The Creator


The One who brings everything from non-existence to existence

Al Khaaliq is the one who creates things from nothing with no precedents. He creates what He pleases and in a perfect manner. He is the only one who determines when, how and what to create and does so from nothing.

Mentions From The Quran & Hadith

Root kh-l-q which has the following classical Arabic connotations:

to measure accurately to determine the proper measure or proportion for something, to proportion one thing according to another, to create something based on a pattern or model which one has devised, to bring a thing into existence from non-existence.

Allah is the Creator of all things, and He is, over all things, Disposer of affairs. (Quran 39:62)

That is Allah, your Lord;
there is no deity except Him, the Creator of all things, so worship Him. And He is Disposer of all things. (Quran 6:102)

Is not He who created the heavens and the earth Able to create the likes of them? Yes, [it is so];
and He is the Knowing Creator. (Quran 36:81)

That is Allah, your Lord, Creator of all things;
there is no deity except Him, so how are you deluded? (Quran 40:62)

Al-Khaliq: Details



Al-Khaliq in Arabic


Arabic root:

(خ ل ق)

Al-Khaliq meaning in English:

The Creator, The Maker

Al-Khaliq meaning in Urdu:

پیدا کرنے والا 

Appearance in the Quran:

8 times


Recite Al-Khaliq 100 times daily at least for 7 days and Allah will create an angel for your guidance. 

Asma ul Husna with similar meaning:  

  • Al-Bari’ (The Originator)

  • Al-Musawwir (The Flawless Shaper)

  • Al-Qahhar (The All Prevailing One)

  • Al-Fattah (The Opener)

  • Al- Ba’ith (The Infuser of New Life)

  • Al-Mubdi (The Originator)

Al-Khaliq Meaning & Definition 

Al-Khalif highlights the attribute of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى) of being The Creator and bringing everything into existence. He is the One who perfectly created everything, be it us humans, animals, Earth, the Universe, or the world hereafter. Al-Khaliq highlights that it is only Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى) who can create anything from scratch and is the only one who is aware of the angels, humans, animals, or even the smallest insect on this planet. 

The name Al-Khaliq is mentioned 8 times in the Quran, reflecting Allah’s ability to create and bring non-existent things into existence. Al-Khaliq is derived from the root letters (خ ل ق) and is mentioned in the Quran in various forms. In Surah Al-Hijr, Allah says:

إِنَّ رَبَّكَ هُوَ ٱلۡخَلَّـٰقُ ٱلۡعَلِيمُ

“For verily it is thy Lord who is the Master-Creator, knowing all things.” (Quran 15:86)

In Surah Mu’Minun, Allah describes the creation of a man from the sperm. Here Allah refers to Himself as أَحۡسَنُ ٱلۡخَٰلِقِينَ which means “the best of creator.” Allah says:

ثُمَّ خَلَقۡنَا ٱلنُّطۡفَةَ عَلَقَةٗ فَخَلَقۡنَا ٱلۡعَلَقَةَ مُضۡغَةٗ فَخَلَقۡنَا ٱلۡمُضۡغَةَ عِظَٰمٗا فَكَسَوۡنَا ٱلۡعِظَٰمَ لَحۡمٗا ثُمَّ أَنشَأۡنَٰهُ خَلۡقًا ءَاخَرَۚ فَتَبَارَكَ ٱللَّهُ

أَحۡسَنُ ٱلۡخَٰلِقِينَ

“Then We made the sperm-drop into a clinging clot, and We made the clot into a lump (of flesh), and We made (from) the lump, bones, and We covered the bones with flesh; then We developed him into another creation. So blessed is Allah, the best of creators.” (Quran 23:14)

Significance of Al-Khaliq

Asma-ul-Husna, the 99 names of Allah, represents the divinity and attributes of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى) that we as His servants should understand and live by. Each name of Allah describes His unique attributes reflecting His wisdom, power, mercy, and sovereignty. In Surah Al-A’raf, Allah says:

وَلِلَّهِ الْأَسْمَاءُ الْحُسْنَىٰ فَادْعُوهُ بِهَا ۖ وَذَرُوا الَّذِينَ يُلْحِدُونَ فِي أَسْمَائِهِ ۚ سَيُجْزَوْنَ مَا كَانُوا يَعْمَلُونَ

“And to Allah belong the best names, so invoke Him by them. And leave (the company) of those who practice deviation concerning His names. They will be recompensed for what they have been doing” (Quran 7:180)

Al-Khaliq - Importance of the Name

The name Al-Khaliq means the One who is the Creator of everything in this entire Universe and beyond and He is the only one who can bring any non-existent thing to existence. The name Al-Khaliq shows us that everything exists because of Allah alone. It is Allah who shapes every creature, big or small, with His wisdom and immense knowledge. 

