99 Names of Allah: Al-Mutakabbir

“He is Allah, except Whom there is no God; the King, the Pure, Peace, the Bestower of Safety, the Guardian, the Majestic, the Compeller, the Proud (the Supreme); Purity is to Allah from all what they ascribe as partners to Him” (59:23). Allah is Al-Mutakabbir, i.e.the Proud, the Supreme& the Superb;a quality, which attributed to humans automatically becomes an imperfection.

Allah is Al-Mutakabbir, when He SWT desires a thing, His command is “Be!” and it is, so what are all those humans bragging about?! Al-Mutababbir is the One Whose Sovereignty never perishes and nothing happens except by His will,so could there be any Mutakabbir but Allah? Al-Mutakabbir is the One Whose Divine Sublimity is Infinite, and Divine Greatness is absolute; He is none but Allah.

Allah is Perfect in His own Divine Self, He is Perfect in His Attributes, and He is Perfect in His Acts; hence He is Al-Mutakabbir! Hence, in the Qudsi Hadith Allah says “I hate the arrogant, and My Hatred for a poor arrogant one is greater”;what are you bragging about? And this is why the prophet SAW taught us that “He who has an atom weight of arrogance shall never be admitted into Paradise” [Muslim].

If this beautiful name of Allah, Al-Mutakabbir, should remind you of one thing, it is that you are a “SLAVE” and Allah is your Lord! So make no mistake about it, if you rival with Allah concerning His Pride, He will destroy you; and it’s as simple as “Be!” and it is!

Now let us listen carefully to the teacher of mankind SAW as he teaches us about Allah, Al-Mutakabbir. He SAW said “He who humbles himself to Allah one degree, Allah raises him (in honor) one degree, until He makes him among the most honorable. And he who shows one degree of arrogance to Allah, Allah degrades him one degree,until He makes him among the lowest of the low”- [Ibn Majah].

When the prophet SAW conquered Mecca, he entered it with a bowed head out of modesty and humbleness to Allah.Because Allah is Al-Mutakabbir! The universe has more than a million-million galaxies; each having more than a million-million stars. What are you bragging about?! Al-Mutakabbir created light, which takes one second to cross from the earth to the moon & eight minutes from the earth to the sun! Allah!

“So I swear by the setting places of the stars * And that is indeed a tremendous oath, if you understand” (56:75-76). He is Al-Mutakabbir!

You cannot see Allah with your own human eyes, but this universe is a clear manifestation of Allah’s Beautiful Divine Names and Attributes. Why at extreme low temperatures of -35 degrees or lower, your eyes don’t freeze?! Al-Mutakabbir equipped them with an anti-freeze liquid! “Verily in the creation of the heavens and the earth and the alternation of night and day are signs for the intelligent” (3:190).

Are you aware that the human heart pumps eight cubic meters of blood per day?! And you don’t even control that so what are you bragging about?! Tell me poor arrogant human, what do you do when a severe earthquake hits your city? It’s nothing but a mild reminder from Al-Mutakabbir!

They built the best space shuttle in history and gave it the arrogant name of “Challenger”. Seventy seconds after its launch, it exploded and burnt!

Are you aware that if a drop of blood clots in a certain part of your brain, you would be paralyzed forever? What are you bragging about?!

If you know Al-Mutakabbir, you would be dutiful only to Him, and hence you’d become dear to Him.If you know Al-Mutakabbir, you would put all your trust in Him, and hence He SWT would make you the most powerful of all mankind. If you know Al-Mutakabbir, you would notice that while you are soundly and comfortably asleep, He SWT controls breathing for you!

Al-Mutakabbir is the Sublime, the Supreme, none but Allah; a name reflecting His Divine Perfection. So don’t you dare approach there!