CULTURE OF ISLAM

91 About Allah
Imtiaz Muhsin 17-Aug-12

The main objective of these talks (and therefore the scripts of these talks), is to stimulate thinking. Sensible, rational and logical thinking. So, my message, think, think & think! Be sensible, be rational and be logical.

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Please Note
1. I have had the great privilege, (since Aug 2010), of presenting talks on the weekly Radio Program ‘Culture of Islam’ [Every Friday 8 to 8.30 pm, Radio Sri Lanka - FM 97.4] 2. Since these are Radio Talks, I refer to, or address the audience as ‘listeners’ 3. I am well aware that the audience to these talks would consist of people belonging to a variety of faiths. So as to make people of all faiths feel included, I very often use words and names that are common to all religions. 4. For these reasons, I use the name GOD, as well as Abraham, Moses, Jesus etc as well as the names Allah, Ibrahim (Alaihis Salaam), Moosa (Alaihis Salaam), Easa (Alaihis Salaam) etc 5. Muslims by habit usually say ‘Sallallahu Alaihiwasallam’, when the name of Prophet Muhammad is mentioned, and ‘Alaihis Salaam' when the name of a Prophet is mentioned. However, in these series of talks I have reduced the use of these prayers & sayings to the bare minimum. 6. Muslims, also by habit, use a number of Arabic prayers or sayings, such as Alhamdulillah, Insha Allah and so on. Again, I have reduced the use of these prayers or sayings to the bare minimum. 7. Sometimes I have to write Arabic words in the English script. I have devised my own way of writing Arabic in English, as follows;

‫ت‬ ‫ط‬

th TH

‫س‬ ‫ث‬ ‫ص‬

s Ss SW

‫ض‬ ‫ظ‬

DHL DHZ

‫ه‬ ‫ح‬

H h

‫ع‬ ‫غ‬

Gh GH

    

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All Praise and Thanks is due to Allah and Allah alone Alhamdulillah! P.S. The picture on the cover is of the Shamman Court Mosque in colombo Sri Lanka. It is also known as the ‘Red Masjid’

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Dear Friends, Assalamu Alaikum, The most central theme in Islam is the belief in One God; and that God is Allah. Now how do we perceive God, or how do we think about God? Many of us think that He is the Noun and we are the verb He is Ar Rahmaan (The Beneficent), Ar Raheem (The Merciful), Al Malik (The King), Al Quddus (The Holy, The Pure), As Salam(The source of peace and security), Al Mu’min (the guarantor, the affirming) and so on. That is the noun that is His attributes, that is what He represents, but the do-ers, that is us This belief or attitude is wrong; Allah is the Noun and Allah is also the Verb Another notion many of us have is that this World is a sort of a Global Corporation. God is its MD and we are the it’s Executives We are very impressed by the modern day Worldly Corporate Culture We think that this is the best model. So we imagine that Qiyaamath Day would be a sort of a Board Meeting, or a convention. It is the day the MD is going to praise us, the day for the vote of thanks, and then to reward us for the improvements and developments we implemented in ‘His Corporation’ – The Universe Please re-think. How wrong we are! Can we wait till Qiyaamath Day to find out, or should we begin thinking NOW!!! So, how do we get to know God, how do we get to recognize Him. The Holy Quran is really the Book about God, about Allah. The word Allah itself appears in this book 2851 times, so we can just imagine how comprehensively God would have described Himself. And it is for us to read these descriptions which in themselves are called the Aayath of Allah or the signs of Allah and then try to identify Him try to recognize Him through these Aayath or these Signs. Let’s see how Allah describes himself or introduces Himself in the Holy Quran. Allah Ar Rahman & Ar Raheem Al Malik Al Quddus As Salam Al Mu'min Al Muhaiyymin Al Azeez Al Jabbar Al Mutthakabbir Ar Razik (Ra Za Ka) 2851 339 206 10 140 879 2 119 10 161 123

Today, I am going to read a number of Aayaths, the complete Aayaths as well as quite a few phrases from this Aayaths Where God is telling us about Himself.

