The Beneficent, the Merciful.
-Sura Al-Fatihah, Ayah 3
The second dimension of God singularity is Tawhid asma wa sifat = Allah’s oneness in all His glorious names and attributes.
E.g. anyone can be strong but the strongest by far is none other than Allah.
Allah describes Himself as Lord of worlds, causing fear and awe for Him. He neutralises this by attributing these names to Himself.
These names were used for basmalah. The meanings were discussed earlier.
After the word Allah, Ar Rahman and Ar Rahim are of the most used words to refer to Allah in the Qur’an. This is to emphasise His mercy compared to His wrath. Despite being All Powerful and in control, His Mercy still preceeds His Wrath.
So have faith and never give up on Allah’s mercy.
Praise be to Allah.