The All-Hearing, The Ever-Listening
The One whose hearing and attention comprehends everything. The One who pays attention to every supplication and invocation.
The One who listens to every voice. The One who hears and accepts every word, thought and secret.
The One who listens to everything, perfectly, eternally, without limitations.
From the root s-m-' which has the following classical Arabic connotations:
This name is used in the Qur'ān. For example, see 17:1
Imam al-Ghazālī has said that in order to explore the depths of an attribute of Allah, one must venture far beyond the human expression of such a quality:
The word samā' (often written sema in Turkish), which literally means hearing or paying attention to, is commonly used to describe the musical gatherings of the Sufis, especially the great whirling dance of the dervishes.
(Also written as al-sami, al-samee, as-sami, as-samee, the All-Hearing: ya sami, ya samee)