Let us pause here with this great name:


Abdullah ibn Mushabbib al-Qahtān

Scholars said that “Al-Mu’min” has two meanings:

The first meaning is belief. Indeed, the greatest belief since the beginning of the creation till the Day of Judgment is Allah’s belief in Himself and His confirmation of Himself as the One and Only God, in addition to the other perfect names and sublime attributes that He ascribed to Himself. In the Qur’an, Allah Almighty says about Himself:

{Allah bears witness that there is no god except Him...}

[Surat Āl-‘Imrān: 18]

This is the most sublime testimony that came out from the Almighty King, the Lord of the worlds, in relation to the greatest thing to  testify about, namely belief in the Oneness of Allah and devoting religion sincerely to Him.

I bear witness that there is no god other than Allah. He is the Most Generous, the Most Merciful, upon Whom people pin their hopes He is the One Whose words and promises are true.

{...And who is more truthful than Allah in statement.}

[Surat an-Nisā’: 122]

Allah Almighty confirmed the truthfulness of His prophets through clear signs and miracles that happened at their hands:

{...Indeed, I have come to you with a sign from your Lord...}

[Surat Āl-‘Imrān: 49]

{And we have brought you the truth, and certainly we tell the truth.}

[Surat al-Hijr: 64]

Also, Allah Almighty fulfills His promise to His servants about victory and empowerment on earth and the reward in the Her eafter. He says:

{Then, We fulfilled to them the promise. So, We saved them and those whom We willed, but We destroyed the  transgressors.}

[Surat al-Anbiyā’: 9]

He also fulfills Hispromise to the disbelievers about the punishment and humiliation in this world and in the Hereafter. He says:

{And the people of Paradise will call out to the people of the Fire: “We have surely found what our Lord promised us to be true. Have you found what your Lord promised to be true?” They will say: “Yes.” Then, an announcer will announce between them: “The curse of Allah shall be upon the wrongdoers.”}

[Surat al-A‘rāf: 44]

All the speech, promises, and information given by Allah Almighty are true.

I place all my trust in the Almighty Lord and do not knock on a door but His door.

Allah Almighty loves those who keep their promises and speak the truth.

{O you who believe, fear Allah and be with the truthful.}

[Surat at -Tawbah: 119]

The second meaning of “Al-Mu’min” is the Giver of Security.

{And He gives them security against fear.}

[Surat Quraysh: 4]

People experience fear from many things. They fear illness, lack of medicine, dominance of the enemy, poverty, and death. They always look for security in securing enough food, establishing castles and fortresses, and building hospitals and dams. Moreover, the weak, individuals or countries, resort to the strong for protection and security.

Yet, these powers may collapse in seconds and the protection goes away. In such a state, they can only resort to the Almighty Lord, the Giver of Security. They turn away from Him and then come back to Him. He is their Creator and the Creator of the whole universe, Who dominates everything and controls the entire creation.

So, if the punishment of Allah Almighty befalls some people, none can secure them or defend them against the Creator.

{Do you feel secure that He who [holds authority] in the heaven would not cause the earth to swallow you and suddenly it would sway?Or do you feel secure that He who [holds authority] in the heaven would not send against you a storm of stones? Then you would know how [severe] was My warning.}

[Surat al -Mulk: 16-17]



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