The Wonderful Originator, The Unprecedented and Incomparable Inventor, The Absolute Cause
The marvelous One who originates, commences, invents and creates all that exists, without any model or material.
The One whose incomparable will-power first brings into existence all of the unique and amazing creation without any similarity to anything else that has ever existed.
The One who creates in wonderful, awesome,
amazingly original ways that have no precedent whatsoever.
From the root b-d-'a which has the following classical Arabic connotations:
This name is used in the Qur'ān. For example, see 2:117
In honoring the One Creator, it has been said that mankind does not truly create, but rather merely discovers that which Allāh has already created.
The ancient Semitic roots of b-d-' point toward everything which is blossoming into existence and becoming apparent or exposed, with a sense of separation and individuality.
The expression al-Badī' refers to the Creator as well as that which is created.
In some Classical Arabic literature, the participles Mubdi' and Badī' are used interchangeably. However, some commentators suggest that these terms are used to describe slightly different attributes, with the name Mubdi' emphasizing the initiation of creation, while Badī' emphasizes the awesome innovation of such creation.
(Also written as al-badi, al-badee, al-badii, the Wonderful Originator: ya badi, ya badee, ya badii)