AL-KHALIQ (الخالق) The Creator
AL-BARI (البارئ) The Evolver
AL-MUSAWWIR (المُصَوِّر) The Fashioner
These 3 names are interrelated describing His absolute power of creation.
They are mentioned together in verse 24 of Surah Al-Hashr in this order showing how things come into existence. AL-KHALIQ decrees and plans what He wants to create. Then AL-BARI brings these decreed things into existence in perfect harmony and balanced proportions, within the creation itself and with other creatures. For example, plant gives oxygen to man and in return man gives carbon dioxide to plant. Finally, AL-MUSAWWIR shapes everything perfectly, without model, at the same time so that no two things are exactly alike.
- “He is Allâh, the Creator (Al-Khaliq), the Inventor of all things (Al-Bari), the Bestower of forms (Al-Musawwir). To Him belong the Best Names. All that is in the heavens and the earth glorify Him. And He is the All-Mighty, the All-Wise.” [Al-Hashr 59:24]
- Video: The Beautiful Names of Allah (Al-Khaliq, Al-Khallaq,Al-Bari, Al-Musawwir) by Shaykh Fadel Soliman
- Article: TheBeautiful Names of Allah (Al-Bari, Al-Musawwir) by Dr. Ratib An-Nabulsi