Al-Hafeedh, One of Allah’s Beautiful Names

Kasım 20, 2006

Another one of His beautiful Names is the All-Heedful and All-Protecting (Al-Hafeedh). This encompasses two matters. First, He is Heedful of all the actions that humans perform by His Knowledge, recording and ordering His noble recorders to record all that humans do. Second, He protects His slaves from all kinds of hardship and evil. More particular than that is His special protection for those slaves who guard and enact what He has commanded and protect themselves for Him in secret by preserving their Faith from any shortcoming or fault. He protects them and guards them from any slip or mistake. He protects for them their religion and worldly life. Allah’s Messenger (sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam) said:

“Guard Allah(‘s Commands) and He will guard and protect you.” [Ahmad, At-Tirmidhi, al-Haakim. Al-Albaani has declared it Sahih in Sahih al-Jami` as-Sagheer #7957]

That is, guard His Commands by fulfilling them, guard His prohibitions by avoiding what He has prohibited, guard the limits He has set by not exceeding them, then Allah will guard and protect you in your religion and worldly affairs.

Shaykh Abdur Rahmaan Naasir Al-Sa`di