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In a previous edition of the newsletter, we looked at some of the names of The Prophet ﷺ: Muhammad, Ahmad, Mahi, Hashir, Aqib.
Ahid is the name of The Prophet ﷺ in the Torah, and means Repeller, or the one that repels (something). Ibn Abbas narrates that The Prophet ﷺ said: "My name is Muhammad in the Qur'an, Ahmad in the Injil, and Ahid in the Torah. I was called Ahid as I am the one who repels my ummah from the fire of Jahannam."
Wahid means Unique. The Prophet ﷺ is unique in his station, knowledge, secrets, light, character, behaviour, characteristics, beauty, excellence, intellect, and his travel on the night journey (he ﷺ went where nobody else went). He is not second to any in creation in such characteristics.
The Prophet ﷺ said: "I have seven names in the Qur'an, and Taha is one of them." Some of the exegetes mention it is from one of Allah's names, and it is said the meaning is 'O Man', 'O Pure', 'O Guide'.
The Prophet ﷺ said: "I have ten names with my Lord, and he mentioned Yasin as one of them." It is the name of the 36th chapter of the Qur'an. It is said that the meaning of the name is 'O Muhammad', 'O Man', 'O Master of Mankind'. It is also said that Yasin is of the names of the Qur'an, and of Allah.
Tahir means Pure. The Prophet ﷺ had the best of cleanliness, purity, and was pure from defects. The ulema mention that his blessed body remains pure after his passing. They also mention that his bodily fluids are pure - they cite the example of Malik ibn Sinan who swallowed The Prophet's ﷺ blood (at the battle of Uhud, when the companions dislodged the metal rings embedded in the cheek of The Prophet ﷺ ).
Source: Al Fasi’s commentary on the Dala’il Al Khayrat (مطالع المسرات بجلاء دلائل الخيرات)