Al Wahhab name of Allah means The Bestower, the one who bestows His bounties universally and perpetually, giving them freely for no compensation, the one who gives His bounties throughout the ages to all the inhabitants of the heavens and the earth.
The one who alone grants health, wellbeing, and strength, the one who grants guidance, guidance, successful attainment of what is correct (tawfeek), and firmness upon His religion to the believers.
What is the Meaning of Al Wahhab?
Al-Wahhaab The Ever Giving, this name means the One who is so generous that He does not expect anything in return for His countless gifts.
These innumerable gifts include guiding mankind to His true religion, providing them with wealth and offspring, healing them of their diseases and protecting them from harm.
This is one of Allah’s Most Beautiful Names and Characteristics, for it is He, Who always grants His Favours and Graces to such of His servants as He pleases, each according to what his deed leads him to deserve.
It is true that one could not grant but what is in his possession, and once he grants it, it moves to the ownership of the grantee: granting bounties without measure is characteristic only of Allah Almighty, to Whose dominion all things belong, of which He grants with no measure to whomever He pleases.
And even though whatever is granted still remains in His Possession.
Al-Wahhab (the Grantor of Bounties without measure), According to some learnt men, is He, Who always gives with no mediators nor reasons for that, out of His overall Generosity, all-embracing Bounty and all-extending Kindness and Mercy.
He has all the treasures of both the heavens and the earth, Whose Mercy and Favours He pours over His servants.
His hands are always stretched (to give His servants whatever they want).
He grants offspring to him who is barren with no hope of having even a single child, and health to the sick and ill one, and power to the weak among His servants, and right guidance to him who is in error, and sound judgement and beneficial knowledge to such of His slaves as He likes and wills.
To Allah belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth. He creates what He wills (and plans). He bestows (children) male or female according to His Will (and Plan), Or He bestows both males and females, and He leaves barren whom He will: for He is full of Knowledge and Power. Surah Ash-Shura verses 49 and 50
Al-Wahhab (the Grantor of Bounties without measure) then is the One, Who always gives His servants whatever they ask for, with no purpose nor interest nor benefit He expects from them.
For this reason, one should not ask but Allah Almighty, nor should he take shelter but to Allah Almighty, for it is He Alone, Who gives with no hope for any reward from them.
One should not expect good but from Him, the Bestower of Favours; and whoever calls to remembrance the Name of “Al-Wahhab”, Allah Almighty opens to him all gates of goodness, and gives him from sources which he never expects.
Al Wahhab In Quran
The Name Al-Wahhab (the Grantor of Bounties without measure) occurs three times in the Holy Qur’an, as shown in Allah’s saying:
Our Lord!” (they say), “let not our hearts deviate now after Thou hast guided us, but grant us mercy from Thine own Presence; for Thou art the Grantor of bounties without measure.Al Imran 8
Or have they the Treasures of the Mercy of thy Lord, the Exalted in Power, the Grantor of Bounties without measure?Surah Sad 9
O my Lord! forgive me, and grant me a Kingdom which, (it may be), suits not another after me: for Thou are the Grantor of Bounties (without measure).
Al Wahhab Name of Allah Benefits
- Loving Allah, Glorified and Sublime be He, sincerely worshipping Him, for He is the One who has provided as with everything, including guidance, sustenance, health, offspring, wealth and tranquility.
- Thanking Allah for His immense gifts and numerous blessings, attributing these gifts to Him alone, using them in ways that are pleasing to Him by showing obedience to Him and guiding His slaves to His religion.
- Retaining the blessings of Allah and trying hard not to do things that may otherwise deprive an of them, particularly the blessing of having been guided to Islam and strict adherence to it.
- Invoking Allah by this name and asking Him to grant us all the good of this world and of the hereafter. Acquiring this beautiful quality and using it when dealing with others as much as possible.
A servant could hardly be a grantor of bounty, whatsoever generous and bounteous he might be.
And that is because, as we mentioned earlier, one could not grant but what is in his possession, and all that people have is not really in their possession, for all things in the end belong to the ownership of Allah, with none to share Him in this matter; and the people are appointed by Allah as no more than trustees to dispose of them in the very way and manner He sets for them.
On the other hand, whatever generous and bounteous one might be, and whatever gifts and charity he gives to others, there is, to be sure, a reason for that, even though it is hidden.
Concerning the faithful believer, the reason why he gives in charity out of what Allah has granted him is to get His reward in the hereafter in abundance, as promised on the tongue of Muhammad, His Messenger “Peace be upon him”, unlike Allah Almighty, Who grants favours, bounties and graces without measure for no reason, be it public or hidden: neither does He hope for reward, nor does He fear punishment.
How does one acquire the good manners related to that Name?
But, does this mean man should not then give in charity, and spend out of what Allah has granted him?
Of course it does not mean so. One should have his lot of this noble meritorious characteristic: he should respond to Allah’s Command to spend for His Sake out of the good things, of which he is entrusted to dispose.
That’s because he is to receive Allah’s Favour upon him with gratefulness and gratitude; and it is out of gratitude to give of what Allah grants him to the needy indigent and poor ones among Allah’s servants.
It is narrated that Abdullah Ibn Ja’far used to give in charity so much out of what Allah granted him: never did something reach him but that he would spend it, therewith to keep good relations with his kith and kin, his companions and friends.
He was blamed for what he did, which was, according to those who blamed him, a kind of extravagance, thereupon he said to them:
No doubt, I’ve been accustomed to (see) something from Allah Almighty, and He, in return, has been accustomed to (see) something from me: He used to grant bounties to me without measure, and I used to give His servants (as much as is within my capacity).
If then I desist from my habit with Him, I am afraid He would desist from His habit with me.
It is well-known that Abu Bakr As-Siddiq spent all of his property in the Cause of Allah; and when the Messenger of Allah “Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him” asked him:
What has you left for your family?” he said to him: I’ve left for them the (love of) Allah and His Messenger.
It is relevant in this respect to recite Allah’s saying:
O Lord! let not our hearts deviate now after Thou hast guided us, but grant us mercy from Thine own Presence; for Thou art the Granter of bounties without measure. (Al Imran 8)
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