The Arabic words used to denote Cause in the following verses of the Qur’an are:
- badi’, which means “originator”, “initiator” and “creator out of nonentity”
- bari’, which mean “creator” and “one who creates flawlessly out of nothing”
- fatir, which means “creator”, “maker”, “originator”, “initiator”, “one who splits” and “one who brings into being”
- khaliq, which means “creator”, “maker” and “originator”
- al-khallaq, which means “creator” and “supreme maker”
The Originator of the heavens and the earth. When He decrees a matter He only says to it, “Be” – and it is.
He [God] is the Originator of the heavens and the earth. How can He have children when He has no wife? He created all things and He is the All-Knower of everything.
And [remember] when Musa [Prophet Moses] said to his people, “O my people! Verily you have wronged yourselves by worshipping the calf. So turn in repentance to your Creator and kill yourselves [the innocent kill the wrongdoers among you], that will be better for you with your Creator.” Then He [God] accepted your repentance. Truly He is the One Who accepts repentance, the Most Merciful.