Q 63: Can Names be derived from all the Attributes related to His Acting, Glorified is He?

Q 63: Can Names be derived from all the Attributes related to His Acting, Glorified is He?

Hafiz Ibn Ahmed Al Hakami
Article translated to : العربية

Q 63: Can Names be derived from all the Attributes related to His Acting, Glorified is He?

A--- No, Almighty Allah can not be called by Names other than those He named Himself in His Qur'an with, or those attributed to Him through His Messenger (Peace be upon him). Moreover, every attribute related to His Acting, He Almighty Allah, named Himself with, denotes Praise and Perfection due to Him Alone. Allah did not attribute all these Names to Himself. But, some of them He, Almighty Allah, used to describe Himself with, such as in{Allah is He Who created you, then provided food for you, then will cause you to die, then (again) He will give you life (on the Day of Resurrection)}. (Ar-Rum, 40) Almighty Allah, called Himself the Creator, the Sublime Provider, the Supreme Death-Bringer, and the Supreme Life-Giver. Some Attributes He, Almighty Allah, called Himself with by way of reciprocity and encountering denoting all the Praise and Perfection due to Him such as in{Verily, the hypocrites seek to deceive Allah, but it is He Who deceives them}. (An-Nisa', 142) Allah the Almighty says: {And they (disbelievers) plotted (to kill 'Isa (Jesus) (Peace be upon him) and Allah plotted too. And Allah is the Best of those who plot}. (Al 'Imran, 54) Allah the Almighty says: {They have forgotten Allah, so He has forgotten them}. (At­-Taubah, 67)

These Attributes can not be attributed to Him in other than the context in which they originally were revealed. Hence, it can not be said that He, All Glory is His due, deceives, plots, forgets, and mocks, etc. In addition, it can not be said that Allah is deceiver, plotter, and mocker. No Muslim or rational man can say so regarding Allah the Almighty. As He, Glory be His, did not describe Himself with these attributes but for encountering the saying of those hypocrites, polytheists, and disbelievers who falsely claimed this. It is well known that encountering and meeting the sin with justice is good on the part of the created, so what about the All Knowing, All Just, and All Wise Creator!

 

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