Al-Haseeb:  This Beautiful name of Allah has the following meanings:

1. From hasaba= to count, Thus each and every action of every person is counted and recorded, nothing is hidden from Allah. Allah is Al-Haseeb, i.e. the ONE WHO is the Reckoner and will call all of us to account. Allah said in surah Al-Nisaa (An-Nisaa) verse 6, its English translation is:

6. And test orphans (as regards their intelligence) until they reach the age of marriage; if then you find sound judgement in them, release their property to them, but consume it not wastefully, and hastily fearing that they should grow up, and whoever amongst guardians is rich, he should take no wages, but if he is poor, let him have for himself what is just and reasonable (according to his work). And when you release their property to them, take witness in their presence; and Allah is All-Sufficient in taking account.

Also Allah said in the verse 86 of the same surah An-Nisaa, the English translation is:

86.When you are greeted with a greeting, greet in return with what is better than it, or (at least) return it equally. Certainly, Allah is Ever a Careful Account Taker of all things.

Hasab also means to be sufficient. Allah said in surah Al-Anfaal verse 64, its English translation is:

(8:64) O Prophet! Allah is sufficient for you and the believers who follow you. 

We must fear the Day of Judgement and Accounting. Allah is the Most Merciful and the Forgiving, but in case we are unjust (may Allah protect us) then Allah is the Haseeb i.e is the Reckoner. So we must keep this point in mind and struggle hard to stay away from injustice to protect ourselves from the hard Accounting on that hard Day.

We can also use this beautiful name in the du’aa:

Hasbi-Yallah, and Hasbunallahu wa ni’mal Wakeel.

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