I don’t know why but the more I look into the meaning of Allah’s name “Al – Fattah” I’m more in awe of its beauty & the silent consolation it provides. It’s many meanings but what palms my heart in the most gentle companionable manner is ‘the opener of portals or every or any closed door/wall etc’. It gives me life that there’s the Lord who owns this idea of opening up & revelation of what’s hidden. His ‘Kun’ is all it needs to tear us apart or put us back in a whole. When I’m wholly cornered or blocked by anything/anyone, it’s this attribute of Allah which shores up what’s broken within me. I’ve seen fair share of darkness, closed paths & blackened hearts. There was nothing but Him who showed light & the way forward. In Arabic we call key مفتاح الباب which translates into ‘door’s key’ & I think about the one who can open the door(s) & even the heart of those who close the doors.
تیرے کُن اور یہ لب، میں طلب ہی طلب
توُ عطا ہی عطا، یا فتاح یا فتاح