Monday 20130204 – Ml Muhammad Karolia, in this series, intended discussing the Aqeeda of a Muslim i.e. Belief of a Muslim, undoubtedly a critical lesson for all. Moulana highlighted various pertinent topics which were aimed at distinguishing the Correct beliefs from the incorrect beliefs. The most important aspect in any discussion of Belief, is our Lord Allah Ta’aala, the Creator of the Heavens and Earth.
In this discussion Moulana mentioned that scholars of Hadith have found that, by studying the Du’as of Rasulullah Sallallahu’Alayhi Wa Sallam, Allah Ta’ala possesses more than 99 Names or Attributes. From among the many Sifaat/Qualities of Allah Ta’ala there are 99 Special Names of Allah Ta’ala.
Rasulullah Sallallahu’Alayhi Wa Sallam, in a Hadith, said, `Inna Lillahi Ta’Ala Tisso Wa Tis’eena Isman, Man Ahsoha Dakhalal Jannah – Verily Allah Ta`ala Possesses 99 Names, whoever encompasses (memorises) all 99 Names will enter Jannah.’
Moulana expounded on the attribute Shafi, i.e. Allah is Shafi – the Possessor of Cure. It is a requirement of our Belief that all cure is from Allah Ta’ala alone. Ebrahim Alayhi Salaam told the tyrant Namrood that, `Wa Ithaa Maritu Fahuwa Yashfee – When I fall ill, He (Allah Alone) gives cure.’
The Ulama of Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jama’ah, as Moulana explained, have studied as many Names of Allah that they could find and concluded that the Siffattul Kamaal – the Attributes of Perfection of Allah, may be condensed to 8 Attributes of Perfection. All the other attributes link up to these 8. Viz. Al `Ilm/Knowledge. Al Qudrah/Ability – Allah is Qadir Ala Kulli Shay – Able to do Everything. Hayaat/Life – Allah is All Alive. Al Quwwah/Strength – Allah is the Strongest. Al Sama`a/All Hearing. Al Basar/All Seeing. Al Iradatu Wal Mashee Ah/Allah Intends and Desires. Al Fi`alu Wat Takhleeq/Allah is the Doer and the Creator. Al Tarzeeq/Sustainer and Al Kalaam/Speech.
This is part 8 A…