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What is the meaning of Allaah’s name al-Rafeeq?


Publication : 05-09-2000

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What is the meaning of Allaah’s name al-Rafeeq (the Most Kind)?


Praise be to Allah.

Allaah is Kind to His slaves. He is Kind in His actions – He creates all created beings in stages according to His wisdom and kindness, although He is Able to create them all at once, in a single moment. Whoever studies His laws and sees how they came step by step, will see that this bears testimony to His kindness, may He be glorified.

 Allaah is Kind and He does not hasten, because the one who hastens is the one who is afraid that he will miss something. But all things are under His control and dominion, so he does not hasten.

 Ibn al-Qayyim said:

 He is Kind and loves people who are kind; by His kindness He gives them more than they can wish for.

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Source:  Sharh Asmaa ; Allaah taaala al-Husna by Dr. Hissah al-Sagheer, p. 134