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48 - الْبَاعِثُ

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الْبَاعِثُ is translated as The Awakener and The Resurrector.



It is specific to the resurrection on the Day of Judgment. It comes from the root word بعث and is used to mean “To descend” and “To raise”. In the Qur’an Allah ta’ala says He sent Prophets and the same root word is used. Some Scholars say Allah ta’ala is بَاعِث as He has sent us Ambiyaa with commands. Some say He is بَاعِث  as He sends Rizq.  


Most Scholars have taken the meaning of resurrection from the graves as mentioned in Surah Hajj: 


وَأَنَّ السَّاعَةَ آتِيَةٌ لَا رَيْبَ فِيهَا وَأَنَّ اللَّهَ يَبْعَثُ مَنْ فِي الْقُبُورِ

and this is a proof that the Hour of Doom is sure to come - there is no doubt about it; and that Allah will raise up those who are in the graves. [Surah Hajj: 7]


In the Qur’an

It is mentioned as a verb in different ways in the Qur’an so in some books of Asmaa ul Husnaa this name is not found as some regard it as a name and some don’t. 


There were people in the time of Prophet sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam and are even now who denied resurrection, questioning how Allah ta’ala brings back to life a body which has decayed. Allah ta’ala has given many examples in the Qur’an how He made us the first time and how He can bring us back to life after death.


Even Ibraheem AS also asked Allah ta’ala regarding this and this is mentioned in verse 260 of Surah Baqarah. 


His question was not a rejection as Ibrahim AS was a firm believer in Tawheed and in the resurrection after death. He was Khaleelullaah and he had Imaan-e-kaamil and Yaqeen-e-kaamil. He posed this question to Allah ta’ala merely to have an eye witness account (Mushaahadah) of Allah ta’ala’s ability to resurrect. 


Allah ta’ala instructed him to find four birds, tame them, then cut them into pieces. These pieces were to be placed on several hills. Once this was done, he was to call them. This he did, and (instead of flying) they all came running to him, as a display of Allah ta’ala’s power. 


Allah ta’ala says He cannot only bring us back to life after death but it will be with every detail as well, including the “tips of the fingers.” 


بَلَىٰ قَادِرِينَ عَلَىٰ أَنْ نُسَوِّيَ بَنَانَهُ 

Why not? We are able to put together, in perfect order, the very tips of his fingers. [Surah Qiyaamah: 4]


Interestingly we now know that every human being has different finger prints and this is a widely understood and accepted fact. Allah ta’ala chose to mention fingertips to say I can recreate everything including your fingertips so there will be no doubt as to who the person is. 



To realise with certainty that Allah ta’ala can resurrect and now with science it’s not that hard to believe i.e. it is scientifically possible to clone from some hair or cells. 


Death is inevitable even with all the protection we ask Allah ta’ala for  and so we should have Yaqeen that I will be brought back to life after death and to ask yourself if you are ready to face Him. This will lead to preparing for the Aakhirah. Allah ta’ala give us Tawfeeq to prepare for it, Aameen.



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