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As-Salam Meaning [The Perfection and Giver of Peace]


As Salam Meaning
As Salam Meaning

Root Word

Salaam comes from the root word seen-laam-meem, which points to three main meanings.

  • To be peaceful, content, and tranquil.

  • To be free from imperfections.

  • To be safe, secure, and well.


As Salam Meaning

As Salam meaning is that Allah is the giver or source of all the peace, and He is free of all imperfections, in everything. He is perfect in His power, glory, mercy, love, kindness, justice, and every attribute of Him. Speaking of another meaning coming from it, Allah is independent of everything, which is ultimate contentment and safety in itself.


Allah lacks in nothing and is free of all deficiencies. No other thing or creation is itself whole or complete, but Allah alone is whole and complete. The essence of safety is that all the creation is safe from any kind of injustice from Allah. He is the most exalted and the most knowledgeable.


In Surah Hashr, Allah has used His attributes Al-Quddus, and As-Salaam:


“He is Allah, other than whom there is no deity, the Sovereign, the Pure, The Perfection. [Quran, 59:23].”

The only thing perfect is the one that is sacred and pure of any imperfection. SubhanAllah.

Reflection

Till now, what has been our biggest struggle? Peace? Sakoon! How many times have you felt like you lack something, even while having everything you want, there still is something missing.


Peace is a perspective as much as it is a feeling. Peace is not only in things with a huge magnitude, or in things that can be possessed or touched. It’s about correcting your measuring scale, and standards.


What is peace?

If there is one thing you need to know about peace, it never has made a home in temporary things!


Trust me the places I have been in search of peace, the people I have turned to just to find peace, and the things I have clung to in search of peace are uncountable. The more we run behind things, the more they hurt us - and there is nothing wrong when you are hurt by the temporary - because the thing to realize is that, when something is not complete, perfect, or is temporary, it can never be the source of peace, happiness, or anything.


Peace is something that cannot be taken away from you. Peace is a sense of assurance and security. Peace is more of a feeling that comes from within and not from things outside.


Peace is Patience

It does not matter what the situation is, what your heart says, and the mind repeats, knowing that Allah is going to reward you in the best way for your patience and composure, is peace.


No disaster strikes except by permission of Allāh. And whoever believes in Allāh - He will guide his heart. And Allāh is Knowing of all things. [Quran, 64:11]

Peace is Tawakkul (Reliance on Allah)

How many times have you felt like falling apart, feeling that this very moment of fear or pain will be the last, yet you close your eyes, and your heart calls out to Allah? Sometimes you know it, and sometimes without even knowing, you have that sense, even if nothing will work out, something will. That is peace!


And rely upon Allah, if you should be believers. [Quran, 5:23]

Having faith in Allah when the worst of the time hits!


Indeed, Allah loves those who rely [upon Him]. [Quran, 3:159]

Peace is the remembrance of Allah

The remembrance of Allah is peace. We get worried when we forget that Allah is always there, and He knows, and He plans the best, and His timing is the most perfect, and He loves His creation.


Continuous remembrance of Allah through Prophetic dua is really helpful in reminding us that we are not alone.


Whenever the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) concluded his prayer, he would beg forgiveness from Allah thrice and then would recite:


أَسْتَغْفِرُ اللّٰهَ‎ أَسْتَغْفِرُ اللّٰهَ‎ أَسْتَغْفِرُ اللّٰهَ‎ ,‎ اللَّهُمَّ أَنْتَ السَّلاَمُ وَمِنْكَ السَّلاَمُ تَبَارَكْتَ ذَا الْجَلاَلِ وَالإِكْرَامِ
O Allah, You are As-Salam(peace), From You is all peace, blessed are You O Possessor of majesty and honor [Hinul Muslim]

Peace is faith

Peace is the faith that I put in ALLAH the moment I wake up, as I know that HE is the only one going to be with me throughout the day, helping me, guiding me, and watching out for me. Peace is leaving everything in Allah’s mighty power and glory when I lay down to sleep - knowing that I AM ALL COVERED, PROTECTED, AND GUIDED by Allah Subhana Wa Ta’ala.


The peace we lack and we continuously look for is from association with Allah subhana wa ta’ala. The moment you place your trust in Allah alone, and you disassociate your expectations of peace in things, and people, you find peace. SubhanAllah


Look in the right places

You will not find peace hidden somewhere in someone or something.


The problem is not that we are unable to find peace, the problem is that we are looking for it in all the wrong places there can be. Peace is something that comes from and resides within. It is a feeling, it comes in various forms you may not even know.


May Allah guide us to His path, and bless us with His divine love, and mercy. Amen!


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