Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Living wisdom | Beautiful Names


Yesterday we reflected upon "The Pale Blue Dot", about how insignificant we are in the vast creation of the universe crafted by the Almighty Allah. We are merely 0.12 pixel in size when viewed 4 billion miles away. 

I think there's one thing useful that we could use as we occupy the tiny dot named Earth, it's called wisdom. However, unfortunately, wisdom is a rare commodity that takes time, to manifest. It takes a lifetime. Through the school of hard knocks, we amass it gradually. It's something money can't buy.

Fortunately for us, we get to learn the 99 Beautiful Names and Attributes of Allah, the Asmaul Husna. It helps us understand better His workings on the Earth. There's a Name of His for every occurrence. All-encompassing is His Essence that we should keep our faith strong that all good is in His Hands while we maneuver through life with fear and hope. We are small in terms of size and capacity to live smartly and perfectly. But then again we are not born to live smartly and perfectly. We are born to know Him. He has created us so that we could know Him and witness Him.

Ash hadu an la ilaha illAllah.
I bear witness that there is no God but Allah.    

Alhamdulillah wa shukrulillah
for this beautiful custom-made Asmaul Husna artwork.
A reminder for this faqir, that she should supplicate to Him using His Beautiful Names
and to keep learning and recognizing His Attributes
where ever and when ever.
"Knowledge comes from learning.
Wisdom comes from living."
- Anthony Douglas Williams

I first became acquainted with Asmaul Husna when I was 25. I studied it religiously as it gave me comfort as I was going through deep grief after losing my father. To me, the Asmaul Husna is like a special password with which one could have direct access to the Lord. To knock on the door of the Sultan, one must call Him with the appropriate Names. The best part is that it's not a secret. It's open for all. He is always waiting for us to call upon His Name. To be honest, I don't like people calling me too many times. Luckily, our Lord is One upon whom we could call countless times and He won't mind.

Credit: Steve Keating Tweet

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