The Most Liberal Bestower, The Great Giver, The Giver of Gifts
The One who continually bestows gifts, favors
and blessings upon all of creation.
The One who is the most generous and liberal
The One who gives freely and endlessly, without expectation of any return.
From the root w-h-b which has
the following classical Arabic connotations:
to give for no compensation, to give
as a gift
to donate, to offer as a present, bestow
to give liberally and freely
to grant, endow
to cause something to be
This name is used in the Qur'ān. For example, see 3:8
With regard to mankind's role in giving, Abū Hāmid al-Ghazālī notes
Whoever bestows gifts with an eye to some interest to be realized by it
sooner or later, be it appreciation, affection or release from blame, or or
acquiring distinction of mention - he is neither a giver nor generous, but
rather engaged in transaction and recompense. ... But the one who sacrifices
all he owns, even his life, for the sake of God alone - such a one is worthy
of being named giver and generous.
(Also written as: al-wahhab, al-wahhaab,
the Great Giver: ya wahhab, ya wahhaab)