Positive Attributes Of Allah
The positive attributes which are befitting Allah are many in number, but eight of them are listed.
They are:- QADEEM:- This means that Allah is Eternal i.e. He has neither a beginning nor an end.
QAADIR:- It means that Allah is Omnipotent, i.e. He has power over everything, and every affair.
AALIM:- It means that Allah is Omniscient i.e. He knows everything. Nothing ever remains a secret from Him.
HAI:- means that Allah is alive and will remain alive forever.
MUREED:- This means that Allah has His own discretion in all affairs. He does not do anything under compulsion.
MUDRIK:- It means that He is All-Perceiving, as Sami (All-Hearing), Baseer (All-Seeing), Haazir (Omnipresent). Allah sees and hears everything though He has neither eyes nor ears.
MUTAKALLIM:- It means that Allah is The Master of the word, i.e. He can create speech in anything as He did in a tree for Hazrat Musa (A.S.) and in the "Curtain of Light" for Holy Prophet (S.A.W.).
SADIQ:- This means that Allah is true in his words and promises.
It is impossible to fix any limits to His attributes. This list is not exhaustive but is essential to understand the Glory of Allah. The attributes are not acquired but inherent in the conception of Divinity.
Adapted from the book: "Fiqh"
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