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Al-Hakam is the One who always delivers justice, in every situation, to everyone. Nothing happens in creation except by His authority and decree. Al-Hakam never wrongs anyone and is never oppressive. He is the only true Judge; no one can overturn His judgment and no one can ever appeal His decree!
Hakam comes from the root Haa-kaaf-meem, which refers to the attribute of judging, being wise, passing a verdict, and preventing or restraining people from wrongdoing. It appears 210 times in the Quran in 13 derived forms. Examples of these forms are hakama (to judge), al-hukm (the command, wisdom, judgement), hikmah (wisdom), and Ahkamu (Most Just).
Explanation of the Name, Al-Hakam, from Islam Q & A:
Al-Hakam (the Judge), al-‘Adl (the Just). He judges between His slaves in this world and the next, with His justice and fairness. He does not oppress anyone in the slightest, and no one is made to bear the burden of another person’s sin. He does not punish a person more than he deserves for his sin, he restores to people their rights and does not leave anyone without restoring what is his right. He is just in His running of the universe and in His decision making.
“… Verily, My Lord is on a Straight Path (the truth)…” [Hood 11:56 – interpretation of the meaning].
Explanation of the Name, Al-Hakam, from Sheikh as-Sa’di:
Al-Hakam (The Judge), al-Adl (The Just) The One who judges between His Servants in this life and the Hereafter with His Justice and Fairness. He will not oppress anyone to the extent of an atoms weight and none will be made to carry the encumbrance of another. No servant will be recompensed in a way that is greater that the magnitude of his sin, he will be given only what he deserves. Not a single persons right will be denied him, He is the Just in His regulation and decree, “indeed My Lord is upon the Straight Path.” (11:56)
“Say: I am on clear proof from my Lord, but you deny (the truth). I do not have what you are impatient for (i.e. the Punishment). The judgement is only for Allaah, He declares the truth, and He is the best of judges.” (6:57)
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Explanation of the Name, Al-Hakam, from Ahadun Ahad:
The One who is All-Wise in His Sayings and Actions, who puts things in their suitable places according to His Wisdom and Justice. He is the One to Whom belongs the highest wisdom, the One Who is All-Wise in His creating and commanding, Who perfected every thing He created, “…and Who is better than Allah in judgment for a people who have firm faith?” (5:50) Therefore He has created nothing out of mere triviality and He has legislated nothing that is vain and of no use. The One to Whom belongs wisdom in the beginning and the end. He has three areas of ruling which nothing else has a share in: He rules between His servants with respect to His Law, His Decree and His Recompense. Wisdom is to place something in its correct place.
99 NAMES RESOURCES FOR KIDS
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From IMAN’S HOMESCHOOL:
Iman’s Homeschool was wonderful enough to participate in the FIRST annual 99 Names Project and created these fabulous downloadable worksheets to go along with the program. There are these educational worksheets, as well as fun coloring sheets for younger children, and various lesson plans, lapbooks, and other resources ideal for homeschooling parents. Just visit her blog to find more resources
A Worksheet for Kids from Iman’s Home-School: Al-Hakam
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Dr Suhaib Hasan explaining the Name, Al-Hakam, and others:
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