The Bringer of Judgment


The Reckoner, The One who gives the satisfaction.

Allah is Al-Haseeb. He is The One who takes account all actions and reckons them on the day of judgement. There is nothing that goes unnoticed, however small, Allah surly will hold them responsible. He will give whatever is sufficient and necessary in every situation.

Mentions From The Quran & Hadith

From the root h-s-b which has the following classical Arabic connotations: To reckon, number, count, calculate, compute, think. To give without sparing or scanting to give without the receiver’s expectation. To suffice, to be sufficient, or without measure.

And when you are greeted with a greeting, greet [in return] with one better than it or [at least] return it [in a like manner]. Indeed, Allah is ever, over all things, an Accountant. (Quran 4:86)

[Allah praises] those who convey the messages of Allah and fear Him and do not

fear anyone but Allah. And sufficient is Allah as Accountant. (Quran 33:39)

Is not Allah sufficient for His Servant [Prophet Muhammad]? And [yet], they threaten you with those [they worship] other than Him. And whoever Allah leaves astray – for him there is no guide. (Quran 39:36)

Al-Hasib (The Reckoner)



Ar-Rahim in Arabic:


Arabic root:

(ح س ب)

Al-Hasib meaning in English:

The Reckoner, The Sufficient

Al-Hasib meaning in Urdu:

حساب لینے والا

Appearance in the Quran:

3 times


Recite Al-Hasib frequently improves your quality of life and brings down the blessings of Allah.

Recite it 70 times when facing fear and see it disappearing. 

Asma ul Husna with similar meaning:

Al-Hakam (The Impartial Judge)

Ash-Shaheed (The Witness)

Al-Muhsi (The Reckoner)

Al-Baatin (The Knower of Hidden Things)

Ar-Raqib (The Watcher)

Al-Hasib Definition & Meaning

We all understand the concept of being questioned and held accountable for our deeds, whether good or bad. Who will hold us accountable? It is only Allah who can reckon us for our (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى) deeds and with visual proof of everything we do in our lives. The name Al-Hasib refers to the attribute of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى), which is that He is the only one who is aware of every minute detail in our lives and will question us about everything we do. 

We can link Allah’s name, Al-Muqit, with Al-Hasib as Al-Muqit means the One who nourishes, and Al-Hasib is the One who keeps a check on all the blessings He bestowed upon us. He will question us about the blessings He gifted us and how we utilized them. 

Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى) says in Surah Ahzab:

ٱلَّذِينَ يُبَلِّغُونَ رِسَـٰلَـٰتِ ٱللَّهِ وَيَخْشَوْنَهُۥ وَلَا يَخْشَوْنَ أَحَدًا إِلَّا ٱللَّهَ ۗ وَكَفَىٰ بِٱللَّهِ حَسِيبًۭا

Translation: “(Allah praises) those who convey the message of Allah and fear Him and do not fear anyone but Allah. And sufficient is Allah as Accountant.” (Quran 33:39)

On another occasion, Allah says in Surah Nisa:

مَّن يَشۡفَعۡ شَفَٰعَةً حَسَنَةٗ يَكُن لَّهُۥ نَصِيبٞ مِّنۡهَاۖ وَمَن يَشۡفَعۡ شَفَٰعَةٗ سَيِّئَةٗ يَكُن لَّهُۥ كِفۡلٞ مِّنۡهَاۗ وَكَانَ ٱللَّهُ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيۡءٖ مُّقِيتٗا

وَإِذَا حُيِّيتُم بِتَحِيَّةٖ فَحَيُّواْ بِأَحۡسَنَ مِنۡهَآ أَوۡ رُدُّوهَآۗ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ كَانَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيۡءٍ حَسِيبًا

Translation: “Whoever intercedes for a good cause will have a reward therefrom, and whoever intercedes for an evil cause will have a burden therefrom. And ever is Allah, over all things, a Keeper. And when you are greeted with a greeting, greet (in return) with one better than it or (at least) return it (in a like manner). Indeed, Allah is ever, over all things, an Accountant.” (Quran 4: 85 and 86)

Significance of Al-Hasib

Al-Hasib has two meanings; one highlights that Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى) is the reckoner and the other highlights Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى) being sufficient. These two meanings tell us that Allah is the one who will hold us accountable on the day of judgment. We cannot do anything and just forget; it is Allah who is the witness and will ask us about our deeds. Secondly, Al-Hasib also refers to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى) as being sufficient for us in every situation. He is the one who provides us with everything to fulfill our needs, guides us, and supports us in every step. 

In Surah Al-Talaq, Allah clearly says:

وَيَرۡزُقۡهُ مِنۡ حَيۡثُ لَا يَحۡتَسِبُۚ وَمَن يَتَوَكَّلۡ عَلَى ٱللَّهِ فَهُوَحَسۡبُهُۥٓۚ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ بَٰلِغُ أَمۡرِهِۦۚ قَدۡ جَعَلَ ٱللَّهُ لِكُلِّ شَيۡءٖ قَدۡرٗا

Translation: “And will provide for him from where he does not expect. And whoever relies upon Allah - then He is (hasbuh) sufficient for him.” (Quran 65:3)

Al-Hasib – Importance of the Name

The name Al-Hasib emphasizes understanding the concept of accountability and reminds us about being questioned about everything on the day of judgment. It reminds us that Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى) records our every action and even records our thoughts and intentions. He not only knows what we do but why we did a particular action and He will make us answerable to it on the day of resurrection. 

