(In the Name of Allah, The Most Gracious, Most Merciful)

And, Allah said:


 "And if My Servants ask about Me -


Behold I am near!


I respond to the person who calls unto Me,


whenever he calls unto Me.


Let them respond unto Me then,


and Believe in Me,


so that you follow The Right Path.



"Believe in what" I 


"bestowed from on High"


"and worship Me alone"


"confirming the Truth."



And, "of Me, 


of Me, be conscious."


"Remember Me, and I will remember you,


and be thankful unto Me,


and do not reject Faith.


(Qur'an 2:186, 2:91, 20:14, 2:41, 2:152)

 


(In the Name of Allah, The Most Gracious, Most Merciful)




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A Shower of Blessings

(In the Name of Allah, The Most Gracious, Most Merciful)

"A shower of blessings," blessings from on High.

Countless blessings are from our Lord.


"Allah is full of bounty to the people..."

The Bestower of Good.  "And, in His Hand is all good."


"Give Thanks to Allah", "The Most Great," "The Most High"

and He will “shower upon you abundant heavenly blessings”

for Allah is "The Giving"

The Most Generous,

Lord of Majesty and Bounty.


So, “Remember the blessings God has graced upon you,”

and rejoice in them, and give Him thanks.


And, of Him, 

and His Generous Grace, stand in awe.

"For Allah is the possessor of great abundance."


(In the Name of Allah, The Most Gracious, Most Merciful)





Servants of the Most Merciful

  

 (In the Name of Allah, The Most Gracious, Most Merciful)

                    

…”The servants of the Most Merciful are those who 

walk on this earth gently..”
 

“who accompany them in this world with the appropriate kindness


and follow the way of those who turn back to Me.”

 
 

Follow the Path of those who turn toward God.
 

“Speak to people good, and establish prayer and give zakah.”

 

And remain conscious of Him, for “Allah is the ally of those who believe” and,
 

“He will bring you out of the darknesses into the light”

and Turn Unto You with Mercy 

for He is “The Entirely Merciful,” 

and, 

“The Most Merciful of the Merciful.”


(Qur'an 25:63, 31: 15, 2: 83, 2:257)


(In the Name of Allah, The Most Gracious, Most Merciful)

 

   
 

God has turned unto you with His Mercy…
 

to guide you onto the Righteous ways of those before you.
 

And, He wants to turn unto you
 

with His Mercy.
 

For, He Loves those who place their trust in Him…
 

who keep their bond with Him,
 

and are conscious of Him.
 

Indeed, God Loves those who turn unto Him
 

in repentance.
 

Allah will Love you and Forgive your sins.

For He is the Most Forgiving,

  
the Most Merciful
 

of the Merciful!"
 

 


 

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annejanan@live.com 

  

A Heart Blessed

(In the Name of Allah, The Most Gracious, Most Merciful)


“Those who believe,”
 

their “hearts will find rest in the remembrance of God.”

 

For, His comfort is Great,
 

and His Compassion and Mercy is overflowing.



And, God Grants to the believers
 

“good in this world, and in the world to come.”

 


He is Ever The Most Giving,
 

The Most Generous to those who believe in Him alone.



Indeed, “those who are conscious of God
 

will find themselves amidst gardens and springs.”



His Light and Eternal Glory
 

alights the hearts of those who believe,
 

giving them comfort.


Verily, “unto God do we turn for hope."


And, in His remembrance, “hearts will find rest,"


being blessed “by Our Sustainer with inner peace.”

 


(Qur’an 13:28, 16:122, 15:45, 9:59, 2:248)


(In the Name of Allah, The Most Gracious, Most Merciful)



The Prophet said on the authority of his God,

"The servant will continue to draw near unto Me with supererogatory works and meritorious deeds until He wins My favour, 

at which time I shall be his ears and eyes.

(Al Ghazali  Book of Knowledge 87, 190)






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The Glorious

(In the Name of Allah, The Most Gracious, Most Merciful)

  

Praise and Blessings are to Allah alone,
 

The Most Great,
 

The Most Glorious!
 

For He is the One "who upholds the planets in their celestial abode,"
 

and "holds the birds aloft in the sky."
 

'Even the birds sing Praise of Him,"
 

as do the angels in Heaven.


 

And, He is the One "who causes the sun to rise in the West,
 

and to set in the West,"
 

and is the Lord of them, and the Lord of us,


"The Lord of Everything!"
 


