Al-Malik Al-Malīk (The King)

Abdullah ibn Mushabbib al-Qahtāni

Ibn Mas‘ūd (may Allah be pleased with him) reported: “A Jewish rabbi came to the Messenger of Allah (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) and said: 

‘O Muham mad, Allah will put the Heavens on one finger and the earth on one finger, the trees o n one finger, water and dust on one finger, and the rest of the creation on one finger, and then He will say: “I am the King.” Thereupon, the Prophet (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) laughed until his molar teeth became visible, in confirmation of  the rabbi’s words. Then, he recited: {They did not recognize the true worth of Allah. On the Day of Judgment the whole earth will be in  His grasp, and the heavens shall be folded up in His right hand. Glory be to Him! Exalted be He above what they associate with Him.} [Surat az -Zumar: 67]”

[Narrated by Al-Bukhāri]

No one knows what He deserves but He.

No one comprehends His knowledge but He.

No one knows His true worth but He.

No one can render the due praise to Him but He.

Words and eloquence fall short here and declare their incompetence.

Modesty fills our hearts at this moment as we seek to enumerate the excellent traits of the King of all kings. We would be honored to rub our noses in dust in exaltation of Him, and we are honored to move our tongues and pens in praise of Him. Whenever we glorify and extol Him, this is but a favor from Him upon us.

O Lord, none can praise You duly.

No matter what we say, You are still far greater.

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