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The 99 Divine attributes of Allah Part 3 – Attributes 8-15 of Allah

The 99 Divine attributes of Allah Part 3 – Attributes 8-15 of Allah

Part 1    //  Part 2 Al-Aziz – The Exalted with Might The Arabic word Al-Aziz means the All Powerful, exalted in Might and highly Dominant. No one can come in front against Him. No one can challenge His decisions. All the creatures are helpless and subdued under Him. No single individual or group can ever revoke or eliminate His decisions and decrees. The word Al-Aziz has been mostly used in Al-Quran associated with another qualifying attribute: Al-Hakeem (The Wise), Al-Ālim (The Knower), Al-Raheem (The Munificent), etc. The necessity of the qualifying attributes is that if Al-Aziz is mentioned by...

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The 99 Divine attributes of Allah Part 2 – Attributes 1-7 of Allah

Part 1   Part 2 – Attributes 1-7 of Allah “He is Allah – There is no deity but Him. He is the Knower of the unseen and the Witnessed. He is All-Compassionate(01), All-Merciful (02) He is Allah – There is no deity but Him. He is the Sovereign (03), the Most Pure (04), the Bestower of Safety (05), the Granter of Security (06), the Protector (07), the Exalted with Might (08), the Compeller (09), the Supreme (10). Exalted is Allah above whatever they ascribe with Him.” (Al-Hashr, 59:22-23) 1. Al-Rahmān – The All-Compassionate He is the only Being...

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The 99 Divine attributes of Allah Part 1 – Introduction

This issue will commence a series exclusive to AMUST on the 99 divine attributes of Allah. This work is prompted by the work of the past great sufi M.R. Bawa Muhaiyaddeen, published as the book “al-Asmā’ul-Husnā; The 99 Beautiful Names of Allah” in English originally in 1979 in USA. Subsequent parts will commence describing these names in detail, according to my humble understanding through the Quran and the Sunnah.   Part 1 – Introduction A human likes and appreciates the name of an entity or object according to the concept that he forms about it in his perception. Any...

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The need for broadening our sphere of thought

With the calamities confronting us today and the suffering many people, particularly Muslims, are having to endure, it is very easy to despair. It is ironic that such situations condition us to be more inward looking and running in circles when what is required is to be inspired by what came before us and thinking of innovative ways to solve problems.. For too long, we Muslims, in seeking to find solutions to our predicament, have limited ourselves to the final Revelation and the last Prophet (s). No doubt there are many signs and words of wisdom that can be...

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The Integral Approach for Teaching & Learning Islam

This article presents how Islam is best understood through learning via an integral approach.   This approach, as developed in the Integral Tarbiyah Project (ITP)  allows the teacher to lead the student through the stages from inspiration through to application utilising the synergy of belief and action to strengthen each other.  Introduction The One Creator Allah (swt) sent the basic message of Islam to all of humanity, beginning with the first Prophet, Adam (as), and ending with the last Prophet, Muhammad (pbuh). The same basic message of Islam came from Allah (swt) via the Archangel Jibrail (as) to his...

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