الحكيم

Al-Hakeem (The All- Wise)

This beautiful name of Allah Almighty came in the Holy Quraan about a hundred times (I didn’t count it myself but according to some scholars). The English translation of some of the verses is:

Surah Al-An’aam 18 (English translation):


18. And He is the Irresistible, above His slaves, and He is the All-Wise, Well-Acquainted with all things.

Surah Al-Nisaa (An-Nisaa) 26 (English translation):

26. Allah wants to make clear to you [the lawful from the unlawful] and guide you to the [good] practices of those before you and to accept your repentance. And Allah is Knowing and Wise.
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Also Allah said in surah Al-Baqarah 228:

…..Wa-Allaho Azeezun- Hakeem.
 (And Allah is the Mighty and the Wise).
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And in the surah Al-Nisaa (An-Nisaa), 130 (The English translation is):

130. But if the spouses do separate, Allah will make each one of them independent of the other by HIS Vast Powers, for HIS resources are limitless and HE is All-Wise and All-Knowing.
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Allah is the All-wise and a Judge of the Judges. Hikma that is the wisdom can appear in a saying which is quite suitable for that time, place and the occasion. Only then it is a blessing. Otherwise, if the saying is not proper at the occasion, then it may prove to be a trouble. So with us the Saying of Allah is the Holy Quraan which is manifestly full of Wisdom (Hikma).

The second thing is the creation of Allah. We can see that the whole universe which is the creation of Allah is made and managed with extreme wisdom. There is a unique balance in the creation of Allah Almighty. Everything has a good and just purpose, and objective, nothing is without a good purpose. Allah said in the surah Al-Mulk verses 3 and 4, their translation is:


3. (HE) Who has created the seven heavens one above another, you can see no fault in the creations of the Most Beneficent. Then look again: “Can you see any rifts?”

Another translation of the same verse is:


(67:3). The One Who created the seven heavens one upon another.6 You will see no incongruity in the Merciful One’s creation.7 Turn your vision again, can you see any flaw?8

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The Exp. notes are:

6. For explanation, see( E.N. 34 of Surah Al-Baqarah); ( E.N. 2 of Surah Ar-Raad); ( E.N. 8 of Surah Al-Hijr); ( E.N. 113 of Surah Al-Hajj); (E.N. 15 of Surah Al-Muminoon); (E.N. 5 of Surah As-Saaffat); (E.N. 90 of Surah Al-Mumin).

7. Literally, tafawut is disproportion: two things being out of accord and in disagreement with each other. So, the divine words mean: You will not see any indiscipline, any disorder and discordance anywhere in the universe, there is nothing disjointed and out of proportion in this world created by Allah: all its parts are well connected and in perfect harmony and coordination.

8. The word futoor means a crack, rift, fissure, or a thing’s being split and broken. The verse means to say that the whole universe is so closely well-knit and everything in it, from a particle on the earth to the huge galaxies, so well connected and coherent that the continuity of the system of the universe seems to break nowhere, however hard one may try to probe and investigate. (For further explanation, see (E.N. 8 of Surah Qaf).
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The verse 4 of the surah Al-Mulk, (English translation):


(67:4) Then turn your vision again, and then again; in the end your vision will come back to you, worn out and frustrated. 

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The Al-Hakeem Allah also gave wisdom to HIS servants. In the surah yousuf Allah said:

(12:22) And when Joseph reached the age of maturity, We granted him judgement and knowledge.20 Thus do We reward those who do good. 
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Exp. note 20:

20. By the use of such words as the Quran usually means, We bestowed on him Prophethood, for the Arabic word hukmun stands for both judgment and authority and ilmun stands for that knowledge which is directly revealed to the Prophets by Allah. Thus, the Arabic words of the text will mean: We gave him the power and the authority and the knowledge needed for judging rightly the affairs of the people.
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About Dawood alaihi salaam, Allah said in the surah Sad verse 20:


(38:20) And We strengthened his kingdom and endowed him with wisdom and decisive judgement.20

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Exp. note 20:

20. That is, he was never ambiguous in speech but clear and forthright. Whatever problem he talked about he would lay bare its basic points, and would clearly and precisely determine the real issue under question, and would pass a decisive judgment.” This quality is not attained by a person unless he is granted wisdom, understanding and mastery of language of the highest degree.
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Similarly Allah said in surah Luqmaan that Allah gave wisdom to Luqmaan. Luqmaan was not a prophet but he was a God-fearing Muslim. He gave very good advice to his son and Allah revealed it in the Holy Quraan, for our understanding. Allah is Shaakirun-Aleem, Allah gives great respect to every righteous persom, Alhamdulillah!!!

Thus Allah is Al-Hakeem, HE created the Whole universe with Hikmah (Wisdom) and balance so that everything is in its proper place and proportion. Then Allah gave wisdom to the human beings to bring lots of good to humanity. Allah said in surah Al-Baqrah verse 269:


269. He grants Hikmah to whom He pleases, and he, to whom Hikmah is granted, is indeed granted abundant good. But none remember (will receive admonition) except men of understanding.

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In the Holy Quraan the name “Al-Hakeem” comes with other Attributes of Allah as:

In surah Al-Baqarah 32 it comes with Aleem (Innaka antal-Aleemul-Hakeem):

32. They (the angels) said: “Glory be to You, we have no knowledge except what you have taught us. Verily, it is You, the All-Knower, the All-Wise.”
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In surah Al-An’aam 18 it comes with the Khabeer (Al-Hakeemul- Khabeer):


18. And He is the Irresistible, above His slaves, and He is the All-Wise, Well-Acquainted with all things.

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There are many such verses; the above-mentioned are only two examples. We must pray to Allah to give us wisdom as Allah had given to Luqmaan. We must also try to adopt the way of hikmah (wisdom) while speaking and working.

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