At-Tauhid reading continued
To be named “Judge of Judges” and the like
Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) narrated that the Prophet (May the peace and blessing of Allah be upon him) said: “The most perfidious (awful/meanest) name to Allah is (that of) a man calling himself Malik Al-Amlak (the king of kings). In fact, there is no king but Allah”. (Al-Bukhari)
Sufyan said, “Another example is the title of Shahanshah.” In another version: “Allah will be most enraged on the Day of Judgement, and the most wicked (will be a man who has given himself the title of ‘king of kings ‘)” And the word Akhna’ (May Allah be pleased with him) means “lowest, meanest,” (Auda (May Allah be pleased with him)).
Important issues of the Chapter
1) Prohibition of applying the title ‘king of kings’ to anyone.
2) Prohibition of applying any other similar connotation as in the example given by Sufyan (May Allah be pleased with him)
3) Comprehension and understanding of the gravity of the Prophet’s saying despite that one may not intend the ugly or worst meaning of it in his heart.
4) Realization and understanding this account of Allah being Most High and Unapproachable in His Greatness and without any shortcomings (unlike the worldly ‘king’).
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