Beautiful Names


The Ever Responsive

This Name is the attribute of God that means the One Who answers all the prayers and needs of His servants.

The manifestation of al-Mujeeb in human beings is our attentiveness and responsiveness, above all to God, the One who created us and furnishes all our needs. We respond to God by glorifying Him and by begging for our needs from Him, by attending to our duties prescribed by Him, and responding to the needs of His creatures when God chooses to give to them through our hands.

God responds favourably to the requests of His servants. He answers their supplications and grants their requests.

“In the Name of God, the Lord of Mercy, the Giver of Mercy.”

“In the Name of God, the Lord of Mercy, the Giver of Mercy, Master of the Day of Judgement. It is You we worship; it is You we ask for help . . . “ (Quran 1:1-5)

“It was He who brought you into being from the earth and made you inhabit it, so ask forgiveness from Him, and turn back to Him: my Lord is near, and ready to answer.”
(Quran 11:61)

“Our people, respond to the one who calls you to God. Believe in Him: He will forgive you your sins and protect you from a painful torment.” (Quran 46:31)

“(O Prophet), if My servants ask you about Me, I am near. I respond to those who call Me, so let them respond to Me, and believe in Me, so that they may be guided.” (Quran 2:186)

And God knows best.

Extracts from ‘The Meaning of the Names of Our Lord’ by Shaykh Muhammad Sa’id al-Jamal ar-Rifai ash-Shadhuli.
‘The Name and the Named’ by Shaykh Tosun Bayrak.