He is the Encompassing!


Abdullah ibn Mushabbib al-Qahtāni

He encompasses His servants in a complete and perfect manner. None can escape His knowledge or power. He encompasses their selves,words, and deeds. In the Qur’an, He says:

{And t hat Allah has encompassed all things in knowledge.}

[Surat at - Talāq: 12]

This is the general encompassing of the inhabitants of the heavens and the earth, which is the encompassing of mercy.

As for His specific encompassing, that is of power and vanquishing, which includes His threat to the sinful and obstinate people

This name more often comes along with threats to the disbelievers and hypocrites. Allah Almighty knows their cunning plots and their lies, and He encompasses them from all sides, and is Ever-Watchful over them. To Him they will all return ultimately, and none of them can escape!

About the disbelievers, Allah Almighty says:

{But Allah is Encompassing of the disbeliever s.}

[Surat al - Baqarah: 19]

And about people who show off and act boastfully, He says:

{And do not be like those who came forth from their homes boastfully and to be seen by people and avert [them] from the way o f Allah. And Allah is All - Encompassing of what t hey do.}

[Surat al - Anfāl: 47]

And Allah Almighty says about the people who gloat and devise evil plots from among the disbelievers and the hypocrites:

{If good touches you, it distresses them; but if harm strikes you, they rejoice at it. And if you are patient and fear Allah, their plot will not harm you at all. Indeed, Allah is All-Encompassing of what they do.}

[Surat Āl - ‘Imrān: 120]

When the punishment of Allah descends upon some people, it encompasses them:

{Verily I fear for you the torment of an encompassing Day.}

[Surat Hūd: 84]

On the Day of Judgment, Hellfire will encompass the disbelievers:

{Indeed, We have prepared for the wrongdoers a fire whose walls will encompass them.}

[Surat al-Kahf: 29]

{But Allah is Encompassing of the disbelievers.}

[Surat al-Baqarah: 19]

And about people who show off and act boastfully, He says:

{And do not be like those who came forth from their homes boastfully and to be seen by people and avert [them] from the way of Allah. And Allah is All - Encompassing of what they do.}

[Surat al - Anfāl: 47]

And Allah Almighty says about the people who gloat and devise evil plots from among the disbelievers and the hypocrites:

{If good touches you, it distresses them; but if harm strikes you, they rejoice at it. And if you are patient and fear Allah, their plot will not harm you at all. Indeed, Allah is All - Encompassing of what they do.}

[Surat Āl - ‘Imrān: 120]

When the punishment of Allah descends upon some people, it encompasses them:

{Verily I fear for you the torment of an encompassing Day.}

[Surat Hūd: 84]


On the Day of Judgment, Hellfire will encompass the disbelievers:

{Indeed, We have prepared for the wrongdoers a fire whose walls will encompass them.}

[Surat al - Kahf: 29]




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