AR-RAQEEB-The Watchful One
Benefits of belief in this name include the following:
-To worship Allah as though we see Him,
Since we do not see Him, we should know that He sees us at all times.
The One who watches all things. The One who is the ever vigilant witness.
The One from whose observation nothing is hidden. The One who observes all thoughts, deeds and feelings.
From the root r-q-b which has the following classical Arabic connotations:
to look, watch, be vigilant
to expect, anticipate, await
to keep an eye on, detect, observe
to be mindful of
to be a spy, scout, observer
to regard, hold in consideration, respect
This name is used in the Qur’ān. For example, see 4:1
Raqīb refers to the One who has the attribute of watchfulness.
Wakīl refers to the One who is the trusted administrator.
Hafīz refers to the One who protects and preserves.
Māni’ refers to the One who protects and defends against harmful situations.
Muhaymin refers to the One who is the ever-watchful guardian and protector.