Al Khafid – The Abaser

He who brings down, diminishes, decreases.
“Lo! those who oppose Allah and His messenger WILL BE ABASED EVEN AS THOSE BEFORE THEM
WERE ABASED; and We have sent down clear tokens, and for disbelievers is a shameful doom”
(58:5).” The Holy Quran
From the root
kh-f-d with the
classical Arabic
to lower, weaken,
to humble,abase
to relax, subdue.


Allah chooses the ones to be humbled, softened, made gentle.
He decides which ones to weaken or diminish.
He humbles the proud, haughty or insolent, to awaken them from their sleep.

“He is the One who abases the unbelievers by means of misfortune
and the One who exalts the believers by means of good fortune”. Ghazali

Quran tells us: The Holy Quran (17:24)