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The purpose of reading these Aayaths or these phrases, is so that listeners would think about these Aayaths and be convinced that these descriptions really do describe God as how God should be. Do we not all think about God? We wonder how he is. We wonder why he has created this huge Universe. We wonder at the mightily powerful but at the same time the beauty and order and system present in this Universe, all the time. We wonder at the many factors that are so predictable – like Sunrise and Sunset and also wonder at so many phenomena that are predictable by their unpredictability – like rainfall and many other day to day events. We build up a picture in our minds about how God would be. Many ingredients make up this composite picture, and then when we read the description of God as given by Himself in the Quran we are amazed at how describes Himself in words and in language that is more powerful than the words we formed in our minds. It is worthwhile spending a few minutes and listening to some of the Aayaths where God describes Himself. The description is in Arabic, so I have to read many of these Aayaths in Arabic before giving the translation. But to make it more effective I would be reading phrase by phrase – Insha Allah 1 Certainly Allah is Most-Forgiving, (002:199) InnaLLaaha GHaffoorur Raheem Very-Merciful. 2 (002:220) InnaLLaaha ghazeezun hakeem Surely, Allah is Mighty, Wise. 3 (002:225) WaLLaaHu GHaffoorun haleem And Allah is Forgiving, Forbearing. 4 Allah is All-Embracing, All(002:261) WaLLaaHu waasighun ghaleem Knowing 5 (002:225) Wahuwal Galeeyul ghaleem 6 Allahu Laailaaha Illaa Allah! There is no Allah but He,-the (002:255) Living, the Self-subsisting, Eternal. Huwal haiyyul Qaiyyoom 7 (002:256) WaLLaaHu Sameeghun Ghaleem Allah is All-Hearing, All-Knowing. 8 InnaLLaaha kaana sameeghan Surely, Allah is All-Hearing, All(004:058) baSWeeraH Seeing. 9 WakaanaLLaaHu ghaleeman Allah is All-Knowing, Most (003:051) haleem Forbearing 9 WakaanaLLaaHu ghaleeman (004:092) Allah is All-Knowing, All-Wise hakeemaH 10 WakaanaLLaaHu Waasighan (004:130) Allah is All-Embracing, All-Wise. hakeemaH 11 Wa KaanaLLaaHu GHaneeyan and Allah is Ever Rich (Free of all (004:131) hameedhaa wants), Worthy of all praise 12 (004:132) Wa Kafaa BiLLaaHi Wakeela and Allah is enough to trust in. 13 (002:224) WaLLaaHu sameeghun ghaleem Allah is All-Hearing, All-Knowing 14 Wa KaanaLLaaHu Sameeghan for Allah is He who heareth and (004:148) ghaleemaH knoweth all things. 15 WaLLaaHu ghazeezun Allah is Mighty, Rabb of (005:095) ZunthiQaam Retribution. 16 and He is the All-Wise, the All(034:001) WaHuwal hakeemul Khabeer Aware 17 He is above all comprehension, yet (006:103) WaHuwal LaTHeeful Khabeer All - Aware

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18. (1:2) Praise belongs to Allah, the Rabb of all TheWorlds. 19. (1:3) the All-Merciful, the Very Merciful. 20. (2:202) and Allah is swift at reckoning. 21. (2:207) and Allah is Very-Kind to His servants. 22. (2:209) then you must know that Allah is Mighty, Wise. 23. (2:210) To Allah shall all matters be returned. 24. (2:212) Allah gives provision to whom He wills without measure. 25. (2:213) and Allah guides whom He wills to the straight path. 26. (2:214) “When (will come) the help of Allah?” (Then, they were comforted by the Prophet who said to them) ‘Behold, the help of Allah is near.’ 27. (2:215) and whatever good you do, Allah is all-aware of it.”

﴾﴿ ‫اْلَمد َّلِل رب الحعَاَلّني‬ ٢ َ َ َّ َ ّ ُ ‫ح ح‬ ﴾﴿ ‫الرْح ٰـن الرحيم‬ ٣ ّ ّ َ ّ َ‫َ ح‬ ّ َ ‫َ ََُ ُ ح‬ ﴾٢٠٢﴿ ‫والِل سرّيع اْلّساب‬ ّ ﴾٢٠٢﴿ ‫والِلُ رءوف بّالحعّبَاد‬ ٌ ََُُ َ ّ ﴾٢٠٢﴿ ‫فَاعحلَموا أَن الِلَعَزّيز حكيم‬ َ َ ُ ٌ َ ٌ ّ ﴾٢١٠﴿ ‫وإَّل الِل ُترجع اْلُمور‬ ُ ‫َ َ َ ح َُ ح‬ ُ ٍ َ ّ ّ‫َ َ ُ ح ُ ُ َ َ ُ ح‬ ﴾٢١﴿ ‫والِل يَرزق من يَشاء بّغَْي حساب‬ ٍ ‫َ َ ّ َ َ ُ َ ّ َ ٍ َُ ح‬ ﴾٢١٣﴿ ‫والِل يَهحدي من يَشاء إَّل ٰصراط مستَقّيم‬ ُ ّ ّ ﴾٢١﴿ ‫مَت نَصر الِل ۗ أََل إّن نَصر الِل قَريب‬ ٌ ّ َ َ ‫ََٰ ح ُ َ َ َ ح‬ ّ َ َ ٍ‫ح ّ ح َ ح‬ ﴾٢١﴿ ‫وما تَفعَلُوا من خْي فَإّن الِلَبّه عَلّيم‬ ََ ٌ

