns, and that Allah may know those who believe and take witnesses from among you; and Allah does not love the unjust.
[4:36] And serve Allah and do not associate any thing with Him and be good to the parents and to the near of kin and the orphans and the needy and the neighbor of (your) kin and the alien neighbor, and the companion in a journey and the wayfarer and those whom your right hands possess; surely Allah does not love him who is proud, boastful;
[4:107] And do not plead on behalf of those who act unfaithfully to their souls; surely Allah does not love him who is treacherous, sinful;
[4:148] Allah does not love the public utterance of hurtful speech unless (it be) by one to whom injustice has been done; and Allah is Hearing, Knowing.
[5:64] And the Jews say: The hand of Allah is tied up! Their hands shall be shackled and they shall be cursed for what they say. Nay, both His hands are spread out, He expends as He pleases; and what has been revealed to you from your Lord will certainly make many of them increase in inordinacy and unbelief; and We have put enmity and hatred among them till the day of resurrection; whenever they kindle a fire for war Allah puts it out, and they strive to make mischief in the land; and Allah does not love the mischief-makers.
[5:87] O you who believe! do not forbid (yourselves) the good things which Allah has made lawful for you and do not exceed the limits; surely Allah does not love those who exceed the limits.
[8:58] And if you fear treachery on the part of a people, then throw back to them on terms of equality; surely Allah does not love the treacherous.
[22:38] Surely Allah will defend those who believe; surely Allah does not love any one who is unfaithful, ungrateful.
[28:76] Surely Qaroun was of the people of Musa, but he rebelled against them, and We had given him of the treasures, so much so that his hoards of wealth would certainly weigh down a company of men possessed of great strength. When his people said to him: Do not exult, surely Allah does not love the exultant;
[28:77] And seek by means of what Allah has given you the future abode, and do not neglect your portion of this world, and do good (to others) as Allah has done good to you, and do not seek to make mischief in the land, surely Allah does not love the mischief-makers.
[31:18] And do not turn your face away from people in contempt, nor go about in the land exulting overmuch; surely Allah does not love any self-conceited boaster;
[57:23] So that you may not grieve for what has escaped you, nor be exultant at what He has given you; and Allah does not love any arrogant boaster:

Allah Loves....

[2:195] And spend in the way of Allah and cast not yourselves to perdition with your own hands, and do good (to others); surely Allah loves the doers of good.
[2:222] And they ask you about menstruation. Say: It is a discomfort; therefore keep aloof from the women during the menstrual discharge and do not go near them until they have become clean; then when they have cleansed themselves, go in to them as Allah has commanded you; surely Allah loves those who turn much (to Him), and He loves those who purify themselves.
[3:76] Yea, whoever fulfills his promise and guards (against evil) -- then surely Allah loves those who guard (against evil).
[3:134] Those who spend (benevolently) in ease as well as in straitness, and those who restrain (their) anger and pardon men; and Allah loves the doers of good (to others).
[3:146] And how many a prophet has fought with whom were many worshipers of the Lord; so they did not become weak-hearted on account of what befell them in Allah's way, nor did they weaken, nor did they abase themselves; and Allah loves the patient.
[3:148] So Allah gave them the reward of this world and better reward of the hereafter and Allah loves those who do good (to others).
[3:159] Thus it is due to mercy from Allah that you deal with them gently, and had you been rough, hard hearted, they would certainly have dispersed from around you; pardon them therefore and ask pardon for them, and take counsel with them in the affair; so when you have decided, then place your trust in Allah; surely Allah loves those who trust.
[5:13] But on account of their breaking their covenant We cursed them and made their hearts hard; they altered the words from their places and they neglected a portion of what they were reminded of; and you shall always discover treachery in them excepting a few of them; so pardon them and turn away; surely Allah loves those who do good (to others).
[5:42] (They are) listeners of a lie, devourers of what is forbidden; therefore if they come to you, judge between them or turn aside from them, and if you turn aside from them, they shall not harm you in any way; and if you judge, judge between them with equity; surely Allah loves those who judge equitably.
[5:93] On those who believe and do good there is no blame for what they eat, when they are careful (of their duty) and believe and do good deeds, then they are careful (of their duty) and believe, then they are careful (of their duty) and do good (to others), and Allah loves those who do good (to others).
[9:4] Except those of the idolaters with whom you made an agreement, then they have not failed you in anything and have not backed up any one against you, so fulfill their agreement to the end of their term; surely Allah loves those who are careful (of their duty).
[9:7] How can there be an agreement for the idolaters with Allah and with His Apostle; except those with whom you made an agreement at the Sacred Mosque? So as long as they are true to you, be true to them; surely Allah loves those who are careful (of their duty).
[9:108] Never stand in it; certainly a masjid founded on piety from the very first day is more deserving that you should stand in it; in it are men who love that they should be purified; andAllah loves those who purify themselves.
[49:9] And if two parties of the believers quarrel, make peace between them; but if one of them acts wrongfully towards the other, fight that which acts wrongfully until it returns to Allah's command; then if it returns, make peace between them with justice and act equitably; surely Allah loves those who act equitably.
[60:8] Allah does not forbid you respecting those who have not made war against you on account of (your) religion, and have not driven you forth from your homes, that you show them kindness and deal with them justly; surely Allah loves the doers of justice.
[61:4] Surely Allah loves those who fight in His way in ranks as if they were a firm and compact wall.

