AL-MUQADDIM-The Expediter, The Promoter
The Expediting One
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 moves things forward. The One who grants advancement.
The One who expedites things. The One who advances or promotes.
From the root q-d-m which has the following classical Arabic connotations:
to precede, to come before
to head, to lead
to offer, to bring forward
to make foremost, to put at the front
to advance, to promote
to exist without beginning
The name Muqaddim is not specifically used as a Beautiful Name in the Qur’ān.
The names Muqaddim (promoter) and Mu’akhkhir (delayer) are opposites.