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The All-and-Ever-Seeing, The Comprehending
Baseer comes from the root baa-saad-raa, which points to four main meanings. The first main meaning is to see or notice, and the second to understand. The third main meaning is to have insight or to perceive, and the fourth is to be precisely aware.
This root appears 148 times in the Quran in 10 derived forms. Examples of these forms are al-absaaru (the eyes), al-basaru (the vision), mubsiratan (visible) and absara (sees).
Linguistically, baseer is on the structure of intensification. Al-Baseer refers to the perfection and the totality of Allah’s seeing, which cannot be compared with the seeing of any other created being.
Al-Baseer Himself says: Indeed, He is the Hearing, the Seeing. [Quran, 17:1] . . . There is nothing like unto Him, and He is the Hearing, the Seeing [Quran, 42:11] . . . And Allah judges with truth, while those they invoke besides Him judge not with anything. Indeed, Allah— He is the Hearing, the Seeing. [Quran, 40:20]
The All-Seeing One who is a witness to all actions and events. The One Who sees all things even if they be insignificant and minute. He sees the black ant on a black stone in a black night. He sees what is below the seventh earth and what is above the seventh heaven. Also, He is Hearing and Seeing of those that deserve recompense in accordance to what His Wisdom dictates. He is completely familiar with the details of all that happens. He is the One who rewards and punishes for the smallest action. He is the All-Seer with His slaves—He knows who amongst them deserves guidance and who doesn’t; He is All Aware of what they do. .…more
The one who sees all things even if they be insignificant or minute. He sees the black ant on a black stone n the black night. He sees what is below the seventh earth and what is above the seventh heaven. He is also hearing and seeing of those who deserve recompense, in accordance to the dictates of His wisdom.
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Allah (the Exalted) is the Seeing. Nothing of what we do is hidden from Him; rather He is aware of it all. Allah is the expert who knows and sees everything His servants do, whether of good deeds or bad. He will recompense them accordingly by His ultimate justice. Allah (the Exalted) is all aware of everything that takes place in the universe, even down to the most minuscule, seemingly invisible action. Abu Moosâ al-‘Ash‘ari (RA) narrated the following incident, which illustrates the greatness of Allah’s sight: «We were with the Prophet (S) on a journey, and whenever we ascended a high place, we would say (loudly): Allâhu Akbar! The Prophet (S) told us: Do not trouble yourselves too much! You are not calling a deaf or an absent person, but you are calling One Who Hears, Sees, and is very near. » (Bukhari and Muslim)
Knowing that Allah is the Seeing motivates the servants of Allah to pay close attention to their deeds. Allah (the Exalted) is seeing of everything that they do, hence they should avoid disobedience to Him. This knowledge brings them a heightened consciousness of the presence of Allah and of the consequences of their actions. There is no escape from the sight of Allah.
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Imagine this. You are speeding on the road. The police officer catches you, pulls you over and gives you a speeding ticket. What would your reaction be, next time you are driving especially driving through the same road. You would naturally slow down! Or you are stealing from your prayer (i.e. racing through it), you glance over and it seems like your friends might be looking at you. Your reaction…. In these and in countless other situations, we refrain from doing bad because we fear that we might be caught or someone might be looking at us. Most of the times, we are not even full 100% sure and yet we change our behavior. But how about Allah, the ever watchful, who we know with certainty is always watching us. How much are we aware of Him?
Du’aa & Remembrance Before Sleeping
Do you feel secure that He, Who is over the heaven (Allâh),will not cause the earth to sink with you, and then it should quake? (16) Or do you feel secure that He, Who is over the heaven (Allâh), will not send against you a violent whirlwind? Then you shall know how (terrible) has been My Warning. (17) And indeed those before them belied (the Messengers of Allâh), then how terrible was My denial (punishment)? (18) Do they not see the birds above them, spreading out their wings and folding them in? None upholds them except the Most Gracious (Allâh). Verily, He is the All-Seer of everything. (19) Who is he besides the Most Gracious that can be an army to you to help you? The disbelievers are in nothing but delusion (20).
From MISRI BUNCH:
Episode 01: Hide and Seek: Al Baseer (Allah the All Seeing) In episode 01, Sal Sal is trying to find a place to hide where no one can see him. Little did poor Sal Sal know that no matter where you hide you can always be seen by Allah All Mighty. Abu Waleed Helps Sal Sal to understand this concept by telling him a story.
From CREATIVE MOTIVATIONS:
1. 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. The complete program is still in production, however, we are posting as materials become available, so be sure to subscribe to receive updates!
A Creative Motivations exclusive, this bright and eye-catching dry-erase chart is designed to create excitement and mindfulness at the approaching of Ramadan, insha’Allah! The chart can be downloaded (free of charge) for participants in the Annual 99 Names Project! You may also purchase the dry-erase version to be used year after year.
From IMAN’S HOMESCHOOL:
Iman’s Homeschool was wonderful enough to participate in the FIRST annual 99 Names Project and created these fabulous downloadable worksheets to go along with the program. There are these educational worksheets, as well as fun coloring sheets for younger children, and various lesson plans, lapbooks,and other resources ideal for homeschooling parents. Just visit her blog to find more resources!
A Worksheet for Kids from Iman’s Home-School: Al-Baseer
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