Ar Rahim – The Most Merciful

Rahim is a special name of Allah’s SWT. In terms of vocabulary it derives from “rahm” and “rahmah” and expresses the continuity of them. It means “most merciful.” (Elmalılı) Ibn Abbas says, “Rahman and Rahim have similar meanings. One of them means ‘having more rahmah (compassion)’ than the other.” (Ibn Kesir) The word ‘Allah’ indicates sovereignty, might and highness. Allah SWT mentions the Names Rahman and Rahim right after the Name Allah, which means His rahmah is above and more excellent than His wrath. (al Razi, Tafsir al-Kabir) It is…

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