Tuesday 13 October 2020

99 Attributes of Allah: An-Nāfi - The Propitious -The Benefactor

There are many a attribute of Allah that have been specifically spelt out by none other than Allah in the Quran,. However, there are many other attributes which have been derived from may qualities of Allah which have been mentioned throughout the Quran. For example the 79th verse of Surah. 4 An Nisa:

مَاۤ اَصَابَكَ مِنۡ حَسَنَةٍ فَمِنَ اللّٰهِ​ وَمَاۤ اَصَابَكَ مِنۡ سَيِّئَةٍ فَمِنۡ نَّـفۡسِكَ​ ؕ وَاَرۡسَلۡنٰكَ لِلنَّاسِ رَسُوۡلًا​ ؕ وَكَفٰى بِاللّٰهِ شَهِيۡدًا‏  
Whatever good happens to you is from Allah; and whatever misfortune smites you is because of your own action. We have sent you to mankind (O Muhammad!) as a Messenger, and Allah is sufficient as a witness.

From the opening of the above quoted verse, " Whatever good happens to you is from Allah " Muslim scholars have deduced the attribute The An-Nāfi  " ٱلْنَّافِعُ " - The Propitious -The Benefactor, The Source of Good for Allah.

A similar verse from Surah means the same:

اَوَلَمۡ يَرَوۡا اَنَّ اللّٰهَ يَبۡسُطُ الرِّزۡقَ لِمَنۡ يَّشَآءُ وَيَقۡدِرُ​ؕ اِنَّ فِىۡ ذٰلِكَ لَاٰيٰتٍ لِّقَوۡمٍ يُّؤۡمِنُوۡنَ‏ 
(30:37) Do they not see that Allah enlarges and straitens the sustenance of those whom He pleases? There are Signs in this for those who believe.

In the world-view of the Qur'an, Allah is the ultimate source of all happening: consequently, all good that comes to man and all evil that befalls him flows, in the last resort, from God's will.  Thus this beautiful attribute of Allah brings good tidings to believers who have true faith in Allah, stay away from evil and live according to the dictates of A;;ah - earning and eating Halal.

Two attributes of Allah, Nāfi' (creator of good) is the opposite of Dārr " ٱلْضَّارُ "  (distresser).< are often cited together. These opposing attributes are inseparable, since that which is the sweetest nectar to one person may be bitter poison to another. In fact these two balance out each other.  It is appropriate to combine both of these Attributes together, that is; He, Glory to Him, controls the means for people's harm and benefit, and none can harm anyone nor benefit anyone besides Him; "... and suffices your Lord for a Guide and a Helper" (Qur’an, 25:31). One who remembers both of these Attributes will submit totally to Allah and will always feel that everything is from Him and returns to Him.

You may refer to our post "99 Attributes of Allāh" for complete list of 99 attributes of Allah Almighty with meaning and explanation.

You may also refer to our Reference Pages for knowing more about Islam and Quran

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