Pearl of Wisdom

'One of the firm decisions of Allah in the Wise Reminder (the Qur'an) ... is that it will be of no avail to man to strive with his soul and to act sincerely, if upon leaving this world to meet his Lord he is still guilty of any of the following sins for which he has not repented: that he associated anything else with Allah in his obligatory worship, or appeased his own anger by killing someone, or exposed acts committed by others, or sought fulfilment of his needs from people by introducing an innovation in his religion, or was two-faced in his encounters with people, or mingled among them deceitfully.'

Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib [as]
Nahj al-Balagha, Sermon 153

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"The mercy of Allah and His blessings be upon you, O Ahl al-Bayt (People of the Prophet's House); surely He is Praised, Glorified" (Quran, 11:73).

In language, majd is glory; when combined with good deeds, a person's own prestige will be enhanced, so he will be called glorious. It also conveys the meanings of manliness, generosity, openhandedness, and gracious conduct.

"Al-Majeed" connotes general honor or abundance of wealth. A man who is majeed is extremely generous. Al-Majeed is glorified to the utmost extent of Glorification due to His own merits, qualities, and actions. He is also great in His attributes, beautiful in His power and authority. Al-Majeed has the utmost limit of glory; His benevolence is great.

Al-Majeed is the great One, the One whose status is Sublime, Who is most Benevolent. His status is tremendous, Whose Benevolence is great. He is Honored, Whose actions are beautiful, and who is generous in giving. Al-Majeed grants His favors to all others, who is Glorified because of His actions, who is Praised by His creation due to His greatness. He alone has the perfect Honor, the vast kingdom since time immemorial; the One Who does not disappoint anyone, whose will is always carried out. Whose Honor is not earned, whose actions are never abhorred, whose benevolence is beautiful, and who gives most generously...

All meanings of perfect and inclusive glory are always rendered to Allah, and all of them combined are but a drop in the ocean of His Glory. Glory is also attached to His prophets, to the successors of the latter, and to the mujahidin.

Allah has described the Holy Quran as majeed, saying, "Qaf. I swear by al-Quran al-majeed..." (Quran, 50:1). The Holy Quran is majeed because of the abundance of wealth of knowledge, ethics, and sublime objectives it contains and due to the benefits it contains; so, it is beneficial for man both in the life of this world and in the life to come.

One who personifies in his conduct the essence of this attribute ought to be gracious in all circumstances and most cultured.
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