البديع

Al-Badee’

(The Originator, The Incomparable)

This Attribute of Allah Azza wa Jall came in the following verses of the Holy Quraan:

Surah Al-Baqarah verse 117 and surah Al-An’aam verse 101

Their English translation is:

Surah Al-Baqarah 117;

(2:117) He is the Originator of the heavens and the earth; whenever He decrees a matter He (merely) says: “Be”, and it is. 

Surah Al-Anaam 101;

(6:101) He is the Originator of the heavens and the earth. How can He have a son when He has had no mate? And He has created everything and He has full knowledge of all things.
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(How can a person created be the offspring of the Creator???)

We know that Allah is the Creator and the Originator of everything.
Al-Baari means the Creator and Faatir means the Originator. Al-Badee’ also means the Originator.

In fact, regarding the Great Names of Allah Ta’aala our knowledge is very limited. We cannot explain the difference between these names. The exact meaning is known to Allah only. But the scholars say that:

Al-Baari means The One  Who creates from nothing. That is there are no elements or compounds, no pre-existing matter/particles etc. Thus Allah Ta’aala created all and everything from nothing.

Al-Badee’, on the other hand, means that there is no pre-existing example or sample or any models but Allah plans a thing and creates it. For example, look at the face of mankind. All of this shape is created by Allah azza wa Jall without any precedents. What a proper shape!!! Allah said in surah Infitaar verses 6, 7 and 8:

(Translation)

(82:6) O man! What has deceived you about your generous Lord 

(82:7) Who created you, shaped you, and made you well-proportioned, 

(82:8) and set you in whatever form He pleased?4
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So Allah gave excellent form and shape to mankind. One can try to imagine the excellence of Allah’s Creative Ability by comparing the faces of different people. There are numerous people in this world, they are all created by Allah Azza wa Jall but all of the faces are different from each other although all have a nose, two eyes, a mouth, two cheeks and a forehead. Look at the structure of hand, what a wonderful proportion of the fingers and palm! What a vast variety of works and functions can be performed by the hand!!!

Look at the wonderful structure of the heaven and the earth! The heaven is decorated with stars so that the darkness of the night becomes lighter and the beauty of the sky at night pleases hearts of people.

The earth is made a stable and attractive place for living. It is said that if the distance of the sun from the earth was a little more, all the inhabitants of the earth would be frozen to death; and if it was a little less, then all would get burned. So Allah made everything balanced and in good proportion!!!

This magnificent universe is created and made by Allah Ta’aala in wonderful and excellent shape. Looking at the excellent creation of Allah a sincere Muslim will go into prostration. Surely, in our own nafs and in the universe there are signs of the Greatness of the Creator, Al-Khaaliq and Al-Badee’

Allah said in the Holy Quraan:
(translation of the verse 53 of the surah Ha-meem Al-Sajdah (the other name of this surah is Fussilat).

(41:53) Soon shall We show them Our Signs on the horizons and in their own beings until it becomes clear to them that it is the Truth.70 Is it not enough that your Lord is a witness over everything?71
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