Al-Aziz (The Mighty)


The Momentous Hu is Al-Ladhi (That Which) belittles/reduces/minimizes anything attempting to resemble Hu and intensifies all needs in Hu and makes difficult any attempts to reach Hu. If these three concepts are not integrated, there is no meaning to the attribute Aziz. For example, the earth and the sun are momentous and much need is placed upon them but they are easily reached (connected to) therefore they are not described as Aziz.

The Kamāl (Perfection) to reduce anything similar to Hu’s Wujud (Being) returns/relates towards Tauhid (Divine Oneness)—There can be no less than One. As we have said earlier no one knows Allah save Allah.

For the slaves, the Prophets are Aziz, as all need them. No one can become a Prophet by himself.  Prophets are singled out so that people may find guidance through them to the real Al-Aziz.


Whoever understands or knows Lā-Ilāha Illā Hu (There is no deity save Hu)—by the very comment of Al-Ghazali on ‘The Kamāl (Perfection) to reduce the anything similar to Hu’s Wujud (Being)—undersansds that Hu requires and has to be Al-Aziz. (Lā-Ilāha Illā Hu (There is no deity save Hu) is the extreme limit of the understanding of Hu’s power, if you start seeing something of incredible power and subjugation then you are starting to say Lā-Ilāha Illā Hu (There is no deity save Hu) properly (in Hu’s Divine Presence).

He who desires to be Aziz in this world as a slave of Allah i.e. to be great and momentous, s/he should humble themselves to Allah, as was said by the Prophet:

“He who humbles himself in front of Allah, Allah shall raise him (in status)”

الجامع الصغير. الإصدار 3,22 - لجلال الدين السيوطي
المجلد السادس >> [تتمة باب حرف الميم]
8605- من تواضع لله رفعه الله
التخريج (مفصلا): أبو نعيم في الحلية عن أبي هريرة
تصحيح السيوطي: حسن

"Do perform much Sujud (Prostration) that you will not many any Sujud unless Allah raised you with a Darajat (Gradation)" 

الجامع الصغير. الإصدار 3,22 - لجلال الدين السيوطي
المجلد الرابع >> باب: حرف العين
5502- عليك بكثرة السجود؛ فإنك لا تسجد لله سجدة إلا رفعك الله بها درجة، وحط عنك بها خطيئة
التخريج (مفصلا): أحمد في مسنده وصحيح مسلم والترمذي والنسائي وابن ماجة عن ثوبان و أبي الدرداء
تصحيح السيوطي: صحيح

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