67-1: Who does all kingdom belong to?

8 May

تَبَارَكَ الَّذِي بِيَدِهِ الْمُلْكُ وَهُوَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ

  • The root of this word is barakah, which has the meaning of increase and permenance. For example, if Allah puts barakah in your food, a small amount will suffice for a large number.
  • The word is also sigha mubalagha. It is the hyperbolized form; this is used since Allah alone is the source of continuing and everlasting barakah.
  • Only the one who…
  • The expected sequence is kingdom and then in His hands. The change in sequence implies that it is only He and He alone who has complete dominion. This is also why the name of Allah is not mentioned.

2 Responses to “67-1: Who does all kingdom belong to?”

  1. - May 8, 2012 at 9:19 PM #

    salaam,
    can you elaborate why “He” is used instead of “Allah”? jazak Allah khair

  2. birkah May 8, 2012 at 11:12 PM #

    WSalam,
    It is understood who absolute kingdom belongs to i.e. God. Hence there is no need to mention Allah. If it was AlMulku bi yadihi, then there would be ambiguity and the need to mention Allah.

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