Friday, February 17, 2012

Allah is Near | Contemplative Quranic Verse and Hadith on the Nearness of the Divine





fa-innee qareebun
Truly, I Am Near.
- The Quran, 2:186


inna Rabbaka ahata bin nas
Surely your Lord encompasses mankind.
- The Quran, 17:60


wa nahnu aqrabu ilayhi min habli al wareed
We are nearer to him than his jugular vein. 
- The Quran, 50: 16


May the seeker who seeks Me know that, "I Am Near". I answer the call of the supplicant when he calls upon Me. So let them respond to Me [by obedience] and believe in Me that they may be guided. - The Quran 2:186


Allah's Messenger (sal-allahu-alleihi- wasallam) transmitted that Allah, the Exalted and Glorious, states:
I am near to the thought of My servant as he thinks about Me, and I am with him as he remembers Me. And if he remembers Me in his heart, I also remember him in My Heart, and if he remembers Me in assembly I remember him in assembly, better than his (remembrance) , and if he draws near Me by the span of a palm, I draw near him by the cubit, and if he draws near Me by the cubit I draw near him by the space (covered by) two hands. And if he walks towards Me, I rush towards him. 
- Reported by Abu Huraira, Hadith of Muslim : Book 35 Kitab Al-Dhikr, 6471


Allah's Messenger (sal-allahu-alleihi-wasallam) transmitted that Allah, the Exalted and Glorious, states:
He who comes with goodness, there are in store for him ten like those and even more than those: 'And he who comes with vice, ' it is only for that he is called to account. I even forgive him (as I like) and he who draws close to Me by the span of a palm I draw close to him by the cubit, and he who draws close to Me by the cubit I draw close to him by the space (covered) by two hands, and he who walks towards Me I rush towards him, and he who meets Me in the state that his sins fill the earth, but not associating anything with Me, I would meet Him with the same (vastness) of pardon (on My behalf).
- Reported by Abu Dharr, Hadith of Muslim : Book 35 Kitab Al-Dhikr, 6499
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