Al-Mu’akh-khir – Who Delays Things Wisely – 99 Names of Allah
You might have gone through such situations in life, when you plan something and something else happened despite of your utmost desire. As a result of this, we become ungrateful, without knowing the fact that He is Al-Mu’akh-khir which means He is the one who delays things wisely.
There is a good natural reason for everything that happens. How can we know what is best for us? The One who created us, indeed has His own plans to grant the best at the perfect time. Instead of waiting and thanking Him, we become impatient.
Al-Mu’akh-khir Delays Things Wisely
Al-Mu’akh-khir delays some of our wishes, to bring out something extraordinary for us. The 99 names of Allah prove that in addition to other qualities, Allah Almighty is Al-Mu’akh-khir. Our religion lays great stress on putting complete faith in Allah. He knows better than us, because we have very limited knowledge. He is so much gracious that He delays certain things instead of punishing His creation for their sins. In this way He gives them a chance to repent so that He can forgive them. He waits for the call of tauba from them, He does not punish them instantly.
Allah will forgive you of your sins and delay you for a specified term. Indeed, the time [set by] Allah, when it comes, will not be delayed, if you only knew.
(Surat Nuh 71:4)
Al-Mu’akh-khir – The Best Planner
This life is a series of test, you have to clear each test with faith on Allah. We, as Muslims, should learn the 99 names of Allah in order to strengthen our relationship with Him. We sometimes pray hard for something to happen, but that does not happen. After a specific period of time, we realize how perfect His timing is. And sometimes we pray for something and are blessed with something else, then we realize what we actually needed. Remind yourself of 99 names of Allah to get closer to Him. Grab your digital frame of the 99 names of Allah to serve as a reminder for you.