Al-Muntaqim – The Avenger

Al-Muntaqim, the Avenger, splits the spines of those who deviate from His path, Who increases the penalty of those who oppress in the land, after alerting them and repeatedly warning them, and after enabling them to amend, giving them a respite. It implies a much more severe penalty than merely an immediate one.

A punishment is affected after a period of respite. The Glorified and Exalted One has said, "... and whoever returns to (committing) it, Allah will inflict retribution on him, and Allah is the Mighty, the Lord of Retribution" (Quran, 5:95)

"And who is more unjust than one who is reminded of the verses of his Lord; then he turns away from them? Indeed We, from the criminals, will take retribution." (Quran, 32:22)

"And whether (or not) We take you away (in death), indeed, We will take retribution upon them." (Quran, 43:41)

Clemency reaches the limit of extreme outrage. Allah has said, "The Day We will strike with the greatest assault, indeed, We will take retribution." (Quran, 44:16)