A Glimpse into The Names of Allāh “al-Awwal” & “al-Ākhir”

al-Awwal (ٱلأَوَّلُ) & al-Ākhir (ٱلْآخِرُ) are 2 out of the 99 Names of Allāh.

al-Awwal = The First
al-Ākhir = The Last

The meanings of these 2 names of Allāh denotes that Allāh is The Ever-Living, The Ever-Lasting, nothing came before Him meaning Hes always been, & He will be the last of existence.

In The Noble Qurʼān, Sūrah al-Ḥadīd states:

هُوَ ٱلۡأَوَّلُ وَٱلۡأٓخِرُ وَٱلظَّٰهِرُ وَٱلۡبَاطِنُۖ وَهُوَ بِكُلِّ شَيۡءٍ عَلِيمٌ
“He is the First and the Last, the Ascendant and the Intimate, and He is, of all things, Knowing.”
– Sūrah al-Ḥadīd, ʾĀyah 3

Sūrah ar-Raḥmān states:

كُلُّ مَنۡ عَلَيۡهَا فَانٖ وَيَبۡقَىٰ وَجۡهُ رَبِّكَ ذُو ٱلۡجَلَٰلِ وَٱلۡإِكۡرَامِ
“Everyone upon the earth will perish, And there will remain the Face of your Lord, Owner of Majesty and Honor.”
– Sūrah ar-Raḥmān, ʾĀyāt 26-27

All praise is due to Allāh. ٱلْحَمْدُ لِلَّٰهِ

Ṣafīullāh Labīb ibn Salīm ʿAbd al-Malik
22nd of Dhū al-Hijjah 1442 – 1st of August 2021

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