His dominion is absolute:


Abdullah ibn Mushabbib al-Qahtāni

Although Allah Almighty is the King and is in no need for our worship, He, out of His kindness and bounty, couples His name “Al- Malik” (the King) with other names that inspire assurance within our hearts and make us long to meet Him. He says:

{The Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful.The Sovereign of the Day of Recompense.}

[Surat al-Fātihah: 3-4]

He also says:

{...He is the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful.He is Allah; there is no god except Him, the King...}

[Surat al - Hashr:22-23]

Allah Almighty informs us that a kingdom does not become good and perfect without benevolence and mercy. He, Glorified and Exalted, is the Merciful King.The kingdom of our Lord is free from any deficiency.

{Whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth glorifies Allah, the King, the Most Holy, the All -Mighty, the All-Wise.}

[Surat al-Jumu’ah: 1]

Since the kings of this world do have deficiencies and defects such as arrogance, indulgence in vain desires, and injustice, Allah Almighty informed us that His dominion is perfect and comprises all attributes of perfection and excellence. Hence, the Prophet (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) would always say after finishing Witrprayer:

“Subhān Al-Malik Al-Quddūs (Glory be to Allah, the King, the Most Holy).” He would say it three times, raising his voice in the third one.

[Narrated by Al -Nasā’i; Sahīh (authentic)]

One is required to praise Allah Almighty for His kingship and mercy and to constantly glorify Him. Our Lord says:

{...To Him belongs the dominion, and to Him belongs all praise...}

[Surat at-Taghābun: 1]

He is praised in His dominion. A dominion without praise entails deficiency, and praise without a dominion entails powerlessness. Indeed, praise along with dominion represent the utmost perfection and majesty.As an aspect of the magnificence of His dominion, He helps those who resort to Him, and none can help or protect anyone whom Allah wills to destroy.

{Say: “In whose hand is the realm of all things-and Heprotects while none can protect against Him-if you should know?”}

[Surat al -Mu’minūn: 88]

O the King, Who holds the forelocks of His creation, I seek refuge in You, O the Most Generous Lord.

Your pred estination is sure to occur. I am Your servant, seeking Your refuge and protection.

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