Meaning Of Basmala

Our Prophet 'sall-Allâhu 'alaihi wa sallam' declared, "When the teacher says Basmala to the child and the child repeats it, Allâhu ta'âlâ has a voucher written down lest the child and his parents and his teacher go to Hell." Abdullah ibni Mas'ûd 'radiy-Allâhu 'anh' says, "He who wants to be safe against the 19 angels who will torment him in the next world, should say the Basmala." The Basmala consists of 19 letters.

It is the Basmala that was written first in the Lawh-i mahfûz. It is the Basmala that descended to Hadrat Âdam first. Muslims will pass the Sirât with the help of the Basmala. The Basmala is the signature on the invitation to Paradise. Here is the meaning of the Basmala "I am able to write this book with the aid of Allâhu ta'âlâ who has done favours to every being by creating it, by keeping it in existence and by protecting it against annihilation. The 'ârifs knew Him as the ilâh. Beings found food through His mercy. Sinners are saved from Hell through His pitying."

Allâhu ta'âlâ has begun the Qur'ân al-Kerîm with these three names of His because man has three states, namely his state in the world, in the grave, and in the Hereafter. If man worships Allâhu ta'âlâ, He facilitates his works in the world, pities him in the grave, and forgives his sins in the Hereafter.