Al Wakeel name of Allah meaning He is The Trustworthy Disposer Of Affairs, the one who is depended upon and is true to His promise.
The all encompassing guardian who suffices those who place their trust and reliance in Him, the one who takes care of the affairs of His creation with His perfect knowledge and power and so is the finest disposer of their affairs.
Ya Wakeel Meaning in English
Al-Wakeel means He is the disposer of affairs of all His creatures, the One who takes it upon Himself to provide for them, grant their requests, fulfil their needs, and the One who controls life and death and assists and protects those who seek His refuge.
He is also the One who takes care of His righteous servants’ affairs by guiding them to all that is easy, and keeping them away from all that causes them hardship.
This Name reveals that since Allah Almighty is the One Who disposes, with His Knowledge, Power, Mercy, Generosity and Full Acquaintance of all things, of the matters and affairs belonging to His servants, then, whatever one strives in attempt to arrange his matters, in the end, it is Allah Almighty Who does so; and it is for this that one should entrust to Him Alone all of his affairs.
Al Wakeel In Quran
There are many occurrences of that Name in the Qur’an.
Allah Almighty says, on the tongue of His devotees, in whose hearts the people tried to place terrors and fears of the great multitudes of the forces of their enemies:
For us Allah sufficeth, and He is the best disposer of affairs.Surah Al Imran 173
He further says:
That is Allah, your Lord! There is no god but He, the Creator of all things; then worship ye Him; and He hath power to dispose of all affairs.Surah Al-An’am 102
He Almighty says, addressing His Messenger:
Thou art there only to warn! It is Allah that arrangeth all affairs!. (Hud 12)
Allah further says on the tongue of Yakub to his sons, when they tried to get his permission to take their brother Benjamin with them to Yusuf, who acted by then as the prime minister of Egypt:
Never will I send him with you until ye swear a solemn oath to me, in Allah’s name, that ye will be sure to bring him back to me unless ye are yourselves hemmed in (and made powerless). And when they had sworn their solemn oath, he said: “Over all that we say, be Allah the Witness and Guardian!Surah Yusuf 66
He says too:
Allah is the Creator of all things, and He is the Guardian and Disposer of all affairs. (Surah Az-Zumar 62)
He addresses His Messenger saying:
So keep clear of them, and put thy trust in Allah and enough is Allah as a disposer of affairs. (Surah An-Nisa 81).
Al Wakeel Name of Allah Meaning In English
AI-Wakeel then is the One, Who assures to provide with sustenance all of His servants, and treat with justice all of their matters, and arrange with fairness, order and truth, all of their affairs.
For this reason, it is to Him Alone that everything related to His servants is entrusted, and He guarantees to suffice His servants to be in need of anyone else.
Based upon this understanding, His Command “Take not other than Me as Disposer of (your) affairs” is not surprising.
One then should put his trust in Allah Almighty pertaining all of his affairs, for none other than Him has the power to do for him what is within the Power of Allah to do.
Such as puts his trust in Allah knows for sure that Allah Almighty is All-Sufficient for him, a fact for which he relies upon Him Alone, and not upon anyone else.
Sometimes one might give mandate to another to be his deputy and dispose of his affairs on his behalf. But far is the difference between man’s disposal and Allah’s Disposal of affairs.
It is true that the deputy should behave, in a things, in favour, and for the interest of him, who gives him such a power of act.
But, if the interest of such one happens to contradict that of the deputy, he could hardly give him preference over himself.
On the other hand, whatever powerful the deputy might be, he could not act but on behalf of a limited number of people.
On the opposing side stands Allah’s Disposal of affairs: Allah always disposes of all the affairs of all of His servants, at the same time, all at once, with nothing of that to divert Him from the other.
There is no limit for His Power and Capacity to stop at. He always does in favour and for the benefit of all of His servants, and according to what is most fitting for them all.
He suffices each of His servants against all difficulties and troubles, protects him from every evil, saves him from what is harmful, defends him against his enemies, and averts from him every distress, except such as he receives, by way of trial, which is, in the end, for his own benefit.
To be sure, whoever puts his trust in Allah in all of his affairs, and relies on Him in all of his matters, sufficient is Allah for him for He is the Best Disposer of affairs and matters.
It is narrated by Al-Bukhari on the authority of lbn Abbas:
Allah is Sufficient for us and He Is the Best Disposer of affairs” was said by Ibrahim when he was thrown into the fire.
And it was said by Mohammad when men said to them: a great army is gathering against you: and frightened them: but it (only) increased their Faith: they said: for us Allah sufficeth, and he is the best Disposer of affairs. (Surah Al Imran 173).
Al Wakeel Benefits
- Worshiping Allah alone without associating any partner with Him, loving Him, exalting Him, venerating Him, truly relying on Him, having hope in His mercy and fearing His punishment.
- Being confident that Allah will certainly provide for us, doing our best to earn livelihoods that He approves and relying on Him when doing so after using all the lawful means.
- Having total trust in Allah, Exalted be He, fully assured that He is sufficient for His righteous servants and takes good care of them and thinking well of Him.
- This will make us hopeful and help dispel all traces of fear, despair and frustration from them.
How Does One Get The Good Manners Of That Name?
If one perceives the glory and great significance of that Name, surely, he will put his trust in Allah Almighty in all of his affairs, and rely upon Him in all matters; and thus become independent with Him from anyone else.
That’s because He Alone is the Best to arrange the things of His servants in the very way and manner, most convenient for them all; and He Alone has the absolute power to relieve one of whatever difficulties, distresses and disasters that might befall him.
To put one’s trust in Allah is one of the most essential conditions for one’s faith to be complete; and Allah Almighty orders all the people in general, and the faithful believers in particular to put their trust in Him, saying:
If Allah helps you none can overcome you: if He forsakes you, who is there, after that, that can help you? In Allah, then, let Believers put their trust. (Surah Al Imran 160)
Allah Almighty loves such as put their trust in Him.
However, there is no conflict between putting one’s trust in Allah, and seeking all ways and reasons that lead one to achieve the required objective.
On the contrary, we have to do all of what is incumbent upon us, as much as is within our capacity, putting our trust in Allah; and it is up to Allah to make us succeed, and cause us to get the results of that for which we work.
As well as this Name invites us to put our trust in Allah, and rely on Him in all of our affairs, it also prompts us to be in haste to fulfill the needs of our brothers, and be trustworthy in the sight of such as depend upon us to achieve their needs, deputize us to carry out certain tasks on their behalf, or delegate us to dispose of something for their interest.
As to the celebration and supplication of Allah by that Name, it is narrated by Al-Baihaqi 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” read more, seven times every morning and evening, Allah Almighty suffices him all the matters of both the world and the hereafter that might concern him.
Allah Almighty instructs us in the Qur’an how we would supplicate Him in the shade of this Name, in imitation of the conduct of Prophet Ibrahim and his followers who supplicated Allah saying:
Our Lord! In Thee do we trust, and to Thee do we tum in repentance: to Thee is (our) final Goal.(Surah Al-Mumtahanah 4)
The following supplication of one of the righteous men is relevant:
O (Allah) in Whose Hand is the Dominion of all things, Who protects (from others), though none has the power to protect from His Power: help me fear (none but) You, and put my trust in (none but) You, so that I would never fear none but You, nor would I put my trust but in You,
0 (Allah) the Creator of the seven heavens, and the earths of similar number, Whose Command descends between them: I bear testimony that You have power over all things, and that Your Knowledge is ever round all things.