The Watcher, The All-Observing, The Witness, The Watchful
The One who watches all things. The One who is the ever vigilant witness.
The One from whose observation nothing is hidden. The One who observes all
thoughts, deeds and feelings.
From the root r-q-b which has
the following classical Arabic connotations:
to look, watch, be vigilant
to expect, anticipate, await
to keep an eye on, detect, observe
to be mindful of
to be a spy, scout, observer
to regard, hold in consideration, respect
This name is used in the Qur'ān. For example, see 4:1
Raqīb refers to the One who has the attribute
Wakīl refers to the One who is the trusted
Hafīz refers to the One who
protects and preserves.
Māni' refers to the One who protects and
defends against harmful situations.
Muhaymin refers to the One who is the
ever-watchful guardian and protector.
(Also written as al-raqib, al-raqeeb, the
Watcher: ya raqib, ya raqeeb)