From among Allah’s beautiful and excellent Names is Al-Hafeedh (the All-Heedful and All-Protecting). It encompasses two matters. First, He is Heedful of all the actions that humans perform by His Knowledge. By His order, His noble writers (angels) record all that humans do.

Second, He protects His slaves from all kinds of hardship and evil. He has special protection for those slaves who abide by His commandments. Allah protects them and guards them against slipping into a mistake. He protects their religion and worldly life. Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) said: “Guard Allah(‘s Commands) and He will guard and protect you.” (Musnad Ahmad and Al-Tirmidhi, authenticated by Al-Albani)

That means, guard His Commands by fulfilling them, guard His prohibitions by avoiding what He has prohibited, and guard the limits He has set by not exceeding them, then Allah will guard and protect you in your religion and worldly affairs.

– By Sheikh Abdur Rahman Nasir Al-Sa’di
– Taudeeh Al-Kafiyah Ash-Shafiyah