The Magnanimus - Al-Jawād

The Magnanimus - Al-Jawād - Al-Jawād

The Prophet ﷺ (peace be upon him) said: “God Almighty [exalted is He] is Jawād and He loves those who are magnanimous in giving. He loves excellent moral character and detests meanness.” (Bayhaqi) Al-Jawād comes from the root j-w-d (ج-و-د) and it means something plentiful or magnanimous. Jawād is the name given to a strong and fast horse, and jawd is heavy, pouring rainfall. The Prophet ﷺ taught us that, “God's Hands are full, and that fullness is not diminished by His giving day and night…” (Sahih Muslim). Just like a heavy rain that falls and nourishes everything, God's giving is like that and more. Blessings rain on us every single day and we do not even notice. Al-Jawād is the One who is magnanimous in spirit and magnanimous in giving.

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