In Surah AL-Anbiya, Allah says:

وَنَضَعُ ٱلۡمَوَٰزِينَ ٱلۡقِسۡطَ لِيَوۡمِ ٱلۡقِيَٰمَةِ فَلَا تُظۡلَمُ نَفۡسٞ شَيۡـٔٗاۖ وَإِن كَانَ مِثۡقَالَ حَبَّةٖ مِّنۡ خَرۡدَلٍ أَتَيۡنَا بِهَاۗ وَكَفَىٰ بِنَا حَٰسِبِينَ

Translation: “And we place the scales of justice for the Day of Resurrection, so no soul will be treated unjustly at all. And if there is (even) the weight of a mustard seed, We will bring it forth. And sufficient are We as accountants.” (Quran 21:47)

Al-Hasib also refers to the fact that Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى) is The Sufficient. He is enough for all mankind and all His creations. This instills humility among Muslims as they know they are dependent on Allah’s mercy for forgiveness in the world and hereafter, and at the same time, they know it is only Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى) who can forgive them and support them in their ups and downs. 

Al-Hasib – Tasbih

Doing tasbeeh is not about repeating certain phrases or doing dhikr without having any intentions or doing it from the heart. The main aspect of doing dhikr or tasbeeh is having pure intentions of praising Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى) and calling upon Him and understanding the meaning of dhikr you are doing. When you do tasbih of Ya Hasib, you call upon the Almighty with a name that describes Him as being Sufficient and Reckoner. 

When you understand the meaning of what you are saying, you will reflect on the concept it is delivering. When you call upon Allah as Ya Hasib, you will reflect on the concept of accountability and the fact that Allah will take account of every action and even the intention behind it. This will enhance your awareness of personal responsibility and knowing that Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى) will hold you accountable for your deeds, and you will try to do more positive things being a responsible Muslim. 

Preferable Time to Read Al-Hasib

When it comes to calling upon our Lord, there is no preferable or specific time. You can call upon Allah by His name any time of the day. You can call Allah Ya Hasib in your duas and ask Him for forgiveness and help to do good deeds. Call upon Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى) as Ya Hasib to ask for help in times of trouble or making a decision, recognizing Allah as ‘Sufficient.’

Incorporating Al-Hasib into Daily Life

Start your day by calling Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى) with His beautiful name Al-Hasib. This will help you know that the Almighty is watching you throughout the day and knows what you do and why you do it. He knows you inside out and there is nowhere you can hide from Him. Secondly, by remembering Him as Al-Hasib, you know Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى) is the most important and the only support you need to get through this new day. He is Sufficient for you, looking at you, observing you, and providing you with everything that you need. 

Incorporate Ya Hasib in your supplications and ask Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى) for both the material things that you need to survive in this world and the spirituality that your soul needs in both worlds. This way, not only will Allah provide you with His blessings, but you will also strengthen your bond with the Almighty, and He is Sufficient for all of us. 

Naming Children After Al-Hasib

Yes, you can name your son Hasib. It is the name of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى) and will bring down His blessing upon your child, making Him an amazing person who always helps others and greets others in the best way. Invoke Allah’s blessings by naming your children after the name of Allah and see their personality shine. 

Names of Allah with the Same Meaning as Al-Hasib

The name Al-Hasib means The Reckoner and The Sufficient. Here are a few other names of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى) that have the same meaning as Al-Hasib;

  • Al-Hakam (The Impartial Judge)

  • Ash-Shaheed (The Witness)

  • Al-Muhsi (The Reckoner)

  • Al-Baatin (The Knower of Hidden Things)

  • Ar-Raqib (The Watcher)

More Mentions from the Quran & Hadith About Al-Hasib

As Muslims, it is our duty to obey Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى) and every action we do should reflect the teachings of our Prophet(ﷺ). Allah calls Himself Al-Hasib at several places to tell us that we will be held accountable for everything we do. Whether we do our actions in public or do it alone, Allah watches them and records them. We cannot lie and cannot run away from being held accountable for our actions and deeds. 

Ibn Mas’ud (رَضِيَ ٱللَّٰهُ عَنْهُ) narrated that Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said: “The feet of the son of Adam shall not move from before his Lord on the Day of Resurrection until he is asked about five things: About his life and what he did with it, about his youth and what he wore it out in, about his wealth and how he earned it, and spent it upon, and what he did with what he knew.” (Jami at-Tirmidhi 2416)

In Surah Aali Imran, Allah says:

ٱلَّذِينَ قَالَ لَهُمُ ٱلنَّاسُ إِنَّ ٱلنَّاسَ قَدۡ جَمَعُواْ لَكُمۡ فَٱخۡشَوۡهُمۡفَزَادَهُمۡ إِيمَٰنٗا وَقَالُواْ حَسۡبُنَا ٱللَّهُ وَنِعۡمَ ٱلۡوَكِيلُ

Translation: “Those to whom hypocrites said: ‘Indeed, the people have gathered against you, so fear them.’ But it (merely) increased them in faith, and they said, “Sufficient for us is Allah, and (He is) the best disposer of affairs.” (Quran 3:173)