Allah : An Explanation of the Divine Names

Allah :
An Explanation of the Divine Names & Attributes,
*[-A5] Paperback - 224 pages,
by Shaykh Ahmad ibn Ajiba al-Hasani [d.1224h],
Translated into English by Abdul Aziz Suraqah,
Published by Al-Madina Institute, USA.


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The purpose of our creation, as Allah tells us in the Qur’an, is worship: “And I have not created jinn or mankind except to worship Me.” (51:56). The Companion ‘Abdullah Ibn ‘Abbas , the preeminent exegete for whom the Prophet Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, prayed “O Allah, teach him the interpretation of the Scripture,” said about this verse, “Except to worship me means: Except to know Me.” To endeavour to know Allah is to fulfill the very purpose of our existence, and to know Him is to know His beautiful names, attributes, and acts.

In this work, taken from his large exegesis of Sura al-Fatiha, Ibn 'Ajiba details the meanings of Allah’s Ninety-Nine Beautiful Names (al-Asma’ al-Husna) and shows readers how to come closer to Allah through the three-fold path of connection, inculcation, and realisation: to connect to each of the divine names; to inculcate their meanings in ethics and character; and to attain realisation of them, beyond repetition, rote memory, or theoretical discussion.

In this commentary, readers can get a glimpse of the transformative power of knowing the Creator through His Ninety-Nine Beautiful Names, about which the Prophet Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, has said, “To Allah belongs ninety-nine names; whosoever enumerates them fully shall enter the Garden.” (Al-Bukhari). ---Abdul Aziz Suraqah, Ibriz Media.




Shaykh Ahmad ibn ‘Ajiba :

He is Ahmad ibn ‘Ajiba al-Shadhili, al-Hasani, may Allah have mercy upon him, (1747–1809) was an 18th-century Moroccan Shaykh in the Darqawa Sufi order. He was born of a Hasani sharif family in the Anjra tribe that ranges from Tangiers to Tetouan along the Mediterranean coast of Morocco. As a child he developed a love of knowledge, memorising the Qur’an and studying subjects ranging from Classical Arabic grammar, religious ethics, poetry, Qur’anic recitation and tafsir.

When he reached the age of eighteen he left home and studied in Qasr al-Kabir under the supervision of Sidi Muhammad as-Susi as-Samlali. It was here that he was introduced to studies in the sciences, art, philosophy, law and Qur’anic exegesis in depth. He went to Fes to study with Ibn Suda, Bennani, and al-Warzazi, and joined the new Darqawiyya in 1208 AH (1793), of which he was the representative in the northern part of the Jbala region. He spent his entire life in and around Tetouan, and died of the plague in 1224 AH (1809). He is the author of a considerable number of works and a Fahrasa which provides interesting information concerning the intellectual center that Tetouan had become by the beginning of the 19th century.




Table of Contents :

---Notes from the Publisher,
---The Life and Legacy of Shaykh Ahmad 'ibn Ajiba.

