Ar'Reh'maan: Personal Name of Allah
Prostration-obeisance is before and
Person, and not for his traits.
Have you not yet observed that Allah is the one
for Whom prostrates.....
[فعل مضارع مرفوع بالضمة] Verb: Imperfect; third person; singular; masculine; Mood:
Indicative; Verbal noun مصدر-سُجُودٌ . Its Root is "س ج د"
and the basic perception infolded therein is that of an act of someone
lowering his head before another one.
This act signifies and demonstratively portrays/parallel his thought of
surrender and submission reflecting acceptance of his comparable humble
state and position as against the other. This gives us its initial
perception and meanings as obeisance, homage, respectful gesture and
behviour for/with someone else. At the very first instance of its use in
Qur'aan, we get the perception and meanings of this Root:
Listen attentively; at the
point in time when We had said for [to] the Angles, "You people
pay obeisance for
Adam" [not at Bashr/apparent structural
stage but when Adam is created as being];
Moreover, it reflects acceptance
of his limitations/limitedness as against the self-feel of grandeur and
self-sufficiency. Since this is a physical act, therefore, the cause or
the feel, which is its stimuli, can either be sincere, affectionate,
reverence oriented, or distastefully coercive.
The sincere feel and passion paralleled by the physical gesture of body
parts bowing reflects willful and affectionate acknowledgement of the
love, greatness, grandeur and superiority of the one for or before whom
one demonstrates it. The extreme gesture of such feel and passion is
prostration, one lowering his face/chin down towards the Earth/floor and
placing his forehead on ground. This is the expression of acceptance of
absolute humility and surrender of one's will and freedom of choice.
This is demonstration of reverence for the one for whom he went into
prostration. The natural and logical effect of this demonstration is to
get nearer and be focus of the attention of the one for whom he went
A complete perusal of Grand Qur'aan reveals that Prostration is
prescribed only by the Specific Name
not with reference to other adjectival/attributive names of beauty and
that whoever exists in the Skies and in the Earth, prostrates/desirous
of nearness for Allah either in a state of willful and affectionate
acceptance with reverence or unwillingly/under coercive circumstances; while
their shadows prostrate in the mornings and in the evenings. [13:15] [Prostration Ayah; please prostrate-it gets man nearer to Allah-96:19]
Have they not yet seen
[given a thought]
towards that which Allah has created from matter/a thing?
Its shadows incline from the
right and the left in the state of prostration
[as looks a human being in prostration state]
for Allah and they are submissive.
Be aware that whoever exists in the Skies
and whoever exists in the Earth, amongst the species of animal kingdom,
they all keep prostrating exclusively for Allah.
Moreover, the Angels keep prostrating for
Allah. Be cognizant, they, the Angels never feel pride of grandeur. [16:49]
Have you not yet observed that Allah is the one
for Whom prostrates
[willingly or perforce/consciously or
unconsciously] whoever exists is in the Skies and
whoever exists on/in the Earth;
and the Sun and the Moon and
the Stars; and the mountains, and the
trees, and the creatures of animal kingdom;
and many from amongst the
human beings prostrate; and many are
human beings upon whom the
punishment has become incumbent.
And whomever Allah declares degraded
thereupon for him there is none from those who bestow dignity and honour.
Indeed Allah is Innovative
Performer of whatever He intends/desires/decides. [22:18]
[please prostrate, it helps getting near to
And when it was said for [to]
them, "you people prostrate for Ar'Reh'maan"
replied, "And what is Ar'Reh'maan;
should we prostrate for that which you command us" And it increased their
aversion. [25:60] [Please prostrate
for Ar'Reh'maan, it will make you
nearer to Him]
" I found her and her
nation that they prostrate for the Sun,
instead of Allah;
has made their deeds/acts
alluring for them thereby he stopped them from the Path and resultantly they are not guided
since they do not prostrate for Allah".
Allah is the One Who brings to light/prominence
that which is hidden in the Skies and the Earth; and He fully knows that which you people hide
and that which you people reveal/say
And amongst His
demonstrative/cognizable/recognition signs is the Night and the Day and
the Sun and the Moon;
You people should not
prostrate for the Sun and nor for the Moon,
[you the Messenger
you people do prostrate for Allah, the One Who has created all of them
[Suns and Moons],
if you people are exclusively subservient to
[in consequence to the information given-53:57] you people prostrate for Allah and
you people become allegiants
[before it is too late-Please
prostrate; prostration will make you nearer to Him-96:19]. [53:62]
The Qur'aan has guided us from this angle too that
but the Personal Name of Allah, the Exalted.
One is mentioned
by Title and Personal Name who adorns the Throne/Seat of
Sovereignty and not by adjectival.