99 Names of Allah – Al Alim

اَلْعَلِيْمُ
One of the Names of Allah is Al-Alim – The All-Knowing One.

The One nothing is absent from His knowledge.

I am always shocked to discover how many people believe that hardships are a punishment from God! When people face tests or see others facing tests, they assume Allah must be angry with them. SubhanAllah!
Remember which people were tested the most: The Prophets! And they were the closest to Allah. Every hardship is good for you – if it brings you closer to Him.

Allah subḥānahu wa ta’āla knows you. “He Knows what is in every heart.” Surah Al-Mulk Verse 13.

He knows when you do something for someone and they forget to thank you.

He knows when you get up to pray in the early hours of the morning while the rest of the world is asleep.

He knows when you hold your tongue instead of being rude or disrespectful.

He knows when you don’t argue with your parents even though you know you’re right.

He knows when you do the right thing when no one is watching.

He knows when you make duaa for others and they don’t even know about it.

He knows when you do the smallest of good deeds, so small even you forget about it.

There is no privacy between you and Allah. From above the 7 Heavens He Knows what is in your heart before it is in your heart.

Allah Knows everything and our knowledge is limited. That’s part of His Wisdom.

Ubayy ibn Ka’b narrated:
The messenger of Allah (Sall Allāhu ʿalay-hi wa-sallam) led us in the Fajr prayer one day. And he said: Is so and so present? They said: No. He (again) asked: Is so and so present? They replied: No. He then said: These two prayers are the ones which are most burdensome to hypocrites. If you knew what they contain (i.e. blessings), you would come to them, even though you had to crawl on your knees. The first row is like that of the angels, and if you knew the nature of its excellence, you would race to join it.

A man’s prayer said along with another is purer than his prayer said alone, and his prayer with two men is purer than his prayer with one, but if there are more it is more pleasing to Allah, the Almighty, the Majestic.

Here, the Prophet Sall Allāhu ʿalay-hi wa-sallam is explaining to us that the Fajr (early morning prayer) is difficult to wake up for, for some of us it’s not persistent but if we knew what Allah knows – we would race to the prayer even if we had to crawl. Subhan’Allah.

Tawakkaltu Ala-Allah (I put my trust in Allah) this becomes easier when we realise that He knows what is best. Allah says: “… But it is possible that you dislike a thing which is good for you, and that you love a thing which is bad for you. But Allah knows, and you know not.” (Quran 2:216)

Almighty! Only YOU know what’s going on in our head & in our heart.
Let the two be in harmony so we can worship YOU in the best way.
Ameen 🌼

 

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