99 Names of Allah
(PART 1 OF 2)
A SISTERS ONLY COURSE WITH USTADHA BINT AHMAD
“The Beautiful Names and Attributes of Allah”
“And to Allah belongs the most beautiful names, call Him by them…” al-A’raaf (7:180)
“Verily Allah has ninety-nine names, a hundred less one. Whosoever memorises [and understands] them has entered Paradise.” (Saheeh Muslim)
This unique course consisting of 2 parts with this being part one will delve into all the 99 Names of Allah and attempt to instil and bring these very names into ones life. As places are limited we will be taking Sisters on a first come first serve basis with priority given for the 2nd completion part of this course which will occur in March 2011 to those who enrol for this first part of the course.
Knowledge of Allah’s names and attributes will shape and influence the personality and behaviour of a Muslim. It will also motivate him to meet his Lord, depend on Him, understand Him and know what He (SWT) likes and dislikes.
If you love someone you will know everything about him/her. How much do we really know about Allah (SWT)? We claim that we love none but Him, but do we really know what angers Him and what pleases Him?
Before we study Allah’s names and attributes, we must first be aware and understand the purpose of studying His names and attributes. There are two main purposes of studying the names and attributes of Allah (SWT):
1. To have knowledge about Him, i.e. to know who we are calling and relying upon
2. To know what He likes and dislikes
The reason why we must learn about what Allah (SWT) likes and dislikes is in order for us to abstain from those things which He detests. We must also only love those whom He loves, and hate whom He hates. This is the nature of true love as you can never ally with one who hates the one you love.
Some fruits of Studying the Names and Attributes of Allah
1. You will love what He (SWT) loves
When you love someone you will want to know everything about him/her, spend time with him/her and like what he/she likes, and hate what he/she hates. If we love Allah we should also love His attributes. Allah (SWT) says, “I forbid upon myself oppression.” Therefore, out of love to Him we should also hate oppression. This is because you can never love someone and also love what he/she hates. The fact that Allah (SWT) is Generous, it should also make us generous as we love whatever our Lord loves.
2. You will always feel secure and be loved by Allah (SWT)
The Messenger Muhammad (SAW) said:
“When Allah loves a servant he calls Jibreel and says to him, ‘I love so and so, so love him...’’ (Saheeh ul-Bukhari)
Therefore, loving what Allah loves will make you closer to Him. And the one who is close to Allah, He (SWT) will put love into the hearts of the angels for that person, and Allah (SWT) will always shadow that person with His Protection and Mercy.
3. Your taqwa and emaan will increase
Knowing Allah’s names, such as al-’Aleem, as-Samee’ and al-Baseer, will always make you think twice before you attempt to commit any sin. This is because when you know that Allah is al-’Aleem (The Most Knowledgeable) you will always be aware that nothing will ever happen without Allah to know about it. Also, when you know that Allah (SWT) is as-Samee’ (The All-Hearer) and al-Baseer (The All-Seer), your chances of doing haraam will decrease as you will be aware that Allah Hears and Sees every single thing that you say and do.
4. You will never despair and lose hope in Allah
When you know that Allah (SWT) is al-Ghafoor (The Forgiver) and ar-Rahmaan, you will never lose hope in Allah (SWT) as you know that He is always ready to accept our repentance. Therefore, the true Muwahhid will never lose hope in his Lord, start to think that he will never be forgiven or it is too late for him to change.
There are many more fruits and virtues of studying Allah’s names and attributes, but in order to gain these you must study and understand every single one of His names.
Date: Saturday 12th February 2011
Time: 10.00am - 6.00pm
Venue: SOAS University (Details given upon enrolment)
Russell Square Campus (2mins from station)
Tube Lines: Piccadilly, Bakerloo, Northern, Hammersmith
Buses: 25, 205, 7
Price: £10 includes Course Materials
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