Fatwa n°: 7

Category: Fatwas about Aqîda (Creed) and Tauhîd (monotheism)

Concerning the Name of Allah Al-Khâliq (The Creator)

Question:

Is the name “Al-Khâliq” (The Creator) among the specific names of Allah عزَّ وجلَّ? And what is the meaning of Allah’s word:

﴿الَّتِي لَمْ يُخْلَقْ مِِثلُهَا فِي البِلاَدِ﴾ [الفجر: 8].

The meaning of the verse:

The like of which were not created in the land?﴿ [Al-Fajr (The Break of Day or The Dawn):8].

Answer:

All praise is due to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds. Peace and blessing be upon whom Allah sent as a mercy to the Worlds, upon his Family, his Companions and his Brothers till the Day of Resurrection.

The Name “Al-Khâliq” (The Creator) is specific to Allah عزَّ وجلَّ. So, it is forbidden to name people by Allah’s Names which are specific to Him, except by adding the word `Abd (i.e. servant), because they are not convenient but to Him, Like Er-Rahmân (The Most Beneficent), El-Qudûs (The Holy) and El-Khâliq, in addition to the other names such as Shâhanshâh(1), or the judge of the judges and the like.

As for Allah’s word:

﴿الَّتِي لَمْ يُخْلَقْ مِِثلُهَا فِي البِلاَدِ﴾ [الفجر: 8].

The meaning of the verse:

The like of which were not created in the land?﴿ [Al-Fajr (The Break of Day or The Dawn): 8], it means that tribe from `Ad Al-Ûla, which is “Iram”, that has high buildings and whose people were living in Al-Ahqâf, which is situated between Oman and Hadhramaut. Allah عزَّ وجلَّ has not ever created people that are stronger than them or who had huge bodies like them.

The perfect knowledge belongs to Allah سبحانه وتعالى. Our last prayer is all praise is due to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds. Peace and blessing be upon our Prophet, his Family, his Companions and his Brothers till the Day of Resurrection.



(1) Persian: king of kings.

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