Al-Jabbar (The Compeller)

“He is Allah, other than whom none has the right to be worshipped. The King, the Holy, as-Salam, the Giver of Security, the Ever-Watcher, the Al-Mighty, the Compeller, the Supreme. Glory be to Allah! [High is He] above all that they associate as partners with Him.” (Surah al-Hashr [59]:23)

The understanding of Allah’s name al-Jabbar, the Compeller, is complex and includes in it the meaning of al-‘Ali, the High and al-A’la, the Most High, as well as al-Qahhar,the Subduer and ar-Ra’uf, the Kind.  He is the One who has encompassed all in His Dominion. He is the One Who subdues, and before whom all of the creation has humbled itself. He is the One who treats kindly and cures the dejected heart. He is the One who strengthens the weak and impotent, and who protects and shelters those who resort to Him and seek refuge with Him. All praises and glory be to Him Who isal-Jabbar, the Compeller.

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