Al-Rabb Or Al-Rahim

Maulana Abul Kalam AzadThe Tarjuman al-Qur’an1968

If we visualize God in any particular attribute of His, as when we refer to Him as Al-Rabb or Al-Rahim, we confine our vision within the limits of the attribute concerned. We shall think of Him only as a being who possesses the attribute of providence or mercy. But when we refer to Him as Allah, our mind instinctively clenches the sum total of all the qualities attributed to Him, or what He necessarily must possess.