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Wakil (Arabic: وكيل, wakīl) is the Arabic word for an advocate, agent, and a trustee. The latter meaning, along with the name Disposer of affairs, is used as one of the names of God in the Qur'an. Al-Wakil is usually considered the 52nd or the 53rd name of God and it is mentioned in Qur'an multiple times (for example 3:173). In Islam, God is considered the supreme trustee, who can be relied upon to manage all of the affairs perfectly.[1][2]

The root w-k-l bares meanings of entrusting, assigning, and empowering; some of the other words that are made from this root are توكل (tawakkala, tawakkul) and وكالة (wikāla).


  1. ^ Al-Ghazali; (D.B. Burrel, N. Daher, Trans.) (1992). The ninety-nine beautiful names of God = al-Maqṣad al-asnā : fī s̲h̲arḥ asmāʼ Allāh al-ḥusnā. Cambridge, UK: Islamic Texts Society. p. 126. ISBN 0946621314.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  2. ^ Shelquist, Richard. "Beautiful Names of Allah: al-Wakîl 52". Retrieved 12 September 2020.