Al Fattah name of Allah means The Judge And Opener Who Distinguishes The Truth From Falsehood. The judge who judges between His servants with the truth and with justice, with His legislation and with His decree He is never unjust.
The one who opens the gates of mercy and provision and whatever is close to His servants, and who opens opens the eyes and hearts of His servants for them to see the truth.
The one who aids and grants victory to His believing servants and who distinguishes the truth from falsehood.
Al-Fattah in Arabic
Here is Al Fattah written in Arabic text
What Is The Meaning of Fattah?
Al Fattah means the One who judges between His servants and opens the doors of sustenance and mercy as well as the One who opens the hearts and minds of His servants to the truth.
This name also means the One who grants victory.
- This He can do Through His decree pertaining to His universal will, which relates to whatever He decides His slaves should experience and go through, such as good and harm and richness and poverty, all in accordance with His foreknowledge and wisdom.
- Through His religious decree, which consists in the laws He has sent down to His Messengers; and
- Through His decree pertaining to reward and punishment, whereby He grants His righteous servants victory over their enemies and judges among His slaves on the Day of Judgement.
Al Fattah Quran
This Name Al-Fattah does not occur in the Holy Qur’an in this form except for once:
Say: “Our Lord will gather us together and will in the end decide the matter between us (and you) in Truth and justice: and He is the One to decide (the matters), Who knows all.Saba 26
Al-Fattah, from the linguistic point of view, stands for the judge, who decides the matters of people, and passes his judgements between them in truth:
Our Lord! decide thou between us and our people in truth, for thou art the best to decide (the matters). (Al-A’raf 89)
When this Name is attributed to Allah Almighty, as one of His Good Characteristics, with which He describes Himself, He is, according to lbn Al-Athir, the One Who opens, by His Decision, the gates of sustenance and mercy to such of His servants as He pleases, as well as He opens the sights of His servants, to see the truth, and follow the paths of peace.
This good characteristic is related to both power and knowledge: with the help of Allah’s Power, everything that is close comes to be opened, and with the help of His Right Guidance, every difficulty that is problematic comes to be solved.
Of a surety, Allah Almighty, with His Perfect Knowledge, opens the hearts of the believers to accept faith, as well as He opens to the disobedient ones the gate of His Forgiveness.
Al Fattah Name of Allah Meaning In English
Al-Fattah is the One, Who opens, with His Decision, for his Prophets and devotees, the kingdoms and states, which He brings out of the hands of their enemies.
However, the relation which this Name AI-Fattah has with Allah’s Power is clearly manifest in His saying:
What Allah out of His Mercy doth bestow on mankind there is none can withhold: what He doth withhold, there is none can grant, apart from Him: and He is the Exalted in Power, Full of Wisdom. (Fatir 2)
Its relation with Allah’s Knowledge is shown also in His saying:
With Him are the keys of the Unseen, the treasures that none knoweth but He. He knoweth whatever there is on the earth and in the sea. Not a leaf doth fall but with His knowledge: there is not a grain in the darkness (or depths) of the earth, nor anything fresh or dry (green or withered), but is (inscribed) in a Record clear (to those who can read). (Al-An’am 59)
Al-Fattah then is the One Who opens with His Decision not only the gates of sustenance, but it is more right to say that He is the One Who opens with His Decision and Command the gates of all things:
It is He, Who opens to the learner the way to learn well; to the scientist and scholar the way to understand the truth; to the inventor the way to devise what is beneficial to mankind; to the fighter in the Cause of Allah the way to victory; and to the one put to distress the way out of difficulty, in order to be relieved.
Benefits of belief in this name include the following:
- Loving Allah and being attached to none but Him, for He is the One in whose Hand is the dominion of everything.
- Allah, Exalted be He, says, Whatever Allah grants to men or His mercy, there is none to withhold it. Being assured of Allah’s victory and support which He grants His righteous servants.
- Rejoicing that Allah has completed and perfected our religion and striving hard to strictly adhere to it.
- Relying on Allah, submitting our will completely to Him and entrusting all our affairs to Him, for He is the One who can grant victory to His righteous servants through His decree pertaining to His universal will, whereby He gives them all that is good and keep them away from harm.
- Fearing the day when we stand before Allah for the final judgement and avoiding wronging ourselves by disobeying Allah and wronging others.
How Does One Acquire The Good Manners Related To That Name?
One’s portion of that Name is that when he understands the fact that Allah Almighty Alone has the power to decide all the matters, and with such Decision He opens the doorways of all things, he then comes to adhere to Him wholeheartedly with sincere devotion, with nothing to divert himself from sticking to Him:
The more he is put to distress and difficulty, the more he is confidently sure of Allah’s relief to come.
It is out of good manners that one should deeply consider the significance of this Name, and try to understand the meaning of the good characteristic related to it.
In this way, he will get its blessing, and live under its umbrella: he should not be hasty to have his invocations and demands responded to by Allah Almighty, nor should he be disturbed by Allah’s Decrees against him.
On the contrary, he has to adorn himself with the ornament of patience and hope, depending upon the proverb that says:
Verily, constant patience acts as the master key of relief.
From amongst the good supplications by that Name, a mention might be made of the following one:
O Allah, the One Who decides all the matters, the All-Knowing, the One Who is completely free from all wants, the Most Generous and Honoured: open my heart (to faith) with Your Light (of Glory); bestow Your Mercy upon me, by (making me adhere to) obedience to You; screen me from disobedience to You; grant me the favour of (having) knowledge of You; make me, with the help of Your Power, independent from mine, with Your Knowledge from mine, with Your Will from mine, with Your Good Characteristics from mine!
We might further supplicate Allah with the following supplication:
O my God! You are the One Who decides all matters: You open, by Your Decision and Command, the gates of sustenance to Your servants, with the help of Your Generosity and Bounty, and provide them with Your Favours in abundance, therewith to open the hearts, and give them acquaintance of the deep mysteries of (a portion of) the unseen.
It is You Who open the gates of the sky by accepting the invocations: so, open to us the gates of Your Mercy, and instruct us in that which we do not know, pertaining to the secrets of both body and spirit: You are the One (in Whose hand are) the treasures (of all things), and Decisions, and You have power over all things: and Allah’s Blessing and Peace be upon Muhammad, his family and companions.
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