The Giver of Peace

Exalted and Glorious

But Allah has endeared the faith to you and has beautified it in your hearts.  (49:7)

 He is Allah beside Whom none has the right to be worshiped but He, the King, the Holy, the One free from all defects, the Giver of security, the Watcher over His creatures, the All-Mighty, the Compeller, the Supreme. (59:23)

 For such He has written faith in their hearts and strengthened them with ruh (true guidance) from Himself.  (58:22)

 How should I fear those whom you associate in worship with Allah, though they can neither benefit nor harm, while you fear not that you have joined in worship with Allah things for which He ahs not sent down to you any authority.  So which of the two parties has more right to be in security?  If you but know.  It is those who believe in the Oneness of Allah and worship none but Him alone, and confuse not their belief with wrong.  For them only there is security and they are the guided. (6:81-82)

 Allah is the Bestower of Faith and the Giver of Peace. He who recites this Name 70 times after al-isha (night time) prayer will be secure from harm.

 Al-Mu’min is the One Who safeguards His friends from punishment, and the One who fulfills His promise to His worshippers.  So move toward His obedience so that you may be among His friends whom Allah describes as those who are not overtaken by fear nor do they sorrow.

From: “The Meanings of the Names of Our Lord”, by Shaykh Muhammad Sa’id al-Jamal ar-Rifa’i Head of the Higher Sufi Council in Jerusalem and the Holy Land Teacher at the Dome of the Rock (al-Aqsa)


 He is the illuminator of the light of faith in hearts.  He is the Comforter, the Protector of the ones who take refuge in Him.  Faith is the security that protects one from all dangers; therefore it is the greatest gift of Allah.  The absence of fear in the heart of the believer is commensurate with the degree of his faith.

 We all have enemies who continuously try to harm us, to disturb our peace, to lead us astray.  The worst of these enemies are our own egos and the accursed Devil.  The tyrants, the maligners, the enviers, come after them.  When one says “I take refuge in Allah,”  one takes refuge in the attribute of al-Mu’min.  He never refuses anyone who takes refuge in Him.  But to have faith in al-Mu’min, one first has to have faith! In Islam there are three degrees of faith.

1.Confirmation of our faith by our words so that others hear that we believe in Allah, in His prophet (pbuh), and in the truth of all that he said and did.

2.Confirmation by our acts: doing what is lawful and abstaining from what is unlawful.

3.Confirmation by our hearts: the firm belief, without any conditions or doubts, in the truth of the Prophet’s message.

 What is essential is faith in the heart. If that leaves, may Allah protect us, one enters the ranks of the nonbelievers.  Whoever confirms his faith with his words while his heart is not with Allah is a liar.  Whosoever goes as far as acting as if he had faith is a hypocrite.  But if a person is faithful at heart, and for some reason cannot declare it or cannot act upon his faith, he remains faithful.

 Watch your faith and your actions as a believer: that is the reflection of al-Mu’min.  Be the dependable one in whom others find security.  Be a person who does not deny help to those who take refuge with you, and you will have a taste of al-Mu’min, the Most Secure.

 ‘Abd al-Mu’min is the one who has been given refuge by Allah from all disasters, pain and punishment. The property, honor, and life of others is safe with and saved by the servant in whom the name al-Mu’min is manifested.

 If a person in whom the name of al-Mu’min is manifest calls on ya Mu’min 36 times and takes refuge in Him when he encounters hostility or danger, by the will of Allah he will be safe.

 From: The Name & the Named” , by Shaykh Tosun Bayrak al-Jerrahi al-Halveti