Al-Khaliq

AL-KHALIQ (الخالق) The Creator
AL-KHALLAQ (الخلاق) The Great Creator
AL-KHALLAQUL ALIM (الخلاق ٱلۡعَلِيم) The All-Knowing Creator
AHSANUL KHALIQIN (أحسان الخالقين) Best of Creators

Linguistically, KHALAQ means “to cause something to exist.” AL-KHALIQ is the One who created everything from the state of non-existence into existence. He only says “BE” and it is! His creation manifests His Existence, Oneness, Power, Glory, Perfection and Wisdom. No one can dare to challenge His absolute power of creation. Nothing is created without His command and power. – Indeed, your Lord is Allah, who created the heavens and earth in six days and then established Himself above the Throne. He covers the night with the day, [another night] chasing it rapidly; and [He created] the sun, the moon, and the stars, subjected by His command. Unquestionably, His is the creation and the command; blessed is Allah, Lord of the worlds. [Al-‘Araf 7:54]

He is the One who created everything from nothing in accordance with His wisdom. At one point, you were absolutely nothing, and then He fashioned you, and created every single body part, so the skin tone which you think is too “dark” is perfect for Him, your height, the shape of your nose or your other physical features is perfect because it was created and molded by Allah Himself, Al Khaliq! You may doubt yourself and have a low self-esteem thinking you do not fit the beauty standards set by man, but you know what, you are *perfect* for Him! Isn’t that sufficient for a true slave of Allah? You were created for the sole purpose of worshiping Him so why not concentrate your time, energy, talent and efforts in doing that, rather than fretting over what mere mortals think about your looks or appearances? Ask Him to mold your character into something beautiful just as He beautified your outer appearance. And keep striving! [Dr. Bilal Philips/IOU]

Wisdom of creation

  • “And We created not the heavens and the earth,and all that is between them, for mere play, We created them not except with truth (i.e. to examine and test those who are obedient and those who are disobedient and then reward the obedient ones and punish the disobedient ones), but most of them know not.” [Ad-Dukhan 44:38-39]
  • “And I (Allah) created not the Jinn and mankind except that they should worship Me (Alone).” [Adh-Dhariyat 51:56]

Evidence/s

  • That is Allah, your Lord; there is no deity except Him, the Creator of all things, so worship Him. And He is Disposer of all things. [Al-An’am 6:102]
  • … Or have they attributed to Allah partners who created like His creation so that the creation [of each] seemed similar to them? Say, “Allah is the Creator of all things, and He is the One, the Prevailing.” [Ar-R’ad 13:16]
  • Do you call upon Ba’l and leave the Best of Creators (Ahsanul  Khaliqin). [As-Saffat 37:125]
  • Then We made the sperm-drop into a clinging clot, and  We made the clot into a lump [of flesh], and We made [from] the lump, bones,and We covered the bones with flesh; then We developed him into another creation. So blessed is Allah, the Best of Creators. [Al-Mu’minun 23:14]
  • Is not He who created the heavens and the earth Able to create the likes of them? Yes, [it is so]; and He is the Knowing Creator (Khallaqul Alim). [Yasin 36:81]
  • “Verily, your Lord is the All-Knowing Creator.” [Al-Hijr 15:86] 

Links/Sources

  1. Video: The Beautiful Names of Allah (Al-Khaliq, Al-Khallaq, Al-Bari,Al-Musawwir) by Shaykh Fadel Soliman
  2. Article: The Beautiful Names of Allah (Al-Khaliq) by Dr. Ratib An-Nabulsi

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