Al-Wasi

AL-WĀSI’ (الواسع) The All-Sufficient

WASI refers to vastness in generosity. AL-WASI is the One of limitless capacity and abundance. He is the All-Sufficient whose bounty can never be depleted. Vastness could be attributed to both knowledge and favors. His mercy embraces all of creation and His generosity extends to all things. He is ample-giving, all-embracing and all-pervading. His knowledge, mercy and generosity are boundless. His vastness includes His knowledge, kingdom, mercy and blessings. This name is combined with AL-ALĪM (The All-Knowing) to stress that Allah’s knowledge is limitless, endless and encompasses everything and comprehends all beings.

Evidence/s

  • … And Allah is All-Encompassing [in favor] and Knowing.” [Al-Baqarah 2:247]
  • … And Allah is All-Encompassing and Knowing. [Al-Baqarah 2:268]
  • … That is the unbounded favor of Allah, which He gives to whoever He wills. Allah is Boundless, All-Knowing. [Al-Ma’idah 5:54]

Links/Sources

  1. Audio: Explaining the Names of Allah by Dr. Fadi Yousef Kablawi (Abu Ubeidah Al-Maqdisi): Part 46 (Al-Wasi)
  2. Article: With the Divine: Part 43 (Al-Wasi) by Jinan Yousef

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