The All-Embracing - Al-Wāsiʿ

Al-Wāsiʿ, The Vast, The Omnipresent, The Boundless

The All-Embracing - Al-Wāsiʿ - Al-Wāsiʿ

Al-Wāsiʿ comes from the root w-s-` (و-س-ع), and it is the opposite of constriction and difficulty. It means to be vast, spacious without limit, and all-encompassing. God Almighty says in the Qur’an: “And to God belongs the east and the west. So wherever you [might] turn, there is the Face of God. Indeed, God is all-Encompassing (Al-Wāsiʿ) and Knowing.” (Qur’an, 2:115) When you remember that He is vast, you understand that so is His religion. He will accept you. In His mercy, there is enough space for you, with all of your mistakes. There is enough space for your talent. We all have things that are required of us, such as prayer. But God is all-encompassing and boundless, He accepts our own journey to Him. You do not have to be the scholar, but you can if you want. You can be the honored cleaner of the mosque. You can be the one in your family that always brings people together. You can be the person known for his or her integrity. You can be like Uways Al-Qarni, who was “unknown to the people on earth, but well-known to those in the heavens” because of his sincerity. Those are all beautiful paths to God.

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