God is Unique!

قُلۡ هُوَ ٱللَّهُ أَحَدٌ (١) ٱللَّهُ ٱلصَّمَدُ (٢) لَمۡ يَلِدۡ وَلَمۡ يُولَدۡ (٣) وَلَمۡ يَكُن لَّهُ ۥ ڪُفُوًا أَحَدٌ (٤)
Say: He is Allah, the One! (1) Allah, the eternally Besought of all! (2) He begetteth not nor was begotten. (3) And there is none comparable unto Him. (4)

What is God?


ٱللَّهُ نُورُ ٱلسَّمَـٰوَٲتِ وَٱلۡأَرۡضِ

۞ ٱللَّهُ نُورُ ٱلسَّمَـٰوَٲتِ وَٱلۡأَرۡضِۚ مَثَلُ نُورِهِۦ كَمِشۡكَوٰةٍ۬ فِيہَا مِصۡبَاحٌۖ ٱلۡمِصۡبَاحُ فِى زُجَاجَةٍۖ ٱلزُّجَاجَةُ كَأَنَّہَا كَوۡكَبٌ۬ دُرِّىٌّ۬ يُوقَدُ مِن شَجَرَةٍ۬ مُّبَـٰرَڪَةٍ۬ زَيۡتُونَةٍ۬ لَّا شَرۡقِيَّةٍ۬ وَلَا غَرۡبِيَّةٍ۬ يَكَادُ زَيۡتُہَا يُضِىٓءُ وَلَوۡ لَمۡ تَمۡسَسۡهُ نَارٌ۬ۚ نُّورٌ عَلَىٰ نُورٍ۬ۗ يَہۡدِى ٱللَّهُ لِنُورِهِۦ مَن يَشَآءُۚ وَيَضۡرِبُ ٱللَّهُ ٱلۡأَمۡثَـٰلَ لِلنَّاسِۗ وَٱللَّهُ بِكُلِّ شَىۡءٍ عَلِيمٌ۬ (٣٥)

Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth. The similitude of His light is as a niche wherein is a lamp. The lamp is in a glass. The glass is as it were a shining star. (This lamp is) kindled from a blessed tree, an olive neither of the East nor of the West, whose oil would almost glow forth (of itself) though no fire touched it. Light upon light. Allah guideth unto His light whom He will. And Allah setteth forth for mankind similitudes, for Allah is Knower of all things. (35)

فِى بُيُوتٍ أَذِنَ ٱللَّهُ أَن تُرۡفَعَ وَيُذۡڪَرَ فِيہَا ٱسۡمُهُ ۥ يُسَبِّحُ لَهُ ۥ فِيہَا بِٱلۡغُدُوِّ وَٱلۡأَصَالِ (٣٦)

(This lamp is found) in houses which Allah hath allowed to be exalted and that His name shall be remembered therein. Therein do offer praise to Him at morning and evening. (36)