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67 - الصَّمَدُ

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الصَّمَدُ is translated as The Satisfier of All Needs and The Eternal. 



It is defined as The One Who we turn to for all our needs and One Who satisfies all the needs of the creation of this world and the Aakhirah. He is sufficient for all of creation and He is self-sufficient. We need Him and He does not need anyone. 


Another definition is that He does not need nourishment and He is Baaqee (Eternal) and we are temporary.


Another way to understand it according to a commentator is that الصَّمَدُ is a comprehensive collection of all His traits. 


Some Scholars say this name is the Ism A’dham. 


In the Qur’an

It is mentioned only once in Surah Ikhlaas,

 اللَّهُ الصَّمَدُ - Allah is the Self-Sufficient (independent of all, while all are dependent on Him);


A man heard another man reciting Qul Huwa Allaahu Ahad and repeating it. The next morning he came to the Messenger of Allah sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam and told him about that. The man thought that it was too little, but the Messenger of Allah sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam said: “By the One in Whose hand is my soul, it is equivalent to one-third of the Qur’an.” [Bukhari]



To connect to this name we should know He is The One Who can satisfy all our needs and so we should have all our hopes in Allah ta’ala and not in others. 



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