THE AR-RAHEEM IN HIM

A’eesha BL

Peace be upon you all. I love Allaah (SWT), a love that has developed out of a realization of His love for us. So in other words I love The One who loves me and beyond all I love The One who loves me the most. An attribute of Allaah that makes me sink in myself is His attribute of Mercy- Ar-Rahim, The merciful. If not Allaah, who can I dare turn to after disobeying so many times in so many degrees? We are sinners, all born of sinners but Allaah still provides for us beyond what we can estimate. Allaah’s Mercy is the only compassion capable of readmitting us back to Him after we have chased ourselves out due to our very own doing.

Ibn Abbas says “Rahman and Rahim have similar meanings. One of them means ‘having more rahmah (compassion)’ than the other.” (Ibn Kasir)

Ar-Raheem is Allaah’s special mercy only for the believers while Ar-Rahman extends to all of His creation even the disbelievers.

We are so keen on fulfilling our desires that we sometimes forget that we do not deserve to be alive if life was given to the most pious. Take a look at your life and recap your deeds. Can you count your sins? If you were to judge yourself would you have forgiven some things you have done? Do you deserve half of what you have? Remember you have what you have because Allaah is full of Mercy. Which of Allaah’s favors can you deny? We have a Lord of mercy, Let’s praise Him.

As usual a poem in respect to today’s topic, let’s wear the same shoes.

POEM TITILE: THE AR-RAHEEM IN HIM.
Look at my limbs
Straight and outstretched
Sinned and forgiven
Still walking and committing
Daily I keep indulging
My Lord is still guiding

Look at my eyes
Seen and sinned in seeing
Wronged and trespassed in gazing
Glanced and looked
And now they are crying
My Lord is ever wiping

Look at my hands
These two have pleaded guilty
Ten fingers involved in crafting
Unique prints misplaced in service
Have tied and loosened
My Lord still accepts as they cup in prayer

Look at my mouth
Two lips together in frame
Encasing a tongue that spits some words lame
Have bitten bad fruits
Selfishly savored tittle-tattle
My Lord still awaits my saying Astagfurullah

Look at my ears
Have listened and deafened
Tuning up frequency to volatile speech
Tuning down from profitable substance
Two lobes of listening pleasure
My Lord’s words still speak if only I would listen

Look at my heart
My strength at the mercy of its weakness
In it I kept grudges
And locked in dark secrets
I long for relieve
My Lord would purify the moment I submit

Look at my body
Carved, toned and healthy
Yet greed admires cosmesis
Fashion remains the genesis
Have exposed the pearl enclosed
My Lord still sees my hijab’s beauty

Look at my life
Crawling back to cradle
Missed the peace of innocence
I’m pricked by my broken pieces
In shame I submit my pleading
My Lord Ar-Rahim fixes. I praise Him.

“Have Mercy on those who are on earth, and the One in heaven will have mercy on you”. (Tirmidhi)

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44 thoughts on “THE AR-RAHEEM IN HIM

  1. b. gee says:

    U’ve outdone urself yet again, very luvly write up. may Allah’s mercy continue 2 shower upon us n may our actions bring us closer 2 Him…ameen.

  2. Ayesha baba kyari says:

    JazaAkillahu khairan dear sister!! …surely u’v reminded us of Allahs mercy on us..May we be ever grateful by obeying HIM and our beloved prophet sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam…amen ya rabbul arshir AZEEM!!!!

  3. Hafsat Eedris says:

    Jazakallah khayr Dear, a great piece. It made me reflect on the irrelevant things we have made our priorities….Astagfirullah! May Allah have Mercy on us.

  4. muinat says:

    Allahu Akbar Kabira. Dis I̶̲̥̅̊s̶̲̥̅̊ so touching. A̶̲̥̅̊ poem which one nids 2 sit ή ponder upon. “Which of HIS favors can i deny?”- definately NONE.
    May اللَّهُ (Swt) continue 2 increase ur knowledge, as U̶̲̥̅̊ remind us of Ar-Rahim. جزاك الله خيرا

  5. lubabatu abba says:

    Salam, my sweet friend. This is a very beautiful piece and it will serve as a reminder to us of Allah’s rahma and mercy on us. May Allah Subhanahu Wataalah give U̶̲̥̅̊ more wisdom to continue d̶̲̥̅̊ good work. Jazakillahu khairan

  6. Mrs Jameela kabir Yusuf Tanko says:

    Asalam, Allahu Ar Rahman…..All praises belong to Allah(SWT) none is worthy of worship but Allah. This post is so uplifting reminding us that no matter what we do Allah’s Mercy is always with us how lucky we are for such love from our creator. MashaAllah… Jazakallahu Khairan Aeesha May Allah reward u abundantly and continue to shower His mercy upon us all….ameen

  7. Bin Hamman says:

    May Allah S.W.T in His infinite mercy reward u wt jaza for ds wonderful work u’re doiñg n may we b among d dwellers of firdaus…….jazakallah. Nyc as olways, kp up.

  8. Yakori Moh'd says:

    Praise and Glory be to God. As always, what should we expect? Your ever exuberating articles and poems. Your accession to start this demanding but rewarding jihad to preach about our beautiful Islam; is an awesome journey. May the blessings of the Almighty be with you, Ameen ya rabbi.

    ‘Ar-Rahman’, is simply intoxicating. A very common word yet we’re in abject ignorance of the powers of the word. ‘Mercy’; The Lords love for us is infinite. He’s always forgiving to our numerous sins yet His blessings we always find comfort in. God has in our daily lives made life easy to dwell thus room for repentance. 

    5 times daily, plus the Nafila; we always sanctify our mind, body and soul thereby cleansing our sins to glorify him through our prayers. However even with this daily ritual, we tend to forget his mercies upon. Subhanallah!

    May His blessings and mercies be upon us all, Ameen. Very spell-binding, educative as always and the wordings are simply assimilative. I admire how you incorporated body organs to describe the wonders of Gods mercy to us. Unique approach, Mashallah. May we all dwell in His bosom of ‘Mercy’, Ameen thumma Ameen. Allah ya bada lada, Ameen. Bisalam berry sister, :-).  

    • Salaam. It is indeed tasking and befitting to put up the articles but whatever Allaah wills to make easy for His slaves, He does. By His Mercy the words align themselves and make sense. Alhamdulillaah it appeals to visitors on this site.

      I appreciate ur comments and encouragement. May Allaah make it our priority to serve Him with every part of us. Amin.
      Thank u and God bless berry sis.

  9. Mulikat says:

    Ya Allah! Forgive our shortcomings and increase our imaan. Ameen. I find myself nodding to your words. Jazakallah Khairan ukhti. May Allah instil humility in all of us. Ameen

  10. AA Ahmed says:

    Ar-rahman n Raheem, Allah s d mst 4gvng mst mercfl, btfl swt n simple mor power 2 ur elbow n Allahs unlimited Rahman. Dr u 2 mch

  11. 4rm UK says:

    The mercy of Allah (SWT) is so in abundances that even Satan the al-la’in knowing how critical to Allah (SWT) is the attribute Ar-Raheem will on the day of reckoning expects mercy of Allah, The Merciful Lord. It was reported that the poor-damned-soul (iblis) will raised his head up on that day hoping truly that Allah (SWT) will shower him with mercy on that day. But alas! Allah (SWT) has reserved HIS mercifulness to only his followers as stated in many ahadiths and tafsirs.

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