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AL-MUHAYMIN [The Overseer, Preserver of Safety]

Al-Muhaymin - 99 names of Allah

Root Word

Muhaymin comes from the root haa-meem-noon. It points to three main meanings:

  • To oversee, protect, and guard

  • To witness

  • To determine the truth

Al-Muhaymin Meaning

Al-Muhaymin means the one who has complete guardianship, complete ownership, sole ownership - a quality of the one in complete control. Supreme. Everlasting, and trustworthy till eternity.

Al-Muhaymin is the One who watches over, protects, encompasses, and judges us with truth.

Allahﷻ, with ultimate, supreme, eternal authority, and control over everything, and the only guardian, brings trust that cannot be experienced with the creation. It is only the creator, you can trust.

Reflection; Al-Muhaymin

Protection! Have you ever wondered that protection is not just from the outside; the world, people, and things - it, more importantly, is from the inside?

The protection is of the inside; our hearts, our iman(faith) - which reflects on the outside - our actions, how we respond to things, and what our stance is in a certain situation.

What is protection from what can be seen, it gives me chills thinking about the things that we cannot see. The things that are beyond our intellect, beyond our sight, hearing, and our comprehension. SubhanAllah.

Be it things, or be it your desires, your nafs, the protection that we need is of our inside - and there is no other being who can see what is beyond human comprehension.

My heart and my whole existence submit to Allahﷻ, Al-Muhaymin, when I bring His attribute Al-Muhaymin into my consciousness. I cannot imagine the things He has been saving me from.

We can see the appearance of people, but Allahﷻ sees the intentions. We can only hear the words, but Allahﷻ hears what lies in the heart - it is important for us to seek the protection of Al-Muhaymin from the things that are not good for us, and from the people who have ulterior motives.

As much as we need to seek the protection of Allahﷻ from the things outside, it’s crucial to seek protection from our own nafs - for it has no bounds, and evil comes easier than good.

Our inside and outside circumstances collectively contribute to the stress and worry we face in life - sometimes from people, sometimes from things. Sometimes from the situations that are not in our control, and sometimes from the things that are in our control, yet we fail - this is the point of submission to Allahﷻ, Al-Muhaymin - knowing your capability and worth.

He is Allahﷻ, other than whom there is no deity, the Sovereign, the Pure, The Perfection, the Bestower of Faith, the Overseer. [Quran, 59:23]

Incorporate Al-Muhaymin into your life

The best way to overcome hard times in your life, incorporate Al-Muhaymin into your life.

Be God-Conscious

The Prophetﷺ said: Be mindful of Allahﷻ and Allahﷻ will protect you. [at Tirmidhee]

Allahﷻ sees all things, both good and evil. We should be mindful of Him and stay away from sins, as He is always watching over us. He will protect us from harm if we are obedient to Him.

Have faith in the plan of Allahﷻ(Tawakkul)

Accept Allah'sﷻ decree, even if it doesn't seem good at first. He knows best and everything is part of His plan. Strengthen your faith and be content with His will. This will bring you true peace.

Ask Allahﷻ, Al-Muhaymin

Know this in your heart that there is no other than Allahﷻ, Al-Muhaymin, to provide you with anything you need. He is the source of everything, the creator of everything that exists and that does not even exist. He is capable of creating things from nothing.

From the peace of the heart to the worldly things, all come from Him alone.

Consciously accept your incapability and submit to the capability of Allahﷻ.

Seek protection of the heart

The Prophetﷺ said: There is a piece of flesh in the body if it becomes good (reformed) the whole body becomes good but if it gets spoilt the whole body gets spoilt and that is the heart. [Al-Bukhari]

When you go in front of Allahﷻ, in prayer, or through prayer, it is your heart you go with, it is your heart that Allahﷻ sees.

We give the least importance to what we feed our hearts with.

Bring your heart consciously to Allahﷻ. Pick and choose things that bring your heart closer to Allahﷻ, and that KEEP YOUR HEART CLEAN - make a list even if it’s necessary.

The biggest gift you can give yourself is an effort to cure your heart.

May Allahﷻ protect us from the evil, and diseases of the heart. May Allahﷻ help us in cleansing our hearts, and our actions for the sake of Allahﷻ alone. Ameen.


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