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TSQ: THUS SPEAKS THE QUR'AN - 10
By:Dr Shabbir, Florida
Date: Monday, 3 December 2018, 6:25 pm

Test Yourself: How Good A Human Being Am I?
Some glorious attributive names of Allah and their significance to human character:

Quran 2:138 Hue of God! And who can give a better hue to life than God? …

Adopting Divine attributes in our limited human capacity can very
significantly help us build our character. At the same time, it can
help people make self-assessment as to where they stand on the
ascending ladder of self-actualization.
[Hue of God = We take our hue from God. Nearest to God are those
who have adopted His ‘Sibghah’ = Hue or Color = His attributes in
the limited human capacity. (2:138, 83:28). That means adopting the
Divine Attributes in our limited human capacity such as: kindness –
empathy - creativity – mercy - forgiveness – authority – self confidence
– management - turning to people in love and affection –
(attaining) wisdom – carrying all tasks to completion – guiding -
creativity – mercifulness – success – zeal – concealing others’ sins
– splendor – honor - justice – bounteousness – generosity –
greatness – love – glory – dignity – insight – ruling in justice and all
other goodness and beauty are attributes of God. Knowledge –
compassion – clemency – taking care - peacefulness – remaining
informed and aware – sense of duty – abilities – showing light –
organizing - determination – justice – protecting others – generosity
– unity - self-control – leniency - approach-ability - appreciation –
moral strength – patience - independence – truthfulness – tranquility
– cool temperament - care of people and things – helping the
environment - keeping pledges – resolve – benefiting others –
beautiful designing – providing – listening – observing – being
trustworthy – nobility of character – giving – sense of responsibility
– protecting from harm – giving forewarning – keeping good health.
Interestingly, people can make a self-assessment by this spectrum
as to where they stand on the ascending ladder of Tazkiah = Self-actualization
or personal development]

Some Attributive Names of God
[The more of these attributes I have adopted in my limited human capacity, the better I am.]

Allah = The Supreme Ruler, God’s Proper Name
Ar-Rahman = The Beneficent
Ar-Raheem = The Merciful
Al-Malik = The Sovereign, The King Supreme
Al-Quddus = The Impeccable
As-Salam = The Source of Peace
Al-Mu’min = The Guardian of Tranquility
Al-Muhaimin = The Protector
Al-‘Aziz = The Almighty
Al-Jabbar = The One Who Carries All Things to Completion
Al-Mutakabbir = The Majestic
Al-Khaliq = The Creator
Al-Bari = The Creator from Nothing
Al-Musawwir = The Designer
Al-Ghaffar = The Forgiver
Ar-Razzaq = The Provider
Al-Fattah = The Opener of Gate to Victory
Al-‘Aleem = The All-Knowing
Al-Basit = The Expander of Provision
Ar-Rafi’ = The Exalter
Al-Mu’izz = The Honorer
As-Sami’ = The All-Hearing
Al-Baseer = The All-Seeing
Al-Hakam = The Judge, The Ruler
Al-Lateef = The Subtle
Al-Khabeer = The Aware
Al-Haleem = The Clement
Al-‘Azeem = The Magnificent
Al-Ghafoor = The All-Forgiving
Ash-Shakoor = The Appreciative
Al-‘Aali = The Most High
Al-Akbar = The Greatest
Al-Hafeez = The Preserver
Al-Muqeet = The Maintainer
Ar-Rubb = The Sustainer
Al-Jaleel = The Sublime
Al-Kareem = The Generous,
Ar-Raqeeb = The Watchful
Al-Mujeeb = The Responsive
Al-Waase’ = The All-Embracing
Al-Hakeem = The Wise
Al-Wadud = The Loving
Al-Majeed = The Most Glorious
Ash-Shaheed = The Witness
Al-Haqq = The Truth
Al-Wakeel = The Guardian, The Defender
Al-Wali = The Protecting Friend
Al-Hameed = The Praiseworthy
Al-Badee’ = The Originator
Al-Hayyi = The Eternally Alive
Al-Qayyum = The Self-subsisting Sustainer
Al-Ahad = The One
As-Samad = The Unique
Al-Qadir = The Able
Al-Awwal = The One With No Beginning
Al-Akhir = The One With No Ending
Ar-Ra’uf = The Compassionate
Al-Muqsit = The Equitable
Al-‘Adil = The Just
Al-Qawi = The Most Strong
Al-Maalik = The Owner
Al-Ghani = The Self-Sufficient
An-Nur = The Universal Light
Al-Haadi = The Guide
Al-Baaqi = The Everlasting
Al-Mateen = The Firm
Al-Qahhaar = The Ultimate Decider, The Dominant
Al-Wahhaab = The Giver of Gifts