” He is the Allah, the Creator, the Maker, the Fashioner. His are the most beautiful names. All that is in the heavens and the earth glorifies Him, and He is the Mighty, the Wise.”
– Qur’an, Al-Hashr 59:25
To Allah belongs the heavens and the earth. He is the Creator of all creatures, the Fashioner of the universe to His best taste to satisfy its dwellers. The most Wise and Mighty. The Maker of bodies and Creator of souls. Allah(swt) is Great and Holy, and as represented by the Qur’an. He has all the beautiful names that make Him supreme over all.
He is Ar-Rahman – The Most Gracious; He created the heavens and the earth, the sun and the moon that move at His behest for their appointed courses, the stars and the trees fall before Him, He spread out the earth as bed for man and as roof, heaven, and cause water to come down and brought fought fruits for man sustenance.
He is Ar-Raheem– The Most Merciful; He forgives then bestows, His will is not always justified with hardship inflicted on a soul, He cause them opportunity to realise and seek for Him, He is Compassionate. He is gracious, rewards good deeds in manifolds and reluctantly writes bad deeds, gives room forgiveness after sin.
He is As-Salam– The Source of Peace; whoever taps from the source shall be in comfort and solace. He place such one as heir to the blessings of Heaven. The one that follows the straight-path. Such one shall live in His guidance and abundance.
There are other names of Allah, beautiful when read and sweet when heard. They are always a way of getting closer to Him. The month of Ramadan is indeed an opportunity for us to gain from the bountiful bounties of Allah. Supplicate to him by His beautiful names. It is like one that sings encomium and panegyrics to get what he wants from his helper. Allah has no deafened ears, He hears when you speak with your heart, even before you have it as a thought, He knows and ready to bestow His favour on you.
May we never miss the favours of Allah that make this holy month – aamin.
By: Haneef Oladejo