In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.
Three names of God Almighty have been described in this verse: Allaah, Rahmaan and Rahiim.
1. Allah is such name which is used only for God Almighty. No one else can be called with this name. It is His Personal name. Allah is the Person Who created the entire universe, like the earth, the skies, the rivers, the mountains, vegetation, minerals & fossils, the moon, the sun and the stars etc. Moon and stars twinkle with His Power. Birds fly with His order. He causes to rain and grows all kinds of productions.
2. Rahmaan (The Beneficent) is His Attributive name. It is a declaration of His common Pity that He takes pity over His entire creatures equally. His air, rains and other kindnesses are equal for all, whether someone is good or bad. He gives us uncountable precious rewards without praying.
3. Rahiim (The Merciful) is 2nd Attributive name of Allah Almighty and declaration of His special Mercy. HE bestows specific rewards on His Servants. HE grants seventy-fold more as exchange of goodness.
In the Sayings (Hadith) of God’s Messenger (peace be upon Him), it comes that whenever He (peace be upon Him) used to begin any work, first of all He, The Messenger (peace be upon Him) used to recite BisMIllaahir-Rahmaanir-Rahiim.
Whenever, we shall start any work with His name, then, as though; we shall say: My heart is entirely pure, my intention is sincere, my cause is higher, I am a servant of Allah only and I am displeased completely from the infidelity.
While Allah Almighty is The Beneficent and The Merciful, then we should trust in His Mercy. We should neither lose the spirit, and nor withdraw cowardly. When we shall trust in Allah Almighty like this, then we shall succeed in every field of life certainly. So, the Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) commanded ,”If before beginning of any work, BisMIllaahir-Rahmaanir-Rahiim is not recited, then God’s blessing would not include in such work and resultant, the heart of that person would not satisfy from it.
We begin the Lessons from Holy Qur’-aan with His name. Certainly His help shall be with us and we shall succeed in our lives.
Transliterated Holy Qur’an in Roman Script & Translated from Arabic to English by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazar, Lahore, Lesson collected from Dars e Qur’an published By Idara Islah wa Tableegh, Lahore and translated Urdu to English by Muhammad Sharif.