Al-Qayyum (The Self-Sustaining)

“Allah! there is no deity worthy of worship but Him, al-Hayy, al-Qayyum.” (Surah Ali-Imran [3]:1)

“All faces shall be humbled before [Allah], al-Hayy, al-Qayyum. And the one who carried the burden of wrong-doing shall be in complete loss!” (Surah Ta Ha [20]: 111)

All praises be to Allah who is known by the Beautiful Name al-Qayyum, the Self-Sustaining. He is the One who has perfect power, existing in and of Himself, not being dependent on anyone or anything in any way. He is the sole sustainer of the inhabitants of the heavens and the earth. He is the One who regulates all of their affairs and provisions. His Beautiful name al-Hayy, the Living, includes all of the Attributes of His Self and the name al-Qayyum includes all the Attributes of His Actions.

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