Al-Mu’min (The Remover of Fear)

The manifestation of which name of Allah makes you feel free from fears and worries of earthquake, fire, flood and destruction of your goods?

Al-Mu’min

This name has 4 meanings.

1st meaning: He makes His creatures be free from fears and makes them live in security.

2nd meaning: He gives His slaves the light of belief and makes them believers.

3rd meaning: Allah is trustworthy; He makes promises; He never breaks them.

4th meaning: His slaves are trustworthy; they are honest and reliable. 

1- He makes His creatures be free from fears and makes them live in security

Think of the worst event you have experienced. It may be a fear of earthquake, accident or death. Go to that moment imaginarily and try to feel that fear again in your heart. Now, think of this: What would you do if you had to live with that fear throughout your life? How difficult and unbearable would life be for you? 

Then, have we ever thanked for this feeling of security placed in our hearts?

Have we ever thought the manifestation of which name of Allah this state originates from? In accordance with the principle, "everything is known by its opposite", Allah deprives some people of this bounty so that people will notice this bounty. He removes the feeling of trust and security from them through some illnesses like panic attack and depression; that is, He does not become manifest in them with His name Mu'min so that we will notice this bounty and thank Allah by prostrating. 

When Allah becomes manifest in His slave with His name Mu'min, He places a feeling of security in his heart against fears and worries. If the manifestation of this name were to be removed from us for a moment, the world would be like Hell for us. Then, the feeling of security is a great bounty and a manifestation of Allah's name al-Mu'min. This name becomes manifest in human beings and they live in security thanks to this name; similarly, it becomes manifest in animals and they live securely with the manifestation of this name, too. We thank our Lord, who becomes manifest in us with His name Mu'min, who frees our hearts from fears and worries and who does not deprive us from this bounty.

2- He gives His slaves the light of belief and makes them believers

Allah is mumin. When He becomes manifest in his slave with this name, he ignites the light of belief in his heart. Every slave that believes in Allah is a mirror of this name. With the manifestation of this name, man is saved from worshipping fire, idols, the sun and other ephemeral beings; he knows his owner, possessor and sultan. Belief makes man into man, indeed, it makes man into a king. Belief has thousands of levels. The share of a water drop and a sea from the sun light is not the same; similarly, the manifestation of the name mumin in Hz. Abubakr and in us is not the same. What we need to do is to turn our imitative belief to investigative belief by meditating on the truths of belief a lot and to increase our share from the manifestation of this name.  

3- Allah is trustworthy; He makes promises; He never breaks them

Allah is mumin. That is, he is trustworthy; He keeps His promise. He never breaks His promise because breaking His promise does not fit His dignity. In this sense, Allah's promise can never be doubted. Since Allah is mumin, He will keep His promise. He promised Hell to sinners, and Paradise and His consent to believers. Then, what we need to do is to worship Him properly by depending on His promise.   

4- His slaves are trustworthy; they are honest and reliable

That human beings are reliable and that they keep their promises is a manifestation of this name. This name is manifest in the greatest level in our Prophet (pbuh) in this sense; he was given the name Muhammad al-Amin by the unanimity of his friends and enemies. What we need to do is to be equipped with the qualities of this name of Allah Almighty and to become believers who are honest and trustworthy; we also need to act in accordance with the following hadith:

“Adhere to honesty; never leave it. For, honesty leads to goodness. Goodness leads to Paradise. As a person tells the truth and searches what is true, he is registered as a truthful person in the eye of Allah. Avoid telling lies because lies lead to evil. Evil leads to hell. As a person tells lies, he is registered as a liar in the eye of Allah.”

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