The Creator, The Planner
The One who determines and creates according to the proper measure and
proportion of each thing. The One who plans and determines how, when and where
The One whose works are perfectly suited,
appropriate, fitting and proper. The One who creates something from nothing. The
One who creates both the inner and the outer in just proportions.
The One who brings things into existence from a
state of non-existence. The One who has the power to change things back and
forth between the states of existing and non-existing.
From the root kh-l-q which has the following
classical Arabic connotations:
to measure accurately
to determine the proper measure or proportion for something
to proportion one thing according to another
to create something based on a pattern or model which one has devised
to bring a thing into existence from non-existence
This name is used in the Qur'ân. For example, see 59:24
Bâri' denotes the way the One works with
substances, often creating from existing matter, making and evolving that
which is free and clear of any other thing, free and clear of imperfections.
Badî' denotes the One who creates in
wonderful, amazingly original ways that have no precedent whatsoever, ways
that are awesome innovation.
Khâliq denotes the One who continues to plan,
measure out and create, and who has the power to change things from
non-existing to existing.
Musawwir denotes the One who arranges
forms and colors, and who is the shaper of beauty.
Mubdi' denotes the One who starts or begins
all things, or that which has precedence given to it.
Also expressed as al-Khallâq (great creator).
(Also written as al-khaliq, al-khaaliq, the Creator: ya khaliq, ya