The Name “Allaah” – By Dawood Burbank (Rahimahullah)
Allaah (The One Truly Venerated and Worshipped, the One Deserving that He is Singled Out with All Worship Because of His Perfect Attributes of Divinity)
Ibn al-Qayyim said in Madaarij us-Saalikeen:
“The Name `Allaah’ indicates all of the perfect Names and lofty attributes in all three ways of indication. It indicates His divinity which is the affirmation of all characteristics of divinity for Him along with negation of their opposites for Him. The attributes of divinity are the attributes of perfection, being free from any likeness with the creation and free of any deficiency or imperfection.”
The explainer of Kitaab ut-Tawheed in Tayseer ul-`Azeez il-Hameed, brings a quote from Ibn al-Qayyim also with regard to the excellent qualities of the Name, `Allaah’.
Ibn al-Qayyim (rahimahullaah) said:
“As for the particular virtues of the meaning of this Name `Allaah’, the most knowledgeable of the creation (sallallaahu `alaihi wasallam) himself said:
`I could not praise you enough as You deserve. You are as You have praised Yourself’ [Reported by Muslim]
So how can we enumerate the special virtues of the Name of the One who comprises every perfection, unrestrictedly; every praise and commendation, every laudation and exaltation, all splendour, all perfection and glory, all beauty, all good, eminence and all generosity. Excellence and goodness is for Him and is from Him.
This Name Allaah is not mentioned upon a small amount of something except that it causes it to increase. Nor is it mentioned in a state of fear except that it removes it. Nor is it mentioned on any misfortune except that it relieves it. Nor in any state of anxiety and distress except that it brings relief. Nor upon any state of difficulty except that it brings ease to it. None that is weak resorts to it, except that it brings strength to him. Nor anyone in a state of humiliation, except that it brings honour to him. Nor anyone in poverty, except that he is enriched. Nor anyone who feels estranged and uneasy, except that it causes him to feel at ease. Nor is it mentioned by one who is overcome, except that it brings aid and victory for him. Nor by one who is in straitened circumstances, except that his difficulty is removed. Nor is it mentioned by a fugitive, except that he finds refuge.
It is the Name meaning Allaah’s Name `Allaah’ through which distress is removed, through which the descent of blessings is sought, and through which supplications are answered. Through it slips are corrected, sins are warded away, and good deeds are brought closer.
It is the Name with which the heavens and earth were established, with which the revealed Books were sent down, and with which the Messengers were sent. With it the legislated laws were prescribed. Through it the prescribed punishments were established, and with it jihaad was prescribed. Through this Name the creation will become divided into the fortunate and the wretched. With it the true and tremendous Day is established. With it the Scales of Justice are set up, the Bridge laid down, and the Paradise and the Fire established. With it the Lord of all creation is worshipped and praised. For its right the messengers were sent. It will be asked about in the grave and for it there will be the resurrection. Dispute is regarding it, judgement is to it, and alliance and enmity are for it. Through it, those who know it and establish its rights will be the fortunate ones. Through it, those who are ignorant of it and leave its rights will be the wretched ones.
This Name is the reason for creation and command, through it they are established and confirmed, and to it they arrive at a conclusion. The creation comes about through it, returns to it, and exists because of it. There is nothing in creation and no command, nor reward and no punishment, except that it starts from it and ends with it. That is what brings it about and its reason.
[Aal `Imraan (3:191)]“
The Name `Allaah’ – a brief indication of the meaning which is – The One who is truly venerated and worshipped. The One deserving that He is singled out with all worship because of His perfect attributes of divinity.
The Most Beautiful Names Belong To Allaah Part 2, By Dawood Burbank
From theLessons on Explanation of Kitaab ut-Tawheed of Shaikh Muhammad Ibn `Abdul Wahhaab.