Q 57: How many indications do the Most Beautiful Names of Allah denote by way of Indication?

Q 57: How many indications do the Most Beautiful Names of Allah denote by way of Indication?

Hafiz Ibn Ahmed Al Hakami
Article translated to : العربية

Q 57: How many indications do the Most Beautiful Names of Allah denote by way of Indication?

   A--- The Most Beautiful Names of Allah denote by way of Indication four types:

   First: The proper noun that implies all meanings of the Most Beautiful Names, i.e. "ALLAH" which comes modified by all the other Attributes: {He is Allah, the Creator, the Inventor of all things, the Bestower of forms}. (Al-Hashr, 24)

Second: The Name that encompasses an Attribute of Allah's Entity, such as [As-Sami '] The All Hearer, that encompasses His Hearing that extends to cover all sounds, no matter they are public or secret. His Name [AI-Basir] The All Seeing, that encompasses His Sight that extends to cover all sights, no matter they are minute or gigantic. His Name [AI-`Alim] The All Knower, that encompasses His Knowledge that extends to cover all things: {Say: "Yes, by my Lord, the All-Knower of the Unseen, it will come to you; not even the weight of an atom (or a small ant) or less than that or greater escapes His Knowledge in the heavens or in the earth but it is in a Clear Book (Al-Lauh Al­ Mahfuz)}. (Saba', 3)

Allah's Name [AI-Qadir] The Omnipotent, that encompasses His Omnipotence over everything, to create or annihilate whatever He wills.

Third: What implies an Acting Attribute such as: the Creator, the Provider with Sustenance, the Evolver, and the Supreme Fashioner, etc.

Fourth: What implies that Almighty Allah is Far above all blemishes and defects such as: the Sublime Holy and the Peace, etc.

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