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In this edition we continue our exploration of the names of The Prophet ﷺ.
Kamil means complete. The Prophet ﷺ was perfect and complete in his servanthood before Allah. He was perfect and complete in the qualities and traits that Allah bestowed upon him.
Iklil refers to anything that encompasses something from all angles. It's commonly used to denote a crown adorned with jewels that's worn by kings. This is the name given to him ﷺ in the Zabur (The Psalms).
Covered One. The word Mudathir comes from dithar, which is a wrap or a blanket. When Jibreel (A.S.) appeared to him, he ran back to his house and called to his wife to cover him and then Jibreel (A.S.) came and said, "O you wrapped in your robe" (Qur'an 74:1). Allah addressed him in this way to comfort him and make him realise that he had nothing to fear.
Wrapped One. This name comes from a verb meaning 'to wrap oneself up', but specifically denotes a blanket that is unstitched and frayed at the edges. Some scholars say that it alludes to the Prophet ﷺ being absorbed in his mission and bearing its hardships.
Allah mentions in the Qur'an (73:1)
يا أَيُّهَا المُدَّثِّرُ
O you enfolded in your cloak
5. Abd Allah
Slave of Allah. Allah honoured the Prophet ﷺ by granting him this name in the Qur'an:
سُبحانَ الَّذي أَسرىٰ بِعَبدِهِ لَيلً
Glory be to Him who took His slave on a journey by night (Qur'an 17:1)
When one is aware of their slavehood, they are able to behold their Lord. The Prophet ﷺ was the greatest of Messengers and therefore the best of slaves before Allah. The Prophet ﷺ said: "Do not go to excess in praising me, as the Christians did with Jesus, but say: 'The slave and Messenger of Allah.'" (Bukhari). The Prophet ﷺ was given the choice of whether to be a Slave Prophet or a King Prophet, and he chose the former.
Source: Heavenly Guide to the Beacon of Pure Light, Al Fasi’s commentary on the Dala’il Al Khayrat (مطالع المسرات بجلاء دلائل الخيرات)