Is Al-Mu’tee from the Names of Allaah?


Is Al-Mu’tee (The Giver) from the Names of Allaah and what is its meaning?


Yes, it’s from the Names of Allaah without a doubt,

وَإِنَّمَا أَنَا قَاسِمٌ وَاللَّهِ يُعْطِي

“Verily I am only a distributor, and Allah is the one who gives.”

اللّهُـمَّ لا مانِعَ لِما أَعْطَـيْت وَلا مُعْطِـيَ لِما مَنَـعْت وَلا يَنْفَـعُ ذا الجَـدِّ مِنْـكَ الجَـد

Allaahumma laa maania limaa ‘atayt, wa laamutiya limaa manat, wa laa yanfau dhal-jaddi minkal-jadd.

“O Allah, there is none who can withhold what You give, and none can give what You have withheld, and the might of the mighty person cannot benefit him against You.”

So the first Hadith has the affirmation of the Name Al-Mu’tee for Allaah, and it’s from the Beautiful Names, and the second has in it the affirmation of the Attribute.

And every Name includes an Attribute, every affirmed Name of Allaah, like his statement,

لا مانِعَ لِما أَعْطَـيْت

“laa maania limaa ‘a`tayt”

“There is none who can withhold what You give”

A’tayta – You give , actions are taken from the Attributes, but

اللَّهِ هو المعْطِي

“Allaah is Al-Mu’tee” is the Name.

So there’s no problem someone being called Abdul-Mu’tee.

Answered by: Shaykh, the Allamah, the Trustworthy Advisor, Abu Abdirrahman Yahya bin Ali Al-Hajuri – may Allah preserve him


Translated by: Abū ‘Abdillāh ‘Omar bin Yahya Al-‘Akawi