Adh-Dhahir, Al-Batin

ADH-DHĀHIR (الظاهر) The Manifest
AL-BĀṬIN (الباطن) The Hidden

ADH-DHAHIR is the One who manifests allof creation and who is manifest in all of creation. His essence and attributes are shown throughout all of creation. He is above creation, yet visible through creation. AL-BATIN is the One who is veiled from our senses. He is unseen, yet His existence and essence are made known through signs. He knows all the inward conditions and inward thoughts of everything. These two names occurred only once in the holy Quran. They are complementary attributes, so they must be always used together.


  • He is the First and the Last, the Outward and the Inward. He has knowledge of all things. [Al-Hadid 57:3]


  1. Video: The Beautiful Names of Allah (Adh-Dhahir, Al-Batin) by Shaykh Fadel Soliman
  2. Audio: Explaining the Names of Allah by Dr. Fadi Yousef Kablawi (Abu Ubeidah Al-Maqdisi): Part 64 (Adh-Dhahir, Al-Batin)
  3. Article: With the Divine: Part 66 (Adh-Dhahir, Al-Batin) by Jinan Yousef

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