AL-TANZIL
The
Revelation
 
[26:192]

al-Khâfid 


The Humbler, The One who Softens, The Lowerer

The One who chooses the ones to be humbled, softened, made gentle.

The One who decides which ones to weaken or diminish.

The One who humbles the proud, haughty or insolent, to awaken them from their sleep.


From the root kh-f-d which has the following classical Arabic connotations:

to lower, weaken, depress
to make humble, abase
to relax, diminish, subdue
to make gentle, tranquil, easy to deal with
to soften, make easy, facilitate


The name Khâfid is not specifically used as a Beautiful Name in the Qur'ân.

Râfi' (uplifter) is the opposite of Khâfid (humbler).

The names Khâfid and Râfi' are often used together to acknowledge the way that balance and harmony are established and maintained though the interplay of cause and effect.

Mudhill (dishonorer) is similar to, but much more intensive and unpleasant than, Khâfid (humbler).

The phrase al Khâfid ur Râfi' is often used to honor these complimentary attributes.

Edited from:
http://wahiduddin.net/words/99_pages/khafid_22.htm
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