Al Wahab means gift. So anything which is given in the result of this attribute means it is a gift from ALLAH. These things are extra benefits bestowed by ALLAH.
Explanation of Al Wahab
The word Al Wahab is used only three times in Quran. Unlike many other attributes of ALLAH, this is used alone. The kingdom of Prophet Suleman was the result of this attribute as he(A. S) asked through this attribute for the vast kingdom.
Word hibba is an Arabic word which means gift. The attribute Al Wahab is derived from the word Hibba and it is the source to get offspring and wealth. The word hibba is used in Quran to bestow different type of blessings.
Use of word Hibba in Quran
In surah Al Imran, Allah tells us about the special blessing upon Prophet Imran and his family. Prophet Imran was the father of Bibi Maryam (A. S), who was the mother of Prophet Essa ( Jesus). The mother of Bibi Maryam (A. S) also asked for a pious child through this name and she was the gift of the Allah. In addition to this, the gift of offspring to Prophet Yahya was also given by reciting this attribute.
At that, Zechariah called upon his Lord, saying, “My Lord, grant me from Yourself a good offspring. Indeed, You are the Hearer of supplication.” Surah al Imran Verse 38.
The word hab li in this verse means hibba or gift.
And indeed, I fear the successors after me, and my wife has been barren, so give me from Yourself an heir. Surah Maryam verse 5.
The word habli is also hibba.
So when he had left them and those they worshipped other than Allah , We gave him Isaac and Jacob, and each [of them] We made a prophet. Surah maryam verse 49.
And We gave them of Our mercy, and we made for them a reputation of high honor. Surah maryam verse 50.
And We gave him out of Our mercy his brother Aaron as a prophet. Surah maryam verse 53.
In the above mentioned ayat 53, the story of Prophet Musa (Moses) is discussed.
And to David We gave Solomon. An excellent servant, indeed he was one repeatedly turning back [to Allah ]. Surah saud verse 30
And We granted him his family and a like [number] with them as mercy from Us and a reminder for those of understanding. Surah saud verse 43.
In this above mentioned verse, the blessings were bestowed to the family of Prophet Ayub.
So We responded to him, and We gave to him John, and amended for him his wife. Indeed, they used to hasten to good deeds and supplicate Us in hope and fear, and they were to Us humbly submissive. Surah al anbiya verse 90.
In this verse, Allah mentions about the grant of offspring to Prophet Zakaiya with Prophet Yahya.
So I fled from you when I feared you. Then my Lord granted me wisdom and prophethood and appointed me [as one] of the messengers. Surah al shooaraa verse 21.
In this verse, fawahabli shows the blessing upon Prophet Moosa( Moses).
And We gave to Him Isaac and Jacob and placed in his descendants prophethood and scripture. And We gave him his reward in this world, and indeed, he is in the Hereafter among the righteous. Surah al ankaboot verse 27.
Praise to Allah , who has granted to me in old age Ishmael and Isaac. Indeed, my Lord is the Hearer of supplication. Surah Ibrahim verse 39.
To Allah belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth; He creates what he wills. He gives to whom He wills female [children], and He gives to whom He wills males. Surah Al Shura verse 49.
All the above mentioned verses show that the word hibba or the attribute Al Wahab can be definitely use to ask from Allah about ones wishes for offspring or wealth. Allah will In sha allah bless according to His free will.
Proof from Quran
This attribute is used in Quran thrice.
- Or do they have the depositories of the mercy of your Lord, the Exalted in Might, the Bestower? Surah saud verse 9
- He said, “My Lord, forgive me and grant me a kingdom such as will not belong to anyone after me. Indeed, You are the Bestower.” Surah saud verse 35
This verse is the supplication of Prophet Suleman.
- [Who say], “Our Lord, let not our hearts deviate after You have guided us and grant us from Yourself mercy. Indeed, You are the Bestower. Surah Al-Imran verse 8.
Invocation through this Attribute
This attribute is a gift of ALLAH for all the childless couples. Reciting it countlessly will helps in attaining this need with the consent of ALLAH. Besides this, the attribute is also helpful in gaining spiritual and worldly blessing like wealth and success.
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