Al-Majīd (The Most Glorious)

Abdullah ibn Mushabbib al-Qahtāni

Our Lord likes to be praised..

The Prophet (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) is authentically reported to have said:

“No one likes prai se more than Allah does, and for this He promised Par adise.”

[Narrated by Muslim]

Another narration reads:

“No one likes praise more than Allah does; that is why He praised Himself.”

[Narrated by Al - Bukhāri]

Al-Aswad ibn Sarī‘ reported: “I was a poet and I went to the Prophet (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) and said: ‘Shall I recite to you some praises that I have written for my Lord?’

He said:

‘Your Lord loves praises.’ And he said nothing more.”

[Narrated by Al-Bukhāri in Al-Adab al-Mufrad] [Hasan (sound)]

No matter how much we praise You, Your greatness is far bigger.

Our glorification of Allah does not benefit Him, nor does our failure to do so ever harm Him. Indeed, He is Self-Sufficient and  Praiseworthy by His very attributes, not due to praise, glorification, or gratitude on the part of His servants.

It is out of Allah’s bounty towards us that He made our lives go right when we extend thanks and praise to Him, so that our souls can be purified and reassured in the company of the Almighty Creator.

These letters and this book are part of our glorification of Allah Almighty, which is a favor He has bestowed upon us. I implore Him to accept this from all of us and keep it in store for us when we meet Him on the Day of Judgment.

All praise is due to You and all blessings come from You and the dominion belongs to You. None is more glorious than You.

Allah Almighty says:

{...He is Praiseworthy, Most Glorious.}

[Surat Hūd: 73]

“Al-Majīd” is derived from “majd”, which means complete honor, plenty, and abundance.

Our Lord, Exalted be He, possesses vast bounty and perfect glory. What could possibly be more glorious than Him?!

He is the Owner of glory, pride, majesty, and magnificence. He is Greater, more Majestic, more Exalted, and Higher than everything.

Every attribute of our Lord is perfect in every way. He is the All-Knowing, Whose knowledge is complete. He is the Most Merciful, Whose mercy encompasses all things. He is the Omnipotent, Whose power dominates everything. He is the Forbearing, Whose forbearance is complete. And He is the All-Wise, Whose wisdom is perfect.

All His names and attributes are perfect. Indeed, we cannot praise Him enough. He is as He has praised Himself.

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