Beliefs & Teachings

Along Allah’s names are al-Muqaddim and al-Mu’akhkhir -- the Expediter and the Deferrer. These two names go together.
The name al-Qādir (the Able) has two connotations: one is strength and ability; the other is giving measure and making determinations.
When we believe in our hearts that Allah is Self-Subsisting, needing no one but able to fulfill the needs of all, it becomes natural for us to turn to Him and pin our hopes in Him alone.
Allah is referred to as al-Wāhid (the One) and as al-Ahad (the One). What is the difference between these two names?