Relevance of the Name of Allah, Al-Mu’min

What is the relevance of the name of Allah, Al-Mu'min to us?

When we look at the issue of the effects of the belief in the Divine name Al-Mu'min, how is it relevant to us? How should it affect us? That Allah is the source, the true source of security. What that should do is that it should encourage the believer to face the trials that he or she is going to find in this life once they try to practice Islam and to convey it to others. This was the way of the Prophet (ﷺ). His way was to implement Islam in his life and to convey it to others. And he told us:

“Convey whatever you have learnt from me, even though it be a single verse of the Qur'an.” [1]

It is the duty of every Muslim to convey Islam to others. It does not mean pushing it down their throat, forcing them to believe, no! It means conveying them the message, letting them be aware of the message of Islam. And of course Allah tells us,

"Call to the way of your Lord with wisdom and fair preaching…" [2]

So, it should be done in a wise way, not just pushing thing in people’s faces, insisting, etc.,  but making the information available in a pleasant way. So if a person accepts that legacy, the legacy of the Prophet (ﷺ), to live Islam and to convey it to others, then he is going to find trials in this life. Difficulties are going to be there; he is going to run into all kinds of problems which come from forces that seek to prevent the spread of Islam, the spread of the truth. So he has to be patient now. This is the test. If he wants security, then he has to know Allah is the source of ultimate security. So he needs to be patient with these trials and Allah (سبحانهُ وتعالى) will find a way for him. As Allah (سبحانهُ وتعالى) said:

"…Whoever truly fears Him in their hearts, in their actions, in their lives, Allah will make a way out for them." [3]

That is the promise of Allah. That is the security that comes from Al Mu'min.


[1] [AlBukhari (3247),on the authority of Abdullah bin Amru]

[2] [Qur’an 16:125]

[3] [Qur’an 65:2]

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