Impact of Knowing Allaah’s Names & Attributes

Knowing Allaah’s Names and Attributes and believing in their meanings will bring fear into the heart of the slave. The one who knows that Allaah is All-knower and All-Aware of everything and that nothing is hidden from Him of the actions (deeds) of the slaves, lives in awe of fear (more fearful) of Allaah (and His punishment) more than the one who does not know that or has no knowledge.

This is why Allaah (Subhana wa Ta’ala) said:

“It is only those who have knowledge among His slaves that fear Allaah.” Surah Fatir [35:28]

✔️ Knowing Allaah (Subhana wa Ta’ala) leads to loving Him, fearing Him, to have hope in Him, putting the trust on Him, and returning unto Him, accordingly, the person will achieve the success and happiness in this world and Hereafter.

✔️ Knowing Allaah (Subhana wa Ta’ala), His Names and His Attributes, is one of the ARTICLES OF FAITH. Because belief is not only to say, “I believe in Allaah”, without knowing Allaah well. The true faith or belief is to know Allaah (Subhana wa Ta’ala) and not only that; one must exert his utmost effort to know Allaah’s Names and Attributes.

✔️ The degree of faith will be according to one’s knowledge of his Lord; his faith will be increased, as he knows His Lord more. The legal way to know Allaah (Subhana wa Ta’ala), His Names and Attributes is by contemplating the Qur’an and the Sunnah, and understanding the meaning of the verses of Qur’an.

✔️ Allaah (Subhana wa Ta’ala) created the Jinn and Mankind to worship Him as He (Subhana wa Ta’ala) stated in Surat adh-Dhariyat:
“And I (Allah) created not the Jinns and Men except they should worship Me (Alone).” [51:56]

📌 And they (Jinns and Mankind) will not be able to worship Him without knowing Him. They should know Him in order to accomplish the purpose and the wisdom of their creation.

📌 Occupying oneself with other than what the slaves are created for, is considered a negligence and ingratitude towards their Lord whose Grace and Bounty (Blessings) are bestowed upon them continuously.

Abdul-Qasim at-Taymiy al-Isbahani said regarding the importance of knowing Allaah’s Beautiful Names:-

📌 “Some scholars said, ‘The first obligation that Allaah (Subhana wa Ta’ala) obliged His creation with, is knowing Him (Subhana wa Ta’ala). If the people know Him, they will worship Him accordingly. Allaah (Subhana wa Ta’ala) said:
“So know {O Muhammad (Salla Allaahu ‘alayhi wasallam)} that ‘La Ilaha illa Allaah’ (None has the right to be worshiped but Allaah).” [Muhammad 47:19]
It is incumbent on the Muslims to know Allaah’s Names and their meanings and magnify Allaah (Subhana wa Ta’ala) as He truly deserves.’

📌 Then he added: ‘If a man intended to get married, people will ask about his name, his father and grandfather’s names, will ask about details of his life. While Allaah (Subhana wa Ta’ala) who created us, sustaining us, hoping for His mercy and fear His wrath and anger, deserves more to be known and His Names.’” [Al-Hujjah Fil-Mahajjah]