The All-Determining, The Prevailing Ordainer, The Powerful Determiner
The One whose supreme power determines and delivers the suitable measure of all things. The One whose decisions always prevail. The One who has power and ability to ordain all things.
The One who is empowered to do whatever wisdom decides. The One who has the power and ability to decide the outcome of all matters.
The One whose power enforces all decrees and
ordains the course of all affairs. The One whose decree prevails in every
From the root q-d-r which has the following classical Arabic connotations:
This name is used in the Qur'ān. For example, see 54:55
Qādir, from this same q-d-r root, indicates the supreme ability to make a decree or ordain something, while Muqtadir points to the supreme power by which that decree is enacted.
That is, Muqtadir is an intensive form of the root q-d-r which emphasizes the use Supreme Power to actively enforce whatever Divine wisdom decides.
The Arabic prefix mu at the beginning of the word points toward the means by which something happens, or the embodiment of an action, leading to translations such as the one who is, or the one who does (similar to the suffix er in English).
Qādir is a less intensive form of the root q-d-r which describes the attribute of being able to decree, ordain, appoint or decide.
(Also written as al-muqtadir, the All-Powerful: ya muqtadir)