The Fashioner, The Bestower of Forms, The Shaper
The One who is the fashioner and former of each and every thing in all of creation.
The One who has given everything in creation a special inclination or desire.
The One who has given everything a special form and a special manner whereby it is distinguished.
From the root s-w-r which has the following classical Arabic connotations:
to make something incline, lean or bend towards
to form, fashion, sculpt, imagine or picture something
to have an inclination or desire towards something
This name is used in the Qur’ān. For example, see 59:24
Bāri’ denotes the way the One works with substances, often creating from existing matter, making and evolving that which is free and clear of any other thing, free and clear of imperfections.
Badī’ denotes the One who creates in wonderful, amazingly original ways that have no precedent whatsoever, ways that are awesome innovation.
Khāliq denotes the One who continues to plan, measure out and create and who has the power to change things from one state to another.
Musawwir denotes the One who arranges forms and colors, and who is the shaper of beauty.
Mubdi’ denotes the One who starts or begins all things, or that which has precedence given to it.
He is Allah, the Creator, the Inventor of all things, the Bestower of forms. To Him belong the Best Names. All that is in the heavens and on earth glorify Him. And He is the All-Mighty, the All-Wise. (59:24)
This name gives definite form or color, so as to focus a thing directly towards a goal.
If a woman has been unable to bear a child and she keeps fast for 7 days, breaks her fast every evening with a drink of water over which this sacred name of Allah has been recited 21 times, she will be blessed with a child.
Al-Musawwir is the One who gives everything its form. He fashions it in a way that each has its own unique form which distinguishes it from any other; so do not look down upon anyone, because the One Who fashioned you and fashioned him is Allah.
Benefits of Zikrullah Ya Musawwir : If a woman who desires to give a birth, but cannot, fasts seven days, and each day at the breaking of the fast (iftaar) she repeats these three Names twenty-one times, breathes into a glass of water, and then breaks the fast with this water, Allah will bless her with a child.