AL-MU’AKHKHIR-The Delayer, the Retarder
Al-Muqaddim, Al-Mu’akhkhir is the One who puts things in their right places. He makes ahead what He wills and delays what He wills.
The One who puts things in their right places. He makes ahead what He wills and delays what He wills.
The Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “…You (i.e. Allah) are the Advancer and You are theDelayer…” (Al-Bukhaaree)
He places things where they should exactly belong. He advances and detains whatever He pleases in His infinite wisdom and absolute justice. He has decreed everything before He created the creation. He promotes whomever He wills to the higher positions of the righteous predecessors and detains and holds back whomever he wills, in His absolute wisdom and justice. No one can advance whatever He delays, nor delay whatever He advances.
The One who delays or postpones. The One who puts off advancement.
The One who holds back or keeps something back to put it in its proper place.
The One who causes something to lag behind.
From the root a-kh-r which has the following classical Arabic connotations:
to cause to go back, backwards, retreat, recede
to retire, to drive back
to put behind or after
to cause to remain behind, hang back, lag behind
to postpone, put off, delay, retard
The name Mu’akhkhir is not specifically used as a Beautiful Name in the Qur’ān.
The name al-ākhir (last) also comes from this same a-kh-r root,and is the opposite of awwal (first).
The name Mu’akhkhir (delayer) is the opposite of Muqaddim (promoter).