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Allah calls Himself As-Samee’— The Hearing, The Ever-Listening— on 45 occasions in the Quran. He is the One whose hearing and attention comprehends everything. As-Samee’ hears every word, thought, and secret, and He listens to every voice. As-Samee’ listens and pays attention to everything, perfectly, eternally, and without any limits!
The All-Hearing, The Ever-Listening
Samee’ comes from the root seen-meem-‘ayn, which refers to four main meanings. The first main meaning is to hear and to listen, and the second to accept and receive. The third main meaning is to pay attention to and the fourth is to understand the meaning.
This root appears 185 times in the Quran in 10 derived forms. Examples of these forms are sami’a (to hear, to listen), tusmi’u (to make hear), and as-sam’a (the hearing). Linguistically samee’ is on the structure of intensification. As-Samee’ refers to the perfection and the totality of Allah’s hearing, which cannot be compared with the hearing of any other created being.
As-Samee’ Himself says: Our Lord! Accept this service from us: For You are the All-Hearing, the All-knowing [Quran, 2: 127] . . . If I am astray, I only stray to the loss of my own soul: but if I receive guidance, it is because of what my Lord reveals to me. He is All-Hearing, Ever-Near. [Quran, 34:50] . . . And Allah hears your discussions. Lo! Allah is All-Hearing, All-Seeing. [Quran, 58: 1]
The One Who hears all sounds and voices in all of their different languages and all their many and various needs. The One who listens and responds to our supplications and requests. The One Who hears all the sayings of His creatures, and hears all their exchanges, secrets, whispers, and conversations; He hears what is pronounced and what lapses into silence. He hears the soft breaths and the loud voices, and His hearing encompasses all voices and sounds. He responds to the supplication of his slaves when they sincerely call upon Him. And if the whole universe were to speak, he would distinguish each and every one of their individual sounds.
The one who hears all sounds and voices, in all of their different languages, in all of their many and various needs.
<<Say: if they believe as you [O Prophet and Companions], believe then they are rightly guided, but if they turn away then they are only entrenched in hostility. Allah will suffice you against them and He is As-Sami’, The All-Knowing.>> [Baqarah (2:137)]>>
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Tafseer Nothing escapes the hearing of Allah (the Exalted). He hears all the statements of all of His servants, both believers and disbelievers, and He will recompense them accordingly in this life and the Hereafter. Because Allah hears everything that His servants say and has knowledge of everything, He alone deserves to be worshipped. It would not make sense to worship an inanimate object that does not hear or know anything and does not have the power to harm or benefit. Narrated Abu Moosâ al-‘Ash‘ari (May Allah be pleased with him): «We were with the Prophet (bpuh) on a journey, and whenever we ascended a high place, we used to say Allâhu Akbar. The Prophet (bpuh) said: 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 (the Exalted) is the Hearing motivates the servants of Allah to be careful about their words. They think before they speak, and they do not utter profane, angry or hurtful language. Since Allah hears everything that they say and will judge them and reward them accordingly, they consider their speech before speaking. The tongue is one of the easiest means of acquiring bad deeds, and knowing that Allah (the Exalted) is the Hearing helps the servants of Allah to control their tongues.
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Du’aa & Remembrance in the Morning & Evening #5:
The Messenger of Allah (S) said: ‘He who says in the morning and the evening of each day:
“In the name of Allah, by whose name nothing can cause harm neither on earth nor in the heaven and He is The All-Hearing, The All-Knowing.” (three times)
-Nothing shall harm him’
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From MISRI BUNCH:
Episode 02: Asking Allah: As Samee (Allah the All Hearing) In episode 02, Nabeel is trying to find his keys. He lost them when he went to see Saalim to tell him a story. Abu Waleed is curious about what story Nabeel told Saalim. Learning about Dua, they both make Dua to As-Samee (Allah The All hearing) to help them find Nabeel’s keys.
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: As-Samee’
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