20th March: The Name of Allah- Al ‘Azeez (Unsummarised Notes)

Al-‘Azeez is derived from the word “عز” which has the meaning of strength, power, الغلبة (dominance), exaltedness, honour, uniqueness.

Allah has 3 types of عزة:

1) عزة القوى – The Might of Power

There is nothing comparable to Allah’s might and strength. Even if the whole creation gathered together, their strength is nothing compared to the strength of Allah.

2) عزة القهر و الغلبة – The Might of Dominance

Allah overpowers everything; everything is subdued to Him and submits to His greatness. Nothing moves and takes an action in this world without the permission/will of Allah. All the forelocks of the creation are in Allah’s hands. Whatever He wills will happen, and whatever He wills not will not happen.

3) عزة الامتناع 

Allah is Perfect; He is free of all defects and everything that doesn’t suit His majesty. He is free of need to offspring, partners, wives. No one can bring benefit to Allah or cause harm to Him.

Whenever you come across any verse which mentions Allah’s name العزيز, or talks about Allah’s عزة, you should know what type of عزة He’s talking about.

1) In Surat Ali ‘Imran Verses 26 and 27 

Say, “O Allah , Owner of Sovereignty, You give sovereignty to whom You will and You take sovereignty away from whom You will. You honour whom You will and You humble whom You will. In Your hand is [all] good. Indeed, You are over all things competent.  

You cause the night to enter the day, and You cause the day to enter the night; and You bring the living out of the dead, and You bring the dead out of the living. And You give provision to whom You will without account.”

What type of عزة is mentioned here?  عزة القهر و الغلبة. Because it’s associated with the will of Allah – whenever you hear about the will of Allah it is indicative of this type of عزة.

2) In Surat Az-Zukhruf Verse 9

And if you should ask them, “Who has created the heavens and the earth?” they would surely say, “They were created by the Exalted in Might, the Knowing.” 

What type of عزة is mentioned here? عزة القوى – He created the heavens and earth by His strength.

3) Surat Ar Rum Verse 27

And it is He who begins creation; then He repeats it, and that is [even] easier for Him. To Him belongs the highest attribute in the heavens and earth. And He is the Exalted in Might, the Wise. 

What type of عزة is mentioned here? عزة الامتناع – Because to Him belong the perfect and highest attributes.

4) In Surat Al An’am 96

[He is] the cleaver of daybreak and has made the night for rest and the sun and moon for calculation. That is the determination of the Exalted in Might, the Knowing. 

What type of عزة is mentioned here? عزة القهر و الغلبة 

5) In Surah Saba Verse 27

Say, “Show me those whom you have attached to Him as partners. No! Rather, He [alone] is Allah , the Exalted in Might, the Wise.” 

What type of عزة is mentioned here? عزة الإمتناع – Allah is free of need of partners.

6) In Surah Ibrahim Verse 4

And We did not send any messenger except [speaking] in the language of his people to state clearly for them, and Allah sends astray [thereby] whom He wills and guides whom He wills. And He is the Exalted in Might, the Wise. 

What type of عزة is mentioned here? عزة القهر و الغلبة

Sometimes we are very keen to guide people, but we are unable to. Because guidance is in Allah’s hands.

7) In Surah At-Talaq Verses 65 to 68

 And We saved Moses and those with him, all together. 

 Then We drowned the others. 

 Indeed in that is a sign, but most of them were not to be believers. 

 And indeed, your Lord – He is the Exalted in Might, the Merciful.  

What type of عزة is mentioned here? عزة القوى

8) In Surah Fatir Verse 2

Whatever Allah grants to people of mercy – none can withhold it; and whatever He withholds – none can release it thereafter. And He is the Exalted in Might, the Wise. 

What type of عزة is mentioned here?  عزة القهر و الغلبة

Whatever Allah wills will happen. If he brings the رحمة to someone no one can withhold it, and if He prevents it from someone, no one can grant it.

9) In Surah Fatir Verses 16 and 17

If He wills, He can do away with you and bring forth a new creation. 

 And that is for Allah not difficult. 

What type of عزة is mentioned here? عزة الامتناع

If Allah wills, He can remove you and bring forth a new creation. And that’s not impossible for Allah; It’s not hard for Him.

 

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