The Eternal, The Everlasting, The Satisfier of Every Need
The One who is eternal and above whom there is none. The One who is unaffected, unchanged, and without any needs.
The One who is besought by all, and who is above all. The One who can satisfy every need and without whom no affair could be accomplished.
The One who satisfies every need as it should be satisfied, and not necessarily as mankind might imagine.
The One who is the sole recourse, the only one to turn to. The One upon whom all depend, yet who does not depend on any.
From the root s-m-d which has the following classical Arabic connotations:
to endeavor to reach or attain something
to turn to, to need
to direct oneself toward or aim toward something
to set up, to erect something
to remain unaffected, unchanged
to be sublime, everlasting
This name is used in the Qur’ān. For example, see 112:2
(Also written as al-samad, as-samad, the Eternal: ya samad)
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