AL-BAATIN-The Hidden One, Knower of the Hidden The Imperceptible
Allah, Exalted be He, says, “He is the First and the Last, the Outward and the Inward; and He has full knowledge of all things.”(Surat Al-Hadeed 57:3)
Benefits of belief in these names include the following:
The One who is veiled from our sensory perception. The One who is unseen, yet whose existence and essence are made known through signs.
The One who knows the inner states, inner circumstances and inner thoughts of all of creation.
The One who enters unseen into all of creation. The One who is concealed within all of creation. The One who is the secret inner companion.
From the root b-t-n which has the following classical Arabic connotations:
to be concealed, to lie hidden
to penetrate into, to be inside
This name is used in the Qur’ān. For example, see 57:3
Bātin and Zāhir are opposites.
Zāhir is that which is outward, manifest, apparent, visible.
Bātin is that which is inward, concealed, obscured.