AL-MUHSIN (المحسن) The Supreme Doer of Good

The Arabic word IHSAN is considered to have a dual meaning: goodness and excellence. Al-Muhsin is the One who is perfectly good in His Essence and who does all His actions in the best possible manner, achieving excellence and reaching ultimate beauty and perfection.


  • The Prophet (ﷺ) said: “Surely Allah is Muhsin (Doer of Good) and He loves Ihsan (goodness) in everything; if you kill, kill in a good way and if you slaughter, slaughter in a good way….” [At-Tabarani and Al-Albani, Sahih Al-Jami]

Allah says to the MUHSININ

  • And whoever submits his face to Allah while he is a MUHSIN (doer of good), then he has grasped the most trustworthy handhold…. [Luqman 31:22]
  • And be patient; verily, Allah does not allow the reward of the MUHSININ (doers of good) to be lost. [Hud 11:115]

The Prophet (ﷺ) said about IHSAN

  • “Excellence in faith is to worship your Lord as if you see Him, and though You do not see Him, know that He sees you.” [Bukhari and Muslim]
  • “Allah has prescribed excellence in every matter.” [Muslim]
  • “Allah loves that when you engage in some work, you do so with excellence.” [Bayhaqi]


  1. Article: The Beautiful Names of Allah (Al-Muhsin 1 and Al-Muhsin 2) by Dr. Ratib An-Nabulsi
  2. Article: With the Divine: Part 64 (Al-Barr, At-Tayyib, Al-Muhsin) by Jinan Yousef

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