Who is Allah: At-Tayyib, The Good, The Pure

April 1, 2021

At-Tayyib. The Good, The Pure.

Allah (swt) is utterly good whereas his creation is not. He is unconditionally pure and good and no creation has that attribute associated with it. He is The Good, The Kind and The Pure in His Essence, Names, Attributes, Actions and Words. He does not accept any deed or saying from us, except that which is good.

Allah (swt) is free from all imperfections and is pure in his being. Its narrated in Sahih Muslim “Allah the Almighty is Good and accepts only that which is good. And verily Allah has commanded the believers to do that which He has commanded the Messengers”. He makes what he wills good and pure to accept it. Allah (swt) destined good people to good deeds, He guides them to everything good in life because of their goodness. He chooses the best of His creation for Himself such as His Messengers and the righteous. He blesses His obedient servants with good provision, just as He did for His Messengers, peace be upon them.

So how can we use this name? Well we as muslims must ensure our hearts and bodies are good and pure, void of any bad desires or doubts. We must adopt the attributes which agree with some of the Divine attributes, i.e. we have to be good and pure in our manners and character, we should distance ourselves from the filth of sins, and the harming of people, we should race to good deeds, for ourselves and for the people. We should be good in our relationship with our Lord, worship him sincerely and good in treating people. We as the slaves of Allah (swt) should not praise ourselves and describe ourselves as good. The worst kinds of praising is to describe ourselves with a quality that is not in us, or another person with a quality that is not in him.

One of my favourite duas which we should all make in order to become purer and to become from those that strive for goodness is:

‘O Allah! Assist me in remembering You, in thanking You, and in worshipping You in the best of manners’
Allahumma Ameen.