AL-AAKHIR-The Last The Infinite Last One
The One who remains after all of creation has passed away.
The One who is the last, the conclusion, the ultimate.
The One who is behind all of creation. The One beyond whom there is nothing.
From the root a-kh-r which has the following classical Arabic connotations:
to put back, to put behind, to be latter
to postpone, to put at the end
to be last, final, ultimate
This name is used in the Qur’ān. For example, see 57:3
Awwal (first) and ākhir (last) are complementary attributes.
The name al-Mu’akhkhir (the delayer) also comes from this same a-kh-r root.