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• The ba (with) is known as the ba of isti'anah or seeking help and support, meaning that the servant is seeking the aid of Allah in the action he is about to perform. "With the Name of Allah" meaning I start with every name that belongs to Allah, the Exalted. This is because the word 'name' is singular and in the genitive form and therefore it includes all of the Beautiful Names.
• The word Rahmaan and Raheem comes from the word رحم Raham. Raham in the Arabic language (does not only mean mercy, it) is; the womb of the woman when she is pregnant – like complete care and looking after…”
• The difference between these two words Rahman and Rahim is beautifully explained by Ibn al- Qayyim in (Manar I, 48) as "the term rahman circumscribes the quality of abounding grace inherent in, and inseparable from, the concept of God's Being, whereas rahim expresses the manifestation of that grace in, and its effect upon, His creation - in other words, an aspect of His activity."