…studying the 99 Beautiful Names of Allah with Shaykh Yahya Rhodus through Seekers Guidance has been incredibly enlightening, Masha’Allah…the course has been based on Imam Ghazali’s text, The Ninety-Nine Beautiful Names of God…there is a final intensive session later this evening, 8pm Madinah time, Insha’Allah…Allahu ‘Alum, I think it is open for all to log in…
…Imam Ghazali’s notes on the Beautiful Name AL HAKIM included the following which washed over the heart as soft silk fluttering in a perfumed breeze…
AL HAKIM…the Wise…is the one who possesses wisdom. Wisdom is equivalent to knowledge of superior things through the highest modes of knowing. But the most sublime thing of all is God…may He be praised. And we have seen that no-one other than He can truly know Him. He is the truly wise because He knows the most sublime things by the most sublime modes of knowing.
…he then offers counsel for this Name:
Whoever knows all things without knowing God, great and glorious, is not worthy to be called wise, because he does not know the most sublime and highest of things.
and then Imam Ghazali shares the following from our Beloved Prophet SallAllahu alaihi wasallam:
‘the beginning of wisdom is the fear of God’
‘The shrewd man is one who judges his soul and works for whatever comes after death, while the incompetent subordinates his soul to its passions and hopes in God’
‘That which is little yet sufficient is better than a great deal which distracts.’
‘For one who becomes healthy in his body, safe in his surroundings with his daily food, it is as thought the world in its totality belongs to him.’
‘Be godfearing (wari) and you will be the most worshipful of people; be content and you will be the most grateful of people.’
‘speech is responsible for misfortune.’
‘Part of the attractiveness of man’s Islam is to leave alone that which does not concern him.’
‘The happy man is one who is instructed by [the fate of] another.’
‘Silence is wisdom, but few accomplish it.’
‘Contentment is a wealth that will not be consumed.’
‘Perseverance is half of faith; certainty is the whole of faith.’
These expressions and their like are termed wisdom, and whoever is adept at them is called wise.
…Insha’Allah may we all gain a closeness to our Rabb Subhanahu wa Ta’ala by pondering on His Attributes through His most Beautiful Names…let us draw nearer and nearer to Him by reciting His Name and His Attributes so that we begin to feel that we not only know the Name, but also the Named, Ameen…
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All good is from Allah Ta’ala whereas mistakes are from this humble speck. May Allah Ta’ala Bless all readers, bringing you all closer to Him and His Rasul SallAllahu alaihi wasallam. May He accept our humble efforts and grant us the capacity to be good and do good. Ameen.