Beliefs & Teachings

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?
Allah is al-Qayyum. He is in charge of the affairs of our souls and what they earn, and every aspect of our lives is sustained by His decree.