ON THE SOME OF THE SECRETS OF THE DIVINE NAME – MALIK (THE SOLE SOVEREIGN KING)

By Shaykh Muhammad Shareef bin Farid

Shaykh Umar ibn Ahmad Zarruk related to me, on the authority of Shaykh Abd’r-Raaziq ibn Uthman ; on the authority of his father, Shaykh Uthman ibn Shaykh Abd’l-Qaadir Dan Tafa, on the authority of his brother Shaykh Muhammad Mu`allah yede bin Dan Tafa, on the authority of his teacher the Knower of Allah Shaykh Muhammad Tukur ibn Muhammad who said in hi Qira al-Ahibba:

ﺍَﺍﻟْﻤَﻠِﻚُ ﻣَﻦْ ﻟَﻪُ ﺍَﻟْﻤُﻠْﻚَ، ﻭَﻫُﻮَ ﺍﻟﺘَّﺼَﺮِّﻑُ ﻓِﻲ ﺍﻟْﻤَﺨْﻠُﻮﻗَﺎﺕِ ﺑِﺎﻟْﻘَﻀَﺎﻱَ ﻭَﺍﻟﺘَّﺪْﺑِﻴْﺮَﺍﺕِ ﺩُﻭْﻥَ ﺇﺣْﺘِﻴَّﺎﺝِ ﻭَﻟَﺎ ﺣَﺠَﺮٍ ﻭَﻟَﺎ ﻣُﺸَﺎﺭِﻛَﺔَ ﻏَﻴْﺮٍ، ﻣَﻊَ ﻭَﺻَﻒِ ﺍﻟْﻌُﻈْﻤَﺔِ ﻭَﺍﻟْﺠَﻠَﺎﻝِ، ﻭَﻫُﻮَ ﺇِﺳْﻢٌ ﺟَﺎﻣِﻊٌ ﻟِﻤَﻌَﺎﻧِﻲ ﺍﻟﺼَّﻔَﺎﺕِ ﺍﻟْﻌَﻠَﻰ ،

The One who is MALIK (the Sole Sovereign King) is the one to whom belongs the kingdom. He is the One who is the sole expenditure in the whole of creation by mean of His judgment and management, without being in need, without difficulty, without being in partnership with another; along with Him being described with the attributes of might and majesty. The Divine Name MALIK is a Divine Name which gathers in itself all the meanings of attributes of exaltedness.

ﺗَﻨْﺒِﻴﻪٌ : ﻣَﻦْ ﻋَﺮَﻑَ ﺇِﻧَّﻪُ ﺍﻟْﻤَﻠِﻚُ ﺍَﻟْﺤَﻖُّ ﺍَﻟْﺤَﻲُّ ﺍَﻟَّﺬِﻱ ﺗَﻨْﺘَﻬِﻲ ﺇِﻟَﻴْﻪِ ﺍﻟْﺂﻣَﺎﻝُ ﺟَﻌَﻞَ ﻫِﻤَّﺘَﻪُ ﻭَﻗْﻔًﺎ ﻋَﻠَﻴْﻪ، ﻓَﻠَﻢْ ﻳَﺘَﻮَﺟَّﻪُ ﻓِﻲ ﻛُﻞِّ ﺃُﻣُﻮﺭِﻩِ ﺇِﻟَّﺎ ﺇِﻟَﻴْﻪِ ﺇِﺳْﺘِﺴْﻠَﺎﻣًﺎ ﻟِﺤِﻜْﻤَﺘِﻪِ ﻭَﺇِﺳْﺘِﻐْﻨَﺎﺀٌ ﺑِﻪِ ﻭَﺇِﻛْﺘِﻔَﺎﺀٌ ﺑِﻪِ ﻋَﻦْ ﻏَﻴْﺮِﻩِ، ﻭَﺍﻟﺘَّﻘَﺮَّﺏُ ﺑِﻪِ ﻋَﻠَﻰ ﻭَﻓْﻖِ ﺫَﻟِﻚَ ،

Note: whoever knows and acknowledges that He, Allah is the Sole Sovereign King, the Absolute Being, the Ever Living to whom all hopes end; he will make his resolve and resolution completely in conformity to Him. He will not direct himself in any of his affairs except to Him, being thoroughly submissive to His wisdom. He will be enriched by Him and suffice in Him above all others. By being in conformity with this is the means by which a person can draw near to Allah.

ﻭَﻣِﻦْ ﺩَﻭَﺍﻡِ ﺍﻟﺬِّﻛْﺮِ ﺇِﻣْﺘِﺜَﺎﻝُ ﺍَﻟْﺄَﻣْﺮِ ﻭَﺍﻟْﺈِﺳْﺘِﺴْﻞَﺍﻡُ ﻟِﻠْﻘَﻬْﺮِ ﻭَﻧِﺴْﻴَﺎﻥُ ﺍَﻟْﻐَﻴْﺮِ ﺑَﻮَﺟْﻬِﻪِ، ﻟَﺎ ﻳَﻌْﺮِﺝُ ﻋَﻠَﻴْﻬِﻢْ ﺃَﺑَﺪًﺍ ،

Among the advantages of being persistent and constant in reciting this Divine Name is:

[1] being obedient to the Divine command;
[2] surrendering to the Divine power;
[3] forgetting otherness by means of His countenance;
[4] and His never turning away from them.

