According to Dr Sharib:
'Al-Musawwir is the One Whose arranging of the forms of things in the best
possible order cannot be questioned.'
Emulation of the name implies acquiring the spirit of self-control and
Invocation is the same as in Al-Bari - the two being recited together.
see 'The 99 Most Beautiful Names of Allah' by Dr Zahurul Hassan Sharib
Some other references:
Al-Ghazali refers to the complex and astonishingly beautiful organisation of
constituent parts of the universe with their complete dependence on an
underlying order that is found both in the cosmic universe and each atom or
Man's part in this, he says, lies in acquiring in his soul not only knowledge of
the whole and the minutiae of the parts of the physical universe but in knowing
generically, and in detail, the arrangements of spiritual universe - things such
as the role and rank of the different angels.
The knowledge which God has of the form of all things in every detail is the
cause of the cognitive forms that exist and can be realised within man's heart.
(Al-Ghazali - The Ninety-nine Beautiful Names of God. Trans. Burrel/Daher: ITS: 1992.)
Ibn 'Ata' Allah (d 1309)
The divine name 'the Shaper' (al-Musawwir) is one of the dhikrs of devotees.
Quoted from the Shambala guide to Sufism. C. Ernst. 1997.
Some persons seek scientific and rational explanation for everything - using
only the validated methods of measurement available to the physical sciences.
When their increasingly sophisticated tools reveal only newer and deeper
layers of an inherent order in the physical universe then they find themselves
at one with the man on the street who may not have a theology or a science to
rely on but who, so to speak, knows intuitively order and beauty when he sees
|Bismillah ir Rehman ir Rahim
The Giver of Form, The Shaper
( a derived Name)
He is Allah, the Creator
To Him belong
The Most Beautiful Names,
Whatever is in
The heavens and on earth
Doth declare His Praises and Glory,
And He is the Exalted
In Might, the Wise.
Huwal - laahul - Khaaliqul
- Baari - 'ul
- Musawwiru lahul
- 'Asmaaa - 'ul - Husnaa:
yusabbi - hu lahuu maa
fis -samaawaati wal -
'arz: wa Huwal - 'Aziizul -
(Qur'an 59:24 trans. Y. Ali)