As Muslims, we believe that Allah has 99 names, each describing a different aspect of His magnificence. One of them is Al-Basir, which means ‘The All-Seeing.’ In this article, we will explore why Allah is deserving of this name and highlight the evidence that supports it.
Allah, the All-Seeing: Unveiling the Evidence
Allah’s vision is not limited to any specific area or place. He sees everything that occurs in both the visible and invisible worlds. Allah’s seeing goes beyond the physical realm; it encompasses the intentions, thoughts, and feelings of His creation. Thus, Allah’s knowledge is complete and infallible.
Moreover, Allah’s vision is not restricted by time. He sees the past, present, and future simultaneously. This ability is demonstrated in the Quran when Allah says, “And with Him are the keys of the unseen; none knows them except Him. And He knows what is on the land and in the sea. Not a leaf falls but that He knows it. And no grain is there within the darknesses of the earth and no moist or dry [thing] but that it is [written] in a clear record.” (6:59)
The Power of Perception: Discovering the Proof
Allah’s sight is not only absolute, but it is also a source of proof for believers. The universe is a testimony to Allah’s existence, as every aspect of creation bears witness to His power and wisdom. From the intricate details of a flower to the vastness of space, every creation is a reflection of Allah’s attributes.
The Quran also presents various examples of Allah’s vision. For example, in Surah Al-An’am, Allah says, “And thus We have made for every prophet an enemy – devils from mankind and jinn, inspiring to one another decorative speech in delusion. But if your Lord had willed, they would not have done it, so leave them and that which they invent. And [it is] so the hearts of those who disbelieve in the Hereafter will incline toward it and that they will be satisfied with it and that they will commit that which they are committing.” (6:112-113) This verse explains how Allah sees the whispers of the devil and the deception that they try to spread amongst mankind.
In conclusion, Allah’s name Al-Basir is a testament to His infinite knowledge and perception. As believers, we should strive to strengthen our connection with Allah by reflecting on His attributes and recognizing His greatness. May Allah grant us the wisdom to understand His signs and guide us towards His path.