The Sublime

Exalted and Glorious

His Throne doth extend over the Heavens and the earth and He feeleth no fatigue in guarding and preserving them, for He is the Most High, the Supreme (in Glory).  (2:255)

We said: “Fear Not! For Thou indeed hast the upper Hand.” (20:68)

They are but vain falsehood: Verily God is He, Most High, Most Great. (22:62)

They will say that which is true and just; and He is the Most High, Most Great.  (34:23)

But such as come to Him as Believers who have worked righteous deeds, for them are ranks exalted.  (20:75)

Saying: “I am your Lord, Most High.” (79:24)

This attribute of Allah means eminence, greatness, supremacy, grandeur and loftiness.  Allah is Sublime and Omnipotent.  He is Superior and above everything in Divinity.

He whose faith is weak and he repeats this name 33 times, his faith will become sound and correct, and he will reach his destination. This name benefits whoever carries it written upon his person and recites it as often as possible.

Al-‘Aliyy is the One of High Rank Whose description does not do Him justice.  He is beyond competitors or opposers. All exalted meanings are established in Him.  So be humble and be meek between the Hands of your Creator.

From: The Meanings of the Names of Our Lord, by Shaykh Muhammad Sa’id al-Jamal ar-Rifa’i Head of the Higher Sufi Council in Jerusalem and the Holy Land Teacher at the Dome of the Rock (al-Aqsa)