(The Sustaining One)
The Maintainer, The Guardian, The Feeder, The One who has the Power.
Allah is Al-Muqeet or the ultimate sustainer. He gives strength and nourishment to all of creation and maintains all that exists. He oversees, guards, and preserves all. To Allah we owe the satisfaction of all needs, but he himself is alone and independent of needs.
Mentions From The Quran & Hadith
From the root q-w-t which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to feed, nourish to supply, sustain to keep, preserve, guard to witness, observe, watch over.
Whoever intercedes for a good cause will have a reward therefrom; and whoever intercedes for an evil cause will have a burden therefrom. And ever is Allah, over all things, a Keeper. (Quran 4:85)
Say, “Is it other than Allah I should take as a protector, Creator of the heavens and the earth, while it is He who feeds and is not fed?” (Quran 6:14)
And there is no creature on earth but that upon Allah is its provision, and He knows its place of dwelling and place of storage. All is in a clear register. (Quran 11:6)
“And We will surely test you with something of fear and hunger and a loss of wealth and lives and fruits, but give good tidings to the patient…” (Quran 2:155)
It is Allah who created the heavens and the earth and sent down rain from the sky and produced thereby some fruits as provision for you (Quran 14:32)
99 Names of Allah
Ar Rahman ⋅ Ar Rahim ⋅ Al Malik ⋅ Al Quddus ⋅ As Salam ⋅ Al Mu’min ⋅ Al Muhaymin ⋅ Al-Aziz ⋅ Al Jabbar ⋅ Al Mutakabbir ⋅ Al Khaliq ⋅ Al-Bari ⋅ Al Musawwir ⋅ Al Ghaffar ⋅ Al Qahhar ⋅ Al Wahhab ⋅ Ar Razzaq ⋅ Al Fattah ⋅ Al Alim ⋅ Al Qabid ⋅ Al Basit ⋅ Al Khafid ⋅ Ar Rafi ⋅ Al Mu’izz ⋅ Al Mudhill ⋅ As Sami ⋅ Al Basir ⋅ Al Hakam ⋅ Al Adl ⋅ Al Latif ⋅ Al Khabir ⋅ Al Halim ⋅ Al Azim ⋅ Al Ghafoor ⋅ Ash Shakur ⋅ Al Aliyy ⋅ Al Kabeer ⋅ Al Hafiz ⋅ Al Muqeet ⋅ Al Haseeb ⋅ Al Jaleel ⋅ Al Karim ⋅ Ar Raqib ⋅ Al Mujeeb ⋅ Al Wasi ⋅ Al Hakim ⋅ Al Wadud ⋅ Al Majeed ⋅ Al Ba’ith ⋅ Ash Shaheed ⋅ Al Haqq ⋅ Al Wakeel ⋅ Al Qawiyy ⋅ Al Matin ⋅ Al Waliy ⋅ Al Hameed ⋅ Al Muhsi ⋅ Al Mubdi ⋅ Al Muid ⋅ Al Muhyi ⋅ Al Mumeet ⋅ Al Hayy ⋅ Al Qayyum ⋅ Al Wajid ⋅ Al Majid ⋅ Al Wahid ⋅ Al Ahad ⋅ As Samad ⋅ Al Qadir ⋅ Al Muqtadir ⋅ Al Muqaddim ⋅ Al Muakhkhir ⋅ Al Awwal ⋅ Al Akhir ⋅ Az Zaahir ⋅ Al Baatin ⋅ Al Wali ⋅ Al Mutaali ⋅ Al Barr ⋅ At Tawwab ⋅ Al Muntaqim ⋅ Al Afuw ⋅ Ar Rauf ⋅ Malik Al Mulk ⋅ Zul Jalaali Wal Ikram ⋅ Al Muqsit ⋅ Al Jami ⋅ Al Ghani ⋅ Al Mughni ⋅ Al Mani ⋅ Ad Darr ⋅ An Naafi ⋅ An Noor ⋅ Al Hadi ⋅ Al Badi ⋅ Al Baaqi ⋅ Al Warith ⋅ Ar Rashid ⋅ As-Sabur