Lecture 8: The Names of Completeness and the Name Allah (SWT)

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99 Names of Allah (Asma’ Al-Husna) Series by Dr Gasser Hathout

Lecture 8: The Names of Completeness and the Name Allah (SWT).
This lecture takes some examples of the Names of Completeness and perfection, and then moves to the interesting discussion of the name Allah (SWT), and whether this is equivalent to the word God.

This lecture series introduces the viewer to the Divine Names, or al-Asma’ Al-Husna, of Allah SWT, as a springboard for further study.  It has two components: an “intellectual” component, and a “spiritual” component. The intellectual component tackles the foundational questions of how we know that here are Divine Names, how do we know how many they are, and where does the list of names (that perhaps hangs on our wall at home) come from?  The spiritual component then explores the possible purpose behind the Divine Names, and introduces the viewer to the classification scheme posited by some of the scholars, and then takes some examples of Divine Names from each category of the classification to explore their spirituality and beauty.  Along the way, nuances of the Arabic structure are explored, as well as the differences between similar names, and what those differences may imply.


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Lecture 8: The Names of Completeness and the Name Allah (SWT)

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1. If Allah cannot be seen then how can He manifest as implied by the name Az-Dhaahir?

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2. Why does the lecturer lean towards the idea that the name Allah is not derived from Aliha / Ilah?

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3. Why should we strive to use Allah as opposed to God while there are differing views about Allah and God being the same?

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  Topics: Allah  Channel: 99 Name Of Allah

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