What is the meaning of wahab?
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Meaning of Wahab
In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
The Arabic term wahab means to bestow or to grant something; but as a name Al-Wahhaab is one of the Exclusive and Noble Attributes of Allah Subhanah and it means The Bestower or The Grantor of all things.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 3 Surah Ale-Imran verse 8:
8 "Our Lord!" (they say) "let not our hearts deviate now after Thou hast guided us, but grant us mercy from Thine own Presence; for Thou art the Al-Wahhaab (The Bestower or Grantor of all bounties.)
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
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