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28. (2:216) Allah knows, and you do not know. 29. (2:222) Surely Allah loves those who are most repenting, and loves those who keep themselves pure. 30. And now the Aayathul Kursi, Let us listen to it phrase by phrase.
[002:255] Allah! There is no Allah but He,-the Living, the Self-subsisting, Eternal. No slumber can seize Him nor sleep.

﴾٢١﴿ ‫والِل يَعحلَم وأَنتُم َل تَعحلَمون‬ َ ُ َ ‫َ َُ ُ َ ح‬ ﴾﴿ ‫إّن الِلَ ُُيّب التََوابّني و ُُيّب اَلُتَطهرّين‬ ٢ َ َ ّ َ ‫َ َ َُ َ َ َ َُ ح‬

His are all things in the heavens and on earth. Who is there can intercede in His presence except as He permitteth? He knoweth what (appeareth to His creatures as) before or after or behind them. Nor shall they compass aught of His knowledge except as He willeth. His Throne doth extend over the heavens and the earth, and He feeleth no fatigue in guarding and preserving them for He is the Most High, the Supreme (in glory).

ّ ‫ّ َ ح ح‬ ۗ ‫ل َُه ما ِّف السماوات وما ِّف اْلَرض‬ َ َ َ َ َ ّ َ َُ ّ َُ ‫ّ ح‬ ۚ ‫من ذَا الَذي يَشفع عنده إَّل بّإّذحنّه‬ َ

‫َ َ َ َ ُ ح‬ ۚ ‫الِل َل إّلـ َه إَّل هو اْل ََُي الحقَيَُوم‬ َ ُ ٰ ُ ۚ ‫َل تَأحخذه سنَة وَل نَوم‬ ٌ‫َ ُ ُُ ّ ٌ ََ ح‬

ٍ ّ ‫يَعحلَم ما بَني أَيحديهم وما خلحفَهم ۖ وَل ُُيّيطون بّشَيء‬ ‫ُ َ حَ ّ ح ََ َ ُ ح ََ ُ َ ح‬ َ ّ َ ّ ّ ّ ‫َّ ح‬ َ‫من علحمه إَّل ِبَا شُاء‬ ۖ ‫ۚ وسع كرسيَُه السماوات واْلَرض‬ َ ‫ََّ ُح ّ ُ َ َ َ ّ َ ح ح‬

﴾﴿ ‫وهو الحعَلّي الحعَظيم‬ ٢ ُ ّ َُ َ ُ َ

ّ ۚ ‫وَل يَئُوده حفظهما‬ َ ُ ُ ‫ََ ُُ ح‬

From Surah Hadheedh
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Al Azeez Al Hakeem Al Awwal Al Aakhir AlDhlaaHir Al BaTHin

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31. Now from Surah Hadheed (S No 57 Aayaths 1 to 6) Phrase by phrase
(57:1) All that is in the heavens and the earth proclaims Allah’s purity, and He is the Mighty, the Wise. (57:2) To Him belongs the Kingdom of the heavens and the earth. He gives life and brings death, and He is Powerful to do anything. (57:3) He is the First and the Last, and the Manifest and the Hidden, and He is All-Knowing about everything.

ّ ّ ‫ّ ح ح‬ ۖ ‫سبَح َّلِل ما ِّف السماوات واْلَرض‬ َ َ َ َ َ َ َ ّ ‫ّ ح ح‬ ۖ ‫ل َُه ملحك السماوات واْلَرض‬ َ َ َ َ ُ ُ

﴾﴿ ‫وهو الحعَزّيز اْلَكيم‬ ١ ُ ّ ‫ُ ح‬ ََُ ۖ ‫ُُيحيّي وُييت‬ ُ َُّ

(57:4) He is the One who created the heavens and the earth in six days, then He positioned Himself on the Throne.

