Al-Muakhkhir – The Delayer

Al-Muakhkhir causes the polytheists to lag behind while raising the ranks of the believers. He delays the disobedient ones and grants His guidance to those who obey Him. He postpones the penalty of the oppressor because He is Compassionate and Merciful.

Whenever your heart is exposed to a glimpse of the light of His Attribute Al-Muakhkhir, you will be managing your affairs very well, postponing what the Legislator has decided must be postponed, and looking down at what the Wise Lord has Himself looked down upon. In Surat Ibrahim (Abraham), we read the following verse: "And never think that Allah is unaware of what the wrongdoers do. He only delays them for a Day when eyes will stare (in horror)." (Quran, 14:42)

"Allah will forgive you of your sins and delay you for a specified term. Indeed, the time (set by) Allah, when it comes, will not be delayed, if you only knew." (Quran, 14:42)