Al-Hayy (The Living)

“Allah! There is no deity worthy of worship but Him, al-Hayy (the Living), al-Qayyum (the Self-Sustaining).” (Surah Ali-Imran [3]:1)

“All faces shall be humbled before [Allah], al-Hayy  (the Living), al-Qayyum (the Self-Sustaining). And the one who carried the burden of wrong-doing shall be in complete loss.” (Surah Ta Ha [20]: 111)

All praises and glory be to Allah who is Al-Hayy, the Living, who has complete and perfect power, and exists without dependence upon anything else. He alone is the sustainer of the inhabitants of the heaven and the earth, and the One who regulates their affairs and provisions. He is not subject to drowsiness or sleep and He is exalted far above all form of weakness. We on the other hand are created with many forms of inherent weakness, such that we need to turn our Lord and ask Him for assistance in all of our affairs.

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