The Name Al Malik Al Mulk is derived from the word “ملك”, “يمْلك”, “مِلْك” (To possess a thing and have full authority over its disposal). The name Al-Malik is mentioned in the Qur’an in five positions in the Qur’an which were explained in part 1 of this article.
Part 2 picks off from the Meaning of the name Al- Malik, Al Maleek with regards to Allaah.
Shaikh ‘Abdur-Razzaq Al-Badr said in his book “Fiqh Al-Asmaa”:
و هذان الإسمان دالان على أن الله سبحانه ذوالملك، أي المالك لجميع الأشياء المتصرف فيها بلا ممانعة و لا مدافعة،
These two Names (Al-Malik, Al-Maleek) indicate that Allaah is the Owner of the whole dominion; i.e. the Owner of all things Who has full power over them without resistance or hindrance.
و الملك يرجع إلى أمور ثلاثة:
And His Kingship goes back to three matters:
Whenever you hear Allaah Al-Malik, remember that is related to the following three matters:
1) Matters related to His Attributes
2) Matters related to those whom He Owns
3) His relationship and dealings with those whom He Owns Read the rest of this entry
The Prophet ﷺ said:
من يرد الله به خيرا يفقه في الدين
“If Allaah wills good for a person He bestows comprehension of the Religion upon him.” [Agreed Upon]
Religious knowledge has many merits. In order to attain these merits, we have to follow the correct means of acquiring knowledge. In his book “The Book of Knowledge – “كتاب العلم“, Ibn ‘Uthaimeen (رحمه الله) mentioned some means which will help the student of knowledge in his seeking knowledge.
3- Memorization (Al-Hifdh –الحفظ )
It is required for the student of knowledge to be keen on studying and learning accurately, either by memorizing the knowledge by heart or by writing it down. This is due to the forgetful nature of the human being. If one does not take care of reviewing and memorizing the knowledge, it will be lost and forgotten. Read the rest of this entry
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This Name is derived from the word “ملك”, “يمْلك”, “مِلْك” (To possess a thing and have full authority over its disposal)
The whole dominion is called Malakout ملكوت.
- This Name Al-Malik is mentioned in the Qur’an in five positions:
1 – Surat Ta-Ha [20:114]:
“Then High above all be Allaah, the True King. And be not in haste [O Muhammad (ﷺ )] with the Qur’an before its revelation is completed to you, and say: “My Lord! Increase me in knowledge.”
2 – Surat al-Mu’minoon [23:116]:
“So Exalted be Allaah, the True King, La ilaaha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He), the Lord of the Supreme Throne!”
3 – Surat al-Hashr [59:23]:
“He is Allaah other than Whom there is La ilaaha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He) the King, the Holy, the One Free from all defects, the Giver of security, the Watcher over His creatures, the All-Mighty, the Compeller, the Supreme. Glory be to Allaah! (High is He) above all that they associate as partners with Him.”
4 – Surat an-Naas [114:2]:
“The Ilah (God) of mankind,”
5 – Surat al-Jumu’ah [62:1]:
“Whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is on the earth glorifies Allaah, the King (of everything), the Holy, the All-Mighty, the All-Wise.”
It is mentioned in restricted form in this position.
- The name Al-Maleek is mentioned once, in Surat al-Qamar [54:54-55]:
“Verily, The Muttaqun (pious), will be in the midst of Gardens and Rivers (Paradise).”
“In a seat of truth (i.e. Paradise), near the Omnipotent King (Allaah, the All-Blessed, the Most High, the Owner of Majesty and Honor).”
- The name Al-Maalik means the Owner. It is mentioned in two positions in the Qur’an, but only in the restricted form.
In Surat al-Fatihah [1:3]:
“The Only Owner (and the Only Ruling Judge) of the Day of Recompense (i.e. the Day of Resurrection)”
And in Surat ‘Aal-Imran [3:26]:
Say [O Muhammad (ﷺ )]: “O Allaah! Possessor of the kingdom, You give the kingdom to whom You will, and You take the kingdom from whom You will, and You endue with honor whom You will, and You humiliate whom You will. In Your Hand is the good. Verily, You are Able to do all things.”
