Ya Qadir, Ya Muqtadir, Ya Adl O You Who measure all in the most beautiful proportion, teach us Your Wisdom to know what to do when, how much or how little. May we water the roses, not the thorns, except enough to protect the tender branches and feed the camels, and goats who find there [...]
Ya Majīd, Ya Fattah, Ya Wadud, Ya Rahim Ya Majīd, every day You paint the sky with glory, and even with the autumn paling, You descend the leaves in armfuls of red and gold! How could we not know the Glory of Your Face, Your signature upon our hearts, Your writing on the hills, when [...]
Ya Raqib, Ya Mujib, Ya Karim Dawn— a single cardinal calling “Raqib”— the Watcher is always here— holding us with the Endless Generosity of al Karim, and the Continual Response to Prayer of al Mujib. Red in the sunrise, warm in color and in heart— the Watcher is caring for creation, always attending to our [...]
Ya Tawwab, Ya Wajid O You who turn us into repentance that we might return to You with clear hearts, even as the muddy stream releases its sediment before it merges with the sea, wash clear these hearts that we might find You, Ya Wajid. Even the purest mountain stream sometimes gathers sticks and straws, [...]
Asma al-Husna -- The Most Beautiful Names of God, published by Threshold Society.