Al Hakeem name of Allah means The All-Wise, the one fully wise in everything He decrees, and fully wise in His sayings and in His actions. There is no deficiency or error in anything He decrees, says or does.
Allah Almighty is the Wisest of those who are wise; and to Him belong the perfect wisdom and decision.
Al-Hakeem in Arabic
Here is how to write Al Hakeem in Arabic text,
Al-Hakeem Meaning In English
He is the One, Full of Wisdom, i.e. to know the best things, with the help of the best knowledge.
The one who is well-versed in the finest mysteries of arts and knowledge is described as one endued with wisdom, particularly when he has the ability to give the best judgements and the soundest decisions.
He has supreme wisdom in everything, in whatever He has deemed, in His legislation and reward and punishment on the Day of Judgement.
He also has supreme wisdom in everything, in creation and the command.
He never creates anything in vain, nor does He legislate or judge in vain.
He does things in His absolute wisdom.
The Arabic word hikmah (wisdom) denotes putting things where they belong.
Allah Almighty assigns a portion of this characteristic to such of His servants as He pleases.
He describes Yahya, son of Zakariyya with the same merit in His statement about him:
and We gave him Wisdom even as a youth. (Maryam 12)
Allah’s Full Wisdom is beyond reason, above any idea or thought about it, too fine and great to perceive.
Al-Hakeem In The Quran
This Name occurs over one hundred times in the Qur’an, in most of which, it comes in the company of Allah’s Name Al-‘Azeez (Exalted in Might), as shown in
- Surah Al-Baqarah verse 129 and
- Surah An-Nisa verse 165.
In many cases, it comes in association with Allah’s Name Al Aleem (the All-Knowing) as shown in His saying in surah Al-Baqarah verse 32 and surah At-Tawbah verse 128.
In some occurrences, it comes in the company of Allah’s Name Al Khabeer (Well-Acquainted with all things) as shown in His saying in surah Al-An’am verse 18.
Since the Holy Qur’an is Allah’s Speech, it is granted also the characteristic of wisdom as shown in His saying:
Ya Sin. By the Qur’an, Full of Wisdom. (Ya Sin 1:2).
Benefits of belief in this name include the following:
- Loving Allah, Exalted be He, fearing Him, exalting Him, showing due respect to Him by not engaging in things He has forbidden, observing good manners towards Him, and worshipping Him sincerely.
- Rejoicing at having been guided to the true religion of the All-Wise and Well-Informed, which comprises great benefits and helps us achieve happiness in this life and eternal bliss in the hereafter, and which serves to protect our religion, life, the intellect, wealth and honour.
- Complying with Allah’s rulings, completely submitting to His will, showing contentment with whatever He decrees and decides for us, and being confident that all Allah’s decisions are best for us in this world and in the life to come.
- Calling upon Allah to grant us wisdom, as He is the sole possessor of wisdom, while trying hard to use all the means possible to acquire it through beneficial knowledge and righteous deeds.
Al Hakeem Name of Allah Meaning In English
According to Al-Ghazali, none could know the very nature and reality of Allah barring Allah Almighty;
And this necessitates that He Alone should be the All-Wise in truth, for it is He Alone Who has full knowledge of the primal sources and origins of things, by His Eternal Everlasting Knowledge, which none could think of an end to which it comes, and in which there is no doubt nor suspicion.
To be sure, wisdom is to have full knowledge of the best items of information, with the help of the best sorts of sciences.
Based on that, the All-Wise is verily the All-Knowing, for the real wisdom means that one endued with it should have full knowledge of all things; and none barring Allah Almighty could have such knowledge in full.
But, Allah Almighty assigns, as we mentioned earlier, a portion of wisdom, to all the inhabitants of the earth, of which He grants such of them as He pleases in different measures according to their different natures and capabilities of understanding.
However, the scholars and men of knowledge differ in their interpretations of the concept of such portion of wisdom as granted to such of Allah’s servants as He pleases:
Some refer it to Prophethood, others to the knowledge of the Qur’an, some to the good understanding of religion, and many to the willful submission and obedience to Allah’s Orders and Commands, and sanctity of His Restrictions.
No matter different those might be, they show how deep and fine its significance is.
Al Hakeem (the All-Wise) is He, Who is Exalted from doing what should not be done, for it is not befitting for Him but to do what He does; and this is, indeed, a right definition of the term.
There is nothing but that whose creation is subject to a due measure and certain wisdom.
It is out of His Full Wisdom that He puts everything in its right place, in accordance with what is the most convenient to it, depending upon His Perfect and Complete Knowledge of all the matters and affairs related to everything of His creation.
And this alone is what makes all of His deeds and Acts unquestionable, which none could reject or even discuss.
It is out of His Wisdom that He sent unto all the inhabitants of the earth, Muhammad, the Seal of the Prophets, as the Messenger to the worlds of both men and jinns, that are living on the surface of the earth, in order to instruct them in Scripture and Wisdom, which stems in the end from Allah’s Wisdom of which He pours over such of His servants.
How Does Man Acquire The Etiquette Of This Name?
Since Allah Almighty granted us the privilege of sending to us Muhammad as the Messenger to the whole of mankind, in order to teach us wisdom, then, we have to copy his guidance, do as much as is within our capacity to approach his good manners, follow his steps, and be on his right way.
No doubt, the Messenger of Allah, Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him” guides us to acquire wisdom through many ways.
The first point one should learn of wisdom is to be perfect as much as possible in all that he does, for indeed, Allah Almighty loves that if anyone of you does a thing, he should do it perfectly.
If all of us stick to that principle, we, i.e. the whole of mankind, will come to be more prosperous and successful, our work will become more profitable, and a greater amount of good and pleasure will befall us in general.
Do you not see how Allah Almighty, the Creator of all things, has done perfect the making of everything He has created?
If it is out of wisdom that one should plan for his future, and think what he is going to do, in order to be able to face what is to come of his days, the faithful believer then has to take from his life a provision therewith to face the hereafter, from his health what benefits him during his ailment, and from his youth what helps him during his geriatric age.
In other words, one should assign a portion of his lifetime, while being healthy, youth and strong, not only to serve Allah with whole devotion, and do what is due upon him, but also to do more supererogatory deeds,
So that whenever he is befallen by ailment, or weakness during the last portion of his age, and thus becomes unable to do what is due upon him, whatever supererogatory deeds he did then would be a source of profit to him during that period in which he is too helpless to do anything.
It is further out of wisdom that one should give thanks to Allah, for all of His Favours He bestows upon him, and be grateful to Him in whichever state he is.