👑 Names of Allah 👑
✨Allah calls Himself Al-Mutakabbir—
🌸The Supremely Great, The Perfection of Greatness— on one occasion in the Quran.
🌹He is the One who is supremely great.
🌹Al-Mutakabbir reveals His Greatness and power at every moment and in every incident!
🌹The Supreme, The Possessor of All Rights, The Perfect Greatness
🔹🔹Mutakabbir comes from the root kaaf-baa-raa, which has three main meanings.
1⃣The first main meaning is to be great in size, rank, or dignity, and
2⃣ the second to to be great in age and in learning.
3⃣ The third main meaning to have rights, privileges, and attributes that others don’t have.
🔹Linguistically, kibriya means greatness and sovereignty, and it encompasses the meanings of the perfection of one’s self and existence; nobody can be described as such except Allah.
🍁 Allahu Akbar– Allah is the Greatest— comes from the same root, as well as the name of Allah, Al-Kabeer.
🌹Al-Mutakabbir is the One who possesses all greatness, who is above having any of the qualities of His creatures, who cannot be harmed by the oppressors among His creation, and whose greatness and pride are the utmost.✨✨
🌟Allah Al-Mutakabbir versus the arrogant
⭕ Allah ﷻ describes people as mutakabbireen (arrogant) on multiple occasions in the Quran.
🔻They have arrogance in their hearts and actions towards Allah by disbelieving in His signs and they are arrogant to other people by looking down on them due to position, race, wealth, etc.🔻
🌼 The Prophet ﷺ said: Allah is beautiful and loves beauty, arrogance is: rejecting the truth and looking down on people.
🌹 Only Allah is al-Mutakabbir in a positive sense.
🍁A lesson on how to battle pride
▪What is the opposite of kibr (arrogance)?
🔸It is humility, the adornment of a believer.
🌼Abu Hurayrah (رضي الله عنه) narrated that the Prophet ﷺ said: . . . and no one will exercise humility for Allah’s sake, except that Allah will raise him up [Muslim]
🌷 Urwah ibn Zubair (رضي الله عنه) said: I saw Umar carrying a large leather water canteen on his shoulder.
🌷I said to him, ‘O Amir-ul-Mu’mineen, you shouldn’t be carrying that’. Umar replied by saying, A delegation came to Medina and I saw their obedience to me, and some ‘nakwah’ entered into my heart and I wanted to destroy it.
🌸💪We all know of the strong personality of Umar (رضي الله عنه) and yet when a small amount of pride (nakwah) entered into his heart, he hurried in an attempt to destroy it before it destroyed him.✨
🙌🍃O Allah, Al-Mutakabbir, we know that You are supremely Great. Guide our hearts and actions to humility towards You, our Deen and Your creation.🌹
🙌🍃Protect us from arrogance and assist us to ways to cure any arrogance that entered our hearts. Make us of those who are blessed to witness Your Grandeur in Paradise, ameen!🍃🌹