Al-Rahman, Al-Raheem: The Dynamic Pair of Names


Here we come to a crucial element of the Qur’an: the significance of these two names, Al-Rahman — The Almighty — and Al-Raheem — The All-Merciful, two names that are in a sense opposite in meaning, but dynamically interrelated in the context of the One who alone fits these names altogether, Allah. Continue reading


The Name Allah and its Structural Magnificence


One of the controversial points regarding Islam these days is the name Allah. Perhaps one could say, not that “there is more than meets the eye,” but that “there is more *in* what meets the eye.” Continue reading