Beautiful Names

“The most beautiful names belong to Allah: so call on Him by them.” (Al-Araf 7:180). Shaikh Muhammad Salih al-Munajjid lends meaning to your Tasbeehat and Dhikr.

Al-Muqeet

Imam Ibn Jareer mentioned a number of opinions conserning the meaning of this name. Al-Muqeet means Al-Hafeez (the Protector), Ash-Shaheed (the Witness), Al-Hasab (the Sufficient), the One Who is in control of all things. He thought that the last interpretation is the correct one.

Allah, is Al-Muqeet, i.e., the Protector, the Witness, the One Who is able to do all things.

Al-Muqeet is the Preserver, the Omnipotent, the Witness; He is the One Who sends down provision to His creatures and shares it out among them.

Al-Muqeet is the Sustainer; He is taking care of all living beings, for when he causes parts of them to die overtime and He compensates for that. At every moment he gives them what they need to survive, until He wills to put an end to their life-then He withholds what keeps them alive, and so they die.

Some reports give the name Al-Mugheeth instead of Al- Muqeeth. Al Mugheeth is interpreted as meaning the Helper, for He helps His slaves at times of difficulty when they call upon Him; He answers them and saves them. It also has the meaning of the One who responds and One Who is called upon. Ighathah (help) refers to actions and istijabah (responding) refers to words, but they may be used interchangeably.

Ibnul-Qayyim said: “He is the Helper of all His creatures, and He responds to those who are desperate.” (Sharh Asma by Dr. Hissah Al-Sagheer)

Al-Hayiy

Al-Hayiy is the alive. He is all-knowing and His strength is sufficient for everything.

Allah has addressed Himself by this name in the infamous Ayat Al-Kursi: “Allah! (none has the right to be worshipped but He), the Ever Living…” (Al-Baqarah 2:255)

The modesty of Allah, cannot be comprehended by human understanding, and no mind can understand its nature. It is modesty that is based on kindness, goodness, generosity and majesty. By His mercy, generosity, perfection and forbearance, Allah is too modest to expose His slaves, show them up or carry out His punishment on them. He is too modest to reject anyone who stretches forth his hand to Him, and He loves people who are modest.

Al-Mumin

Al-Mumin is the giver of peace. He who places faith in the heart of his servants, protects those who seek refuge in Him, and gives tranquility.

Al- Mumin is the One Who will fulfill the promise to the sincere. He calls His slaves to believe in Him and He has control over the security of His creation in this world and the Hereafter.

Al-Mumin is the one Who accepts His believing slaves, i.e., He accepts their faith and sincerity and makes them steadfast. And He fulfills His promise to His slave of reward.