Beautiful names of our Rabb
Meaning – The One Who ensures well-being.
The One who extends love to cover and protect His creation.
What is interesting to note here is that –
Allah calls His kalaam – The Quran as muhaymin –
“And We have sent down to you the Book in truth, confirming the Scripture that came before it and muhaymin (trustworthy in highness and a witness) over it.”
After mentioning the position of His Book, Allah Who is Al-Muhaymin instructs to make use of it: so judge between them with what Allah has sent down.
(Holy Quran, 5:48)
Al Muhaymin, The One Who ensures well being and protects has called His Quran as muhaymin and has asked us to judge and live according to it, as living by it will ensure our well being.
“O mankind! There has come to you a good advice from your Lord (i.e. the Quran, enjoining all that is good and forbidding all that is evil), and a healing for that which is in your chests, — a guidance and a mercy (explaining lawful and unlawful things) for the believers.”
(Holy Quran 10:57)
Allah – Al-Muhaymin is telling us that the
Holy Quran is the guidance. It forbids evil and enjoins good.
But do we consider
Holy Quran as guiding light by Al-Muhaymin?
Do we enjoin what it enjoins and do we forbid what it forbids?
Do we compromise with the guiding light to appease those who themselves are in desperate need of guidance and are wandering in depths of darkness?
“And We send down of the Quran that which is a healing and a mercy to those who believe (in Islamic Monotheism and act on it), and it increases the Zaalimoon nothing but loss.”
(Holy Quran 17:82)
Alhamdulillah, Al-Muhaymin has termed Holy Quran as muhaymin, in it is a mercy and healing for the believers.
Alhamdulillah, that we are blessed with the book which is the way to sirat al mustaqeem (straight path) and which is a mercy for us.
Have you ever wondered on the parables, incidents of Holy Quran, the stories of the Prophets (peace be upon them all)?
When we read the story of Prophet Yunus (peace be upon him) we know he was trapped in the belly of the whale, but he was saved and was guided by Al-Muhaymin.
Often times, we too feel in this world trapped and suffocated, we witness the depths of darkness with no sign of hope, perhaps this is how Prophet Yunus (peace be upon him) must have felt, but he was not in despair, he was not hopeless, even in the belly of the fish there was hope – hope that Al-Muahymin will protect and guide him.
The beautiful parables and incidents mentioned in Holy Quran are not the stories of the ancients they are the inspirations and mercy for all generations.
The story of Prophet Noah (peace be upon him) inspires us that how even the best of people were mocked and denied even by their own families, in Prophet Noah’s case his son didn’t reflect on truth, he rather believed he will be safe on a mountain peak even if a devastating flood will arrive, but we know he was not saved and was drowned.
It gives us belief that keep striving for good and keep giving dawah to all and don’t focus in the notion that first we will transform our homes then only we will give dawah to others who are outsiders. Imagine! had Prophet Noah thought the same then dawah would have been confined in his home only because his son was a deviant one, so we need to work sincerely on all, who is guided and who is not is all by His will and He guides to those who reflect.
It also inspires us to be firm when the denial and mocking criticism is from inside the home, as this is something which hurts the most, but even the best of people like Prophet Noah got harsh rejections from their own people. It should also inspire us that we should not think that being on a particular height can save us (in case of Prophet Noah’s son it was the height of the mountain he relied upon, and in our lives it can be the height of being on a very good position in terms of material wealth, fame and contacts).
We should work for the revival, we should be in the ark of obedience or we all will be drowned in devastating waters.
It also teaches us that – When Prophet Noah was making the great ark on the command of Al-Muhaymin, there was no apparent sign of floods arriving but Prophet Noah obeyed sincerely what he was commanded.
In our lives, we too understand that we have to obey Al-Muhyamin Who protects and guide, and we should not rely upon the apparent signs or situations for our obedience to abide by.
These are just two very brief examples as to how we can relate to the beautiful parables of
Holy Quran which is mentioned as muhaymin by Al-Muhaymin Himself.
It will bring us from – min az zulumati ilan noor – From darkness to light.