AL-QAWWI (القوي) The All-Powerful
DHUL QUWWAH (ذو القوة) Owner of Power

QUWWAH denotes firm will and power. It may also denote concrete meanings such as mind, resoluteness and will. AL-QAWWI is the One with the perfect power, supreme strength and utmost endurance. His strength prevails over all creations and everything is originated by His power. He is beyond all weaknesses and His strength is inexhaustible. This name is frequently combined with the name AL-AZIZ (The Mighty) to stress that His power is incomparable and unbreakable.


  • … Indeed Allah is Strong, Severe in Retribution. [Al-Anfal 8:52]
  • … Indeed, it is your Lord who is the Powerful, the Exalted in Might. [Hud 11:66]
  • … Allah is Most Strong, Almighty. [Al-Ahzab 33:25]
  • … Indeed, Allah is Powerful and Exalted in Might. [Al-Hajj 22:40]
  • … He is Most Strong, Severe in Retribution” [Ghafir 40:22]
  • … And He is the Powerful, the Exalted in Might. [Ash-Shura 42:18]
  • Verily, Allah is the All-Provider, Owner of Power, the Most Strong. (إِنَّ اللَّهَ هُوَ الرَّزَّاقُ ذُو الْقُوَّةِ الْمَتِينُ ) [Adh-Dhariyat 51:58]


  1. Audio: Explaining the Names of Allah by Dr. Fadi Yousef Kablawi (Abu Ubeidah Al-Maqdisi): Part 55 (Al-Qawwi, Al-Matin)
  2. Article: With the Divine: Part 30 (Al-Hafidh, Al-Mani, Al-Qawwi) by Jinan Yousef

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