That is Allaah The Almighty; your Lord.

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Who is your Lord?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
That is Allaah The Almighty; your Lord.
 
 
Whoever is content with Allaah as his Lord will enter Paradise:
 
It was narrated that the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said: Whoever says in the morning: Radheetu billaahi Rabban, wa bil-’Islaami deenan, wa bi-Muhammadin, Nabiyyan (I am content with Allaah as my Lord, and with Islam as my religion, and with Muhammad as my Prophet), so I am the leader and I will take him from his hand into Paradise.”[1]
 
 
 
What does the Lord do? What are the descriptions of the Lord?
 
Ibraaheem (Abrahaam), peace be upon him, describes the Lord The Almighty saying:
 
{Indeed, they are enemies to me, except the Lord of the worlds. Who created me, and He [it is who] guides me. And it is He who feeds me and gives me drink. And when I am ill, it is He who cures me. And who will cause me to die and then bring me to life. And who I aspire that He will forgive me my sin on the Day of Recompense.}[Ash-Shu‘raa’: 77-82]
 
 
 
All favors and blessings are from Allaah The Almighty.Allaah The Almighty says:
 
{And whatever you have of favor - it is from Allaah.}[An-Nahl: 53]
 
 
 
The Lord is the One Who can heal the sickness alone:
 
It was narrated that the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said: “O Allaah, Lord of mankind, remove the evil and grant healing, for You are the Healer. There is no healing except Your healing, which does not leave any sickness.”[2]
 
 
 
The Lord is the One Who created all things alone:
 
Allaah The Almighty says:
 
{Allaah is the Creator of all things, and He is, over all things, Disposer of affairs.}[Az-Zumar: 62]
 
 
 
 
 
The Lord is the Provider alone:
 
Allaah The Almighty says:
 
{And how many a creature carries not its [own] provision. Allaah provides for it and for you. And He is the Hearing, the Knowing.} [Al-‘Ankaboot: 60]
 
 
 
The Lord is the One Who gives life and causes death:
 
Allaah The Almighty says on the behalf of Ibraaheem, peace be upon him:
 
{My Lord is the one who gives life and causes death.}[Al-Baqarah: 258]
 
 
 
The Lord is the One Who teaches:
 
Allaah The Almighty says:
 
{Recite in the name of your Lord who created. Created man from a clinging substance. Recite and your Lord is the most Generous. Who taught by the pen. Taught man that which he knew not.}[Al-‘Alaq: 1-5]
 
 
 
A comprehensive description of the Lord:
 
Allaah The Almighty says:
 
{Exalt the name of your Lord, the Most High. Who created and proportioned. And who destined and [then] guided. And who brings out the pasture. And [then] makes it black stubble.}[Al-‘Ala: 1-5]
 
Nooh (Noah), peace be upon him, invited his people to His Lord with strong words that affects the heart; rather, they are tearful.
 
 Allaah The Almighty says on the behalf of Nooh, peace be upon him:
 
 {What is [the matter] with you that you do not attribute to Allaah [due] grandeur While He has created you in stages? Do you not consider how Allaah has created seven heavens in layers And made the moon therein a [reflected] light and made the sun a burning lamp? And Allaah has caused you to grow from the earth a [progressive] growth. Then He will return you into it and extract you [another] extraction And Allaah has made for you the earth an expanse. That you may follow therein roads of passage.} [Nooh: 13-20]
 
 
 
 
 
 
[1] Reported by At-Tabaraani with a good chain of transmission. Refer to ‘Saheeh At-Targheeb and At-Tarheeb’ (657) and As-Saheehah (8626).
 
[2] Reported by Al-Bukhaari and Muslim. 

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