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What belongs to Allah?

Note to non-Muslim readers: Some mistake Allah to be “Muslim God” or God of Muslims. This is far from truth. Allah is the proper name of the One, True and the Only Lord of all mankind and all that exists in the heavens and the earth. He is my Creator and your Creator. He is unseen and has no images. Thank you.

Given the fact that everything belongs to Allah, this question might appear stupid or innocent.

Getting to understand something of everything that belongs to Allah will only lead one to appreciate the greatness of Allah. It will also increase your faith in your Creator.

So let’s explore what the Creator Himself says about what all belongs to Him, and Him alone.

1. All Praise belongs to Him:

a) It is not just the material things that belong to Allah but even the response that comes in the form of proclamation after observing or drawing benefit from the material things belongs to Allah alone: Alhamdulillaah

الْحَمْدُ لِلَّـهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ

“[All] praise is [due] to Allah, Lord of the worlds” (Surah al Fatihah 1: 2)

b) His praise extends throughout the heavens and the earth:

 وَلَهُ الْحَمْدُ فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ وَعَشِيًّا وَحِينَ تُظْهِرُونَ

“And to Him is [due all] praise throughout the heavens and the earth” (Surah Ar-Room 30: 18)

c) All praise is due to Him not only in this world but also in the Hereafter:

وَهُوَ اللَّـهُ لَا إِلَـٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ ۖ لَهُ الْحَمْدُ فِي الْأُولَىٰ وَالْآخِرَةِ

“And He is Allah; there is no deity except Him. To Him is [due all] praise in the first [life] and the Hereafter….” (Surah Al Qasas 28: 70)

2. True Glorification and Exaltation belongs to Him:

a) Whatever is in the heavens and earth glorifies Allah

سَبَّحَ لِلَّـهِ مَا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ ۖ وَهُوَ الْعَزِيزُ الْحَكِيم

“Whatever is in the heavens and earth exalts Allah, and He is the Exalted in Might, the Wise.” (Surah Al Hadeed 57:1)

b) Whoever is in the heavens and the earth exalts Allah

أَلَمْ تَرَ أَنَّ اللَّـهَ يُسَبِّحُ لَهُ مَن فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ وَالطَّيْرُ صَافَّاتٍ ۖ كُلٌّ قَدْ عَلِمَ صَلَاتَهُ وَتَسْبِيحَهُ ۗ وَاللَّـهُ عَلِيمٌ بِمَا يَفْعَلُونَ

“Do you not see that Allah is exalted by whomever is within the heavens and the earth and [by] the birds with wings spread [in flight]? Each [of them] has known his [means of] prayer and exalting [Him], and Allah is Knowing of what they do.” (Surah An-Noor 24:41)

3. True Prostration belongs to Him:

a) Whoever is in the heavens and the earth prostrates to Allah

وَلِلَّـهِ يَسْجُدُ مَن فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ طَوْعًا وَكَرْهًا وَظِلَالُهُم بِالْغُدُوِّ وَالْآصَالِ

“And to Allah prostrates whoever is within the heavens and the earth, willingly or by compulsion, and their shadows [as well] in the mornings and the afternoons.” (Surah Ar-Ra’d 13: 15)

b) Whatever is in the heavens and the earth prostrates to Allah

وَلِلَّـهِ يَسْجُدُ مَا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَمَا فِي الْأَرْضِ مِن دَابَّةٍ وَالْمَلَائِكَةُ وَهُمْ لَا يَسْتَكْبِرُونَ

“And to Allah prostrates whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth of creatures, and the angels [as well], and they are not arrogant.” (Surah An-Nahl 16:49)

4) He is the Owner of All:

a) To Allah belongs whatever is in the heavens and the earth

وَلِلَّـهِ مَا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَمَا فِي الْأَرْضِ

“And to Allah belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth…..” (Surah Aal Imran 3: 129)

b) To Allah belongs whoever is in the heavens and on earth

“Unquestionably, to Allah belongs whoever is in the heavens and whoever is on the earth…..” (Surah Yunus 10: 66)

5) Allah is the Owner of All Heritage: 

وَلِلَّـهِ مِيرَاثُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ

“…And to Allah belongs the heritage of the heavens and the earth…” (Surah Aal Imran 3: 180)

6) Allah is the Owner of Sovereignty: 

قُلِ اللَّـهُمَّ مَالِكَ الْمُلْكِ تُؤْتِي الْمُلْكَ مَن تَشَاءُ وَتَنزِعُ الْمُلْكَ مِمَّن تَشَاءُ وَتُعِزُّ مَن تَشَاءُ وَتُذِلُّ مَن تَشَاءُ ۖ بِيَدِكَ الْخَيْرُ ۖ إِنَّكَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ

“Say, “O Allah, Owner of Sovereignty, You give sovereignty to whom You will and You take sovereignty away from whom You will. You honor whom You will and You humble whom You will. In Your hand is [all] good. Indeed, You are over all things competent.” (Surah Aal Imran 3: 26)

7) All Dominion belongs to Allah: 

a) To Allah belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth

لَمْ تَعْلَمْ أَنَّ اللَّـهَ لَهُ مُلْكُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ ۗ وَمَا لَكُم مِّن دُونِ اللَّـهِ مِن وَلِيٍّ وَلَا نَصِيرٍ

“Do you not know that to Allah belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth and [that] you have not besides Allah any protector or any helper?” (Surah al Baqarah 2: 107)

b) To Allah belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth and whatever is between them:

وَلِلَّـهِ مُلْكُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ وَمَا بَيْنَهُمَا

“…And to Allah belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth and whatever is between them….” (Surah Al Maaidah 5: 17)

لِلَّـهِ مُلْكُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ وَمَا فِيهِنَّ ۚ وَهُوَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ

