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Explanation of Al-Waahid from Understand Quran Academy:


Allah calls Himself Al-Waahid— The One— on five occasions in the Quran. Al-Waahid is the source of everything in existence. Al-Waahid is the One, He is Alone and He is Unique in every single way!

The One, Apart From Others

Waahid comes from the root waw-haa-daal, which points to four main meanings. The first meaning is to be one, to be made one and to be called one. The second main meaning is to connect, join and unite. The third is to be unique and singular and the fourth is to be one apart from others.

This root appears 68 times in the Quran in four derived forms. Examples of these forms are waahidan(“one”),  waahidatan (“single”) and wahdahu (“alone”).


Explanation of the Name, Al-Waahid, from Ahadun Ahad:


Excerpt: He is the One Who is singled out in all aspects of Perfection such that nothing else shares with Him in these. It is obligatory upon the servants to single Him out Alone in belief, speech and action by acknowledging His unrestricted perfection, His uniqueness and singling Him out Alone for all types of worship.

The One and Only One Ilaah (God), Whom there is no true god except Him—without a partner in every sense, whether it concerns His Essence, His Attributes, or His Actions.

The Oneness and Uniqueness of Allah demonstrates His distinctiveness, greatness, perfection, magnificence and majesty. Nothing is like unto Him, and there are none equal or comparable unto Him.


Explanation of the Name, Al-Waahid, from Sheikh as-Sa’di:


Al-Waahid, al-Ahad (The One) He is the One Who is singled out in all aspects of Perfection such that nothing else shares with Him in these. It is obligatory upon the servants to single Him out alone in belief, saying and action by acknowledging His unrestricted perfection, His uniqueness and singling Him out Alone for all types of worship.

“‘O two companions of the prison! Are many different lords better or Allaah, the One, the Irresistable?'” (12:39) “Say: I am only a warner and there is no god except Allaah the One,the Irresistable.” (38:65)



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Explanation from Tafseer Ibn Kathir:

Tafsir Ibn Kathir 39:4 Allah said,

﴿سُبْحَـنَهُ هُوَ اللَّهُ الْوَحِدُ الْقَهَّارُ﴾

(But glory be to Him! He is Allah, the One, the Irresistible.) means, exalted and sanctified be He above the idea that He could have any offspring, for He is the One, the Only, the Unique, the Self-Sufficient Master to Whom everything is enslaved and is in need of. He is the One Who is independent of all else, Who has subjugated all things and they submit humbly to Him. Blessed and exalted be He far above what the wrongdoers and deniers say.

Tafsir Ibn Kathir of 9:31
Allah said,

(وَمَآ أُمِرُواْ إِلاَّ لِيَعْبُدُواْ إِلَـهاً وَحِداً)

(while they were commanded to worship none but One God), Who, whatever He renders prohibited is the prohibited, whatever He allowed is the allowed, whatever He legislates, is to be the law followed, and whatever He decides is to be adhered to;

(لاَّ إِلَـهَ إِلاَّ هُوَ سُبْحَـنَهُ عَمَّا يُشْرِكُونَ)

(None has the right to be worshipped but He. Hallowed be He above what they associate (with Him).) Meaning, exalted, sanctified, hallowed above partners, equals, aids, rivals or children, there is no deity or Lord worthy of worship except Him.

Duas using the Name, Al-Waahid, from Duas.com:


Dua when turning over during sleep:


Aisha narrated that the Messenger of Allah (S) used to say at night if he turned during sleep:

“None has the right to be worshipped except Allah, The One, The Subjugator. Lord of the heavens and the Earth and all between them, The Exalted in Might, The Oft-Forgiving.”

Note: The Subjugator; Al-Qahhar means the One Who has subdued all of creation and Whom all of creation are subservient to. All movements occur by His will.   



“Laa ilaaha ill-allaahul-waaḥidul-qahhaar, rabbus-samaawaati wal-arḍi wa maa baynahumal-‛azeezul-ghaffaar.” …more.

Listen to this duaa: Dua after the last tashahhud and before salaam #9



O Allah, I ask You O Allah, as You are The One, The Only, As-Samad, The One who begets not, nor was He begotten and there is none like unto Him, that You forgive me my sins for verily You are The Oft-Forgiving, Most-Merciful. Note: As-Samad means the Self-Sufficient Master, Possessor of perfect attributes whom all of creation turn to in all their needs.



“Allaahumma innee as’aluka yaa-allahu bi annakal-waaḥid-ul-aḥad-uṣ-ṣamad-ul-ladhee lam yalid wa lam yoolad, wa lam yakun lahu kufuwan aḥad-un an taghfira lee dhunoobee, innaka antal-ghafoor-ur-raḥeem.”…more.

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