Showing posts with label Al Wajid. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Al Wajid. Show all posts

Thursday 24 September 2020

99 Attributes of Allah: Al-Wājid - The Finder

Allah in His al might is Al-Wājid " ٱلْوَاجِدُ " - The Finder, The Perceiver, The Unfailing, for nothing hides from Him and no one can hide from Him. He is the Creator and has everything tightly bound and controlled so that the system does not collapse. While He blesses in abundance, He also knows who is grateful and who is not.

The name Wājid is not specifically used as a Beautiful Name in the Qur'ān, but is derived from words meaning "finder" from many verses in the Qur'ān:
وَوَجَدَكَ ضَآ لًّا فَهَدٰى‏ 
"Did He not find you unaware of the Right Way, and then directed you to it?" (Surah 93 Adh Dhuha: 7)

And the very verse too indicates to the same attribute of Allah:
وَوَجَدَكَ عَآئِلًا فَاَغۡنٰىؕ‏ 
"And did He not find you in want, and then enriched you?" (Surah 93 Adh Dhuha: 8)

Both these verse are directed to Prophet Muhammad ﷺ in which Allah tells him that it was Allah who 'found' him in distress and not knowing found to do and guided him to the right path and helped him to stand on his own feet.

وَمَن يَعْمَلْ سُوءًا أَوْ يَظْلِمْ نَفْسَهُ ثُمَّ يَسْتَغْفِرِ اللَّهَ يَجِدِ اللَّهَ غَفُورًا رَّحِيمًا 
"And whoever does evil or acts unjustly against his own soul then asks forgiveness of Allah, he shall find Allah Forgiving, Merciful" (Surah 4 An Nisa:110).

All above quoted verse point towards one direction: No matter how much a desire is hidden and no matter how much distress one may be, Allah will find it out. Allah is all forgiving and merciful and thus anyone who repents one's sins and prays for forgiveness, he will FIND Allah the most forgiving. 
The root word of "al-Wajid" is "Jidda," which means: finding out something through the power of the senses, the reaching of a point or a goal, the existence of something, the mental realization, to be rich, to have abundance or to be without wants.
Allah is never incapable of doing whatever He pleases. Al-Wajid is the One from Whose knowledge nothing at all escapes; He does not overlook anything at all. Anyone who sins even by hiding in the darkness of night or many walls around him, Allah will find him out and all his sins will stand naked in front of Allah, the Al-Wājid.

وَالَّذِيۡنَ كَفَرُوۡۤا اَعۡمَالُهُمۡ كَسَرَابٍۢ بِقِيۡعَةٍ يَّحۡسَبُهُ الظَّمۡاٰنُ مَآءً ؕ حَتّٰۤى اِذَا جَآءَهٗ لَمۡ يَجِدۡهُ شَيۡـئًـا وَّ وَجَدَ اللّٰهَ عِنۡدَهٗ فَوَفّٰٮهُ حِسَابَهٗ​ ؕ وَاللّٰهُ سَرِيۡعُ الۡحِسَابِ ۙ‏ 
But for those who deny the Truth, their deeds are like a mirage in the desert, which the thirsty supposes to be water until he comes to it only to find that it was nothing; he found instead that Allah was with Him and He paid his account in full. Allah is swift in settling the account.

This above parable mentioned in verse 39 of Surah 24 An Nur describes the condition of those people who, in spite of disbelief and hypocrisy, practice some good deeds and also believe, among other things, in the life after death in the hope that their good deeds will be of some help to them in the Hereafter even if they did not believe and follow the Prophet and lacked the qualities of true believers. In this parable they are being told that their expectations of reaping benefits of their ostentatious deeds of virtue in the Hereafter are no more than a mirage. Just as a traveler in the desert takes the glittering sands for a surging pool of water and runs towards it for quenching his thirst, so are these people traveling on the road to death cherishing false hopes on account of their good deeds. But just as the one running towards a mirage does not find anything there to quench his thirst, so will these people find nothing to avail them when they enter the state of death. On the contrary, they will find Allah there, Who will require them to account for their disbelief, hypocrisy and misdeeds, which they committed along with their ostentatious deeds of virtue, and will deal with them in full justice.

Whatever one may do to deceive Allah, he will found out one day that all along his life he has been running after the mirage of falsehood, while he was being over watched by Allah and in the end when he is resurrected, the blindfold opens to the stark reality which he all along his worldly life pretended not to comprehend and will be a loser forever.

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

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