He knows whatever goes into the earth and whatever comes out from it, and whatever descends from the sky, and whatever ascends thereto. He is with you wherever you are, and Allah is watchful of whatever you do. (57:5) To Him belongs the kingdom of the heavens and the earth, and to Allah all matters are returned.

‫هو الَذي خلَق السماوات واْلَرض ِّف ستَة أَيَام ُثم‬ َ ٍ ّ ّ َ ‫َُ ّ َ َ َ َ َ ّ َ ح ح‬ ّ ‫ح‬ ۚ ‫استَوى عََلَ الحعَرش‬ ٰ َ ‫ح‬ ّ ّ ‫يَعحلَم ما يَلّج ِّف اْلَرض وما ََيحرج منحهَا وما يَزنل من‬ َ ُ ََ ُّ ُ ََ ّ ‫ُ َ ُ ح ح‬ ّ ۖ ‫السماء وما يَعحرج فّيهَا‬ ُ ُ ََ َ َ

﴾﴿ ‫وهو عََلَ ٰكُل شَيء قَدير‬ ٢ ٌ ّ ٍ ‫َ ُ َ َّ ح‬ ّ ّ ّ ۖ ‫هو اْلَوُل واْلخر والظاهر والحبَاطن‬ ُ َ ُ َ َ ُ ‫َُ ح َ َُ ح‬ ﴾﴿ ‫وهو بّكل شَيء عَلّيم‬ ٣ ٌ ٍ ‫َ ُ َ ُ َّ ح‬

ّ ‫ّ ح ح‬ ۚ ‫ل َُه ملحك السماوات واْلَرض‬ َ َ َ َ ُ ُ

﴾﴿ ٌ‫والِل ِّبَا تَعحملُون بَصْي‬ ٢ ّ َ َ َُ َ ّ ﴾٢﴿ ‫وإَّل الِل ُترجع اْلُمور‬ ُ ُ ‫َ َ َ ح َُ ح‬

ۚ ‫وهو معَكم أَيحن ما كنتُم‬ ‫َََُ ُ ح َ َ ُ ح‬

(57:6) He makes the night enter into the day, and makes the day enter into the night,

ّ ۚ ‫يُوِل ُاللَيحل ِّف النَهَار ويُوِل ُالنَهَار ِّف اللَيحل‬ ّ َ ّ َ ّ َ ﴾﴿ ‫وهو عَلّيم بّذات الصدور‬ ٢ ّ ُ َُ ّ َ ٌ َ ُ َ

and He is All-Knowing about whatever lies in the hearts.

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57:009
(57:9) He is the One who reveals clear verses to His servant, so that He brings you out from layers of darkness into the light. And to you, Allah is Very-Kind indeed, Very-Merciful.

ٍ ّ ٍ ّّ ‫هو الَذي يُزنل عََلَ ٰعَبحده آيَات بَيَنَات‬ ُ َّ َ ّ َ ُ ّ َ ّ َ ُ َ َ َّ ُ َ ّ ‫ح‬ ۚ ‫لَّيُخرجكم من الظلُمات إَّل النَُور‬

﴾﴿ ‫وإّن الِلَبّكم ل ََرءوف رحيم‬ ٢ ٌ ّ َ ٌ ُ ‫َ َ َ ُ ح‬

Surah Hashr
(59:22) He is Allah, besides whom there is no god, the Knower of the unseen and the seen. He is All-Merciful, Very-Merciful. (59:23) He is Allah, besides whom there is no god,. the Sovereign, the Supreme-In-Holiness, the Safe (from all defects), the Giver-Of-Peace, the Guardian, the All-Mighty, the AllRepairer, the Sublime. Pure is Allah from what they associate with Him (59:24) He is Allah, the Creator, the Inventor, the Shaper. His are the Most Beautiful Names. His purity is proclaimed by all that is in the heavens and the earth, and He is the All-Mighty, the All-Wise.

