The All Authoritative One,
The Powerful, The Dominant, The All-Determining, The Prevailing Ordainer, The Powerful Determiner.
The One with the perfect Power that nothing is withheld from Him.
The One whose supreme power determines and delivers the suitable measure of all things. The One whose decisions always prevail. The One who has power and ability to ordain all things.
The One who is empowered to do whatever wisdom decides. The One who has the power and ability to decide the outcome of all matters.
The One whose power enforces all decrees and ordains the course of all affairs. The One whose decree prevails in every situation.
From the root q-d-r which has the following classical Arabic connotations:
to measure something, know the measure of something
to distribute, allot or apportion the suitable measure
to decree, to ordain, to decide a matter (as though measuring it to fit)
to exercise thought in preparing something, to make use of reason
to intend or determine something
to have the power to accomplish, to be rendered able
to be able to prevail, to be empowered
This name is used in the Qur'ān. For example, see 54:55
Qādir, from this same q-d-r root, indicates the supreme ability to make a decree or ordain something, while Muqtadir points to the supreme power by which that decree is enacted.
That is, Muqtadir is an intensive form of the root q-d-r which emphasizes the use Supreme Power to actively enforce whatever Divine wisdom decides. (Also written as al-muqtadir, the All-Powerful: ya muqtadir)
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