Guardianship through Allah's names

May 14, 2021

This is an article from The Divine Names Series.

A Cherished Muslimah embraces her roles of guardianship, taking responsibility for her home, and nurturing her dependants. She provides life and vitality to those around her as she has tapped into her love, mercy, and intuition to care and to be able to care. She pursues her dreams and doesn't make her life only about her home and children - she endeavors to balance her life and responsibilities by sharing her duties with her loved ones so that her family is her team. She is a master delegator! This May, cultivate your leadership trait by embracing your guardianship roles through submitting to Allah's names of mercy, creation, provision, love, and protection - a beautiful blend of the necessary attributes of a successful guardian! Here are 12 divine names to help you to embrace guardianship:

Be A Mercy


He is merciful and always merciful. As a leader, you can be a reflection of the meaning of this mercy by being merciful to all those around you: your spouse, children, parents, and siblings. You are caring and forgiving through this mercy. As a woman, you are a carrier of a share of this mercy through your Rahm: your womb and by connecting to it, you connect to the mercy of Allah. You are merciful as possible and as often as possible.

The merciful are shown mercy by Ar-Rahman. Be merciful on the earth, and you will be shown mercy from Who is above the heavens. The womb is named after Ar-Rahman, so whoever connects it, Allah connects him, and whoever severs it, Allah severs him. Tirmidhi (1924)

Bring Life to Your Home


He is Al-Bari, the producer, without any previous example. Create what is your power – happiness, joy, confidence, and do it your way. Bake and fill your home with sweet yeasty aromas, bring in the four elements into your home: diffuse blessed water with essential oils. Open your windows and doors daily and let the air waft through your home, burn candles and allow the beauty, movement, and light of the fire to soothe your soul, and surround yourself with plants and flowers, reconnecting you with the heart - go sit on the ground daily if you have a garden and reconnect with mother earth. He is Al Musawwir, The fashioner. Embrace how the members in your family have been created uniquely and tailor-make your relationship with them. Bond with each family member differently. With the extrovert, go mad. The introverts have deep, slow meaningful conversations. Fashion your relationships.

AL-MUHYI (61) & AL-MUMĪT (62)

Allah is the giver of life and the taker of life. Through these names of Allah, bring life to your home and family know that you have the power to take life away from your family, you are the life and soul of your home through your voice, your conversations, your singing, your laughter, your crying, your anger! Your cooking, your cleaning, your stories, your touch - everything about you provides the soul of your home.

Breathe Love


He is the one who loves unconditionally. Be a reflection of the meaning of this name of Allah by giving your loved ones unconditional love - through your loving actions, words, gifts, physical touch, and quality time ((The Five Love Languages, Gary Chapman)). If Allah loves us unconditionally, who are we to put conditions upon how we love our family? Give love openly and freely and be a reflection of the essence of divine love.

By the One in Whose Hand is my soul! You will not enter Paradise until you believe, and you will not believe until you love one another. Tirmidhi (2688)

Nourish Others

AL-RAZZĀQ (18) & AL-MUQĪT (40)

Allah is the giver and provider, and the nourisher of food and knowledge. How comforting it is to know that He is the one who nourishes and provides with food and knowledge! Reflect the meanings of these names by giving and providing for your family, nourishing your loved ones with wholesome and healthy food, the knowledge that lifts and empowers them. Healthy bodies and healthy minds.

Protect your loved ones

AL-MUHAYMIN (8) & AL-WAKĪL (53) & AL-WALĪ (56)

Allah is the guardian who encompasses needs/wants, taking responsibility for you and always standing for the believer. With Him, you are always safe and protected. Be a reflection of the meanings of these names by endeavoring to provide the needs/wants of your family, taking responsibility for them, and standing up for their rights. Furthermore, you look to getting your own needs met, taking responsibility for yourself and your own rights with healthy boundaries.

To conclude

When we embrace our guardianship roles through Allah's attributes of mercy, life-giving ability, love, nourishment, and protection we submit to being the best version of ourselves as an act of responsibility and worship, by serving others as a means of serving Him.

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