Allah’s name al-‘Alee العلي -Shaykh Abdul-Muhsin

In the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

Allah’s name al-‘Alee العلي 

By Shaykh Abdul-Muhsin al-Abbaad al-Badr May Allah preserve him

The shaykh mentions this point of benefit in his book “Qatful Janaa ad-Daani” which was an explanation of the great Imaam Ibn Abi Zayd al-Qayrawaani’s 386 AH introduction. He says under the statement, ““His Footstool embraces the heavens and the earth, and their preservation does not tire Him. He is the Most High, the Magnificent”:

His Highness is in regards to three things:

1. His ability علو القدر :

2. His power علو القهر

3. His essence علو الذات

His Name al-‘Alee (the Most High) is connected to three other names in the Quran; al-‘Alee always comes before the other names.

1. It is connected to al-‘Adheem (the Most Great),

وَهُوَ ٱلۡعَلِىُّ ٱلۡعَظِيمُ

“…and He is the Most High, the Most Great.” (surah ash-Shuraa: 4)

2. It is connected to al-Hakeem (the Most Wise),

إِنَّهُ ۥ عَلِىٌّ حَڪِيمٌ۬

“Verily, He is Most High, Most Wise” (surah ash-Shuraa: 51)

3. It is connected to al-Kabeer (the most Great),

وَأَنَّ ٱللَّهَ هُوَ ٱلۡعَلِىُّ ٱلۡڪَبِيرُ

“…He is the Most High, the Most Great.” (surah Luqman: 30)

Translated by: Michael AbdusSalaam Deonarain

الفقير الى الله


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