"Glorified is Allah and Praised is He,
 

Glorified is Allah, The Most Great,"
 

"The Most Glorious."


 

(In the Name of Allah, The Most Gracious, Most Merciful)
 

Al Ghazali stated:  "Al-Majid - The All-Glorious- is the one who is noble

in essence, beautiful in actions, and bountiful in gifts and in favours… It is as if it combines the meaning of the Majestic, the Bestower, and the Generous." 


 (99 Names of Allah, Ghazali, p.120.)

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Place Thy Trust in Him

(In the Name of Allah, The Most Gracious, Most Merciful)


"Unto God belongs the heavens and the earth."

"In Him, let the Believers place their trust."

"For none is as worthy as Him,"

and, "He Loves those who place their trust in Him."


(In the Name of Allah, The Most Gracious, Most Merciful)


"The Trustee -- is one who has matters entrusted to him.  But those so entrusted may be distinguished into one entrusted with some things (and that one is deficient) or to one to whom everything is entrusted, and this is none but God - may He be praised and exalted." 


(Ghazali, The 99 Beautiful Names of God, p. 126)

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(In the Name of Allah, The Most Gracious, Most Merciful)

  

"Limitless in His Glory is my Sustainer."
 

"The seven heavens extol His Limitless Glory, and the earth,
 

and all they contain,"
 

for He alone is "Lord of The Seven Heavens,"
 

"Lord of the heavens and the earth."
 

"The thunder extols His Limitless Glory and praises Him,
 

and the angels in awe of Him."


 (17:93, 23:86, 13:13)


  

(In the Name of Allah, The Most Gracious, Most Merciful)


Praise is to God alone, 


"Lord God" of all creation,
 

"creator of all things."
 

"Lord of the heavens and the earth."
 

Blessed is He, Most High, Most Great.

 


 



 

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Salaam Alaikum - Peace be upon you - Peace be with you

Who is Allah (God, The Most High, The Most Great)?

He is god of Ibrahim, peace and blessings be upon him. He "gave Moses the Scripture and followed up after him with messengers."  And, "gave Jesus, the son of Mary, clear proofs and supported him with the Pure Spirit." 


His favorite name is Allah, and He is The "Lord of the Heavens and the earth" and "everything in between them."  "Lord of Sirius" "Lord of everything."  


"Allah - there is no deity but Him.  To Him belong the best names." 


"Allah!  There is none worthy of worship but He, The Living, The Self-Sustaining...To Him belongs whatsoever is in the heavens and the earth." 


"Originator of the heavens and the earth."


"It is He who is the only deity in the heavens and the earth..." 


"He is Allah, other than whom none has the right to be worshipped.  The King, The Holy, as-Salam, The Giver of Security, the Ever-Watcher, the Almighty, the Compeller, the Supreme.  Glory be to Allah!  Above all they associate as partners with Him."  


(Qur'an 2:87, 13:16, 53;49, 20:8, 2:255, 2:117, 43:84, and 59:23)


(In the Name of Allah, The Most Gracious, Most Merciful)

Divine Names and Attributes

Importance of Worship

(In the Name of Allah, The Most Gracious, Most Merciful)


"The religion of Allah.  And who is better than Allah in religion?  And, we are worshippers of Him."  (Qur'an 2:138)


The Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, told us the importance of worshiping God alone, and giving him Praise alone.  He said "Till a man loves Allah and His Prophet more than anything else he has not the right faith."  (Hamid Ghazali, Alchemy of Happiness, p.27)


"Love of Allah should conquer a man's heart and possess it wholly, and even if it does not possess it wholly it should predominate in the heart over the love of all other things."  (Ghazali, Alchemy of Happiness, p.27)


"All of His Names are beautiful, all of His Attributes are perfect, all of His Actions are based upon pure wisdom, they are beneficial, just, and serve as a mercy."  


Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him said,


 "O Allah, grant me to love Thee and to love those who love Thee,


 and whatsoever brings me nearer to Thy love, 


and make Thy love more precious to me than cold water to the thirsty." 



