Pearl of Wisdom
'A man's love for his brother is part of his love for his religion.'
Imam Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sadiq [as]
Ibid. no. 31
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"So exalted be Allah, the True King; no god is there but He, the Lord of the honorable dominion" (Quran, 23:116).
"Al-Malik" conveys the meaning of "One Who is free, by virtue of His Own merits and characteristics; from depending on anything in existence, while everything in existence depends on Him." Nothing in existence can do without Him, whereas everything that exists derives its existence from Him or because of Him. Everything/everyone is His.
Al-Malik occurs in:
Master of the Day of Judgment. (1:4) and another method of recitation: Melik, King of the Day of Judgment.
Al-Maleek exists in this verse:
In the seat of honor with a most Powerful King. (54:55)
Say: O Allah, Master of the Kingdom! Thou givest the kingdom to whomsoever Thou pleasest and takest away the kingdom from whomsoever Thou pleasest, and Thou exaltest whom Thou pleasest and abasest whom Thou pleasest in Thine hand is the good; surety, Thou hast power over all things. (3:26)
"Al-Malakoot" exists in:
Therefore glory be to Him in Whose hand is the kingdom of all things, and to Him you shall be brought back. (36:83)
The Almighty has described Himself as being "Malikul-Mulk," the Owner of everything, of the whole domain, saying, "Say: O Allah, Master of the Kingdom!" (Quran, 3:26), and "Master of the Day of Judgment" (Quran, 1:4), which is one of the first verses of the Holy Quran.
A land's owner is its "malik," one legally bound to obey the king, the "malik," with regard to land-related laws issued by the latter, whereas the opposite is not possible.
Among the Attributes of Allah Almighty, the word "al-Malik" has occurred independently, whereas the word "Malik" is always added to something else, such as "Maliki yawmid-Deen," Master of the Day of Judgment; therefore, the first Attribute has to be more revered.
He who repeats this Name will be respected by others.