Allah Almighty’s Names: Al Jabbar

In almost every ayah, you’ll find at least one of Allah The Almighty’s names that reveal many of His attributes. One such name is “Al Jabbar”.

Allah revealed His names so we can worship Him through them and remember Him through our ups and downs. Although the name has occurred only once in the Qur’an, there are many instances where the word “Al Jabbar” is probably the most misconstrued name in the Asian subcontinent.

In the Arabic language, there are multiple meanings of “Al Jabbar”: the One who reforms what is broken, Resolver of the affairs of all creatures, Caterer to the needs of all, the Compeller, the Most High, the Irresistible and the Sublime. These meanings are all applicable according to different situations.

Here are a few more meanings that the name demonstrates:

  1. Allah Al Jabbar reforms the broken-hearts and binds up wounds. He reinstates love in the hearts of people and improves their conditions, whether they are social, financial or any other.

  2. He (Glory be to Him) provides His Creation with what is needed for their survival. Al Jabbar created us poor and dependent and then awarded us provision through various sources. He brings comfort to the weak and to those who turn to Him and seek His refuge. He also punishes those who fail to adhere to His commands without repenting.

  3. He, the Almighty is dominant over all creation. Nothing happens except with the permission of Allah, Glory be to Him, none can intercede in His Command and none can ease trials.

“He it is who gives life and causes death; and when He decrees a matter, He but says to it, “Be,” and it is.” (Surat al-Ghafir: 68)

  1. We mention this Name in every salah and ask his Mighty self for forgiveness.

“Between the two prostrations, the Prophet would say: ‘O Allah! Pardon me, have mercy on me, help me, guide me, and grant me sustenance.'” (Jami` at-Tirmidhi 284)

  1. Lastly, the best way to call to Allah with this name is: “Ya Jabbar, Aj-burni” (O Jabbar, improve my circumstances)

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