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A simple, but detailed explanation via AHYA.org: Tafseer of Surah Al-Fatihah


Ar-Rahmaan is more intense than Ar-Raheem – Because Ar-Rahmaan is the one endowed with Mercy that extends to all of the creations in this world and to the believers in the Hereafter. Ar-Raheem on the other hand is the One endowed with Mercy that extends to only the believers on the Day of Judgement.

This is understood by the narration reported from Eesa, as mentioned by ibn Katheer and others – that Essa (alaihi as-salaam) said: “Ar-Rahmaan: the One Who shows Mercy in this world and the Hereafter. Ar-Raheem: the One Who shows Mercy in the Hereafter” …more.

A detailed explanation from tayyibat.wordpress.com: Ar-Rahmaan & Ar-Raheem


Ar-Rahman is structure of fa’laan, Ar-Raheem is structure of fa’eel. They both have mubaalaghah (intensification). What is the difference? Rahman has more mubaalagah (intensification) than Raheem. So ar Rahmaan indicates the One who has extensive and great mercy. Who is Ar Raheem then? He is the One who has extensive and great mercy but He expresses it on the ones whom He chooses. So Ar-Rahman extends to all of His creation including disbelievers, and Ar-Raheem extends to Allah’s special mercy only for the believers. …more.

Explanation+ How to Live by this Name: Understand Quran Academy


Explaining the mercy of Allah, ar-Rahmaan, the Prophet (saw) said: Allah has divided mercy into 100 parts, and He retained with Him 99 parts, and sent down to earth one part. Through this one part creatures deal with one another with compassion, so much so that an animal lifts its hoof over its young lest it should hurt it. [Al-Bukhari] Be amazed at the fact that the other 99 parts are yet to come and they are with Allah Himself. You will not enter Jannah because of your deeds, but by the rahmah of Allah only. …more.

Correct pronunciation of the Name, Ar-Rahman:

Duaas using the Name Ar-Rahman via duas.com

Includes duas in Arabic, English, and Transliteration + Sources


Du’aa seeking guidance to the Straight Path:

In the name of Allah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy . [All] praise is [due] to Allah, Lord of the worlds. The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy. Sovereign of the Day of Recompense. It is You we worship and You we ask for help.  Guide us to the straight path –  The path of those upon whom You have bestowed favor, not of those who have evoked Your anger, or of those who are astray. …more.


Other Duaas using the Name Ar-Rahman:

Duaa and remembrance before sleeping #12

Duaa to heal someone afflicted by a scorpion’s sting, pain, or some other affliction

Duaa for rain#4


Four Duaas using the Name Ar-Rahman


Resources for Kids from Creative Motivations

TARIQ TEACHES: Allah’s 99 Names!

Let your child follow along with Tariq the Tiger as he teaches Allah’s 99 Names in fun, simple, child-friendly format. Includes fun printable badges, coloring sheets, and much more! Learn more about the “Tariq Teaches” program here.

1. 99 Names of Allah Card Set for KIDS:

Ar-Rahman – The Entirely Merciful


2. 99 Days til Ramadan Countdown Chart:

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Resources for Kids from Iman’s Home-School: Ar-Rahmaan

 1. Worksheet Available Here: Ar-Rahman

2. Coloring Sheets Available Here: Ar-Rahman & All Coloring Sheets

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Bilal Philips Video series explaining the name, Ar-Rahman, in detail:

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Majed Mahmoud video series explaining the name, Ar-Rahman, in detail:

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