Pearl of Wisdom
'The most dreadful thing I fear for my community is the splendour and abundance of worldly possessions.
Prophet Muhammad al-Mustafa [sawa]
Tafsir al-Tabari, v. 13, part. 25, p. 30
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"He is Allah, the Creator, the Evolver, the Bestower of Forms (or Colours)." (Qur'an, 59:24).
"Al-Khaliq" is derived from khalq, creating. Allah, al-Khaliq, the Creator, is the One Who brings things into existence after their non-existence, Who invents and innovates without a prior model.
Some scholars say that al- Khaliq is the One Who creates things out of naught then bestows upon them their characteristics of movement and other qualities. Others say that He is the One, Who invents whatever the eyes can see, Who perfects their creation.
Still others say that He is the One Who determined the measure of all things when they were enshrouded by void, perfecting them by His bounties and goodness, bringing them into existence according to His will, desire and wisdom. Anyone who thinks that there is anyone else besides Him who creates is indeed one who commits kufr, apostasy, blasphemy, disbelief. Allah Almighty has said the following:
... The Creator of everything; therefore, worship Him. (6:102)... is there any creator besides Allah...? (35:3) Yea, indeed! For He is the Supreme Creator, of (infinite) skill and knowledge. (36:81) ... so blessed is Allah, the best of creators. (23:14)
Is it not His to create and to govern? Blessed is Allah, the Cherisher and Sustainer of the worlds. (7:54)
Ibn `Abbas is reported as saying that whenever the Messenger of Allah looked in the mirror, he would say,
"Praise to Allah Who has made both my creation and my manners good, Who beautified in me what He has not done in others."
According to a narration by our master Imam `Ali ibn Abu Talib, the Messenger of Allah used to say the following whenever he looked in the mirror,
"Praise is due to Allah! Lord! Just as You have made my form good, I implore You to make my manners, too, good."
He who repeats this name at night, Allah will appoint an angel for his security and protection till the Day of Judgment. The reward for this angel’s actions will be given to that person