The meaning of this term in respect of God Most High is that He brings about the actions, sustenance and life span of His creatures. Moreover, He brings (these) about for them through the instrumentality of His knowledge, control and preservation of them. Everyone who has supervision over the essence of some matter and both controls and preserves it certainly is the guardian of it. This supervision is derived from knowledge, the control from the perfection of power and the preservation from the mind.

The one in whom these qualities are combined is called al-Muhaymin. But there is no one who possesses all of them in an absolute and perfect manner except God Most High.



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