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Day 18: Al-Fattaah ,The Opener, The Judge
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Ramadan Day 18: Resetting our Soul
* Allah سُبْحَٰنَهُۥ وَتَعَٰلَىٰ is Al-Fattah (in Arabic: ٱلْفَتَّاحُ), meaning the opener, the revealer, and the granter of success.
* He opens or locks His doors of mercy to whom He pleases.
* Through His guidance, whatever is unclear becomes clear. Allah سُبْحَٰنَهُۥ وَتَعَٰلَىٰ has the best judgment and holds the keys to victory and success.
* From the root fa-ta-ha (ف ت ح), which means to open. It has the following classical Arabic connotations: to open, unlock, unfold, to make victorious, to reveal, inform, explain, make clear, to judge, to decide, to grant, and to permit.
* There has multiple meanings associated with this name.
* In Arabic, fath (فتح) means to open, and Al-Fattah (ٱلْفَتَّاحُ) is The Opener.
* This name takes on a perpetual form that is ever-lasting.
* He is the one that is always doing this again and again. Now, what is implied by the opening? What is that He opens?
* As we covered in the last name, Allah سُبْحَٰنَهُۥ وَتَعَٰلَىٰ holds the key to our sustenance (Ar-Razzaq), so naturally, He is considered the opener to provisions.
* He is also the one who opens the door of mercy. We also know during the month of Ramadan, the gates of mercy are opened, and the gates of Hell are locked and the devils are chained.
* It can also mean providing guidance to one who is lost, revealing the unseen, a path untrodden.
* Sometimes we see things as impossible. Our minds were unable to see it in a different light.
* But that is until Allah سُبْحَٰنَهُۥ وَتَعَٰلَىٰ, in all His glory, clears our minds and opens the possibility for us.
* We are blinded and unable to see, i.e., until He reveals. So, we learn that Al-Fattah is the one who makes what seemed once impossible possible.
* Allah سُبْحَٰنَهُۥ وَتَعَٰلَىٰ also opens the doors to His tests for both the believers and those who don’t believe.
* He may open access to fame, wealth, or power just to see how we respond.
* For others, He may take it
* By being vulnerable to oneself, by opening up towards Allah سُبْحَٰنَهُۥ وَتَعَٰلَىٰ you give yourself the opportunity for Allah سُبْحَٰنَهُۥ وَتَعَٰلَىٰ to open His doors of mercy for you.
* From this name, we further recognize that Allah سُبْحَٰنَهُۥ وَتَعَٰلَىٰ is the only one we need to rely upon.
* Whatever it is we need access to, Al-Fattah is the one who can open it for us.
* Man should yearn to reach a point where the locks to the divine mysteries are opened by his speech, and where he might facilitate by his knowledge what creatures find difficult in religious and wordly affairs.
* Being relentless in figuring out the answers in whatever specialty and then sharing this knowledge with others.
* Kick down the doors and let people in. Share the knowledge and experiences of your life with others — the good and the bad, as both are equally instructive.
How we call upon Al-Fattaah ,The Opener, The Judge
* O Allah, Al-Fattaah, we know that You open to us every closed gate according to Your wisdom.
* Ya Fattaho,Ya Allah! Open our hearts to your Ibadah.
* Ya Fattaho ,Ya Allah! Open your door to Success.
* Ya Allah! Open for us the doors to all that is good in this life.
* Ya Allah !help us to trust on You as our judge, inspire us to ask You only to open any door for us— physical, spiritual, big, or small— and to open for us the door of Your mercy and open for us the gates to Your Paradise, ameen!