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82 - الرَءُوۡفُ

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The Kind, the Tenderly Merciful and Consoling




Imam Zajaj RA says: ra'fah and rahmah is the same thing, but according to some there is some difference. Ra'fah is the next level of kindness. If someone is Raheem, it will be said that "he is Raheem" but if his rahmah increases beyond that then he will be referred to as "Rauf".


In the Qur'an


The name "Ar-Rauf" is mentioned ten times in the Qur'an.


إِنَّ رَبَّكُمْ لَرَءُوفٌ رَحِيمٌ


1. "Indeed, your Lord is Kind and Merciful."


إِنَّ اللَّهَ بِالنَّاسِ لَرَءُوفٌ رَحِيمٌ


2. "Allah is full of gentleness and mercy to mankind."


وَ اِنَّ اللّٰہَ بِکُمۡ لَرَءُوۡفٌ رَّحِیۡمٌ


3. "And indeed, Allah is to you Kind and Merciful."


4. It is from the gentleness amd mercy of Allah that he does not let any deed go to waste. In Surah Baqarah Allah says:

"And Allah will never leave your faith to waste. Allah is full of gentleness and mercy to mankind."


5. "The Day is approaching when every soul shall find itself confronted with whatever good it has done and whatever evil it has wrought. It will then wish there is a wide space between it and the Day! Allah warns you to beware of Him; He is most tender towards His servants." [3:30]


6. "He it is Who sends down Clear Signs to His servant so as to bring you out from darkness into light. Surely Allah is Most Kind and Most Compassionate to you." [57:9]


7. "Allah relented towards them. Surely to them He is the Most Tender, the Most Merciful." [9:117]


8. "and they carry your loads to many a place which you would be unable to reach without much hardship. Surely your Lord is Intensely Loving, Most Merciful." [16:7]




 • One who wants to develop a relationship with this name should narrate the blessings and favours of Ar-Ra'uf and should also remember them in his heart and express his gratitude.

 • One should be gentle and kind with his subordinates and affiliates so that he gets a share from this name. He should also make du'a that: O Ra'uf and Raheem take away the hardness of my heart and soften it.

 • One should keep making this du'a:

یا رَءُوْفُ اُرْؤُفْ بِي

"O kind! Please deal with me kindly. " 


We should always make du'a to Allah ta’ala whenever we face a problem. If someone's parents or boss is kindhearted then his subordinates do not hesitate in asking for anything, similarly our lord Allah ta'ala's name is Ar-Ra'uf therefore all of His creation whether they are sinner or pious do not hesitate in asking anything from Him.



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