Just as we are
unable to encircle the attributes of Allah, similarly His names are also
countless. The Holy Qur’ān says all beautiful names are His. The names,
which are mentioned in the Holy Qur’ān, allude to some of His attributes.
These are the famous one and easily comprehendible by us. However, the
Qur’ān has not provided us with a comprehensive list of His attributes. The
authentic narratives ascribed to the Prophet (sws) are also devoid of such a
As far as love of God is
concerned, it should not be considered similar to that of humans. His mercy
is nothing but an embodiment of His love. We are being nourished and
nurtured owing to His love only. Moreover ‘Wadūd’ is a name, which refers to
His love. It means an entity that loves.