• The Grand Name

    Question: I heard that there’s one name of Allah, that if you use it to invoke Allah, your du’a is accepted. Is this true? Answerer: Shaykh Yasir Qadhi The Prophet (صلي الله عليه وسلم) said: “To Allah belongs a Grand Name, that, if you make du’a with it, it will be responded to. And if you plead or request with it, it shall be answered.” [Recorded in Abu Dawud, Tirmidhi, and others; Saheeh]
  • Light Upon Light

    Light Upon Light Light Upon Light: Fundamentals of Faith 102 is an AlMaghrib Institute course taught by Yasir Qadhi. Allah. The name conjures up many associations–the Creator, the Sustainer, the only one to be worshipped. The All-Knowing, the All-Seeing, the All-Hearing. Ar-Rahmaan, Ar-Raheem. But who is Allah? Do we really know Allah (سبحانه وتعال), in all His majesty and glory and might and mercy? Or–like so many of the Muslims today–do we only claim to know Allah, while in fact, we know almost nothing about Him–the one who sent the Prophets as a mercy to us, who created us for nothing but His worship, out of His mercy!
  • Al-Qahhar – The Subduer

    ٱلۡقَهَّارُ – Al Qahhar The root word for ٱلۡقَهَّارُ is قَهر which is defined as: to compel something or someone against his/her wishes to subdue to overcome to force [1] Thus, with regards to Allah (سبحانه وتعال), the noble name Al-Qahhar can be translated as “the Subduer, i.e. the Subduer of His creatures by His sovereign authority and power and the Disposer of them as He pleases, with and against their will.