ّ َ ُ َ ۖ ‫هو الِل الَذي َل إّلـ َه إَّل هو‬ َُ َٰ َ ُ َ ّ َ ّ ۖ ‫عَالّم الحغَيحب والشهَادَة‬ َ ُ ّ َ َ‫ُ َ ح‬ ﴾٢﴿ ‫هو الرْح ٰـن الرحيم‬ ُ َ ُ ّ َ ُ َ ‫هو الِل الَذي َل إّلـ َه إَّل هو‬ َُ َٰ َ ُ َ ّ ‫َ َ ح حّ ح‬ ‫اَلَلّك ال ُحقدوس السَلم اَلُؤمن اَلُهَيحمن الحعَزّيز‬ ُ ُ ُ ُ َُ ُ ‫ح‬ ُ ّ ۚ ‫اْلبَار اَلُتَكِب‬ ََُ ‫ح ُ ح‬

ّ ﴾٢٣﴿ ‫سبححان الِل عما يُشركون‬ َ ُّ‫ُ َ َ َ ََ ح‬ ّ ُ ۖ ‫هو الِل اْلحَالّق الحبَارئ اَلُصور‬ ُ َّ َ ‫ُ ح‬ َُ َ ُ ٰۚ ‫ل َُه اْلَْسَاء اْلُسَن‬ َ‫ح ح ُ ح ح‬ ّ ‫ّ ح ح‬ ۖ ‫يُسبَّح ل َُه ما ِّف السماوات واْلَرض‬ َ ُ َ َ َ َ َ ﴾﴿ ‫وهو الحعَزّيز اْلَكيم‬ ٢ ُ ّ ‫ُ ح‬ ََُ

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32. 003:026 and 027
(3:26) Say: “O Allah, O Maalik of the Kingdom, You give kingdom to whom You will, and take kingdom away from whom You will; and You bestow honor on whom You will, and bring disgrace to whom You will. In your hand lies the betterment (of everyone). You are surely powerful over everything. (3:27) You make the night enter into the day, and make the day enter into the night; and You bring the living out from the dead, and bring the dead out from the living, and You give to whom You will beyond measure.”

‫ُتؤ ِّت اَلُلحك من تَشاء وتَزنع اَلُلحك ِمَن تَشاء‬ َ ّ َ ‫ح ح َ َ َ َُ ّ ُ ح‬ ُ ّ ۖ ‫و ُتعّز من تَشاء و ُتذل من تَشاء‬ ُ َ َ َُ َ ُ َ َ َُ َ ﴾﴿ ‫إّنَك عََلَ ٰكُل شَيء قَدير‬ ٢ ٌ ّ ٍ ‫َّ ح‬ َ ّ ۖ ‫بّيَدك اْلح حَْي‬ ُ َ

ّ ‫ُّ ُ َ َ َ ح‬ ‫قل اللَهم مالّك اَلُلحك‬

‫ّ ُ ح ّ َ ح ّ ّ ُ ح َ ّ َ ح‬ ۖ ‫و ُُتحرج اْل ََي من اَلَيَّت و ُُتحرج اَلَيَّت من اْل ََّي‬ َ َ

ّ ۖ ‫ُتوِل ُاللَيحل ِّف النَهَار و ُتوِل ُالنَهَار ِّف اللَيحل‬ ّ َ ّ َ ّ َ

﴾﴿ ‫وتَرزق من تَشاء بّغَْي حساب‬ ٢ ٍ َ ّ ّ‫َ ح ُ ُ َ َ ُ ح‬

Those that Allah Ta’ala Loves 24

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Those that Allah Ta’ala does not like 27

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How could we attract the love of Allah Ta’aalah 29

And now one last Aayath;
(18:109) Say: "If the ocean were ink (wherewith to write out) the words of my Rabb, sooner would the ocean be exhausted than would the words of my Rabb,

ّ ‫قل ل حَو كَان الحبَحر مدادًا ل َّكَلّمات ر َِّب‬ ُ َ ّ ُ‫َ ح‬ َ َ ‫لَنفد الحبَحر قَبحل أَن تَنفد كَلّمات ر َِّب‬ َ ُ‫ّ َ ح‬ َ ُ َ َ َ ﴾١٠٢﴿ ‫ول حَو جئحنَا ِّبثحلّه مددًا‬ َ َّ ّ ّ َ

even if we added another ocean like it, for its aid."

Do not all these Aayaths convince us that if there is a GOD this how GOD should be? We have to realize, we have to understand, we must develop the mind that always is on the lookout for the signs of Allah, for the Aayaths of Allah and learn to appreciate them as well as learn lessons fromthem. For this we need guidnce from GOD. So, may Allah Ta’aalah guide us all and accept us all. Jazza Kalla Khairan Assalamu Alaikum

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