Al-Jamil

AL-JAMIL (الجميل) The Most Beautiful

Linguistically, JAMIL indicates the attribute of beauty, either in appearance, character or actions. Only Allah fits this name AL-JAMIL because He is the One who possesses perfect beauty of His Essence and in all His names attributes and actions. He is the most beautiful and the source of all beauty.

  • JAMAL ADH-DHAT (Allah’s beauty in His essence): The Prophet (ﷺ) said: “His is a veil of light. If He were to remove it, the glory of His countenance would ignite everything of creation as He looks upon it.” [Muslim]
  • JAMAL AS-SIFAT (Allah’s beauty in His names and attributes): All His names and attributes are perfect and beautiful. – “And to Allah belong the best names, so invoke Him by them…. [Al-Araf 7:180]
  • JAMAL AL-AF’AL (Allah’s beauty in His actions): All His actions testify to His perfectly-timed and excellently-proportioned mercy, justice, wisdom, protection. – “And the word of your Lord has been fulfilled in truth and in justice. None can alter His words, and He is the Hearing, the Knowing.” [Al-An’am 6:115]

Evidence/s

  • The Prophet (ﷺ) said: INNALLAHA JAMILUN YUHIBBUL JAMAL – “Allah is beautiful and He loves beauty.” [Muslim]

Links/Sources

  1. Video: The Beautiful Names of Allah series – Part 9 (Al-Jamil) by Shaykh Yasir Qadhi
  2. Video: The Beautiful Names of Allah (Al-Jamil) by Shaykh Fadel Soliman
  3. Article: The Beautiful Names of Allah (Al-Jamil 1 and Al-Jamil 2) by Dr. Ratib An-Nabulsi
  4. The Salah Series: Part 4 (Beauty) by Jinan Yousef

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