Allah is Ta’aala!
Tabaarak is one attributive title of Allah which we learned through a previous post here. Subhaana is another distinguished attributive of Allah which we alhamdulillaah discussed here.
Today, Inshaa’Allah, we will try to understand another attributive title Ta’aala.
Al ‘Aliyy, Al Muta’aal and Al ‘Alaa are lofty attributive Names of Allah – Al Asmaa al Husnaa – that come from the same root ‘ayn, laam, waw/yaa as Ta’aala.
The word Ta’aala means: 1) to rise, to be sublime, to become exalted 2) if used with preposition عن to rise far above, to be exalted above. This word is used exclusively to refer only to Allah, the Lord Almighty, and none else!
Subhaana and Ta’aala can be used together as a single distinguished phrase – SUBHAANAHU WA TA’AALA – and is mentioned at six places in the glorious Qur’an. Refer to these aayaat to learn better, Inshaa’Allah: Surah Al An’aam 6:100, Surah Yunus 10:18, Surah an-Nahl 16:1, Surah al Israa 17:43, Surah alr-Room 30: 40 and Surah Az-Zumar 39:67.
Subhaanahu wa Ta’aala is both, an exclusively distinguished phrase and the distinguishedly exclusive phrase attributed to Allah and Allah only. This noble phrase is used to negate all those unnatural, foolish, vulgar, illogical, derogatory and insulting references made by man to the Lord Almighty! Some attributions like Allah having a partner or a son or a daughter is so mean and unscientific that it can be rejected only through the utterance of the Allah-Himself-given-formula, Subhaanahu Wa Ta’aala: Glorified and Exalted is He above all such unworthy utterances and blasphemies.
One ayah which I simply love is mentioned below:
“Allah is the one who created you, then provided for you, then will cause you to die, and then will give you life. Are there any of your “partners” who does anything of that? Exalted is He and High Above what they associate with Him”. (Surah Ar-Room: 30:40)
In the following ayah, instead of the pronoun Hu, the Proper Name Allah comes between Subhaana and Ta’aala:
“And your Lord creates what He wills and chooses; not for them was the choice. Exalted is Allah and high above what they associate with Him” (Surah al Qasas 28: 68)
Whether the word Ta’aala comes together with Subhaana or is used separately as such, it is meant to glorify and exalt Allah above all unworthy attributives. The filth created by man in the form of idols and statues has to be rejected through reason and logic. People make statues and attributive them to be ‘gods’. Some sell their ‘gods’, many buy their gods! And after usage the helpless ‘gods’ are thrown in thrash: the poor use-and-throw ‘gods’! Subhaanahu wa Ta’aala ‘Amma Yushrikoon!
Let me conclude by quoting yet another glorious ayah of the inimitable Qur’an:
“So exalted is Allah, the Sovereign, the Truth; there is no deity except Him, Lord of the Noble Throne” (Surah al Mu’minoon 23: 116)
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March 15, 2013 - Posted by MuQeet | Asmaa ul Husna: Attributive Names, Reflections | Al Aliy, Al Muta'aal, Al'ala, Allah, Asma ul Husna, Asmaa ul Husna: Attributive Names, Beautiful Names of Allah, Quran, Quran blog, Subhanallah, Taala, Tabaarak, Who is Allah, Yassarnalquran
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