“To Allah belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth and whatever is within them. And He is over all things competent.” (Surah al Maaidah 5: 120)

تَبَارَكَ الَّذِي بِيَدِهِ الْمُلْكُ وَهُوَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ

“Blessed is He in whose hand is dominion, and He is over all things competent” (Surah al Mulk 67:1)

8) He is the Owner of the Unseen:

وَلِلَّـهِ غَيْبُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ وَإِلَيْهِ يُرْجَعُ الْأَمْرُ كُلُّهُ فَاعْبُدْهُ وَتَوَكَّلْ عَلَيْهِ ۚ وَمَا رَبُّكَ بِغَافِلٍ عَمَّا تَعْمَلُونَ

“And to Allah belong the unseen [aspects] of the heavens and the earth and to Him will be returned the matter, all of it, so worship Him and rely upon Him. And your Lord is not unaware of that which you do.” (Surah Huud 11: 123)

9) The Right to Intercession belongs to Allah:

قُل لِّلَّـهِ الشَّفَاعَةُ جَمِيعًا ۖ لَّهُ مُلْكُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ ۖ ثُمَّ إِلَيْهِ تُرْجَعُونَ

“Say, “To Allah belongs [the right to allow] intercession entirely. To Him belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth. Then to Him you will be returned.” (Surah Az Zumar 39: 44)

10) Allah is the Owner of All Treasures:

وَلِلَّـهِ خَزَائِنُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ وَلَـٰكِنَّ الْمُنَافِقِينَ لَا يَفْقَهُونَ

“…And to Allah belongs the depositories of the heavens and the earth, but the hypocrites do not understand.” (Surah al Munafiqoon 63: 7)

11) To Him belongs the Keys of the heavens and the earth:

لَهُ مَقَالِيدُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ ۖ يَبْسُطُ الرِّزْقَ لِمَن يَشَاءُ وَيَقْدِرُ ۚ إِنَّهُ بِكُلِّ شَيْءٍ عَلِيمٌ

“To Him belong the keys of the heavens and the earth. He extends provision for whom He wills and restricts [it to whomsoever He wills]. Indeed He is, of all things, Knowing.” (Surah Ash-Shura 42: 12)

12) Allah is the Owner of the real Army: 

وَلِلَّـهِ جُنُودُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ ۚ وَكَانَ اللَّـهُ عَزِيزًا حَكِيمًا

“And to Allah belong the soldiers of the heavens and the earth. And ever is Allah Exalted in Might and Wise.” (Surah al Fath 48: 7)

13) East and West Belongs to Allah: 

وَلِلَّـهِ الْمَشْرِقُ وَالْمَغْرِبُ

“And to Allah belongs the east and the west….” (Surah al Baqarah 2: 115)

رَبُّ الْمَشْرِقَيْنِ وَرَبُّ الْمَغْرِبَيْنِ

“[He is] Lord of the two sunrises and Lord of the two sunsets.” (Surah Ar Rahman 55: 17)

14) To Him belongs the Best Names and Best Attributes:

وَلِلَّـهِ الْأَسْمَاءُ الْحُسْنَىٰ فَادْعُوهُ بِهَا

“And to Allah belong the best names, so invoke Him by them.” (Surah al A’raaf 7: 180)

وَلِلَّـهِ الْمَثَلُ الْأَعْلَىٰ

“…and for Allah is the highest attribute…” (Surah Al Nahl 16: 60)

15) Sovereignty and Command belongs only to Allah:

a) The privilege to create is His and the privilege to legislate for His creation is also exclusively His:

أَلَا لَهُ الْخَلْقُ وَالْأَمْرُ ۗ تَبَارَكَ اللَّـهُ رَبُّ الْعَالَمِينَ

“….Unquestionably, His is the creation and the command; blessed is Allah, Lord of the worlds….” (Surah Al A’raaf 7: 54)

فَالْحُكْمُ لِلَّـهِ الْعَلِيِّ الْكَبِيرِ

“…So the judgement is with Allah, the Most High, the Grand.” (Surah Ghaafir 40: 12)

وَهُوَ اللَّـهُ لَا إِلَـٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ ۖ لَهُ الْحَمْدُ فِي الْأُولَىٰ وَالْآخِرَةِ ۖ وَلَهُ الْحُكْمُ وَإِلَيْهِ تُرْجَعُونَ

“And His is the [final] decision, and to Him you will be returned.” (Surah al Qasas 28: 70)

بَل لِّلَّـهِ الْأَمْرُ جَمِيعًا

“….to Allah belongs the affair entirely….” (Surah Ar Ra’d 13: 31)

b) His will be the Rule in the Hereafter:

الْأَمْرُ يَوْمَئِذٍ لِّلَّـهِ

“and the command, that Day, is [entirely] with Allah.” (Surah al Infitaar 82:19)

16) Actual Worship and Religion belongs to Allah alone:

أَلَا لِلَّـهِ الدِّينُ الْخَالِصُ

“Unquestionably, for Allah is the pure religion….”  (Surah Az Zumar 39: 3)

Now you understand why the question ‘what belongs to Allah’ is not stupid at all!

After knowing the greatness of Allah, man is left with two options: To believe or to disbelieve.

يَا أَيُّهَا الْإِنسَانُ مَا غَرَّكَ بِرَبِّكَ الْكَرِيمِ

“O mankind, what has deceived you concerning your Lord, the Generous?” (Surah al Infitaar 82: 6)

For man Being Thankful is everything! 

Sal-lal-laahu ‘Ala Muhammad, Sal-lal-laahu ‘Alaihi Wa Sallam.

Thank you, and Jazakallaahu Khayra for reading this post.

January 30, 2015 - Posted by | Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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