Al Mutakabbir (The Prideful One) by Sheikh Shady Alsuleiman


In the name of Allah, the most gracious, the
most merciful and all praises to the creator of all, and peace and blessings upon the Prophet
Muhammad. Brothers and sisters may the Peace and Mercy
of Allah be upon you. Allah SWT (How perfect is Allah the Most high)
says in the Holy Quran, “To Allah SWT are the most beautiful names”, so ask Allah
SWT with those beautiful names and indeed Allah SWT has the most beautiful names, not
limited to only 99 but Allah SWT has unlimited names and attributes. Therefore, we remind ourselves of the beautiful
names of Allah SWT, the great names of Allah SWT so that we may be connected to Allah SWT. The more you understand Allah, the closer
you become to Allah, the more loving you become to Allah and that is why we speak about the
great names of Allah SWT so that we may connect ourselves to Allah SWT through His names,
this is why Allah SWT has attributed to himself the attributed to himself these as He has
mentioned in the Holy Quran so that we may connect ourselves to those attributes of Allah
and in turn connect ourselves to Allah SWT. Todays name is a beautiful name, in which
Allah SWT has mentioned once in the Holy Quran and it is Al Mutakabbir. Al Mutakabbir, Allah SWT is the one with pride
and the Dominant one. Allah SWT is the one with pride, Yes, even
though we hear many hadith in which the prophet Muhammad (Peace and blessings be upon him)
says, “anyone who has an atoms weight of pride will never enter Jannah (Paradise)”. You and I as human beings are not allowed
to have pride over each other, but Allah SWT is the creator and He is above that, He can
have pride and He has the rights to have pride and that is why Allah SWT is the one with
pride, Allah SWT is the one with Al Kibriaat, in which the prophet Muhammad SAW says in
the hadith Al Kudsi that Allah SWT says, “Pride is my cloak and greatness is my robe and whoever
wishes to compete with me and these 2 attributes then I will cast them in the hellfire’. Allah is the one with pride and the only one
with rights to have pride because He is the master, creator, the most significant and
almighty SWT. Allah SWT is Al Mutakabbir and also with that
pride Allah SWT is above any fault, any mistake, any deficiency, any form of ignorance and
above any form of weakness which is why He is Al Mutakabbir. So next time my brother and sister in Islam,
when we hear the name of Allah SWT Al Mutakabbir, we must connect ourselves to the great pride
of Allah SWT, the maker, the master and the creator of all mankind and that is why He
is the one with pride. In the hereafter when Allah SWT descends
in a manner that suits His glory and majesty, all of the creation of Allah SWT will be forced
to fall and prostrate to Allah and this is pride and the greatness of Allah SWT, this
is why He is Al Mutakabbir (The one with magnificent and honourable pride). Allah SWT has attributed to himself the attribute
of Al Mutakabbir, the one above all with pride, the one above all with no form of deficiency
or weakness. Allah SWT is above that and beyond that and
this is why He is Allah the almighty, He is Allah Al Mutakabbir (the one with pride). May Allah SWT give us pride in Islam and make
us from amongst those who understand Allah SWT and have pride in Allah SWT, this is a
form of pride which is permissible to you and I, to have the sense of pride of being
a Muslim and the sense of pride that you are the servant of Allah SWT and to not have pride
over the creation of Allah, the only one who has rights to have pride over everyone is
Allah SWT the creator of everyone. May Allah SWT give us the understanding. May the lord of the worlds accept. May the peace, mercy, and blessings of Allah
be with you

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