Al-Muhsin (The Benevolent)


Abdullah ibn Mushabbib al-Qahtāni

The Prophet (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) is authentically reported to have said:

“If you judg e, judge justly, and if you kill, kill benevolen tly; indeed, Allah is Benevolent and He loves benevolence.”

[Narrated by Al - Tabarāni in Al - Mu‘jam al - Awsat; Hasan (sound)]

In another Hadīth, Shaddād ibn Aws (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Prophet (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) said:

“Indeed, Allah Almighty is Benevolent and He loves benevolence.”

[Al - Jāmi‘ al - Saghīr; Sahīh (authentic)]

Our Lord, Exalted be He, is Perfect in His essence, attributes, and actions.

{Allah has the Most Beautiful Names, so call upon Him by them...}

[Su rat al - A‘rāf: 180]

No one is more excellent or perfect than He is!It is our Lord:

{Who perfected everything He created...}

[Surat as - Sajdah: 7]

“If you judge, judge justly, and if you kill, kill benevolently; in deed, Allah is Benevolent and He loves benevolence.”

[Narrated by Al - Tabarāni in Al - Mu‘jam al - Awsat; Hasan (sound)]

In another Hadīth, Shaddād ibn Aws (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Prophet (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) said:

“Indeed, Allah Almighty is Benevolent and H e loves benevolence.”

[Al - Jāmi‘ al - Saghīr; Sahīh (authentic)]

Our Lord, Exalted be He, is Perfect in His essence, attributes, and actions.

{Allah has the Most Beautiful Names, so call upon Him by them...}

[Surat al - A‘rāf: 180]

No one is more excellent or perfect than He is! It is our Lord:

{Who perfected everything He created...}

[Surat as - Sajdah: 7]

Benevolence is an inseparable attribute of Him. Nothing in existence is spared of His benevolence for a while.

Indeed, He encompasses all creatures in His benevolence and bounty, including the pious and the wicked, the believers and the disbelievers. They cannot exist or continue to live without His bounty and favors.

Allah’s benevolence towards His servants first manifests as He brought them out of nothing into existence.

{Was there not a period of time when man was not a thing [even] mentioned?}

[Surat al - Insān: 1]

{...And initiated the creation of man from clay.}

[Surat as - Sajdah: 7]

Then, He fashioned them in the best form:

{...He shaped you and perfected your fo rm...}

[Surat Ghāfir: 64]

Then, He gave them minds that distinguish between the truth and falsehood:

{And shown him the two ways [of right and wrong]?}

[Surat al - Balad: 10]

And He subjected to them the heavens and the earth and what is between them:

{Do you not see that Allah has made subservient to you all that is in the heavens and on earth, and has abundantly bestowed upon you His favors, both apparent and hidden?...}

[Surat Luqmān: 20]

And He bestowed His countless favors upon them:

{...If you try to count the blessings of Allah, you cannot count them. Indeed, mankind is highly unjust and ungrateful.}

[Surat Ibrāhim: 34]

{Was there not a period of time when man was not a thing [even] mentioned?}

[Surat al - Insān: 1]

{ ...And initiated the creation of man from clay.}

[Surat as - Sajdah: 7]

Then, He fashioned them in the best form:

{...He shaped you and perfected your form...}

[Surat Ghāfir: 64]

Then, He gave them minds that distinguish between the truth and falsehood:

{And shown him the two ways [of right and wrong]?}

[Surat al - Balad: 10]

And He subjected to them the heavens and the earth and what is between them:

{Do you not see that Allah has made subservient to you all that is in the heavens and on earth, and has abundantly bestowed upon you His favors, both apparent and hidden?...}

[Surat Luqmān: 20]

And He bestowed His countless favors upon them:

{...If you try to count the blessings of Allah, you cannot count them. Indeed, mankind is highly unjust and ungrateful.}

[Sur at Ibrāhim: 34]

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