The Most Kind, The Tenderly Merciful, The Clement and Compassionate
The One who bestows boundless clemency, tenderness and affection.
The One who shows the utmost compassion, pity and tender mercy.
The One whose gentleness, kindness and mercy are beyond understanding.
From the root r-a'-f which has the following classical Arabic connotations:
This name is used in the Qur'ān. For example, see 22:65
The term Ra'ūf indicates tender affection and is regarded as the utmost mercy and compassion, the ultimate limit of ar-Rahīm. The meaning is similar to ar-Rahīm, but focuses attention on the utmost tenderness, kindness and affection which accompanies the outpouring of mercy and compassion.
(Also written as al-ra'uf, ar-ra'uf, al-ra'oof, ar-ra'oof, al-rauf, ar-rauf, al-raoof, ar-raoof, the Most Kind and Affectionate: ya ra'uf, ya ra'oof, ya rauf, ya raoof )