Al-Basit (The Expander)
It means the one that widens, opens, makes things easy and gives a lot.
Allah increases His grants to His slaves, widens His sustenance and transforms His state from poverty to richness and from trouble to ease with His name Basit. With the manifestation of this name, a poor person becomes rich, a debtor pays his debt, an unemployed person finds a job; all of the other financial troubles are eliminated; they are replaced by grace and grants.
The hearts and spirits that are tightened by His name Qabid cheer up, rejoice and refresh with the manifestation of this name. With this state, the slave understands the grace and grant of Allah Almighty, and thanks Allah for the gifts of His mercy. That is, the manifestation of the name Qabid is an invitation to prayer and supplication; the manifestation of the name Basit is an invitation to thanks and praise.
The rain falls with the manifestation of this name; the ground becomes a cauldron of mercy with the manifestation of this name and cooks various kinds of plants in it. With the manifestation of this name, the earth becomes a dinner table, the spring becomes a rose bunch of that table; the trees become the hand of mercy and the flowers become a nice gift of that mercy. Again, with the manifestation of this name, deadness in business is transformed into good profit and abundance; life becomes easy for people; material and spiritual troubles are replaced by comfort and happiness.
The spirit that is removed in sleep returns to the body with the manifestation of the name Basit. That is, whenever we wake up, we should meditate on and mention Allah's name Basit.
Again, with the manifestation of this name, we take pleasure from worship; difficult kinds of worship is made easy for man; spiritual delights, which are advance rewards of worship, are felt.
To sum up:All of the material and spiritual, worldly and otherworldly wideness and ease are a manifestation of the name Basit. A person finds the one that gives bounty from the bounty; he knows Allah, who is the owner of the material and spiritual bounties granted to him, with His name Basit; he sees an aspect of the name Basit in every wideness; and, he praises and thanks him.
May Allah give us material and spiritual wideness, save us from troubles and shortage and make His name Basit manifest in us. Amin!
- Al-Qabid (The Withholder, The Restrainer)
- Al-Fattah (The Opener, The Revealer)
- Al-Latif (The Gracious)
- Al-Asma Al-Husna (The most Beautiful Names)
- Will you give information about Allah's names?
- Al-Khafid (The Humbler)
- Al-Quddus (The Most Holy, The Most Pure, The All-Perfect)
- Ar-Rahim (The All Compassionate)
- Al-Qahhar (The Ever-Dominant, The Conqueror)
- Al-Jabbar (The Compeller, The Restorer, The Repairer)