Today we have been focusing on Allah’s Name: Al-Kareem ~ The Bountiful, The Most Generous.
You can download today’s worksheet for this Name HERE.
Explanation from “The Explanation of the Beautiful and Perfect Names of Allah” by Shaykh Sa’dee:
Ar-Rahmaan (The Most Beneficent), ar-Raheem (the Most Merciful), al-Barr (The Generous), al-Kareem (the Kind), al-Jawwaad (The Bestower of Good), ar-Ra`oof (the Kind), al-Wahhaab (The Bestower)
All of these Names are close in meaning and all of them point to describing the Lord with Mercy, Generosity, Kindness, and to the great expanse of His Mercy and Generosity that encompasses all that is existence being granted in accordance to what His Wisdom dictates.
The believers have been specifically singled out for this and they are granted a goodly and the best portion of this as Allaah said:
“My Mercy encompasses all things and I shall decree it for those who have taqwaa.” (7:156)
So the blessings and the good are all from the effects of His Mercy, Generosity and Kindness just as all the goodness in this world and in the Hereafter is from the effects of His Mercy.
“‘Verily, we used to invoke Him Alone before. Verily He is the Generous, the Most Merciful.” (52:28)
“O man! What has made you careless concerning your Lord, the Kind.” (82:6)
“And had it not been for the Grace of Allaah and His Mercy on you, (Allaah would have hastened the Punishment). And that Allaah is the Kind, the Most Merciful.” (24:20)
“(They say): Our Lord, let not our hearts deviate after You have guided us and grant us Mercy from You. Truly you are the Bestower.” (3:8)