When we see and understand the name Al-Khaliq, we can see Allah around us. It helps us to see that all the natural beauty around us is made by Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى) and is made with perfection. In Surah Hashr, three names, Al-Khaliq, Al-Bari’ and Al-Musawwir, are mentioned together, one after the other. Al-Khaliq represents that Allah is the Creator; he is the one who planned and created everything; Al-Bari means He is the Originator, who did everything from scratch, and Al-Musawwir means He is the Fashioner, meaning He has put everything in Perfection. In Surah Hashr, Allah says:

هُوَ ٱللَّهُ ٱلۡخَٰلِقُ ٱلۡبَارِئُ ٱلۡمُصَوِّرُۖ لَهُ ٱلۡأَسۡمَآءُ ٱلۡحُسۡنَىٰۚ يُسَبِّحُ لَهُۥ مَا فِي ٱلسَّمَٰوَٰتِ وَٱلۡأَرۡضِۖ وَهُوَ ٱلۡعَزِيزُ ٱلۡحَكِيمُ

“He is Allah, the Creator, the Inventor, the Fashioner; to Him belong the best names. Whatever is in the heavens and earth is exalting Him. And He is the Exalted in Might, the Wise.” (Quran 59:24)

Al-Khaliq - Tasbeeh and Dhikr

Doing Dhikr with the names of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى) increase your spirituality. It connects you to Allah such that you not only understand the meaning of His name but also surrender to His attributes and Him being Al-Khaliq. Praising Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى) before making any Dua is what improves the weight of your Dua and you get His blessings. 

Reciting Al-Khaliq is calling upon the Creator and accepting and praising that everything belongs to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى) and is created by Him alone. Doing the Dhikr of Al-Khaliq daily creates an angel that guides you and protects you until the Day of Judgement.  

Preferable Time to Read Al-Khaliq

Well, Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى) can be called upon at any time with His beautiful name. The name Al-Khaliq can be read during the night before sleeping so you remember the Creator before you close your eyes. It can also be read as soon as you wake up so you remember your Creator first thing in the morning. 

Incorporating Al-Khaliq into Daily Life

Incorporating Al-Khaliq into your daily life means surrendering to the attribute of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى) that He is the Maker of this world and everything beyond it. He is perfect, and all greatness and power belong to Him. 

Recognize and praise Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى) for the creations He created for you. See the beauty around you and within yourself and thank Allah for the blessing of health, life, food, and everything that benefits us. Allah says in the Quran: 

“Such is Allah, you Lord! There is no god but He, the Creator of all things.” (Quran 6:102)

Al-Khaliq - Naming Children

Al-Khaliq is the name of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى), which means the Creator, so no one except Allah can be the creator. We all are His creations and He is the One who created us. Allah says in the Quran: 

“And remember when you Lord said to the angels: ‘I am going to create man from clay.” (Quran 38:71)

So, Al-Khaliq is the name that belongs purely to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى) alone and naming our children is not permissible. There are other names of Allah that we can keep for our children by adding Abdul before the name; for example, naming your child Abdul Rahman or Abdul Qadir is permissible.

Names of Allah with the Same Meaning as Al-Khaliq

Allah has 99 names each highlighting a unique attribute of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى). Like Al-Khaliq, there are few other names that highlight Allah as being the only Creator and the one above all the creations. 

  • Al-Bari’ (The Originator)

  • Al-Musawwir (The Flawless Shaper)

  • Al-Qahhar (The All Prevailing One)

  • Al-Fattah (The Opener)

  • Al- Ba’ith (The Infuser of New Life)

  • Al-Mubdi (The Originator)

More Mentions from the Quran & Hadith About Al-Khaliq

In Surah Ar-Ra’d, Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى) says:

قُلِ ٱللَّهُ خَٰلِقُ كُلِّ شَيۡءٖ وَهُوَ ٱلۡوَٰحِدُ ٱلۡقَهَّـٰرُ

Translation: Say” Allah is the Creator of all things, and He is the One, the Prevailing.” (Quran 13:16)

In Surah Az-Zumar, Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى) says:

ٱللَّهُ خَٰلِقُ كُلِّ شَيۡءٖۖ وَهُوَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيۡءٖ وَكِيلٞ

Translation: “Allah is the Creator of all things and He is the Guardian and Disposer over all things.” (Quran 39:62)