AR-RA’OOF-The Most Kind The Benign One

The One who bestows utmost tender mercy on the creation. He is the One whose compassion, affection, kindness and tenderness are beyond understanding.
Allah, Exalted be He, says, “Allah is Most Compassionate and Most Merciful to mankind.” (Surat Al-Baqarah, 2:143).
He bestows mercy upon His servants and is compassionate towards them. The attribute of ra’fah (compassion), from which this name is derived, is the highest form of mercy (rahmah), and He bestows it upon all His creation in this world and upon some of them in the hereafter.

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:

to be kind, gentle, clement
to be merciful, compassionate
to show pity
to show tenderness

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.