AL-KHAAFIDH-The Reducer The Abaser
The One who chooses the ones to be humbled, softened, made gentle.
The One who decides which ones to weaken or diminish.
The One who humbles the proud, haughty or insolent, to awaken them from their sleep.
From the root kh-f-d which has the following classical Arabic connotations:
to lower, weaken, depress
to make humble, abase
to relax, diminish, subdue
to make gentle, tranquil, easy to deal with
to soften, make easy, facilitate
The name Khāfid is not specifically used as a Beautiful Name in the Qur’ān.
Rāfi’ (uplifter) is the opposite of Khāfid (humbler).
The names Khāfid and Rāfi’ are often used together to acknowledge the way that balance and harmony are established and maintained though the interplay of cause and effect.
Mudhill (dishonorer) is similar to, but much more intensive and unpleasant than, Khāfid (humbler).
The phrase al Khāfid ur Rāfi’ is often used to honor these complimentary attributes.