Day 56: Al-Qareeb – The One Who is Near
The One who is near to all in His knowledge, awareness, seeing, witnessing and encompassing. In His nearness, nothing escapes His knowledge, ability and authority. His special nearness is for those who sincerely invoke Him, do righteous actions and draw near unto Him. The more your perfect your worship to Allah, the more you draw near unto Him and Allah draws near to you.
*This Name does not denote proximity, Allah is not physically close to us. Rather, Allah’s closeness is in His knowledge, authority and ability.
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Day 55: Al-Qadeer – The All-Powerful
The One who has complete and perfect power and ability by which He brought everything into existence and by which He arranges all affairs. The Omnipotent, the All-Powerful, the Master of All Things. The One who, when He wills a thing to be, He merely says, “Be!” and it is. Every created being’s capabilities are based entirely upon whatever strength and ability Allah gives it.
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Day 54: Al-Ghaniyy – The Rich, The Self-Sufficient
The One who is completely and absolutely free from all wants and deficiencies. He is not in need of His creation. Rather, we are completely in need of Him. If all of creation, from the first to the last, were to rise up in one place and make a request of Him, and He granted their requests, it would not decrease what He has any more than a needle decreases the sea if it is dipped into it. To Him belong the dominions of the heaven and the earth and He has no partner in His dominion.
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Day 53: Al-Khabeer – The Fully Aware
The One whose knowledge encompasses all of the outward and hidden matters, the open and secret, all those things that must necessarily occur, are impossible to occur, and can possibly occur, of past, present, and future affairs of the whole of creation. He knows the internal and external qualities of things and there is absolutely nothing that is hidden from Him.
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Day 52: Al-Qayyoom – The Self-Subsisting One Upon Whom Everything Depends
The One who has perfect power, existing in and of Himself and not dependent upon anyone else. The One who is Self-Subsisting and by whom all things subsist. The caretaker, who manages and sustains, protects, and preserves His creation, and runs all affairs in accordance with His knowledge, wisdom, and justice.
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Day 51: Al-Hayy – The Ever-Living
The Ever Living One who has no beginning and no end. He lives and does not die. He gives life to everything else in disposing of all matters and apportioning of all things. The One who has perfect life, existing in and of Himself, not dependent on anyone else. His life is far removed from resembling the imperfect life of His creatures.
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Day 50: Al-Hameed – The Praiseworthy
The One who is worthy of all praise. He deserves to be praised in all of His deeds, sayings, laws, commands, and prohibitions. He possesses the most perfect of attributes and best and most complete of actions, for His actions are based upon grace and justice. He Who has created, provided, and bestowed His favors upon His creation and deserves to be praised at all times.
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Day 49: An-Naseer – The Helper
The One who guides and protects the believers from harm, loves them, and shows them mercy. He is the Helper and Supporter who backs and strengthens the believers. The One who is entrusted in neither humiliating His friends nor ruining them; The One who aids them against their enemies.
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Day 48: Ash-Shaakir – The Recognizer & Rewarder of Good
The One who recognizes the obedience and worship of His believing servants by rewarding them. He appreciates those who appreciate Him; recognizes and rewards those who give thanks to Him. Whoever seeks to get close to Him by doing any righteous action, He draws close to them by a greater degree. The One whose reward for the small deed is immense, and He knows the sufficiency of His rewards.
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Day 47: Ash-Shaheed – The Witness
The One Who is honest and trustworthy in His testimony. He is aware of everything. He hears every voice – the loud and the quiet; sees everything in existence – the significant and the insignificant. The One Who will testify against His servants on the Day of Resurrection and will be the witness for the oppressed who have no other witness or supporter, thus restoring their rights and avenging them.
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