---Allah  :  An Explanation of the Divine Names,  

---[1]. Ar-Rahman  -  The All-Merciful,
---[2]. Ar-Rahim  -  The All-Beneficient,
---[3]. Al-Malik - The Absolute Ruler,
---[4]. Al-Quddus - The Pure One,
---[5]. As-Salam - The Source of Peace,
---[6]. Al-Mu’min  - The Inspirer of Faith,
---[7]. Al-Muhaymin  - The Guardian,
---[8]. Al-’Aziz - The Victorious,
---[9]. Al-Jabbar -  The Compeller,
---[10]. Al-Mutakabbir  - The Greatest,
---[11]. Al-Khaliq -  The Creator,
---[12]. Al-Bari’ - The Maker of Order,
---[13]. Al-Musawwir  -  The Shaper of Beauty,
---[14]. Al-Ghaffar -  The Forgiving,
---[15]. Al-Qahhar  - The Subduer,
---[16]. Al-Wahhab - The Giver of All,
---[17]. Ar-Razzaq  - The Sustainer,
---[18]. Al-Fattah - The Opener,
---[19]. Al-’Alim -  The Knower of All,
---[20]. Al-Qabid - The Constrictor,
---[21]. Al-Basit  -  The Reliever,
---[22]. Al-Khafid  -  The Abaser,
---[23]. Ar-Rafi’ -  The Exalter,
---[24]. Al-Mu’izz  - The Bestower of Honors,
---[25]. Al-Mudhill  -  The Humiliator,
---[26]. As-Sami  -  The Hearer of All,
---[27]. Al-Basir -  The Seer of All,
---[28]. Al-Hakam - The Judge,
---[29]. Al-’Adl  -  The Just,
---[30]. Al-Latif  - The Subtle One,
---[31]. Al-Khabir  - The All-Aware,
---[32]. Al-Halim  -  The Forebearing,
---[33]. Al-’Azim -  The Magnificent,
---[34]. Al-Ghafur  - The Forgiver and Hider of Faults,
---[35]. Ash-Shakur  - The Rewarder of Thankfulness,
---[36]. Al-’Ali  - The Highest,
---[37]. Al-Kabir  - The Greatest,
---[38]. Al-Hafiz  - The Preserver,
---[39]. Al-Muqit  - The Nourisher,
---[40]. Al-Hasib - The Accounter,
---[41]. Al-Jalil -  The Mighty,
---[42]. Al-Karim -  The Generous,
---[43]. Ar-Raqib - The Watchful One,
---[44]. Al-Mujib  - The Responder to Prayer,
---[45]. Al-Wasi’ - The All-Comprehending,
---[46]. Al-Hakim  - The Perfectly Wise,
---[47]. Al-Wadud - The Loving One,
---[48]. Al-Majíd - The Majestic One,
---[49]. Al-Ba’ith - The Resurrector,
---[50]. Ash-Shahid  - The Witness,
---[51]. Al-Haqq - The Truth,
---[52]. Al-Wakil - The Trustee,
---[53]. Al-Qawi - The Possessor of All Strength,
---[54]. Al-Matin - The Forceful One,
---[55]. Al-Wáli - The Governor,
---[56]. Al-Hamid - The Praised One,
---[57]. Al-Muhsi - The Appraiser,
---[58]. Al-Mubdi - The Originator,
---[59]. Al-Mu’id - The Restorer,
---[60]. Al-Muhyi  - The Giver of Life,
---[61]. Al-Mumit - The Taker of Life,
---[62]. Al-Hayy - The Ever Living One,
---[63]. Al-Qayyum  - The Self-Existing One,
---[64]. Al-Wajid - The Finder,
---[65]. Al-Májid - The Glorious,
---[66]. Al-Wahid  - The Only One,
---[67]. Al-Ahad - The One,
---[68]. As-Samad  - The Satisfier of All Needs,
---[69]. Al-Qadir - The All Powerful,
---[70]. Al-Muqtadir - The Creator of All Power,
---[71]. Al-Muqaddim - The Expediter,
---[72]. Al-Mu’akhkhir - The Delayer,
---[73]. Al-Awwal - The First,
---[74]. Al-Akhir - The Last,
---[75]. Az-Zahir - The Manifest One,
---[76]. Al-Batin - The Hidden One,
---[77]. Al-Walí - The Protecting Friend,
---[78]. Al-Muta’ali  - The Supreme One,
---[79]. Al-Barr - The Doer of Good,
---[80]. At-Tawwab - The Guide to Repentance,
---[81]. Al-Muntaqim - The Avenger,
---[82]. Al-Afu - The Forgiver,
---[83]. Ar-Ra’uf  - The Clement,
---[84]. Malik al-Mulk - The Owner of All,
---[85]. Dhul-Jalali Wal-Ikram - The Possessor of Majesty and Generosity,
---[86]. Al-Muqsit - The Equitable One,
---[87]. Al-Jami - The Gatherer,
---[88]. Al-Ghani  - The Rich One,
---[89]. Al-Mughni - The Enricher,
---[90]. Al-Mani’ - The Preventer of Harm,
---[91]. Ad-Darr - The Creator of The Harmful,
---[92]. An-Nafi  - The Creator of Good,
---[93]. An-Nur - The Light,
---[94]. Al-Hadi - The Guide,
---[95]. Al-Badi - The Originator,
---[96]. Al-Baqi - The Everlasting One,
---[97]. Al-Warith - The Inheritor of All,
---[98]. Ar-Rashid - The Righteous Teacher,
---[99]. As-Sabur - The Patient One.




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