Week 1

Verily, belief in the Names and Attributes of Allah is one of the pillars of faith in Allah, the Exalted. They are:

1. Belief in the existence of Allah

2. Belief in His Lordship (Ruboobiyyah)

3. Belief in His sole Right to all forms of worship (Uloohiyyah)

4. Belief in His Names and Attributes (Asmaa' was-Sifaat)

It is not possible for anyone to worship Allah in a complete way,

until he has acquired knowledge of the Names and Attribute of Allah

the Exalted, in order to worship Him upon clarity. Allah, the Exalted, has said:

وَلِلَّهِ ٱلۡأَسۡمَآءُ ٱلۡحُسۡنَىٰ فَٱدۡعُوهُ بِہَا‌ۖ

And (all) the Most Beautiful Names belong to Allah, so call on Him by them. Qur'an 7: 180

1 Kitab al-Tawhid pg. 26-27

a. Now for 5 minutes reflect upon the pillars of faith and ask yourself what can you do to improve your worship?

b. Reflect on the verse and think what you could do now?

Write 3 points for (a) and 1 point for (b)

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Pillars of Faith

The highlighted categories are the three categories of Tawheed

Ruboobiyyah

The worshipper is to believe that Allah is the sole Lord of creating, providing, originating, the One who nurtures all creation with its bounty, and nurtures some of His creation. (1)

Uloohiyyah

It is the knowledge and recognition that Allah is the lone possessor of uluhiyah and ubudiyah over all of His creatures, singling Him out solely for all worship, making the religion for Allah alone. (1)

Asmaa' was-Sifaat

It is the belief that the Lord alone - magnificent is His majesty - is the sole possessor of ultimate perfection in every sense, by the magnificent, majestic, and beautiful characteristics, which none shares with Him in any way whatsoever. (1)

Answers:

a. There is no right answer to these questions

  • Increase your worship

  • Learn the Names and Attribute and its meaning

  • Increase your knowledge by reading books 

b. You can raise your hand and ask Allah with His beautiful Names to increase you in knowledge.

The highlighted categories are the three categories of Tawheed

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Principle 1

All of  Allah's names are beautiful

Likewise, the judgement and wisdom of Allah, the Exalted, are coupled with perfect might and honour, contrary to the judgement and wisdom of the creation, as they are often subject to disgrace and humiliation.

a. In this passage, how many names of Allah have been mentioned (excluding the name Allah)?

b. Give the meaning of these names of Allah?

c. What happens when the names are coupled with other names?

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Answers:

a. 5: Al-Hayy, Al-Aleem, Ar-Rob, Al-Azeez, Al-Hakeem

b. The Ever-Living, The All-Knowing, The Lord, The All-Mighty, The All-Wise

c. When coupled with other names, it has a different meaning and another type of perfection is achieved.

  • There are many names you wil find in the Qur'an where names are coupled together. try and ponder upon the meaning.

Principle 2

They are both titles and descriptions

The knowledge referred to here is comprehensive, and it encompasses everything generally and specifically, whether it be related to His actions or the actions of His creation. Also there are many other verses that one can look at.

a. The name Allah, does it consist of  all His names?

b. Why do you think textual and intellectual evidence are required?

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Answers:

a. The name Allah consist of all His names. Many places in the Qur'an you will find the verses beginning with the name Allah followed by other names of His. One example is Surah 2: Verse 255.

b. Textual and intellectual evidences are required to establish proof against us that these are the names and descriptions that Allah has affirmed for Himself.

Principles Concerning Allah's names