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الْقَابِضُ

Al-Qabid

(The Restricting One)

The Constrictor, The Withholder, The One who constricts the sustenance by His wisdom and expands and widens it with His Generosity and Mercy.

Allah is Al-Qaabid meaning whatever he wills comes to be. He is the one who enriches and makes poor, he decides to withhold something, or make something scarce. He is the taker of all souls at the time of death and he stretches his hand out to the believers so that they may repent and turn to him.

Mentions From The Quran & Hadith

From the root q-b-d which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to take in the hand, clutch, lay hold of to grasp, grip, seize, hold firmly to have absolute ownership of something, barter to contract, shrink, draw together, make scanty, make scarce to contract the heart, i.e. distress, depression, lack of joy.

Who is it that would loan Allah a goodly loan so He may multiply it for him many times over? And it is Allah who withholds and grants abundance, and to Him you will be returned. (Quran 2:245)

Allah extends provision for whom He wills and restricts [it]. And they rejoice in the worldly life, while the worldly life is not, compared to the Hereafter, except [brief] enjoyment. (Quran 13:26)

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