Rabi ul Akhir 1440 Week 4

Qur’an, Sura Fussilat, Chapter 41

36. And if an incitement from Satan reaches you, seek refuge in Allah. Know that He is Al Sami [The Listener], Al Alim.

37. And of His signs are the night and the day and the sun and the moon. Do not prostrate to (adore) the sun or the moon but prostrate to Allah Who created them, if it is truly to Him you are connecting and devoting yourselves. (Note: Please prostrate, as is customary, when reading this and other sajda ayats.)

38. But if they are still arrogant regardless, those who are with your Rab always glorify Allah by night and day, and they are never exhausted.

 

Names of Allah

Al Alim: The All-Knowing One

Al Nur: The Light

Al Rahim: The Source of Mercy

Al Rahman: The One Who Acts with Mercy; The Beneficent

Al Sami: The Listener; The Hearer

 

Glossary

ayat: verse

Rab: Lord; Master

sajda: prostration; acknowledgement of Allah’s sovereignty

Shaytan: Satan

tasbih: glorification through repeating the names of Allah

zikr: mentioning Allah’s name repeatedly with certain intention and contemplation; glorification or supplication; reminder

Translation by Murshid Shaykh Taner Vargonen Ansari

Love, Peace and Togetherness in Goodness

Ya Wadud Ya Salaam Ya Jami Ya Nafi