What are the most common words (Arabic & standard transliteration) in the Qu'ran used for creation, creator & created?

For info, in Yusuf Ali's translation: Creator is used 15 times,creation used 46 times and created used 145 times.

  • sorry at the time I have no time to search Quran extensively to answer you but these are among the words used as for creator, none of them being exactly the same: خالق، بارئ، فاطر and the words originated in them like خلاق. For creation: خلق، برئ، فطر. For creatures: مخلوق. Hope others will find the other words as well.
    – owari
    Dec 13, 2012 at 7:04
  • Thats enough for me to get started on. Thanks. ;) Dec 13, 2012 at 10:18

1 Answer 1


"Khalik" = Creator

"Khalaq" = Create

Creation = [Don't know](someone plz edit this)

It is Arabic, and it's grammar. Just rotate the vowels, new words are formed.

A related term, "Fatir" = Originator is sometimes used in the Qur'an to describe the creator.

May the creator guide us all.

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