Names: Al-Kabeer & Al-Mutakabbir – In the Names of Allah
The One who knows the internal qualities and meanings of all things. The One who has perfect knowledge and understanding of the true reality of all things.
The One who knows and understands the meaning of even the most hidden secrets. The One who know the inner truth of every condition and situation.
The One who knows and understands secret requests and unspoken prayers. The One who knows and understands the real condition, the inner reality, of everything.
From the root kh-b-r which has the following classical Arabic connotations:
to know, or be aware of the real inner nature of something
to have understanding of the inner, intrinsic nature of something
to know the reality of something
to know the secret inner state of something
to prove, try, test by experience (resulting in inner knowledge)
This name is used in the Qur’ān. For example, see 22:63
‘Alīm denotes knowing with certainty, especially intuitive knowing, omniscience.
Khabīr denotes an understanding of the inner qualities, secrets and true reality.
The One who is supremely great. The One who is greater than all of creation.
The One who manifests greatness in all things and in all ways.
The One who has rights, privileges and attributes which others have not.
From the root k-b-r which has the following classical Arabic connotations:
to be great in size, rank or dignity
to be great in size, to be vast, formidable
to be great in age, oldest
to be great in dignity, noble, majestic
to be great in learning, most knowing
to have rights above all others
This name is used in the Qur’ān. For example, see 59:23
Mutakabbir is an empathic form of the root k-b-r which denotes actively using rights, privileges and attributes that are above and beyond the rights of everyone else. In mankind, this would be called pride or arrogance, but for the One this is simply the truth.
Al-Qurtubi reported that this name was understood to mean Grand, Great One.
Jalīl is considered to be greatness in attributes.
Kabīr denotes the One whose essence is greatness.
Azīm is greatness in both attributes and self.
Mutakabbir is an empathic form which denotes actively using rights, privileges, rank and attributes that are above and beyond the rights of everyone else.