The Gentle, The Subtly Kind


The Subtle One, The Gracious, The One who is kind to His slaves and endows upon them.

Allah is Al-Lateef. The most gentle and gracious to people and cares for them although they may be oblivious to his acts. His nature is kind, affectionate, and understanding for the subtle details of individual circumstances. His actions are so fine and subtle they can not be apprehended by us by any means. He does things for you, you will never know. This is the name of Allah to call when asking for help through hardship.

Mentions From The Quran & Hadith

From the root l-t-f which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to be thin, delicate, refined, elegant, graceful to be gentle, gracious, courteous, kindly to be subtle, to know the obscurities of all affairs to treat with regard for circumstances to be most soothing and refined in manner to treat with kindness, goodness, gentleness, benevolence, and affection.

Do you not see that Allah has sent down rain from the sky and the earth becomes

green? Indeed, Allah is Subtle and Acquainted. (Quran 22:63)

[And Luqman said], “O my son, indeed if wrong should be the weight of a mustard seed and should be within a rock or [anywhere] in the heavens or in the earth, Allah will bring it forth. Indeed, Allah is Subtle and Acquainted. (Quran 31:16)

And remember what is recited in your houses of the verses of Allah and wisdom. Indeed, Allah is ever Subtle and Acquainted [with all things]. (Quran 33:34)