Beautiful Neames of Allah - Part 3


Al-Hameed:
The Praiseworthy

Meaning: He is worthy of all praise for all His actions, statements, attributes, names, legislation and decree. He is worthy of all praise under all circumstances, and He is worthy of all thanks and praise due to His perfect attributes and abundant kindness to His creation.

Occurrence: 17 times.

Evidence: "Surely, He is Praiseworthy, All-Glorious." (Surat Hud, 11:73)

Al-Malik, Al-Maleek, Al-Maalik:
The Sovereign, the King, the Possessor

Meaning: He is the One to whom belongs the absolute dominion of the heavens and the earth and everything in them. The entire universe is under His control. There is nothing above Him. He alone has true and supreme dominion and disposes of the entire universe in the manner He pleases. He is the owner of everything. The name Al-Maleek points to Allah's absolute and glorious sovereignty.

Occurrence: Al-Malik: 5 times; Al-Maleek: once; Al-Maalik: twice.

Evidence: "...The Sovereign Lord (Al-Malik) the Holy One..." (Surat Al-Hashr, 59:23); "Truly, the righteous will be among gardens and rivers, in a seat of honour in the presence of a Sovereign who is Perfect in Ability." (Surat Al-Qamar, 54:34 - 55); "Say, 'O Allah! Owner of Sovereignty!...'" (Surat Aal-lmraan, 3:26)

Al-Khabeer:
The All-Aware

Meaning: He is fully aware of everything: apparent, hidden, all the secrets, and what is yet more hidden.

Occurrence: 45 times.

Evidence: “He said, ‘The All-Knowing and All-Aware informed me of it’ ” (Surat At-Tahreeem, 66:3)

Al-Qawiyy:
The All-Strong

Meaning: He is the All-Powerful, to whom perfect power belongs. His commands are carried out, He is never overpowered, His decree cannot be averted and whatever decrees certainly takes place. He gives assistance and support to the believers and severely punishes those who disbelieve His signs and arrogantly turn away from declaring His Oneness.

Occurrence: 9 times.

Evidence: “...He is the All-Strong, the All-Mighty.” (Surat Ash-Shooraa, 42:19)

Al-Mateen:
The Powerful

Meaning: He is the Possessor of the ultimate strength and ability, and who endures neither hardship, nor weariness.

Occurrence: Once.

Evidence: “Truly, Allah is the Lord of power, the All-Strong.” (Surat Adh-Dhaariyyaat, 51:58)

Al-'Azeez:
The All-Mighty

Meaning: He is the All-Strong, All-Dominant who reigns supreme over His creatures. He has subjugated all His creatures, all of whom have humbled themselves before Him and have totally submitted to His authority.

Occurrence: 92 times.

Evidence: "…And know that Allah is All-Mighty, All-Wise." (Surat Al-Baqarah, 2:260)

Al-Qaadir, Al-Qadeer, Al-Muqtadir:
The Able, the Ever Able, the Perfect in Ability

Meaning: Al-Qaadir is the One who is able to do whatever He wills, nothing in the heavens or the earth escapes Him or frustrates His plan. Al-Qadeer (the Ever Able) is the One whose ability is complete and perfect. Al-Muqtadir (the Perfect in Ability) is an intensive form that stresses Allah's perfect ability.

Occurrence: Al-Qaadir. 12 times; Al-Qadeer: 45 times; Al-Muqtadir: 4 times

Evidence: "Say, 'He is able to send punishment upon you from above you or from
beneath your feet.'" (Surat Al-An'aam, 6:65); "Indeed, the righteous will be among gardens and rivers, in a seat of honor in the presence of a Sovereign who is Perfect in Ability." (Surat Al-Qamar, 54:54-55); "Allah has power Over all things." (Surat Al-Baqarah, 2:20)

Al-Khaaliq, Al-Khallaaq:
The Creator, the All-Creator

Meaning: Al-Khaaliq is the One who creates things out of nothing and with no precedents. The name Al-Khallaaq is the intensive form of Al-Khaaliq, which indicates that He increases in creation what He pleases and in a perfect manner.

Occurrence: Al-Khaaliq 8 times; Al-Kltallaaq 2 times.

Evidence: "He is Allah, the Creator, the Originator, the Fashioner..." (Surat Al-Hashr, 59:24); "Truly, your Lord is the Creator, the All-Knowing." (Surat Al-Hijr, 15:86)

Al-Baari’:
The Originator

Meaning: Allah causes things He has decreed to exist out of nothing and in a specific manner.

Occurrence: 3 times.

Evidence: "He is Allah, the Creator, the Originator, the Fashioner." (Surat Al-Hashr, 59:24).


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