Allah calls Himself Al-Fattaah— The Opener, The Revealer. He is the One who opens all doors of blessing for His slaves. Let’s discover the beautiful name of Allah; The Opener.
Who Is The Opener? Name Meaning:
The Opener is The One who opens all doors of mercy, profit and sustenance to His slaves. The gate of the solution of every difficulty can be easily opened by Him. Al Fattaah —The Opener is The One who judge between His slaves with perfect justice. He is the ultimate judge who decides to open gates that no one else can open, in literal and symbolical, physical and spiritual ways, and He is the source of victory and success.
How Does Allah Almighty Open?
It is Al-Fattaah —The Opener who opens the Gates of Paradise. It is Al-Fattaah— The Opener who opens doors to solutions to your life’s difficulties. It is Al-Fattaah only who opens the door to recovery when you are ill. If Al-Fattaah wills, He opens to you the gate of provision and sustenance, the gate of work, the gate of marriage, the gate of tranquility and peace of mind. He opens to you the gate of success and He opens to you the gate of righteous deeds.
How Can You Live by This Name?
Trust in the Judge
Life is full of arguments. Some people accuse others and claim to be right. Who is the judge? Who knows the reality of people? It is Al-Fattaah. People may speak badly about you and accuse you falsely, but if you are on the right side, do not be afraid, because Allah is Al-Fattaah is the just Judge. Also, don’t judge others too quickly— Al-Fattaah — The Opener can open anyone’s heart.
Realize Al-Fattaah Can Open All Doors
Allah— Al-Fattaah says:
Whatsoever mercy Allah opens to mankind, none can withhold; and whatsoever He withholds, none can lose after Him. And He is the All Mighty, the All-Wise.” [Quran 35:2] (1)
This ayah has a beautiful impact if you are a true believer; you realize that everything happening to you is under Al-Fattaah’s divine control. Close doors for His sake—by leaving a bad habit, wrong friends, or a place of sinning– even if it causes you a physical hardship, and He will open a door for you to good. Never despair nor give up. Realize that Al-Fattaah — The Opener can always give you a way out. Know that all the relationships in your life are confined by your relationship with Allah al-Fattaah.
The best opening of all is the opening of the heart. Al-Fattaah opens hearts that were locked, like the heart of Umar ibn al-Khattaab radiyallahu ‘anhu that was before filled with hatred of the Muslims. Some people say: I read the Quran, but I don’t understand a word of it! But after some time, they begin to understand. They begin to seek answers, memorize, interact, enjoy, and preach the words of Allah. Work hard and strive to be sincere so that Al-Fattaah opens to you the gate of knowledge, the gate of closeness to Him and the gate of contentment in this life.
Whenever a gate is closed in your face, remember Al-Fattaah and ask Him to open it for you. This goes under all circumstances, whether serious or insignificant; even if your phone, wallet, or anything else, valuable or not, is lost. If you open a new building, want to get married, or if you desire to do anything, ask Al-Fattaah, for help and success. Start anything permissible in His name, by saying bismillah. Also, when you feel low, or you feel you lack understanding of the religion, ask Him to open your heart and the hearts of your loved ones. A supplication of pious people before us used to be: May Allah open to you gates of good.
Study Surah Al-Fatiha
Learn to recite, memorize, and understand the Tafseer of Surah Al-Fatiha, the opening surah of the Book of Al-Fattaah. Study the Tafseer (interpretation) of this beautiful Surah and apply the lessons of surah al-Fatiha to your daily life.
Open to others the gates of your own good work and become involved in projects beneficial to others. If you have a certain skill, develop it and help others with it. So with the guidance of Al-Fattaah, all can work together to open doors to all that is good for the community.
O Allah, Al-Fattaah— The Opener, we know that You open to us every closed gate according to Your wisdom. Open our hearts, open for us the doors to all that is good in this life, help us to trust on You as our Judge, inspire us to ask You only to open any door for us— physical, spiritual, big, or small— and to open for us the door of Your Mercy and open for us the gates to Your Paradise, ameen!
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(1) Verse (35: 2) of Qur’an (English Interpretation of Meaning)