Al-A‘la Al-‘Aliyy Al-Muta‘āl (The Most High -the High -the Exalted)

Abdullah ibn Mushabbib al-Qahtāni

If any disaster, distress, or serious problem hits us hard, our hearts turn to the Most High Lord, our hands are raised to the High God, and we look towards the sky waiting for relief from the High, the Most High, the Exalted Lord.

Our Lord is the High, the Most High, the Exalted. He says:

{...And He is the High,the Magnificent.}

[Surat al-Baqarah: 255]

He also says:

{Glorify the name of your Lord, the Most High.}

[Surat al-A‘la: 1]

And He says:

{[He is] Knower of the unseen and the seen, the Great, the Exalted.}

[Surat ar-Ra‘d: 9]

Our Lord the High, the Most High, the Exalted, is higher than all. Indeed, absolute Highness from all aspects belongs to Him.

* He is High in His essence, as He is established above His Throne, distinct from His creation, and Exalted above all beings.

{The Most Compassionate rose above the Throne.}

[Surat Taha: 5]

* He is High in His status. Indeed, He is Exalted and possesses all attributes of perfection, beauty, and majesty. None of His creation has anything similar, equivalent, or close. His servants cannot even encompass one single attribute of His.

{...And they do not encompass Him in knowledge.}

[Surat Taha: 110]

* He is High in His vanquishing power. He vanquished everything, and all beings are humbly submissive to Him and subject to His authority, dominance, and majesty.

{And He is the Vanquisher over His servants...}

[Surat al-An‘ām: 18]

Above the heavens, and upon the Throne, He is High,

being separate and distinct from the whole creation.

He possesses perfect and sublime attributes.

All praise is due to Him.

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