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what is the difference between rahman and raheem?

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    Both derived from rahmah = mercy رحمة
    but rahman is Noun and special name to the almighty Allah SWT.
    and you cannot say that this or that person rahman, there is only one Rahman and we are his slaves.

    But raheem is an adjective derived from the same word rhamah رحمة
    this is shared and common , you can call the one who show mercy with others as raheem , and people who "mercy" others as رحماء.

     

    I don't think the difference really translates to English. Actually most Arabs don't really understand the difference.

    Supposedly, "Rahman" is a more exaggerated from of "Raheem", and both basically mean "merciful".

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