A secret of “Bismillahir Rohmanir Roheem”
بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ
In the name of Allah, the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful.
Alhamdulillah, Praise be to Allah, who has written for Himself Mercy.
كَتَبَ رَبُّكُمْ عَلَىٰ نَفْسِهِ الرَّحْمَةَ
Your Lord has decreed upon Himself mercy (Al Qur’an, Surah Al An’am, 6:54)
And peace be upon the one sent as a mercy to the worlds.
وَمَا أَرْسَلْنَاكَ إِلَّا رَحْمَةً لِّلْعَالَمِينَ
And We have not sent you, [O Prophet], except as a mercy to the worlds.(Al Qur’an, Surah Al Anbiya, 21:107)
Blessings and peace be upon him, and his family, his righteous wives and his blessed companions.
Indeed Allah places mercy upon the heart of his slaves.
فَفَاضَتْ عَيْنَاهُ فَقَالَ لَهُ سَعْدٌ مَا هَذَا يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ قَالَ ” هَذِهِ رَحْمَةٌ جَعَلَهَا اللَّهُ فِي قُلُوبِ عِبَادِهِ وَإِنَّمَا يَرْحَمُ اللَّهُ مِنْ عِبَادِهِ الرُّحَمَاءَ
His (Prophet’s) eyes welled up with tears (seeing his grandchild in his dying state). Sa’d said: What is this, O Messenger of Allah? He replied: This is compassion which Allah has placed in the hearts of His slaves, and God shows compassion only to those of His slaves who are compassionate. (Muslim, 923a)
Alhamdulillah, praise be to Allah, that the true God is Allah.
Had it been a god other than Him, who was not the Most Merciful, we would have been doomed.
His mercy encompasses everything, and He is to the believers very Kind, very Merciful.
When we begin a task by “Bismillahir Rohmanir Roheem” — In the name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful, we are reminded of His mercy. And we are reminded of the attribute of mercy.
So remember to be merciful after saying these words. For the saying can be a reminder to be merciful. Be merciful as Allah has been merciful to you.
إِنَّ رَحْمَتَ اللَّهِ قَرِيبٌ مِّنَ الْمُحْسِنِينَ
Indeed, the mercy of Allah is near to the doers of good. (Al Qur’an, Surah Al A’raf, 7:56)