Al Jabbar Name of Allah Meaning
Al Jabbar Name of Allah Meaning

Al Jabbar Name of Allah Meaning In English (The Compeller)

Al Jabbar Name of Allah meaning The Exalted and All Mighty Compeller, the one to whose might everything in the creation submits. The Exalted One Who rectifies the affairs of His creation for them and Who restores the weak and the broken hearted.


Al Jabbar Allah’s Name In Qur’an.

The term Al-Jabbar (the Compeller) occurs only once in the Qur’an as one of Allah’s Most Beautiful Names, as shown in His saying:

Allah is He, than Whom there is no other god; the Sovereign, the Holy One, the Source of Peace (and Perfection), the Guardian of Faith (and Security), the Preserver of Safety, the Exalted in Might, the Compeller, the Supreme: Glory to Allah! (High is He) above the partners they attribute to Him.

Al-Hashr 23

Al Jabbar Name Of Allah Meaning In English

Al-Jabbar (The Compeller) thus is the One, Who forces alot of His servants to be subject to such of His Decrees and Commandments as He pleases.

He is the One Whose Might and Majesty could, by no means, be overpowered.

He is the One, Who is deemed far above all of His creatures.


He is the Only One, Who is able to enforce His Will over all of His servants in the very way, manner and method He pleases, and none is able to enforce his will over Him “Glory be to Him Almighty”.

He is the Only Magnificent, Supreme, and Lofty, and this is unique to Him Alone, to Whose Majesty and Greatness all things are subject.

Such characteristic of compelling His creatures to comply with His Decrees and Preordainments is shown clearly in His saying:

Moreover, He comprehended in His design the sky, and it had been (as) smoke: He said to it and to the earth:

Come ye together, willingly or unwillingly.” They said: “We do come (together), in willing obedience.

Fussilat 11

It is He Alone, to Whose Glory and Majesty all faces are humbled, all necks and heads are lowered:


(All) faces shall be humbled before (Him), the Living, the Self-Subsisting, Eternal: hopeless indeed will be the man that carries iniquity (on his back).

Surah Ta Ha 111
Al Jabbar Name of Allah Meaning
Al Jabbar Name of Allah Meaning

Al Jabbar Name Of Allah

Al-Jabbar According to Al-Qurtubi, is the One, Whose Power is beyond reach, and Whose Magnificence is too inviolable and Sacred to have any kind of defect.

He is the One, with Whose Might He sets right the states and affairs of those in need among His servants, and mends and makes independent those of want among them. He is the One, Whose onslaught is unbearable by all measures.

Al-Jabbar (the Compeller) According to Al-Ghazali, is He, Whose Plan and Will are, to be sure, enforceable by way of coercion and compulsion, over all of His servants, from Whose Grasp, none is able to flee away, and all hands are too short to attain His Sanctity and Holiness.


Allah Almighty Alone then is the Absolute Compeller, for He Alone is the One Who forces all to do what He wills and likes, and none could compel Him to do anything.

Al-Jabbar (The Compeller) then is the Supreme, and none other than Allah Almighty has the right of having this characteristic of Supremacy and Loftiness, for when it is attributed to Allah, it is praiseworthy, and when it is attributed to anyone else, it is blameworthy.

This Name Al-Jabbar (the Compeller) is one of the characteristics of perfection and completeness belonging to Allah Almighty.

But it is a characteristic of deficiency when it is attributed to man, who, in this case, comes to be a powerful obstinate transgressor, for it means to dispute God over the characteristics of Lordship.

No doubt, Allah Almighty promised a severe punishment and grievous torment for such of His servants as claims this characteristic for himself.

For this reason, Allah Almighty deprives His devotees from amongst the faithful and righteous believers of this characteristic.

Consider, for instance, His description of Yahya, son of Zakariyya:

And kind to his parents, and he was not overbearing or rebellious. (Mary 14) when Jesus spoke in his early childhood about himself, he described himself saying:

(He) hath made me kind to my mother, and not overbearing or miserable.

On the other hand, this characteristic is unique to Allah Almighty, and none from amongst his creatures has the right to have it; and that’s because it is not fitting but for Him Almighty, Who subjugates all things to His Power and Might.

On the contrary, they should seek the opposite of it: they should show humbleness, modesty, and diffidence.

Al Jabbar Name of Allah Meaning
Al Jabbar Name of Allah Meaning

How Does Man Get The Good Manners Related To That Name?

According to Al-Ghazali, the one who lives in the shade of the Name Al-Jabbar (the Compeller) should transcend with his right conduct and good behaviours beyond all kinds of imitating and following others, in such a way as to attract them to imitate him, copy his conduct, and imitate his good manners.

This does not give the false impression that one as such should feel himself superior to others: he should be a good pattern for them to follow with his right conduct, good manners, and virtuous and praiseworthy deeds and acts.

The more he is humble, the more he has a high position in the sight of Allah as well as of people, for it is this humbleness that raises him in degree, which none attains but those chosen and purified by Allah.

As to the celebration of Allah by that Name, one should first educate himself, and compel it to obedience and submission to Allah Almighty, mend whatever defects and flaws it might have, and get it stick to piety, righteousness and god-fearing, so as to protect it from being shaken by distresses and disasters whatsoever.


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