59:24. "Hu is Allah, Al-Khāliq (The Creator), Al-Bāri’ (Inventor of the
Living), Al-Musaw-wir (the Bestower of Forms)":
In this verse Al-Khāliq means the absolute, sole giver of Divine
fore-ordainment or predestination or fate/destiny. Al-Khāliq is the
all-knower of everything prior to its existence vis-à-vis the
Divine Knowledge. So Hu
does not wait for something to come into
existence in order that Hu observes it in order to gain knowledge about
it; the Al-Khāliq attribute of Hu is the certainty of Hu's knowledgeof
all things about the object including its predestination prior to its
Al-Khāliq, in the above sense of the meaning, is the first primordial
stage of an entity to become an object.
Ibn Al-Hisar said: "Al-Khāliq means to create something when there was
nothing or it was nothing, and to give it its predestination prior to
Abu-Bakr Ibn al-Arabi said:
7:11. "It is We who created you": Informing of the trajectory of
existence from Adam (Non-being) to Wujud (Being). Please see:
7:11. "(It is We who) Gave you shape": This verse does ‘Ishārat
to the shaping of the innermost intellect, psychology,
exclusively for the human being not including the other creatures.
Al-Bāri’ (Inventor, Inventor of the living): With the letter Hamza (at
its end), this word reads as the inventor i.e.who first created fire,
light or soil and from them created living beings. With Hamza the word
renders the inventor of anything that is created from the soil i.e.
linguistically taking the roots of this word from the word Barr as in
Barr & Bahr (Land and Sea).
Al-Musaw-wir: This is the Muzhir (A conduit/portal through which some
objects come to be) of shapes, forms, colors, dimensions and so on.
Allah is the only Muzhir (Conduit/Portal) for objects to take different
forms/shapes and attributes so they become discernable from each other.
Had this Al-Musaw-wir not been there, the objects would have been in
existence but they would have been indiscernible.
Al-Hisar stated: "Al-Musaw-wir does the last stage of the
objectification after the primordial creation of the predestination and
invention of the living aspects, the formation into discernable forms
Ibn Arabi stated: "Our scholars understand Al-Musaw-wir in four ways:
1. Al-Ladhi (That Which)
has given the genesis of all
things : the attribute of discern-ability through shapes, forms,
colors, dimensions and so on.
2. Al-Musaw-wir causes things to be similar to each
other and these similarities are parts of Hu’s
3. The Synthesizer of complex-shaped objects. (With
sub-parts all in different shapes fitting into each other)
4. Al-Musaw-wir is Al-Ladhi (That Which)
object towards its final limits of creation. (Creation is a process
extending from the other universe to Here and Al-Musaw-wir is the
Creator of the final stages of the creation.)".
Al-Khatābi stated: "Al-Musaw-wir is Al-Ladhi (That Which)
objects into different forms for the purpose of the
inter-recognition/differentiation between species. (For example we can
tell apart an apple from an orange and the recognition is due the work
Dara: When we behold the different stages of the fetus in the womb, we
clearly see the handiwork of Al-Musaw-wir, indeed these stages of the
processes are telltale indications of Allah’s
creation; these processes
point us towards the existence of Allah.
2006-2002, Dara O. Shayda, Hind Rifai M.D.