Al Barr – The Righteous

He who is tolerant to His servants, to all creatures, and is good to them. He whose goodness and kindness are very great indeed. He who keeps His promise.

They will advance to each other, engaging in mu- tual enquiry. They will say: “Aforetime, we were not without fear for the sake of our people. “But Allah has been good to us, and has delivered us from the Penalty of the Scorching Wind. “Truly, we did call unto Him from of old: TRULY IT IS HE, THE BENEFICENT the Merciful!” The Holy Quran (52:25…28)

“Indeed, we used to supplicate Him before. Indeed, it is He who is the Beneficent (al-Barr), the Merciful.” The Holy Quran 52:28

 Al-Ghazali, tells us Al Barr  is the Doer of Good, the One from Whom every good deed and beneficence comes, and this Name brings together all kinds of goodness at the very highest level. Ibn al-Qayyim says that one of the signs of Allah’s birr is that He covers your mistakes from people.

The Prophet (pbuh) said "O people! Allah is Ṭayyib (Good) and He only accepts what is good. He has commanded the believers as He has commanded the Messengers: ‘O Messengers, eat from the good foods and work righteousness". Muslim (23.51)