It is mentioned in the unrestricted form in the Sunnah. The Prophet ﷺ mentioned said:
أَغْيَظُ رَجُلٍ عَلَى اللَّهِ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ وَأَخْبَثُهُ وَأَغْيَظُهُ عَلَيْهِ رَجُلٌ كَانَ يُسَمَّى مَلِكَ الأَمْلاَكِ لاَ مَلِكَ إِلاَّ اللَّهُ
The most wretched person in the sight of Allaah on the Day of Resurrection and the worst person and target of His wrath would be the person who is called Malik al-Amlak (the King of Kings) for there is no king but Allaah. [Muslim #2143]
The Difference between Al-Malik (The King) and Al-Maalik (The Owner):
Ash-Shawkani said that the Scholars differed with regards to the two names Malik and Maalik. Some of them said that the name Malik is more intensive and general, because every king owns, but not every owner can be a king, and because the command of the king is executed upon the owner. Others said Maalik is more general and intensive than Malik when praising Allaah because He is the Owner of mankind and the whole dominion. The truth is that every Attribute has a specialty that is not found in the other one. [Faid Al-Qadeer]
The Prophet ﷺ said:
إِنَّ لِلَّهِ تِسْعَةً وَتِسْعِينَ اسْمَا مِائَةً إِلاَّ وَاحِدًا مَنْ أَحْصَاهَا دَخَلَ الْجَنَّةَ
“Allaah has ninety-nine Names, i.e. one-hundred minus one, and whoever أحصاها will go to Paradise.” [Bukhaari]
The difference among the Scholars in enumerating the 99 Names is due to the difference of rules they follow in deducing the Names from the Qur’an and the Sunnah.
There are more than 99 Names of Allaah, but we are seeking the specific 99 which have significance. The significance is that whoever knows them, understands them, worships Allaah by them, and memorizes them, will enter Paradise.
Rule No. 4 – دلالة الاسم على الوصف (Every Name of Allaah should imply a Noble Attribute) Read the rest of this entry
All the Scholars are in consensus in regards: there is nothing better than acquiring knowledge to come close to Allaah. It is أجل العبادات Ajal Ebadah (The loftiest act of worship).
Abu Hurairah narrated that the Prophet ﷺ said:
مَنْ جَاءَ مَسْجِدِي هَذَا لَمْ يَأْتِهِ إِلاَّ لِخَيْرٍ يَتَعَلَّمُهُ أَوْ يُعَلِّمُهُ فَهُوَ بِمَنْزِلَةِ الْمُجَاهِدِ فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ وَمَنْ جَاءَ لِغَيْرِ ذَلِكَ فَهُوَ بِمَنْزِلَةِ الرَّجُلِ يَنْظُرُ إِلَى مَتَاعِ غَيْرِهِ
“Whoever comes to this mosque of mine, and only comes for a good purpose, such as to learn or to teach, his status is like that of one who fights in Jihaad in the Cause of Allaah. Whoever comes for any other purpose, his status is that of a man who is keeping an eye on other people’s property.” [Ibn Maajah]
This Hadeeth emphasizes the importance of knowledge. It is of the same level as Jihaad in the Way of Allaah, as Allaah says in Surat at-Tawbah [9:122]:
“And it is not (proper) for the believers to go out to fight (Jihaad) all together. Of every troop of them, a party only should go forth, that they (who are left behind) may get instructions in (Islamic) religion, and that they may warn their people when they return to them, so that they may beware (of evil).”
In our previous post, we mentioned the first means – Taqwa, which will aid a person in seeking knowledge.
In this post, we present the second means which will aid a person in seeking knowledge: Read the rest of this entry
Acquiring knowledge is one of the noblest acts of worship with which one can draw nearer to Allaah. Allaah made knowledge a counterpart to Jihaad in Surat at-Tawbah [9:122]:
“And it is not (proper) for the believers to go out to fight (Jihaad) all together. Of every troop of them, a party only (i.e. some of them) should go forth, that they (who are left behind) may receive instructions in (Islamic) religion, and that they may warn their people when they return to them, so that they may beware (of evil).”
The Prophet ﷺ said:
من يرد الله به خيرًا يفقه في الدين
“If Allaah wants to do good to a person, He makes him comprehend the Religion (I.e. understand the Qur’an and Sunnah.” [Al-Bukhaari]
So if you see that Allaah (Ta’ala) has opened the gates of understanding the Religion for you, then receive the glad tidings that Allaah wants good for you. This is a blessing from Allaah for certain people whom He chooses; not just for anyone. Read the rest of this entry