Most High!

Bismillah.

Do you know that Allah is the Most High?

:الله تبارك وتعالى هو العلي الأعلى، الذي له العلو المطلق من جميع الوجوه
له علو الذات.. وعلو الصفات.. وعلو القدر.. وعلو القهر

[Rough translation:] Allah, Blessed and Exalted, He is the Most High, for Him is absolute elevation in all aspects: for Him is elevation in Self, and elevation in attributes, and elevation in status/degree, and elevation in subjugation. 

I kept thinking of words to explain Allah’s elevation, and then it suddenly struck me… it just can’t be explained! Isn’t it enough that He is High in every possible aspect?

Think about those little kids, who can hardly speak properly, clutching miniatures of Superman and Batman in their hands (and whatever new superheroes are now in the market that I don’t know of), feeling awed by the fact that they fly above humans and then they keep acting like those heroes of theirs, jumping down from beds and sofas, pretending they’re flying. For them that is the height of coolness!

And yet, those characters are fiction. Even if they weren’t, they would have been incomparable to the Most High. Because,

فهو سبحانه ذو العلو والارتفاع على خلقه.. وهو العلي عن النظير والمثيل

[Rough translation:] He, the Almighty, is the One with elevation and highness over His creation, and He is the Most High without match and parallel. 

Now isn’t this that makes one really feel awed? Shouldn’t we tell children and even adults about this name of Allah? So they know who is really high and so they revere 

العلي

Most High

.وهو سبحانه الأعلى.. ووجهه الأعلى.. وكلامه الأعلى.. وسمعه الأعلى.. وبصره الأعلى.. وعلمه الأعلى.. وخلقه الأعلى. ودينه الأعلى.. وحكمه الأعلى

[Rough translation:] He, the Almighty, is the Most High, and His Face is Most High, and His Speech is Most High, and His Hearing is Most High, and His Sight is Most High, and His knowledge is Most High, and His creation is Most High, and His religion is Most High, and His rule is Most High. 

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