(The Watchful One)
The Watcher, The One that nothing is absent from Him. Hence, it’s meaning is related to attribute of Knowledge.
Allah is Ar-Raqib, He watches all and never forgets what He has created. Allah is a vigilant witness and acts as a guardian protecting the weak and innocent. He observes all thoughts, deeds and feelings.
Mentions From The Quran & Hadith
From the root r-q-b which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to look, watch, be vigilant to expect, anticipate, await. To keep an eye on, detect, observe to be mindful of. To be a spy, scout, observer to regard, hold in consideration, and respect.
O mankind, fear your Lord, who created you from one soul and created from it its mate and dispersed from both of them many men and women. And fear Allah, through whom you ask one another, and the wombs. Indeed Allah is ever, over you, an Observer. (Quran 4:1)
I said not to them except what You commanded me – to worship Allah, my Lord and your Lord. And I was a witness over them as long as I was among them; but when You took me up, You were the Observer over them, and You are, over all things, Witness. (Quran 5:117)
It is He who created the heavens and earth in six days and then established Himself above the Throne. He knows what penetrates the earth and what emerges from it and what descends from the heaven and what ascends therein; and He is with you wherever you are. And Allah, of what you do, is Seeing. (Quran 57:4)
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