ﻭَﺧَﺎﺻِﻴَﺘُﻪُ ﺻَﻔَﺎﺀُ ﺍﻟْﻘَﻠْﺐِ ﻭَﺣُﺼُﻮﻝُ ﺍﻟْﻐِﻨَﻰ ﻭَﺍﻟْﺈِﻣَﺮَﺓِ ﻭَﻧَﺤْﻮِﻩِ، ﻓَﻤَﻦْ ﻭَﺍﻇِﺐُ ﻋَﻠَﻴْﻪِ ﻭَﻗْﺖَ ﺍﻟﺰَّﻭَﺍﻝِ ﻛُﻞَّ ﻳَﻮْﻡٍ ﻣﺎﺋﺔَ ﻣَﺮَﺓٍ ﺻَﻔَﺎ ﻗَﻠْﺒَﻪُ ﻭَﺯَﺍﻝَ ﻛَﺪْﺭَﻩُ ،

The intrinsic qualities of this Divine Name MALIK, are that it purifies the heart and creates a fortress of wealth and authority and the like. Whoever is persistent in reciting it during the time of midday (az-zawwaal) everyday will have his heart purified and its dinginess and murkiness will be removed.

ﻭَﻣَﻦْ ﻗَﺮَﺃَﻩُ ﺑَﻌْﺪَ ﺍَﻟْﻔَﺠْﺮِ ﻣﺎﺋﺔً ﻭَﺇِﺣْﺪَﻯ ﻭَﻋِﺸْﺮِﻳْﻦَ ﻣَﺮَﺓٍ ﺃَﻏْﻨَﺎﻩُ ﺍﻟﻠﻪُ ﺳُﺒْﺤَﺎﻧَﻪُ ﻭَﺗَﻌَﺎﻟَﻰ ﻣِﻦْ ﻓَﻀْﻠِﻪِ، ﺇِﻣَّﺎ ﺑِﺄَﺳْﺒَﺎﺏٍ ﻭَﺇِﻣَّﺎ ﺑِﺄَﺑْﻮَﺍﺏٍ، ﺃَﻭْ ﺑِﻤَﺎ ﻳَﻔْﺘَﺢُ ﻟَﻪُ ﻣِﻦْ ﻗَﻠْﺒِﻪِ ،

Whoever recites it after fajr prayer one hundred and twenty-one times, Allah subhaanahu wa ta`ala will enrich him from His bounty, either by some secondary factor or by some causative gate; or by what Allah opens for him in his heart.

ﻭَﻓِﻲ ﺍَﻟْﺄَﺭْﺑَﻌِﻴْﻦَ ﺍَﻟْﺈِﺩْﺭِﻳﺴِﻲِّﺓَ : ﻳَﺎ ﺗَﺎﻡُ ﻓَﻠَﺎ ﺗَﺼِﻒُ ﺍَﻟْﺄَﻟْﺴِﻦُ ﻛُﻞَّ ﻛُﻨْﻪِ ﺟَﻠَﺎﻝِ ﻣُﻠْﻜِﻪِ ،

It states in the al-Arba`een al-Idrisiyya: “O Perfect One, tongues cannot truly describe the hidden majesty of Your sovereignty.”

ﻣَﻦْ ﻗَﺮَﺃَﻩُ ﻛُﻞَّ ﻳَﻮْﻡ ﺧَﻤْﺴَﺔَ ﻭَﻋِﺸْﺮِﻳْﻦَ ﻣَﺮَﺓٍ ﺇِﺛْﻨَﻰ ﻋَﺸِﺮَ ﻳَﻮْﻣًﺎ ﻋَﻠَﻰ ﺻَﻔَﺎﺀِ ﺑَﺎﻃِﻦٍ ﻭَﺳَﻠَﺎﻣَﺔِ ﻣِﻦَ ﺍﻟﺸُّﻜُﻮﻙِ ﺃَﺗَﺘﺘَﻪُ ﺍَﻟْﺄَﻋْﻤَﺎﻝُ ﻭَﺗَﺮْﻗَﻰ ﺍﻟْﻤَﻨَﺎﺻِﺐُ ﻭَﺻَﻠَﺢَ ﺃَﻣْﺮَﻩُ ،

Whoever recites it every day twenty-five times for twelve days, with a pure inner core and free of doubt, will be given excellent actions and he will ascend every rank and his affairs will be made right.

ﻭَﻣَﻦْ ﻗَﺮَﺃَﻩُ ﻓِﻲ ﻛُﻞِّ ﻳَﻮْﻡٍ ﺗِﺴْﻌَﺔَ ﻭَﺗِﺴْﻌِﻴْﻦَ ﻣَﺮَﺓٍ ﺭُﺯِﻕَ ﻋِﻠْﻤًﺎ ﻭَﻣَﻌْﺮِﻓَﺔً .

Whoever recites it every day ninety-nine times will be provided with religious knowledge (al-`ilm) and direct knowledge of Allah (al-ma`arifa).

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