Al Haseeb name of Allah means The Reckoner Who Suffices, the one who preserves the deeds of the creation, and will bring them for account for them, and the one who suffices and protects His servants.
This Name of Allah has two fundamental meanings:
- Allah Almighty is the One Who suffices His servants against whatever evil, harm and distresses that might befall them;
- And sufficient is Allah for Friend and Protector of the faithful believers from amongst His creatures, who always supplicate Him saying:
For us Allah sufficeth and He is the Best Disposer of affairs.
On the other hand, it is Allah Alone Who will call to account all of the people for their deeds:
He will reckon them for what they do and say, in order to reward the believers among them for their good deeds, and requite the unbelievers for their evil deeds and sins.
This leads to the fact that He will call the believers to an easy reckoning, after which they will be admitted to the Garden.
And, at the same time, He will call the infidels and unbelievers to a hard account, which will lead them to the midst of the fire of Hell.
Al Haseeb Name of Allah Meaning In English
This name means that Allah is aware of His slaves and will take account of their actions and reward them or punish them accord-ingly.
It also means that He is sufficient for those who rely on Him, and that He is ever ready to provide protection and help to them.
- Showing total need for and dependence on Allah alone, fully aware that we are in constant need of Him, placing our trust in Allah after doing all that is required without thinking that means alone are sufficient to achieve our goals.
- Fearing Allah, Glorified and Sublime be He, bringing ourselves to account before we are brought to account on the Day of Judgment, preparing for the Day of Reckoning by doing numerous acts of obedience to Allah, avoiding acts of disobedience to Him as well as wronging people.
- Relying on Allah alone, for He is sufficient for us and He is the best protector.
Haseeb Meaning in Quran
This Name occurs thrice in the Qur’an:
When ye release their property to them, take witnesses in their presence: but all-sufficient is Allah for Careful Account Taker.An-Nisa 6
When a (courteous) greeting is offered you, meet it with a greeting still more courteous, or (at least) of equal courtesy. Allah is the Careful Account Taker of all things.An-Nisa 86
Who preach the Messages of Allah, and fear Him, and fear none but Allah. And enough is Allah for Careful Account Taker.Al-Ahzab 39
The significance of this Name here is that Allah Almighty carefully and watchfully keeps account of and calculates all the deeds of His servants, for which He rewards or punishes them, according to their being good or evil.
In this connection, it is narrated by Ibn Jarir on the authority of Salman Al-Parisi:
A man came to the Messenger of Allah, Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him” and said:
Peace be upon you, 0 Messenger of Allah! the Messenger of Allah, Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him replied:
Upon you be Allah’s peace and mercy!” then, another one came to him and said: “Allah’s peace and mercy be upon you, 0 Messenger of Allah!”
The Messenger of Allah, Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him” replied:
Upon you be Allah’s peace, mercy and blessing!” then, a third man came to him and said: “Allah’s peace, mercy and blessing be upon you, 0 Messenger of Allah!”
Upon this the Messenger of Allah “Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him” replied: “Upon you be (the same).
The man said to him exclaiming: O Messenger of Allah! Let my father and mother be sacrificed for you!
So and so, and so and so came to you and then greeted you, and you returned it back to them (with a greeting) much better than you returned it back to me (what is the matter?
The Messenger of Allah, Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him said to him:
Indeed, you have left nothing for us (to give you more than yours).
Allah Almighty says:
When a (courteous) greeting is offered you, meet it with a greeting still more courteous, or (at least) of equal courtesy”, and we returned it back to you with a greeting of equal courtesy.
It is narrated by the grand imam Ahmad, Abu Dawud, Al-Bazzar and At-Tirrmidhi, who describes it as a good strange Hadith.
On the authority of Imran lbn Husain that once, a man came to the Messenger of Allah, Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him” and greeted him:
Peace be upon you.” The Messenger of Allah “Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him” returned it back (with an equal greeting).
Then, the man sat down and he (the Messenger of Allah “Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him”) said: Ten (good deeds have been recorded for you).
Another one came and greeted: “Allah’s peace and mercy be upon you.” He replied to him (with the same greeting). He sat down and the Messenger of Allah “Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him” said: Twenty (good deeds have been recorded for you).
Then, a third man came and said: “Allah’s peace, mercy and blessing be upon you.” He returned it back to him (with an equal greeting).
The man sat down and the Messenger of Allah “Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him” then said: Thirty (good deeds have been recorded for you).
It is narrated by lbn Abu Hatim on the authority of Ibn Abbas that he said:
If anyone of Allah’s creatures greets you, you should reply to him, even though he is a Magian.
That’s because Allah Almighty says:
When a (courteous) greeting is offered you, meet it with a greeting still more courteous, or (at least) of equal courtesy.
However, both meanings of this Name are referred to in the Qur’an. Take, as example for the first meaning, Allah’s saying:
Surely His is the Command, and He is the Swiftest in taking account. (Al-An’am 62)
if there be (no more than) the weight of a mustard seed, We will bring it (to account): and enough are We to take account. (Al-Anbiya 47).
How Does One Acquire The Good Manners of That Name?
To be sure, when one is well-aware of the fact that Allah Almighty suffices for him against what is evil and harmful, he does not feel lonely because of people’s desertion of him: on the contrary, he puts in mind that what fails to be his portion is not to be for him, and what is doomed to be his portion is not to fail to reach him.
That’s because he depends upon Allah Alone to fulfill all of his needs, refers to Him all of his affairs, and turns to Him in all matters and cases, in order to become ” Of those who answered the call of Allah and the Messenger, even after being wounded, those who do right and refrain from wrong have a great reward.
One should further be careful in keeping account of what he does and says: he should reckon himself, putting in consideration the following statement:
Reckon yourselves (in the world) before you are reckoned (in the hereafter), have a just estimate (of the deeds and acts of) you before (those of) you are weighed (on the Day of Judgement), and get ready for the great display (of you before your Lord).
As to the celebration of Allah by that Name, it is narrated on the authority of Abu Ad-Darda that the Messenger of Allah, Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him” said:
He, who says: “Allah sufficeth me; there is no god but He: on Him is my trust, -He the Lord of the Throne (of Glory) Supreme.
Seven times every morning and evening, Allah Almighty suffices him against all the matters of both the world and the hereafter that might concern him.
Related reading Al Basir Name of Allah Meaning In English (The All-Seeing).