AL-WAHHAAB-The Giver of Gifts The All-Prevailing One
Benefits of belief in this name include the following:
The One who continually bestows gifts, favors and blessings upon all of creation.
The One who is the most generous and liberal giver.
The One who gives freely and endlessly, without expectation of any return.
From the root w-h-b which has the following classical Arabic connotations:
to give for no compensation, to give as a gift
to donate, to offer as a present, bestow
to give liberally and freely
to grant, endow
to cause something to be
This name is used in the Qur’ān. For example, see 3:8
With regard to mankind’s role in giving, Abū Hāmid al-Ghazālī notes that:
Whoever bestows gifts with an eye to some interest to be realized by it sooner or later, be it appreciation, affection or release from blame, or or acquiring distinction of mention – he is neither a giver nor generous, but rather engaged in transaction and recompense. … But the one who sacrifices all he owns, even his life, for the sake of God alone – such a one is worthy of being named giver and generous.