Al-Fattah – The One That Opens Closed Doors

Allah is al-Fattah. We need to know al-Fattah when we feel that things are impossible or too difficult because Allah (swt) necessarily invites


you to know Him by this Name in those circumstances. Al-Fattah comes from the 3-letter root f-t-h (ف-ت-ح). Some words are known by their opposites, and the opposite of fath is for something to be closed. Thus fath is to open. Al-Ghazali tells us about al-Fattah, “He is the One by Whose concern everything that is closed is opened.” If I tell you to open the door, it must mean that the door is closed. If it is already open you would probably give me a funny look.

So what does this mean? Allah al-Fattah opens the things that are closed.Those things that seem impossible, those things that you cannot understand how they even work. A door has to be closed in order for someone to open it.

Allah says in the Qur’an:

“Whatever mercy Allah opens for mankind, then none can be holding it back; and whatever He holds back, then none can be sending it forth after Him; And He is The Ever-Mighty, The Ever-Wise” (Qur’an, 35:2)

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6 responses to “Al-Fattah – The One That Opens Closed Doors

  1. Reblogged this on homepage of yasmine1221 and commented:
    thanks for telling me that I didn’t know if things are impossible or too difficult that you had to read or know surrah al-fattah thanks


  2. Aslam



  3. yasmine1221 , as salamu alaykum dear sister. The article refers to the *name* of Allah al Fattah and not to Surah al-fath in the Quran.


  4. Jazakallaahu Khayra.


  5. Reena qureshi

    I thought Allah opens all the doors. In life there are several impossible things which we can’t imagine but only Allah knows how to do that and by whome to do it…… I love Allah and I believe in.

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