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Allah

Allah اللّه

The Meaning of Allah

معنى اللّه ‏ُ

1- الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : اللّه‏ُ مَعْناهُ المَعْبُودُ الّذِي يَأْلَهُ فِيْهِ الْخَلْقُ وَيُؤْلَهُ إلَيْهِ ، وَاللّه‏ُ هُوَ المَسْتُورُ عَنْ دَرْكِ الأبْصَارِ ، المَحْجُوبُ عَنِ الأوْهَامِ وَالخَطَرَاتِ.

1- Imam Ali (a.s.) said, Allah means the worshipped one, by Whom people are bewildered, and to Whom they are submissive. Allah is the One veiled from the grasp of sights, and the One hidden from imagination and contemplation.[al-Tawhid, p. 89, no. 2]

2- الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) ـ في تفسير قوله : اللّه‏ ـ : هُوَ الّذي يَتَألَّهُ إليهِ عِندَ الحَوائِجِ وَ الشَّدائِدِ كُلُّ مَخلوقٍ عِندَ انقِطاعِ الرَّجاءِ مِن جَميعِ مَن هُوَ دونَهُ ، وتَقَطُّعِ الأسبابِ مِن كُلِّ مَن سِواهُ.

2- Imam Ali (a.s.) said, Allah is the greatest name from among the names of God, Mighty and Exalted, and it is the name that cannot be used to name anyone but Allah, and no creature has ever been named with it.[Ibid. p. 231, no. 5]

3- الإمامُ الباقرُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : اللّه‏ُ مَعْنَاهُ المَعْبُودُ الّذِي ألِهَ الخَلْقُ عَنْ دَرْكِ مَاهِيَّتِهِ والإحَاطَةِ بِكَيْفِيَّتِهِ.

3- Imam al-Baqir (a.s.) said, Allah means the One who is worshipped and by Whom people are too bewildered to comprehend His essence and to fathom His identity.[Ibid. p. 89, no. 2]

4- الإمامُ الكاظم (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) ـ في مَعنَى اللّه‏ ـ : اِستَولى عَلى ما دَقَّ وجَلَّ.

4- Imam al-Ridha (a.s.) said, In the name of Allah, Mighty and Exalted, is the attestation to His Lordship and His Oneness.[‘Uyun Akhbar ar-Ridha, v. 2, p. 93, no. 1]

5- الإمامُ الرِّضا (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : إنَّ في تَسمِيَةِ اللّه‏ِ عزّ وجلّ الإِقرارُ بِرُبوبِيَّتِهِ وتَوحيدِهِ .

5- Imam al-’Askari (a.s.) said, Allah is the One \to Whom every creature resorts when he is in need or in hardship, when there is no hope in anyone but Him.[Bihar al-Anwar, v. 3, p. 41, no. 16]