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What does personal attributes mean? Is the name ar-Rahman an attribute of the self of Allah? Is it objectionable to give the name Rahman to children?

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Asked by truth exposed, 24 Dec '12 12:07 pm
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The attributes of the self of Allah are attributes that are peculiar to Allah and that are impossible to be present in any other being. Those attributes are also called sifat as-salbiya (attributes of negation) or sifat at-tanzihiyya. They are;
Wujud: Existence. The existence of Allah is a necessity of his personality; He is not in need of anybody else. He has no contrast.
Qidam: Pre-eternity; having no beginning.
Baqa: Having no ending; eternity.
Mukhalafatun lil-hawadith: Not resembling any beings that were created.
Wahdaniyyah: Being unique, only one, in His personality, attributes and deeds.
Qiyam bi nafsihi: His existence originates from nothing but Himself; He does not need anybody or anything to exist.
Essential attributes are; Hayah (life), Ilm (knowledge), Sam (hearing), Basar (seeing), Irada (will), Qudrah (Power), Kalam (Speech), Takwin (creating). Those attributes are pre-eternal, eternal and unique like the attributes of the self when they are used for Allah. ...more
Answered by aflatoon, 24 Dec '12 12:09 pm

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There r many rahmans,,, who has objected till date
Answered by dhanendra kumar jain, 24 Dec '12 12:22 pm

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