(In the Name of Allah, The Most Gracious, Most Merciful)


"There is nothing like unto Him."  (42:11)


"There is no one equal to or comparable to Him.  (112:4)


"Then do not set up rivals to Allah."  (2:22)


(In the Name of Allah, The Most Gracious, Most Merciful)




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Bismillahirahmanirahim

In the Name of Allah, The Most Gracious, Most Merciful

No one really explained this to me quite like his holiness M.R. Bawa Muhaiyaddeen, may Allah have mercy of him, in his book Asma'ul Husna, p.190:


"In the name of God, Most Merciful, Most Compassionate.  Bismillah:  Allah is the first and the last.  The One with beginning and the One without beginning.  He is the One who is the cause for creation and for the absence of creation, the cause for the beginning and for the beginningless.  Ar-Rahman:  He is the King.  He is the Nourisher, the One who gives food.  He is the Compassionate One.  He is the One who protects his creations.  He is the Beneficent One.  Ar-Raheem:  He is the One who redeems; the One who protects from evil, who preserves and who confers eternal bliss; the Savior.  On the day of judgment and on the day of inquiry and on all days from the day of the beginning, He protects and brings His creations back to himself."

The Merciful Provider


 

"Allah is One,"
 

Our "Creator," Our "Sustainer."
 

The God of all being, all creation.
 

The True God of the One "Ever True Faith."
 

"There is none like unto" Al Ahad,
 

who creates us, and sustains us.
 

The One to whom we all return. 


(In the Name of Allah, The Most Gracious, Most Merciful)

A.J. Janan

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Peace and blessings be upon the Prophet Muhammad

"The believing men and women are protecting friends of one another. They enjoin what is right and forbid wrong, and they establish worship and pay zakah (poor-dues) and they obey Allah and His Messenger. Those, God will have mercy upon them.  Verily,  Allah is exalted in Might, and Wise."  Qur'an: 9:71

Kind words and charity

The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him said,

"The rich are in fact the poor (little rewarded) on the Day of Resurrection except him who Allah gives wealth which he gives (in charity) to his right, left, front and back and does good deeds with it."  (Hadith 008.076.450)

Allah, the Great and Glorious multiplies it

Allah gives back to you what you give in charity, and He multiplies it.


"If you lend to Allah a goodly loan, He will multiply it for you and will forgive you.  Allah is the Appreciative, Halim." (Qur'an 2:235)


It is Allah who takes and increases and unto HIm you shall return." (Qur'an 2:45)


He is ever The Giving, The Generous, The Bestower, The Bestower of Good.


Giving in Charity Is Important

Giving in charity "whether openly or concealed," if even the size of a date palm seed, Allah sees it.


"Indeed those who recite the Book of Allah, and establish prayers and spend out of that which we have provided to them, secretly and openly, hope for a sure trade-gain that will never perish.  That He may pay them in full and give them even more out of His Grace.  He is the Ever Forgiving, Shakur."

(Qur'an 35:29-30)


"Verily, those who have attained to faith and do good works, and are constant in prayer and dispense charity -they shall have their reward with their Sustainer, and no fear need they have, neither shall they grieve."  (Qur'an 2: 277)


"Whatever you spend, or whatever you vow,

verily, God knows it, and those who do wrong shall have none to succour them."

(Qur'an:  2:270)


"if you do deeds of charity openly, it is well; but if you bestow it upon the needy in secret it is better for you, and it will atone for some of your bad deeds. And, God is aware of all that you do."  (Qur'an:  2: 271)


And God said, "Behold, I shall be with you!  If you are constant in prayer and spend in charity and believe in My apostles and aid them,  and offer up unto God a goodly loan, I will surely efface your bad deeds and bring you into gardens through which running rivers flow.  But, he from among you who, after this, denies the Truth, will indeed have strayed from the Right Path!"  (Qur'an:  5:12)


..."but My Grace overspreads everything: and so I shall confer it on those who are conscious of Me and spend in charity, and who believe in Our Messages."  (Qur'an:7:156)


(In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, Most Merciful)




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"I take refuge with the Light of Your Face that illuminates the darknesses and upon which the affairs of the world and the Hereafter are rightly ordered."  

(The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, as-Sa'di, p. 14)


"There is no night and day with your Lord, the light of the heavens and the earth comes from the Light of His Face.  Therefore He, the Glorious is the light of the heavens and the earth and on the Day of Judgment, when He comes to judge mankind, His Light will illuminate the earth." (Mas'ud, p.14)


"Allah is The Light of the heavens and the earth. The example of his Light is like niche within which is a lamp, the lamp is within glass, the glass as if it were a pearly star lit from a blessed olive tree, neither of the east nor of the west, whose oil would almost glow even if untouched by fire.  Light upon light.  Allah guides to his light whom He wills.  And Allah presents examples for the people, and Allah is Knowing of all things.  (Qur'an 24:35)



(In the Name of Allah, The Most Gracious, Most Merciful)