Q 58: How many types are the Most Beautiful Names pertaining to calling Almighty Allah therewith?

Q 58: How many types are the Most Beautiful Names pertaining to calling Almighty Allah therewith?

Hafiz Ibn Ahmed Al Hakami
Article translated to : العربية

Q 58: How many types are the Most Beautiful Names pertaining to calling Almighty Allah therewith?

   A--- Some of them are attributed to Allah without a need to modifiers. They can be also accompanied with other Names. This includes the Perfection Attributes such as: the Ever-Living, The Sublime Self-Subsisting, the One and the Everlasting Refuge, etc.

Others are not attributed to Allah unless accompanied with their antonyms. Someone may regard these Attributes as malicious. They are as follows: the Harm Inflicting and the Benefit Giver, the Abaser and the Raiser, the Giver and the Preventer, and the Supreme Might Giver and the Supreme Humiliator. Hence, it is not permissible to say any of the following Names alone or by themselves without their antonyms: the Harm Inflicting, the Abaser, the Preventer, and the Supreme Humiliator. We can not find anything of this in the Glorious Qur'an or in the Prophetic Sunnah. When the Glorious Qur'an says: {Verily, We shall exact retribution from .the Mujrimun (criminals, disbelievers, polytheists, and sinners)}. (As-Sajdah, 22)

The Name is related to something, here, it is the criminals, disbelievers, etc. Or, by adding Dhu "Able" to the derived attribute such as in: {...and Allah is All Mighty, All-Able of Retribution}. (Al 'Imran, 4, and Al-Ma'idah, 95)

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